We had a great ten-day stay. Arrangements were easily made, the facilities were excellent, and The Smiddy is in a great location - two minutes' walk from the centre of Kirkwall, and with a car you can get to anywhere on the Mainland very easily.
The Smiddy was spotlessly clean, and mid-stay our linen and towels were changed and a light clean was performed. The under-floor heating downstairs makes it a wonderfully warm house to return to of an evening, even if the weather outside isn't too proving too cheerful that day.
We had a great stay in Orkney, and although we had the odd wet day, we had many days of blue skies and bright sunshine. And we found that Orkney has plenty to do - from lots of Neolithic locations, through all the history associated with Scapa Flow from the two world wars, all the spectacular geology, great museums, and lovely towns like Kirkwall and Stromness.
Many thanks for providing such a great base for a wonderful holiday!
Stayed in the smiddy for a long weekend with a group in April 2017.
The accommodation is fantastic, clean and very spacious for a group travelling.
House is located a 2 min walk to the Main Street making it very well located to nearby shops, restaurants and pubs.
Christine was fabulous from the moment we booked the accommodation.
Offering us any assistance we needed along the way and allowed for a later check out to accommodate our later flight home.
I will be returning to stay again in the future and would highly recommended to friends and others visiting Kirkwall.
Warm and cozy cottage with expansive open beam ceiling. Kitchen, baths, and laundry room are spacious and modern--very clean! There was even a decorated Christmas tree upon our arrival! The quaint downtown is only a short walking distance. I love it, and intend to return.
p.s. If Christina happens to find my sweater and scarf which I forgot, please mail to me, and I will reimburse postage.
This is one of the best I gave stayed at and everything was catered for. Very close to the town. I would stay again
We are very glad we stayed at The Smiddy. It is so close to things in downtown Kirkwall. Six of us fitted in very comfortably and it has a most attractive interior. A major plus is that it gives you a place to hang out when not out sightseeing, a place to have a leisurely breakfast, a place to have a drink or two before going out to dinner, or a bottle of wine after dinner, etc. Of course, you can cook your own dinner if you want to. And so much cheaper than a hotel. Chris provided us with a generous lot of goodies that we enjoyed. Thanks, Chris.
Great place to stay quiet, close to shopping and the main street, very clean a joy to stay in and will go back :)
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Very nice house. Modern and comfortable. Three bathrooms was perfect. Even got a wonderful edible surprise when moving in. :)