Five charming 1800’s 4 star historic self-catering 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

10 June 2018

"Rosemary,

We had a splendid time thank you, loved the cottage and were so grateful that you managed to arrange the weather for us."

Geoffrey

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09 June 2018

"Fabulous, thank you very much. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely."

Alyson, Bob, Jane and James

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02 June 2018

"Morning Rosemary,

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay in the cottage. We have arrived at the house and settled in. I wanted to say thanks as it is beautiful and we are so happy as a seal came to say hello within 30 minutes of our arrival. We hope to come back some day and have loved Orkney.

Many thanks again"

James

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06 May 2018

"Hi Rosemary

We spent all day travelling home yesterday.
Thanks for a brilliant stay, we loved the cottage, and Orkney of course!
Thanks for all your help.
Cheers!"
Lisa

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06 May 2018

"Dear Rosemary,

Thank you - we had a really wonderful time at your cottage. We explored quite a few of the islands, including Hoy and we were very lucky with the weather. We really felt at peace in Orkney and hope to return again soon. Your cottage is very special!

With kind regards."

Jessica

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30 April 2018

"Hello Rosemary

We have finally returned home after our wonderful holiday on mainland Orkney and the Scottish highlands. What a wonderful journey.

We just wanted to thank you so much for use of your wonderful cottage - it really felt like our home for the week. You had thought of everything to make us welcome and comfortable. We are totally hooked on the  beautiful Orkney isles and are very keen to return and would love to stay in your cottage once again.

Many thanks"

Anne Marie, Richard and Pasha x

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27 April 2018

Hi 

“Just to say we,ve had a great week. What a lovely house and location, very well equipped. We only used the main bedroom, not upstairs rooms or annexe. Woulds definitely like to come back sometime. Many thanks.

Judith and Terry Reis

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21  March 2018

“Rosemary's place is just wonderful. She upgraded us just before we arrived to #40 instead of #36 so that's what I'm reviewing. Rosemary has a fabulous talent for creating warm, inviting, stylish and cosy decor with everything in the property you can think of. The location right on the harbour is stunning and a perfect place from which to sit and watch the boats or the storms depending on the weather. I can't recommend Rosemary's place or her as a host enough! Thank you Rosemary.”

Victoria - Air BnB

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05 March 2018

“Great place, great location, plenty of space and we loved it. Would definitely recommend. 10/10!”

Peter - Air BnB

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27 February 2018

“What a fantastic house. Right on the harbour side, interesting drive to get to it, through Stromness, fantastic location. House is better in real life than in the pictures, and the pictures are amazing. Fantastic hosts, lovely touches throughout the house, cannot recommend highly enough. We had lovely weather the week we were here, but what a place :)”

Graeme - Air BnB

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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
Email: airportcarrental@btconnect.com

Norman W Brass
Self Drive Car Hire
Blue Star Garage, North End Road,
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AG
Tel: 01856 850850 / Fax: 01856 850985
Email: info@nwbrass.co.uk

J D Peace Cars
Scotts Road
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1GR
Tel: 01856 879600 / Fax: 01856 875300
Mobile: 07786956843
Email: info@jdpeacecars.com

John G Shearer & Sons
Burnmouth Road
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1QY
Tel: 01856 872950
Email: info@shearersorkney.co.uk

A1 Car Hire/Colin Gregg Cars
Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE
Telephone: 01856 870900
Mobile: 07856 870900
Email:anna@colingreggcars.co.uk

Drive Orkney
Grainshore Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1FL
Telephone: 01856 877551 / Fax 01856 871738
Email: info@driveorkney.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.