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Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage'

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Skerry cottage is a beautifully renovated lighthousekeeper's cottage at the base of Buchan ness lighthouse, the most north-easterly point in Scotland. Buchan Ness lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson, and is one of the few remaining working lighthouses in Scotland. Skerry cottage has a bright ,airy galley kitchen, with cooker, grill, fridge, microwave, and coffee- maker.The kitchen table seats 4 comfortably.Great place to sit out and have your morning coffee, and also to sit in the evening, with perhaps a glass of wine, to watch the lighthouse beams revolving slowly above your head. The kitchen door leads onto a decking area which faces east, where the sun rises over the sea and rocks. There are two bedrooms, one double with king- size bed, the second with two single beds. The cot...Skerry cottage is a beautifully renovated lighthousekeeper's cottage at the base of Buchan ness lighthouse, the most north-easterly point in Scotland. Buchan Ness lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson, and is one of the few remaining working lighthouses in Scotland. Skerry cottage has a bright ,airy galley kitchen, with cooker, grill, fridge, microwave, and coffee- maker.The kitchen table seats 4 comfortably.Great place to sit out and have your morning coffee, and also to sit in the evening, with perhaps a glass of wine, to watch the lighthouse beams revolving slowly above your head. The kitchen door leads onto a decking area which faces east, where the sun rises over the sea and rocks. There are two bedrooms, one double with king- size bed, the second with two single beds. The cottage has full central heating, with the optional addition of an open fire in the living room, All bedding and towels are provided. Skerry Cottage was in bad repair when we started to renovate it three years ago. but we kept as many of the original features as we could- Like the original shutters, doors and beautiful pitch pine floors in both bedrooms. The setting is very peaceful and quiet, but is just a short walk across the bridge from the village of Boddam . Within 40 mins. drive from Aberdeen airport. We are within a short distance from many world famous links golf courses, and this is also a great area for birdwatching, and marine wildlife like seals, dolphins and porpoises. We have recently received a 4 star rating from' Visit Scotland'More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Buchanness i
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Buchanness was fantastic! The cottages are within private grounds and gave good privacy. They were well equipped with all the mod cons, but still had the rustic charm's you'd expect. Whether you want to explore the rocky island and local area, or...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Mac M
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Very friendly owners made us very welcome and provided everything we could need. Skerry Cottage is cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated, and the view from the decking was just wonderful. We've stayed in self-catering accommodation all over the world and this was as good as...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank CCScotland
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the lighthouse as a wedding anniversary break. Our dachshund joined us. Warm and cosy and perfectly distanced for a pandemic get away. Sheila, the owner, is lovely. She was helpful and responded to emails. Her husband recommended some good...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Mosspiglet00
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

I always wanted to stay in a lighthouse and finally got the opportunity to stay in this amazing cottage, I went with my husband and a couple of friends for a short break and was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the cottage, sheila...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank funkus_11
sheilap1012, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

Thank you very much for such a positive review - We're a small family business and it makes all the difference to us and our prospective guests if people like yourselves are good enough to take the time to pass on a positive experience ....More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

My second time at Skerry Cottage; first with my husband in 2010 and now with my daughter. It is very cosy inside, and Sheila is a lady with a lovely smile who will give you a beautiful welcome. And oh the view at the back...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Beatrice V
sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review -It makes it all worthwhile when guests like yourselves have a great time ,and then decide to visit us again . Here's hoping we can welcome you back sometime ! Sheila

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

3 night stay over the Bank Holiday weekend booked directly at short notice. Fantastic cottage with everything you need for a comfy stay. Met by Sheila at the front gate and then shown round the property and provided with loads of info about the village...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write this review It's really important for us that potential guests can read about your first-hand experience and (hopefully !) decide to visit us Many thanks again ,and hope to see you again ,Sheila

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing views. A great place to stay. I highly recomended staying here. Take a camera, you wont be dissapointed.More

Date of stay: December 2017
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sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review- It was a pleasure to meet you - The camera tip is a good one, as sunrise especially from Skerry Cottage ) and sunsets can be amazing !Best wishes for 2018, and thanks again...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Looking for a nice stay (self-catering) that's different? You wouldn't go wrong with the Buchan Ness Lighthouse cottages. We stayed two nights in the Skerry Cottage (2 bedroom, living room, full kitchen, bath) and loved the stay. Shirley, the manager, is great--friendly, took care of...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Bob J
sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you very much for this review.I really enjoyed meeting you both, and It was very nice to meet guests who are knowledgeable and interested in this area- Looking forward to meeting you both again on your next visit !

Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a treat to stay at the Skerry Cottage! Sheila welcomed us warmly despite our late arrival on a stormy night! We loved the bright fresh flowers and the comfort of the beautiful cottage. The cottage was comfortable, warm, and very quiet despite the waves...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank StPaulSuzy
sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for a great review, and being such lovely guests! Best wishes and thanks again from Sheila

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Throughly enjoyed our two night stay at Skerry cottage and wished we could have stayed longer. The cottage more or less has everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The heating was excellent as was the open fire in the living room. Every room...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Galavanter80
sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you very much for such a brilliant review , and also nice of you to mention interesting days out and local services ,eg. chip shop and local shop. We're not a tourist hotspot here, but lots to see and do for everyone ( dogs...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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We are part of Scotland's Coastal trail, and within easy reach of our castle and whisky trails. Central to many of Scotland's world famous links golf courses.
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