The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage
Lynton, Devon+ Add to favourites
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This unique building offers a simpler style of accommodation that is ideal for groups of walkers, birdwatchers and anyone who loves remoteness and extraordinary scenery. You may get a chance to see dolphins, porpoise and gannets fishing at high tide from the lighthouse. which is still operating, and was automated in 1994, but you may be relieved to hear that the foghorn is no longer in use.
Our guests have spotted Peregrine Falcons in mid flight, buzzards, stonechat and a host of sea birds as well as deer, sheep and ponies on the moor. Woolacombe beach is one of the best in Devon and is ideal for families and surfing. The beautiful village of Porlock with its weir is just a short and delightful car drive away and Exmoor is a delight to explore.
Enjoy a visit to the Trust’s historic tea-garden and old fishing lodge at Watersmeet, deep in the wooded valley just inland from here. The nearest shops and restaurants are nearby in Lynton and Lynmouth.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- kitchen, dining room, sitting room with electric fire, television room, five bedrooms (2 doubles with 5’ beds, 3 twins), bathroom with separate shower cubicle, table-tennis room.
- Other floor
- Lower Floor: shower room and laundry room.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Garden: There is a walled yard but no garden. It is possible to climb over this wall and be on the open cliff edge. Children must therefore be supervised at all times.
Approach to cottage: The lighthouse is approached via a long narrow metalled road which descends steeply and with hairpin bends. The drive is not recommended for nervous drivers.
We also strongly recommend that visitors arrive before dark.
Parking: There is parking for 4 cars and a sloping path leads to a long flight of granite steps that descend steeply to the cottage.
Please note: There is a walled yard and plenty of space around the cottage but no garden. It is possible to climb over this wall and be on the open cliff edge. Children must therefore be supervised at all times.
The cliff falls immediately below the cottage to the sea and rises steeply behind the building.
Offers: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late Sunday departure time of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Local Suppliers: There are two good Pubs in Countisbury and Brendon, both are just a short car drive away.
- Let starts
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- Dogs allowed
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- Coast nearby
- Single storey
- Remote location
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
Things to see and do nearby
- South West England
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
- North Devon
North Devon with its outstanding coast, glorious moorland, plunging wooded valleys and remote, unchanging rural landscapes inland - has so much to offer the visitor, no matter what type of holiday you are looking for. On the coast you will find miles of sandy beaches at places like Woolacombe and Croyde, and some of the finest surf in Britain (whether you're a beginner or a pro), interspersed by long and lonely stretches of dramatic soaring cliffs and rugged headlands, with the South West Coast Path running all the way along the coast, guaranteeing some exhilarating walking . The beautiful wooded valleys and winding rivers of Exmoor National Park add a softer touch to the landscape around the fringes of the high bare moorland, whilst the lively coastal towns in the area Lynton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford - bring a bit of seaside sparkle. Inland, there are historic market towns and hidden villages in the lovely unspoilt valleys of the Taw and the Torridge.
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place to visit
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- Minehead and West Somerset Steam railway
- Porlock and Porlock Weir
- open top double decker bus links Minehead to Lynmouth through the Exmoor National Park
- South West Coast Path.
- Bird watching
- horse riding
- water sports.
National Trust places to visit
- Dramatic river gorge and ancient woodlands near the rocky North Devon coast
- Heddon Valley
- Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park
- Holnicote Estate
- Varied landscape of moorland, woods, farms and coast, rich in wildlife
- Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
- Intimate and intriguing Regency house, set in extensive estate, and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles
- Dunster Working Watermill
- Fully restored watermill
- Dunster Castle
- Ancient castle with fine interiors and subtropical gardens
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- January 2014
The Bonner family
- December 2013
- December 2013
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.