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Lynton, Devon

Foreland Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton | © National Trust / John Miller
The siting room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The kitchen dining room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon

Foreland Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

A dramatic cliff-edge cottage built behind a lighthouse which still works today.

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The siting room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The kitchen dining room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon
The games room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The television room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the double bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the light, airy twin bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the light, airy twin bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the single bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the single bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon

© National Trust / John Miller

A dramatic cliff-edge cottage built behind a lighthouse which still works today.

At a glance

Guests
10
Bedrooms
6
Number of dogs welcome
0
Reference
012026
Acorn rating

About Foreland Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

Experience the thrill of living on a cliff-edge in this lighthouse cottage. The actual lighthouse is still operating today, minus the loud foghorn however. The cottage is made up of six bedrooms for large groups and has a balcony area for everyone to congregate and watch the birds fly past. 

Foreland Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage is based on the Exmoor Heritage Coast. Pick up the South West Coast Path for hikes to Lynmouth and beyond. Or go inland towards Watersmeet for its wooded valley and quaint tea-garden.

Further afield, Woolacombe Beach can be reached within a 40-minute drive. The swells here make it perfect for surfing. 

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, not available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Sloping path and 58 steeply descending steps to cottage. Cliff edge over wall. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Kitchen and dining room, sitting room, snug, boot room with a walk in shower, six bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins and 2 singles) and bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

Other floors layout

Lower Floor: shower room, laundry room with WC and games room with doors out to a balcony area (without seating)

More information

Heating: Air Source heating included.

Parking: There is parking for 4 cars and a sloping path leads to a long flight of 58 granite steps that descend steeply to the cottage.

Garden: There is a walled yard with a picnic table. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Accessibility: Foreland Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage is approached via a long narrow metalled road which descends steeply and with three hairpin bends. The drive is not recommended for nervous drivers. We also strongly recommend that visitors arrive before dark.

BBQ: Barbecues must NOT be used at this cottage at any time.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

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.

Having a celebration? We're pleased that you would like to use one of our cottages for a celebration. If you're planning to invite more than two day guests, please complete this enquiry form before booking, so that we can ensure the cottage is right for you.

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