Observatory facilities


A major redevelopment of The Low Light took place in 2014 and while work continues to maintain and upgrade some aspects of the facilities every year, the accommodation provided is much more comfortable than in the more distant past.

The observatory, a listed building, sleeps six, in three bedrooms, on comfortable single beds. There is running water and a basic shower and flushing toilet. Electric lighting from solar panels (backed up by gas lighting during low power periods) and a power supply for charging devices. There is a ‘boot room’, comfortable lounge with woodburning stove and well stocked ornithological library and a small ‘office’ space. The dining kitchen has gas cooking, fridges and store room. The outside space includes seating areas, a wood store and the best views for many miles!!!

Below are a series of images which give you a flavour of the accommodation provided:

Walking in
Hang your outdoor gear in the boot room
The old living room still as warm and welcoming as ever, the woodburner still going while the gas lamps have been supplemented with electric wall lights powered by our efficient solar panel set up
The kitchen facilities are significantly improved and while water remains a scarcity on the island we are able to access and store more than before
Bedrooms in the new extension are roomier and more comfortable than previously with rooms sleeping tow each or with combinations of up to 3 in a room in mixed parties
Solar powered electric fridges provide improved cold storage – no more UHT milk in your tea (at least until the end of your week!)