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The Provost's House

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Stromness harbour is sheltered by the high hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy.
Orkney's dramatic scenery is highlighted by its glorious sunsets.
Walkers and nature-lovers will revel in Orkney's wide open vistas of lochs and land and sea.
1 of 22Stromness harbour is sheltered by the high hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Townhouse
In the heart of historic Stromness, this traditional merchant's townhouse offers modern comforts and views across the bay. Originally built by local hero Alexander Graham over 250 years ago, for much of the 20th century it was the home of the Provost of Stromness, James Marwick. Stromness is a lively and enchanting small town, the perfect base from which to explore Orkney's wild landscapes and world-famous historic sites. While the town's pubs, theatres and galleries attract musicians and artists from all over the world....In the heart of historic Stromness, this traditional merchant's townhouse offers modern comforts and views across the bay. Originally built by local hero Alexander Graham over 250 years ago, for much of the 20th century it was the home of the Provost of Stromness, James Marwick. Stromness is a lively and enchanting small town, the perfect base from which to explore Orkney's wild landscapes and world-famous historic sites. While the town's pubs, theatres and galleries attract musicians and artists from all over the world.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Bob C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2011
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Reviewed 11 June 2019

We all thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Provosts House in Stromness. It was cold when we arrived, but very soon warmed up with the various electric fires provided, and thereafter was a most comfy and pleasant base. The kitchen is well appointed, but various...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Peter C
Wander317375, VR Owner at The Provost's House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2019

I'm so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay here at The Provost's House, and took full advantage of the range of facilities nearby - well, all except the Hamnavoe Restaurant anyway! For my part, I must say that you have been model guests...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Excellent location in a spacious house with good basic facilities and a great range of information to help you plan your stay and travel around. Clean, comfortable and good value. There is ample parking a few streets away in the Orkney business centre off Franklin...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jeaton5
Management response:Responded 23 July 2018

Thanks Julie - it's great to know you enjoyed your stay. I'm sure Orkney will lure you back, and when it does, you're always welcome here. Bob

Reviewed 20 May 2018

Bob sent us lots of really helpful introductory information. The house has good facilities, dishwasher,washing machine, a bath and a comfortable bed. The kitchen was well equipped with mugs,china and utensils.The sitting room is lovely with lots of local information including O.S.maps. The heating was...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 197yellow
Management response:Responded 13 July 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review, and for being such considerate guests, leaving the house so clean and tidy - much appreciated. No doubt Orkney will lure you back again!

Reviewed 4 May 2018

We had a wonderful week staying at The Provost's House. With plenty of time before our arrival the owner, Bob, sent us a message with lots of very useful and detailed information. This was a great help to know, for example, that there is a...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Bridget R
Management response:Responded 8 May 2018

Hi Bridget, Thank you very much for this lovely review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed such a wonderful week, both in the Provost's House, and out exploring around Stromness and Orkney. Thank you again for taking good care of the house during...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

The location is excellent and especially convenient for the ferry. The accommodation was clean and comfortable . In the immediate vicinity there was a very good restaurant and convenience shops. We would certainly re. book Provost's House on a return trip to the Orkneys.More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Janet W
Management response:Responded 2 August 2017

Hi Janet, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay, and would be delighted to welcome you back to the Provost's House when the lure of Orkney overwhelms you again - as it surely...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay, the rooms were clean and comfortable. Location convenient for the port and ameneties.

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Duncan R
Management response:Responded 5 September 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Provost's House.

Reviewed 11 August 2015

This 3-storey stone town home is located in the centre of Stromness, within easy walking of shops, grocery & liquor stores, pubs (try "Flatties"), restaurants, charity shops, and the excellent Stromness Museum. The ground floor is the kitchen and eating area, with adjacent washer and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
6  Thank deanali
Management response:Responded 13 August 2015

Thank you for this lovely review, which arrived as an unexpected extra birthday present! I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the Provost's House, as well as all the attractions that Stromness and the rest of Orkney has to offer. Thank you also for noticing...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016
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Date of stay: May 2016
Management response:Responded 22 May 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Stromness is an enchanting small town, with a strong sense of its own history as a base for world exploration and discovery, including Captain Cook's voyages to Australia and the Hudsons Bay Company's many voyages to Canada. But even today, its solid stone-built buildings and its winding stone-flagged main street continue to attract new generations of travellers, artists and musicians. Visitors are often surprised that such a remote and small community has such a lively entertainment scene, its pubs, restaurants, galleries and theatres attracting a full calendar of events and festivals throughout the year. The annual Orkney Folk Festival (now in its 29th year) takes place in Stromness at the end of May. But throughout the year, a steady stream of folk musicians find their way here from ...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Provost's House

  • The Provost's House is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • The Provost's House has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • The Provost's House has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at The Provost's House must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.