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 the day you arrive, (or from 2:00pm onwards from the weekend the clocks change in October through to the end of February).  You can check yourself in using the key-code so you can arrive as late as you like.

Please check out by 10:00am on the day 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 public transport in Staxigoe and 5 miles from Wick.

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

Supplies used to be winched up by boat from Sandigoe beach, but these days you can get deliveries from Tesco!

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.