Charming 1800’s historic cottages located 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 & 18 South End in Stromness, the heart of the Orkney Islands.

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.

The Whisky Distillery in Stromness was founded in 1817 by John Crookshanks and produced 7,000 gallons of whisky per year.  It was located right next door to where 4 South End is today.

According to an account by Alfred Barnard in 1887, the Distillery owned two ‘Bonded Warehouses’ - a place to store whisky ‘duty free’ before consumption or sale.

The garage at No. 4 South End is believed to have been part of one of these warehouses and the only remaining part of the distillery to this day.  A section of sloping wall forming part of the garage is shown below: