I’ve hankered to stay in a lighthouse since I was a young girl, my nose buried in countless Famous Five novels. I still can’t think of a more exciting prospect of bedding down for the night, perched on a blustery headland, the rough seas lashing salty spray against the windowpanes.
My childhood wish was finally realised, amid the blowy Atlantic westerly winds on our recent stay in the charming Old Lighthouse Upper on Lundy Island.
And although the salty sea spray didn’t exactly reach our windows, waking every morning to the chatter of bird song, the baahing of contented sheep, and the thundering waves crashing far below, Old Lighthouse – you didn’t disappoint. Rather you’ve hooked me.
If you’re seeking adventure, have a thirst for the outdoors, and love wildlife, I strongly recommend a visit to Lundy. And, if you want it to be a memory that lasts forever, one of those special ingrained warm memories that make you feel fuzzy inside, book one of the Landmark’s exceptional properties, and be one of the few when the boat leaves. You’ll be in paradise.
Old Lighthouse Upper sleeps 5, no dogs allowed, and costs from £267 for a two-night stay. Book well ahead as Lundy is very popular even in Winter. You can book 2-3 years in advance!
You can also camp on Lundy (National Trust members can camp for free!).
Have you been to Lundy? I’d love to hear your stories and which accommodation you stayed in. (I’m longing to try out Tibbets next, the old signal and watch station and the remotest property of the island with no electricity!)