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1 Bedroom Waterside Cottage in St Margarets Hope Orkney Sleeps up to 4

Bedrooms 1
Space 43 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bedroom cottage in the picturesque village of St Margarets Hope. As seen on the BBC tv show 'Homes Under The Hammer'. The property consists of downstairs a fully fitted kitchen and living area with a sofa bed. Upstairs is the bedroom with king size bed and separate w/c shower room. Free wi/fi. There is ample free parking outside. The property is less than 1/2 mile away from the Gills Bay ferry and on the bus route which has a regular service to Kirkwall and Stromness. The village of St Margarets Hope has shops, pubs, post office, fish and chip van and a coffeehoose that sells local crafts and Orkney produce. There is a 9 hole golf course, tennis court , bowling green, 2 play parks and a fitness suite all within walking distance of The Noust. There are some lovely beaches and cliff side walks nearby. On the slip outside the door of The Noust there can quite regularly be seals lying.

Tracey Hasson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Saint Margaret's Hope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 43 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower room with w/c and sink. Towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 King size bed in upstairs bedroom and 1 double sofa bed in living area.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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1 Bedroom Waterside Cottage in St Margarets Hope Orkney Sleeps up to 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Paradise on Orkney

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot for a small family and we fell in love with Orkney. The Noust had absolutely everything we needed and is a quick 20 minute drive into Kirkwall. The cottage was clean, quiet, and cosy and we felt comfortable and at home there. We explored historical attractions on several of the islands. Tracey was waiting for us when we arrived from the ferry and sent many emails to help us prepare for our stay. She was tremendously helpful and a wonderful host. Thank for a fantastic stay in Orkney!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and so cute!

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I stayed at this cottage for 3 nights and loved every moment! It was decorated very tastefully, clean, well appointed and cozy as can be. There is no better ambiance that I could think of than watching the sunrise while being watched by a curious seal on the waterfront. The location was convenient for everything that we wanted to do during our visit but removed enough to enjoy some quiet.

It was wonderful.. a very special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely spot right on the water

  • 5 of 5

The Noust was comfortable and in a lovely location!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely waterside cottage

  • 5 of 5

We love the Orkney Islands, particularly South Ronaldsay, and St Margaret's Hope has everything including is cottage which has been the best place we've stayed in over the last three weeks in four different bases in these and the Shetland Isles.

Beautifully situated, comfortable and well well equipped.

We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cosey Cottage on a Magical Island

  • 5 of 5

Liz & I departed the ferry, drove less than 1/2 mile around the bay right into the cottage. Tracy met us at the door and helped us get situated. The accommodations were exceptional. We highly recommend the cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in a great location on the water. Meticulously clean and well stocked. It is a very comfortable. Our only suggestion is providing clients with written instructions for the workings of the appliances. We had a wonderful stay and thank you for your hospitality.


  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Pentland Ferries
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Creel Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sands of Wright
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Every effort will always be made to honour bookings. We do however reserve the right to cancel should the property sustain damage or otherwise become unsuitable to accommodate your holiday. In such an event, we will refund any moneys paid in full. Any additional costs you may incur will be a matter for your holiday insurance arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.