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Sherwood Cottage, Burray Village, Orkney Islands

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
St. Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Traditional 2 bedroom stone cottage in small village 3 miles from ferry terminal of St Margaret's Hope. Downstairs accommodation compromises large kitchen/diner, lounge with log burning stove, family bathroom and large room for storing wet outdoor clothes/boots etc. Upstairs has large king size bedroom with ensuite shower room and a twin room with dressing room/nursery off. Parking for one car on driveway and plenty additional parking on street outside. Very large enclosed garden. Village has a hotel with bar/restaurant serving meals, a shop stocking essential items and a public bus stop to St Margaret's Hope (3 miles), Kirkwall (10 miles) and Stromness (26 miles) all within 5 minutes walk. Tourist attractions nearby include the Fossil café and heritage centre, Tomb of the Eagles, Italian Chapel, Churchill Barriers, Hoxa Tapestry... Read more
Listing #HL5432122
About the Owner
Mark H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely week in this warm, comfortable and well appointed cottage. It is in a lovely position near a village shop and also near enough to walk to the Fossil Museum and cafe as well as The Sands Hotel. The enclosed garden is...More

Thank Centerparcsrookie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comfortable accommodation, home from home. Clean, well equipped, all you could ask for in a holiday let. Welcome pack on arrival. Be advised that the family bathroom is downstairs but no problem , main bedroom has an en suite so ok. Would recommend.

Thank Eleanor F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great base for exploring mainland and the southern islands. Really good for 6 year old and 3 year old with books, toys and videos. Perfect home from home.

Thank Rob W
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Queen
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About the neighborhood
Burray island is linked to the south Mainland via the Churchill Barriers which were built by Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War. In Burray village, the Sands hotel with restaurant and bar offers lunch and evening meals. The local shop sells essential items and there are a couple of other small shops in St Margaret's Hope. There is a tea room at the Fossil Heritage Centre in Burray. Panoramic views can be seen by taking a short walk of around a mile to the top of a viewpoint starting near the local school. The nearest beaches are the local beach, beaches at Churchill Barriers 3 and 4 and the natural barrier between those, and the Sands of Wright again on the way to the gun battery at Hoxa.
Getting around
Car is the easiest way to get around Orkney to see major sites. However, the main bus route from St Margaret's Hope to Stromness via Kirkwall, has a stop a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. Buses go approximately once an hour and further details can be found on the Orkney Islands Council website.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Kirkwall airport: 9.3 mi
Ferry: St Margaret's Hope: 3.1 mi
Flights to Orkney are operated by Flybe from Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sumburghare several car ferries serving Orkney. The closest is Pentland Ferries running from Gills Bay, near John O' Groats, to St Margaret's Hope. This takes around one hour. The drive from St Margaret's Hope to Sherwood Cottage takes around 5 minutes. Services run daily.

Northlink Ferries operate two services to Orkney: Aberdeen - Kirkwall and Scrabster - Stromness. The Aberdeen - Kirkwall service operates 3/4 days a week and takes around 6 hours. The Scrabster - Stromness service operates daily and has a 90 minute journey time.

The John O' Groats passenger ferry travels from John O' Groats to Burwick daily between May and September. The journey takes 40 minutes. There is a conn...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.6 mi.
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