Self Catering

Burnhouse, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, KW16 3NJ

    Experience modern day island life in a new luxurious bungalow situated beneath the magnificent 1,500 ft Ward hill.

    Amazing, calming views of Graemsay, Orphir and Scapa Flow.

    Hoy is a wonderful retreat for the whole family, relaxing, exploring, fishing, walking and bird watchingwith 3,500 ha RSPB Reserve. Take an enjoyable walk to the Old Man, the well known stone stack or spend some time unwinding in Rackwick with its unique large pebble like boulders and beautiful sandy beach.

    Hoy is the least densely populated of the Orkney Islands with a populatiion of 450. There is a general grocer on the island but many shop in Stromness by telephone and collect the goods from the ferry arriving at Moaness pier, only half a mile from Burnhouse.

    You can see Moaness on the photo above the bushes in the foreground. The accommodation is non-smoking and there are facilities provided for dogs, no pets are permitted in the bungalow.

    The bungalow was built in 2002, finished to a very high standard, is fully fitted with all modern equipment and is certainly comfortable and relaxing to experience. A new extension has been added in 2012, this opens up the living area into a larger open plan kitchen, sitting, dining area.

    There is a distinct difference from mainland Orkney living to the tranquillity of the island. It would be an amazing experience of complete safety and freedom for any family, a cast away in comfort break from reality.

     Bedding and towels are provided there are no extra charges for any of these facilities, or for electricity.

    Burnhouse offers a large package of potential on a small island. Visit our web site, request a brochure ar just call us for more details on Hoy, Burnhouse and travel information.

    7 night lets sat-sat.(no short breaks)


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*

    Peak season July-August = £600, low season = £400

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • TV Lounge
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Young People

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall T.I.C. go out on to Junction Road and take the B964 to Houton ( 8 miles). From Lyness, turn right on to B9047 for 11 miles. Pass the sign for Rackwick, Burnhouse is at the next junction with the Youth Hostel and Church nearby.
    From Stromness T.I.C. turn right on to Ferry Road, 2.5 miles the take right turn to Houton 5 miles.
    From Stromness T.I.C. turn left for ferry to North Hoy. Burnhouse is 0.5 miles from Moaness Pier.

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail from all Scottish departures to either Thurso or Wick or Aberdeen.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick or Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney).

    Getting there by ferry:- NorthLink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall. NorthLink Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness. Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope. John o' Groats ferries from John o' Groats to Burwick (May - September). Orkney Ferries operate a car and passenger ferry from Houton to Lyness, and a passenger only service between Stromness and Moaness.

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