THIS LIGHTHOUSE COMPOUND IS NOW FULLY SOLD
THOUGH KEEP AN EYE ON THE UNDERNOTED DUNNET HEAD PAGE FOR ANY RETURN TO THE SALE MARKET.
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Compound (c) Jonathan Billinger
Keepers Cottages, Dunnet Head Lighthouse, By Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XS
If you wish to bid for the WHOLE Dunnet Head Lighthouse Compound at Offers Over £225,000 please email for further details:
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Dunnet Head Lighthouse Compound (c) 2007 Russ McLean
A unique portfolio of properties situated in the village of Dunnet. The village stands close to the north east corner of Dunnet Bay. To the north, the land gently rises to form Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain where the cliffs fall 300ft sheer into the Pentland Firth. On a clear day the northern end commands some of the most extensive views you are likely to find anywhere in northern Scotland.
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Compound: Most Northerly Point of UK Mainland
These include the Orkney Islands to the north, and the length of the north coast of Scotland from Duncansby Head, 13 miles to the east, to Cape Wrath, just under 60 miles to the west. Sitting above the cliffs is the lighthouse and cottages built here by the Stevenson family in 1832.
Dunnet Head has stunning sea cliffs and coastal grassland. These are home to puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, kittiwakes, shags and cormorants, and RSPB undertake annual seabird monitoring work and offer Seabird Walks in the summer. Of strategic importance during World War II, Dunnet Head has a number of old military buildings still standing on site
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Compound: Comfortable Interior
The Queen Mother had visited the lighthouse on several occasions, the last being on 8 October 1979 when Mr Malcolm, Principal Lightkeeper, gave a conducted tour of the station. The Queen Mother later had tea with Mr Malcolm and his wife and met the other lightkeepers and their families residing at the station.The current accommodation for sale:
Cottage 1: Lounge, Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom.
Cottage 2: Lounge, Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom.
Cottage 3: Lounge, Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom.
Engine Room: Large room used formerly as a concert room seating close to 100 people. 3 storage rooms behind .Old cartshed and stables with potential to develop subject to statutory permissions being obtained. 2 small stone sheds, 2 garages and extensive walled garden some distance from the property.
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Keeper’s House: Royal Tea Perhaps
The garden was formerly used by the lighthouse keepers to provide their food. The property for sale is suitable as residential accommodation or holiday let cottages with the possibility of some commercial use subject to the usual consents. The property does require some modernisation. Preferably to be sold as one lot however the owner would consider selling individually
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Keeper’s House: Example Kitchen
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Keeper’s House: Example Bathroom
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Keeper’s House: Example Bedroom
Location: Keepers Cottages, Dunnet Head Lighthouse, By Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XS.
Whole Compound [excluding Lighthouse Tower] Offers Over £225,000.
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The Dunnet Head Lighthouse Keepers’ Houses at the most northerly point of the British Mainland.
Dunnet Head & Lighthouse Station – Photo Courtesy of David Rutherford
AN EARLIER – BUT NOW SOLD – BUILDING AT DUNNET HEAD LIGHTHOUSE APPEARS BELOW THIS SECTION. THE NARRATIVE IS FOR THE RECORD AND REFERENCE BY RESEARCHERS
OLD HISTORIC DETAIL OF AN ENTIRELY SEPARATE DETACHED PROPERTY AT SEA LEVEL WHICH WAS FOR SALE LAST YEAR APPEARS BELOW FOR REFERENCE ONLY
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Sea Level Store
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Store, Brough Harbour (c) 2013 David Glass
This particular building is now marked “Under Offer” which in Scots conveyancing law is fairly firm – though sometimes such properties come back to market. We will do our best to alert subscribers if this property does come back for sale.
Dunnet Head Lighthouse Store Inscription (c) 2013 David Glass
The inscription is above the door of the Lighthouse Store which was built to receive stores shipped in for Dunnet Head Lighthouse.
So it may still be possible, with a little dedication and ingenuity, to buy this Lighthouse Building at Dunnet Head from the current/new owner. Notwithstanding, it is recently classified via Aberdeen and Northern Estates – 01467 437000 as “under offer”. It might be an idea to give them your details in case the current sale [October 2013] doesn’t go through.
Though if the sale has gone through, there are always other options. You can always write a polite letter to the owners. Though this building appears unoccupied and boarded up. So you could do worse than read our …
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One last point: if you do go up to Dunnet Head which is the most northerly point in the British Mainland, and end up at the actual Dunnet Head Lighthouse [a fair distance up the road], please do NOT do what dozy features writing this did. In order to obtain a better angle from which to photograph Dunnet Head Lighthouse, he stepped over a fairly low wall, only to discover on the other side of this wall was an old, thin, goat track separating him from his maker. Two more steps and a 300 foot sheer cliff drop down to the sea and jaggy rocks beneath. Rest assured, and even with a recent back operation, the adrenaline kicked in, and a very quick leap was made back to the safe side of the wall. After 25 years scampering around lighthouses you would think that the writer of this would know better. So PLEASE exercise caution when walking around any lighthouse location.
Writing of locations, for the record this Dunnet Head Lighthouse Store Building is as follows:-
Location: Lighthouse Store, Brough, Dunnet, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XR.
Tenure: Feuhold [Scottish Freehold Equivalent].
£10,000 – Currently Under Offer – Though Keep An Eye On This One: Either in case the current sale doesn’t complete, or possibly a developer buys it and puts a redeveloped Lighthouse Bothy back up for sale.
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