• About The Nook

    This comfortable holiday property is centrally located in Kirkwall and is an ideal base for touring the Orkney Islands.

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    • Asset 46

      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • 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
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This comfortable holiday property is centrally located in Kirkwall and is an ideal base for touring the Orkney Islands.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nThe property has Economy 7 central heating and comprises\n\nLounge\n With open fire Freeview TV DVD player and CDradio.\n\nDining room.\n\n\nKitchen\n Small with electric cooker microwave and fridgefreezer. \n\nExternal utility room\n With washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\nExternal conservatory. \n\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith king size bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom\n With shower over bath and WC. \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nAll electric bed linen and towels included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Wi-Fi. \n\n Enclosed rear garden with lawned areas patio and garden furniture. Front garden with lawned area. Parking 2 cars. Cycle store. No smoking.\n\n Enjoying lovely views towards Kirkwall Bay the marina and harbour The Nook makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland. Located within easy walking distance of the town centre the property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. The Orkney Islands boast stunning scenery beautiful beaches spectacular cliffs and an abundant and diverse wildlife. Kirkwall the Orkney capital is a vibrant and bustling market town with many shops good restaurants and pubs and is perhaps best known for the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral widely considered to be one of the finest medieval buildings in the north. Visit Highland Park and the Scapa Whisky Distilleries and the Earls Palace to name just a few of the many attractions in Kirkwall itself. From Kirkwall you can visit many wonderful archaeological sites take a ferry trip out to some of the wonderfully scenic Outer Isles and visit some of the many museums and craft workshops – so much to see and do for all ages. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/916/840/916043.jpg CC511400

    The Nook reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.6 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews

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    out of 10

    Lovely place to stay. We had a wonderful break away. Thank you.



    out of 10

    Great views lovely cottage with everything we needed. Only short walk to high street



    out of 10

    Although the property was perfectly clean the facilities were quite frankly tired and in our opinion the property could do with major investment. It wasn't our first choice but was all we could get for when we wanted to go so we did sort of expect something not to our taste ( come on - fishing net with plastic fish on the wall !! ) Facilities also lacked certain things. Only 4 mugs and they were all caffeine stained. A TV in the lounge that was obviously old and we couldn't get the picture aspect to work resulting in only a half screen. Furniture needs replaced - it's ancient and the bathroom needs completely renewed to bring it up to a modern standard



    out of 10

    a comfortable house with everything we needed and close to the town



    out of 10

    Comfortable accommodation if a bit old fashioned. Dark wood doors and woodwork made the rooms seem dark. Excellent views across Kirkwall Harbour.



    out of 10

    Ideally positioned on the side of an interesting, busy harbour. The cottage has room for parking a car at the side. It is well equipped and has the bonus of instant hot water. Kirkwall is a very pleasant town with the benefit of an excellent Information Centre. There are some excellent places to eat in Kirkwall.



    out of 10

    We love Orkney and we’re supposed to stay at this house 3 years ago but I was taken seriously ill so we couldn’t come. This house is lovely and the garden is wonderful if you get the sunshine which we did sporadically. The view of the harbours comings and goings are great especially at night and seeing the cruise ships is great too. The kitchen is small but perfectly formed and well equipped, must say wasn’t keen on the outhouse but I do watch a lot of serial killer movies! But, and it’s a big but, the bathroom is dreadful. I know it was spotlessly clean but it was so dated and horrendously decorated that it wasn’t a nice place to be in. Honestly I wouldn’t come back specifically because of the bathroom and that is a shame. Plus throw away other people’s toiletries please. Modernise it and I wouldn’t hesitate to rebook.



    out of 10

    The Nook was comfortable, clean, cosy and very well located. We enjoyed the views of the harbour and liked being within easy walking distance of the centre of Kirkwall. We would recommend the cottage as a base for visiting Mainland Orkney.



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage. In ideal location to explore Orkney. Views across harbour fantastic. Closed wall garden ideal for kids and dog. The cottage had everything we needed, comfortable beds! Would definitely recommend and stay here again



    out of 10

    A lovely warm spacious house for four people. Very generous levels of equipment. The only thing we couldn’t find was a vacuum cleaner. The house overlooks the harbour and is five minutes from the town. Large Tesco and Lidl about ten minutes walk away but make sure you visited Shearers shop. Two of the group were fishing so the outhouse with running water and a sink was great for storing gear and filleting our catch



    out of 10

    Brilliant position, comfortable and cosy living and dining rooms, pleasant bedrooms, however bathroom and, to a lesser extent the kitchen, need updating. Also significant amount of personal items gave a feel of living in "grandma's house".



    out of 10

    Excellent location with views across the harbour. Cosy, warm and comfortable. Can easily walk into Kirkwall town centre from cottage.



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