North Foreland Lighthouse lies on the chalk headland above the charming and unspoilt seaside town of Broadstairs at the far eastern tip of Kent. The earliest reference to a light on North Foreland was given in a deed dated 1499 and at that time it was almost certain that the beacon was used to warn of attack or piracy rather than as an aid to navigation. We have 2 self catering former lighthouse keepers holiday cottages to offer our guests at North Foreland Lighthouse in Kent. Lodesman and Khina are very child friendly surrounded by spacious lawned grounds and set well away from cliffs.
The holiday cottages have shared use of a very large 1-acre lawned garden and patio with ample space to sit out. Places to visit include Joss Bay which has an excellent sandy beach, only 3 minute's walk away. The nearest pub, The Digby Inn, is a 10-minute stroll and serves good food. For golfing enthusiasts, The North Foreland Golf Club is very close by.
Broadstairs in Kent has good sandy beaches and an attractive old town which has literary associations with Charles Dickens. Bleak House in the town is where Dickens lived while he was writing David Copperfield. The town holds a Dickens festival in June each year and a popular Folk Music Week in August. The lighthouse does not have a fog signal.
Access roads to some of the lighthouse sites 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.
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.
Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
The accommodation is on the ground and first floors
This cottage is within easy reach of a beach
Shared use of a very large 1-acre lawned garden and patio.
Please note that this property does not permit the use of barbecues, open fires or fireworks of any kind in or around the property.
Please note that towels are not to be removed from the property.
Ground floor: Entrance hall, kitchen, sitting room, dining room, bathroom with shower over bath.
Stairs to first floor: Two queen-size bedrooms with 5' beds.
Gas central heating, gas effect fire. Microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer. TV, DVD and CD player. Payphone. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available.