We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

24 reviews
Save
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a ramblers delight or a family holiday home, Tiffyhall cottage which forms part of a small croft overlooking Newark Bay and the Pentland Firth to the south, is the perfect place for you to enjoy Orkney and it's Isles. The cottage is one of the oldest in the parish and was part of a working farm once owned by the Earl of Zetland. It fell into disrepair and stood empty for 50 years until it was fully renovated and extended in 2008 and has been transformed into a comfortable holiday cottage. The cottage is surrounded by farm land and is close to the Brough of Deerness, the Gloup and the Mull Head RSPB reserve. The Covenanters memorial is also in the parish and for those of you who like walking all 4 sites are in walking distance as to is goo...Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a ramblers delight or a family holiday home, Tiffyhall cottage which forms part of a small croft overlooking Newark Bay and the Pentland Firth to the south, is the perfect place for you to enjoy Orkney and it's Isles. The cottage is one of the oldest in the parish and was part of a working farm once owned by the Earl of Zetland. It fell into disrepair and stood empty for 50 years until it was fully renovated and extended in 2008 and has been transformed into a comfortable holiday cottage. The cottage is surrounded by farm land and is close to the Brough of Deerness, the Gloup and the Mull Head RSPB reserve. The Covenanters memorial is also in the parish and for those of you who like walking all 4 sites are in walking distance as to is good quality coastal walking. In addition, being located on mainland Orkney, the World Heritage sites of Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and numerous other sites of interest are a short distance by car as is the airport and ferry terminals at Stromness, Kirkwall and St Margaret's Hope . Certain times of the year we have seasonal pick your own vegetables grown in our kitchen garden and in the grounds of the cottage there is a herb garden and guests are invited to help themselves for cookingMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Show more
About the Owner
Karen H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
Write a reviewReviews (24)

1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2020

Excellent cottage. The best equipped, we have ever booked. Lovely shower- omitted in the details about the cottage and a superb surprise. Only fault was lack of electric point for shaver- be prepared for this. East- west facing, so wonderful sunrises and sun sets. Very...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Explorer689048
Reviewed 26 May 2019

Once again I was delighted to stay at Tiffyhall on Deerness Orkney 20 mins from Kirkwall , 3 minutes from local store Karen and Colin are the perfect hosts Chickens running about free range, great eggs Fabulous view of the bay and well located for...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank robinhoodsbay
Nomad500771, VR Owner at Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. So glad you had another great holiday. Hopefully see you soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This was the perfect place...it gave us a place to relax in the country but close enough that we were able to visit all the sites. Great place to stay!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Inspire573529
Nomad500771, VR Owner at Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review. It's very appreciated. So glad you had a chance to relax as well as see the sites.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We have just got back from staying here for a week with my 3 children and I highly recommend tiffyhall what an amazing place to stay beautiful scenery and has the most gorgeous beaches on Orkney it’s like being abroad we were lucky we had...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank melsyf
Management response:Responded 4 September 2018

Thanks for staying with us and leaving the cottage so tidy such a great review. We hope to see you all again in February. Karen and Colin

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Had a fantastic stay at no.1 Tiffyhall cottage, the freshly baked scones (still warm), cream, jam, eggs and milk was a very nice welcome, the accommodation is homely clean and furnished to a very high standard, I will definitely be back, fantastic job Karen and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Wendy S
Management response:Responded 20 August 2018

Hi Wendy Thank you for staying with us and leaving the cottage so tidy so tidy. We really appreciate it and hope you'll be back. Thanks Karen and Colin

See more reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Loved every minute of our visit. Hosts Karen and Colin very welcoming. Welcome pack of goodies including milk fresh eggs and warm home baked scones with jam and cream on our arrival. Perfect spot for all attractions,birds,archaeological sites beautiful sandy beaches within easy reach by...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rosamund B
Management response:Responded 19 July 2018

Thank you Rosemund and Colin for coming to stay with us. We hope to see you both again. Also thank you so much for for such a fantastic review. Karen and Colin

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Orkney. The owners of the cottage, Karen and Colin, were wonderful and met all our needs and beyond. On arrival we were greeted with some lovely home made scones and local treats and as it was our wedding anniversary...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Connector736005
Management response:Responded 16 October 2017

Thank you for staying with us and leaving such a great review. We hope to see you both again.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful cottage, wonderful stay, welcome hamper was just the perfect start to our stay. Would recommend Tiffyhall and Orkney islands to everyone. It won't be our one and only time. Thanks 🖒

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank David F
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

Thanks for the great review David. We hope to see you both again soon. Thanks Karen and Colin

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have just stayed in this cottage up in dearness and we couldn't fault it. On arrival there was a few essentials already in the cottage, milk, bread, cheese, eggs was a nice surprise. The cottage was extremely clean and warm. The owners of this...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Frazer H
Management response:Responded 2 February 2017

Cheers Frazer, Thanks for your great review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we see you guys again in the future Thanks, Karen&Colin.

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A really comfortable cottage and a very warm welcome from the owner. The goodies waiting for us on arrival were much appreciated - especially the scones! After a day exploring it was lovely to get back to a warm cosy cottage where we were able...More

Date of stay: December 2016
2  Thank lonesomeferret
Management response:Responded 13 December 2016

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Thank you for the great review. All the best, Karen&Colin

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
See more amenities
Availability
April 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
September 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
View all months
Map
+
About the neighbourhood
The islands of Orkney are mainly low lying—a gently rolling landscape of green fields, heather moorland heath and lochs (lakes). The underlying sandstone rock breaks-down easily to form good fertile soils and much of the landscape is farmed, growing mainly grass for animal feed. Most of the farmland is devoted to the production of beef cattle and Orkney beef is prized for its high quality. Sheep are also present in high numbers and the production of barley, potatoes (tatties) and turnips (neeps) is also common. The island of Hoy (meaning high in Old Norse) is the exception with dramatic hills and valleys and spectacular cliffs.
Access
Car recommended
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL222663409
Frequently Asked Questions about Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

  • Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.