Five charming 1800’s 4 star historic Cottages located right on the Stromness Harbour and waterfront. Retaining the charm of yesteryear, yet equipped with every modern amenity and tastefully decorated with contemporary stylish furnishings - the best of both worlds. Located on 36 & 40 Alfred Street and 4, 10 & 18 South End in Stromness, the heart of the Orkney Islands

04 December 2017

“I would highly recommend Rosemary's place. Clean, very spacious and cosy, with a beautiful view on the sea. Loads of bubble baths to choose from and a kitchen packed with teas and equipment for long winter evenings!”

 

Eve - Air BnB

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02 December 2017

“Outstanding amenities and absolutely everything well equipped and catered for. Lots of lovely finishing touches making it homely and cosey. Rosemary has obviously put a lot of effort and thought to make her guests feel at home and I was blown away by the beauty of the place and not to mention my own private bothy which was the cherry on the cake. I felt like I was staying with an old friend and definitely felt a personal touch with all different teas and radox bath products. I have recently started slimming world and was amazed to see there were low calorie sprays for cooking with and flavoured teas to help me on my healthy eating plan. Cannot fault this place. I will most definitely be back to enjoy Anderson cottage on the beautiful Orkney islands.”

 

Michelle - Air BnB

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26 November 2017

“18 South End was everything we wanted and more. My friends and I came up to the Orkneys looking for a quiet retreat, and we found one--absolutely stunning views of the water and the weather coming in from Rosemary's gorgeous sunroom; the bedrooms were all lovely and comfortable, MORE than enough room for three people and we basically didn't want to leave. It was also very toasty and warm, even in November. I would like to use this place every time I come to the area from here on out--it was that good. Thanks Rosemary!”

Jenny - Air BnB

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21 November 2017

"All expectations were surpassed."

Helen - Air BnB

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19 November 2017

 “Rosemary has provided everything you might need and much more. Enjoy the vast selection of teas and coffees whilst looking over the harbour and sea. The location is perfect to explore Stromness on foot and the house is cosy without being small. We loved it.”

Pete

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17 November 2017

"We loved our seaside stay at Rosemary’s. What an incredible value for money. The place is absolutely huge and gorgeously appointed, with new appliances and plenty of warmth. We spent most of our time in the conservatory overlooking the water, and were sad indeed to leave that view. If I’m ever back in Stromness, I will be booking this place again!"

Tessa Schilaty

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13 November 2017

“superb house offering a fantastic view of Stromness Harbour. Couldn't ask for better accommodation!”

Bernie

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05 November 2017

“We loved every bit of it - outstanding cottage, brilliant host and the best equipped kitchen we ever had. Enough said. Thank you,Rosemary, for everything!”

Air BnB Review

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31 October 2017

"Hello Rosemary,
it might be old news for you, because you hear it very often - but we are absolutely blown away by the cottage.
Thanks for all the detail and love you put into it.
However, we managed to leave it from time to time during the day. 🙂 

Thanks again "

Christoph

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18 September 2017

"Hello Rosemary,

I just want to say what a wonderful week we had staying at 4 South End.

It is a beautiful, comfortable and wonderfully equipped house in the perfect location for a boat lover like me.

Orkney was as perfect as always and we hope to return before too long and to Anderson`s Harbour Cottages.

With very best wishes and thanks, "

Belinda

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09 September 2017

" Dear Rosemary , just a note to say thank you so much for the cottage, we have had a lovely time and the cottage was so homely. We had Orcadian friends round Wednesday evening, and they loved it.....it was like having a mini diner party at home.  Your cottage is very well appointed with everything you could need.....we wanted for nothing. The bothy was great too....chris loved watching the ferry coming in and out!

We are now on the Hamnavoe overnight in preparation for tomorrow mornings sailing.

Thank you once again. "

Jenny

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11 March 2017

" Hi Rosemary,

Just a quick note of thanks. The cottage was amazing in all respects- position, cleanliness and facilities within the house, especially in the kitchen! It proved to be an ideal base for us during a very windy, but sunny, week.

I will definitely recommend your cottages to friends and if we return to Stromness, I will be contacting you again

Thanks again, I couldn't have wished for more in a holiday cottage.
Kind regards "

Sarah

 

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Taxis
There are no taxis waiting as such at the airport, but you can telephone or pre-organise by contacting any of these Taxis that transport guests to and from the airport regularly:
· Stromness Taxis – 01856 850750
· Orkney Taxis - 01856 875511
· Craigie's Taxis - 01856 878787
· Finstown Taxis - 07934 839058
· George's Taxis - 07541 034830
· Kirkwall Taxis - 018Bus Service

Bus Service
A bus service operated by Orkney Coaches meets the early morning and late evening flights, with a shuttle service throughout the rest of the day. Service times are available from Orkney Coaches on 01856 870 555 or from the airport Information Desk by calling 01856 886 210.

Car Hire
Car hire is a good option to look at. Prices are reasonable and it is fun to have one's own independent transport in Orkney – you will definitely end up doing more if you have your own transport and I think enjoy your holiday more. The nice thing about driving in Orkney is that it is not at all intimidating, since there are lovely quiet roads, everything is easy to find, no traffic, slow driving and you never feel stressed about driving around, since getting lost is a pleasure since everywhere you are surrounded by sea and green pastures! Even if you try you can't get too lost! You could contact the details below just to get a quote. The nice thing is that you can pick the car up at the airport and return it there, so that covers both sides too so you can maximise your last day too.
W R Tullock
Contact telephone - 01856 875 500
· Email: info@wr-tullock.co.uk or airportcarrental@btconnect.com
· www.orkneycarrental.com

GREAT EATING OUT OPTIONS

(all in walking distance from the cottages) 

Argo’s Bakery: Which has general groceries as well as Orkney Fudge and Confectionary. Victoria Street, Stromness. Tel 01856 850245. Email: sales@argosbakery.co.uk

Julia’s Café & Bistro: Ferry Road (diagonally opposite the Stromness Ferry Terminal ). Seating both inside and outside too on benches in summer. Great cappuccinos! Tel: 01856  850904

The Café: 22 Victoria Street, Stromness. Tel: 01856 850551. 

The Ferry Inn: Stromness Harbour. Tel: 01856 850280. Great selection of Ales!

The Royal Hotel: has 3 pubs, 1 of them is most comfortable to enjoy a hearty meal in. There is also a more  formal restaurant (The Haven Restaurant) too. Great ales! 55 Victoria Street, Stromness, Tel 01856 850342

The Stromness Hotel: has good Orkney produce in their Scapa Flow Restaurant. They also have award winning Orkney Ales & over 100 malt whiskies, including special bottling from the Highland Park Distillery &   Scapa Distillery (both Distilleries are based in Orkney). Stromness Harbour, Tel 01856 850298.

The Hamnavoe Restaurant: 35 Graham Place, Stromness, Everyone raves about this local produce and seafood restaurant with old-fashioned value and charm. Tel 01856 850606 .

Chinese Take Away: Victoria Street, Stromness. Really tasty, nice selection of very well priced meals. Open when other places are not. 075 846 78038

On a Friday evening, The Chippie is open on the Stromness Pier – it is a caravan just outside the Stromness   Hotel next to the Pier. Worth waiting in the line for!

FRESH PRODUCE TO COOK UP AN ORKNEY STORM

 

The Bayleaf Delicatessen Restaurant:19 Graham Place, Victoria Street, Stromness. A little gem with lovely   cheeses, smoked fish, great coffee to take away etc. Have to go there!

Buy seafood caught by Orkney Fishermen at Orkney Fresh Fish and Shellfish, Garson Park Stromness,      T:01856 850870 / E: contact@orkneyfishshop.co.uk. You have to enjoy Orkney seafood while staying here!

Orkney Beef, Lamb  and Pork and 11 other meats including game birds, venison and poultry at: Flett Family Butcher, Fruiterer and Greengrocer. 63 John Street, Stromness, Tel 01856 850309  

The Co-Op: A general grocery store at 27 North End Rd, Stromness (diagonally opposite the Stromness  Ferry Terminal/Harbour). You can get most of your supplies here & it is conveniently open 7 days a week 7am   - 11pm. For specialised goods, there is a large Tescos in Kirkwall (18 Pickaquoy Rd, Kirkwall) that Is open 7 days a week 6am – midnight & on Sundays 8am to 10pm. Tel 0345 026 9658.