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Quoy of Houton

Orphir KW17 2RD Scotland
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#2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Orphir
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.
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Dawn, York wrote a review May 2021
York10 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in Puffin Quoy with our two dogs for one week. The cottage is beautifully presented and immaculate. It's so comfortable you can't help but relax and switch off. The views are also amazing and it's in a really good location to explore to explore the mainland. It's one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in and we've stayed in many over the years. Kevin and Caroline are great hosts - welcoming and helpful but give you plenty of privacy. We have already re-booked.
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Date of stay: May 2021
stevejd2018 wrote a review Oct 2019
High Wycombe, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautifully set up and with full length windows looking out on Scapa Flow - such a cosy retreat after a day out and about. Caroline and Kevin are such welcoming and relaxed hosts too. It was hard to leave.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Gail Y wrote a review Aug 2019
Didcot, United Kingdom131 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed at the Granary Quoy and it exceeded expectations. The decor is perfect - carefully chosen lamps, statues, artwork, framed photos all work to make the cottage feel comfy and relaxing at the same time as being beautiful. The wonderful use of stone and fossils to build walls and floors complements the wooden furniture and leather sofas and woven blankets. The views from the windows are wonderful too - you can see the horizontal lines of the golden fields, blue sea and sky. At night the lights from the Houston ferry twinkle. Add a log fire to that and you have a idyllic scene. And then thee are the gardens! So sad that this cottage will no longer be rented out.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Fargo2016 wrote a review Oct 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom274 contributions105 helpful votes
What an absolutely SUPERB stay. Where to start: Location excellent for exploring Island north and south. Views from Cottage lovely. Cottage itself warm and comfy and well kitted-out. The owners were charm and welcome personified: nothing was a bother. We have travelled MANY of the Scottish Isles over the last 10 years and this stay was easily one of the very best. PS: Plus: If you are a gardener - then the main house has an award winning garden which you are welcome to walk around.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Storefront cottage (sea / small port a few hundred yards away)
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herringillustration wrote a review Sep 2018
York, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stayed with family in The Old Granary. Beautiful, cosy cottage with amazing views across the bay. The cottage was very clean and well equipped and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Didn't want to leave!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandOrphir
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quoy of Houton
Which popular attractions are close to Quoy of Houton?
Nearby attractions include Stromness Museum (4.8 miles), Pier Arts Centre (4.9 miles), and Ness Battery (4.7 miles).
Is parking available at Quoy of Houton?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quoy of Houton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hamnavoe, Beneth'ill Cafe, and Ferry Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to Quoy of Houton?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Orkneyinga Saga Centre (0.9 miles).