The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage


A cosy lighthouse keeper's cottage, overlooking a working lighthouse on the dramatic Scottish coast.

  • roomUnits 1
  • person Sleeps 2 - 6
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 3
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility No
  • Babies
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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.

About this place

Best bits

  • The views from the site are simply stunning - you’ll be staying right on the edge of Scotland so think big skies, wild seas and open countryside.
  • Long summer days and dark skies at night - you might even catch a glimpse of the awesome Aurora Borealis.
  • Comfortable living spaces are perfect for for family meals, cosy family games and DVD nights.

Top tips

  • Pre-order a supermarket food delivery - supplies used to be winched up from Sandigoe beach but luckily Tesco deliver these days.
  • At night look for the blinking lights of the lighthouses at Duncansby Head and the Pentland Skerries to the North.
  • Leave the sports car at home- the access track is bumpy.

Plan your stay

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

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

Location & local area

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.

Owner recommendations

  • 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.

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