Lighthousekeepers' Cottages

Situated on the remote and beautiful northern shore of North Ronaldsay, the former Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages offer visitors a year-round, high-end, self-catering accommodation. The North Ronaldsay Trust led a ten-year refurbishment project following the decommissioning of the cottages and the automation of the Lighthouse by the Northern Lighthouse Board. Four Star RatingDuring the restoration of the cottages, meticulous attention was paid to preserving the historical character of these buildings. The 4-star, self-catering accommodation at the Lighthouse is one of only four such buildings in all of Scotland and the only one that is located on an Island.

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The cottages provide visitors with a luxurious, historic base from which North Ronaldsay's unique wildlife, landscape, and culture can be explored.

Check rental availability and book your holiday at the National Trust of Scotland booking site.

Read our five-of-five reviews on Trip Advisor UK:

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    Ammeneties of Cottage One: Little design
    • One bedroom with double bed and wardrobe.
    • One bedroom with two single beds and wardrobe.
    • Bed linen and towels suppied.
    • Bathroom suite with traditional fixtures.
    • Sitting room with colour TV, DVD player.
    • Dining room.
    • Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, mirowave, and cooker.
    • Shared laundry.
    • Open coal-burning fires with coal, logs, and kindling.
    • Central Heating.
    • Immersion Heater.
    • Wheelchair accsessable shower and toilet.
    • Child's cot. .
"As one of the last active lighthousekeepers in North Ronaldsay, I am happy to see the old cottages put to such good use by the North Ronaldsay Trust. Staying in these cottages, surrounded by the sea and shore, gives the visitor a glimpse into what it was like to be a lightkeeper."
— William Muir, former NR Lighthouse Keeper
    Ammeneties of Cottage Two: Small Pictish design arrow
    • One bedroom with double bed and wardrobe.
    • One bedroom with two single beds and wardrobe.
    • Bed linen and towels suppied.
    • Bathroom suite with traditional fixtures.
    • Sitting room with colour TV, DVD player, and WIFI.
    • Dining room.
    • Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, mirowave, and cooker.
    • Shared laundry.
    • Open coal-burning fires with coal, logs, and kindling.
    • Central Heating.
    • Immersion Heater.
    • Wheelchair accsessible shower and toilet.
    • Child's cot.

For a brief history of the two North Ronaldsay Lighthouses, please visit the National Lighthouse Board’s main website. For more information about sites and activities to experience on your visit to North Ronaldsay, please visit our "See & Do" page.

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