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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 and one parking space is allocated beside the Lighthouse Tower.

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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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • 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
Holy Jesus Hospital
An extraordinary mix of architecture from over seven centuries of Newcastle upon Tyne's history
Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall Home of the Hastings family for over 900 years
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

  • Kennedy
    • January 2016
    • ....
    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.

  • Walton
    • January 2016
    • ....
    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
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    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.

  • G Mitchelson
    • October 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    We have always enjoyed our holidays in the National Trust cottages where we have stayed, before & after we became members. We enjoy staying at Souter because our families live in County Durham & Northumberland & have visited the area all of our lives. The North is lovely & has some beautiful places also properties to visit.

  • Brian Calverley
    • October 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    The venue and location were beautiful. The cottage was clean and inviting. And we received complimentary milk and biscuits with a welcome card that was a lovely touch.

  • Barry Cossins
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Great accommodation

    Great accommodation and very nice to find we had had been left tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh milk on arrival. Location was great but near some good facilities and lovely walks. It was excellent to be given a private tour of the property on our last day as we had not been present on the site during normal opening hours.

  • Victoria Stacey
    • April 2015
    • Surrey
    Clean and comfortable cottage

    The cottage was, as always, clean and comfortable with the usual helpful pint of milk and tea tray. This was the first place we went with our daughter for our annual holiday when she was 2.5. She is now 5.5! She loves it and always says she wants to go back.

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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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