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The Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse

(Ref. 1097952)

Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Would love to stay again in the summer."

    Loved the home and the location being away from the hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Mar 2024

  • "Such a special place."

    A fabulous mix of old and new seeped in history with magnificent views. We had a wonderful couple of days. Really enjoyed watching the geese (so thoughtful to have binoculars at the property) Saw deer in the garden too. Felt quite privileged to be able to stay in such a wonderful setting. Loved the little touches, like the cupboard door handles in the kitchen and the beautiful blinds at the windows. Son claimed the room with the ladders up to the lantern and loved the little nook up there with the bean bags and books. Very clean and well maintained and the pictures and information throughout depicting the windmills history were fascinating. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in such a magical place.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Feedback is so important for us and others looking to come to this special building, where the holiday is in many ways the building itself. Glad that your son loved the lantern room bean bags and books, that was the result of previous feedback and helps us to get it right for everybody. We look forwards to seeing you again. Doug, Ben and Rod Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2024

  • "The light house was a lot of fun and very well equipped."

    There was no shortage of reading material. As wildlife artists we were particularly interested in Peter Scott, to which there were plenty of references.

    Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for your feedback. Wow, lots there for wildlife artists and it was so influential for the young Peter Scott. After the war the lighthouse had been let go to ruin by the army and the new sea wall had taken away the water from his wildfowl ponds. When his mother was asked what the war had cost him, she said it had cost him his lighthouse. So glad that you enjoyed it and hope it was inspirational for you. Doug, Ben and Rod the goose Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Useful and timely emails ahead of the holiday to help make sure the arrival was smooth and stress free."

    The lighthouse is amazing…..such a quirky and peaceful place to holiday in. The view from the top is amazing! There are invigorating walks along the coast for the days you are feeling more energetic or simply curl up in front of the log burner on one of the leather sofas with a book or the smart tv on the days you want to chill. Perfect escape, far from the maddening crowd!

    Dear Linda, So glad it delivered what you wanted, the lighthouse simply wraps itself around you in a very special landscape. Thank you for your feedback. Doug Hilton Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a fabulous stay in a magical place."

    Our ages ranged from 3 years to 82 years and it accommodated all although not all managed to get to the lantern room, of course! The games room was a big hit with all. It was warm and welcoming and well equipped and comfortable. It was wonderful to be able to enjoy the property surrounding countryside and wildlife. No one wanted to leave and we hope to be able to return.

    Dear Alison, Very sorry to have missed your feedback initially. Thank you for your very lovely feedback for the lighthouse. I’m glad also that the games room was working so well for your family. One never quite knows if we get it right but the lighthouse is such a special building for us, that we just love it when others have such a great experience too. Best regards Doug Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "We love unusual places to stay and what an amazing place the lighthouse is for an Autumn holiday."

    The lighthouse has so much history and has been beautifully maintained. Wrap up and go for walks in the day and then retreat to the games room to play pool in the evening ,fun for all the family! Any question or queries were answered and dealt with immediately .Thankyou so much for sharing this unique building with us.

    Dear Shaun, Sorry for having missed your feedback initially, it is very valuable. We are just so delighted that the lighthouse provided what you and others have been looking for. Best regards Doug Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Nov 2023

  • "I’m not sure where to start…the lighthouse is just magical!"

    We stayed as a family with ages ranging from 5 - 70 with granddad just as excited to climb up to the lamp room as the children. From the minute we arrived we were already planning on when we might return. The sense of adventure in being able to stay in such a beautiful old lighthouse didn’t stop. We enjoyed lovely walks with the dogs from the doorstep, with incredible scenery and and abundance of wildlife including barn owls, rabbits, bats and water fowl. The lighthouse itself is very family friendly with plenty of living space, a lovely log burner in the lounge and a hidden games room. There are stacks of books to borrow and all sorts of board games and other things that the children enjoyed as well. There is also a fabulous outside space and large seating area for Al fresco dining or sundowner G&T’s! The kitchen is modern and has everything you need to cater for your stay. The owner Ben was very helpful and accommodating, giving us recommendations on local pubs etc. It was like stepping in to a Famous Five book, but better. A truly wonderful weekend celebrating a family birthday and we didn’t want to leave. We feel very privileged to have been able to stay at the Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse so thank you again for such a wonderful stay.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. It is lovely to see that what we hoped so much for our visitors to experience is working. It's so difficult to put into words what staying at the lighthouse and experiencing it's personality and history feels like to people that haven't been there we fully understand about it feeling like a Famous Five adventure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place we thought it could do with some sort of mosquito killer some sort ..."

    Lovely place we thought it could do with some sort of mosquito killer some sort of plug in device still an amazing place we will definitely book again many many thanks mrs edwards

    Thank you so much for your feedback and very happy to know you have enjoyed your stay at the lighthouse. We were debating whether to fit one and decided not to because there's normally no problem but a plug in one that can be used anywhere if someone wants to is a great idea and thank you for the suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Highly recommended."

    What an amazing property and location! Our family (3 generations represented) had a fablulous weekend of relaxation, walking along the Nene to the coast, visiting nearby beaches and Sandringham for an event. We love properties that are a little bit different, have some historic and architectural interest, so this was perfect with great views. Comfortable and clean. Plenty of space; breakfast kitchen; dining room; large lounge; games room with pool table, table tennis and table football. Great facilities, including washing machine/ utility area and related items. The grounds were secure and we felt safe. Communication and access were timely and helpful. Sykes: This property could be marketed better on here, with a few more key word categories to aid the search. This is no ordinary 'holiday cottage', it is an iconic and unique property of significant historic value and interest. This would broaden the appeal and audience. I tried looking for other quirky/ unique properties and it is difficult to find this one, or any others.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to have been able to share the lighthouse with you and your family, that we ourselves and everyone it touches love so much. As you say, it is so much more than a normal holiday property and has a personality of it's own. We have a website for the lighthouse at www.lighthouseholidays.uk but Sykes worry about putting third party links on their main website for security purposes. Sykes have been great to work with but we take your point entirely and will have a word with them. Winter months from October to February at the lighthouse are the very best quality wildlife months with wild geese and ducks on migration. We look forward to seeing you all again. Doug Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Best stocked holiday home I've ever stayed in. Very quirky layout. The kids loved going into 'Narnia' (the games room). Great location for walks and bird watching. You can get to the beach in less than an hour. Castle Rising and a couple of National Trust properties are also in the area. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is much appreciated by all of the team that have worked for the last two years to open the lighthouse to visitors and by the lighthouse that just loves visitors Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Lighthouse is a real gem and we loved the quirkiness of it!"

    It was well furnished and the kitchen was very well equipped. The location was amazing for wildlife and birdwatching but it was great to just enjoy the property and watch the clouds go by. A very relaxing spot.

    Thank you so much for your lovely detailed review. You have managed to put into words the scarce and very special lighthouse effect. 'but it was great to just enjoy the property and watch the clouds go by. A very relaxing spot' Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2023

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 2 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room/studio with woodburning stove
  • Games room/studio with kitchenette
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road private parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed grounds with lawn
  • Enclosed front garden with patio
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.4 miles, River Nene 0.1 miles
  • Note: The twin bedroom and games room/studio are accessed via the ground-floor double
  • Note: There is a wildlife conservation area on the property with two ponds, access to these areas is not included; please do not disturb the local wildlife, dogs must be kept away
  • Note: This is a working lighthouse
  • Note: There are steep steps leading up to the bedrooms
  • Note: The payment for the EV charger is by way of the 'Monta' payment system app

The property

Sutton Bridge 2.7 miles.

The Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse is a unique, converted lighthouse just outside Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, surrounded by and with elevated views across the river and miles of open countryside.

IT'S ALSO THE MOST IMPORTANT WETLAND SITE IN THE UK, THE BEST TIME TO VIEW MIGRATING WILD GEESE IN THE AREA IS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH TO THE END OF FEBRUARY.

The former home of Sir Peter Scott, a British conservationist and painter, the lighthouse was built in 1830 and is still used today to help ships navigate through the tidal channels; it's a wonderful setting full of character and history for friends, families, artists, poets, and wildlife lovers, the property has its own website giving a full insight into this unique property.

Approached by main and then country roads, this gated property rests along the River Nene leading out to The Wash, with grounds of over half an acre, and private parking for four cars.

Kick off your boots in the large entrance hall with hanging space for coats before locating the kitchen; well-equipped for rustling up hearty meals, the space also has a snug area with patio doors leading out to the enclosed garden, perfect to let the outside in on summer evenings!

A quirky, circular room, the dining room offers seating for all guests to tuck in and plan your holiday agenda.

Gather in the spacious sitting room/studio, a bright and airy space with the original lighthouse wall and a bay window framing your beautiful surroundings; admire the original sketch on the wall by Peter Scott, settle into the sofa with a good book by the crackling woodburner, or why not set up with your own sketchbook and draw the landscape?

Completing the ground floor is a large bathroom and two bedrooms, one double with through access to a twin, and a Narnia-style door leading to a large game’s room/studio with a cloakroom and kitchenette; sure to be the social hub of your holiday with fabulous, uninterrupted views!

The lower ground floor hosts a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room, whilst climbing up the winding staircase takes you to a twin room; once Peter Scott’s lounge.

Climb up again to another single room where Peter Scott once slept before he added the buildings to the side.

At the very top of the lighthouse sits the light gallery where the lantern is situated; the views only get better the higher you climb with The Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse’s sister lighthouse sitting just across the way.

Those seeking the great outdoors have a private wildlife reserve, right on their doorstep with two large ponds and lower lawns that house a collection of some of the rarest geese in the world and which are attended to every day.

If you can tear yourself away, there are plenty of things to do in this excellent location; embark on a riverside walk, with the Sir Peter Scott Walk starting from just outside the front gate and giving an easy 10 mile walk and the ferry ride into King’s Lynn.

Just over half a mile takes you to the end of the river and Wash Viewpoint with basking seals on the other side of the river at most low tides and a popular bird watching location.

Venture into Sutton Bridge for traditional pubs and small supermarkets, or Long Sutton just a bit further.

The scenic port town of King's Lynn is also nearby with plenty of historic sites; catch a performance at Shakespeare's Barn Guildhall King's Lynn, visit the Red Mount Chapel and marvel at the town's majestic minister.

National Trust properties such as the Royal estate of Sandringham, and Houghton Hall with its vast gardens, are within easy reach.

The lighthouse occupies a commanding position on the Wash National Nature Reserve.

This is the biggest reserve in England, covering over 8880 ha.

It’s also the most important wetland site in the UK, with its vast mudflats and huge expanse of saltmarsh supporting thousands of birds all year round.

Other important wildfowl viewing points at Snettisham, Gibralter Point, Welney and Freiston Shore.

Best time for thousands of migrating wild geese in the area is during the winter from November to the end of February.

Vast sandy beaches can be found at Gibraltar Point and Hunstanton.

There is super easy access to wonderful historic market towns and cities such as Peterborough, Ely, Cambridge, Norwich and Wisbech, all of them waterside!

If you're looking for a holiday home surrounded by countryside, wildlife, and unique character, secure your stay at The Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

SUTTON BRIDGE

Long Sutton 3 miles; Terrington St Clements 3 miles; Wisbech 9 miles; King’s Lynn 11 miles.

Sutton Bridge is a Lincolnshire village on the River Nene, close to the county borders of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. As its name suggests, the village has long been a crossing point over the river and the Crosskeys Bridge which currently spans the river dates from 1897. The village is home to a selection of shops and pubs as well as two lighthouses, one on either side of the river. Just a short drive away is the charming small market town of Long Sutton. The town is full of beautiful buildings including St Mary's Church, which dates from c.1170 and boasts the highest wooden spire in the country. The busy street market is every Friday with stalls run by local traders. Ideally located for exploring Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, Sutton Bridge is a great base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

Note: The twin bedroom and games room/studio are accessed via the ground-floor double.
Note: The second-floor single is accessed via the twin.
Note: There is a wildlife conservation area on the property with two ponds, please do not disturb the local wildlife, dogs must be kept away.
Note: This is a working lighthouse. Note: There are steep steps leading up to the bedrooms

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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