Coming & Going

What time can we arrive? Can we have a late check-in? What time must we leave?

The cottage will be ready for you by 4:00pm on Monday.  You can check yourself in using the key-code so you can arrive as late as you like.

Please check out by 12:00 noon on Friday when you leave so our cleaners have time to get the cottage ready for the next guests.

Do we need a car?

Most people come and go by car because we are 3 miles from the nearest bus stop in Staxigoe and 5 miles from the railway station in Wick.

However, it’s perfectly possible to arrive at Wick airport or railway station and come by taxi; cyclists can come by bike, and hill-walkers have been known to walk here.

You can get deliveries from Tesco – a lot more convenient than the days when supplies arrived by boat and were winched up from Sandigoe beach.

Can we bring a sports car?

We advise you don’t – it is tricky to bring a low-clearance car up to the lighthouse because the road has a high central section with tracks either side. Depending on the time of year there may be pot-holes.

Can we bring bikes?

We can accommodate two or three bikes on the site. It’s best not to leave them outside because of the wind. We are working on improving our facilities for cyclists, so please get in touch to let us know what you need for your stay.

Can we bring motorcycles?

Yes, but depending on the time of year there may be potholes, and bear in mind that we don’t have covered or secure accommodation for motorcycles.