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Charming period country cottage with sea views. Ideal place to relax and unwind.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Drill Hall Cottage is a hundred year old stone built cottage, and was formerly the residence of the local Territorial Army commander in Evie. The cottage has been completely renovated, retaining original features such as fireplaces, cornice, wood panelling, and high ceilings. It is situated in the beautiful Evie countryside and is surrounded by lush farmland. Drill Hall Cottage has a lovely view of Eynhallow sound, and is just a short walk from Aikerness beach. In the summer, you can hear Red Throated Divers calling as they pass overhead between the sea and the hill loch where they nest. Enclosed south-facing garden with lawn and sun area. The house also boasts a library of historical and contemporary Orkney books, including novels, poetry, folklore, saga and history....The Drill Hall Cottage is a hundred year old stone built cottage, and was formerly the residence of the local Territorial Army commander in Evie. The cottage has been completely renovated, retaining original features such as fireplaces, cornice, wood panelling, and high ceilings. It is situated in the beautiful Evie countryside and is surrounded by lush farmland. Drill Hall Cottage has a lovely view of Eynhallow sound, and is just a short walk from Aikerness beach. In the summer, you can hear Red Throated Divers calling as they pass overhead between the sea and the hill loch where they nest. Enclosed south-facing garden with lawn and sun area. The house also boasts a library of historical and contemporary Orkney books, including novels, poetry, folklore, saga and history.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties Pets that are allowed is 1 small dog.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Linda H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2020

The cottage is perfectly well equipped and very comfortable, including comfortable beds, good heating, good kitchen. It does have a sea view (far away) but the view out the front windows is on a house with a messy yard and several car wrecks. The house...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Luca v
Reviewed 2 September 2019

The accommodation is comfortable and well appointed with everything required to make a fabulous base to explore the islands whether walking, cycling or by car. The views across the bay to Rousay are amazing and the 20 minute walk through the fields to the beach...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank winslowboy2015
Voyager366390, VR Owner at Charming period country cottage with sea views. Ideal place to relax and unwind., responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. In the details of the cottage, it is explained that there is no internet. We have done this so that people can unwind, relax and really enjoy Orkney.

Reviewed 27 August 2019

The cottage is beautiful. It has been renovated to a high standard and is very clean and comfortable. There is some fantastic furniture that fits in with the period of the house. The bedrooms have blackout blinds (important in summer when it never got really...More

Date of stay: August 2019
2  Thank Lois L
Voyager366390, VR Owner at Charming period country cottage with sea views. Ideal place to relax and unwind., responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

Hi Lois - thank you for taking the time to review the Cottage. You are very kind. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 23 June 2019

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Date of stay: June 2019
Voyager366390, VR Owner at Charming period country cottage with sea views. Ideal place to relax and unwind., responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Nice clean and fresh holiday home with lots to see and do near by.Well appointed and comfortable. Warm welcome on arrival.If asked we would recommend.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Colin M
Management response:Responded 19 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely review.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place all round. Very comfortable and spacious. A wee welcome gift of local produce was a nice touch. A very interesting whistle-stop tour of the islands given by Simon from the comfort of the kitchen. Location is wonderful too, far enough away from the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Megan H
Management response:Responded 2 July 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and have you staying in our cottage: Simon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Beautiful green farmland. Sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Heathery hills in the background. Island views to Rousay and Eynhallow, and views of Eynhallow Sound and the Atlantic. Picturesque Evie Village and facilities (post office, shop, Bistro,cash machine) just five minutes' walk. Aikerness Beach and the Iron Age Broch of Gurness 10-15 minutes' walk. Tingwall Ferry terminal for Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre five minutes' drive. Broch of Birsay ten minutes' drive. World Heritage Site fifteen minutes' drive.
Getting around
Car recommended, but property is on a bus route with five services daily to and from Kirkwall (except Sunday). There's plenty to see and do on foot in the immediate area.
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