Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - A double and bunks.
SHORT BREAKS 2019:
Fridays - Monday or Monday to Friday until 6 July and then from 6 September until 20 December
20 December until 2 January 2020 full weeks Friday start unless short notice
6 July until 6 September full weeks unless short notice
Discounts of £40 for couples from November to 6 April excluding Christmas and New Year on full weeks only.
If you are looking for a truly unique holiday experience with unparalleled panoramic views of the whole of the Wash from the tower of this unique three-storey building, the Coastguard Lookout offers really exclusive and accommodation out of the ordinary.
This exceptional location along the cliff tops is perfect for watching birds, people, boats, ships and the ever-changing tide and weather from the coastline at Hunstanton
continuing around to Kings Lynn
and then Skegness and beyond - at any time of the day.
Fabulous west-facing sunsets can be seen from the top of the tower which is unique for the east coast and not to be missed. We are sure that guests will spend a lot of time in the tower with their binoculars enjoying the view any time of the year, any weather with a cup of coffee or glass of wine!
The Lighthouse is nearby and the Coastguard Lookout Station was built in 1906 as the Marconi Wireless Station
which played a prominent part for intelligence during the First World War by intercepting German radio transmissions and tracing the German fleet. The Second World War saw the building continue as a signal station and was visited by his Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1943, together with Princesses Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret, they spent time with the Coastguard and all four signed their royal insignias in the coastguard's log book. There is a plaque to commemorate this on the building. In 1976 it became a maritime museum which eventually closed. Several years later new owners carefully restored the building leaving the original features in place. Totally enclosed with a gravelled driveway with parking for at least two cars. A small front garden overlooks the cliffs next to it’s Second World War pillbox.
The property has been furnished in keeping with its quirky and unique character offering accommodation with full gas central heating.
Steps up to entrance lobby. Staircase to first floor. Separate WC.
Living/ dining room with wood burner, will keep you cosy in the winter months. Wood provided for first fire. Freesat TV/DVD
Small well equipped ‘L’ shaped kitchen with small fridge/freezer, induction hob and all in one oven/microwave/grill.
First floor landing with small storage area.
Bedroom one with a double bed and views across the Wash from both windows.
Bedroom two with full size bunks and sea views from both windows.
Bathroom with bath having shower over, washbasin and WC, shaver point.
Please note access to bathroom from the bunk room is through the other bedroom.
Staircase to Lookout Tower.
In the tower there is a bar top and high stool seating gives a stunning 270 degree view out to the sea, making you feel like a Captain on the bridge! Do not forget your binoculars and camera. There is heating in this area of the building so a great place at anytime of year. From here is a door to access the full walk around balcony with secluded terrace which itself provides stunning views to the golf course and Old Hunstanton.
Parking is within the fenced gated area of the Coastguard Lookout. There is an area to sit out on the gravelled garden using the fold up garden chairs.
No pets allowed but please note for those with allergies that the owner brings their own dog.
Bed linen and Towels included. A refundable breakage deposit of £100 payable with the balance payment. £25 booking fee. no pets.
If you wish to get to town and leave the car behind, the ‘land train’
travels regularly from the cliff tops, right through to the other side of town – perfect to take in the panoramic views of Wash and beyond, even in inclement weather!
Ms M P from Essex 4-9 July:
I had a lovely stay at The Coastguard Lookout, Hunstanton - views amazing and I didn't stop smiling from the moment I arrived. Great location too (but I knew that already). Maps in the lookout were helpful for walks. Bed was exceptionally comfortable. All very clean. Shower good. Great to have some DVD's and games (and a telescope!) Wi-Fi excellent. Amazing to watch the wildlife show at dusk (Billy witches and seagulls going after them!)
The popular village of Old Hunstanton with its village shop, deli with fresh bread, Post Office, selection of pubs and restaurants is just a short walk and the beach and cliffs are also a five minute stroll away. In the other direction, Hunstanton is about a thirty minutes walk along the cliff tops or quick drive to the town centre or supermarkets. It is also a perfect position for watching the annual bonfire and firework display!
, Sandringham Estate
and Titchwell Bird Reserves, and Kings Lynn
are all a short driving distance within thirty minutes and there is a regular bus service from Hunstanton to Wells and to Kings Lynn.