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Staying In or By a Lighthouse

Many light keepers cottages and other auxiliary buildings have been converted to holiday accommodation and are available to rent. They can be the ideal location for a break even if lighthouses are not a real interest to you, you get sea air, great views and more.

You may however just want to check the situation on the 'fog horn' on the location of interest, and if you sleep walk or have small children then consider the safely of the site. You should also check how far you have to walk, you have to carry luggage, shopping and if going in and out this can turn from pleasure into a task to overcome.

The locations we have identified so far are listed below, they are in alphabetical order by country or area, using the same groupings as our other listings. Below this are links to some organisations that rent them out, and you may want to check these as they may have others we have not so far listed.

If you know of others or discover any errors in this listing then please let us know.

England and Wales

Lighthouse Location Link
Anvil Point Lighthouse  Dorset Rowena Cottage on Rural Retreats
Belle Tout Lighthouse  Sussex Belle Tout B&B 
Bull Point Lighthouse Devon Keepers cottage available now as holiday rental Rural Retreats
Burnham-on-Sea High Lighthouse   Somerset www.lighthouseholiday.com
Cromer Lighthouse  Norfolk holiday/overnight accommodations
Lundy Island (Old Light) Devon Landmark Trust   Light Cottage Old Light Lower  Old Light Upper
Lynmouth Forelands Lighthouse Devon keeper's house holiday rental
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse Norfolk Own - Holiday Let
Pendeen Lighthouse Cornwall 3 keepers cottages available as holiday rental via Rural Retreats
Point Lynas Lighthouse Anglesey East Keepers Cottage   West Keepers Cottage
Souter Point Lighthouse   Durham Info on self catering accommodation at the lighthouse
South Foreland Lighthouses Kent Self catering accommodation at the lighthouse
St Ann's Head Lighthouse Pembrokeshire Old Lighthouse Holiday Let
St Anthony's Lighthouse Cornwall Sally Port Cottage at Rural Retreats
Start Point Lighthouse   Devon Rural Retreats Holiday Accommodation

Trevose Head Lighthouse

Cornwall Rural Retreats
The West Usk Lighthouse Monmouthshire West Usk Lighthouse
Llandudno Lighthouse Caernarfonshire Lighthouse Llandudno Hotel

Photo by Christopher Ware

Lynmouth Forelands Lighthouse


Lighthouse Location Link
Bressay Lighthouse Shetland Isles Lighthouse Holidays
Buchan Ness Lighthouse Aberdeenshire Buchanness Lighthouse Holidays
Cantick Head Lighthouse   Orkney Isles Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages
Corran Lighthouse Argyllshire Lighthouse Lodge
Corsewall Lighthouse Wigtownshire Lighthousehotel.co.uk
Covesea Skerries Lighthouse Morayshire National Trust for Scotland Holidays
Esha Ness Lighthouse   Shetland www.lighthouse-holidays.com
Killantringan Lighthouse Wigtownshire Killantringan Self Catering Accommodation
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Wigtownshire Mull of Galloway Trust
Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse Argyllshire Kintyre Cottages
Rubh Re/Rua Reidh Lighthouse Inverness-shire Rua Reidh Lighthouse Holidays
Rudh An Duin Lighthouse Argyllshire Lochindaal House 
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Shetland Isles www.lighthouse-holidays.com

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel          Aerial Photo Marinas.com


Lighthouse Location Link
Blackhead Antrim Lighthouse Antrim, Northern Ireland Irish Landmark Trust
Galley Head Lighthouse Co. Cork, Ireland Irish Landmark Trust 
Loophead Lighthouse Co. Clare, Ireland Irish Landmark Trust
Wicklow Head Lighthouse Co. Wicklow, Ireland Irish Landmark Trust

Photo by Wilson Adams

Blackhead Antrim Lighthouse

Organisations that have lighthouse accommodation available for holiday lets include;

Rural Retreats have a number of lighthouses within their Lighthouse section for holiday lets.

National Trust Holiday Cottages they have a find a cottage search, but also some special search headings such as Coastal holiday cottages. If you know the property or location you want to visit then you can be specific about this.

National Trust for Scotland Holiday Accommodation   - have a Lighthouse section

The Landmark Trust have some but there is no easy way to find them, you need to select it by name from their list.

The Irish Landmark Trust


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