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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Stunning sea views at Cantick Head Lighthouse
1 of 38Stunning sea views at Cantick Head Lighthouse
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland
This comfortable cottage was once the home of a Victorian lighthouse keeper. It is pleasantly situated with most rooms having views looking out over the sea towards the Pentland Firth or across the hills of Hoy (the highest in the Orkney Islands). From the lighthouse gentle strolls take you to the Hills of White Hamar wildlife reserve just next door, to a nearby sandy beach, or to the shops and general store in Longhope.
Listing #HL9140730
About the Owner
Alan M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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A visit to Cantick Head Lighthouse is an absolute must. I recently stayed there for the weekend and it was tremendous - no where near long enough. The lighthouse accommodation, stunning views and the island of Hoy all make very enjoyable and unique experience. The...More

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Marius K, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at this magical location and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning location that offers all you could wish for on a family holiday (including the dog). Lovely views, walks, seals, dolphins, popoises, jelly-fish, cosy, comfortable, friendly owner, fishing, solitude, scapa flow and puffins are just some of the words that come to mind when...More

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Marius K, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again next year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cantick Head is a stunning location, the perfect place to relax and the welcome from our hosts was amazing - prosecco on arrival, freshly baked bread, and even a live crab straight from the creel! The inside of the cottage matches the stunning surroundings of...More

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Marius K, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you again soon.

  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Hoy (from Norse Háey meaning high island) is an island in Orkney, Scotland measuring 143 square kilometres (55 sq mi) — ranked largest in the archipelago after the Mainland. A natural causeway, the Ayre, links to much smaller South Walls; the two islands are treated as one entity by the UK census. Synonymous with the world famous sea stack the Old Man of Hoy, Orkney's second largest island rises dramatically from the sea. With mountainous moorland and glacial valleys, you will encounter a dramatic highland landscape. Hoy is unlike anywhere else in Orkney. The Vikings named Hoy High Island and it is not hard to understand why. Orkney's highest peak - Ward Hill - stands an impressive 1,570 feet.
Getting around
Hoy is best enjoyed outdoors and has an intriguing history. A recently restored path guides walkers from the hamlet of Rackwick and its dramatic bay to the iconic Old Man. Still in the north, the Dwarfie Stane is reputed to be the only Neolithic rock-cut tomb in Britain dating from 3000BC. Orkney mythology and legends abound on Hoy, with tales of giants and evil dwarfs! Hoy is rightly famous for its birdlife. 10,000 acres of moorland and dramatic sea cliffs form an RSPB Nature Reserve which attracts large numbers of migrating and resident birds, including the much loved Puffin - the viewpoint overlooking the Old Man is said to be the best place to spot them. The majority of Hoy's 400 strong population live in the south of the island.
How to get there
Fly or ferry to Orkney and ferry to Hoy.
Airport: Kirkwall : 20.0 km
Ferry: Lyness: 15.0 km
Activities nearby
Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km
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