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    Surrounded by farmland but just 500 yards from the beach, this comfortable cottage is perfectly located for exploring all the treasures of the Orkney Islands.

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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 7 people

    • Safer Stays

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      2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • Broadband
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Entrance ramp/level access
      Entrance ramp/level access
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

    • Extra cleaning and sanitisation
    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Surrounded by farmland but just 500 yards from the beach this comfortable cottage is perfectly located for exploring all the treasures of the Orkney Islands.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nRamp to entrance. All on the \nground floor.\n\n\nLiving room\n With wood burner 32 Freeview TV and DVD player.\n\nKitchendining room\n With electric oven gas hob microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher.\n\nUtility room \nWith washing machine.\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed and day bed.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom\n With bath shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nElectric central heating gas electricity bed linen towels and broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.\n\n Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.\n\n This lovely detached property enjoys an elevated and enviable setting towards the southern end of South Ronaldsay in Orkney. South Ronaldsay is one of the southern islands and is connected to the mainland by the famous Churchill Causeways. Accessed by a rough track Egypt got its unusual name from a small stream ’The Nile’ that ran down the hill - and the locals used to say ’crossing the Nile to Egypt’ Egypt has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a very good standard and makes an excellent base for exploring the many delights Orkney has to offer.\nThe nearest village St Margaret’s Hope is 4 miles away and has good local amenities. The main town of Kirkwall is 30 minutes drive away where you can find a variety of shops pubs restaurants museums and historical sites including the stunning St Magnus Cathedral. There are many wonderful attractions to visit in Orkney the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae Maeshowe the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness also the Italian Chapel built by prisoners of war to name but a few. You can take a tour around the Highland Park and Scapa distilleries and sample their whisky\nNature lovers will be drawn to Orkney with its pristine beaches spectacular cliffs and marshes which are home to many species of bird and wildlife. Fishing walking golf bird watching golf and a wide variety of other actvities are all available. Take a ferry or a fligh and visit some of Orkney’s spectacular islands. Discover beautiful unspoilt beaches where you can walk for hours without meeting anyone apart from the seals. For the less energetic sit back relax and watch the every-changing scenery this beautiful area has to offer. In all a visit to the Orkney Islands will be remembered with many happy memories. Beach 500 yards. Shop pub and restaurant 4 miles. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/107/840/10718778.jpg UK10844

    Egypt reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.8 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews

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    out of 10

    Great cottage, unspoilt beach with abundant wildlife close by. Extremely warm and comfortable, very well appointed.



    out of 10

    A great find that is pet friendly. Fantastic views and so tranquil for recharging of anyone's batteries.



    out of 10

    Had an excellent October break at Egypt. The cottage is really well equipped, really warm and cosy, and has amazing views across Newark Bay from the living room and the main bedroom. The telescope was a nice touch for watching out too. We received a welcome pack when we arrived which was much appreciated. Susan, the owner, was tremendously helpful and friendly. The location is excellent as a vantage point, and a brief walk down the road and a track gets you to a beach or along the South Ronaldsay coastal path. Orkney has excellent, quiet and straight roads, so although at first glance the location seems quite remote, we could easily access all the sights on the island and the Orkney mainland. There really is so much to see and do on Orkney, from beachcombing on lots of varied beaches, to loads and loads of historic sites. We struggled to see everything we wanted in a week (and that's with some things closed for winter in October). If you do stay here, there's lots of lovely pottery in the cottage, hand-made by the owner. We'd recommend a trip to her workshop where you can buy some of it as a reminder of a great holiday.



    out of 10

    Beautiful, clean and well equipt house. Can't recommend this house enough if you're heading to Orkney!



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