Blackhead Cutter | Self Catering in Whitehead, Co. Antrim


Blackhead Cutter

Whitehead, Co. Antrim

Blackhead Lightkeepers' Houses are ideally situated on the North Shore of Belfast Lough. The panoramic views from this property are stunning and fill visitors with pure delight and admiration.

  • Sleeps 4

  • From £300 for 2 nights

  • Restored by Irish Lights.

    This magnificent standalone house, in its breathtaking location beside Blackhead Lighthouse, is a proud example of Ireland's maritime heritage. Guests can enjoy spectacular views over Belfast Lough from the Lightkeepers' Houses.  A popular coastal path leads along in front of the lighthouse to the Victorian town of Whitehead.  Lying 20 miles north of Belfast, Whitehead is only a 40 minute train journey away from city centre shopping and many historical tours.


    • 1 Double Room
    • 1 Twin Room
    • Oil Fired Central Heating
    • Electric Oven
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing Machine
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Towels and Linen Provided
    • Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • Cooking Utensils and Equipment
    • 1 Bathroom with bathtub
    • Dining Room
    • Sitting Room
    • Garden
    • Sea Views
    • Radio
    • Car Parking

    Please Note:     This property is cliff facing. Children must be supervised.

    Special Note:   If  a reservation is made for all 3 properties at Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses by the same group please note that a Refundable Security Deposit will be applied to the reservation. 

    A contribution towards light and heat is applied to all bookings.   As a not for profit organisation, this fee makes a significant contribution to energy costs.   It is our aim to reduce our energy consumption at all self catering properties and encourage guests to reuse, reduce, recycle.


  • Blackhead Lighthouse was built and its light first exhibited in 1902.

    The lighthouse also had an explosive fog signal when it first began operation.

    Blackhead Lighthouse would have guided many famous vessels during Belfast’s golden age of shipping, including the ill-fated Titanic.

    Blackhead Lighthouse was converted to electric operation in 1965.

    Lightkeepers lived at the station until 1975.

    There’s a lovely coastal path that takes you up past sea caves and coves to the Gobbins or south to the Victorian seaside resort of Whitehead.

    The Blackhead Lighthouse and Coastal Walk is approximately 2.4 kilometres (from Whitehead to the lighthouse and back).

    Belfast Lough is an Area of Special Scientific Interest famed for its bird population.

    This lighthouse marks the North East approaches to Belfast Lough. It’s also a significant passing light for North/South offshore traffic.

    It is one of 70 lighthouses operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights around the coast of Ireland and continues to provide a vital role in maritime safety today.

  • Nearby: Whitehead Town (4 kms) Restaurant (4 kms) Shop (4kms) Golf Club (3 kms) Beach (4 kms) Browns Bay (10 kms)

    Loc8: D82-17-SK5
    GPS: 54.766921 , -5.689261

  • Is there a TV?

    No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.


    Is there WiFi?

    No, at our properties you have an opportunity to experience the best of a former way of life:  beautiful architecture, fascinating history and a peaceful relaxed ambiance, without modern electronic distractions, where you decide the pace of your holiday.


    Can I bring a dog?

    No.  As Blackhead Lightkeepers’ Houses are adjacent to one another, they are not suitable for dogs as not all guests are comfortable around animals.

    Is linen supplied?

    Yes – all beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.

    Is there an open fire?


    Do I need a car to get here?

    It would be preferable to have a car otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc.

    How do I get the keys?

    When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.

    Can I arrive early?

    Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager.  A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.

    What is the latest departure time?

    10.00am.  The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.

    How far to the nearest town?

    About 10 mins drive back to the town of Whitehead.

    Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?

    We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.

    Is it suitable for children?

    This property is surrounded by a low wall but due to its cliff top location, it would be advisable to supervise young children.

    Does it have facilities for disabled people?


    Is it suitable for a wheelchair?


    Is there central heating?

    There is oil central heating throughout the house.

    Is the cooker electric or gas?

    There is an electric cooker.

    How many bathrooms?


    Do you supply towels and bed linen?

    Yes.  The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.

    Can I get to the house by public transport?

    Yes.  You would get a train or bus to Belfast and then a local train to Whitehead.

    A taxi could take you onwards from there to the Lighthouse.  However, you would need a car to get to local shops, etc.

    Where is the nearest train station?



    Can I book for just one night?


    What is your minimum booking period?

    Our minimum booking period from 1st January 2017 our minimum booking period will be 2 nights.  Some Special Dates will have restrictions on number of nights and arrival date.

    How many cars can I bring to the house?


    Is there parking on site?




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