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The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, Noss Head

Wick, United Kingdom
Lighthouse hosted by Benedicta
6 guests3 bedrooms7 beds1 bathroom

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Noss Head is a working lighthouse on the far north of the Scottish Mainland, much loved by local walkers and visiting bird-watchers alike

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage welcomes up to six people in self-catering accommodation. Bedroom 1 can be set up as a double or twins (let us know what you prefer), Bedroom 2 has full size twin beds and Bedroom 3 has adult-sized bunks.

The space
The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage was built about 60 years ago for Principal Lightkeeper and his family. Other buildings in the compound are Noss Head lighthouse, an engine room and stable block, and our neighbours in the Occasional Keeper’s Cabin next door and in the 19th Century cottage by the Lighthouse.

Guest access
We are suitable for couples, families or groups. We have a well-equipped kitchen, a family room with large table for eating or playing games, and a living room. There is one bathroom with a toilet, bath and shower. We also have comfortable parking for two cars outside. The cottage has free wifi, a TV and Freeview.

Other things to note
Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please supervise your children and keep dogs on a lead when they are outside as there is a low sea wall between the compound and the cliffs; our neighbour’s farm has sheep and cattle and there is an abundance of local wildlife and visiting birds that can easily be disturbed.
Noss Head is a working lighthouse on the far north of the Scottish Mainland, much loved by local walkers and visiting bird-watchers alike

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage welcomes up to six people in self-catering accommodation. Bedroom 1 can be set up as a double or twins (let us know what you prefer), Bedroom 2 has full size twin beds and Bedroom 3 has adult-sized bunks.

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Dryer
Iron
Washing machine
TV
Heating
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Wick, United Kingdom

What do you want from a holiday?

If you love Scotland’s wildlife and landscapes you can go on wildlife tours on land or by boat and maybe see dolphins or orca, or visit the bird centre at Forsinard, or just go outside the cottage to see our wonderful sea-birds. There are also farms you can visit for a family day out.

Like visiting stately homes? Go to Dunrobin Castle or visit the Queen Mother’s home at the Castle of Mey. If you prefer ruined castles, explore Castle Sinclair Girnigoe on foot from the cottage or glimpse Keiss Castle across Sinclair Bay. If you like even more ancient sites, go to the Hill o’ Many Stanes and Camster Cairns and be sure to visit our brochs and find out more at the Broch Centre.

If you want to know how people used to live – maybe your family came from here – visit Whaligoe stepsand the heritage centres at Castletown, Thurso and Wick. The Dunbeath Heritage Centre houses the Sinclair Clan library which used to be here at Noss Head.

Food and drink?
For Whisky, visit Old Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Wolfburn Distillery in Thurso, or drop into Clynelish or Glenmorangie in Sutherland on your way past. Gin lovers should be sure to visit Rock Rose gin in Dunnet Bay. Caithness has treats for foodies too with Caithness Chocolate, Caithness Summer Fruits (there’ll be a pot of their jam in the cottage for you when you arrive), and fine dining at Ackergill Tower and MacKays in Wick.
What do you want from a holiday?

If you love Scotland’s wildlife and landscapes you can go on wildlife tours on land or by boat and maybe see dolphins or orca, or visit the bird centre at Forsinard,…

Hosted by Benedicta

Joined in August 2018
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We love sharing the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and this amazing place with other people. When we travel, we like freedom to cook and relax and because we opt for self-catering as often as we can, we know what makes a home-from-home. We've made the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage the sort of place where we like to stay with a kitchen that's good for cooking in and cosy places to curl up if the weather is bad and read books, play games or watch DVDs. We love walking and watching the seasons change here at Noss Head and the extraordinary skies of Caithness. We find it a privilege to watch the birds and wildlife here at Noss. it's a joy being able to give other people the chance to experience everything that makes this such a special place.
We love sharing the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and this amazing place with other people. When we travel, we like freedom to cook and relax and because we opt for self-catering as…
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If you are staying for four days or more, we'll met you and make sure you can find everything and answer any questions you may have. If you are just visiting for the weekend, we'll text or phone to make sure you've got everything you need.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 02:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy