The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, Noss Head

Lighthouse hosted by Benedicta

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the lighthouse to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
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You'll have the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage to yourself, next to a working lighthouse on a cliff in the the far north of the Scottish Mainland.

The Cottage welcomes up to six people in self-catering accommodation. Bedroom 1 is a double or twins, 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 include the lighthouse, and our home in the other cottages.

What this place offers

Beach access
Wifi – 20 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Pets allowed
HDTV with Chromecast
EV charger
Washing machine

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Where you’ll be

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.

Hosted by Benedicta

  1. Joined in August 2018
  • 11 Reviews
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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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During your stay

We know you may have come to get away from it all, so we'll not be on your doorstep unless you need us for anything. We live on the compound so it's no bother to answer any questions.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 02:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy