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Quoy of Houton

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Orphir, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
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Quoy of Houton
Ranked #1 of 8 Orphir B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our week in The Old Granary Quoy was blissful. The cottage has been beautifully done up and has a real cosy, comfortable feel to it. It's ideally located for exploring all of Orkney's major sites - assuming you can drag yourselves away from lounging on the sofa looking at the sea views through the full length windows! The kitchen is... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we first booked Puffin Quoy for our self-catering Orkney holiday in June 2014, I was rather disappointed that the larger Granary wasn't available because Puffin looked nice but a bit small and pokey in the photos I'd seen. However, as soon as we stepped through the door of Puffin, we immediately realised that it is far from pokey! In... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed by Caroline and Kevin in their usual extra-ordinary way, the welcome basket always a treat! We ordered a dinner prepared by the gastronomic Caroline, it was as always divine, the addition of scallops in the Chowder that was already jam packed with assorted seafood was a real treat? The eggs in the welcome basket which we had... More

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354 reviews 354 reviews
52 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Quoy of Houton is a lovely B&B with one guest room and two luxurious self catering bungalows. Caroline Crowther and her husband Kevin (who was recovering from a brain tumour op) were great hosts (not Christian it would seem). She had been a teacher. He a farmer. The house has a nice well designed garden (opens some Sundays under... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Self-catering does not come any better than the Granary at the Quoy of Houton. Caroline and Kevin have created a superb set-up that is enhanced even more by their hands-on approach and attention to detail. The accommodation is spacious, modern, and beautifully-designed. The lounge has views over the bay and harbour of Houton, and beyond to Scapa Flow - and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I can't imagine more welcoming hosts than Caroline and Kevin. Nor can I imagine a better mascot than Crumble, puppy dog extraordinaire. Upon arrival, Caroline fixed us tea and cakes in the viewing room, a little gazebo overlooking the gardens, pasture and the ferry dock on the Bay of Houton. We felt immediately part of the family, especially after Crumble... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our 3 night stay with Caroline and Kevin (and don't forget the sweet Crumble, and the 'War of the Slugs') was an experience we will treasure for a long long time. A veritable home from home! Warm, friendly, welcoming, helpful, relaxed, cosy and clean, yummy breakfasts (fresh berries, rhubarb etc mmmmmm) - in short - just the best stay ever!... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 4 days early summer and wished we had stayed longer. The setting and garden are extraordinary. Kevin and Caroline were incredibly accommodating. Everything from breakfast (fresh, local, organic, free range are qualities that best describe her fabulous breakfasts) to helpful and knowledgeable information about prehistory and historical sites off the beaten path. . In... More

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

What a lovely review and thank you for spending time giving us such positive feed back! Kevin was delighted you enjoyed looking at his metal detecting finds! Very much hope you return to The Quoy you will always be very welcome! More

Tregaron, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our original booking for the last two days of our stay had to be cancelled by the B&B owner. However she found us alternative accommodation at the Quoy of Houton and emailed us to let us know, and when we rang she gave us directions to find the new super alternative she had booked, doubling our 25% deposit, so that... More

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

It just goes to show that even when plans change, they can still work out and Kevin and I were so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Quoy. Thanks for all your advice on tree growing and we look forward to seedlings arriving with the postie!!!! See you again perhaps and good luck with the book... More

Chard, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were delighted with our choice of B&B for a six night stay on Orkney. A wonderful traditional building in pristine gardens overlooking the bay and harbour. Our hosts were most attentive to our well being and a mine of useful information on where to go and what to see. Excellent en-suite accommodation and a morning cup of tea (much... More

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

It was super to have you stay with us and it just goes to show that although you didn't plan a stay with us it all worked out so well... Really glad you enjoyed those towels...new for this season, Kevins hankering after getting some for us to! Good to hear that you got home safely to wild Wales and we... More

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Address: Orphir, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Quoy Of Houton Orkney Islands/Orphir

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Enjoy a luxurious, relaxing stay at this traditional 4 star gold historic farmhouse or 5 star cottages. Situated in beautiful walled gardens (part of Scottish National Garden scheme) with exceptional views overlooking the sea and Hoy hills. This comfortable farmhouse provides an eclectic mix of the old and new.The Quoy provides an idyllic location, where every effort has been made to provide a warm, welcoming relaxing atmosphere, where our visitors can unwind and enjoy the unique Orcadian atmosphere.Delicious breakfasts have just won Taste of Scotland Award and Healthy Eating Award. ... more   less 
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