Bishop Rock, Lizard Lighthouse, The Lizard, near Helston

ID: S69986

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets No

About this property

In association with Trinity House, we are pleased to present Lizard Lighthouse. Located on the Southern-most tip of mainland Britain, the six adjacent cottages of Lizard Lighthouse present guests with dazzling scenery and coastal walks right on the doorstep. Rare and beautiful flora and fauna make this cliff top location particularly special.

Lizard Lighthouse is a fully working lighthouse, first established in 1619. The distinctive two white towers that it is known for today were built in 1751 by private entrepreneur Thomas Fonnereau, and first lit on 22 August of that year. Trinity House gained control of the lights in 1771 and continues to look after its operation to this day. It became electrified in 1924 and then fully automated in 1998. It has a 26 mile light range and an automatic 3 mile fog signal if conditions are misty.

The nearby Lizard Village provides shops, restaurants and a friendly pub only a short ¼ mile distance away.

Additional Information:

This is an operational lighthouse with an automatic, electric fog signal. During occasional periods of fog and mist, ear plugs are provided for your comfort.

Sorry, no pets.

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Please note, WiFi is not available at this property and there is very limited mobile signal. A telephone with honesty box is provided.

Guests should be aware that the lighthouses and equipment need regular and sometimes emergency maintenance. Therefore visits by maintenance staff may occur at any time during the year. However, staff will do their best to ensure guest privacy at all times.

Access roads to the lighthouse site are narrow with limited passing places and, dependent on the season and site, there is the possibility of overhanging vegetation due to cutting restrictions during bird breeding seasons or other environmental reasons.

Guests are reminded they are renting a heritage building, therefore certain features such as steps, stairs and floor levels may not comply with that of a modern building. As such, we would advise guests to acquaint themselves with the premises on arrival and exercise caution accordingly.

Sorry, no barbecues, fireworks, drones or remote controlled flying equipment permitted.

Due to its location and surroundings, please ensure that children are supervised at all times whilst at this property.

Sorry, charging of an electric car is not permitted.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kynance Cove
  • Cadgwith Cove
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall
  • Pendennis Castle

Reviews (29)

  • Confirmed Guest

    Great Location, clean property. Had a problem with the boiler but it was sorted out quickly.

  • Confirmed Guest

    Beautiful cottage as always but we were disappointed in the welcome basket. We have stayed at your cottages many times but this is the first time the welcome pack has had so little in it. There is normally always bread, cake, wine, eggs, cheese, etc so we didnt come prepared and had to go out to buy bread etc for breakfast which we weren't expecting to have to do. Mrs Anslow

  • Confirmed Guest

    Warm, cosy and comfortable cottage in a unique location. Incredible views, whatever the weather, and ideal base to explore the beautiful Lizard peninsula. The only disappointment was the lack of Welcome Hamper, a real USP for Rural Retreats, now reduced to a Welcome Pack I'm afraid.

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