The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage


Unique cottage overlooking Noss Head's working lighthouse on the dramatic coast of the far north of Scotland

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In Caithness, in the far north of Scotland, you'll find the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage, a 3 bedroom cosy family holiday cottage, in the grounds of Noss Head, a working lighthouse. Built for the Principal Lightkeeper, the cottage is now a perfect base for a family holiday. Enjoy stunning views from one of the most northerly points in mainland UK. Head out for walks, discover the beautiful beaches, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

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About this place

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What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

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Eating at The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage


Eating at The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage


Eating at The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage


The cottage is all on one level, though there are low steps to get in. The shower is above the bath.

Location & local area

Where is it and how do you get there?

By road

The cottage is approximately 15 minutes drive from Wick, or 40 minutes from Thurso.

By rail

If you want to make the journey part of the adventure then you can take the sleeper train from London to Inverness. The nearest local station to the cottage is Wick, around a 15 minute drive.

By air

Inverness airport is around 2.5 hours drive from the cottage. There is a smaller airport at Wick with flights to Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

By sea

Ferry from Orkney to Scrabster, Gills Bay or John O'Groats.

About the owners


Listed since December 2018

We've always loved lighthouses and were excited to buy a real light-keeper's cottage in October 2017 and move to Caithness in 2018. We have made it the cottage we would most like to stay in ourselves, so it's comfortable and has everything you need for adventurous family days, enjoyable relaxed evenings and cosy nights.

Tips from the owners

Local things to do, places to eat and attractions not to be missed.

  • Embark on an architectural adventure and discover stone circles, cairns and iron-age brochs through the Broch Project.

  • See the original turning lens from the Lighthouse in the Heritage Centre in Wick which is a truly exceptional museum.

  • The Castle of Mey (former home of the Queen Mother) is well worth a visit with the castle itself, beautiful gardens and animal centre.

  • There are some beautiful beaches and villages to visit, including Whaligoe with it’s steps descending to the historic harbour.

  • Explore the coast in all its dramatic glory on an exhilarating boat trip.