Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 2

Whitburn, Sunderland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 017003

About Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 2

A cliff-top cottage perching in the shadows of the iconic red and white Souter Lighthouse.

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 2 is a cosy seafront house at end of the iconic red and white, Souter Lighthouse. It was built in 1871 to ward ships from the dangerous rocks at Whitburn Steel, and this two-bedroom cottage would have housed the former keeper and his family. This peaceful property boasts stunning sea views and  enclosed garden.

From your base at Souter, head north to The Leas, a two and a half miles stretch of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshore and coastal grassland to explore.

Further afield, why not explore one of our nearby properties? Washington Old Hall is a 12 mile drive, Gibside 23 miles, and Cragside 40 miles from the cottage. 

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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


Not accessible

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  • 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: Enclosed, private garden.

Parking: One allocated parking space 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.

Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the nearby beach all year around.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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