The place is wonderful. We spent 3 nights in the old light house supply building - pictured above - in February '12. It was very warm and cozy. This part of Scotland is one of the best places for seeing the Northern Lights (alas we saw no performance!). It gets much better weather and clearer skies than places to the west and south. (you cant get much further east than this in Scotland.) If you visit in the summer you will not be plauged by midges which inhabit 99.99% of the rest of wild Scotland. It is a bird watcher's paradise. We saw thousands of migrating geese and lots of other things too - but not being a twitcher I cant tell you what they were. The beach is truly spectacular too!
Other reviewers speak amply of the hospitality and welcome and we endorse these totally.
-Many thnks Rob and Val, and apologies for taking so long to getting round to writing on trip advisor. It is now April '12. Have a great summer.
Hamish and Mandy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Former lighthouse shore station among huge dunes on an isolated 11 mile long beach. Come and relax in this gorgeous most easterly part of mainland Scotland, and enjoy one of its driest, sunniest, midge-free areas. The 1892 granite building has been renovated to form a modern, non-smoking, dog-friendly coastal retreat. The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, a double bedroom, and three bunkrooms with four beds in each. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rattray Head Eco-Hostel Peterhead, Scotland