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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
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed August 29, 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
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sheilap1012, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 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 August 4, 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
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sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 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 June 3, 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 August 4, 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 December 29, 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 January 16, 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 November 14, 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
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sheila p, VR Owner at Buchan Ness lighthouse,'Skerry Cottage', responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 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 !

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Hairdryer
Parking
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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Is this vacation rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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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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