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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
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. ...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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Well behaved dogs are allowed. We have free range chickens.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Alan M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cantick Head Lighthouse cottages are a most relaxing and wonderful place to stay. Excellent walks along the cliffs. Most helpful owners who help you out with things you've forgot and welcome you with fresh free range eggs and a bottle of cava. There is a...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I camped here for one night on an impromptu visit to the lighthouse. Hosts Alan and Vicky are fantastic and welcomed us weary travellers with a big bowl of beef casserole. Perfect! Then Alex one of their sons took us out to...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head Lighthouse. We hope you will visit again soon.

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Reviewed 16 January 2020

This is the perfect place to spend a special holiday! The location is stunning, the lighthouse providing a perfect postcard picture, the hosts are warm hearted and very welcoming - helping out with anything you might possibly need. However, the cottage is so well equipped...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2019

We had a wonderful stay at the lighthouse cottage. The owners made us feel very welcome. Inside the cottage, it was very beautiful and cozy with a woodburning stove in the livingroom. All of the rooms were large and very well equipped. The kitchen had...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Amazing place and host. Made us feel very welcome with prosecco, fresh baked bread, cheese and eggs. The house is very comfortable. Huge collection of movies to view in the evening next to the fire. The view on the sea is superb with a nice...More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank pascal_utr
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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.
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