Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only.T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 39 View Image Gallery
  • The Steading -  - 1115566 - photo 1

The Steading

(Ref. 1115566)

Longhope, Orkney Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • everything (5)
  • hoy (4)
  • comfortable (4)
  • property (4)
  • beautiful (4)
  • high (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely week in Hoy."

    The steading was perfect. High quality and has everything you need. The very generous hamper was a lovely surprise. Best holiday let accommodation we have stayed at.

    That is great that you enjoyed The Steading and Hoy ! Glad you managed to negotiate the storms and ferry changes as well. cheers , Alasdair and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful modern house, completely comfortable in its environment, absolutely loved it."

    Well appointed with everything we required for our visit and some lovely homely touches.Hoy is a beautiful island and worth visiting at any time of year, the log burner finished off the day nicely.Always something to see and do, Lifeboat Museum was very moving, enjoyable swim at Rackwick Beach with the Dogs.Thanks for a truly memorable Holiday.

    We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our home and the island. Thanks also for your generous feedback. br , Alasdair and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property with wonderful views out to the Sound."

    An ideal place for a chilling out holiday away from the main touristy spots. Despite that, Hoy has a lot to offer and the new Scapa Flow Museum is really excellent as is the Longhope Lifeboat Museum. Some of us did the walk to the Old Man of Hoy on a beautiful day with the rest of us taking advantage of the wonderful coffee shops. The house is everything it is crack up to be, excellent facilities, very comfortable with a great treat of Orkney goodies to welcome us. Everything to a very high standard. Thank you...

    Thanks indeed for your feedback which is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed our house and the island. br , Alasdair and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant house on the Isle of South Walls, connected to Hoy by a causeway."

    (By car from Scotland, you take one ferry to Stromness, then another to Lyness) Large house with comfortable beds and a HUGE bathtub. (Yes the hot water heater holds enough water to fill the tub, but it takes an hour or two for water heater to fill and reheat) There are two twin beds, downstairs next to the laundry room, which has a pet bed and a high chair. There is a television in the downstairs bedroom, as well as one upstairs in the front room. We found the television upstairs too uncomfortable an angle to watch, so we used the downstairs television. Netflix is available. The view is magnificent, but the property is on a road and there is at least one neighbor right next door, so don't assume it's isolated. The couch and chairs are comfortable and it's quiet. The fridge us a good size, but you have to make sure you shove the door closed properly every time you use it. The oven and hob are a bit tricky, but you get the hang of them after awhile. There is no microwave. Large variety of dishes, cookery and mugs to choose from. Fanrastic gift box. The cleaning lady is very nice and helpful.

    Thanks for your feedback and comments. We are delighted you liked our home and the Orkney experience ! Btw , the microwave is a built-in convection microwave located directly above the oven. br , Alasdair and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Jun 2023

  • "STUNNING ❤️ This is our 4th booking through Sykes company and they really do pick the best properties."

    The steading is by far the best place we have stayed in, beautiful decor and furnishings, the comfort, quality and welcome pack were brilliant. Location of property is beautiful even on a dull or wet day, property has an amazing view which can be enjoyed in all weather. Kitchen has everything you could need, very comfy beds and beautiful bathrooms. Great place to base your Orkney stay but remember that the mainland is a short ferry to see the main touristy attractions. Our dog loved the comfy bed provided and the downstairs utility facilities were great for post walk clean ups. He especially loved charging across the road and jumping in the sea... Daily!! Very relaxing stay if you want to get away from it all and switch off. Highly recommended property.

    Hi Shirley-Anne , thanks for your generous feedback and it is great to hear that you enjoyed our home on Hoy and the Orkney Islands as much as we do. So glad you enjoyed your week at The Steading. thanks , Alasdair and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley-anne5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property, so comfortable and beautiful, literally everything we could have wanted was catered for and everything we didn’t even think of."

    The location is fabulous and peaceful with amazing views.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at The Steading. Thanks for the feedback , Alasdair and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Feb 2023

Show more Hide all


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • First-floor Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, and coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi, table tennis
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed line and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, decking and furniture, wrap-around balcony
  • Boat house with table tennis table
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Post office 0.3 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the property from the decking
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out from 10am

The property

Positioned on the island of South Walls in the tranquil location of Longhope, Orkney is this fantastically constructed holiday home, The Steading.

Enjoying off-road parking, an enclosed garden, stunning views and close proximity to essential amenities, The Steading welcomes six guests to bask in the perfect rural retreat.

Impress your guests with delicious feasts using the sleek kitchen, equipped with all the necessary appliances and even a handy dishwasher so the stress of washing up becomes a distant memory!

Allow your loved ones to unwind around the dining table, toasting to a fun-filled holiday over a bottle of fizz or venture out to the wrap-around decking to fully appreciate the panoramic vistas that envelope the property.

When the evening grows cooler, retreat to a spacious sitting room and snuggle up in the warmth of a woodburning stove whilst enjoying some light entertainment on the Smart TV.

When sleep calls, choose from one of three immaculately-presented bedrooms including a king-size with en-suite shower room, a double and a ground-floor twin, ensuring all sleeping arrangements are well-catered for.

Upon morning, start your day in the bathroom where you can indulge a soak in the tub or freshen up in the generously-sized walk-in shower before exploring your surroundings.

From your doorstep, pay a visit to the Hackness Martello Tower and Battery which enjoys delightful views across Longhope Sound to Scapa Flow or enrich your historical knowledge with a trip to Longhope Lifeboat Museum, where you can even clamber aboard an old lifeboat and hear the inspiring stories of those who volunteer.

Hill of White Hamars is also only a short distance away, boasting impressive coastal features, cliffs, and several caves; it also provides superb short-range viewing opportunities of a range of cliff-nesting seabirds, ideal for nature lovers.

The Dwarfie Stone, Old Man of Hoy, Rackwick Beach and Braebister Mound are all also accessible from here by car and guarantee a fascinating day out for all the family.

Choose The Steading as your next home-from-home and explore all that Orkney has to offer.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: OR-00004-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

View on map

About the location


Hackness 2.5 miles; Lyness 7.7 miles; Hoy 18.2 miles.

Located on the island of South Walls, one of the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland is the important coastal settlement of Longhope. Renowned for its rich maritime history dating back to the Napoleonic wars, the island South Walls is connected to Hoy by the Ayre causeway making it the second largest island in the Orkney Archipelago. Originating directly from the Old Norse word for ‘long bay’, Longhope’s main draw is its tranquil surroundings. Set in its own peaceful seclusion; you can tour the island and visit the impressively restored lifeboat museum that offers rich history on WWI and WWII or relish a hearty meal and cold beverage at one of several pubs on offer. Well-positioned to visit Hoy, Lyness and Rackwick Beach, one of the most remote and beautiful beaches to be found in Orkney, Longhope is an incredible location that is sure to stay with you long after you leave.

Note: Highchair and cot available on request - linen for cot not provided
Note: Though electricity is included, charging for electric cars is not included in the rent
Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane (The nearest airport is on mainland Orkney in Kirkwall) or ferry. Links from mainland Orkney to Hoy are by ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute