The mist has cleared – we can see the church again from our window in Square Cottage, so up to Jenny’s Cove now. Best wishes, Mark and Sarah. From April to the end of October, the MS Oldenburg takes visitors from either Bideford or Ilfracombe. The sailing time is under two hours – weather permitting. Day returns cost £29 for adults, £14 for under-16s, £5 for under-fours and £67 for a family ticket (two adults, two children). Period returns cost £49. 50 for adults, £25 for under-16s, £8 for under-fours.
Some sailings return you to a different port from which you departed – transport links can be arranged (often free of charge) to get you back to where you left off. There are 23 properties on the island catering for various groups, from co ttages to a lighthouse and a castle. Accommodation is often booked months in advance. Check the availability list with The Landmark Trust . You’ll have to buy The Landmark Trust Handbook, at £11. 50, to get details of accommodation and prices.
During the summer, properties are let by the week from Saturday to Saturday; at other times they can be booked to coincide with the arrival and departure of the Oldenburg or helicopter. Prices vary, depending on comfort and the time of year. The Radio Room, which sleeps one, costs from £25; Millcombe sleeps 12 and starts from £160. Camping is available from March to October; £7 to £10 per person per night. Lundy has one shop, which is well-stocked with food essentials, and one restaurant/café, the Marisco Tavern.
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