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This very special three bedroomed cottage is in a majestic position inside the walled compound of the historic Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse. Just a few steps away, across the shared courtyard, is the still-working 130 ft lighthouse tower (now operated remotely). Every night it sends its rotating beam out to sea to safeguard shipping - In Salutem Omnium (For the Safety of All).
You will be staying in one of the original Principal Lighthouse Keeper's cottage built in 1833 with many period features including working window shutters. Even the brass door hinges are originals and stamped NL (Northern Lighthouse). It was designed by the famous Robert Stevenson grandfather of the author Robert Louis Stevenson.
The coastal location is superb on a headland south of Aberdeen harbour and a prominent landmark when arriving in Aberdeen by air, train or ferry. It is only a ten minute drive from the centre of Aberdeen and also convenient for the business areas of Altens and Tullos.
Aberdeen city centre (including Aberdeen's newest shopping and leisure mall), railway station, ferry and harbour are only two miles away.
The property has been recently upgraded and professionally interior designed.
The surrounding area is a true natural beauty spot with the dramatic coastline forming part of the District Wildlife Site. The surrounding cliffs attract a wide range of wild birds, bottlenose and white dolphins which are a popular site swimming up and down the coast. In fact the nearby mouth of Aberdeen harbour is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins.
Balnagask public golf links is in walking distance and shares the headland with the lighthouse. It has 18 and 9 hole courses and pitch and putt.
The accommodation is equipped with TV with Sky channels, DVD, free WiFi, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer and premium capsule coffee machine. All towels and bed linen are included. There is a large (1 acre) walled shared grassed area.
The lighthouse has a Grade A listing with Historic Scotland as a building of Architectural/Historic interest.
Our accommodation has a Visit Scotland 4 star accreditation.
Offering a friendly, professional service, our team is dedicated to making sure your stay is comfortable.
Serviced accommodation on a single (ground) floor consisting of: hallway, sitting room with a wood burning stove (fuel provided), dining kitchen, two double bedrooms, twin bedroom, bathroom with separate shower, LPG central heating, double glazing, garden area to the front, weekly clean and linen change, all bills included, parking, WiFi broadband, Sky TV package.All towels and bed linen are included.Sitting room: Comfortable seating options and fireplace with wood burning stove (fuel provided)
Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen with an eating area, you will also find a washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and premium capsule coffee machine.Three Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom
Generous wardrobe space, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, premium bed linen
Bathroom: bath with separate shower,
General: Parking available, large outdoor grassed space, coastal location.
"Had a fantastic week. Watched the dolphins every day. Great weather and the cottage is absolutely delightful. So comfortable. Many thanks."
"Such a lovely place - a perfect base for a week of creative work. Really wonderful Thank you."
"The place was perfect for our family celebration of ....'s doctorate. The quality of the design and provisioning is exquisite."
"Had a wonderful weekend at this cottage. Would recommend it to everyone going to Aberdeen"
"Lovely place, gorgeous furnishings, lovely surroundings, would definitely recommend."
"Beautiful cottage. Very comfortable. Lots to do. Throughly enjoyed ourselves. Not far from city but still in the country. thank you for this opportunity."
Car: 10 minutes
Car: 25 minutes
Car: 10 minutes
The cottage is located inside the original lighthouse compound on a headland south of Aberdeen harbour.
Postcode: AB11 8QX