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.
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.
Everything you need to feel at home
The Lighthouse Keeper’s House sleeps six people in three bedrooms, and we welcome dogs.
*We are in a very rural area, so we do not guarantee WiFi connection, but so far it has always worked well.
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.).”
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.
Days 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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a selection of welcome hampers –
Affiliations and Awards
We are proud of our awards and affiliations.
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.
Prices and availability