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Egypt, near St Margaret’s Hope

Sleeps 72 Dogs Allowed3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms£759 – £1415 pw



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Description

Surrounded by farmland but just 500 yards from the beach, this comfortable cottage is perfectly located for exploring all the treasures of the Orkney Islands.. Ground Floor:

Ramp to entrance. All on the ground floor.

Living room: With wood burner, 32″ Freeview TV and DVD player.

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Utility room: With washing machine.

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Bedroom 2: With double bed and day bed.

Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.. Electric central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.. This lovely, detached property enjoys an elevated and enviable setting towards the southern end of South Ronaldsay in Orkney. South Ronaldsay is one of the southern islands and is connected to the mainland by the famous Churchill Causeways. Accessed by a rough track, Egypt got its unusual name from a small stream ’The Nile’ that ran down the hill – and the locals used to say ’crossing the Nile to Egypt’! Egypt has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a very good standard and makes an excellent base for exploring the many delights Orkney has to offer.

The nearest village St Margaret’s Hope is 4 miles away and has good local amenities. The main town of Kirkwall is 30 minutes drive away where you can find a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, museums and historical sites including the stunning St Magnus Cathedral. There are many wonderful attractions to visit in Orkney, the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness, also the Italian Chapel (built by prisoners of war), to name but a few. You can take a tour around the Highland Park and Scapa distilleries and sample their whisky!

Nature lovers will be drawn to Orkney with its pristine beaches, spectacular cliffs and marshes which are home to many species of bird and wildlife. Fishing, walking, golf, bird watching, golf and a wide variety of other actvities are all available. Take a ferry or a fligh and visit some of Orkney’s spectacular islands. Discover beautiful unspoilt beaches where you can walk for hours without meeting anyone apart from the seals. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the every-changing scenery this beautiful area has to offer. In all, a visit to the Orkney Islands will be remembered with many happy memories. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Top Features

Bed Linen
Coastal
Cot / Travel Cot
Detached
Disabled Friendly Features
Dishwasher
Garden / Courtyard
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Open Fire / Woodburner
Rural
Sea Views
Short Breaks Allowed
TV
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Water Views

Guest Comments

“A great find that is pet friendly. Fantastic views and so tranquil for recharging of anyone’s batteries.”

Carol, November 2019

“Had an excellent October break at Egypt. The cottage is really well equipped, really warm and cosy, and has amazing views across Newark Bay from the living room and the main bedroom. The telescope was a nice touch for watching out too. We received a welcome pack when we arrived which was much appreciated. Susan, the owner, was tremendously helpful and friendly. The location is excellent as a vantage point, and a brief walk down the road and a track gets you to a beach or along the South Ronaldsay coastal path. Orkney has excellent, quiet and straight roads, so although at first glance the location seems quite remote, we could easily access all the sights on the island and the Orkney mainland.There really is so much to see and do on Orkney, from beachcombing on lots of varied beaches, to loads and loads of historic sites. We struggled to see everything we wanted in a week (and that’s with some things closed for winter in October). If you do stay here, there’s lots of lovely pottery in the cottage, hand-made by the owner. We’d recommend a trip to her workshop where you can buy some of it as a reminder of a great holiday.”

Jamie, October 2019

“Egypt is a lovely place to stay. The view is wonderful. The house is very comfortable and well furnished in a tasteful and artistic way. We thought it had everything possible you would need, and some delicious local produce was provided for us on arrival as well. There is also an excellent restaurant in St Margaret’s Hope open all day , and a shop for groceries.The road up to the house is steep, but did not cause us a problem . Perhaps the only slight criticism would be that the double beds were a little on the small size for us because we have king-size beds at home. Otherwise this is a perfect house in a perfect spot and we would love to stay there again one day. Highly recommended.”

Lindsay, July 2019

“We had a great holiday in Orkney. The cottage was really lovely with stunning views of the sea. It was very spacious and very well equipped with everything we needed. The owner left a very generous welcome pack of Orkney goodies for us on our arrival, including a treat for our dogs. We would most definitely return.”

Sandra, May 2019

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