The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The games room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The siting room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The siting room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The television room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The kitchen at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The kitchen at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The kitchen dining room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The hallway at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
View from 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 double bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
One of the twin bedrooms at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The lower floor shower room 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
The bathroom at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
The laundry room at The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
Local views around The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Foreland Point, Lynton, Devon
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 012026

About The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

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

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. 

The 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. 

Note: Some of the rooms at The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage have been reconfigured and updated since the above photographs were taken.  Whilst we are waiting for new photographs, the changes are as follows;

The Games Room: the games room has been relocated to the ground floor and now benefits from doors leading out on to the terrace.  The kitchen is now located where the games room used to be (photograph is current).
The Sitting Room: now a single bedroom with sea views.  The new sitting room is located at the other end of the cottage.
The Television Room: now termed the "Quiet Room".  Features a sofa and large table.  Perfect for playing games or reading.
The Kitchen Dining Room: now a single bedroom.
One of the twin bedrooms is now the Master Double.

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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 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

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

  • Other floor(s)

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

Notes for guests

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

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: The Lighthouse Keepers' 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.

Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am until 5pm daily,for more information call 01598 763556.

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.

Local suppliers: There are two good Pubs in Countisbury and Brendon, both are just a short car drive away.

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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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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 is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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