21 VICTORIA STREET
North Walls Kirk is a spacious and unique property. The converted church, renovated over the last two decades, has been upgraded to a high standard in recent months with the purpose of delivering an exceptional self-catering experience.
The space is comfortable with an eclectic style and houses carefully selected pieces and features which are in keeping with its original use. There is a large peaceful garden with outside seating/dining area and detached laundry/boot room. All set in the tranquil island of Hoy which will beguile you with its wild beauty and fill your soul with joy.
North Walls Kirk comprises one very large main hall which is split into several areas. We sleep six people - there are 2 bedrooms - both with King sized bed (one can separate into 2 small singles) and a double sofabed in the main hall. There is a bathroom, separate WC and a shower-room, well equipped kitchen and utility room. A laundry and area for bicycles/boots are housed in a separate building. There is ample private parking and space for several vehicles.
Hoy is a special island, perfect for those who enjoy the great outdoors and nature. Attractions include the Old Man of Hoy and spectacular cliff scenery leading up to Britain's highest perpendicular cliffs at St John's Head. Other attractions include the Dwarfie Stane, beautiful Rackwick Bay, Martello Towers, Longhope Lifeboat Museum, Betty Corrigal's Grave, to name but a few. There are beautiful nature walks all over Hoy and South Walls - a haven for wild flowers, insects and bird life. The Hill of White Hamars boasts the diminutive and beautiful Primula Scotica along with beautiful cliff scenery, including gloups (blowholes). Up in the North you will regularly see mountain hares and there's a good chance you may even see our white tailed eagles which have taken up their nest again, having successfully fledged two chicks in 2018. There are several lochs containing native brown trout and good sea trout fishing spots in the season as well a wealth of shore fishing areas for sea angling. There is a strong drama and musical culture on the island with a vibrant community hall in Longhope - the YM - as well as the island's very own theatre - The Gable End - which is right across the road from the kirk - many a good night held at both, with visiting acts/bands and local talent. In recent years the community has staged a gala weekend - the Hoy Hoolie - a popular, and fun for all the family, event.
Or, come to Hoy and simply "be." You don't have to try. The magic of the island will start working on you the moment you step off the ferry.