The croft of Scar was originally tenanted by Hugh Ritch. He and his wife had a large family - seven daughters and six sons. Hugh built Scar, and his sons extended it and added outbuildings. Hugh, who had a long white beard, loved nothing better than to sit round a blazing peat fire recounting his adventures to a bunch of eager listeners.
Otters are common along the Scapa Flow coastline off Hoy and have even been found in the Rackwick Burn.
Scar in the island of Hoy - Accommodation details
Scar in Hoy is a renovated croft high on the hillside of Rackwick in the Orkney island of Hoy. A high quality modern house in rural settings, Scar has been built with comfort in mind and has a simply stunning view across Rackwick valley and beach.
Scar is a traditional stone-built cottage in a great location, though located high up Moor Fea, - there is easy access by car - and it is in a great location for walking to the Old Man of Hoy. Enjoy cooking a meal in our eye level oven and grill - or relaxing under a power shower after a long walk!
Scar has a fenced off garden, so you will not get any unwelcome visits from Rackwick's sheep! There is a patio area and lawn for you to relax on.
Scar Cottage has a wood / peat / coal burning stove in it's living room and plenty of comfortable seating.
Entertainment equipment includes stereo radio/cd player, digital TV with freeview and a DVD player.
The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances including hob, eye level oven and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Scar sleeps four people comfortably in two double bedrooms or five if the fold out bed is used.
The bathroom is modern with a luxurious bath and shower - ideal for relaxing after a long walk in the hills. There are also drying facilities, should you get caught in a shower whilst exploring the dramatic scenery of Hoy!
Prices per week
|Jan, Feb, Mar||£420|
|Jun, Jul, Aug||£495|