Very handy for Kirkwall's facilities, including the travel centre, the inter-island ferries and the splendid cathedral. There were about 4 or 5 good bars and restaurants with in a short walk, also a small Coop and a deli.
The house was well-equipped and included a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble-dryer. The heaters are very effective in case of cold weather.
This is a fantastic property. Ideally situated for Kirkwall town centre, which is just a couple of minutes walk away.
We were there working for three weeks, it was originally 2 but we had to stay on and fortunately the house was available for the third week. Far superior to staying in hotels! The property has everything you'd need for a short or long-term stay. Washing machine came in useful and I guess that, if it was a family staying, the dishwasher would be a bonus too.
This is a solidly built stone house and can get a bit cold when not occupied, although the heating quickly takes the chill out of the air, and it was November after all, so no complaints. The road outside is well used at peak times but generally traffic noise wasn't a problem due to the thick walls. Parking was available at the end of the road and there were no time restrictions that we came across.
Deborah kept us up to speed on the local events with daily email bulletins and, although work prevented us doing too much, these bulletins would be a great source of information for anyone on holiday.
Overall, a perfect place to stay and I have no hesitation in recommending the property. We are due to return some time during 2018 and this will be the first place I will be checking for availability when the time comes.
Thank you Deborah and Steve for letting us stay at your lovely house and apologies for taking so long writing my review!
Clean and tidy little house. Comfortable. Plenty of free parking nearby .
Great position in town.
Kitchen a little sparse on mugs and plates .
Great place to visit to see a different side of the UK.
Very good location only a few minutes walk from the centre of Kirkwall. The accommodation was quiet and well fitted out with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing self catering break. The owners were very helpful with advice on directions and entry to the property. They also provided a full update on Orkney events during our stay.
Lovely spacious house only a short walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants of Kirkwall. Steven and Deborah looked after us extremely well from afar - sending us daily "what's on" bulletins. Welcome basket on arrival and fresh milk in the fridge - what more could anyone want. Will book again when next visiting Orkney.
Within walking distance of the cathedral, The Réel, and main shopping street.
The other main attractions were easily and quickly accessible by car. We loved Orkney and were very fortunate to have four sunny, sparkling days out of six.
Quality house - clean, comfortable and solid. Really less than 5 minutes to seaside or to centre of town. Steve the owner couldn't have been more helpful