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The Best Lighthouse Cottages Cornwall

It shouldn’t be a surprise, given Cornwall’s coastline that there are lighthouses dotted around the cliffs.  Nine to be exact.  Many of the lighthouses in Cornwall are still working lighthouses, all are automated, but there are also some extremely special Cornish lighthouses – these are the lighthouses to stay at in Cornwall. From mainland Britain’s most southerly point to the western reaches and North Cornwall, there are some glorious lighthouse cottages in Cornwall and we’ve rounded up the best of them.  So come on down for a magical stay.  Most of these lighthouse areas are not open to the public, so you should plan for one of the most unique holidays you’ll have!

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Whether you fancy staying in mainland Britain’s most southerly lighthouse or head to the wear, or even the North Cornish coast, there are some spectacular lighthouse cottages in Cornwall.  You’ll need to access some on foot, but imagine the privacy and the spectacular locations that come with that and with the absolute delight of staying in such a unique location.  Come on in and see the best Cornish lighthouse cottages you can stay in.

Former Lighthouse Keepers Cottage – Lizard Lighthouse

The Lizard Lighthouse cottage is located at the southern tip of Britain and boasts incredible coastal scenery. The fabulous location and the unique flora and fauna here make this cliff-top destination totally special. There are six cottages here, which form part of this working lighthouse complex. 

The lighthouse at the Lizard is still a working lighthouse and while the two white towers here were built in 1751, a lighthouse here was established in 1619!.  Trinity House has managed the lights here since 1771 and the Lizard lighthouse became electrified in 1924.  It has been automated since 1998.  Want to see more?  There’s a video of this cottage and the lighthouse here

This lovely cottage, the Godrevy Lighthouse Cottage, has ground-floor bedrooms that feature a king-size bed, and an en-suite shower room and can accommodate two guests.  The bathroom has a bath and a shower over as well as a well-furnished courtyard garden with comfortable picnic benches and a table. The modern kitchen boasts an oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer and a dryer. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove, television, a DVD player, and panoramic sea views. This is a unique heritage building and there’s also ample parking space here at this Former Lighthouse keeper’s cottage.  Check prices of the Former Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage here.

Former Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage at the Lizard Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • No Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Wood burning stove
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about the Former Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage at the Lizard Lighthouse

  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets are allowed; one dog

The Former Lighthouse keeper’s Cottage is a popular place to stay.  Book your lighthouse cottage holiday now.

If you’re looking for other places to stay on the Lizard, then our guide to the best places to stay on the Lizard is here.

Argus Cottage at Pendeen lighthouse

Argus Cottage is located in the Pendeen Lighthouse Complex near Penzance, Cornwall. This fabulous cottage is based on a very pleasant location on the North Cornwall coast that has a granite headland where you can enjoy dazzling sunsets over the Atlantic. It is a ground-floor accommodation that boasts of a spacious hall, sitting, dining, and a utility room.  There’s more here about Pendeen Lighthouse

There are two cottages here at Pendeen Lighthouse in a stunning location on the North Cornwall Coast within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The South West Coast Path crosses the granite headland and nearby Argus Cottage.  Pendeen lighthouse is two miles from St Just and six miles north of Land’s End.  Pendeen was established as a lighthouse in 1900, receiving electric lights in 1926 and it’s been automated since 1994.

The kitchen of Argus Cottage is fully equipped with a microwave, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer, and a dryer. This lighthouse holiday cottage features a double and a single bedroom, a bathroom with a separate toilet Television and free Wi-Fi. This quirky cottage also has secure on-site parking.  There are great views here at the Pendeen Lighthouse cottages – seals are often spotted on the headland beyond the lighthouse and this is a glorious lighthouse cottage to watch the sunset from.  Check more information about Argus Cottage here.

Argus Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Wood burning stove
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Argus Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

Argus Cottage is an incredible location surrounded by Cornish history and books out quickly, you’ll need to reserve early.

Solebay Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse

Solebay Cottage is a very pleasant holiday home located on the famous granite headland on the North Cornwall coast and boasts stunning and panoramic sea views. This lighthouse cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom and can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. It is a ground-floor accommodation that features a sitting room, dining table, one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, a family bathroom, and a modern kitchen. There is a wood-burning stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer, dryer, and television. There is a well-furnished patio, free ample parking and pets are not allowed.  Check availability of Solebay cottage here.

Solebay Cottage in Pendeen Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Wood burning stove
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Solebay Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed

Are you looking for a fabulous unique place to stay for a quiet break in Cornwall? We highly recommend the Solebay Cottage, and you can read more reviews here.

Sally Port Cottage, St Anthony’s Lighthouse Roseland Peninsula

Sally Port Cottage is located at the fabulous Roseland Peninsula’s furthest point and is part of an operational lighthouse.  This is, I think the most stunning lighthouse cottage in Cornwall.  Just take a look at the photos here.

This unique Cornish lighthouse cottage has no public access and is totally private.  You’ll park your car 300 metres away, and then it’s a steep tarmac path to the cottage.  Sally Port Cottage at St Anthony’s Lighthouse was the location for the children’s TV programme, Fraggle Rock.  There’s more about the lighthouse cottage on the Roseland Peninsula here.

Sally Port Cottage is a ground-floor lighthouse holiday cottage that features a master bedroom, a twin bedroom, a sitting room with a television, dining, and a modern kitchen. This lovely cottage has an en-suite shower room and a bathroom with a separate shower and toilet.  There is a wood-burning stove, an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer, and a dryer.

One special outstanding feature at this Cornwall lighthouse cottage is the observation room that has a large window, comfortable chairs, a table and an electric stove to keep you warm as you enjoy watching the changing weather outside.  This cottage at St Anthony’s lighthouse is ideal for a romantic getaway and you can see more photos of the Sally Port Cottage here.

Sally Port cottage in Roseland Peninsula features

  • Parking is in the National Trust car park
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Wood burning stove
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about the Sally Port cottage in Roseland Peninsula

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets are not allowed

Sally Port Cottage is in an unsurpassed and spectacular location with lovely coastal walks. Check the prices here and book this incredible lighthouse cottage in Roseland.

Pelorus Cottage, Trevose Lighthouse

Pelorus Cottage is one of the four fabulous cottages found at Trevose Lighthouse. It is located on a foreland that is four miles west of Padstow between Constantine and Harlyn Bays.  Trevose Lighthouse was built in 1847 and started using electricity for lights in 1972 and has been automated since 1995.  While the four Trevose Lighthouse Cottages are all rented as holiday cottages the lighthouse site is not open to the public, so you’ll have a private time here.  The cottages here are sheltered under the headland and about 22 metres above the sea.  The cottages at Trevose lighthouse are accessed by a private one-mile-long road.

Trevose Lighthouse is at the centre of the complex and the semi-detached lighthouse cottages surround it.  These cottages share a parking area and on the side of the sea, there’s a walled grass area which is also shared. You can see more about the cottages here.

Pelorus Cottage has two bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen, dining room, and a bathroom with a toilet and shower over the bath. It can accommodate four guests, provides free WiFi, and parking for one car and boasts stunning panoramic sea views.  There is a microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and television.  You can check the availability of Pelorus Cottage here.

Pelorus Cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Pelorus Cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed

Pelorus Cottage is an incredible location to enjoy the Constantine and Harlyn bay sandy beaches. You’ll need to reserve your preferred dates early.

Nimbus Cottage, Trevose Lighthouse

The fabulous Nimbus Cottage is located four miles from Padstow on a cliff between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine bays, it’s one of the semi-detached lighthouse cottages at Trevose Lighthouse. The whole lighthouse cottage is set on one floor and has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath and toilet.  This 2 bedroom lighthouse cottage has a modern kitchen with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer and a dryer. There is also a television, free WiFi, and on-site parking as well as a shared grass garden.  You can see more information about Nimbus Cottage here.

Nimbus Cottage at Trevose Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Nimbus Cottage at Trevose Lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

Nimbus Cottage is in an incredible location and this is a fabulous lighthouse cottage in West Cornwall. You can check availability here.

If you stay at Nimbus, then you’ll want to check out Padstow and our guide to the best things to do in Padstow is here.

Longships Cottage at the Lizard Lighthouse

Longships Cottage is a gloriously unique holiday home, with both ground-floor and first-floor accommodation. The ground floor of this cottage at the Lizard Lighthouse has a kitchen, dining room, living room, and a family bathroom that all have panoramic sea views. The first floor has two well-furnished bedrooms that are great for viewing the stunning sea views from here.  See what they look like.  At this Lizard Lighthouse cottage, there is a microwave, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer, dryer, television, and a telephone with an honesty box.

This cottage is the ideal location for honeymooners.  See more reviews of the Longships Cottage here.

Longships Cottage at the Lizard Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Longships Cottage at the Lizard Lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

Longships Cottage has lovely coastal walks roundabouts. Check the prices of this Lizard Lighthouse holiday cottage here.

Brook Cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse

Brook Cottage is found in the Lighthouse complex at Trevose Head.  This stunning lighthouse cottage shares a large communal grass area and provides accommodation on one level. This ground-floor cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining area, a sitting room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower and toilet.  Brook Lighthouse Cottage has a microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, smart television, free WiFi, onsite parking, and a telephone with an honesty box.  Check the availability of the Brook Cottage here.

Brook Cottage at Trevose Head Lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Brook Cottage at Trevose Head lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

See when Brook Cottage is available here.

Bishop Rock Cottage, Lizard Lighthouse

Bishop Rock Cottage is a two-storey lighthouse cottage located on the Southern tip of the Lizard.  The cottage has glorious coastal scenery and perfect terrain for walks. The ground floor has a sitting room, dining room, family bathroom, and a kitchen. The first floor has two bedrooms with comfortable king-size beds and lovely sea views.  You can see more details here.

Bishop Rock Lighthouse Cottage features an electric oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, television, central heating, and an enclosed courtyard. There is an operations lighthouse with an automatic electric fog signal and ear plugs are provided for comfort during periods of fog and mist(!)  Want more information about the Bishop Rock Cottage?  Here you go.

Bishop Rock Cottage at the Lizard lighthouse features

  • Off-road parking
  • No Broadband Wi-Fi – A telephone with an honesty box is provided
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & a Dryer
  • Garden / Patio

Key information about Bishop Rock Cottage at Lizard Lighthouse

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed

Bishop Rock Cottage gives you the privilege to stay on the most Southerly point of England Reserve your spot early.

Final Words on the Best Lighthouse Cottages Cornwall has to Offer

Choosing a unique place to stay in Cornwall is a sure fire guarantee to a fabulous Cornish holiday and you can’t get much more unique than one of Cornwall’s lighthouse cottages. From the glorious isolation of Sally Port Cottage to mainland Britain’s most southerly point at the Lizard Lighthouse cottages, these are some truly amazing places to stay – what are you waiting for? Book your stay at a Cornish lighthouse cottage today!

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