Rua Reidh Lighthouse
Wester Ross
IV21 2EA

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01445 771263


Melvaig, Gairloch, Wester Ross IV21 2EA

Have you ever dreamed of staying at a lighthouse?

Rua Reidh Lighthouse, near Gairloch in Wester Ross, stands at the entrance to Loch Ewe, at one of the most dramatic and remote locations on the north-west coast of Scotland, with breath-taking views across the Minch to the Isle of Skye, the Shiant Isles and the Outer Hebrides.


The guest accommodation at this unique place will appeal to nature lovers who wish to spend a few days relaxing and appreciating the remoteness, the peace and tranquillity, the walking opportunities and the abundant wildlife of this stunning location.

Our gloriously remote and isolated historic Grade B listed building is at the end of a three-mile private track, with the only human habitation visible being a few wee houses way over on the Isle of Skye or the distant lights of the Outer Hebrides on a clear night.

We have a choice of comfortable accommodations tailored to short stays or longer sojourns. The Principal Keeper’s House (PKH) and the First Officer’s Quarters (FOQ) are both located in the main building. The Hide is independently situated in the courtyard.



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Experience the enticing remoteness of Rua Reidh for a unique opportunity to leave the trappings of the busy modern world behind and get away from it all at the edge of the world.

The wildlife around the lighthouse is exceptional, with whales, dolphins, basking sharks, otters, seals, sea eagles and thousands of seabirds all regularly seen. There are blissful walking opportunities from the lighthouse along spectacular cliffs and deserted beaches. In addition there is the opportunity to see the Northern Lights during autumn and spring dark skies.

We look forward to welcoming you to this very special place.


Here is a little taster of what to expect . . .

We have a choice of warm, comfortable guest rooms, with ensuite or private bathroom facilities. Our rooms are named after some of the wildlife to be found in the area and in keeping with the historic listed building are decorated and furnished in a simple, traditional style.


Our ground-floor self-contained apartment, the First Officers Quarters, is located at the west end of the guesthouse nearest the lighthouse tower. It’s available for weekly bookings (Saturday changeover) on a self-catering basis, and sleeps up to four in two bedrooms.


The main part of the building is our B&B accommodation. Our light and bright conservatory offers a reading/relaxation area under an arbour of climbing plants and a dining area where guests enjoy hearty breakfasts and delicious home-cooked suppers at a large communal table.

Principal Keeper's House

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The Hide
Gannet & Orca

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First Officer's Quarters

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