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Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
A comfortably furnished stone built holiday cottage on the north shore of Scapa Flow, with fine unspoilt views south over the Flow and west to the hills of Hoy. The cottage stands in 6 acres of open unfenced farmland The cottage was converted in 1998 from traditional croft buildings to provide a unique environment for family holidays in one of the Orkney mainlands most popular parishes. The cottage is equidistant from Kirkwall and Stromness and is a mile from the south isles ferry terminal of Houton. With excellent walking country in the Orphir hills, and a short drive to Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones, the cottage provides a perfect base for exploring the mainland and south isles....A comfortably furnished stone built holiday cottage on the north shore of Scapa Flow, with fine unspoilt views south over the Flow and west to the hills of Hoy. The cottage stands in 6 acres of open unfenced farmland The cottage was converted in 1998 from traditional croft buildings to provide a unique environment for family holidays in one of the Orkney mainlands most popular parishes. The cottage is equidistant from Kirkwall and Stromness and is a mile from the south isles ferry terminal of Houton. With excellent walking country in the Orphir hills, and a short drive to Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones, the cottage provides a perfect base for exploring the mainland and south isles.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
James and Andrew H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2020

Lovely spot on the shore of Scapa Flow with great views from each room. Very tidy clean and comfortable cottage ideally located to explore Orkney and have some local walks.

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Quest51280549990
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

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Date of stay: September 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2019

Our third summertime stay at Findlay's cottage... that it's familiar and not greatly altered since our first stay is a major benefit, since it's important to learn all of the ways of being in this perfect place. Weathers change quickly, and even the late midsummer...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank carl b
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 28 May 2019

Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

stayed in this lovely place. would recommand staying there if just for the view. the cottage is wanting nothing. A1 place to stay warm , tidy and quiet. if you stay here you will find it hard to leave.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank dazzamania69
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

Date of stay: February 2019
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2018
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018

On a visit to Orkney for the first time, this modernised cottage overlooked Scapa Flow and Hoy. This was a visit by three cousins and their spouses but my wife and I were only there for three days and the more is the pity. The...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank cloosh
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Although 500miles from home and needing ferry crossing we have visited five times! Perfect location overlooking Scapa Flow, peaceful and yet lots of wildlife in the area. Only a short car journey to Kirkwall for shops when you need them. Accommodation is good and if...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Private Garden
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
Orphir is a rural parish on the Orkney mainland, mainly farmland, with the Orphir hills as a backdrop and facing out over Scapa Flow, a unique sheltered harbour used as Britain's main naval base during two world wars. The cottage is 400 m from the shoreline which comprises low cliffs and a rocky shore. There is excellent cliff top walking in both directions.
Getting around
The cottage is over a mile from the main road where there are irregular bus services to both Kirkwall and Stromness. A car or other means of travel is recommended.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland

  • Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.