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Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland Bill, Dorset
Fran and Les extend a warm welcome to their lovingly restored, privately owned lighthouse.

Branscombe Lodge Cottage & Stopes Cottage
Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland Bill

Built 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 unique character.

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.

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Old Higher Lighthouse Swimming Pool
Outdoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi (Seasonal)
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Large ornamental gardens
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Access to lighthouse
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Superb year - round 360
sea & coastal views

View of Portland Bill from the Lighthouse

VB Member 4 Star
SW Tourism Member
Heart of Dorset Member

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