Engine House


For Sale Under Offer

The Old Engine House
Noss Head Lighthouse Station

Offers Over £79,000 – Under Offer

Detached Engine House Building For Sale: Offers Over £79,000.
Current Use: Office + Workshop + Lighthouse Canteen + Storage Room

This building has mains electricity, mains water already fully connected and a WC plus washroom.

This Former Engine House Would Make A Spectacular Home

Or Holiday Letting Cottage

Subject to planning permission

Please Note: The Lighthouse Tower is NOT Included in this sale

The Old Engine House At Noss Head Lighthouse Station

The engines and electricity generators have been removed

Splendid location by Noss Head Lighthouse Tower

Great sea views from this former Engine House

The lighthouse tower is still in operational use via remote control from the Northern Lighthouse Board HQ in Edinburgh. Here is a photograph taken from the top of the lighthouse optic room/balcony towards the Engine House….

Detached Engine House: Photo From Atop The Lighthouse Tower.



Engine House + 2 Car Parking Spaces & Small Garden Area.

^ Draught Title Plan – Outlined In Red Ink ^

The light brown shaded area shown on the provisional plan drawing above is included in the Engine House title ownership but has right of access over this part granted to the owners of the adjacent Stevenson Cottage.

View of The Engine House Looking North Across Sinclair Bay To Orkney

If you are looking for a change of life and more enjoyable pace in a spectacular location where the long summer days and cosy winter nights with the Aurora Borealis abound this may be just the thing for you.

Noss Head Lighthouse Compound – Aurora Borealis

Photo Courtesy of Maciej Winiarczyk

The Engine House at Noss Head Lighthouse Station can be seen to the lower right in the Aurora Borealis photograph.

You could live here for £99 per week in one of the former lighthouse keeper cottages for rent, after you have bought the Engine House (offers over £79,000) and start the conversion process of the Engine House, with the reassurance of already being comfortably resident onsite. It is not mandatory to rent the adjacent cottage, but the option is there if it helps you.

Adjacent Cottages Can Be Rented By The New Engine House Owner

This should help folk who wish to relocate and live close to the Engine House during the renovation process.

A Genuine Escape To The Country

Would You Like To Live Here?

Photo  Courtesy of Maciej Winiarczyk 

This Is Your Near Neighbour

The Engine House Is The Detached Building

To The Left of The Noss Head Lighthouse Tower

Not just that, but we have a well know television series that have asked their researchers be kept in the loop in case you fancy appearing on the television. The tv company would like to film your new adventure. Or if you prefer privacy, then that is an option too.

The Old Engine House Has Amazing Views From 3 Sides

^ View To The North East ^

^ View To The North West ^

^ General View To The South West ^

Sinclair Girnigoe Castle In The Distance

It is a remarkably rare occasion when we can feature a detached lighthouse building for sale, in such a spectacular location and at an entry price of offers over £79,000. That compares very favourably with other lighthouse property.

This website has recently listed West Usk Lighthouse at £1,750,000 (here).

For folk who have the skillset to convert this building there is considerable scope to add your own equity value (sweat-equity) by completing a great deal of the conversion/renovation work yourself.

Currently Use: Office + Workshop + Lighthouse Canteen + Storage Room

Office 1 and the Kitchen/Dining Area were completely refurbished with professionally installed Kingspan insulation and new interior walls for the Northern Lighthouse Board some time ago. This makes these rooms very easy and economical to heat and keep warm.

Measurements are given in good faith, but prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to precision and accuracy.

Workshop: 2.97m x 3.05m.

Office 1+2 & Kitchen (overall): 2.92m x 3.00m.

Engine Room: 6.74m x 4.14m.

Toilet: 1.40m x1.40m

Ample room to convert into a residential house or alternatively a holiday letting cottage. Subject to planning permission.

Kitchen Area

Main Storage Area

Main Storage Area

Main Workshop

Main Storage Area

All of the stored material will be removed prior to completion of the sale. So you will be receiving a blank canvas of a building to make your own.

Not Too Glamorous – Yet.

But Very Important To Have A WC & Connections Within The Building.

This could end be converted to a very nice shower room and WC.

Detached Building By Noss Head Lighthouse Tower

Main Double Doors Open Up To View The Main Lighthouse Tower

Noss Head Lighthouse: Engine House To The Right

This photograph was taken prior to the major renovation and refurbishment works on the actual Noss Head Lighthouse Tower and Stevenson Cottage which is located behind the tower.

The other 2 residential buildings at the lighthouse site have also been completely renovated.

Meanwhile, local town centre, superstore, recreation, leisure, primary/secondary school, doctor surgery and a general hospital with A&E are 10 minutes drive from Noss Head Lighthouse Station…

Noss Head Lighthouse Station feels wonderfully remote, yet is only a 10 minute drive to the local town centre with a full spectrum of amenities such as shops, leisure facilities, superstores and a general hospital.

Wick Airport: Click Here

Crucially there is a regional airport with two scheduled flights inbound and two outbound six days per week. The airport is a ten minute drive by taxi or car from The Old Engine House. Flights connect via Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airport to London, Manchester, Paris, Berlin and all major worldwide airports.

Alternatively, the drive on the A9 can be spectacular….

A9 Arterial Road To The Highlands

The Old Engine House is a relatively recent building set within the lighthouse compound with unobstructed views across Sinclair Bay and beyond towards the Orcadian Archipelago.

The Engine House View North.

This photograph was taken at 11pm in the evening. At midsummer it stays light almost 22 hours a day.

Nearby buildings include the recently renovated Stevenson Cottage where the former lighthouse keepers used to live. The landmark building is, of course, Noss Head Lighthouse Tower. During 2018 the tower was completely refurbished and the lighthouse station is looking in particularly good condition.

The Old Engine House was intended to be used as the headquarters for the Unique Property Bulletin website (here and here). But a change of plans means the office facility has been relocated to the Isle of Arran. Therefore, the Old Engine House is now surplus to requirements and has been made available for sale.

Cute neighbours…

The Engine House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4QT.

Offers Over: £79,000. Under Offer.

Title: Feuhold (Freehold equivalent. The best quality title available)

Detached Engine House Building & 2 Car Parking Spaces + Garden Area

For further information please…

TEXT: 0793 557 2803