Sherrin, Mortehoe, Nr Woolacombe

ID: S41772

  • Bedrooms 3
  • ・ Sleeps 5
  • ・ Pets 2

About this property

In association with Trinity House, we are pleased to present Triton at Bull Point Lighthouse. One of four former lighthouse keeper's cottages at Bull Point Lighthouse site, less than two miles from Woolacombe; and Ilfracombe a little over five miles away, Sherrin is the perfect seaside escape for family and friends, with sea views and coastal walks.

In association with Trinity House, we are pleased to present Sherrin at Bull Point Lighthouse, North Devon.

Since its original construction in 1879, Bull Point Lighthouse has been guiding vessels to safely navigate this dramatic headland. 93 incident free years passed, with the help of the lighthouse keepers who lived here, before the Principle Keeper reported ground movement in 1972, resulting in 15 metres of cliff face falling away into the sea and the partial collapse of the engine and fog station. The replacement lighthouse seen today has been constructed using much of the original equipment, but now automated and controlled remotely from Harwich in Essex, Trinity House's Planning Centre. Bad news for the lighthouse keepers, however very good news for the rest of us, as all four cottages have been refurbished for the comforts of the 21st century explorer; complete with luxurious mattresses, bedding and towels, well-equipped kitchens, and comfy sitting rooms. More recently, despite its remote location, even WiFi has reached the site, although, understandably, not always as reliable as we're used to, especially when a storm's a-brewing!

The sympathetic restoration process has ensured the ambience of the original dwelling remains, with no bells and whistles, but all the creature comforts needed for an authentic headland stay experience. Ear plugs are not required as the fog horn was discontinued in 1988, however pack a pair of binoculars and enjoy watching the many fishing boats braving the Bristol Channel for the day's catch.

The nearby village of Mortehoe is pretty village with good pubs and restaurants, a fish and chip shop, stores and a delicatessen; and very easy to reach on foot from Bull Point. For a larger variety of shops and restaurants, and of course, the Blue Flag sandy beach, walkers can easily reach the popular village of Woolacombe (1.2 miles) via the South West Coast Path in around 30 minutes. Or enjoy the slightly more challenging circular walk from Woolacombe to Putsborough Sands (approx 4 miles), the views are unforgettable and you might spot a few seals! The historic seaside town of Ilfracombe is just under 6 miles away and boasts the largest harbour on the North Devon Coast and is overlooked by Damien Hirst's stunning 66ft tall sculpture of Verity. Ilfracombe also enjoys pretty beaches and local eateries, along with opportunities to visit Lundy Island by boat trip.

Sherrin, the former home of the Principle Keeper, is the largest of the four cottages, being detached and standing separately from the other three, close to the lighthouse building itself. The generous single-storey accommodation includes a dual aspect sitting room with a sea view from one of the windows; a light and spacious dining kitchen, again with a sea view from the dining area. This large kitchen leads into a useful utility room with access out to the viewing deck. There are three bedrooms; one with a king-size bed, a twin room and a single room; the modern family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. Outside, Sherrin sits within its own little area behind the three terraced cottages, with ample parking, a viewing deck, and unenclosed grassed areas.

There are four former lighthouse keeper's cottage at Bull Point Lighthouse, Warden is the smallest (sleeping two guests and welcoming one dog), shown on the left hand side of the row of the three sea-facing cottages (as you face them); with Triton in the middle (sleeping four guests in three bedrooms and welcoming two dogs); and Siren on the right hand side (sleeping five guests in three bedrooms and pet free); Sherrin is the largest, and a detached property located behind these three, close to the lighthouse itself, and also sleeps five guests in three bedrooms, welcoming two dogs.

Additional Information:

This lighthouse does not have a fog signal.

Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge).

Travel cot and highchair available on request.

The perimeter of the site is fully fenced and gated but once outside this area, it is very dangerous for children staying at the holiday cottage. Please ensure children are supervised at all times.

Very limited mobile signal. A telephone with honesty box is provided.

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.

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.

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.

A barbecue is not provided, however guests are welcome to bring their own, subject to adhering to the safety precautions set out in the arrival information.

Sorry, no fireworks, drones or remote controlled flying equipment are permitted.

Sorry, charging of electric cars is not permitted.

Reviews (59)

  • Confirmed Guest

    have stayed here six times- need i say more it is so beautiful BUT must admit it was not as good as usual quite a lot of dishes, mugs and glasses missing it did not matter to us as we were only two but if five stay they may have difficulty.

  • Confirmed Guest

    The holiday was, as in the previous three years, absolutely wonderful, house beautifully clean, weather, twelve days of sunshine but quite a few cleaning items and odds and ends missing which have always been there in the last three years which cost us just under £50.00. never mind it was a PERFECT holiday.

  • Confirmed Guest

    Great location. Beautiful walks.

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