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Right on the sea! Own private pier, parking.  Can't get much closer to the sea than this!  4 star.
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Right on the sea! Own private pier, parking.  Can't get much closer to the sea than this!  4 star.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Edinburgh
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Extremely comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed at 4 South End and found it to be exactly as described on the owner's website. It was a lovely place to stay and everyone from my elderly parents to my youngest daughter thought the house extremely comfortable and welcoming. The excellent WiFi was also much appreciated. The private pier was a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the views. My only slight criticism would be the numerous weeds and superflous flower pots on the pier. A minor point and one that did not detract from the view. I can only asume that this is a work in progress going by the quality and obvious care taken with the decor in the rest of the house

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Liked best: The private pier and swing seat!
Liked least: The weeds on the pier
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jammyammy...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to unwind.”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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My wife and I stayed at 40 Alfred st. for the first week in June. The cottage just oozes character - having once been the home of a decorated lifeboat sailor. It even has it's own steps to the sea. Several evenings were spent sipping wine on the patio watching a seal playfully swim and pose for us! Orkney is a wonderful place to visit and this cottage the perfect place to stay.

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Liked best: Situation.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elizabeth...
Shaw, United Kingdom
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“A truly fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed 7 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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We stayed at 40 Alfred Street for a week The cottage was absolutely beautiful. All rooms tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need. Outside the private pier was a lovely place to fish or just sit and relax and watch the boats go up and down. The cottage was just a stroll from the local shops restaurants and public houses. Everyone we met were friendly and helpful . A truly fantastic holiday

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Liked best: The cottage was in an ideal location close to everything but still quiet .
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
7 May 2012
Thank you for the wonderful compliment, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay!

All the best from
Rosemary Anderson
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