Fisherman's Cottage

Self Catering

20 Alfred Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3DF

    An outstanding 18th century waterfront cottage in the sheltered town of a peaceful setting with all ameneties closeby.

    Sensitively renovated with exquisite fittings, the owner has achieved a unique mix of relaxed contemporary decor whilst keeping the Orcadian character of this traditional cottage. With two bathrooms this is real modern living, one on the first floor with a duo bath/shower and on the ground floor an underfloor heated rain-shower wet room.

    The open plan bedroom has a magnificent sea view seen from the comfortable king-size bed. The chaise sofa in the sitting-room is ideal for lounging in front of the multi fuel stove and you can while away hours listening to the waves lapping and watching the sea birds, boats, ferries, yachts, cruise ships and the occasional tall ship pass by. There is a quiet reading room with daybed on the first floor with a desk and broadband hub for wi-fi internet. This room can be converted to a second bedroom ideal for a small family.
    You will love the attention to detail in the spacious kitchen/diner equipped for proficient cooks and comfortable elegant dining. Grocery shops, a delicatessen, excellent butcher, local fish/crab/lobster processors and irresistible local baking are a stroll away for eating-in ingredients or, taste local dishes at the cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways.
    Get inspired by artist galleries and craft shops or visit the current exhibition at the internationally acclaimed Pier Arts Centre or create your own art photographing or painting the ever changing light. The Museum should not be missed, a treasure trove of local history and characters and folk life.
    For the active the golf course, bird watching from wetland hides, cliff-top walks, cycle hire, loch and sea fishing and ferry to Hoy for an exhilarating walk to the Old Man of Hoy, all within easy distance. Take yourself into another world of Neolithic and Viking life by visiting the many archeological sites or visit the war defences of Scapa Flow.
    You can picnic on the stone-bullt pier garden and enjoy one of the best views of Stromness waterfront.



    4 Self Catering
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    3/4 night short breaks available November to March see website for tariffs and start days.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Fisherman's Cottage
    £685.00 per unit per week

    High season: June, July, August, September 7 day rate £685 Friday - Friday Mid season: April,May and October £575 Friday - Friday Low season: November, December, January, February and March. 7 day rate £350 Friday - Friday, 4 day rate £240 Friday to Tuesday or Monday to Friday 3 day rate £195 Friday to Monday or Tuesday to Friday

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Cot Available Travel cot and wooden cot available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area Outdoor courtyard is within sight of cottage and house but has open access to quay and sea small children will need adult supervision


    • Internet Access


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point Electric shaver points in all bathrooms
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property underfloor heating on the ground floor and bathrooms. thermostatic radiators in the bedrooms.
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen spacious well equipped kitchen with dining area
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove situated in the sitting room smokeless fuel provided
    • Open Hearth Fire traditional open hearth fire available in bedroom
    • Outdoor Drying Facility on communal courtyard
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone phone available for visitors use on free evening and weekend basis
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player incorporated in the TV
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi Bose sound ipod dock
    • Radio Bedroom has ipod dock radio alarm
    • Television 20inch freeview TV in sittingroom
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route

    Public Transport Directions

    There are several routes to travel to Orkney and Stromness.

    Bus/Ferry - Bus to Scrabster from Inverness and Serco Northlink ferry directly to Stromness.

                   - Bus to Gills Bay pier from Inverness change at Dunbeath and Pentland Ferries ferry to St margarets Hope and bus to Stromness (1  


    Ferry - from Aberdeen 6.5 hours limited timetable bus awaits ferry to Stromness

    Car/ Ferry - as above - all ferries take cars - book in advance in high season

    Flights - Flybe or BA/Logan Air via Aberdeen/Inverness/Edinburgh/Glasgow. Shuttle bus every half hour from Airport to Kirkwall Travel Centre and take bus to Stromness. Car hire available from Airport and taxi will cost £50 one way to Stromness.



    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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