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Shaalder Apartments - Gairsay - perfect central base for exploring Orkney

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
This modern central Kirkwall apartment offers the perfect base from which to launch your Orkney adventures! Downstairs there are two bedrooms. The first has a double bed, the second has the option of either a superking or twin arrangement (please specify on booking), plus an en suite toilet & shower. The wet room style family bathroom is also found downstairs. There is a shower and a separate bath. Upstairs, the main living space is open plan with a fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, oven, fridge freezer etc. There is dining seating for 4, Smart TV, bluetooth speaker and free Wifi. A further bathroom with powerful shower and heated towel rail is found off the kitchen. On demand air source heating ensures a comfortable temperature is maintained. There...This modern central Kirkwall apartment offers the perfect base from which to launch your Orkney adventures! Downstairs there are two bedrooms. The first has a double bed, the second has the option of either a superking or twin arrangement (please specify on booking), plus an en suite toilet & shower. The wet room style family bathroom is also found downstairs. There is a shower and a separate bath. Upstairs, the main living space is open plan with a fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, oven, fridge freezer etc. There is dining seating for 4, Smart TV, bluetooth speaker and free Wifi. A further bathroom with powerful shower and heated towel rail is found off the kitchen. On demand air source heating ensures a comfortable temperature is maintained. There is on street parking outside, as well as a number of short and long stay car parks within a few minutes walk away.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We operate a strict no pets and no smoking policy. We want you to enjoy your stay with us but equally have respect for others. No parties or excessive noise please there are often families staying in the building. Please treat the apartment and everything in it with respect, as you would expect in return. Thanks :-)
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Allison T
Hosting since June 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Smilingedinburgh
Smilingedinburgh
Dundee, United Kingdom46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great spot for a stay
Fantastic flat, easy access to all of Kirkwall. Easy local parking a few minutes away as limited time outside. We were three adults and each had a shower each and great bathroom facilities. Well equipped kitchen, clean and tidy with ready supply of tablets for dishwasher and washing machine. Large family sized fridge freezer. Very comfy beds and all linen and towels supplied. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Orkney.
Visited August 2021
Written 31 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
Things to do
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Getting there
Kirkwall Airport
1.6 mi

Eday Airport
15.4 mi
Restaurants
The Storehouse Restaurant With Rooms
6 min

Cafelolz
3 min

Lucano
2 min

Helgi's
5 min
Attractions
Saint Magnus Cathedral
2 minReligious Sites

The Orkney Museum
2 minHistory Museums

The Earl's Palace
3 minHistoric Sites

Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace
3 minReligious Sites
About the neighbourhood
Less than five minutes walk from Kirkwall bus station, tourist and travel information centre, shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and all the main street amenities. Kirkwall Pier is the ferry terminal for the North Isles and is also less than 5 minutes walk away. Here you will also find Kirkwall marina with yachts for hire, other boat charters and day excursions. Located only a few minutes walk away from Kirkwall's central attractions of St. Magnus Cathedral, the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces and the Orkney Museum. Other amenities within easy walking distance include fitness centre, cinema, swimming pool, theatre, sandy beaches, horse riding and 18 hole golf course.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Directions DIRECTIONS: Arriving at the Pentland Ferries terminal in St. Margarets Hope The journey to Kirkwall is approximately 15 miles. When leaving the ferry terminal follow the signs for Kirkwall. This road will take you out of St. Margarets Hope and across the four Churchill Barriers onto the Mainland. When you reach Kirkwall, keep following the road which will bend to the left down the Holm Branch - A963. Turn right at the roundabout, along past the Balfour Hospital on your left and continue straight across the next small roundabout you come to. Take the first left onto West Tankerness Lane. Shaalder Apartments are number 4, on the right hand side. Arriving at the Northlink Ferries terminal in Stromness The journey to Kirkwall is approximately 15 miles. On leaving the ferry terminal take a right following the signs to Kirkwall. Keep following the same road until you reach a roundabout where you take a right onto Pickaquoy Road. Follow the road to the end and take a left at the roundabout onto Junction Road. Take the first left onto West Tankerness Lane. Shaalder Apartments are number 4, on the right hand side. Arriving at the Northlink Ferries terminal in Kirkwall. The journey is about 2 miles. On leaving the ferry terminal take a left following the sign to Kirkwall. Keep following the road until you reach a roundabout where you take a right onto Pickaquoy Road. Follow the road to the end and take a left at the roundabout onto Junction Road. West Tankerness Lane is the first road on the left hand side. Shaalder Apartments are number 4, on the right hand side. Arriving at Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport is only about 3.5 miles from Shaalder Apartments. Turn right out of airport car park following the sign to Kirkwall. Follow the same road into town for 3 miles and take a left at Clay Loan. At the bottom of the hill turn right onto Junction Road. Continue straight across the roundabout, then take the first left onto West Tankerness Lane. West Tankerness Lane is the first road on the left hand side. Shaalder Apartments are number 4, on the right hand side. There is no private parking at the property. There is free on street parking and also long stay (free) and short stay (chargeable) car parks very close by. Turn left on leaving the apartment and go to the end of West Tankerness Lane, then turn left again onto Great Western Road. There is both long stay and short stay car parking here. (just a few minutes walk from the property).
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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