The Quarters

Lundy, Bristol Channel, Devon


The property is furnished as a snug cottage with a maritime feel and enjoys one of the best views of the island from its garden of the church and beyond to Hartland Point. Lundy’s beauty, community and way of life make a world apart and despite its size, a stay here never feels quite long enough.

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Beds 1 Single, 1 Twin, 1 Double

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£504 equivalent to £25.20 per person, per night

A maritime cottage clad in timber

The Quarters is the name traditionally given to the long wooden buildings, one behind the other, which were originally put up to house teams of builders on the island. The Landmark within the Quarters has been improved: moved to the end of the block and refurbished to a higher standard than the previous accommodation.

The Quarters has the feel of a cottage with a hint of the maritime. You can sit in your own enclosed garden, enjoying that fine view of the church and beyond to Hartland Point.

‘A wonderful week letterboxing. It’s proved more than a challenge for children of all ages! We’ll need to return to find the elusive “Lundy Bunny”.’

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Map & local info

On the edge of the village with its own enclosed garden, The Quarters enjoys fine views of the Church.

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Places to visit nearby

Rocky shore rambles

Lundy wildlife talks by warden

Snorkeling safaris

Warden led walks

Seabird walks


Booking and Payment
  • We accept Maestro (if issued in the UK), Visa, MasterCard, direct transfer and sterling cheques drawn on a UK bank. Cheques should be made payable to the Landmark Trust except for Lundy stays and boat/helicopter tickets which should be payable to The Lundy Company Ltd. All payments must be in sterling.
  • If your stay starts more than two months from the date you make the booking, you are required to pay a deposit of one third of the cost of your stay (or £100 per booking, if greater) at the time of booking. Camping on Lundy must be paid for in full at the time of booking. 
  • If you wish to cancel or change your booking, please contact Booking Enquiries on 01628 825925.
  • Please note that travel costs are not included in the cost of the accommodation.  For up to date fare information and timetables please visit:
  • At the moment we only accept payment in sterling.
  • It depends. Some of our most popular Landmarks are booked up a long time in advance but many can be booked at short notice. We will always have Landmarks free for the coming weekend so it’s always worth checking online.
  • Please report to reception when you arrive on the island, where further information will be given.
  • If you miss the scheduled sailing or helicopter to Lundy, you’ll have to make your own travel arrangements using local operators.
  • If we cannot transport you to Lundy either by boat or helicopter at the beginning of your stay, and you have bought from us either a boat or helicopter ticket we will refund the rent you have paid for each night until you reach the island. If we cannot transport you from Lundy at the end of your stay and you have bought from us a boat or helicopter ticket we will cover the cost of each extra night’s accommodation on Lundy. If we offer you a sailing or helicopter flight to or from Lundy but you refuse it, we reserve the right to change your accommodation and/or to charge for it.
  • No, Landmarks are available to be booked for anyone.
  • No, all the information you need can be found on our website, although we’d like you to buy one anyway as it will be a pleasure to own!
Staying on Lundy
  • Some of our Landmarks are suitable for people with disabilities or limited mobility. However, many Landmarks have steep or narrow staircases, uneven floors and thresholds, changes of level, low ceilings or beams, as well as indistinct colours on steps and in corridors. We recommend that you call Booking Enquiries on 01628 825925 if you would like to find out the suitability of a particular Landmark for anyone with a specific disability.  Further information on access when visiting Lundy can be found here:
  • Yes, Landmarks are only available as self-catering accommodation. We occasionally offer bed and breakfast subject to property availability, with breakfast being served in the Marisco Tavern.
  • We do not provide catering, however, the Marisco Tavern is normally open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Please check the notice board on arrival for opening times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on Lundy except assistance dogs.
  • Lundy is a working farm with large numbers of ewes and lambs at certain times of the year. For this reason we cannot allow you to bring dogs or pets (except assistance dogs) when travelling to, or staying on, the island.
  • Your arrival and departure time on the island will be governed by the arrival and departure time of MS Oldenburg or the helicopter.  Your property will be ready by 4pm, however, this can often be earlier.  You must vacate your property by 10am.
  • We do not carry insurance for breakages. However we appreciate that accidents do sometimes happen. If you have a breakage during your stay, please let the housekeeper know and if appropriate we reserve the right to invoice you accordingly.
  • Yes, most of our Landmarks are perfect for children, with gardens to play in and secret places to discover. Our furniture is surprisingly robust and we positively encourage families to stay. However, some of our buildings may not be suitable for small children; for example, some of them have steep or uneven spiral staircases. We recommend that you call the Booking Enquiries team if you would like to find out the suitability of any of our Landmarks for young children.
  • Unfortunately, most of our Landmarks are not licensed for weddings.  However, it’s possible to get married or have a wedding blessing on Lundy subject to obtaining the relevant license and/or consent. Please contact the shore office [email protected] for further information.   
  • All our larger Landmarks are perfect for gatherings of family or friends. You may invite an additional two guests to visit you during your stay, however they must not stay overnight. This is very important because our fire regulations specifically note the maximum number of people in any one building. In addition our properties are prepared, furnished and equipped for the number of people specified and greater numbers cause damage and excessive wear and tear to vulnerable buildings. Should this condition be ignored we shall make a retrospective charge per person per day (whether or not they stay overnight) for each guest over the permitted limit, the charge being pro-rated on the total cost of your booking.
  • We deliberately do not provide televisions and find that most people appreciate this.
  • There is intermittent mobile phone signal on Lundy but there is a pay phone in The Marisco Tavern.
  • Yes, we have standard electricity sockets for UK appliances. If you are coming from outside the UK, you will need to bring your own adaptor plug(s).  
  • Sometimes our kitchens and bathrooms have to be imaginatively fitted into the available space in buildings where before there were none, but they are all planned and equipped to a high and modern standard.
  • Yes, our kitchens are well equipped with cookers and fridges. There is standard range of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils. A full equipment list is available at time of booking.
  • Fuel for the open fires/stoves can be bought from the General Store.
  • Mobile coverage varies on the island.  There is a payphone in the Marisco Tavern.
  • No. At the moment, we have decided not to implement Wi-Fi in our buildings following a consultation with our customers. Many said that they would find it useful, but many also felt that it would somehow damage the experience of staying in a Landmark. As the responses were so split, and as we have so many other initiatives requiring funding, we have decided to put this on hold for the time being.
  • Yes, Landmarks are fully equipped with sheets and towels. All the beds are fully made up for your arrival.
  • A welcome tray with tea, milk and sugar awaits your arrival.  We also provide toilet rolls and a bar of soap per basin, but no other toiletries. We do not provide hairdryers. Here are other things you might consider.

Extra accommodation for the workforce

The need to provide extra accommodation for the building workforce before work could start on Lundy in 1969 has already been described. The Quarters were the main answer to this, and were put up in 1972. They had of necessity to be pre-fabricated, since until they were in place, there was no one on the island to do such major work. Even so, a good deal of preparation and adjustment was needed to fit them for survival on Lundy.

Because, in scale perhaps more than materials, The Quarters hardly belong to Lundy's traditional style of building, they were carefully sited where they would be least noticeable, once their timber walls had faded to grey. There they live out a very useful life, providing housing for permanent staff and a lodging for official visitors. Until 2003, part of the building also served as a second hostel for large parties, with one of the best views on Lundy from the living room. However, at this time the popularity of the Landmarks on Lundy led to a review of accommodation on the island. Staff needed more and improved living quarters and it was also felt that a more traditional Landmark approach would prove more popular than the somewhat spartan conditions of the original Quarters.

It was therefore decided to create a ‘new’ Quarters in what used to be the General Manager’s flat at the end of the front block. This gave visitors more privacy (a longstanding complaint of the former arrangement) as well as an even better view of St Helena Church and the north Devon coast to the south, and of the Old Lighthouse to the north-west. A private garden was also created at the back.

The work was organised (and largely carried out) by Reg Lovel, long-standing member of the Lundy community and Landmark employee. Reg had also carried out the original erection of the buildings some 20 years earlier. He was helped with the 2003 works by Keith Ward, Ernie Dowding and Steve Collinson, with further support from Devon-based JDC Builders of Ivybridge.

Regular complaints about the former accommodation – from visitors and staff alike – related to poor sound insulation between properties and poor protection from the elements. The re-arrangement helped address both problems, by placing the sitting room furthest from the party wall and by providing the opportunity to introduce much better insulation measures against wind and cold. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were also improved, with a shower over the bath to help conserve the precious island water supply.

The sitting room windows were carefully repositioned to frame the optimum view, while the painted, matchboarded walls and stained softwood floor not only provide still further insulation but also an interior that is both cosy and workmanlike, in keeping with these functional buildings which, by now, have earned their own place in the island’s history.

For a short history of Lundy please click here.

To read the full history album for Lundy please click here.

Getting to Lundy

Getting to Lundy

Your Lundy adventure begins even before you set foot on the Island.

During the winter season, (beginning of November until the end of March), a Helicopter Service operates between Lundy and Hartland Point on Mondays and Fridays.  This exhilarating flight takes approximately seven minutes, providing spectacular aerial views of the Island and North Devon.

During the summer season, (end of March until the end of October), the Island’s own supply ship and ferry, the MS Oldenburg departs several times a week from either Bideford or Ilfracombe. 

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Availability & booking

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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.