Holiday Rental, North Devon
Bull Point Lighthouse, Near Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 7EL
Copyright: Lewis Clarke
This North Devon lighthouse on the southern parts of Britain is a genuinely beautiful place. Located just outside Mortehoe, the former lighthouse keepers’ accommodation has been transformed into four self catering cottages – Warden, Siren, Triton, and Sherrin.
Nearby is Woolacombe and a beautiful blue flag sandy beach. Just a few minutes drive from Bull Point.
The original lighthouse was constructed in 1879 after a group of local “clergy, ship-owners, merchants and landowners” appealed to the commissioners at Trinity Lighthouse Board. Thereafter in 1919 a foghorn was added. The lighthouse lantern was converted to electricity in 1960.
Bull Point Lighthouse (c) Richard Croft
In September 1972 the headland on which the lighthouse stood subsided making the structure dangerous. Trinity House used an old light tower from elsewhere for two years whilst a new structure was rebuilt further inland. This was completed in 1974 at a cost of around £71,000.
The new Bull Point Lighthouse Tower stands around 11 metres high and has a light intensity of 800,000 candelas with a range of approximately 24 nautical miles – depending on weather, fog, etc. The foghorn was turned off permanently in 1988 given advances in global positioning ship navigational systems.
Bull Point Lighthouse (c) Philip Halling
The lighthouse was automated in 1995, and once the keepers had retired, the houses became empty, and can now be accessed by members of the public for holidays looking to enjoy self-catering holidays
Technical Details: Year first constructed 1879. Year first lit 1974. Automated 1975. Foundation 1879. Height 11 m (36 ft). Focal height 54 m (177 ft). Current Lens Small 6 Panel 3rd Order Catadioptric Optic Intensity 89,900 Candela Range 24 nmi (44 km).
Bull Point Lighthouse (c) Anthony Parkes
Holiday Prices – Quoted From £351 [not sure how many nights that is for]
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Bull Point Lighthouse, Near Mortehoe, Woolacombe (c) Nil Fanion