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“Light in the darkness”

Review of The Slap Cottage

The Cottage where you can stay, overlooking  Scapa Flow
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The Cottage where you can stay, overlooking  Scapa Flow
The kitchen in the restored crofters cottage The sitting room with fire place and TV & DVD
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The Cottage where you can stay, overlooking  Scapa Flow
The kitchen in the restored crofters cottage
The sitting room with fire place and TV & DVD
One of the stunning views from the cottage
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Burray Village, Burray, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Thomas B
Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Light in the darkness”
Reviewed 4 March 2016 for a stay in May 2015
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Nearly midnight. The ferry from Aberdeen berthed Kirkwall and we´re driving southwards to Burray. It´s a dark night and after passing the third Churchill Barrier there´s a light on the Hill. This must be the Slap Cottage. Catherine awaits us. Inside the Cottage it´s cosy and warm. On the kitchen table a bottle of wine, Orkney cheese, crackers and fresh eggs, a very warm welcome. The rest of the night was relaxing. We´ve heard only the wind and the rain on the roof, but the morning greeted us with bright sunshine. Outside a cat mewed, Princess. We love cats and Princess is a real beauty…King. He decided to live with us for the week and we´re happy. Not to forget Rosy and Cotton, the lovely goats, the new - born lambs, sheep, Chicken, ducks and ponies, a little farm. The Slap Cottage is the perfect home, spacy Kitchen, cosy sleeping room, the living room with wood burner and a bath with shower. Exploring Orkney is full of activity and there´s a lot to discover. From ancient heritage to modern times and last but not least the Orkney Folk Festival. It´s good to come home after the days adventures, just right for a dram ore two of Highland Park.

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Liked best: Quietness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Mar 2016
Thankyou for your lovely review of The Slap Cottage, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Suffolk
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“'Happiness is Slap-shaped'”
Reviewed 4 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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people found this review helpful

This is our third time here.
First time we were in the Gateway caravan and we loved it.
The second time we were in The slap Cottage and we loved it even more.
Now we're here again. We've been for a week at a time before but this time it's a fortnight, and it's still not long enough. It's comfy, has a couple of solid-fuel stoves as well as heating and is a great place to chill out. The welcome is second to none for friendliness and help.
If you want to see Orkney and like a solid cottage, look no further. We're here now in Feb/March, and we are pleased that we brought layers of clothing for when we go out.
We would recommend The Slap wholeheartedly. Just do it.
Happiness is Slap shaped.

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Liked best: Too many things to select one, but if forced....the welcome we received.
Liked least: Being an Orkney cottage with small windows, it is not blessed with too much daylight inside.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Mar 2016
Thankyou for your lovely review of the cottage, it is a real pleasure to have you stay with us again and hope you continue to holiday with us, including Bella the dog.
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