Skip to content

Lighthouse holiday cottages

For generations, the UK's network of lighthouses have protected ships from the devastating rocks that pepper the country’s coastline. Now, some of these beautiful, iconic buildings have been transformed into unique holiday cottages.

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton | © National Trust / John Miller

Enjoy a sea view like no other from one of our lighthouses and wake up to the sound of the waves. Experience life as it was for the nation’s dedicated lighthouse keepers, but with the home comforts you'd expect on holiday.

Our lighthouse holiday homes are located all over the country, from the turbulent North Sea to the English Channel, but they all have one thing in common - breathtaking scenery.

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon

Foreland Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage 

This large, unique holiday cottage is perfect for groups looking for a remote break. The cottage is perched on the edge of a cliff looking out to sea where if you're lucky you can spot dolphins, porpoise and gannets in the bay below. If all that wildlife watching is too much, then relax by cooking up a storm in the modern kitchen (and enjoy the cosy feeling if there's a real one brewing outside). Sleeps 10.

The exterior of Lighthouse Cottages 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Tyne & Wear 

Enjoy stunning sea views from this cosy holiday cottage, perfect for a seaside break with wow factor. If the weather is nice, why not treat yourself to breakfast in the garden, before heading out to explore the dramatic North East coast? You can also pay a quick visit to Souter Lighthouse next door, the first in the world that was purpose-built to use electricity. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 2 

Located at the seaward end of the Souter Lighthouse, Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 2 is one of a pair of cosy holiday homes on the site. You’ll be blown away by the incredible sea views that surround this pretty whitewashed holiday cottage, and the bird life and walks nearby are pretty special too. Sleeps 4.

The first double bedroom at The Slipway, Croyde, Devon

Book your holiday

Go on holiday to one of the places in our care for a trip filled with memories, while helping us look after these places well into the future.