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St. Margaret's Cottage

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

From the moment we met Barbara we were struck by her warmth, outgoing personality and her desire to be make the Orkney experience fun and informative. The rooms were lovely and the breakfast made so much better with Barbara hanging out with us at our insistence. Cannot begin to say how much we enjoyed Orkney because of Barbara and her...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our travel plans were messed up by fog over North Ronaldsay. We needed a B&B at St Margaret's Hope for the early ferry. We found St Margaret's cottage on the web, and to our great good fortune Barbara had a room to spare. She directed us to a good meal, she gave us a comfortable room, and she was completely...

Thank Phil S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We are just home after 2 weeks of quiet relaxation in this beautiful secluded cottage with a lovely garden. The facilities in the cottage are perfect for what is needed for a 2 weeks away from home. The surrounding area is lovely too, Eyemouth was 5 mins away where you could get whatever shopping you need . I can't think...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I was working up in Orkney but due to unforeseen circumstances we were forced to relocate from Kirkwall to St Margarets Hope. The rooms were immaculate, comfy beds, amazing breakfast in the morning with local produce and the owner was brilliant, she made mine and my colleagues stay brilliant and I would happily visit again. Thank You from the security...

Thank Alan P
Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Easy to find. Rooms are clean and well furnished. Big bathtub a plus. Very wholesome breakfast. Right in town which is quaint. Two minutes to ferry. A real bargain for those who want to explore the southern area.

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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Any port in a storm. Parking is ample and it's two minutes from the St Margaret's Hope ferry. If the reception is a little unforthcoming, the house is warm and it's quiet. We had a twin room. TV. Would have preferred some basic toiletries in the bathroom (soap?), window sash operable, and fresh shower and toilet mat. Seen better back...

2Thank buckets8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We booked two separate nights here, one for the night our ferry arrived and one before our early return. It couldn't be handier for the ferry terminal (although St Margaret's Hope is so tiny, no journey is going to take you long!) The B&B is a beautiful stone cottage (unlike the grey buildings you find in Kirkwall or Stromness) and...

Thank daisyfoot
Reviewed 1 July 2011

Stayed for 5 nights having previously spent a week here.Barbara and Fred who own it are genuine friendly Orcadians who are great to chat to and always happy to pass on their local knowledge.If you have to catch the early morning pentalina ferry then Barbara will kindly do you an early breakfast and the ferry terminal is 5 minutes down...

2Thank levantzawn
Cape Town
Reviewed 29 August 2010

We only stayed one night and found our twin room unsatisfactory. It was completely crammed with furniture which made the space very cramped for 2 people. The windows have been closed up so no fresh air. There was a problem with the shower. Breakfast due to a misunderstanding was scrambled eggs on toast and it was very good.

1Thank seapointdoll
vancouver island
Reviewed 28 November 2009

booked from canada. we could only stay 2 nights but it was ideally located for our lightening trip around neolithic Orkney. the owners were just right for our style of travel(down to earth & friendly) when we go back to Orkney we'll definitely stay again

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St. Margaret's Cottage is a traditional, sandstone-built cottage. From its commanding position above the village of St. Margaret's Hope there are superb views down to the bay and across the water to Scapa Flow and the islands of Burray, Hunda and Hoy. Inside, the accommodation is deceptively grand but with a welcoming and comfortable feel. Guest Accommodation comprises double, twin and single rooms - all with private bathroom facilities (two rooms en-suite and one with large bathroom). All rooms have TV and coffee making facilities.The guests' sitting room has Sky TV and there is also private internet access, Via Broadband.Breakfasts are served in the dining room with an early breakfast also available (ideal for the return ferry crossing!).Boat charters, wildlife guides and transportation can all be arranged - just let us know your personal requirements and we'll organize the rest for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about St. Margaret's Cottage

Address: St. Margarets Cottage Church Road, St Margaret's Hope KW17 2SR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > South Ronaldsay > St Margaret's Hope
Price Range: €29 - €35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Take your own soap, shampoo 'n slippers. Count your blessings.”
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