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

Buchan Ness lighthouse

Experience staying in the lighthouse keepers cottage!

Excellent! 4.8/5 (13 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. 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 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.

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 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.

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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

Please, ask owner


4 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 2


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing



Dining table & chairs
Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave oven

Linen provided
Towels provided


DVD player
Internet access
Music system / CD player

Satellite / cable TV

Heating / cooling

Open fire

Central heating


Sea views

Panoramic views


Child cot
Off road parking
Secure complex

Pets allowed
Wheelchair friendly
Highchair availabele

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking



Lighthouse owner


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 .

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

13 Reviews - Buchan Ness lighthouse

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Markus B - Austria

    19 Aug

    Wonderful house

    We enjoyed our stay in this lovely renovated apartment very much! The kitchen is well equipped, beds are very comfortable, everything was to our complete satisfaction. We highly recommend this accomodation.

  2. Rachel G - England

    13 Apr

    Perfect getaway

    I booked this for my husbands 40th birthday and the unique element did not disappoint. We loved staying right below the lighthouse, with an amazing view. Sheila was very friendly and helpful and the whole place felt very welcoming and homely. We are tempted to come back and bring the kids :-)

  3. Andre K - the Netherlands

    24 May

    One of the nicest accommodations ever Show original

    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!!

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  4. Masha B - England

    30 Jun

    Wonderful stay

    My partner and I and our two dogs had a wonderful time at Buchan Ness lighthouse, such a magical location, very comfortable and well equipped cottage, really happy with our stay.

  5. Stephen R - England

    19 Apr

    Great first visit

    Lovely setting, on an island feet from the rocks sat the foot of a working lighthouse! Cottage was very well equipped. Very clean and cosy, the peat fire was so nice. Great sense of seclusion and loved watching the sea with a big cup of tea. Boddam chappie is great too. We'll be back

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