Lundy Island Accommodation
For a totally unique experience stay on magical Lundy Island in one of the 23 very special, and very diverse, Landmark properties. Every property is sensitively restored and furnished. There are no televisions, radios or telephones but spectacular views, scenery, walking and wildlife right from the front door.
This is a startlingly beautiful place, nestled like a jewel in the atlantic, three and a half miles long and half a mile wide. Wild and dramatic on the western side, sheltered and gentle on the eastern, the entire island, and the waters all around it, are a haven for an incredible variety of wild flora, fauna and sealife.
Walking, wildlife watching, diving, climbing, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, photography, painting and stargazing are the most popular activities here. It is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all: incredible scenery all around you, nothing between you and the horizon, no cars (except a few service vehicles), no streetlights and just one (well stocked) shop. The lively, 13th Century Marisco Tavern, the hub of island life offers fantastic food, drink and company.
There is every kind of accommodation to suit all parties, even a hostel and camping. And of course the properties can be taken together to suit even larger parties.
- The Castle - started by Henry II in 1244, now converted to 3 properties sleeping 4, 2 and 2.
- Hammers - a fisherman's chalet nestling in a sheltered hillside with spectacular views.
- Castle Cottage - built in 1827 by the post office, now sleeping 2 with a magical view from the living room.
- Tibbetts - the most remote of the accommodations at 1.5 miles from the village, sleeps 4. No electricity.
- Milcombe House - a classical gentleman's residence, sleeping 12 with an enormous and well equipped kitchen
- The Old House - a fine Georgian house, now in two wings sleeping 5 and 2.
- The Old Light - a beautifully proportioned light house, the quarters are now divided to sleep 5 and 4.
- The Old School - a snug, corrugated iron building, sleeping 2, overlooking the Bristol Channel.
- Stoneycroft - a butter-coloured cottage, airy, light and all on one level, sleeping 4.
- Square Cottage - literally square with a pyramid roof and spectacular views, sleeps 3.
- The Radio Room - once housing the wireless transmitter, now sleeps 1 in the heart of the village.
- Government House - sheltered, solid and spacious accommodation with 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5.
- Big and Little St Johns - sleeping 3 and 2 in sheltered, secluded, light filled accommodation.
- Bramble Villas - sleeping 4 each, once the large home of the aptly named Reverend Heaven.
- The Barn Hostel - a former barn and round threshing house now sleeping 14 with incredible views.
- The Quarters - a long, snug wooden building with a maritime feel.
- Camping - Large grassy field sheltered by the western wall with three showers and six toilets.
Getting to Lundy
The MS Oldenberg sails to Lundy from Bideford or Ilfracombe, carrying passengers daily from when the clocks go forward in March until they go back in October. Up to date prices and sailing times can be found on the webiste www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland
You may of course travel to Lundy in your own boat, there is an admission fee to land at the island.