Several larger accommodation cottages on offer but we choose 'The Inspectors Room'.
A small but adequate old style room with bathroom containing large shower & separate small 'kitchen in the Cupboard ' with Microwave & Tea & Coffee making plus toaster.
This is a historic Property so don't expect the Ritz, but for those wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the coastal scenery & nature this is lovely. Private restricted entry to light house area and cottages makes it Peaceful, safe & Unique stay. Tours of Lighthouse & Museum available. Walks galore. Lighthouse is amazing especially at night. Small Kiosk open 10-4pm very short walk away.
Down side.(not for us) ..no shops. Nearest supermarket and Cafes Rosebud or Flinders about 20mins drive each way. Other cottages have kitchen etc. No Phone reception or Wi Fi...emergency phone on property. Had to walk up to lookout for phone reception...good laugh....
I recommend that you arrive before 4pm as you pick up keys from kiosk for gate and entry. Can be a bit of a run around after that as no one at property.
Had really lovely stay. Would stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 20 acres of grounds, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859. The lighthouse beam sits 100 metres above sea level, and took the Lighthouse keeper and his 2 assistants 72 turns of the clockwork mechanism to wind it up every 12 hours. The special crystal lens that is still in use was made in France in 1858, and was transported over the vast oceans via sailing ship. It is now valued at more than $5million. 59 circular steps lead up inside the 21 metre high lighthouse which gives spectacular views across the cliffs and ocean to Port Philip Heads in one direction and past Phillip Island to Cape Paterson in the other.Four Cottages occupied by former lightkeepers can now be your base while you explore the Mornington Peninsula. ... more less
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