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The Provost's House

8 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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In the heart of historic Stromness, this traditional merchant's townhouse offers modern comforts and views across the bay. Originally built by local hero Alexander Graham over 250 years ago, for much of the 20th century it was the home of the Provost of Stromness, James Marwick. Stromness is a lively and enchanting small town, the perfect base from which to explore Orkney's wild landscapes and world-famous historic sites. While the town's pubs, theatres and galleries attract musicians and artists from all over the world....In the heart of historic Stromness, this traditional merchant's townhouse offers modern comforts and views across the bay. Originally built by local hero Alexander Graham over 250 years ago, for much of the 20th century it was the home of the Provost of Stromness, James Marwick. Stromness is a lively and enchanting small town, the perfect base from which to explore Orkney's wild landscapes and world-famous historic sites. While the town's pubs, theatres and galleries attract musicians and artists from all over the world.More
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Bob C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2011
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay, the rooms were clean and comfortable. Location convenient for the port and ameneties.

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Duncan R
Management response:Responded September 5, 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Provost's House.

Reviewed August 11, 2015

This 3-storey stone town home is located in the centre of Stromness, within easy walking of shops, grocery & liquor stores, pubs (try "Flatties"), restaurants, charity shops, and the excellent Stromness Museum. The ground floor is the kitchen and eating area, with adjacent washer and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
6  Thank deanali
Management response:Responded August 13, 2015

Thank you for this lovely review, which arrived as an unexpected extra birthday present! I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the Provost's House, as well as all the attractions that Stromness and the rest of Orkney has to offer. Thank you also for noticing...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2016
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Date of stay: May 2016
Management response:Responded May 22, 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Kettle
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Stromness is an enchanting small town, with a strong sense of its own history as a base for world exploration and discovery, including Captain Cook's voyages to Australia and the Hudsons Bay Company's many voyages to Canada. But even today, its solid stone-built buildings and its winding stone-flagged main street continue to attract new generations of travellers, artists and musicians. Visitors are often surprised that such a remote and small community has such a lively entertainment scene, its pubs, restaurants, galleries and theatres attracting a full calendar of events and festivals throughout the year. The annual Orkney Folk Festival (now in its 29th year) takes place in Stromness at the end of May. But throughout the year, a steady stream of folk musicians find their way here from ...
How to get there
The Provost's House is in the heart of historic Stromness, just 5 minutes walk from the car ferry terminal, where ferries arrive 3 times a day from the port of Scrabster (near Thurso) on the Scottish mainland. This 90 minute crossing is a great introduction to Orkney, passing the famous landmark of the Old Man of Hoy and the towering red sandstone cliffs of Hoy Island. On your way to the ferry port of Scrabster, you could consider driving up through Scotland, stopping to explore some other attractions in the Highlands. Or you may prefer to make use of the frequent bus and train connections via Inverness, which allow you to sit back and relax, while the magnificent Highland scenery passes by your window. Alternatively, you can fly to Orkney with connecting services from all major UK airports.
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