Places to stay

Cook with a view at East Cottage © NT/Mike Henton

Cook with a view at East Cottage

Relax and unwind in the main bedroom © NT/Mike Henton

Relax and unwind in the main bedroom

Stay with us at South Foreland Lighthouse

East Cottage, once the quarters for the principal lighthouse keeper, is a delightful example of a lighthouse keeper’s home. Built in 1843 as part of the improvements to the upper lighthouse, it provided a very good standard of living with large rooms and even an inside toilet, very unusual for the time...

History and home

South Foreland Lighthouse is also well known for a long association with the Knott family, who gave the lighthouse five generations of keepers, some of whom lived in East Cottage.

International destination

The cottage has been fully modernised and provides comfortable accommodation with good facilities. Its single most important feature however is the location with both the lounge and kitchen enjoying stunning views directly over the English Channel. The secluded setting, complemented by a private courtyard, is ideal for getting away from the rigours of modern life. Early, unrivalled sunrises over views of the world’s busiest shipping lane add to the uniqueness of a stay at South Foreland. Guests have access to the lighthouse grounds at all times and from the port of Dover just a short distance away you can enjoy a day trip to France.