Cliff top living in a character cottage next to a real life working lighthouse, Bishops Rock has everything you need, including earplugs
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
Bishops Rock is listed in affiliation with Rural Retreats.
Brought to you in association with Trinity House, the Lizard Lighthouse is located on the Southern-most tip of mainland Britain. Whilst the lighthouse is not for sleeping in, the six adjacent cottages offer stunning holiday accommodation in a truly magnificent location. Bishop Rock is a two bedroom, one bathroom holiday cottage with uninterrupted views of the sea.
The cottage interior is modern and stylish and incredibly comfortable. The perfect place from which to watch the waves crash against the rocks, the working lighthouse next door will make it’s presence felt with the occasional blast from it’s distinctive and 3 mile fog signal if conditions are misty, but don’t worry about the noise - ear plugs are provided for your comfort.
The kitchen is large and fully fitted with a cooker and hob, microwave and fridge freezer, whilst the traditional wooden cabinets blend well with the dark tiled flooring to give a contemporary yet cosy feel. There is also a dining table in the kitchen, which is just perfect for enjoying a home cooked meal during your stay.
The living room is bright and airy, with deep comfortable sofas that are made for relaxing after a busy day exploring in the salty sea air. With leather sofas, a fireplace and a TV you can gather round and relax, or simply peer out of the window to capture the stunning views all around you.
The master bedroom offers cool cotton linens, wooden floors and solid oak furnishings throughout. With nautical themed touches, this bedroom will help you to feel at one with the sea, both day and night.
The second twin bedroom is furnished to the same high standards as the master, and comes complete with two good sized single beds and more stunning views outside the windows.
The bathroom is modern and well designed and has a bath with built in overhead shower, a toilet and a hand basin. Soft towels and contemporary styling will help you to relax in a hot bath after a chilly day at sea.
Outside the property there is an enclosed courtyard garden, where you can enjoy a glass of something cool as you listen to the gulls up ahead and the waves out at sea. Rare and beautiful flora and fauna also help to make this cliff top location particularly special.
The nearby Lizard Village provides shops, restaurants and a friendly pub, and is 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.
The site is also open to the public for lighthouse tours, so why not pop in and see your nearest neighbour up close. The Lizard Peninsular is one of the most popular destinations in the area, and is perfect for visiting places like St. Michael's Mount, St. Ives and Mousehole.
However you spend your time at Bishops Rock, you will undoubtedly relish the unusual and magnificent location you have chosen as your base.
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