Fancy spending your summer holiday in a lighthouse?

St John's Point, Co Down. Picture by Hugh Russell

EVER fancied living the life of a lighthouse keeper, then here's your chance.

Visitors to three of the north's most picturesque lighthouses can now enjoy a short stay in "a truly memorable place" as properties located beside the landmarks have been opened up to the public.

The properties include two houses each at St John’s Point, Co Down and St John’s Point, Co Donegal and a third property at Blackhead, Co Antrim.

The Irish Landmark Trust, a non-profit organisation that finds unique properties that are in need of conservation, yesterday launched the new properties for short-term holiday accommodation.

It is part of an ongoing partnership between the trust and the Commissioners of Irish Lights, which had already seen six lighthouse properties given a sustainable new use and purpose.

Mary O'Brien from the Irish Landmark Trust said: "We are delighted to add these wonderful properties to our collection of historic holiday homes throughout the country."

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