We have just ended our third stay at the 'Puffin Quoy' cottage this time for 2 weeks exploring new areas of the fascinating Orkney Isles and visiting old favourites. We love this cottage which is ideal for couples. Its ideally located to explore the islands. One week is never enough on the Orkneys which is why we extended our stay to 2 weeks this time around. It was lovely to see Kevin and Caroline Critchlow again and of course little 'Crumble' the terrier. They are always so welcoming.
Everything you will need in a self catering is there and don't worry about bringing stuff over from the UK with you because in the main town of Kirkwall, which is just a 15 minute drive away, you will find a Tesco, Lidl and a Co-op stores next to each other stocking everything you will need. The cottage is well supplied with cleaning materials anyway. The town of Stromness is only a 10-15 minute drive away in the other direction and that is where we found the newly revamped 'Ferry Inn' pub which effectively became our 'local'.
There was a survey last year to discover the happiest place to live in the UK and the Orkneys came out on top. Visit it yourself and you will discover why. Two weeks at 'Puffin Quoy' has recharged our batteries once again. It was just the therapy we needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Quoy Of Houton Orkney Islands/Orphir