Just the cosiest, comfiest, cleanest, most welcoming cottage we have stayed in! The location and ambience are excellent, and the owners Kevin and Sue are kindness itself, having thought of everything you could possibly need or want on your self catering holiday, including fresh flowers and a bottle of wine! We loved this cottage so much with its view of Stromness harbour and all its little Orcadian touches. Our Orcadian family loved it too! And the weather during our holiday was so good that we stayed a bit longer than planned. So sad to leave Orkney but we'll be back!
Franklin's View is absolutely perfect for 2 couples or a family with 2 children. Right in the centre of Stromness but on a very quiet street with wonderful views over the town and the harbour, the house is light and airy, well equipped, spotlessly clean and with the added attraction of a lovely sunny garden.
Sue and Kevin, the hosts, are lovely people, kind and helpful without being intrusive. And Stromness is the perfect location for exploring Orkney - nowhere is more than half an hour's drive and there's plenty of public transport if you don't drive. Although quiet (even in July) the town is well served by shops and places to eat. There are also lots of lovely walks in the area.
We had a fabulous time and are already planning a return visit in the autumn.
Brilliantly located. Stromness is great. Lots to see and do. Within walking distance is a co-op and a deli so self catering here is easy. Easy walk to main bus stop (near to tourist info) so easy to get around if you don't hire a car (though we did).
The accommodation itself is lovely, the pictures don't do it justice. Big window with views across the water to Hoy. Sit back and watch the boats come in. Everything you could need for a holiday has been provided. Definately coming back.