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Franklin's View has a charming and cosy atmosphere befitting of a holiday cottage.
The open plan living and dining area has a bright and airy feel which is encouraged by the large panoramic windows, looking over the rooftops to the Harbour and Scapa Flow.
Franklin's View boasts its' own private and secluded garden with drying green and garden furniture (ideal for a BBQ or relaxing)
Franklin's View sleeps four people in two cosy bedrooms one of which is a double and the other a twin each with cupboards and hanging storage.
The bathroom has a fully tiled floor with a walk in shower.
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
During the summer months (May to September, inclusive) we try to stick to a Saturday check in day.
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Our 4th year at Franklins View, feels like coming home. Dogs love it too. Great place to stay in Stromness especially for the Folk Festival. Everything you need in a wee hoose above the harbour. We will be back
Visited May 2023
Written 1 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions
Best Shower in Town.
We enjoyed our holiday in this comfortable and well equipped house (excellent shower). The house is situated within easy reach of the centre of town in a nice, quiet neighbourhood with friendly neighbours. There is a view out to sea overlooking the lighthouse on Graemsay. We have enjoyed many holidays on Orkney, look forward to many more and would happily stay in this property again.
Visited July 2022
Written 20 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
A good time had by all.
Perfect cottage for visiting the historical sites.Shops and restaurants close by.Good bus service if you dont want to drive. We will be back.
Visited June 2022
Written 12 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Excellent place to stay everything you need and more and spotless We will be back again It has a picnic area and a we garden just lovely 6
Visited March 2022
Written 12 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wee gem in the heart of Stromness
This is the perfect house for a trip to Orkney. Situated in the heart of Stromness, it is only 2 minutes from the ferry - perfect after a long journey. Stromness is a lovely little town with narrow cobbled streets, traditional shops and good food and pub options. It is also the perfect base from which to explore Orkney.
The house is exceptionally well kitted out and really does cater for all needs - a real home from home. It was very warm and comfortable and we were provided with more than enough towels etc. We were also delighted that it was dog friendly and with an enclosed garden it was easy to let our chocolate lab out safely.
All in all, we thought Franklins view was an ideal place to enjoy a fantastic week in Orkney - can't wait to go back!
Visited July 2021
Written 1 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions
Excellent location! sea views, and all mod cons
very pleased with the house ,had every thing we needed for our stay. It was very clean and tidy, shower room/wet room was really good. Plenty space for the dogs to move about and the views are fantastic.
What i would suggest is to have gates to make the garden more secure for pets, my dog stepped over the wall to next door a couple of times and we had to source some wood to use as gates. If we did not do so the dogs would have just wondered out on to the street . But apart from that it was Fantastic!,, we will be back
Visited September 2020
Written 27 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Great location-great house
A very conveinently located property for visiting the sites Orkney mainland has to offer and for visiting the other islands. We very much enjoyed our stay- and the house had everything we needed. We found it well equipped and very clean. It was very sunny weather while we were in Orkney so the rear garden with its seating was excellent in the evening.
There is no parking at the property but there is free public parking at the rear- at first we were a little concerned about this but it turned out to be no problem at all- there was always at least one space when we needed it.
Visited August 2020
Written 18 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
Great location and comfortable place
We enjoyed our stay but it was let down by the old fashioned bathroom and shower was barely warm which despite reporting was not fixed during our stay. Lack of hanging space in second bedroom. Otherwise great location and comfortable sitting room and very well provided but probably needs a bit of plumbing attention.
Visited September 2019
Written 19 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nairn, United Kingdom3 contributions
Perfect small get-away
Beautifully laid out cottage with stunning views in an extremely central and convenient location in Stromness. The cottage is so warm and cozy and has such a 'tardis' appearance. Ideal for a base for exploring all that Orkney has to offer.
A must for anyone seeking very affordable, yet superb accommodation in Stromness.
We will definitely be back soon.
Visited September 2019
Written 18 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Comfortable, convenient, even without a car
The house is well placed in the town with an interesting view over the rooftops to the harbor. Pleasant outside garden. Very comfortable for two or four people. Accessible to many sights by bus.
Visited August 2019
Written 20 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for the review. It's always great to know that guests have enjoyed their stay at Franklin's View.
Written 1 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports
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