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

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to this iconic and historic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula. Once offering safe passage to voyaging ships, The Signal Station is now the most southerly self-catering home in the land. Sleeping six guests and two dogs, adventure-seeking families can relax as the chic, understated interiors complement the ever-changing horizon and wild romance of the Lizard.

Introduction

Built in 1872 as a beacon of safety for passing vessels, this southernmost luxury home offers a unique 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

Inside the Signal Station, white-washed walls, blues and greys flawlessly blend with the kaleidoscopic horizon, while industrial fittings and salvaged features nod to this unique home’s seafaring past. Offering somewhere cosy for everyone to lay, there are three beautifully uncomplicated double bedrooms on the first floor, all with stunning, sweeping views across the ocean and window seats perfect for a quiet, contemplative morning cup of tea before the brood rise from slumber. On the second floor of the lookout tower is the bunk room, great for little ones.

Outside

Here is a place where barefooted al fresco breakfasts are nothing but 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, sink into the sofas on the roof terrace sipping cocktails 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 £1,925 per week, £1,395 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 second floor bunk room that´s perfect for children, one first floor wet room with bath and open shower, and one ground floor separate WC.
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival 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, wine fridge, 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, local produce, luxury linen and towelsHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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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 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.

New Yard Restaurant, Trelowarren
To Eat

New Yard Restaurant, Trelowarren

The New Yard Restaurant is part of the Trelowarren Estate - worth a visit in its own right. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, but book a head as it gets very busy. The food is fantastic and it´s featured in the Michelin Guide.

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.

Walking
To Do

Walking

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.

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.

Guest Testimonials

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.

Press

Below are a selection of features in which The Signal Station and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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