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The Nook

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Orkney Islands
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This property is part of our Scottish regional Cottages collection

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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.

Show amenities 


  • 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 Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • 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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2018
    The Nook was warm, welcoming and cosy! It had everything we needed - especially in the kitchen - even a slowcooker and scales! Never rented a cottage so we’ll appointed before!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    A lovely house in a great location which made for a great holiday. As others have said it would benefit greatly from an upgrade to the bathroom which is a bit of a granny throwback (albeit perfectly clean).

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    We love watching the marina and harbour from the window and it’s very convenient for the centre of Kirkwall. Always very clean, with very comfortable beds.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    The cottage is ideally situated near Kirkwall so we could walk into town for restaurants and shops and it's location on the edge of town overlooking the harbour is perfect. We loved the view and enjoyed watching the ships sail in and out of the harbour. For anyone who loves history and beautiful scenery, this is a perfect place to stay. We had several walks and there are amazing neolithic sights to visit as well as viking ruins and second world war history. The cottage was snug for the two of us.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2018
    Cottage was quirky not as clean as would hope smell coming from utility room was unpleasant had to leave doors open, sofa in living room not very comfy but apart from that was good.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2018
    A touch oldie-worlde but highly agreeable - the only down-side was the lack of wardrobes and subsequent hanging space.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/03/2018
    We came back to this cottage for the second time, having not seen all that we wanted in Orkney during the earlier visit. We loved this cottage. It is not so chintzy that you are afraid to relax in it. It is an ideal mix of comfort, great views and central location for both getting to the rest of Orkney or just walking into Kirkwall and all its amenities. My particular favourite is that after a day out, you can come back to the cottage, pull up two chairs to the bedroom window and just watch the boats going in and out of the harbour with a galss of wine inyour hand. You couldn't beat it.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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