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Tiffyhall No 1 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

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Maltings floor at Highland Park
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Deerness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland
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...
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About the Owner, Karen H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 44 reviews and 2 properties
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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Orkney. The owners of the cottage, Karen and Colin, were wonderful and met all our needs and beyond. On arrival we were greeted with some lovely home made scones and local treats and as it was our wedding anniversary they left us a card and gift. A lovely start to the holiday. We spent...

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Thank you for staying with us and leaving such a great review. We hope to see you both again.


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David F
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Wonderful cottage, wonderful stay, welcome hamper was just the perfect start to our stay. Would recommend Tiffyhall and Orkney islands to everyone. It won't be our one and only time. Thanks 🖒

Management response:

Thanks for the great review David. We hope to see you both again soon. Thanks Karen and Colin


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Frazer H
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We have just stayed in this cottage up in dearness and we couldn't fault it. On arrival there was a few essentials already in the cottage, milk, bread, cheese, eggs was a nice surprise. The cottage was extremely clean and warm. The owners of this property were very friendly and helpful. Only gripe would be the TV was a bit...

Management response:

Cheers Frazer, Thanks for your great review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we see you guys again in the future Thanks, Karen&Colin.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
All bed linen and towels supplied, fully central heated and hot water in ample supply. Welcome hamper on arrival for bookings of 7 or more nights
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Kirkwall: 14.0 km
Ferry: St Margaret's Hope: 24.0 km
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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