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Buchanhaven Holidays, Orkney

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7 reviews
welcome to Buchanhaven Holidays
view from patio area at house
sitting room area
kitchen area
doors to patio area
wet room - raised toilet seat and shower chair available
twin bedroom
summer house for guests use
play area for children
play area for children
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Buchanhaven is a self catering cottage that is dementia friendly. The cottage sits on the outskirts of Kirkwall and has magnificent views over Kirkwall town with St Magnus Cathedral in the centre. The cottage has a twin bedroom and a double sofa bed in the sitting room. One single sofa bed also available. All facilities are included in the price as are electricity. There is an outside play area for children and a summer house for guests use. Kirkwall town is within walking distance as are shops, pubs, nightclubs, cinema, theatre and sports centre. The main bus route is also near by.
About the Owner, Marilyn B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 93 %
Calendar Updated: 22 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2014
Overall rating: 3.5 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I live directly next door to the property so an always on hand if needed. There is updated leaflets/brochures available of things to do and see in Orkney from historic sites, golf courses to diving.
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This dementia friendly cottage was really well located being a short walk from the centre of Kirkwall. It's also well located for the supermarkets and for the leisure centre. Marilyn was kind and helpful and her cat Nookie kept us company during our stay. Marilyn had thoughtfully provided milk, tea, coffee, bread and cheese for us which was very welcome....

Management response:

Thank you for this review, sorry cant do anything about the cockrel but he is friendly!


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Perth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Small cottage situated no more than a 5-10 minute walk from city centre - a nice walk too along the sea front with a short hill at the end of it. private parking. Tesco a two minute drive or ten minute walk for provisions. This is a dementia-friendly cottage and there are a few touches which makes that obvious and...

Management response:

Shower needs both curtains closed to prevent water spreading over floor and internet now fully operational again.


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State of Bremen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The owner was nice, very child friendly but the bed and sofa bed was awful, we were not able to sleep. The place was clean.

Management response:

Beds and mattresses have now been upgraded, thanks for your feedback.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
House is dementia friendly and caters for people with mental/physical needs as well as open to all holidaymakers
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
  • Deposit to secure holiday: £100 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Buchanhaven cottage sits on the outskirts of Kirkwall, which is the main town on Orkney. All amenities, shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, night clubs, leisure centre etc are within easy walking distance. You may sit on the patio and view the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall. . A BBQ is available on request. You may smoke outside on the patio. Orkney boasts many historic sites which are open to the public, Scara Brae, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar. Orkney is also great for fishing or diving holidays. Whatever type of holiday you enjoy I guarantee you will find it on Orkney.
Getting around
The Travel Centre is just 5 minutes walk from Buchanhaven and buses to different areas run most hours. There are also tour buses available if you wish to prebook tours. Local taxi depots are also within 10 minutes walk.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Kirkwall Airport: 6.0 km
Ferry: Northlink Ferries: 15.0 km
There is a ferry service from Aberdeen to Orkney via Northlink Ferries, also a link from Scrabster to Stromness. Pentland Ferries offers services from Gills Bay to St Margarets Hope and in the summer months the John O Groats ferry runs from John O Groats to Burwick, South Ronaldsay (this is only for foot passengers) There are buses and taxis available from all routes. Loganair and Flybe also offer flights to Orkney from most major cities.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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