Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages 1 and 2 at North Ronaldsay offer warm and welcoming accommodation for guests of up to four.
Ferocious seas and windswept headlands give these remote Lighthousekeepers' Cottages their wonderful romantic feel. It's easy to imagine the kind of shipwrecks, treasure troves, rescues and skilful seamanship of Robert Louis Stevenson's tales while on North Ronaldsay, and indeed the Lighthouse adjacent to the cottages was designed by his uncle, Alan Stevenson in 1854.
Inside you'll find it warm and welcoming with an open fire. The cottage is all on one level and designed to be comfortable and accessible for disabled visitors.
Sleeps 4. Accommodation includes: 1 double and1 twin bedroom; sitting room with open fire; kitchen; bathroom with bath only; additional WC and shower in adjacent building; shared laundry room between 2 cottages.
Dogs on leads are welcome. The island is home to 2,700 sheep of the 5,000 year old North Ronaldsay breed, so your care with dogs would be appreciated.
Food orders can be taken (please let us have them two weeks in advance) and it will be delivered to your fridge for your arrival. This could include local lamb, as well as general groceries.
If you are interested in a larger group/family booking, additional accommodation is available at North Ronaldsay Lighthousekeepers’ Cottage 2 which is next to this cottage and accommodates 4 guests as well.
The houses are open all year round. Fifteen minute flight three times a day from Kirkwall operated by Loganair or a 3-hour ferry trip again from Kirkwall operated by Orkney Ferries. The ferry runs on a Friday, and therefore both properties are available Friday to Friday, though short breaks in the winter will be flexible on arrival and departure days.
Please note, during the winter months, guests are advised to fly to the island as opposed to sail as sailings can be disrupted.