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Old Hall Cottage, Island of Hoy

Old Hall Cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Old Hall Cottage is a modern conversion of a 200 year old byre. It is set in the grounds of Old Hall which is situated on the picturesque island of Hoy & Walls in the Orkney Isles. The cottage is child friendly, pets are very welcome and it is suitable for assisted wheelchair users. There are very well stocked bookshelves and we also have Christian meditative literature for those who maybe looking for a spiritual retreat. We are also autism aware. Please speak to us about any specific requirements.
The beach is five minutes walk away and there are spectacular views of the Scapa Flow and The Pentland Firth. Within a mile is the Strombank Hotel with its cosy pub/restaurant and excellent food and hospitality.
Hoy & Walls has an amazing coastline with the highest sea cliffs in the UK and the famous stack called The Old Man of Hoy.
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Listing #FKN3361455
About the Owner
Sandra K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
Upon arrival, we will meet and greet and show guests around the cottage. We are available to assist whenever requested, but are more than happy to give guests as much space as they wish. The cottage shares a garden with our own home and Tom will often be working there, but guests are welcome to enjoy the garden as if it was their own.
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Impressions on arriving at Old Hall Cottage were excellent. The garden is beautiful and obviously very well cared for. There are lots of sheltered nooks where seating is provided and visitors are welcome to use these. Wonderful welcome basket with home baked bread and eggs...More

Thank tartanwalk
sandrahoy2015, VR Owner at Old Hall Cottage, Island of Hoy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you Sheila for taking the time to review the cottage and for your helpful remarks. We appreciate that the combination oven is not everyone's preference and hope this did not spoil your enjoyment. We really appreciate how respectfully you looked after the cottage.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. Hosts Tom and Sandra gave us such a warm welcome and looked after us and our two dogs perfectly. The beach 5 minutes away is gorgeous and was a delight for our dogs. The cottage is well equipped with comfy...More

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sandrahoy2015, VR Owner at Old Hall Cottage, Island of Hoy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you Vanessa for taking time to write this review. We really appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed your visit. It was lovely having you to stay and especially appreciate the care taken of the cottage. We are looking forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Wonderful cottage in a lovely quiet location. Would strongly recommend a stay here. We were made to feel most welcome by the very attentive owners. Thank you so much

Thank William W
sandrahoy2015, VR Owner at Old Hall Cottage, Island of Hoy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We ate so glad you enjoy your stays with us and hope to see you again soon. Tom & Sandra

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Shoes must be removed in the hallway Wet and dirty dogs must be rubbed down before entering the cottage (dog towels provided) Dog waste must be collected and binned...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Sofa
    1 Twin
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$138 / stay - Deposit
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For stays less than 4 nights, please inquire
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About the neighbourhood
Old Hall is set in farmland used for cattle and sheep grazing. The island has approximtaely 400 residents in total spread over approximately 100 square miles so you can be sure to find peace and quiet. The north of the island is wild and rugged and provides for some excellent hill walking whilst South Walls is gently undulating.
Old Hall has ample parking space for three vehicles and storage space for bicycles, fishing equipment, diving equipment.
Getting around
Hoy & Walls is accessible from Orkney Mainland by a ro-ro ferry which runs several times daily in the summer but doesn't run on Sundays in the winter. There is a community bus on the island, which meets most ferries, but does not operate on a Saturday. Please contact us for specific timetables.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Kirkwall (KOI): 45.0 km
Railway: Thurso: 89.0 km
Ferry: Lyness: 15.0 km
Exit Lyness ferry terminal until reach T junction
Turn left
Follow road until causeway - 7 miles approx
Cross the causeway
At the end of the causeway, turn right to go up the hill
Travel for 2 miles
Old Hall is on the right
If you reach the cemetry, double back. Old Hall will be 2oo yards on the left.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.4 km.
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