Built by Trinity House
Built by Trinity House on the leeward side of the Old Light, Old Light Cottage was one of several outbuildings in the Lighthouse compound. It contained not only the Keepers' latrines but also the pigs, which the Elder Brethren believed should be obligatory, wherever possible, at Lighthouse stations. Following the closure of the Lighthouse, Old Light Cottage was used as a store house, as a ringing room by Lundy Field Society ornithologists, and more recently as an extra bedroom.
Creating the Old Light Cottage
After the closure of Millcombe as a hotel at the end of 1988, there was nowhere on the island for people who wanted to visit Lundy on their own. To fill this gap, in 1990, Old Light Cottage was converted to its present form. All traces of its former use have disappeared - the pigsties are now cobbled over to form the little private yard outside the house.
For a short history of Lundy please click here.
To read the full history album for Lundy please click here.
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A changeover day is a particular day of the week when holidays start and end at our properties. These tend to be on a Friday or a Monday but can sometimes vary. All stays run from one changeover day until another changeover day.
Monday 13th February 2014