Friends and I were traveling historic scotland for the entire summer until last week. We booked at woodwick house because the photographs and the site sounded amazing. Do not fall for it. The property is very lovely but you can tell that they are in need of a grounds keeper because a lot of things seemed like they were barely kept in a good state. Once you step into the house you are welcomed by the smell of cat urine, should have guessed it after seeing 4 or 5 cats walking around the property before entering.
The room was small and cramped and the bedding smelled as though dozens of sweaty people had slept in it since the last wash. Needless to say we left the hotel after the first night. Luckily we had not paid in advance because I would have abandoned my money if I had to to get away
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodwick House is a warm & welcoming historic country house overlooking the island of Gairsay, offering comfortable accommodation and home cooked food. Set in an extraordinary, peaceful location with bluebell woodland, a cascading burn & a secluded bay on this sheltered part of Orkney, within easy reach of the main historic sites, bird reserves and sandy beaches. Step into a unique and special place and make yourself at home, We love Woodwick’s energy with its sea air and the flowing water with the wind in the trees and bird song. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Woodwick Hotel Evie
- Woodwick House Orkney Islands/Evie