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Rua Reidh Lighthouse

Gairloch, Highland, Scotland

Stay at a lighthouse in the Scottish Highlands! Comfortable, cosy accommodation in a spectacular and unique setting - open April - October.

Rua Reidh Lighthouse stands at the entrance to Loch Ewe, at one of the most dramatic locations on the north-west coast of Scotland, with stunning views across the Minch to the Isle of Skye, the Shiant Isles and the Outer Hebrides. It is at the heart of Wester Ross, with easy access to Applecross and Torridon, the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Ullapool and the far north-west Highlands. Visit for lochs and mountains, abundant wildlife, peace and tranquillity, fascinating history, and outdoor activities, on the edge of Europe's last wilderness.

Built-in 1912 by the famous Stevenson family, Rua Reidh is a historic Grade B listed building found at the end of a 3-mile private track and is a truly remote spot - a real escape from it all location! The nearest shop is a half an hour drive away and there is no mobile signal or Wi-Fi. BUT you can bask in the wonders of the natural world around you, with dolphins, whales, basking sharks, otters, seals, sea eagles and thousands of seabirds all regularly seen by visitors. In Autumn & Spring, it is also possible to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

The original First Officer Quarters is available for weekly bookings on a self-catering basis. It sleeps up to five people in a double ensuite, twin and single bedroom, providing comfortable, relaxed accommodation at great value for money.

Aptly named guest rooms after local wildlife such as Orca, Oystercatcher, Gannet & Otter offer a warm and cosy retreat at the end of the day. Guests staying in these rooms have continental breakfast included.

Bed & breakfast rates start from £80-£120 a night for 2. A two-course homemade dinner is available upon request at £19.50 per person. There is a minimum 2-night stay at the B & B.

Room Types

Double
Double Ensuite
Twin
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Inverness