Mull of Galloway - Lighthouse Cottages

Kittiwake House, Puffin House and Lightkeeper's Cottage

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Kittiwake, Puffin and Lightkeeper's Cottage

Puffin House

Mull of Galloway Aerial Photograph

1. Puffin House 2. Kittiwake House 3. Lightkeeper’s Cottage 4. Exhibition

You will experience a holiday to remember at Puffin House at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. Our three holiday cottages are former Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages where the Keepers’ and their families used to live and work before the Lighthouse was demanned in 1988. This semi-detached holiday cottage sits alongside the 19th century Stevenson Lighthouse, built by Robert Stevenson, on the headland at Scotland’s most Southerly Point. The Lighthouse was first lit on 26th March 1830.

Puffin House was home to the Assistant Lighthouse Keeper (ALK) and his family and is located next door to Kittiwake House Holiday Cottage. Our self-catering holiday accommodation in South West Scotland is spacious, fully equipped and beautifully decorated. You will find a welcome basket on arrival together with all bed linen and towels provided for each guest.

Puffin House Holiday Accommodation

Puffin House sitting room with log burnerPuffin House at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse is centrally heated, cosy, bright and warm. A multi fuel burner in the sitting  room is perfect for restful evenings after a day out walking in the Rhins of Galloway. We provide everything you need for your relaxing holiday in South West Scotland including a 32 inch flatscreen TV with integrated DVD player, books, magazines,telephone with honesty box and tourist information to plan your days activities. Free WIFI is provided.

Puffin House Holiday Cottage at the Mull of Galloway LighthousePuffin House has 3 cosy bedrooms – 1 double with a sea view beyond the walled garden and 2 twin bedded rooms (one with a sea view beyond the walled garden). Quality bedlinen is provided.

There is a fully equipped holiday home kitchen including an electric oven and hob, washer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.

A spacious bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle and all towels are provided.

For young guests we can provide a high chair, children’s cot, books, toys and games.

Puffin House Holiday Cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests and pets are also welcome (2 per stay at a cost of £15 per pet). Our three holiday cottages are open all year round. To book or enquire you can send an email to

Outdoors at Puffin House Holiday Cottage

Mull of Galloway LighthouseFrom the rear of Puffin House there are amazing sea views across Luce Bay. Outside there are spectacular views of the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man, the Cumbrian hills, Galloway and the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland. The rear of Puffin House and Kittiwake House overlook the walled garden where the Lighthouse Keepers’ grew vegetables for their families who were living and working there.

Puffin House and Kittiwake House Holiday Cottages are next door to each other and are located in the courtyard opposite the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Tower. To the front of the Lighthouse Tower is a grassed area, within the Lighthouse walls, where there are picnic tables and benches for you to enjoy alfresco dining and the peaceful location at Scotland’s most Southerly Point. Relax in our walled garden, summerhouse and decking and gaze at the spectacular sea view.

This holiday accommodation is ideal for bird watchers as we are surrounded by the 30 acres of  heathland managed by RSPB and the RSPB Visitor Centre (open from Easter to end of October) with live web cams of the nesting seabirds is a short stroll away from your doorstep. The area at the Mull of Galloway is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). You may even have the opportunity to visit the top of the Lighthouse Tower during your stay. Gallie Craig Coffee House is a short stroll away and you can check opening times on their website.

To book your next holiday or short break in south west Scotland at Puffin House, Kittiwake House or Lightkeeper’s Cottage you can  us or contact us by telephone 01776 980090 and you can keep up to date with our latest news on Facebook. Visit our gallery for more images of Puffin House.

The Mull of Galloway Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number: SC043557.

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