Let There Be Light

Two and apartments and a bothy within one of Britain’s remotest lighthouses in Sutherland for sale for £371,500


Two apartments and a bothy that form part of a lighthouse designed by the acclaimed author Robert Louis Stevenson’s (1850 – 1894) designer father Thomas (1818 – 1887) and his brother are for sale.


Stoer Lighthouse on Stoer Head in Sutherland, Scotland was built in 1870 and whilst the lighthouse itself is just 45-foot tall it sits at a height of 177-foot above sea level. It flashes four white ever fifteen seconds and because of the height of the cliffs on which it sits can be seen 24 miles out at sea. Automated since 1978, it is reportedly visited by 10,000 people each year in spite of its remoteness.


Whilst the lighthouse itself is operated and maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board, the property offered consists of 1,506 square foot of renovated accommodation that includes a ground floor 2-bedroom flat, a first floor 2-bedroom flat and a bothy. Car parking is provided within a walled area and all three units are currently operated as holiday lets.


Bell Ingram have the listing and seek £371,500 ($478,000, €407,000 or درهم1.8 million) for the whole. They remark: “This is a rare opportunity… [The sale of] Stoer Lighthouse offers the potential purchaser the opportunity to continue the holiday letting business or to convert into a larger home in a stunning and unique location.”



  1. If that heap of junk can save lives with its light I’m Kylie Minogue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A total dump in the middle of hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like a weird place to live ——- only suitable for sheep and those into them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. As a property professional I would find it difficult to do the viewings. Also, the absence of wine bars and local fine dining would not endear it to my super, super rich clients.

  3. As a property professional, I must say this is a hard one to assess. As no accounts for the holiday business are supplied, it is hard to guesstimate what revenue could be raised or if the venture is even worthwhile. Turning it into a single house might seem nice, but would you want the gawping 10,000 tourists a year lingering in your yard? I think not.

    • Yolanda
      You seem to be bereft of common sense.
      If 10,000 punters come to view annually then the possibilities of making a commercial success of the place are blatantly obvious….except, of course, to our resident ‘property professional’!


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