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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

53 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights 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
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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 2 weeks ago

This beautiful, wild yet peaceful location is ideal, especially for those who enjoy scenery, wildlife and tranquility. The setting is hard to beat and the cottage is comfortable and cosy with everything you could possibly need however long your stay. Arriving after a long journey...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like remote, blowy, beautiful locations this is the place for you. The complimentary liquid and non-liquid local produce on arrival was very welcome after a winding and bumpy drive to the lighthouse. But the views and atmosphere are superb and Alan and Vicky...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 May 2019

Stunning place and location. I think I counted 12 lighthouses! Everything we could wish for, including a variety of local Orcadian food, such as bread, butter, eggs, Prosecco (not Orcadian), was provided. Lovely guests committed to making guests as comfortable as possible.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank scot802
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon

Reviewed 28 March 2019

I had a great weekend at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages whilst staying there with my buddy. Alan & Vicky looked after us very well. The scenery, wildlife and history are fantastic. If you are considering the Orkney Islands, then I recommend Hoy and a stay...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Explorer51909150692
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

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

Reviewed 27 March 2019

Cantick Head Lighthouse is an amazing holiday. The cottage, the surroundings and the environment are something not to be missed. Even though the weather can be unpredictable at times its great for walking, wildlife and scenery as the landscape remains largely untouched from commercial exploitation....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Steve C
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

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

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