Hospédate al lado de un Faro y explora el norte de Escocia

Unique Accommodation in a Beautiful Location.
Get away from it all at Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, Noss Head

We have welcomed guests from all over the world and would love to welcome you – unfortunately we only speak English, so please excuse us if we sometimes use Google Translate.

Photograph by Graham Bradshaw - Sunrise over Noss Head - December 23, 2018.

A peaceful retreat and base to explore

Do you need a relaxing break and refuge from city life? Or family adventures with the kids? Or a unique place for a big birthday? The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is a cozy hideaway, set on a cliff with the sea on three sides – you can even see a ruined castle from the kitchen window!

Sustainability and inclusivity were our main concerns when furnishing the house, and we are proud of our Gold Award for Eco Tourism.

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The dining room/family room in the Lighthouse Keeper's house.

Everything you need to feel at home

The Lighthouse Keeper’s House sleeps six people in three bedrooms, and we welcome dogs.

  • Our WiFi connection ranges from 7Mb to 20Mb, so it’s perfect for making video calls on Zoom or watching movies on our smart TV*.
  • Our family room/dining room has a large table perfect for eating together, playing board games, or reviewing photos on your laptop.
  • The living room has comfortable seating for everyone and a selection of popular DVDs.
  • Our well-equipped kitchen is designed for preparing family meals.
  • The bathroom has been recently renovated and has a large shower.
  • Stays can be from three nights to 28 days, at any time of the year.
  • Or  call to book a two-night stopover in low season for two people for £250.

*We are in a very rural area, so we do not guarantee WiFi connection, but so far it has always worked well.

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We are truly proud of the comments from our guests.What our guests say about us

“The house is magnificent! Light and airy, but incredibly cozy.”

“We hiked along the coast and then came home to a warm house.”

“We saw a lot of wildlife and lighthouses!”

“Our kids loved every minute of it.”

“Plenty of space for everyone to relax.”

“Superbly furnished and equipped (I especially love the selection of books etc.).”

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The ruined Sinclair Girnigoe Castle is on the cliff.Caithness is one of Scotland’s hidden gems

If you want to get out and explore the North Coast Route 500 instead of just passing by, you’ll love this little-known corner of Scotland. We have ruined castles, glorious beaches and mysterious Brochs (ancient dwellings) and burial mounds from the Iron Age. Visit the Queen Mother’s Mey Castle, now one of the King’s favorite residences. Or take a tasting visit at one of our distilleries.

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Flying a kite on Reiss BeachDays of excursions and adventures

Try a day trip to Orkney, or a boat trip to see visiting seals, killer whales and puffins. Families with young children love the fairy valley in Latheron and visiting farms where they let them pet the animals. Older children enjoy taster surfing or bodyboarding sessions.

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The main room.Our green credentials

We have a Gold Award for Ecological Tourism. Our bedding and towels are made from organic cotton, and so are our dog blankets! We use ecological cleaning materials. We buy Highland products from local businesses, and even our art, cushions and lampshades are from local artists. We do not have a charging point for electric vehicles, but we can help with charging in an emergency.

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Plan of the Lighthouse Keeper's house.Accessibility and neurodiversity

The house is on one level with an extra large shower and shower stool available; Please note that the porch has two low steps and there is a choice between steps or a sloping grass path up to the house. We have open shelving in the kitchen, and the appliances are the quietest we could find. We have blackout blinds in the living room and two of the bedrooms.

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The Lighthouse Keeper's house welcomes everyone.Inclusion

We want to share this wonderful space with everyone; We are inclusive of LGBT+ people and welcome unconventional families. We are a great place to visit if you homeschool your children. Unfortunately, we only speak English, but we will be happy to use Google Translate.

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Cook your own meals in our well-equipped kitchen and get a welcome basket personalized to your dietary needs.Dietary preferences

We have a selection of welcome hampers –
choose vegan/dairy-free/gluten-free/nut-free options when making your booking.

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Scottish Four Star Tourism Award and Green Tourism Gold Award

Affiliations and Awards

We are proud of our awards and affiliations.

  • 2023: The Scottish Tourist Board confirms our four-star standard for self-catering accommodation.
  • 2023: Gold Award for Ecological Tourism.
  • 2023: Scotland’s Route 66 Award: Finalist – Self-Catering Accommodation.
  • 2023:
    Resorts & Retreats Award: Best Rural Lighthouse Break 2023 – Scottish Highlands
  • 2022: Scotland’s Route 66 Award: Winner – Self Catering Accommodation.
  • 2022: 9.9 Booking.com Traveler Review Award.
  • 2021: 9.8 Booking.com Traveler Review Award.
  • 2020: 9.7 Booking.com Traveler Review Award.
  • 2019: Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards: Runner-up – Self Catering Accommodation.
  • 2018: Silver Award for Ecological Tourism.


  • Green Tourism
  • Visit Scotland
  • Association of Scottish Self Caterers
  • Caithness Chamber of Commerce – Caithness Entrepreneurs Association

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Travel times to Noss Head.How to get

Enter KW1 4QT into your GPS navigator and drive until you reach the Lighthouse. As you will see, we are very far north; approximately two and a half hours drive from Inverness.

You can fly to Inverness from many UK airports, or take the train to Inverness or Wick. We are on the eastern part of the North Coast 500 (a north coast route), and are a perfect stop on a trip to Orkney.

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Book Now for a wonderful getawayPrices and availability

  • Book family packages online from £450 for three nights to £1,200 for a week.
  • You can arrive and depart any day of the week, subject to availability, and we are open all year round.
  • Call Ben on +44 7771 702089 to arrange a two-night stopover for two people for £250.

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