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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

Northern Lights in Orkney

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Outdoors Private garden
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.

Kirkwall

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.

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4 Aug 2014

5/5

"a really lovely holiday home"

This is probably one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. We were greeted by Tina & Paul even though we arrived later than anticipated. Tina showed us around the cottage & explained about th… More

Thank you for a great review, Tiffyhall is located in Deerness and is approximately 8 miles from the airport and 12 miles from Kirkwall. There are bus links into Kirkwall at least 3 times a day, we also travel to and fro Kirkwall daily so can drop anyone into town if needs be. But yes if you want to travel further a field and are flying into Orkney a car would be recommended. The welcome pack is all locally produced products which are fresh and as for the cake, I enjoy baking and like to share. Yes Towels, bed linen, hair dryer are included and if not sure then yes do check as we do try and accommodate our visits as much as we can.

26 Jul 2014

5/5

"Lovely, homely cottage - would definitely stay at Tiffyhall again!"

Tiffyhall is a lovely, homely cottage that offers excellent accommodation for all. The cottage is maintained to a very high standard. It was very much a home from home and it had everything that we needed. The location of Tiffyhall cottage is great for exploring the island. We had a very enjoyable week staying here and wouldn't hesitate to return in the future.

We are pleased you like our cottage and that it met all your needs.

23 Jul 2014

5/5

"Brilliant - everything we hope it would be!"

Excellent accomodation, lovely welcome and a great all round holiday home. Very comfortable, facilities just what we wanted and everything worked!
Plenty of information to help us plan our days out. Lovely place to come back to after a hard days exploring the amazing archaeology of Orkney.
Ideal base for our holiday, we'll definitely go there again.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Orkney and at our holiday cottage and that the cottage met all your needs.

Thanks

25 May 2014

5/5

"A great base for a visit to Orkney"

Tina and Paul welcomed us warmly and provided the perfect location for exploring Orkney. The cottage is quiet, clean, comfortable and equipped to the highest standard with everything needed - whether at the end of a day out or if you wish to stay in and relax for a while.

we are glad you loved the cottage and enjoyed your stay.

25 Apr 2014

5/5

"wonderful spot"

great spot for a self-guided tour of the orkneys and a getaway. beautifully refurbished cottage with all mod cons. warm welcome and relaxing ambiance.… More

We are glad you liked you stay and the cottage. The location is very relaxing and the views we feel are great. We hope you come back and thank you for leaving the cottage nice and tidy.

9 Jan 2014

5/5

"A home from home......"

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights with our 11 month old little boy, and the cottage certainly exceeded our expectations. Very clean, homely, well equipped and in a lovely location. Hope to return in future.

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage was more then you expected. We try to offer a very good experience and value for money for all our guests, look forward to seeing you in the future.

4 Jan 2014

5/5

"the best place to stay in orkney"

I stayed for 6 Weeks at the Tiffyhall self catering holiday cottage (4 Sleeps). It's a perfect place for a retreat and a good basis for discovering the Orkney Isles. The cottage has 2 very nice bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen with a dinig table, a cosy living room, highspeed internet connection and a very nice bathroom with shower and tub. The Cottage is lovingly equipped and the landlords Tina and Paul were very helpful und caring. The souroundings in deerness are peaceful and breathtakingly beautiyful with views to the Newark Bay and the Mullhead Reserve with the Gloup und the Brough of Deerness nearby. There's a store about 1 km from the cottage and big supermarkets in Kirkwall. The cottage is on the bus line to the airport and to Kirkwall, so you can do daytrips to the sites of Orkney without a car, allthough it would be easier if you have one. I really enjoyed visiting the World Heritage sites of Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness and Skara Brae. I made some very nice coastal walks along immpressive cliffsat Yesnaby, Mullhead and Hoxa and crossed the Churchill Barriers to Lamb Holm, Glimbs Holm, Burray and South Ronaldsay. The lovely town of Kirkwall with its cafés, pubs, shops, a very nice museum and the Highland Park Distillery is worth more then one visit. I can just highly recommend to stay at Tiffyhall.

Thank you Silvio for taking the time to write your review, it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage met all your needs as well as a good basis for sight seeing around Orkney.

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