Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The exterior of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The garden at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The sitting room at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The kitchen at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The double bedroom at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The twin bedroom at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
The bathroom at Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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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 1

As 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.
 

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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* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Entrance porch, hallway, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bathroom with shower over bath.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and one twin).

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: There is a garden enclosed by low walls and fences 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.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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