Fran and Les extend a warm welcome to their lovingly restored, privately owned lighthouse.
Branscombe Lodge Cottage & Stopes Cottage
Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland Bill
in the 18th century the lighthouse was used for its original purpose
until 1906. Past owners include Dr Marie Stopes, the pioneer of
birth control, who entertained a number of famous people during
her time there (see history page).
The lighthouse actually has four cottages within its grounds and
it is Branscombe Lodge Cottage and Stopes Cottage, both beautifully restored,
which are available for holiday lets. At the time Fran & Les
purchased the property in 1981 it had lain derelict for a number
of years but it has now been lovingly restored without losing its
Sitting almost on Portland Bill Branscombe Lodge Cottage and Stopes Cotttage are peacefully situated
up a quiet track and offer spectacular views from the lighthouse
tower. They are ideal for walkers, ornithologists, photographers or
those just wanting to get away from it all.
Click here to see commments from our guest book
heated swimming pool and jacuzzi (Seasonal)
Large ornamental gardens
Access to lighthouse
Superb year - round 360º
sea & coastal views