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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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank jeffdB1613IZ
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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
Thank 197emilym
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
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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.

Reviewed 26 October 2020

We loved it so much we stayed another night! This former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is kept spotlessly clean and very well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches. We very much enjoyed our welcome bubbly and local nibbles - perfect for enjoying in front of the...More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 October 2020

Alan and Vicky were great hosts. They were very accommodating to our needs especially assisting our travel planning to get to Hoy. The cottage was fully prepared, exceptionally clean and warm. There is a treat of a real fire in a well appointed and spacious...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank TaraPatton
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2020

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

Reviewed 1 September 2020

Amazing location with stunning views from every window. Excellent coastal walk on our doorstep and great hill walking less than an hour away. Super comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, relaxing lounge, dog friendly. Alan is on hand if you need any questions answered, and very...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank FAF1968
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2020

What an amazing location - right on the edge of the ocean, fantastic views, great walks on the doorstep and absolutely peaceful. The cottage was beautifully furnished and presented, and the beds were supremely comfortable. Alan and his family welcomed us warmly and had thought...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank S W
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2020

If you've ever wanted to stay at a lighthouse - make it Cantick because it has just about everything! It is a stunning location with a view looking straight across the Pentland Firth and the very tip of Scotland to the Pentland Skerries. Just watching...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Sonia H
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

Really nice and welcoming cottage. It has everything needed to provide a restful and destressing stay. Alan has provided really thoughtful touches like Prosecco and Orkney fudge but then excelled by bringing freshly caught crab and mackerel. Just perfect !

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Sewies989
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Cantick Head, 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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