7 stunning Lighthouses you can holiday in

Argus Cottage, Cornwall

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The cottage in Pendeen, Penzance, boasts dramatic views from its perch on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast path runs through the headland, passing through part of Cornwall’s oldest mining areas.

Pendeen lighthouse lies six miles north of Land’s End and two miles from St Just. It was established in 1900, electrified in 1926 and automated in 1994.

  • Sleeps three
  • Two bedrooms
  • One bathroom
  • Walled patio
  • Onsite parking
  • Two dogs welcome

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West Usk Lighthouse B&B, Wales

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First thing’s first. This lighthouse has a hot tub on the roof. Overlooking the Bristol Channel and near Newport, Gwent, the lighthouse is different in that all the accommodation is within the building, rather than adjacent cottages.

Built in 1821, the B&B features a stone spiral staircase and has just four rooms.

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Old Light Cottage, Bristol Channel

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If you’re looking for somewhere remote, then this is your place. The lighthouse is on Lundy, an island off Devon, in the Bristol Channel.

The cottage is for one person, and has just the single bed. But the surrounding area boasts climbing, diving and some stunning panoramic scenery.

During the winter, you can only get to Lundy via helicopter. In the summer season, the island has it’s own ferry service which departs several times a week.

Book through the Landmark Trust here

Ariel, Wales

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The cottage is one of two in the Nash Point Lighthouse in Marcross, Vale of Glamorgan.

It sits on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and is surrounded by blue flag beaches. Further along is the famous Gower peninsula and Mumbles – which provides great walking opportunities.

  • Sleeps five
  • Three bedrooms
  • One bathroom
  • Garden
  • Dog welcome

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Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B, Sussex

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Built in 1832, and decommissioned in 1902, this stunning lighthouse was actually moved due to land erosion.

Situated on Beachy Head in East Sussex, the B&B boasts 360 degree views of the English Channel, beautiful landscapes and the imposing Seven Sisters.

Guests can choose to stay in the original Lighthouse keeper’s room, or a modern king-size room with en suite facilities.

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Galatea, Yorkshire

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The Whitby Lighthouse is situated close to the North Yorkshire Moors, and is within easy reach of Whitby, Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay. The cottage has stunning sea views, and isn’t far from the eerily beautiful ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey, high on Whitby’s East Cliff.

  • Sleeps five
  • One bathroom
  • One shower room
  • Enclosed garden
  • No pets
  • Parking

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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel, Scotland

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This luxury hotel is in Kirkcolm, Stranraer, and is perfect for anyone wishing to explore rural Scotland.

There are several golf courses within easy reach, and the hotel recommends sea fishing from the rocky shoreline or by boat.

Guests can stay in a suite with a private conservatory or rooms overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Ireland’s coast.

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