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Startin

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Overview
4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Startin is located on Thoms Street in the centre of Kirkwall. It has been freshly refurbished in 2014. Private, off-road parking and a quiet garden is available to the rear of the property.It is ideally located for exploring Kirkwall, and Orkney as a whole. The house is only a few minutes' walk away from the centre of town where there is an abundance of shops, activities, and eateries to keep all members of the family entertained. Ten minutes away are a variety of supermarkets including Tesco and Lidl. Smaller local shops are only around five minutes away and will have a wide selection of local produce on sale.The property has four bedrooms; two upstairs, and two downstairs. There is a twin room and a single room located upstairs, while two double bedrooms are located downstairs. Linen and...Startin is located on Thoms Street in the centre of Kirkwall. It has been freshly refurbished in 2014. Private, off-road parking and a quiet garden is available to the rear of the property.It is ideally located for exploring Kirkwall, and Orkney as a whole. The house is only a few minutes' walk away from the centre of town where there is an abundance of shops, activities, and eateries to keep all members of the family entertained. Ten minutes away are a variety of supermarkets including Tesco and Lidl. Smaller local shops are only around five minutes away and will have a wide selection of local produce on sale.The property has four bedrooms; two upstairs, and two downstairs. There is a twin room and a single room located upstairs, while two double bedrooms are located downstairs. Linen and towels are provided. The bathroom is located downstairs, containing both a bath and separate electric shower.There is an open plan kitchen - dining area (additional seating can be provided if necessary) and sitting room with air source heating. A freeview TV (with DVD facilities) is located in the sitting room; wifi is also provided free of charge. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.There is a substantial garden at the back of the house, and a decking area with a picnic bench, where you can enjoy a peaceful bite to eat or drink.Discounted prices may be available - please contact us for more details. Please note, check in is available from 2pm onwards and check out is at 10am on the day of departure. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: OR00163F
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Valerie F
Hosting since October 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Dreamer11339516297
Dreamer11339516297
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great base for Kirkwall.
Great property, big rooms and very clean. It's in a great location for walking about Kirkwall and for exploring Orkney.
Visited August 2023
Written 3 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mrs Dorothy C
Mrs Dorothy C
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointed in accommodation.
Island is beautiful. Local people warm and friendly. Had problems visiting the various attractions as they all had to be booked online and I don't have internet. Preferred it when we could just turn up! Housekeeping for Startin could have been better as, at the beginning of our holiday I had to contact the owner about (1) no internet although it was stated in the description (2) waste bin overflowing ( forgotten to be emptied) (3) heater in one of th bedrooms not working (4) electricity cutting off plus had to scrub some pots, defrost the freezer box of the fridge, clean glasses and lastly no bin bags for rubbish.
Visited September 2022
Written 25 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Glasgow Girl
Glasgow Girl
Glasgow, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab
The property is in a great location, Kirkwall centre is a few minutes walk past St Magnus Cathedral where you will find shops, restaurants and museums. A great base to visit The Italian Chapel, Churchill barricades, Stromness etc. The accommodation was immaculately clean, 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor and 2 rooms up stairs, one with a single bed and the other larger room with 2 single beds. There is even a cot if anyone needs one if you’re travelling with a baby. There is off road parking to the rear of the property and a decking area which is great to relax and soak up some sun. The hosts were great, easy to get a hold of if you had any queries. There is also wifi which is handy if you want to do any research for your trip before you set off. We all had a great holiday, thank you!
Visited May 2022
Written 8 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Iain_C
Iain_C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent House Near Centre of Kirkwall
House was in an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the centre. The house was a very good size and very comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.
Visited September 2019
Written 15 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

clairej100224
clairej100224
Derby, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kirkwall Holiday Home
A clean, comfortable and modern house. There were only 2 in our party so had loads of space. The bedrooms were all of good size with comfortable beds, the kitchen well equipped and the seating in the lounge comfy. I would like more bathrooms if I was part of a large party. There was parking off road to the rear and garden furniture. It was quick to walk into Kirwall centre. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Visited May 2019
Written 7 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Navigate468598
Navigate468598
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Lovely Tranquil House
A very comfortable, spacious house with fine beds and cheerful decor. It is also most conveniently located in Kirkwall. My family party had a lovely stay. Good garden/outside space too for al fresco dining. Minor issues: it could do with a DVD player and more cutlery, crockery etc. and a bigger fridge.
Visited August 2018
Written 13 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

languagesteacher1
languagesteacher1
Farnham, United Kingdom51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well appointed house in central location
House very clean and well renovated. Bedrooms spacious enough and had good storage. The house number is not visible from the road; for those arriving after dark this could be tricky. We were only 3 adults and 1 teenager so the house was not full as it sleeps 7. The bathroom was a slight issue and certainly would have been if we had been 7 adults as the toilet is not separate, so bathroom use always had to be negotiated. The bathroom is also downstairs so we would not have wanted to put smaller children upstairs in case they wanted to use the bathroom after going to bed. There were 7 sets of cutlery, plates etc but with 7 people, again that would have been insufficient without constant washing up. The living room had sofas/ armchairs to seat 5 and the dining table seated 6 although more chairs may have been available if 7 were staying. Location was very handy for the centre of Kirkwall and the off street parking at the rear of the house was useful.
Visited July 2018
Written 25 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jschroeder2018
jschroeder2018
Newport, OR1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous!
The owner, Valerie, is fabulous. She is ever available for questions or concerns, with ready resolutions or suggestions. House has everything needed for self catering. Excellent! House is located within easy walking distance to town center. I highly, highly recommend! Consider yourself lucky if you can get a booking! Thank you so much Valerie , for your patience and kindness, and wonderful conversation ❤️
Visited May 2018
Written 2 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wendy
Wendy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family holiday
I stayed here for a week with my children and couple family members while up visiting my dad..the house itself was perfect for all 8 of us and I have no complaints what so ever..was clean and well warming and I would definetly use this holiday home again..kids and my family had a great holiday..thanks
Visited October 2017
Written 17 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marion D
Marion D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, wonderful accommodation.
This was such a good location and the cottage was so well equipped and beautifully clean. The off road parking was appreciated too and being able to walk into town was a great bonus. There were three little maintenance issues which we reported to the owners so hopefully they will have been resolved now. We would love to go back to Orkney and would be very happy to stay at Startin again.
Visited September 2017
Written 1 October 2017. 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
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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Map
Getting there
Kirkwall Airport
1.6 mi

Eday Airport
15.3 mi
Restaurants
The Storehouse Restaurant With Rooms
5 min

Cafelolz
5 min

Lucano
5 min

Judith Glue and The Real Food Cafe
5 min
Attractions
Saint Magnus Cathedral
5 minReligious Sites

The Orkney Museum
5 minHistory Museums

The Earl's Palace
4 minHistoric Sites

Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace
4 minReligious Sites
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Startin

Startin is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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