Beacons of Wanderlust: Exploring our Wishlisted Lighthouses for an Unforgettable Stay

By Fabulous • Homes feature

Calling all lighthouse enthusiasts! If you’ve ever fantasised about spending a night as a lighthouse keeper, then get ready to grab your binoculars.

These charming beacons, scattered throughout the UK, provide a magical combination of nautical history and unforgettable coastal getaways.


Staying in a lighthouse or light-keeper cottage on the UK’s enchanting coast offers a magical combination of nautical history and modern comfort, creating an unforgettable opportunity to stay in a part of maritime history.

Perched proudly along rugged cliffs and perilous coastlines, these historic structures have been transformed into unique holiday accommodations that offer more than just a place to rest; they promise an experience brimming with wonder and excitement.

The allure of a lighthouse stay lies not only in its intriguing past but also in the breathtaking views it offers. Imagine gazing out from the tower’s vantage point, with the salty breeze ruffling your hair and panoramic scenes of the sea stretching as far as the eye can see.

Each flicker of the lighthouse beam becomes a reminder of its enduring significance, guiding ships and sailors through the night for generations. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or maybe you and your family simply wish to embrace the unique opportunity of a stay in or near a lighthouse, who could pass on a remarkable, even once in a lifetime stay in one of the UK’s most iconic, coastal structures!

Lighthouse keepers UK holiday cottages

Ahoy, lighthouse lovers! 

From the coastal shores of Norfolk and the Maritimes in Yorkshire, to spectacular seaside destinations like the Lake District, Devon and Cornwall, we are delighted to showcase lighthouses and lighthouse-keeper cottages perfect for your next nautical adventure.

Destinations for stays in our UK lighthouses include:

All these unique places to stay offer you the chance to stay in a lighthouse or light-keepers holiday cottage. So pack your bags, grab those binoculars and get ready for a coastal adventure like no other.

  • Walney, The Lake district • Bedrooms 3
    Keeping The Light

    This home really is one of a kind. Ideal for nature lovers, this cottage stands beside a lighthouse in the heart of the South Walney Nature Reserve at the southern tip of Cumbria.

  • Padstow, Cornwall • Bedrooms 2
    Pelorus Cottage

    Trevose Head Lighthouse lies on a headland between sandy beaches, four miles west of Padstow. Pelorus Cottage is one of four delightful cottages on this private site, sheltered beneath the headland.

  • Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk Coast • Bedrooms 3
    The Norfolk Beacon

    A magical converted 18th-century lighthouse located on the edge of the picturesque village of Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk. A building with a rich history, mentioned in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

  • Truro, South Cornwall • Bedrooms 2
    Sally Port Cottage

    In association with Trinity House, we are pleased to present Sally Port Cottage at St Anthony’s Lighthouse, situated at the furthest point of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.

  • Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall • Bedrooms 2
    Argus House

    In association with Trinity House, Fabulous Cornwall is pleased to present Argus Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse, a unique holiday property in an awesome location.

  • Start Point Lighthouse, South Devon • Bedrooms 3
    Landward Cottage

    Fancy staying right next to a lighthouse above Start Bay in the South Hams, between Dartmouth and Salcombe on the South Devon coast? It’s all about location for Landward Cottage with its awesome, panoramic views.

Maritime legacy: UK Lighthouses and Keepers’ Cottages through time

The history of UK lighthouses and their accompanying light-keepers’ cottages is a captivating tale of maritime heritage and unwavering dedication. Spanning centuries, these iconic structures have been stalwart guardians of sailors, guiding ships safely through treacherous waters.

Dating back to the 17th century, the UK’s lighthouses have witnessed the evolution of navigation technology, from flickering flames to powerful beacons.

These beacons of hope stand as silent witnesses to maritime triumphs and tragedies alike, with the keepers’ cottages serving as humble abodes for those who tirelessly tended to the lights, braving the elements and solitude to ensure the safety of seafarers.

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