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Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1


Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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This homely cottage has all the comforts you need to relax and enjoy your time exploring the north east coastline and the fresh sea air. There is a private garden to the front of the property where you can sit and enjoy the sea views.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, hallway, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Garden: There is a private garden.

Parking: There is designated parking 20 metres from the cottage door.

Dogs: Dogs are allowed on the nearby beach all year around.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

Long ago, Northumbria was a land at the very edge of a great empire. And even today, the wind sweeping across the hills still seems to carry the distant sounds of Roman legions marching along Hadrian's Wall. From the wild and natural beauty of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park in the north, magnificent castles and coastline to the east and Hadrian's Wall Country to the west, the scenery is as unspoilt as it was in those far-off times: it will certainly appeal to those wanting to discover high and lonely places and untouched beaches. The National Trust owns a range of historic buildings in the area including Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington, Cragside and the shore- based Souter lighthouse. As if that wasn't enough, there are also historic towns and cities

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place to visit
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  • Shopping at the Metro Centre
  • Newcastle's lively Quayside with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the spectacular Sage music centre
  • The Customs House in South Shields and the Sunderland Empire have great theatre programmes
  • Tyne & Wear
National Trust places to visit
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas Striking Victorian lighthouse above 2 miles of beach, cliff and grasslands with spectacular views
Washington Old Hall
Washington Old Hall Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA
Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall Home of the Hastings family for over 900 years
Holy Jesus Hospital
An extraordinary mix of architecture from over seven centuries of Newcastle upon Tyne's history
Gibside Stunning 18th-century landscape garden
George Stephenson's Birthplace
George Stephenson's Birthplace Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr James
    • February 2017
    • Bromsgrove
    Being able to stay next to a lighthouse was wonderful!

    Being able to stay right next to the lighthouse as well as go inside was wonderful. The old-fashioned cottage which had been kept as it was originally, helped us to compare it to the one we were staying in. The staff were friendly and full of knowledge about Souter Lighthouse and our foster son also enjoyed building his bird box.

  • Mr Kennedy
    • January 2016
    • Wigan
    Made enjoyable...

    Peace and quiet due to location. Cottage well presented, even biscuits and flowers left for our arrival and milk in the fridge, a nice touch. Problems with key access and hot water in kitchen resolved speedily, all staff to be commended.

  • Mrs Walton
    • January 2016
    • Notts
    Made enjoyable...

    Souter Lighthouse is a special place. Watching the stormy sea from the warmth of the cottage, or walking along the cliff top to see the bird life , it is a place which draws us back time after time.

  • Maggie Peat
    • November 2015
    • North Yorkshire
    Fabulous location!

    The cottage was in a fabulous location, beautifully warm, cosy,clean and comfortable. We were treated to a very informative tour around the lighthouse by one of the volunteer guides (Matt? Or Martin ex merchant navy) on Saturday. It was one of the best 'museum' experiences either of us have ever had. We will return to see the bit we missed while the light is being repaired. Great to have an excuse to come back. Great to be able to see what the cottages were like when the lighthouse was working and staffed. It's always good to know the history of the place we are staying.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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