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Assistant Cottage Orkney

Assistant Cottage

Official Contact Details - Assistant Cottage

Phone: 01856 701 255

Self-catering cottage in a former Victorian Lightkeeper's home

  • Price from 60 GBP / Day / Per unit
  • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 02/12/2010

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The Assistant Cottage can accommodate up to 4 people (one double bedroom and one single/twin room.

Restored and renovated to a very high standard, the cottage has the modern facilities and comforts associated with 21st century living yet retains many original Victorian features such as high ceilings, cornice, panelled doors and working shutters.

This cottage has a kitchen and a lounge both with sea views, two bedrooms and one bathroom with walk-in shower.

Rates include electricity, water, bed linen, towels and a welcome tray on arrival.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
60 GBP
Highest Daily Price:
70 GBP
Lowest Weekly Price:
410 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
480 GBP
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Per unit
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Cantick Head Lighthouse & Cottages are situated at the tip of the South Walls peninsula attached to the Orkney Island of Hoy overlooking Cantick Sound and the southern entrance to Scapa Flow in the Pentland Firth.
Private and secluded within an acre of walled grounds and over a mile from its nearest neighbour, Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages provide peace and tranquillity occasionally interrupted by the sound of the sea and calling of the birds. Dramatic scenery, bird, marine and plant life in abundance, mild climate and very little traffic serve to make the Islands of Hoy & South Walls an ideal base for walking and cycling. Archaeology, Geology and an impressive Naval history from the Vikings to World War II are all on the doorstep. Porpoise, Seals and Whales are frequent visitors to Cantick Sound; Dolphins, Orcas, Minke & Pilot whales have been sighted on several occasions since 2003. Sea angling is a common pastime from the cliffs around the Lighthouse and Trout fishing is available at Heldale Water, licenses or permits are not required; off shore angling and wildlife cruises are available locally.

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottages, Longhope, Island of Hoy, KW16 3PQ, Orkney, Islands, United Kingdom
Accommodation located in:
coastal, countryside, island, lighthouse, near diving spot, near fishing area, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near the beach, near water sports, private, rural, unique, village, waterfront!

Amenities & services

The lounge diner offers extensive sea views, elegantly decorated and furnished it provides dining table & chairs, a comfortable sofa and chair together with feature log burning stove, occasional furniture, TV+digital freeview, video and CD/Radio stereo system.

The kitchen also has a sea view, small yet well appointed it provides convection oven & ceramic hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster and quality cookware, china, glass and cutlery. Basic culinary items are provided by way of dried herbs & spices, cling film, cooking foil, kitchen paper, washing up & cleaning products.

The master bedroom boasts a 5' King size bed, storage and sitting area whilst the second bedroom provides a standard single/twin. Quality bed linen, duvets, pillows, hot water bottles, hairdryer, portable TV/Video and Radio/CD are provided. The bathroom is fully modernised and offers walk in shower, low level wc, pedestal basin, shaver point (240/110) and plenty of space for personal toiletry items; quality towels and toilet rolls are supplied.

There are a variety of board games, playing cards and reading material in the cottage together with a selection of CDs and videos in the Paraffin Store.

There are several seating areas in the garden and the old Paraffin Store provides many extras to make your holiday more enjoyable such as a barbecue, wind break, cool bags and flasks together with outdoor games for the more energetic.

Sea angling is a common pastime from the cliffs around the Lighthouse and Trout fishing is available at Heldale Water, licenses or permits are not required. Cantick Head's position at the end of a private, unadopted road provides an excellent walking and cycling environment, whether beachcombing for shells and driftwood or just gazing at the sea you will rarely be disturbed.

Professional guided tours of Hoy, the Hills and 9,700 acre RSPB reserve are available on the Island along with boating, diving and fishing trips.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 2
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 1
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • No Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • Yes House Chef:
  • Yes Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • Yes Tours & Excursions:


  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • Yes Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • Yes Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • Yes DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Welcome pack:
In addition to your accommodation, you can make use of both our Paraffin Store for games and videos/DVDs/CDs and our Laundry Room to use the washing-machine (no charge).
Extra meal info:
Breakfasts & packed lunches for a small fee

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