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Get away from it all at the Noss Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

2nd June 2020 – Not opening yet

We are waiting on clear guidelines but we won’t be among the first to open. This blog post explains why

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Light on a dark sea behind Noss Head
We’re not clear of the storm clouds yet

24th March 2020 – Covid-19 / Corona Virus

We are proud that all accommodation at the Lighthouse is now being used by NHS staff. We are very sad that we’ve had to postpone and cancel so many guests at the Cottage. 

Bookings from now to the end of August

We will postpone or cancel all bookings between now and the end of August.

Bookings from September to the end of the year

We hope to re-open in the autumn, but until things are clearer we are not accepting new bookings during those months, though we are not cancelling current bookings either.  

If you have a booking with us, we will send you an email over the next few days. I am sorry it’s taken us so long to do this, but arranging our accommodation for the NHS staff took longer than expected. 

In the meantime, stay at home, wash your hands, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

16 March 2020 – Covid-19 / Corona Virus

The UK Government advised us all to avoid non-essential travel today. In the light of this, we have closed the cottage to  new bookings until the end of May, and we will change this as events unfold. 

We will update our terms of booking over the next few days to make them more flexible in recognition that its hard to plan very far ahead right now. 

If you would like to book the cottage later in the year, please be mindful that the situation is subject to change. 

In the meantime, stay safe, wash your hands and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

What do you look for in a break?

Being woken by the rising sun, and strolling out with the dog across the bleak, beautiful cliffs of one of Scotland’s most stunning locations?

A long, lazy lie-in with your loved one in a cosy cottage, followed by a drive to a welcoming, bustling town for a traditional Scottish breakfast?

Or maybe it’s a long weekend with the kids, complete with arts and crafts, plenty of wildlife spotting, and a boat trip that takes in clowning puffins, majestic castles and mysterious caves?

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in our newly renovated Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage just outside of Wick.

About the cottage

Welcome to the cottage

Welcome to the cottage

Built over 60 years ago for the Principal Lightkeeper and his family, our cottage has recently been refurbished to make sure it’s comfortable, cosy, and the perfect base for your Scottish holiday.
Three comfortable bedrooms

Three comfortable bedrooms

The cottage can sleep up to six people all year round, in three refurbished bedrooms.

The master bedroom’s Super-King bed can be split into twins, while the other rooms offer twin beds and adult-sized bunks respectively, giving you the flexibility to relax with family and friends, or to enjoy a little extra space on a romantic weekend.
Your base to explore Caithness

Your base to explore Caithness

With space for two cars, Noss Head is a perfect base to explore the wilds of the Scottish Highlands.
But with a well-equipped kitchen, a large table for a lavish Sunday lunch or laughter-filled family games night, and a living room with Freeview TV and free Wifi, you might decide not to venture too far!
Children and dogs more than welcome

Children and dogs more than welcome

We’re happy to welcome families with children and dogs, although we’d advise to keep an eye on your little ones and your pets. There’s a low sea wall between the lighthouse compound and cliffs, which braver kids and larger dogs may be able to climb. Also, local farmers and seabirds won’t appreciate a nosy dog, so it’s important to keep your pet on a lead!
Our prices

Our prices

You won’t find any hidden charges here. Book a minimum of three nights starting and ending on any day of the week, and we’ll give you a price using the booking calendar.

If you’re planning on a week’s stay, prices range from £399 to £799, although we do charge and additional £20 for each of your furry friends who might join us.
Book your stay

Book your stay

If the thought of a long weekend (or longer) enjoying this stunning scenery appeals to you, we’ll be happy to welcome you to Noss Head and the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage. Simply use our secure booking system to book your stay.
Memberships and Awards

Memberships and Awards

We were finalists in the Highland and Island Tourism Awards for our category in 2019 - great recognition for our team before we'd been open a year.

We are also proud of our a Silver Award for Green Tourism and our commitment to quality is shown by our membership of the North Coast 500, the Association of Scottish Self-Caterers, and Visit Scotland.

Caithness in photos

Book Securely Online

Whatever you’re looking to do in Caithness, you won’t find a more welcoming place to start than the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage. Simply click through to our secure booking site and book your stay.

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