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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
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. Relax in the hot tub or sauna and enjoy the stunning sea views while looking out for passing orca, dolphins, seals and porpoises. ...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. Relax in the hot tub or sauna and enjoy the stunning sea views while looking out for passing orca, dolphins, seals and porpoises. 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 12 August 2021

Well yes, another wonderful time at Cantick Head. The welcome from Alan, Vicky and Josh was as warm and welcoming as ever with the usual Prosecco on ice and Orkney goodies waiting for us on arrival. 🥂🍾. For those of you who have never been...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Donna M
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It’s always great to see you both back at Cantick Head. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2021

We recieced a lovely welcome off Alan and his family,Alan showed us all around the cottage and left us fresh eggs from his chickens,a bottle of preseco,cheese and fudge. All were very tasty. The cottage could not be any more perfect including the hot tub,sauna,firepit...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank Jackandandy
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2021

It was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head Lighthouse Self Catering Cottage, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 20 June 2021

Can tick head lighthouse at the entrance to Scappa Flow is the most amazing cottage we have stayed in. You can almost believe you are the lighthouse keeper, the cottage has been renovated very sympathetically with some extraordinary photos on the walls of the local...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank andieo753
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

It was lovely to meet you both and we thank you for such a wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know how magical Cantick Head is. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 June 2021

This was just the tonic we needed to get away from it all. What could be more relaxing than looking out at sea from the wood-burning hot tub, with only the sounds of the waves and seabirds for company? This was a return visit from...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2021

It was great to see you back at Cantick Head, so glad you enjoyed the new wood fired hot tub. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Just arrived home after spending a fantastic week here . A spotless cottage in a fabulous location with everything you need including a very comfortable bed, a hot tub & a sauna which face out to sea with incredible views. Clifftop walks from the doorstep...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank 2zombies
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

It was lovely to meet you both and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 😊

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Reviewed 7 May 2021

We spent 4 nights in Cantick Head in early May, and it was absolutely wonderful. The cottage is well-equipped and very cosy and the host is very kind and thoughtful. There is a wonderful wood-heated sauna and a hottub, both have amazing views towards the...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank Sini D
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Sini, it was lovely to meet you both and great to see you making the most of the newly arrived hot tub and sauna all the way from your homeland in Finland. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 18 March 2021

Excellent accommodation. Everything you'll need there. Dog friendly too. Hot tub there now! We'll be back ...

Date of stay: March 2021
Thank FranM2212
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2021

It was great to meet you and your family, we look forward to showing you the new hot tub and sauna all the way from Finland on your next visit

Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

What a lovely stay at Cantick Head lighthouse, stunning views great host's and lots to do around the island and a wildlife feast, we will definitely be back thanks

Date of stay: March 2021
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2021

It was lovely to meet you all and it is great to see more Orkney residents choosing to stay at Cantick Head while exploring Hoy. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 November 2020

Had the most wonderful two days in this beautiful cottage. The cottage was so warm, welcoming and well stocked and served as the perfect base for exploring Hoy’s wild beauty. We hiked for our two days there but could as easily have spent the days...More

Date of stay: November 2020
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Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2020

I’ve wanted to stay here for a while having been a huge fan of their Instagram page and it didn’t disappoint! The photos, despite being stunning, just don’t do justice to the beauty of the place. It is truly spectacular and I have loved every...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank nikkisH9110LF
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Patio
Sauna
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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