Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station

TOWER HOUSE

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

Sorry: Now fully booked until 4th May 2018

Text us on 0793 557 2803 if you would like to book for dates after 4th May 2018

Special Offer: 15th January 2018 to 4th May 2018 – Winter Rates.

£49 per room, per night: self catering.

or…

£125 per room, per 7-day week: self-catering.

Noss Head Lighthouse Station – Holiday Accommodation

Consider treating yourself to a day, weekend, week or even a month staying at this remarkable lighthouse compound. We are coming to the end of a major refurbishment of the former lighthouse keeper’s accommodation. The building has been renamed Tower House. Please note it is not the tall tower, but the former light keeper’s home directly opposite the tower. Here is a photograph of our building – which is where you will be staying if you so choose…

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

The inside of the building is now warm and comfortable. We still have some refurbishment jobs on the “to do” list, such as painting the outside of Tower House – which is scheduled for April 2018.

This January to May 2018 special offer is to reflect the fact that the property is not quite perfectly restored yet. Though we invite you to study the recent photographs and decide for yourself whether this former lighthouse keepers house passes muster and is somewhere that you would like to visit.

We start with a photograph of the tall tower standing sentinel outside our front door since 1849…

Noss Head Lighthouse Tower & Quarterdeck Building in January 2018

Looking up at the clear sky this morning (12 January 18) and watching the contrail slice a little white knife cut out of the deep blue and wondering where the folk on the southern headed airplane are going.

The beginning of our tour, illustrated here in photographs, starts at our front door of the Tower House, going into the main hallway…

Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station – Entrance Hallway

This is the plan of the building so you can get your bearings…

Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station: Floorplan For Guidance

Moving from the floorplan layout to to our photographic tour and we have pictures of the bedrooms. All have large screen televisions. Also there is WiFi in Tower House. The internet hub works well in the lounge, and most of the times in the bedrooms. Please remember – the walls are up to 3 feet thick, so occasionally the WiFi can go a bit temperamental in the bedrooms if the landline signal temporarily drops in quality.

Bedroom 1 – Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

Bedrooms 1, 2, and 4 have just been freshly redecorated, with new carpets fitted and new beds + new mattresses installed during January 2018. Bedroom 3 had this done last year. Bedroom 5 is scheduled for a refit in April 2018.

^^ Bedroom 2 – Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station ^^

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 onwards now being released.

^^ Bedroom 3 – Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station ^^

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

^^ Bedroom 4 – Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station ^^

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

^^^ Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station – Residents’ Lounge ^^^

^^^ Residents’ Lounge – Looking From The Southern Doorway ^^^

^^^ Tower House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station – Kitchen/Diner ^^^

 ^^^ Bathroom & W.C.1 ^^^

^^^ Shower Room & W.C.2 ^^^

Please remember, limited time only – Tower House holiday accommodation…

Just £49 per room per night, or £125 per week.

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th MAy 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

Or write:

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

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THE GROUNDS

Noss Head Lighthouse Tower is set in a 3 acre, walled compound shown in the photo above.

There are also several acres of grounds outwith the Noss Head Lighthouse Station compound. You are welcome to walk around and enjoy these at your leisure. There are some beautiful spots such as the small loch.

We have an annual £100 prize for the best painting of the landscape, the loch – or indeed any subject, whether lighthouse tower, puffin, flora and fauna, etc.

Plus you will have the opportunity to join our new Lighthouses For Sale or Rent shop – where, amongst other things, we will be selling prints. That would produce a regular royalty for the picture author in addition to the modest £100 prize. The overall amount would depend upon how good and popular the artwork is.

Just ask/telephone/text the lighthouse compound owner for details.

Loch Mor at Noss Head Lighthouse Station

Copyright: Russ McLean

Please do NOT use the jetty.

Even though most of the loch is just a couple of feet deep, this old structure is needing renewed to make absolutely safe. That is also on our “to do” list for 2018. Joiners and carpenters welcome to visit for a busman’s holiday – extra special discounted rates if you have jetty repair/rebuild talents.

Other guests roam around these grounds too…

Puffins Make Excellent Candidates For Painting & Photography

Though please don’t get too close to the birds, especially in breeding season when they protect their eggs and we would appreciate if our guests would respect the bird nesting season. Besides, you might not want to look like Tippi Hedren after a date with Alfred Hitchcock (here).

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe: Another Excellent Artist Candidate – Photo or Canvas

Copyright: Grant Golding

Another thing to look out for is Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.

The castle neigbours close to our grounds and can be visited by the kindly farmer’s access track just before you reach our main gate. Castle Girnigoe Sinclair is very popular and well worth a visit when you are up here. Further details of the castle: here.

Whilst on the subject of paintings and photography, it would be remiss not to mention the main lighthouse tower…

Noss Head Lighthouse Tower at Sunset.

During January, February, March and April 2018 the lighthouse main tower is being refurbished and repainted. Please can guests and visitors stay on our side of the temporary safety fence.

ALSO – FOR YOUR SAFETY – PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB OVER THE BOUNDARY WALL ON THE SEAWARD SIDE. THE CLIFFS ARE OVER 100 FEET HIGH AND THE GRASS AT THE FAR EDGES CAN BE SLIPPY. THANK YOU.

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SPECIAL OFFER AT NOSS HEAD TOWER HOUSE: IS IT WORTH IT?

It is our hope that the Noss Head Lighthouse holiday accommodation winter special at…

£49 per room per night: self catering.

Or

£125 per week, per room: self-catering. 

(fully booked until 22nd April 2018).

If you would like to enquire about booking one or more of the Noss Head Lighthouse Station rooms in Tower House, please feel free to get in touch…

Just £49 per room per night, or £125 per week.

Fully booked until 22nd April 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

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NOSS HEAD LIGHTHOUSE – BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

Noss Head Lighthouse Station (c) Courtesy of Mr Derek Bremner

It isn’t just the lighthouse that is a spectacular building to see. The location is none too shabby either.

Amazing for photographers, artists, bird watchers, walkers, drone enthusiasts, private pilots – Wick Airport is a great wee landing spot just 7 fields away. We have whale watchers, purpoise-peerers, and dolphin devotees looking out over our cliffs to the sea – some days as far as Orkney, which is usually visible.

The founder of Lighthouses For Sale or Rent – Russ McLean has been around lighthouses 90% of his life. He chose Noss Head Lighthouse Station to locate the websites’ office for a reason. “Sublime, just sublime” was his quote.

Looking at the following picture, it may be hard to disagree…

Noss Head Lighthouse Station – Photo Courtesy Oracle Drone Services

Some folk think winter is not a very good time to visit. 

Oh contraire.

Just look at this snow fest, photographed by Russ in December 2017… 

Noss Head Lighthouse: Snow & Frozen Loch – In Amazing Winter Light

Then we have the crown jewels of winter at Noss Head – and indeed the north of the country: The Aurora Borealis.

The night sky at winter time is a genuinely awesome thing to see. We cannot guarantee you will have an Aurora experience, but even if you don’t, there is a wondrous beauty in watching the stars from a place of such purity of vision between the Earth’s surface, upwards to infinity and beyond, gazing at the rich night sky.

 The Aurora Borealis Over Noss Head Lighthouse and Loch Mor

Photo: Gordon Mackie – British Astronomical Association

Seriously – you need to see the Aurora Borealis in person at some time in your life. 

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AERIAL FILM AT NOSS HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

We are delighted to include a short film to give prospective guests an idea of this place…

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PLEASE PHONE/TEXT BEFORE TRAVELLING UP HERE

If, after reading this fulsome page, you would like to visit our lighthouse keepers’ buildings, please PHONE OR TEXT BEFORE coming up.

Demand has already started to accelerate and we would be mortified if you travelled to all the way up here, only to find that all the rooms were occupied.

If you are thinking about a holiday stay at Tower House, please feel free to contact us…

Tel/Text: 0793 557 2803.

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

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THE KEY TO AN INTERESTING ADVENTURE

Go on, have a little adventure…

Even if action packed days are not your thing, there is quite a lot of minimalist contemplation, such as simply watching the water and let your worries drift away…

The Small Jetty At Loch Mor, Noss Head Lighthouse Station

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TOWER HOUSE – COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE COVER

For peace of mind, here are the insurance details so you know that we are covered.

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ENQUIRIES

Winter rates: just £49 per room per night, or £125 per room, per week.

Fully booked until 4th May 2018. New bookings for 5th May 2018 and onwards now being released. Text: 0793 557 2803.

Or write:

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

PLEASE NOTE, THE SPECIAL OFFER AT £49 PER NIGHT OR £125 PER WEEK IS SELF-CATERING.

FOOD IS NOT SUPPLIED.

THERE IS A LOCAL TESCO SUPERSTORE 10 MINUTES DRIVE AWAY FROM NOSS HEAD.

ALL UTILITY BILLS FOR HEATING, LIGHT, WATER, PLUS BED LINEN, PLATES,  CUTLERY, KITCHEN UTENSILS ETC., ALONG WITH FRIDGE + FREEZER AND REFUSE COLLECTION, ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.