Soak up the drama of Northern Irelands rugged Antrim coastline from Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses, two of 19 historic gems rented by The Irish Landmark Trust. The houses are attached to the lighthouse that guided the Titanic from Belfast Lough - you can see the city docks where it was launched with Champagne. These are cosy family houses one sleeps five; the other seven with antique paintings and beds, plus shutters to block out the night-time beam. Youngsters will love the whistle system that piped awake the keepers, and the underground tunnel they used in bad weather.
From £420 self-catering for a three-night weekend; from £324 for four nights midweek. irishlandmark.com