Self-Catering Accommodation at Blackhead Cutter
A two bedroom house surveying the sea from the edge of a majestic cliff on beautiful Belfast Lough.
We had a wonderful time. We played board games around the fire, went on day trips and enjoyed the views and cliff walks. The house was so cosy, especially for an old building we were very warm. Loved the shutters and the decor. The kitchen was fantastic.
What a beautiful property! Picturesque, comfortable, lovely location. Our house manager did a great job staying in contact and asking us if we needed anything. I’d recommend Blackhead Cutter to anyone!
We had a wonderful few days in Blackhead cutter. The property is beautifully restored with amazing views out to sea. We visited in December, and the property was very comfortable and warm. It was great to light the fire with the wood provided.
Blackhead Cutter is one of three properties available as part of the Blackhead Lighthouses. It surveys the sea from the edge of a majestic cliff on beautiful Belfast Lough. It was built and its light first exhibited in 1902 and would have guided many famous vessels during Belfast’s golden age of shipping, including the ill-fated Titanic. It was converted to electric operation in 1965 and lightkeepers lived at the station until 1975.
Guests can enjoy spectacular views over Belfast Lough from the Lightkeepers’ Houses. A popular coastal path leads along in front of the lightouse to the Victorian town of Whitehead. Lying 20 miles north of Belfast, Whitehead is only a 40 minute train journey away from city centre shopping and many historical tours.
Belfast Lough is an Area of Special Scientific Interest famed for its bird population. This lighthouse marks the North East approaches to Belfast Lough. It’s also a significant passing light for North/South offshore traffic. It is one of 70 lighthouses operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights around the coast of Ireland and continues to play a vital role in maritime safety today.
Approximate location of Blackhead Cutter, Whitehead, Co. Antrim