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Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland

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35 reviews
Floor Plan
Main Bedroom
Living Room
Kitchen
Second Bedroom
View from the Cottage
The Road to the Breck
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Orphir, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland
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 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.

The cottage is capable of sleeping up to six people in two spacious double bedrooms and using the double pull-out sofa bed in the living room. All bed linen and towels are provided.

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About the Owner
James H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:65%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Your cottage is fantastic and very welcoming. I am truly inspired by your use of green energy, we are considering the same in the future. Thank you for your consideration in our comfort, your visitors information book is well presented and covers everything we needed...More

1  Thank KarenZander
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We took this cottage for a week and were not disappointed with either to facilities or the location. We were met with a pint of milk and some biscuits which were very welcome and were then introduced to the cottage a couple of hours later...More

Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

So tempted to give this place a bad review to keep people away so we can have it all to ourselves whenever we want . It gets booked up very quickly and you'll see why if you go . Quite simply the best holiday we've...More

1  Thank bevrich2016
Foxcub20, VR Owner at Findlays Holiday Cottage in Orkney, Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words about the cottage. We are so glad you had such a rewarding experience while staying there. James & Diana

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Super King
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
AU$89
GBP 50
AU$89
GBP 50
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1 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer
7 nights -- --
AU$891
GBP 500
1 Sep 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
Late Summer
7 nights -- --
AU$713
GBP 400
1 Oct 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
Autumn
7 nights -- --
AU$535
GBP 300
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is situated on the north shore of Scapa Flow in open farmland and about 500 yds from the sea shore. There is a coastal walk along the cliff top to the Orkneyinga Saga Visitor Centre in the one direction and to the open sands of Swanbister Bay in the other. There is extensive walking in the Orphir hills at the back of the cottage.

Within Orphir Village there is a post office and a pub serving food most evenings of the week. For food shopping it will be necessary to drive the 10 miles to Kirkwall, where there is a selection of supermarkets and other food shops, or to Stromness.
Access
Car recommended
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.6 km.
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