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Principal Cottage Orkney

Principal Cottage

Official Contact Details - Principal Cottage

Phone: 01856 701 255

Self-catering holiday in a former Victorian Lighthouse keeper's home

  • Price from 70 GBP / Day / Per unit
  • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 02/12/2010

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The Principal Cottage can accommodate up to 4 people in two double bedrooms. A folded bed can be added for a fifth guest if necessary.

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 with dining area and a separate 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:
70 GBP
Highest Daily Price:
80 GBP
Lowest Weekly Price:
480 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
550 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

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 cultural interest, 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 open plan kitchen diner has panoramic sea views from two windows and comfortable dining for six with additional stereo CD system. The kitchen area provides double oven electric cooker with ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, combi microwave & slow cooker, 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 roll, washing up & cleaning products.

The separate lounge has a sea view, elegantly decorated and furnished it provides large comfortable sofa and easy chair, electric coal-effect fire together with TV+digital freeview, video and CD/Radio stereo system.

The spacious master bedroom has lovely hill views to the rear, tastefully decorated and furnished with 5' King size bed, traditional wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom is also to the rear and offers a double bed.

Baby bath, cot & highchair are available at no extra charge. Quality bed linen, duvets, pillows, hot water bottles, hairdryer, portable TV/Video and Radio/CD player are provided.

The bathroom is fully modernised and offers large 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 to suit a variety of tastes in the Paraffin Store.

There are several seating areas in the garden and the Paraffin Store provides many extras to make your holiday more enjoyable such as a barbecue, wind breaks, 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: 0
  • Double beds: 2
  • 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:
  • Yes 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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