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Our two cottages which stand by the base of the lighthouse  were the year-round homes of the former Lighthouse Keepers.  They were constructed in 1858 according to the designs of David Stevenson of the renowned Victorian family of lighthouse builders and are now listed buildings.

They have been restored and renovated to a very high standard. The cottages provide the modern facilities and comforts associated with 21st century living (like central heating and double glazing) and yet retain many of their original Victorian features such as high ceilings, cornice, panelled doors and working shutters.
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Principal Lightkeeper's Cottage AssistantLightkeeper's Cottage
The Principal Lightkeeper's Cottage offers holiday accommodation suited for up to four people in two double bedrooms (space for a fifth, fold-up bed is possible.)

The separate lounge enjoys a lovely sea view. Elegantly decorated and furnished this cosy room provides a comfy sofa, two armchairs,footstool and focal point electric stove.


The Assistant Lightkeeper's Cottage is slightly smaller and provides accommodation ideal for four people in its one double bedroom and one twin bedded room.
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The open plan kitchen diner offers comfortable dining for six with panoramic views over the sea to South Ronaldsay, Pentland Skerries and Switha.

The kitchen itself also has a sea view and is well equipped with convection oven, grill,ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cafetiere, kettle, toaster and quality cookware.
The kitchen, which also has a sea view, is small yet well appointed. It provides convection oven, grill, slow cooker & ceramic hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, cafetiere, kettle, toaster and quality  cookware.
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The spacious master bedroom has lovely sea and hill views to the rear of the property and is tastefully decorated with traditional wardrobe, dressing table and 5' King size bed.
The spacious master bedroom is a quiet room to the rear of the property and is tastefully decorated with wardrobe, comfy armchair and 5' King size bed.
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The second bedroom is also to the rear and offers a standard double bed with portable TV/VCR and CD/Radio. A folded bed is available for use. Quality bed linen, pillows, hot water bottles and hairdryer are supplied.
The second bedroom is also to the rear and offers two single beds, portable TV/VCR andCD/Radio.


The bathroom offers walk in shower area, low level wc, pedestal basin,shaver point(240/110) and plenty of space for personal toiletry items. Towels are supplied.

The bathroom offers walk-in shower area, low level wc, pedestal basin,shaver point(240/110) and plenty of space for personal toiletry itemsTowels are supplied.

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Basic culinary items are provided, cling film,cooking foil, kitchen paper, washing-up & cleaning products.

There is a laundry room on site which includes  indoor/outdoor drying facilites plusin each cottage,an ironing board and iron.

There are several seating areas in the garden and the old Paraffin Store (next to the cottages) holds many extras such as cool bags and flasks to make your holiday more enjoyable.

In-house entertainment is provided by way of TV, Digital Freeview, DVD/VCRplayer and CD/Radio together with a variety of board games, playing cards and reading material. A broad selection of music and films is available for guest use.

The Island of Walls on which the Lighthouse stands is well served by the licensed general store   (J M F Groat), a Post Office and fuel pumps at Longhope Pier open 9-12:30 & 2-6pm Monday to Saturday, major cards accepted and cash can be withdrawn at the Post Office. JMF Groat also stock a wide variety of general provisions, fresh local produce, toiletry items and a good selection of beers, wines & spirits; newspaper orders and advance shopping lists are accepted by Email or Fax 01856 701251 - please advise your name and date of arrival.