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The Signal Station | Luxury Self-Catering | The Lizard, Cornwall

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic and historic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula. Once offering safe passage to voyaging ships, The Signal Station is the most southerly self-catering home in the land. Here, understated coastal charm perfectly complements the ever-changing horizon.



Built in 1872 as a beacon of safety for passing vessels, this southernmost luxury home offers a unique self-catering coastal retreat on the Lizard Peninsula. Rise with the sun, spread yoga mats on the roof terrace and stretch into the morning before grabbing boots and beach towels ready to stomp the coast path to the turquoise waters of Kynance Cove. The Lizard Peninsula offers endless opportunities to amble between kitsch tearooms, quaint fishing villages and golden beaches, but with views as good as those from The Signal Station, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to leave.


Inside the Signal Station, white-washed walls, soft blues and greys flawlessly blend with the kaleidoscopic horizon, while industrial fittings and salvaged features nod to this unique home’s seafaring past. Spanning three floors, from the light-filled living spaces to the carefully curated bedrooms on the first floor, and the bar with direct roof terrace access at the top of the house, you can be assured of mesmeric views from this immersive property.  With window seats as perfect for a quiet, contemplative morning cup of tea as stormwatching, this is a truly elemental escape. 


Here is a place where barefooted al fresco breakfasts are mandatory, where the stars shine bright and the sea forever whispers, where the enormity of nature awes, envelops and frees in equal measure. Sun-kissed, windswept days can be expected with any stay at The Signal Station, where both storms and postcard-worthy days are as breathtaking as each other. Barbecue overlooking the ocean, or recline on the roof terrace - sipping cocktails created in the crow's nest home bar - and watch silhouetted birds (perhaps a rare chough) soar on thermals as the heavens burn at the close of the day.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £2,250 per week, £1,695 per short break
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 2 or up to 4 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsTwo first floor double bedrooms, one with super king-size bed and one king-size four poster bed, one first floor zip-and-link bedroom (which can be set up as a super king-size double or a twin), one first floor wet room with bath and open shower, and one ground floor separate WC.
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  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available. The property is not suitable for guests with limited accessibility and children should be supervised.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for four cars. The bright, industrial kitchen has a large five-ring induction hob and oven, dishwasher, American-style fridge, coffee machine and washing machine. Due to steep steps inside, and rocks and cliffs outside the property, The Signal Station is not suitable for guests with limited accessibility.
  • Homestay includesCornish welcome hamper including wine and cream tea, yoga mats, Smart TV with iPlayer and Netflix, iPad, WiFi internet, built-in charcoal barbecue, scented candles, bespoke Conscious Skincare travel bags, local produce, luxury linen and towelsHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlyElectric car charging point
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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Each of the light-filled bedrooms is distinctive in look and feel
The most southerly private roof terrace in Cornwall

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The Lizard

Claiming the dramatic title of ´the most southerly point in Great Britain´, this spectacular peninsula is one of Cornwall´s most rugged and unspoilt corners. A definite journey´s end.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The Signal Station is located on the most southerly tip of The Lizard Peninsula on Cornwall's south coast.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train stations are Penzance or Truro, both with regular connections to London and between 45 minutes and an hour from the property.
  • By Air The nearest airport is Newquay, around an hour and 20 minutes away.

From the owner

“It is rare to find a property with 270 degree views of uninterrupted dramatic coastline and a far reaching horizon. Whether stargazing, sunset chasing or storm watching, prepare to fall deeply in love with its charm!”

From the owner

The Signal Station has stood here since 1872, playing an integral part in our maritime history. As a listed building, we could make no changes to the exterior but were able to undergo a full interior refurbishment when we took over a long-term lease in May 2018 from The National Trust.

Whilst we were obviously blown away by the stunning views, the inside needed to be looked at with an open mind as it was previously very uninspiring indeed, feeling cold and unloved. We left no stone un-turned and went about a transformative renovation, bringing it back to its former glory.

'Hygge' is what we have tried to create at the Signal Station. There are no bright spotlights in the ceilings to make rooms feel cold and office like, and instead there are lots of places to sit and relax with cushions and blankets, even window seats to watch the ever changing coastal views.

It's almost hard to imagine its former days as a signal station, where the signal men worked up to 48 hours on a shift, with no electricity or heating for the first 50 years of its operation. This is the first time ever in its history that it's been available to the public to stay in and we feel very privileged to be able to able share this incredible place with you.

The Reader Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in The Lizard with an insider’s perspective.

Flora New Yard, Trelowarren

To Eat

Flora New Yard, Trelowarren

Flora serves delicious, seasonal food grown by them or from their network of small growers, farmers, fisherfolk and foragers.

Fishing Trips

To Do

Fishing Trips

Located in Falmouth marina, excursions on the Anglo Dawn include fishing, wildlife and day trips so you can get out on the water and explore the coastline. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for seabirds, dolphins and even whales too.


To Do


It seems an obvious thing to say; however, you literally step out of the door at The Signal Station and land on the South West Coast Path. Turn in either direction and enjoy the most amazing scenery and rolling seas.

The Seal Sanctuary

To Do

The Seal Sanctuary

The National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is home to lots of injured and poorly seals and seal pups, as well as many other residents too! Located near the beautiful Helford River, it offers a fun day out for sea-lovers of all ages.

Guest Testimonials

What a fantastic time we had! We arrived with golden sunshine, which lasted for most of our stay. We went on hikes along the beautiful coast, swam in the sea, dreamed on the lovely bench just outside and tasted some of the best Cornish food. Thank you so much for the truly wonderful relaxation we had because of the cosy and welcoming house. We surely will keep this warm memory with a smile.

Thank you very much for letting us share your beautiful house which we enjoyed equally in good and bad weather. We will always remember it as the setting of a great family holiday and could not imagine a more suited place to hear the sad news of the passing by of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

What a wonderful place, so beautifully designed with all the things you need for a spoilt stay. We arrived in storms which continued for the duration of our stay with the exception of one morning. But we loved watching the clouds roll in and the waves crashing, while we sipped tea and later bubbles in the warm. We very much hope to return for another winter break.

Stunning location, stylishly furnished house and a truly unique property. Beautifully refurbished whilst maintaining a real sense of its past history. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

We´ve already booked a return stay for next year, we love the place! Counting down the days until we can return and create more special memories at The Signal Station. Thank you, again.

I saw the Signal Station on George Clark´s Remarkable Renovations and loved the quirkiness of it. It fully lived up to the expectation. Thank you for a fantastic stay, we had the best time!

I just wanted to share that we had such a lovely time at The Signal Station. You´ve given it a wonderful atmosphere and made it feel so homely. It felt so peaceful; as if we were completely away from the rest of the world. Just what we needed.

The Signal Station is a lovely property in a beautiful location and very nicely presented. We used a private chef one night who was recommended on your website, he was absolutely fantastic.

This historic house feels very private, yet very comfortable and right on the sea with great sea-views and excellent walking on the South West coastal path, just outside. It is an outstanding property. We went last year, this year and we will be booking again!

Thank you to the owners and to Unique Homestays, we had such a great time. The Signal Station is a great property, we have already booked for next year we love the place!

The house is very tastefully decorated and well-equipped with everything we could have needed for our stay. The location is absolutely fantastic - the house is a very special place and we absolutely loved it. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend it! The views (and sunsets) are absolutely incredible!

The Signal Station is an exceptional property - truly unique! We had a very memorable and enjoyable holiday - beautiful views from every window of the house and stunning secluded coves to walk to straight from the front door onto the coast path. A very helpful and informative house manual gave us great recommendations for local places to eat. Highly recommended!

Many thanks for making the house so beautiful, welcoming, and having created it to such a high standard. We absolutely loved it,and being here at this time of year made it even more dramatic and remarkable. The Signal Station was very comfortable and child friendly. The area is spectacular and we had some amazing walks around Lizard Point. We will definitely be back!

Thank you for a fantastic stay at The Signal Station. We had such a wonderful time and loved the area. We walked the coast path to Kynance Cove, enjoyed boat trips from Falmouth, dined in Porthleven and the children loved The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. There´s nothing quite like waking to the sound of the sea and enjoying breakfast with the most amazing view. Thank you for a memorable week.

The Signal Station is such an iconic building, driving down the lane and reaching the far end of the lizard was just incredible, the views are beautiful and so inspiring – it’s one of a kind and a brilliant base to explore West Cornwall.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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