Rua Reidh Lighthouse

Guest Accommodation

Melvaig, Gairloch, Ross Shire, IV21 2EA

    Stay at a real,working lighthouse; unique accommodation in a stunning location. Choose from our comfortable guesthouse or our cosy self-catering apartment. Whales, dolphins, otters and sea eagles from the lighthouse wall. Minimum booking 2 nights.

    Rua Reidh Lighthouse, near Gairloch, 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. Built in 1912 by the famous Stevenson family,  Rua Reidh is still a working lighthouse, but the original Keepers' Quarters have now been converted to a guesthouse and self-catering apartment, providing comfortable, relaxed accommodation in a stunning and unique environment. Evening meals available to residents. No single night bookings; our minimum booking is two nights. Advance reservations highly recommended as we book up very early.


    Opening Times
    Opening times 2016
    25 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    No arrivals before 5pm.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double ensuite (downstairs)
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double ensuite (upstairs)
    £95.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double with private bathroom (upstairs)
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin with private bathroom (upstairs)
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Please note that we have a minimum booking of two nights

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Lighthouse


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV Lounge

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Private Parking


    • Breakfast Available Continental self-service buffet included in your room price
    • Bring Your Own Bottle We do not have a licence to sell alcohol but you are very welcome to bring your own
    • Evening Meal Available Two course home cooked evening meal served daily, must be booked in advance. vegetarian and special diets catered for by arrangement
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • No Smoking Permitted No smoking anywhere within the buildings or the boundary wall


    • Coastal Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens By its nature Rua Reidh is not very suitable for disabled guests, but please contact us to discuss and we will do our best to help you.
    • Dogs Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    Rua Reidh is at the end of a three mile private road starting at Melvaig which is 9 miles north of Gairloch. There is no vehicle access to the lighthouse except for residents and guests - visitors must park at Melvaig and continue on foot. The road is suitable for light vehicles only - max weight 2 tonnes, max width 2.1m, max speed 20mph.

    Public Transport Directions

    Due to its remote location there are no public transport links to Rua Reidh Lighthouse.

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