Cliffgate - Hoy

Self Catering

Rackwick, Island Of Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ

    Rackwick has been described as one of the most beautiful places in Orkney and over the years is has been an inspiration for artists, composers and writers.

    Cliffgate is a newly built luxury property located beneath heather clad hills and with a beautiful view of the red sandstone cliffs and the stunning Rackwick Bay. Cliffgate was partly stone built in a style respectful of its special location and internally the house has been fitted to the highest possible standard for modern day living. The modern, minimalist decor provides a backdrop for locally inspired modern art.

    The Island of Hoy offers the visitor an opportunity to relax in an environment of unspoilt natural beauty and an idyllic landscape in which to enjoy outdoor activities. An area rich in botany, ornithology, geology and geomorphology - has led most of northwest Hoy to achieve National and European designations as a highly protected environment. A 3 mile walk from the cottage takes you to the cliffs which look out over the Old Man of Hoy and a fifteen minute walk takes you to the beautiful Rackwick beach - relaxation guaranteed!
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

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

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


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • No credit cards accepted


    • Payphones Available


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall Tourist Information Centre to Houton ferry terminal- go out onto Junction Road and take a right turn onto Wellington Street....follow instructions then as above (from airport).

    From Stromness Tourist Information Centre - Houton Pier: take main road to Kirkwall and turn right approx 2 miles out of Stromness onto A964 - follow this road for about 15 minutes and take a right down Houton pier.

    If taking the passenger ferry from Stromness toHoy, turn left on leaving the ferry in Moaness (Hoy) and then take a left and a sharp right - this will take you onto the Rackwick Road. On arriving in Rackwick take the road down towards the beach. Cliffgate is the first house on the right.

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

    Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or Sumburgh(Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney). There are no internal air flights to the Island of Hoy.
    On arrival at Kirkwall airport follow signs into Kirkwall - approaching Kirkwall on the Bignold Park Road take a left turn onto Clay Loan. At the foot of the Clay Loan, turn left onto New Scapa Road then a first right onto Wellington Street - follow the road onto High Street and A964 Old Scapa Road. This is the Orphir Road, after approx 8 miles take a left turn down Houton pier. Here you catch the ferry to Hoy. After the 30 min journey from Houton to Lyness (Hoy) leave the pier and take a right turn onto the B9047. Follow this road for approx 20 mins then take a left turn at the Rackwick sign.

    Getting there by ferry:- Ferries to the Orkney mainland:
    Northlink Ferries from Aberdeen - Kirkwall or Scrabster to Stromness
    Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope

    Ferry services from Orkney mainland to Hoy are operated by Orkney Ferries Car & passenger ferry from Houton to Lyness and a passenger only service operates from Stromness to Moaness. PLEASE BOOK.

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