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Longships

Lizard point lighthouse, near Helston, Cornwall

Excellent! 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Lighthouse highlights

  1. Dazzling scenery
  2. Heritage building
  3. Coastal walks
  1. Cliff top location
  2. Flora and fauna

Lighthouse summary

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

Info:

  • Sleeps 4 guests.
  • Bedroom with 5' king size bed and sea views.
  • Bedroom with twin 3' single beds and sea views.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over.
  • Dazzling scenery.
  • Coastal walks right on the doorstep.
  • One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
  • Due to its location and surroundings, please ensure that children are supervised at all times whilst at this property.
  • Enclosed courtyard.
  • This is an operations lighthouse with an automatic, electric fog signal. During occasional periods of fog and mist, ear plugs are provided for your comfort.
  • Parking for 1 car.
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights.

Lighthouse description

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

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 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.

Notes / rules:

  • Please be aware, this site is open to the public for lighthouse tours.
  • 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 electric cars is not permitted.
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Details

Property type

Lighthouse

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 10:00.

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2

 

Ground floor
Kitchen, family bathroom. Dining room and living room, both with sea views.

First floor
Bedroom with 5' king size bed. Bedroom with twin 3' single beds. Both rooms with sea views.

Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Beach
Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Family
Romantic

Amenities

Dining table & chairs
Fully equipped kitchen
Dishwasher
Microwave oven

Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided

Entertainment

DVD player

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Location

Sea views
Panoramic views

Close to the beach

General

Bath
Child cot
Shower

TV
Pets allowed
Highchair availabele

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Services

Tour guide

Location

Distances

Airport

75 km

Bar

0.4 km

Restaurant

0.4 km

About the area

The lighthouse quarters are ideally situated within the Lizard Peninsular, ideal for places like St. Michael's Mount, St. Ives, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance and The Helford River. Visit the world famous Lands End. Enjoy a trip to the historic St Michael's Mount. For a great family day out visit the Tate St Ives. There are an abundance of small seaside towns with a wealth of tea-shops, cafes, independent shops and restaurants. Visit the English Heritage properties of St Mawes and Pendennis Castles.

Visit the cathedral city of Truro. The seaside town of St Mawes. The bustling town of Falmouth. The port town of St Ives. The picturesque, fishing port of Padstow. The popular town of Newquay, famous for its surfing beaches.

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Lighthouse owner

Emma

Looking forward welcoming you in one of our lighthouses. Feel welcome!

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English

2 Reviews - Longships

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Marc - Scotland

    21 Oct

    Cottage well presented

    The cottage is very well presented with comfortable beds, sitting and dining rooms. However, we can not award 5 stars for 2 reasons. 1. WiFi is impossible to find - even the BT Hub as mentioned by a previous visitor. Also, unless you are able to access O2 there is no mobile phone connection. 2. Beware, the hot water is scaldingly hot and there are no warning notices. To wash hands etc don't turn the tap past halfway until the water has heated through or you could suffer a nasty burn.

    Host reply:

    I am delighted you found Longships to be well presented and comfortable and thank you for leaving your review. We do not advertise WiFi at this cottage because, at the moment, due to the location, there is unfortunately no WiFi available. Again, due to the location, the mobile phone reception is sketchy. Regarding the taps -they are actually mixer taps, so the temperature is adjusted as you use them.

  2. Bert - England

    24 Oct

    Lovely, very spacious, cottage

    Lovely, very spacious, cottage that has been done up to a high standard. A perfect place to spend a couple of days relaxing by the sea, especially with the access straight out onto the SW Coastal Path. The welcome hamper was both very well stocked and completely unexpected (as we had assumed that with Covid-19 changes this wouldn't happen). Arranging key collection was also very easy and non-contact. Good communication throughout. Be aware that there is no WIFI and phone signal is rather limited - both a plus point in our view but may be problematic for others.

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