Welcome to Quoydale Accommodation
Quoydale farm represents Orkney accommodation on Hoy with some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery to behold, and that is what sets us apart. Nestled beneath the imposing Ward Hill (the highest point in Orkney), our accommodation and bed and breakfast facilities enjoy truly beautiful views over the renowned Scapa Flow. Whether you simply require accommodation only, or b&b, we can accommodate you with a warm Orkney welcome.
The island of Hoy is famous for several things: The Old Man of Hoy, Dwarfie Stane, Scapa Flow, The Scapa Flow Visitor's Centre, Rackwick, The Martello Towers, Betty Corrigall's Grave, Berridale, Wildlife, Rare Birds and more.
A Stay on the Island of Hoy is the perfect prescription to reduce stress levels and recharge your batteries, so please take your time and look around.
We are offering both bed and breakfast, plus the rent of a self-contained cottage.
The bed and breakfast consists of a self-contained double/twin room with en suite facilities in Quoydale farmhouse. According to the time of year, prices vary slightly from £20 to £35 per person per night. Evening meals also available.
The Cottage is comprised of two bedrooms (double and twin) shower/toilet and kitchen/living room, and includes all amenities. Prices vary from £150 to £200 - £350 per week according to the time of year.
Albert and Fay provide interesting island tours. A local man, Albert knows all there is to know concerning the island, its habitat and wildlife. Well worth a day out.
Scapa Flow Interpretation Centre is a "Must See". The centre itself used to be a pump house, its purpose to refuel the British fleet during the two world wars, and, apart from a converted oil tank, it is all that remains of the once famous Naval Base at Lyness. Really, the centre is a war museum, full of memorabilia from both wars, and paints a vivid picture of those times. There are comprehensive displays from small arms, right up to a real torpedo and the 56 ton propeller of H.M.S. Hampshire, which struck a German mine and sank off Orkney in 1916 - with Lord Kitchener.
The Old Man of Hoy is a sandstone rock stack rising close to the sea about 450 feet high, and is considered to challenge the most experienced climbers. The first successful ascent was televised in 1966 and featured Sir Christopher Bonington, along with Patey and Bailey. Since then, The Old Man of Hoy has become famous around the world as a "must do" climb. Modern techniques and equipment, however, have made the challenge available to slightly less experienced climbers and it has now been conquered many times. As the Old Man of Hoy is susceptible to erosion and takes an annual battering from the winter elements, nobody knows how much longer it will stand before being claimed by the sea.
There are two Martello towers on the island, one at Crockness, the other at Hackness - each overlooking and covering Longhope Bay. Their purpose was to protect the Baltic convoys against American pirates during the Napoleonic conflicts, which dates them around 1813. They are in immaculate condition and extremely well maintained - well worth a look.
Dwarfie Stane is said to be the only rock-hewn tomb in the UK, estimated to be over 3,000 years old. Considering its isolated location - nestled beneath the Dwarfie Hammers - and the work involved in cutting small rooms out of solid rock, one has to wonder at the achievement.
For an information leaflet, or to reserve a date, you can contact us by writing to:
Fay and Albert Clark
Telephone (44) 01856791315
Fax (44) 01856 791001
Or please fill out the form below.