Burnham High Lighthouse – Holiday

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower

Holiday Rental

Burnham High Lighthouse (c) 2013 Owner’s Collection

Holiday In A Lighthouse Tower

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower.

Photographs Copyright: Elspeth Beard Architect

Whilst Lighthouse Towers may be very rare to buy, there are several exceptionally nice holiday destinations where you can rent the actual lighthouse tower. A particularly fine example is Burnham High Lighthouse in Somerset.

You will need to be fairly fit for the stairs. Or you will be fit after a week here! 

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower. Plan For Guidance. Do Not Scale.

Plan Copyright: Elspeth Beard Architect

In the 1990s Burnham High Lighthouse was deactivated and sold by Trinity House. We understand it was bought by a member of the Rothschild Family. Thereafter around 1996 it changed hands to a new owner.

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower.

Photographs Copyright: Elspeth Beard Architect

Burnham High Lighthouse was designed and built by Joseph Nelson for Trinity House, in the 1830s. The tower was equipped with a paraffin lamp, which shone through a half-gallery under a window. Burnham High Tower was used in conjunction with the Low Lighthouse which is still operating. The latter replaced the original Roundhouse Tower Lighthouse.

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower: Owner’s Narrative & Rental Details

Burnham High Lighthouse stands at 110 feet (33 metres) tall and was the first lighthouse in England to become fully automated.

After painstaking restoration by the current owner, it has now been converted to become Britain’s first self-contained holiday lighthouse tower for rent. Set inside an eight-storey lighthouse tower. You, your friends and family now have the chance to live like a Lighthouse Keeper.

There are some photographs of the exquisite and thoughtful renovation of Burnham High Lighthouse Tower on the consulting architect’s website: click here.



To be put in touch with the owner of Burnham High Lighthouse Tower, please TEXT your email address and type the word “BURNHAM” to this website via our old trusty mobile: 0793 557 2803.


Location and/or old fashioned Royal Mail…

Burnham High Lighthouse
Berrow Road


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There is another lighthouse in the vicinity…

Burnham Low Lighthouse – NOT For Sale NOR For Rent

Photograph Copyright 2013 Steve Fareham

Burnham is known for it’s beach and mudflats. Please BE CAUTIOUS about the sea-sand areas. OBSERVE THE WARNING signs on the beaches. Not just for soft sinking sand hazards, but this area has one of the highest tidal ranges in the United Kingdom.