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Noss Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

Wick - Caithness

Noss Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

Wick - Caithness

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"Enjoy dramatic sea views and native wildlife at this Lighthouse keeper’s cottage in northern Scotland"

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1


  • Incredible views surround this property - from Sinclair Bay and Orkney, to Elgin and The Cairngorms.
  • See if you’re lucky enough to experience the Northern Lights, often visible between the months of September and March.
  • Take a local boat tour to spot dolphins and orca.
  • Guests can get special edition, export only, Noss Head whisky at Old Pultney Distiillery

  You should know...

  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times outside the property.
  • Children must be supervised outside due to the low sea wall.

The Details...

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is a dream come true for families, couples or friends looking to get away from it all on their own Highland adventure. With breathtaking views and more wildlife than you can shake a stick at (although please don’t shake any sticks at the wildlife). Head out on foot to discover spectacular castle ruins and a hidden secret beach. Take a boat trip to spot dolphins and orcas. And if the heavens shine down on your stay, then just look up and take in the Northern Lights. A magical holiday awaits.

The cottage itself is simply charming. Newly decorated throughout, and sleeping up to six guests, it’s the perfect Scottish retreat for friends or families alike. The three bedrooms all boast spectacular views and are tastefully dressed with organic fair-trade bed linen. The third bedroom has bunk beds suitable for children and adults - so feel free to unleash your inner child.

There’s a well-equipped kitchen for all your culinary needs - although you may just want to feast your eyes on the ever-changing views of Sinclair Bay and Orkney beyond. There’s also a large dining/family room and a cozy lounge, perfect for nights in playing board games or watching DVD’s.

Outside, parking is provided for up to two cars. There's no access to the actual lighthouse as it's maintained remotely by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

When you tire of the view, the local area has something for everyone. Let your imagination run free as you revisit the past, taking in castles, stately homes and brochs (prehistoric circular stone towers to you and me). Visit the bird centre at Forsinard or take a boat tour to check out the local marine life.

The lighthouse cottage is only three miles from the town of Wick where you can buy food and provisions. For the thirsty amongst us, a visit to Old Pulteney Distillery is a must. Guests are able to get special edition, export only, Noss Head whisky there. Or, if you want to sample a different tipple, then head to Dunnet Bay Distillery to sample their Rock Rose gin and Holy Grass vodka. With so much to see and do, this lighthouse cottage is definitely a keeper.


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Rural Location
  • Seaside Location
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

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.


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Wildlife

We are on a headland surrounded by sea on 3 sides, but only 10 minutes by car from supermarkets (Tesco, the Co-op, Lidl)

Noss Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

  Nearest Airport

Inverness (100 miles); Wick John o'Groats (5 miles)

Detailed Pricing Information...

You can stay at any time of year. Change-over days are Mondays and Fridays so you can book a long holiday, just a weekend or a midweek break. Dogs are welcome at an additional £20 per pet.

Stay for 3 nights or more; prices are calculated on the website.



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