Buchan Ness lighthouse
Experience staying in the lighthouse keepers cottage!
- Cottages include a fireplace
- Four Star Comfort
- Smell of sea air
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Panoramic sea view
Buchan Ness Lighthouse sits at Britain's most northeastern point in Peterhead, a busy whitefish port about an hour's drive from Aberdeen. Buchan Ness lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson, and is one of the few remaining working lighthouses in Scotland.
The lighthouse is 118ft (36m) high, flashing a white light every 5 seconds which with the current lamp is visible for 28 nautical miles (52km). The former lighthouse keepers' cottages have been converted to self catering accommodation.
Two well-equipped rental cottages, Skerry and Dundonnie, sit at its base, each with two bedrooms, a bath, a kitchen and a fireplace. The cottages are child-friendly, but some of the area's footpaths may not be. There is no access to the working lighthouse, but be sure to visit the nearby ruins of Slains Castle, said to have inspired "Dracula."
Skerry is a beautifully renovated lighthousekeeper's cottage at the base of Buchan Ness Lighthouse, the most north-easterly point in Scotland. Skerry cottage has a bright, airy galley kitchen with cooker, grill, fridge, microwave and coffee- maker. The kitchen table seats 4 comfortably and is a great place to sit and have your morning coffee. The living room is equipped with TV and DVD player. Skerry cottage has two bedrooms, one double with a king- size bed, the second with two single beds.
The equally beautiful cottage Dundonnie has a large dining room which seats up to 8 people round the table. The kitchen is fully equiped with a dishwasher, split level oven/grill and coffee maker. Dundonnie Cottage has a modern cozy living room with a sea view and a cole fire, a main bedroom with a king-size bed and twin beds in the second bedroom.
Ours is a family-run and owned business which started over 13 years ago when we bought the island including the land and light keepers' cottages surrounding the lighthouse, from the previous owners.
Buchanness lighthouse is owned and operated by the Northern lighthouse board - It is still a working lighthouse
Designed by Robert Stevenson, and completed in 1827.
The cottages were built at the same time, and although we've preserved as many of the original features as possible, hopefully, we've achieved our aim ,to create a modern ,comfortable home from home environment for our guests , many of whom come back year after year, and feel more like family .
4 Reviews - Buchan Ness lighthouse
Perthshirescot - Scotland
Myself and my partner booked this via an online deal that was being offered coupled with recommendations of friends who stayed in the cottage on a couple of occasions over the last couple of years. We stayed at Skerry Cottage which was extremely warm and inviting and very comfortable indeed with the option of the peat fire in the living room as well which took me back to my childhood days in my grandparents house. Its a great place to get away from a busy working life and enjoy the scenery with the wildlife and the waves crashing against the rocks which the cottage overlooks. I would highly recommend going to Bullers of Buchan and Cruden Bay Beach which is great place to walk along and very clean whilst you are staying in the area. Sheila the owner was very welcoming and gave us a few ideas where to go and visit in the area. We finished off our trip by going to a local fish merchant today before returning home which we found out about via leaflets in the cottage. The freshest fish ever! I would highly recommend booking the cottage if you want to get away from it all and enjoy some relaxation time as we have came away feeling really refreshed. We hope to return at some point in the future again.
Roberto P - Italy
Sheila was a perfect host, the house delightful, surely recommended to all people who wish a relaxing place to live in.
Nicola M - England
I booked this for my in-laws as a lovely trip away. They loved it, the exact words are “it was a hidden gem” They loved meeting Shiela, Mel and the dogs, Shiela was the perfect host, they loved the fact that the accommodation retain original features but still had all modern amenities! They spent the first night just relaxing in the kitchen with a good few drinks. The weather was fantastic, and my father in law got some amazing pictures of the lighthouse. They really enjoyed their time away and didn’t want to come home!
Andre K - the Netherlands
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I went to Scotland for a week with my husband and my father. My father loves lighthouses, which is why we chose this as one of our accommodations. We loved it ourselves, and we were lucky that the second house was empty, so we had the area there to ourselves. We had Skerry, a super cozy, cute house with lots of nice decorations and an eye for detail. Also everything you need to cook in the cottage. What a beautiful environment, what friendly people, what a beautiful accommodation, many compliments to Sheila, whom we also met in person. Highly recommended!!