Buchan Ness
Dundonnie Cottage
Dundonnie Cottage
Dundonnie Cottage
Skerry Cottage
Skerry Cottage
Skerry Cottage
Buchan Ness

Buchan Ness lighthouse

Experience staying in the keepers cottage!

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)

Lighthouse highlights

  1. Cottages include a fireplace
  2. Four Star Comfort
  3. Smell of sea air
  1. Fully equipped kitchen
  2. Panoramic sea view

Lighthouse summary

Buchan Ness sits at Britain's most northeastern point in Peterhead, a busy whitefish port about an hour's drive from Aberdeen. Buchan Ness was built by Robert Stevenson, and is one of the few remaining working lighthouses in Scotland.

The 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 keepers' cottages have been converted to self catering accommodation.

Lighthouse description

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 , 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 , 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.

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Property type


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


4 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 4


Number of en-suite: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing



Sea Views

Panoramic Views


Lighthouse owner

Buchan Ness

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

1 Review - Buchan Ness lighthouse

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Perthshirescot - Scotland

    08 Nov

    Great getaway

    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.

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