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Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 2


Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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This cosy cottage stands at the seaward end of the Souter Lighthouse. There is a small, enclosed garden to the front where you can enjoy 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: Gas central heating included.

Garden: Enclosed, private garden.

Parking: One allocated parking space beside the Lighthouse Tower.

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
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

  • Hughes
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    Overall comfortable and well-appointed accommodation. Excellent access to coastal paths. Brilliant local bus service, didn't need to use the car locally.

  • Tony Meade
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable..

    Relaxing stay and all volunteers/staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Bentley
    • December 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    Quiet, peaceful location and we loved being right by the sea. The area is great for coastal walks from the door of the cottage,

  • David Naylor
    • October 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    All of the staff at Souter Lighthouse, were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, which made everything a lot easier, especially their enthusiasm about the lighthouse. We also visited, Lindesfarne, Cragside, Gibside and Washington Old Hall, the same was true in all of these houses/parks.

  • Keogh
    • September 2015
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    Made enjoyable..

    We really enjoy the interesting and atmospheric locations of NT cottages.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2015
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    The place to be!

    Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic location with great sea views and great coastal walks for the dogs. Cottage exceeded our expectations, internal photos don't do it justice as kitchen has been updated. National Trust should be very proud of all the staff at this location. Everyone from the lovely caretaker who had left us milk for our first cuppa and even some dog biscuits for our four legged girls. To the staff who work in and around the lighthouse, amazingly warm and friendly, genuinely interested in what they do and making sure you get the most out of your visit. The location speaks for itself, if you want to wake up next to the sea, then Souter Lighthouse is the place to be!

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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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