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Unforgettable Lighthouse Holidays

Lighthouse Keepers Cottages

Often overlooked, lighthouse stays are some of the most unique holidays the British Isles have to offer. At Rural Retreats we have 32 of the UK’s finest lighthouse keeper’s cottages, located on some of the UK’s most stunning coastlines, from Whitby to the West Country.

If you have yet to stay in a lighthouse, you should prepare yourself for something truly special. Located far from the madding crowd, they are the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Relax and spend some quality time in beautifully appointed surroundings without missing out on any of the local attractions or activities on offer.

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Fully equipped Lighthouse accommodation

Each sleeping between two and eight people, our self-catering lighthouse holiday cottages all have bright modern interiors and are fitted with luxury bathrooms, kitchens and dining rooms. If you want to enjoy your lighthouse stay with the whole family, that’s great! Many of our lighthouses welcome children and pets and all have beautiful outdoor areas so that everyone has enough space to play in.

Functioning lighthouses steeped in history

The history of lighthouse keeping in the UK stretches back for more than a thousand years, right back to Romans and their need to protect their shipping. Don’t worry, you won’t be staying on the set of Time Team but many of our lighthouses are still fully functional, and are steeped in a rich heritage you can learn about and indulge in during your lighthouse stay. Take a guided tour, find out how they work, what they service and how long they’ve been and discover a piece of history that has helped to shape the British Isles.

A holiday cottage like no other

If history isn’t your thing then there’s still so much on offer with a lighthouse holiday. Bask in some of the most epic shorelines the UK has to offer from the best vantage point for miles around while staying in wonderfully appointed accommodation with everything you need to spend an unforgettable holiday with your nearest and dearest.

Lighthouse holiday reviews

"Staying at a lighthouse has been a dream come true. Surrounded by beautiful Cornish nature with lots of sights nearby. The cottage itself was so nicely refurbished and perfectly clean, and the welcoming basket outstanding." - Brook Cottage

"The Lighthouse cottage is a fabulous location - did not disappoint at all for that 'different' cottage location. Breathtaking views and peace and quiet." - Galatea

"The location is stunning, wild, rugged, raw, exposed and perfect for walking as much or as little as you like, great vantage points to spot many sea birds and also swimming seals. The property itself is lovely: Warm, cosy, very clean. We were very comfortable there, & we self-catered with ease." – Argus Cottage

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