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The Nook

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Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Orkney Islands
Grade 3 Star rating
Pets 1
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  • Over 30 years experience
  • 98% of guests would book again

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

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.

Ground Floor:
The property has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD/radio.
Dining room.
Kitchen: Small with electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
External utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
External conservatory.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Wi-Fi. Enclosed rear garden with lawned areas, patio and garden furniture. Front garden with lawned area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • 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
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • 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

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2017
    We really enjoyed our stay at the Nook. However it was advertised as decorated at Christmas and when we arrived this had not been done. The television signal did not work on either t.v and we were not allowed to light the open fire in the main living room. We got in touch with the housekeeper straight away who offered us a tree, it was just a bit of a disappointment for our children. The place itself was a little cold, but it was the middle of Winter. The Nook is well equipped and lovely and clean, and is ideal for where we needed to be, which was close to the harbour. We would stay there again if we get the chance to get back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    Great place to stay overlooking the marina. Very close to town centre.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Perfectly placed cottage and very comfortable except for the bathroom and storeage facilities in the second bedroom. The bathroom desperately needs a refit and serious thought needs to be given to the second bedroom's layout and the fact that the only storeage is in a dirty junk room!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Absolutely loved staying in the Nook. The cottage was beautifully placed for everything we needed; shops, walks, views and places to eat. We had beautiful sunny weather for both weeks, but even if the weather had been wet we would have been comfortable and happy with the views and the space that the cottage offers. There was nothing we could find fault with except the beds in the single room...please change the mattresses! They are very tired and the springs make themselves felt in a large way...we tried turning them and padding them with blankets but to no avail. That said, there was really nothing else to be found fault with. Thank you.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    The cottage was lovely, and ideally situated, spotlessly clean, and well looked after, my only complaint would be that some of the fixtures and fittings are dated and would benefit from upgrading

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2017
    Lovely house with great views of the harbour and very close to the town centre.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/03/2017
    Excellent balance: very comfortable without being so expensively furnished that you are afraid to move. Also between nearness to local amenities and rural views. We loved this cottage and will be back.

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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