Within walking distance of the cathedral, The Réel, and main shopping street.
The other main attractions were easily and quickly accessible by car. We loved Orkney and were very fortunate to have four sunny, sparkling days out of six.
Quality house - clean, comfortable and solid. Really less than 5 minutes to seaside or to centre of town. Steve the owner couldn't have been more helpful
This cottage is ideal for a self catering trip to the Orkneys. It sleeps 5, (one single and two doubles - one small, with bed pushed to the wall). It is great that it has a bathroom upstairs and a (tiny) downstairs toilet. The kitchen is well equipped and the owners had been kind enough to leave us a pint of milk and a welcome basket of oatcakes and fudge. The lounge is comfortable with a TV (which we never switched on) and a range of DVDs and books. The internet worked fine, as did the heating. There is no parking and it is on a fairly well used street, but it's not busy most of the time (it is Kirkwall!), so we had no problem pulling up for a few moments on the double yellow lines to drop off bags and found free parking in several locations within a couple of hundred meters. It is only a short walk to the high street where there are shops including a Co-op Supermarket, and several pubs and eating places are also close by. There are larger supermarkets a short drive across town. Everyone was very friendly and we'd recommend staying in Kirkwall as, apart from maybe Stromness, the rest of the Island is very quiet and short of facilities.
One tip. If you want to take a car to one of the other Islands, plan ahead and book. The booking office is just at the bottom of the road, so very handy.
We booked this for a long weekend away with a group of lifelong friends. Superb and Very clean property. Heat was good and comfortable.
We loved the quaint wee loo downstairs.
We were a group of five and all very pleased. Two min walk to street. You get a lovely, local welcome pack.
Excellent property and we certainly will come again.
Only a short walk in to town with shops, bars and cafe's only a 5 minute walk away. Sea front and harbour just down the road with lovely views across the North Islands. The house itself is very comfortable (had some very good nights sleep) and has everything you could need for when the evenings come or the Orkney weather sets in - it really is a home from home. Close to local travel centre and parking very close by; perfect for those who like to get around and explore all that Orkney has to offer.
My brother and I both very much enjoyed our recent stay in here. It was a lovely, comfortable base for exploring the town and further afield.
The arrangements were very smooth, and the look and feel of the house was very warm and welcoming. 2 minutes walk from central Kirkwall, and 30 seconds from the waterfront, so it was a great location too.
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Near to the centre of Kirkwall, this makes it a convenient base for exploring the Orkneys. Short walk to main shopping area, so easy for going out in the evening.
The house is comfortable and quite compact, though not as cosy as it could be, and there are no good views from the Windows.
My husband couldn't sit on the downstairs toilet as insufficient leg room, and he did bash his head a fair bit on the low ceilings!