The Lighthouse Keepers' CottageLynton, Devon
- 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' CottageA 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.
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 available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
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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.
Lower Floor: shower room, laundry room with WC 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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