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Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

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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
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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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We will be available during your stay and we want to make Cantick a magical memory for you.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank MaggieZip
Cantick, VR Owner at Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed October 9, 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
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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 at Cantick and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed September 30, 2019

We had the most incredible stay at Cantick Head and can't wait to return! The hosts were so welcoming and gave us great tips for where to swim & walk nearby. We were welcomed with fresh bread, cheese & a bottle of fizz. The cottage...More

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

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

Reviewed September 25, 2019

We stayed for 2 nights and it was magical. The owners were friendly and helpful and left us a welcome gift of a bottle of Prosecco. The cottage was comfortable and warm and the views spectacular. There had been sightings of dolphins before we arrived...More

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

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

Reviewed September 24, 2019

Really enjoyed our time staying here in these beautiful cliff top cottages. The views were outstanding out across the sea and over to Scotland, and at night the stars and moon came out for a real show too. The owners weren’t responsible for the views...More

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

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
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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Does this rental provide access to a beach?YesNoUnsure
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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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