This detached cottage has accommodation for six guests. Perched on the cliff edge it enjoys breath-taking views across Start Bay. This unique accommodation includes a decked patio area overlooking the cliffs.
In association with Trinity House, we are pleased to present Beacon Cottage at Start Point Lighthouse.
Beacon Cottage, sleeping six guests is one of two holiday cottages, perched on the cliff edge and available at the lighthouse. A location that offers a simply breath-taking panorama of sea views to the south and west and across Start Bay to the east.
The lighthouse lies on a dramatic headland above Start Bay in the South Hams, between Dartmouth and Salcombe and was built in 1863, electrified in 1959 and automated in 1993. Start Point lies 4 miles from the main road via narrow country lanes. The final stretch is a half-mile private, walled, tarmac drive which runs along the side of the headland. The drive is shared with walkers, forming part of the South West Coast Path. Guests can use the path to enjoy breath-taking cliff top walks in both directions. For sandy beaches, East Portlemouth, Slapton and Blackpool Sands are within a 20-minute drive of the lighthouse.
Also, on this site is Landward Cottage, sleeping five guests.
Guests should note that, as well as walkers passing by the cottage on the coastal path, the lighthouse is open (subject to availability) to visitors from 10am-5pm Easter to October. If you would like to view the lighthouse, click here or telephone 01803 771802.
This is an operational lighthouse with an automatic electronic fog signal. During occasional periods of fog and mist, ear plugs are provided for your comfort!
Infants under one year of age are welcome, however, for safety reasons, children must be over 11 years old.
Travel cot and highchair available on request. No stairgate provided.
Sorry, no pets.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, no barbecues, fireworks, drones or remote controlled flying equipment permitted.
Sorry, the charging of an electric car is not permitted.
Given the remote locations of our cottages the Wi-Fi speed and availability cannot be guaranteed at this site The service offered is for light browsing and occasional use, services such as streaming and gaming may not be possible owing to the speeds obtainable.
A wonderful cottage in a superb position - only a few gripes (but still much closer to 5 stars than 4): - kitchen supplies (glasses, plates, bowls etc.) still suboptimal and oven not easy to use, at least at the early stages when it took. a while to operate as wished. - initial loo roll supply still a bit of a challenge since only limited proximity to nearby shops and we did not wish to use the car more than absolutely necessary. - insufficient availability of ear plugs when foghorn sounded (quite active during our stay) but foghorn not as bad as originally feared. This was our third stay in 3 years and the kitchen equipment supply has improved over that time but the shape, size and limited quantities of plates, glasses and utensils did mean that we had to use the dishwasher more often than we normally would.
We had a great experience with Rural Retreats. We had a power problem at the cottage (a National Power problem) and Rural were straight onto it. Would totally recommend and will certainly be using them again.
This is a fair mark We were unable to reach Housekeeper due to incorrect details shown on information chart within the Property, we also got the impression not too keen to communicate following my call to Rural Retreat concerning flooding outside property, technically we were aware of why it was happening. During the night there was quite a lot of noise coming from the (Bio Bubble SBR equipment which is attached to the Light House and property opposite (need double glazing) The wind noise is natural and quite acceptable, bearing in mind we have been to this property previously. South Hams need to keep cutting Hedges in the area!
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