At Breeze we’re lucky to get to explore some pretty special spots on the Coast and this has definitely become one of our favourites. We explored it in Issue 10 and when the Trust told us they had updated the cottages we were eager to check them out and let you know about it. Of course we also took the opportunity to further explore this stunning location.
Let’s have a look around …
The cottages feature beautiful wrap-around verandahs that have been given some love with new potted plants and hanging baskets of flowering annuals. There is plenty of outdoor furniture and a bbq – this was our favourite place for breakfast and lunch, looking out to that amazing view.
All the bedrooms are very spacious, with high ceilings and fireplaces with gas heaters. They now have luxurious new beds and bed linen in both cottages. Each room has a king size bed and a king single, and these can be configured to suit your requirements.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
The kitchens, bathrooms and laundries have been updated in both cottages. The kitchens feature quality inclusions and are completely kitted out for your stay, perfect for taking advantage of the quiet location and self-catering. You can definitely cook up a storm in these kitchens!
Wi-fi is also available in the cottages, another upgrade for visitors. We took our own on our visit and had a good, strong signal, so that bodes well. Although, I have to say, a stay in the cottages is one of those times when you really should try and switch the devices off and enjoy the sound of crashing waves and calling birds.
We found this beautiful little guy when we took to the sand for an early morning walk. Word got around and he eventually had quite an audience, which he was happy to ignore and get on with some sun snoozing.
The rocky platform at the base of Norah Head is a fascinating natural structure, formed during the Permian and Triassic periods – more than 200 million years ago. A fact that’s sure to impress any little dinosaur enthusiasts in your family. They’ll probably be able to tell you all about it … The platform was formed from lava flow and the channels are where the waves have extruded the softer basalt from the surrounding granite.
Within the rock are a series of rockpools, perfect for exploration. And further around, either north or south, you’ll find lovely beaches – those to the north are best for kids. Head south for a surf.
A stay in the Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages is a special experience, made more so by the recent renovations. Two of the three cottages are available for holiday accomodation with the third being caretaker’s quarters.
For more information and to make a booking go to the website:
Phone: 1300 132 975 40 Bush Road, Norah Head NSW 2263