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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Deerness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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D0ugal211...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tranquil holiday haven”
Reviewed 17 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Perfect holiday cottage! Characterful barn conversion, high standard furnishings, comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Tranquil rural location, stunning views, with dependable wifi.
In my opinion you definitely want a car if you plan to stay at Tiffyhall.
A previous reviewer had mentioned a welcome pack of groceries, so perhaps unreasonably I had expected this ... But we did receive the gift of 6 eggs, fresh laid by Tina's hens. Lovely! And the kitchen was well stocked with condiments and spices.
Bring your slippers! This is a real home from home!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jul 2015
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed our cottage and all it has to offer. With regard to the welcome pack, in the T&C's it does state that this is available to all guests booking for 7 nights or more. Sorry you felt you had missed out on this. We do hope you will come back again
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Hampshire...
Where else
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Excellent accommodation and very friendly owners”
Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage was very comfortable with 1st class furniture and fittings with amazing views across Pentland firth. I would recommend this cottage.my only negstive comment was that I couldn't find a vegetable peeler.

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Liked best: we loved the peace and quiet
Liked least: Could do with thicker curtains in the bedroom to shut out the early summer light
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
22 Jun 2015
Thank you for giving us a good review, we are glad you enjoyed our cottage, the views and your stay. Sorry you couldn't find a vegetable peeler, we will ensure there is one in the cottage for all future guests.
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UrsaMinor...
Cambs
Level 6 Contributor
42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage, spacious, well equipped and immaculate”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our short stay in this lovely cottage was very pleasant. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. Wonderfully quiet with extensive views. And the bonus of decent WiFii!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is very much appreciated. We are glad you found out cottage met you needs and yes we agree with you the views are extensive. Thank you for your comment on our free wifi as we upgraded it recently so it is good to know it met your needs and that you found it a bonus. We do hope you come back in the future and are able to stay longer next time.
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cambs
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a really lovely holiday home”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is probably one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. We were greeted by Tina & Paul even though we arrived later than anticipated. Tina showed us around the cottage & explained about the heating etc. There was a 'Welcome pack' consisting of cake (save me buying one as it was hubbys' birthday on the Saturday), bread, cheese, butter, eggs & milk. Cake was lovely with a cup of tea!
Didn't realise towels & hair drier would be included when I booked the cottage (my fault, should have asked).
The only down side was I thought we wouldn't require our own transport. I didn't realise Deerness wasn't near to Kirkwall & the airport etc. Public transport was very sporadic, so I would say, book a car prior to your visit if flying.
Very suprised to see Tiffyhall on the market. Such a shame. I hope that whoever buys the properties will look after it as well as Tina & Paul

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Thank you for a great review, Tiffyhall is located in Deerness and is approximately 8 miles from the airport and 12 miles from Kirkwall. There are bus links into Kirkwall at least 3 times a day, we also travel to and fro Kirkwall daily so can drop anyone into town if needs be. But yes if you want to travel further a field and are flying into Orkney a car would be recommended. The welcome pack is all locally produced products which are fresh and as for the cake, I enjoy baking and like to share. Yes Towels, bed linen, hair dryer are included and if not sure then yes do check as we do try and accommodate our visits as much as we can.
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The cottage was warm and welcoming and maintained to a very high standard.
Liked least: Bad signal for calls and texts. Internet was fine.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
We are pleased you like our cottage and that it met all your needs.
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