Once the original lighthouse keeper’s cottage, this is truly a unique property full of charm and character.
The property has three steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: With wood burner, Sky TV (basic package), DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Telephone - incoming calls only. Welcome pack.
Sitting-out area and furniture. Large grounds (shared). Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150.
This charming and unique property can be found on the Aberdeen coastline, inside the original, walled, Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse compound, designed by Robert Stevenson (grandfather of the author RL Stevenson of Treasure Island fame). The lighthouse has a Grade A listing with Historic Scotland as a building of architectural and historic interest.
1 Lighthouse Cottage is a very special three-bedroomed holiday cottage, being the original lighthouse keeper’s cottage inside the walled compound. Built in 1833, it is now professionally interior designed within, yet retains its unique charm and period features including working window shutters; even the brass door hinges are originals and stamped NL (Northern Lighthouse).
The coastal location is superb, on a headland south of Aberdeen harbour yet only a 10 minute drive to the centre of Aberdeen, suitable for both business and leisure visitors. Aberdeen city centre, including Aberdeen’s shopping and leisure mall, railway station, ferry and harbour are only two miles away. The surrounding area is a natural beauty spot with the dramatic coastline forming part of the District Wildlife Site. The surrounding cliffs attract a wide range of wild birds and bottlenose dolphins, which are a popular sight swimming up and down the coast. In fact the nearby mouth at Aberdeen harbour is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins. Balnagask Golf Club is within walking distance and shares the headland with the lighthouse; it offers nine and 18-hole golf courses, as well as pitch and putt.
1 Lighthouse Cottage can be booked together with 4 Lighthouse Cottage (31152) and 2 Girdleness Lighthouse (UK5003) to accommodate up to 15 guests.