Most westerly point in Scotland
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Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Keeper's Cottage

Good 4.3/5 (10 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Lighthouse highlights

  1. Most westerly point on the British mainlaid
  2. Spectacular sea views
  3. Haven for wildlife watching, dolphin and whale spotting
  1. Historically important and unique Alan Stevenson build
  2. Hike & explore this remote, unspoilt, unique area

Lighthouse summary

Keepers Cottage West is located at the most westerly point of mainland Britain and is nestled right underneath the majestic Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. Built in 1849 out of granite from the Isle of Mull, the lighthouse was designed by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson and towers majestically 55 metres above the sea.

Lighthouse description

With a lovely cafe and gift shop (Open easter - Oct) close by and the opportunity to spot minke whales, dolphins and basking sharks in the seas below, Keeper Cottage West provides a spectacular and unique experience for those who like to stay somewhere a little bit out of the ordinary! With breath-taking, panoramic sea views and beautiful sunsets, the location of this cottage is hard to beat. Encompassing entrances to both the lighthouse and the two Keepers Cottages, is a cobbled courtyard. The well-furnished cottage can be enjoyed in every season, on the clear days when panoramic views extend out in every direction and the exhilarating, wild, stormy evenings when the heating ensures a cosy stay. Tickets to enter the tower can be purchased from the cafe on site.(April-Oct).


Please note - The lighthouse has a private water supply which is tested annually. It can be brown in colour but is fit for consumption. If you do not like the idea of this then you will need to bring your own drinking water.

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Property type


Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 10:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 2

The lighthouse has two bedrooms, one double and one bunk bed. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Sporting activities


Dining table & chairs
Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave oven

Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided

Double Bed linen & towels are included. You can hire the bunk bed linen & towels for £10 each, alternatively can bring your own.


DVD player
Internet access

Satellite / cable TV


Sea views
Mountain views

Panoramic views
Close to the beach


Off road parking
Car recommended
Pets allowed

Child friendly
Highchair availabele

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




139.2 mi


6.4 mi


0.5 mi

Ferry port

7.1 mi


5.2 mi

Ski lift

70.1 mi

Super market

17 mi

Train station

58.4 mi


17 mi

How to get there

Directions from the South from A82 at Crainlarich continue through Glencoe. 3 km after you have crossed over the Ballachulish Bridge, turn left and take the Corran Ferry (check timetable) across Loch Linnhe. From the Corran Ferry turn left on disembarking then stay on the A861. Turn left at Salen onto the B8007 and follow the road to . If you are unable to cross via the Corran Ferry, continue north on the A82 to Fort William then follow the directions below.

Directions from the North Follow directions for Fort William take the A830 out of Fort William towards Mallaig. Turn left at Lochailort onto the A861 and follow the road to Salen. Turn right at Salen onto B8007 and follow road to .

Single-track road use the passing places (they are indicated with signs) to permit oncoming traffic to proceed and allow traffic behind you to overtake. Always stay on the left-hand side of the road when using passing places. If the car behind you is travelling faster than you or behind you for a while, please pull in to allow it to overtake.Always be aware that the car behind could contain a doctor or a member of one of the emergency services. Never park in passing places (however beautiful the view might be!), they are not viewpoints. Allow yourself plenty of time, 50 km can take 11/2 hours to drive, it is best to take your time and enjoy the experience.

Keeper’s Cottage Directions -
Drive through until you come to a road on the right signposted Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Portuairk and Sanna.
Take this road and follow signs for Ardnamurchan Lighthouse and Portuairk. The turning for the lighthouse is one mile past
the Community Garden. On arrival at the lighthouse keep left and park next to the cottage. Please do not drive your vehicle
into the inner courtyard. Parking for 2 cars.

About the area

At the end of the rugged Ardnamurchan peninsula, at the most westerly point in Scotland, proudly sits Ardnamurchan lighthouse and the Keeper's cottage. From this rugged outcrop you can enjoy spectacular views of Mull, the small isles and miles of untouched white sandy beachs all the way up to the isle of Skye.

Ardnamurchan is a place rich in history with many castles and historical sites to visit. The adventurous types can enjoy cycling, hiking, fishing and kayaking. For the wildlife lover why not spot an otter in the bay or look out for the elusive scottish wildcat in the woodland. From the lighthouse look out for dolphins, whales and basking sharks. Time to relax? Head to one of our many secluded beaches, head to Ardnamurchan or Tobermory distillery for a dram, or have a hunt in the craft shops and art galleries.

Just 35 minutes on the ferry and you'll arrive in Tobermory, a picturesque fishing town famed for it's coloured houses and excellent seafood.

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Lighthouse owner


John & I have lived in Ardnamurchan for the last 37 years, so know the area really well. We can help you plan your holiday.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

10 Reviews - Ardnamurchan Lighthouse

Good 4.3/5

  1. Victoria C - Scotland

    26 Mar

    Keepers Cottage West

    An absolute idyllic place. Quirky, unique and very cosy. If you like the remoteness and wilderness this is the best spot to be. Loved every minute of my stay and didn't want to leave. 

  2. Graham J - England

    16 May


    This was my 4th Lighthouse break and the furthest, what you have to understand is the final 30 miles of single track road to get there. The cottage is clean and adequately furnished, the WiFi works if you need it, but no mobile signal which is great. The local people, shops and facilities are great, the shop at Salen I found particularly good. The cottage is within the grounds of a visitors attraction so you will find people wondering about “and looking in the windows”, just pull down the blind !! The scenery on your way “too and from”  the lighthouse is superb and I stopped on several occasions to admire the view. Enjoy

  3. Karsten A - Germany

    02 Jun

    Fantastic place to be

    Yes, it is a long way to drive to get there, and also you might have scottish weather... but beeing there with a beautiful sunset, relaxing and staying there for the night is awesome. 

  4. George R - Scotland

    09 Apr


    Stunning area to visit. If you want away from it all this is the place but what you have to understand is that its an old building and was abandoned for a few years before being put into use again.

    Downside is the security of  the building having read some of the comments left by previous visitors the windows in the bathroom and the kitchen cant be locked unless you jam something into the sides. I managed to open the windows from outside with no effort .a bit worrying considering we had been out all day leaving some valuables lying around and these windows had been reported over 2 years ago. Place was clean everything you need for cooking etc but on arrival there was no milk etc. Might seem petty but when you've driven for 5 hours and there's no shops or even a hint that you might need to buy some on way. Had a problem with power going off but it seems you cant have the booster for hot water and anything else on at the same time took 2 hours to get a reply from anyone and it turned out he couldn't help anyway.

    Roads are twisty but I expected that but overall I would go back some lovely scenery and the beaches nearby were stunning. was dry but windy but we managed to see a clear sky and all that goes with that.

  5. Fishie - Scotland

    08 Mar

    Stunning location

    Stunning location with amazing views. Small cafe on site. Drive there can be 'interesting'...

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