After years of disuse, the future of Bona Lighthouse has been secured by Scottish Canals and Historic Scotland, who have brought it back into use as a breathtaking holiday destination.
The lighthouse is one of Loch Ness’s most historic structures. Designed in 1815, it was once used to guide ships into the canal and was the smallest manned inland lighthouse in Britain.
As part of a £500,000 project to secure the building’s future, Bona Lighthouse has now been transformed into a visitor attraction and holiday homes. With its picturesque views of Loch Ness, the two bedroom property created in the octagonal lighthouse and one bedroom property created at the other end of the building is an ideal place to spend a holiday and take in one of Scotland’s most iconic sites.
Mark Smith, Estates Manager at Scottish Canals, said of the restoration project: “We hope that creating holiday homes in this iconic location will provide a boost to the tourism of the Highlands, offering visitors some breathtaking views of Loch Ness and providing a sustainable future for a building steeped in history.”
A spokeswoman for Historic Scotland said: “A beautiful building in a spectacular setting, we were delighted to award a grant of £146,789 towards the restoration of this important landmark, helping to safeguard it for future generations.”
To view more photos of the gorgeous property and interior, visit the Bona Lighthouse page here.