Me and the hubby stayed in Corsewall lighthouse in February for the Valentines weekend and we loved it. Yes, the rooms could have been bigger, and yes they could've been more equipped for the prices that are charged, but everything is forgiven because your one of the very lucky few that are actually staying in a beautifully unique lighthouse. We stayed in the Cromerty Room which had it's own big balcony looking over the sea and also the contryside, and we loved sitting outside on the bench drinking champagne watching the ferries go back and fore to Ireland. Before booking the room i was unsure which room to go for and asked for advice from the owners and it was definately the right decision. I would've felt cheated if we didn't actually stay in the Lighhouse building because that's the reason to go there, but from the outside the other buildings looked very nice.
We thought the people at reception were very friendly and helpful, and i was really suprised that there were complaints. The reception area has lots of leaflets for nearby attractions but they could do with having some detailed local maps of the area so you can go on a walk and know where your going.
I have to say that the food we had there was the best i've ever had (much better than Inverlochy castle). I'm not a big fan of soup but i loved it, and the sirloin steak was amazing. The restaurant is a bit cramped when full but i'm sure Valentines weekend is one of their busiest times and again all is forgiven because you're having dinner in a Lighthouse. When you book the room it comes with evening meal but if you stayed longer than a couple of nights you'd probably get a bit fed up of high end food. I'd prefer it if you could choose to pay extra for an evening meal.
At night time of course the Lighhouse comes to life and watching the flashing light was fantastic and a memory i'll never forget. We wish that we'd brought our telescope with us because i've never seen so many stars in my life.
Overall, we'd definately stay in Corsewall Lighthouse again. It's much more than a hotel and the overall experience is worth paying extra for.
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