We took our Scottish friends to this fabulous location and stayed in Seymour cottage for 2 nights. The drive there does involve a bit of 'dirt road', but that shouldn't put you off. The two cottages (both identical) can house about 8 people, so it's ideal for families or two couples travelling together as we were.. however, there's only one bathroom and a separate toilet.
The first night was very wild - howling winds and driving rain - we loved it! (my husband kept looking at the little red light on the fire detector on the bedroom ceiling to make sure the ceiling was still there!!!)
We self-catered and stayed in for breakfast & dinner - you need to take everything with you, as there's nothing provided beyond a few tea-bags and long life milk - so head for the supermarket in Penneshaw or Kingscote before you head 'home'.
We just loved the place (which dates to 1927) and our very kind (and informative) hostess/ranger gave us a private tour of the lighthouse on the morning we left (as it fitted into our schedule better) - all most interesting. Our only complaint was the lack of a 'Trivial Pursuit' game.
We can definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a different experience and not worried about a 'posh hotel' environment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy spectacular sunrises, listen to the waves crashing onto the nearby cliffs and catch a glimpse of a Sea Eagle whilst staying in one of two beautifully restored five bedroom Heritage listed Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at stunning Cape Willoughby on Kangaroo Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation Kangaroo Island/Penneshaw