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“The best cottage”
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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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Pam D
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,207 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“The best cottage”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We spent a lovely week in 40 Alfred Street, a most comfortable character cottage, beautifully placed on the harbourside in Stromness. The kitchen is really well equipped, with plentiful supplies of teas and coffees. The whole cottage is exceptionally clean and has two double bedrooms and bathrooms.. We recommend this place.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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DCH92
Cockermouth
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Super holiday retreat”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We enjoyed a lovely relaxed stay at 40 Alfred Street during the last 2 weeks of August 2013. This sympathetically restored cottage more than lived up to our expectations, was very spacious for a couple and wonderfully located in a quiet part of town with easy walking access to all facilities. Lovely views from the large outside pier terrace, amazing to shuffle out at any time of day to enjoy the serenity. Would definitely book again to to see more of the islands.

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Liked best: Location of cottage, layout and decorative order
Liked least: end of holiday :(
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Caledonia...
Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 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
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jammyammy...
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A truly fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed 7 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
5
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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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