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This very special 2+1 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, one double bedroom, twin bedroom, study with sofa bed, bathroom with separate shower, LPG central heating, double glazing, garden area, 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.2+1 Bedrooms: one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, study with sofa bed
Generous wardrobe space, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, premium bed linen
Bathroom: bath with shower over,
General: Parking available, large outdoor grassed space, coastal location.
"A place where you feel the love of the owner to the spot and the country"
"What a beautiful and dramatic spot. Our children had a super time in the garden"
"Thank you for a fabulous stay. We really enjoyed the cottage and location. Crathes Castle and Lock Muick on a very hot day - fantastic"
"Such an extraordinary idea. Such an extraordinary place. We will be back to enjoy further this beautiful place."
"Our best accommodation so far. We really enjoyed everything Cottage is beautiful."
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