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Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a ramblers delight or a family holiday home, Tiffyhall cottage which forms part of a small croft overlooking Newark Bay and the Pentland Firth to the south, is the perfect place for you to enjoy Orkney and it's Isles. The cottage is one of the oldest in the parish and was part of a working farm once owned by the Earl of Zetland. It fell into disrepair and stood empty for 50 years until it was fully renovated and extended in 2008 and has been transformed into a comfortable holiday cottage. The cottage is surrounded by farm land and is close to the Brough of Deerness, the Gloup and the Mull Head RSPB reserve. The Covenanters memorial is also in the parish and for those of you who like walking all 4 sites are in walking distance as to is goo...Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a ramblers delight or a family holiday home, Tiffyhall cottage which forms part of a small croft overlooking Newark Bay and the Pentland Firth to the south, is the perfect place for you to enjoy Orkney and it's Isles. The cottage is one of the oldest in the parish and was part of a working farm once owned by the Earl of Zetland. It fell into disrepair and stood empty for 50 years until it was fully renovated and extended in 2008 and has been transformed into a comfortable holiday cottage. The cottage is surrounded by farm land and is close to the Brough of Deerness, the Gloup and the Mull Head RSPB reserve. The Covenanters memorial is also in the parish and for those of you who like walking all 4 sites are in walking distance as to is good quality coastal walking. In addition, being located on mainland Orkney, the World Heritage sites of Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and numerous other sites of interest are a short distance by car as is the airport and ferry terminals at Stromness, Kirkwall and St Margaret's Hope . Certain times of the year we have seasonal pick your own vegetables grown in our kitchen garden and in the grounds of the cottage there is a herb garden and guests are invited to help themselves for cookingMore
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Karen H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again I was delighted to stay at Tiffyhall on Deerness Orkney 20 mins from Kirkwall , 3 minutes from local store Karen and Colin are the perfect hosts Chickens running about free range, great eggs Fabulous view of the bay and well located for...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank robinhoodsbay
Nomad500771, VR Owner at Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. So glad you had another great holiday. Hopefully see you soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This was the perfect place...it gave us a place to relax in the country but close enough that we were able to visit all the sites. Great place to stay!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Inspire573529
Nomad500771, VR Owner at Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review. It's very appreciated. So glad you had a chance to relax as well as see the sites.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We have just got back from staying here for a week with my 3 children and I highly recommend tiffyhall what an amazing place to stay beautiful scenery and has the most gorgeous beaches on Orkney it’s like being abroad we were lucky we had...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank melsyf
Management response:Responded 4 September 2018

Thanks for staying with us and leaving the cottage so tidy such a great review. We hope to see you all again in February. Karen and Colin

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Had a fantastic stay at no.1 Tiffyhall cottage, the freshly baked scones (still warm), cream, jam, eggs and milk was a very nice welcome, the accommodation is homely clean and furnished to a very high standard, I will definitely be back, fantastic job Karen and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Wendy S
Management response:Responded 20 August 2018

Hi Wendy Thank you for staying with us and leaving the cottage so tidy so tidy. We really appreciate it and hope you'll be back. Thanks Karen and Colin

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Loved every minute of our visit. Hosts Karen and Colin very welcoming. Welcome pack of goodies including milk fresh eggs and warm home baked scones with jam and cream on our arrival. Perfect spot for all attractions,birds,archaeological sites beautiful sandy beaches within easy reach by...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rosamund B
Management response:Responded 19 July 2018

Thank you Rosemund and Colin for coming to stay with us. We hope to see you both again. Also thank you so much for for such a fantastic review. Karen and Colin

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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About the neighbourhood
The islands of Orkney are mainly low lying—a gently rolling landscape of green fields, heather moorland heath and lochs (lakes). The underlying sandstone rock breaks-down easily to form good fertile soils and much of the landscape is farmed, growing mainly grass for animal feed. Most of the farmland is devoted to the production of beef cattle and Orkney beef is prized for its high quality. Sheep are also present in high numbers and the production of barley, potatoes (tatties) and turnips (neeps) is also common. The island of Hoy (meaning high in Old Norse) is the exception with dramatic hills and valleys and spectacular cliffs.
How to get there
You can fly into any of the major airports in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness) and catch local flight to Kirkwall air port. You can drive to Aberdeen and sail to Kirkwall with Northlink Ferries or drive to straight onto Thurso (Scrabster) and sail past the Old Man of Hoy into Stromnes, again with Northlink. Drive to Wick and sail over on Pentland ferries across the Pentland firth into St Margaret's Hope and enjoy a nice drive over the Churchill barriers and into Deerness.
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