About the Lighthouse Holiday Cottages
The Mull of Galloway lighthouse holiday cottages at Scotland’s most southerly point are the perfect choice for your next self-catering holiday. Located at the Mull of Galloway lighthouse, our three cottages offer a truly unique and special holiday experience. The cottages are surrounded by beautiful scenery, dramatic coastline and a wealth of wildlife right on your doorstep.
The cottages have been carefully restored and are tastefully decorated to maintain their original charm. Each cottage is fully equipped, centrally heated, light and spacious with all the charm you would expect of a former lighthouse keeper’s cottage.
The cottages used to be home to the keepers of the lighthouse. The principal keepers, assistant keepers and their families used to live and work here before the lighthouse was de-manned in 1988. The cottages sit alongside the 19th century lighthouse on the headland at the most southerly point of Scotland. The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson and was first lit on 26th March 1830, and it remains operational today, being remotely monitored from the Northern Lighthouse Board headquarters in Edinburgh.
Find out more about the operational lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway https://www.nlb.org.uk/lighthouses/mull-of-galloway/
The lighthouse cottages were part of a local community buy-out in 2013 from the Northern Lighthouse Board, with the objective of acquiring and preserving the area of national and local importance for the community and visitors to the area.
The Mull of Galloway Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and the Trust owns and operates the three former lighthouse keepers’ cottages, RSPB visitor centre, 30 acres of heathland (which is an RSPB nature reserve) and the foghorn.
Find out more about the award-winning visitor attraction at the Mull of Galloway https://mull-of-galloway.co.uk/