We already had 3 nights at Cape de Couedic under our belt by the time we got to Cape Willoughby. We had enjoyed Cape de Couedic so much I was concerned we would be disappointed. Wrong! Seymour Cottage was just as wonderful and quite a different experience, I highly recommend staying at both.
The "cottage" is huge, 5 bedrooms, big kitchen, dining room and lounge. I was a little concerned that there were only electric column heaters and it was the middle of winter but the cottage was very warm and cosy.
The cottage has all mod cons, a well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds and a BBQ is supplied if you ask the Ranger.
The lighthouse tour is a must do and we loved walking down to the ocean to fish off the rocks in the late afternoon, no fish, but the seal and dolphins swimming past right in front of us more than made up for that!
The lighthouse is located 26km from either Penneshaw on a part sealed part dirt road which was closed on the day we were due to arrived, the Ranger kindly rang to tell us an alternative route which was the same distance but all unsealed, despite an extended period of rain beforehand the road was easily navigated in our car.
Bring what you need for meals from Penneshaw or Kingscote, its a long drive in the dirt if you forget something!
Very highly recommended for anyone looking for peace and quiet, mobile phone coverage (Telstra only) but no TV make this a relaxing getaway!
- 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