Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1Whitburn, Sunderland
At a glance details
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 2
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 017004
About Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1As part of the lighthouse, you’ll be a stone’s throw from the Sunderland coast.
This white-washed cottage stands at the landward end of the Souter Lighthouse, built in 1871 to ward ships from the dangerous rocks at Whitburn Steel. The lighthouse keeper and his family would have lived in this sea-view cottage which, after a careful restoration, has been transformed into a comfortable two-bedroom holiday home.
Enjoy a cup of tea in the garden and soak up the sweeping views. Stretching north from Souter Lighthouse is The Leas, a two and a half mile expanse of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshores and coastal grassland. Start a 2 mile walk from Souter Lighthouse and end at Rocket Green meadow; home to autumn gentian, bee orchid and dropwort.
Further afield, explore the vibrant city of Newcastle, just a 15 mile drive from the cottage. With its shops, museums, galleries and award-winning restaurants, it’s well worth a visit.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden not available
- BBQ not available
Entrance porch, hallway, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bathroom with shower over bath.
Two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and one twin).
Notes for visitors
Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.
Heating: Night storage heating included.
Garden: There is a private garden and one parking space is allocated beside the Lighthouse Tower.
*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.
Parking: There is designated parking 20 metres from the cottage door.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the nearby beach all year around.