Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a ramblers delight or a family holiday home, Tiffyhall cottage which forms part of a small croft overlooking Newark Bay and the Pentland Firth to the south, is the perfect place for you to enjoy Orkney and it's Isles.
The cottage is one of the oldest in the parish and was part of a working farm once owned by the Earl of Zetland. It fell into disrepair and stood empty for 50 years until it was fully renovated and extended in 2008 and has been transformed into a comfortable holiday cottage.
The cottage is surrounded by farm land and is close to the Brough of Deerness, the Gloup and the Mull Head RSPB reserve. The Covenanters memorial is also in the parish and for those of you who like walking all 4 sites are in walking distance as to is good quality coastal walking. In addition, being located on mainland Orkney, the World Heritage sites of Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and numerous other sites of interest are a short distance by car as is the airport and ferry terminals at Stromness, Kirkwall and St Margaret's Hope
. Certain times of the year we have seasonal pick your own vegetables grown in our kitchen garden and in the grounds of the cottage there is a herb garden and guests are invited to help themselves for cooking
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Newark Bay 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kirkwall 13.84 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Orkney Isles region
The Islands of Orkney are a group of about 70 islands and skerries situated 10km (6.2 miles) from the north-east tip of the Scottish Mainland. The largest island, known as 'the mainland', is home to most of the total 20,000 population but the main north islands of Shapinsay, Gairsay, Stronsay, Wyre, Rousay, Egilsay, Eday, Sanday, Westray, Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay and the south islands of Graemsay, Hoy, South Walls, Burray, Flotta and South Ronaldsay are also populated. A few other small islands also have permanent or seasonal residents.
The islands of Orkney are mainly low lying—a gently rolling landscape of green fields, heather moorland heath and lochs (lakes). The underlying sandstone rock breaks-down easily to form good fertile soils and much of the landscape is farmed, growing mainly grass for animal feed. Most of the farmland is devoted to the production of beef cattle and Orkney beef is prized for its high quality. Sheep are also present in high numbers and the production of barley, potatoes (tatties) and turnips (neeps) is also common. The island of Hoy (meaning 'high' in Old Norse) is the exception with dramatic hills and valleys and spectacular cliffs.