More about the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

The Northern Lighthouse Board built the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage almost 70 years ago as a family home for the Principal Lightkeeper.  Other buildings in the compound include a 19th Century cottage for the other Lightkeepers, the Engine room and the stables.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and Noss Head Lighthouse
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage and Noss Head Lighthouse

The North-facing rooms enjoy stunning views across Sinclair bay to Duncansby Head and Orkney. If you stay between Autumn and Spring, you may see the Northern Lights.

Sinclair Bay and Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Looking north across Sinclair Bay to Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

The South-facing rooms have sunny views across the sea towards Elgin and the Cairngorms.
Our favourite seat in the Cottage is at the dining table looking at both views at once.

Looking South to the Cairngorms, the sun lights up the sea
Looking South to the Cairngorms, the sun lights up the sea

The cottage will have a well-equipped kitchen, a family room with large table for eating or playing games, a living room with a TV. The main bedroom will have a double bed, and the other two will have twin beds and bunks respectively. There is one bathroom with a toilet, bath and shower.

When we’ve finished the renovations, the cottage has WiFi but it’s not great (about 1Mb/s download) and streaming TV can be painful so we are always adding to our well-stocked library of DVDs.

The Light is managed remotely by the Northern Lighthouse board who sold the buildings in the compound in 1987 and for a while the buildings were the centre for the Clan Sinclair. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage was sold again in 2017 and we hope it will be ready for our first guests in the spring of 2018.

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Noss Head Lighthouse is perched high the cliffs and surrounded by sea-stacks
Noss Head Lighthouse is perched high on cliffs and surrounded by sea-stacks