In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is 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 ¼ 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 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.
Please be aware, this site is open to the public for lighthouse tours. If you are interested in arranging a tour, please click here for further information or call 01326 290202.
This holiday cottage at a glance
- Sleeps six guests.
- Three bedrooms, one double and two twin.
- One family bathroom and an en-suite shower room.
- One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
- 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 two cars.
- Minimum stay of two nights.
- Dazzling scenery.
- Coastal walks right on the doorstep.
- Electric oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.
- TV and DVD player.
- Travel Cot and Highchair available on request
Attractions and amenities
- The property is 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 teashops, cafes, independent shops and restaurants.
- Visit the English Heritage properties of St Mawes and Pendennis Castles.
- 11th November 2018 – A Beacon will be lit for 1 hour at 19:00hrs to mark 100 years of the ‘Battles Over’
For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here