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Become the lighthouse family in this coastal gem
6th of May 2015
lighthouse cottages and house for sale
Rattray Head, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3HA
Offers are invited in the region of £490,000

Lighthouse Keepers House For Sale Rattray
Rattray Head is a site of Special Scientific Interest, bursting with superb wildlife, and is one of those rare locations that occasionally come up for sale.

It is in a stunning and remote coastal location with huge dunes that tower over one hundred feet above the eleven miles of fine sandy beach.

The 1892 granite lightkeepers building was built by the remarkable Stevenson family to the standard design seen all round the Scottish coast, but instead of the quoins being painted stone, they are carved from the local pink Peterhead granite making for a rather striking facade. The building comprises three two-bedroom apartments which accommodated the six lightkeepers, and is currently operating as a small tourist hostel and holiday apartments.

The family home was built in 1952 as two three-bedroom semi-detached houses, to create the extra accommodation required for the families to join the lightkeepers. When the lighthouse was automated in 1982 and the lightkeepers moved away, the houses were subsequently sold and converted into one five-bedroom home which has been used as a family home and as a bed and breakfast.

A 50kWh biomass boiler was installed in 2006, and provides all heating and hot water for both properties by consuming free waste wood in the form of pallets.

All in all, the property has a five bedroom family home, a self-contained granny annexe, three granite holiday apartments and grassy grounds of one and a half acres. Ideal for an extended (lighthouse) family looking for their very own 'Ocean Drive'.

Seller: Rob Keeble

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