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As seen on BBC2’s Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing and BBC1’s Escape to the Country.

*NEW AUTUMN MID-WEEK OFFER: Take a 3 night break (between Mon & Thurs) in Sept – Nov for just £166 per night for up to 4 adults*


© Lucy Wilkes


Come aboard and spend some time in accomodation like no other...

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We can cater for all your needs, from champagne and roses on arrival to restaurant bookings and theatre tickets, we will do all we can to make your stay perfect.

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The Sula Lightship has been lovingly restored and renovated to an incredibly high standard to make your time aboard as comfortable as possible.

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LV14 SULA is a nationally registered historic Lightvessel commissioned by the Humber Conservancy Board in 1959. Originally named SPURN; she was stationed on the Humber Estuary to protect mariners for 26 years, until being decommissioned in 1985 and replaced by a navigational buoy.

Over the past 12 years, LV14 has become a defining landmark at Gloucester Docks. The vessel continues to undergo an incredible transformation by her owners, the Brooks Family, who purchased her as a retirement project in February 2020.

SULA’s unique Fresnel lens was brought back to life on 5 November 2020 and illuminated the sky for the first time in over 20 years. Further restoration continues…


Dramatic photo of the Sula Lightship

Luxury stay

The Humber Suite features two luxurious cabins, a stylish kitchen-lounge-diner and access to the upper sun deck for an extraordinarily unique getaway. Exclusively adults only.

Concierge Service

We’re committed to providing an unforgettable experience for each of our guests. That’s why we offer a concierge service that’s truly second to none from  personalised recommendations for local attractions to arranging bespoke experiences tailored to your individual interests. Nothing is too much trouble.

Community Days

LV14 SULA is well loved, with many admirers passing her by on their daily commute. It’s only right, therefore, that we host regular open days and community events too!

Community Calendar

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Hop aboard and join us in raising vital funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Wednesday 27th September, 10am – 12:30pm. Bring your pennies!

27th Sep

See the Severn Bore

See the Severn Bore a world famous natural phenomenon creating from 2m – 3m high wave – This is both Grade 4* and a rare 5* Bore (last one in 2019)– includes accompanied trips by foot to watch the Bores, some are day and late evening.

28th Sep
- 2nd Oct

Cheltenham Literary Festival

Cheltenham Literary Festival – Guest speakers literally fall over each other to be here. Join us on Sula to get the best of Cheltenham & Gloucester combined.

6th Oct
- 15th Oct

Midweek Gloucester Tour Breaks

Midweek Gloucester Tour Breaks by Captain Colin (Civic Trust Guide); includes City Tour and Docks tour, include Lunches at The Fountain on City Tour, and Afternoon Cream Tea and Museum Entry at The Waterways Museum on Docks Tour.

17th Oct
- 19th Oct

Spooktacular Storytime

An evening of intrigues, myths, and legends of the Shire of Gloucester! £22pp. Call/email us to book. 7:30pm.

31st Oct
- 31st Oct

Gloucester Christmas Market & Quays

Gloucester Christmas Market & Quays open. Warm up to Christmas as you join in the events in the Docks and throughout the quays. Open Air Ice Rink for the total experience.

18th Nov
- 18th Dec

Closed for Christmas


18th Dec
- 13th Feb

What our guests say...

Wow! What an epic find! Faultless hosts with adorable furry friends. So very knowledgeable and helpful. The vessel’s restoration is beautiful and the luxurious touch within the Humber Suite made for a super comfortable stay. The top deck was fabulous to chill out on and watch the world go by! Thank you so much, we’re likely to see you again for a return visit!

Portsmouth, UK
From our guestbook

WOW! What an amazing break we’ve had! Thank you, Colin and Viv, for sharing your beautiful home SULA: SUPER, UNIQUE, LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION! Thank you for the tour and a view through the ‘port hole’ of your fascinating life! Best wishes and thank you for your warm and welcoming hospitality!

Melton Mobray, UK
From our guestbook

A wonderful stay in this gorgeous ship. It exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived we have had a fabulous break. Colin’s guided tour was very interesting – he clearly loves their boat! In a great location this is a superb base for exploring Gloucester. Loved every minute!

Norfolk, UK
From our guestbook

Wonderfully gorgeous! Viv and Colin, thank you both for an outstanding stay and also for your uber kind hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble for you. We’re so very grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this treasured memory.

From our guestbook

Absolutely fantastic stay! Colin and Viv were fantastic, and Colin’s tour of the ship was the highlight of our stay. All of the little touchers made this an extraordinary trip. We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends. Many thanks from the 1st American guests aboard the SULA!

Arizona, USA
From our guestbook
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