The panoramic views from this property are stunning and fill visitors with pure delight and admiration. This magnificent house, in its breathtaking location, is a proud example of Ireland's maritime heritage.
Guests can enjoy spectacular views over Belfast Lough from the Lightkeepers' Houses. A popular coastal path leads along in front of the lightouse to the Victorian town of Whitehead. Lying 20 miles north of Belfast, Whitehead is only a 40 minute train journey away from city centre shopping and many historical tours.
Please Note: the triple room contains 1 double bed and 1 single bed. Also, this property is cliff-facing, so children must be supervised.
1 double bedroom
1 double and single bedroom
Separate shower room
Iron & ironing board
Travel cot on request
Please note: this property is cliff facing. Children must be supervised.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BLACKHEAD 1 LIGHTKEEPER'S HOUSE
Can I bring a dog?
No. As Blackhead Lightkeepers’ House 1 and 2 are adjacent to one another, they are not suitable for dogs as not all guests are comfortable around animals.
Is linen supplied?
Yes – all beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.
Is there an open fire?
Yes. There is an open fire in the sitting room.
Do I need a car to get here?
It would be preferable to have a car otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc as the house is situated at the end of a long laneway.
How do I get the keys?
When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.
Can I arrive early?
Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.
What is the latest departure time?
10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.
How far to the nearest town?
About 10 mins drive back to the town of Whitehead.
Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?
We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.
Is it suitable for children?
This property is surrounded by a low wall but due to its cliff top location, it would be advisable to supervise young children.
Is it suitable for older people?
Yes. There is a shower room on the ground floor but the bedrooms are upstairs.
Does it have facilities for disabled people?
The ground floor shower room is suitable for the assisted disabled.
Is it suitable for a wheelchair?
Is there central heating?
There is oil central heating with radiators throughout the house.
Is the cooker electric or gas?
There is an electric cooker.
Is there a shower?
Yes - there is a separate walk in shower in the shower room.
How many bathrooms?
Do you supply towels and bed linen?
Yes. The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.
Can I get to the house by public transport?
Yes. You would get a train or bus to Belfast and then a local train to Whitehead.
A taxi could take you onwards from there to the Lighthouse. However, you would need a car to get to local shops, etc.
Where is the nearest train station?
What type of heating is in the house?
Oil central heating.
Can I book for just one night?
What is your minimum booking period?
Our minimum booking period is 3 nights midweek and 2 nights for the weekend.
Is there a garden at the house?
Yes, there is a lawned area.
Is there outdoor furniture.
Yes, a table and chairs are provided.
How many cars can I bring to the house?
Is there parking on site?
Yes, there is onsite parking for 2 cars at the back of the house.
Is there a tv?
No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.
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