Garleton Self-catering is an attractive recently renovated stone built cottage situated on the beach in St Margaret’s Hope Bay, on the island of South Ronaldsay.

The village of St Margaret’s Hope sits on an attractive waterfront and hosts a range of local amenities including shops, a museum, cafe, restaurants, bars, and a Sub-Post Office. A golf course and bowling green can be found close by. Other activities can also be enjoyed including sea and free trout fishing, walks on local white sandy beaches and by arrangement, rough shooting, tennis and sailing.

The village is also home to the Pentland Ferry terminal, leaving from Gill’s Bay near John O’ Groats this is the shortest crossing to Orkney. Once you arrive the accommodation is just a 10 minute walk away.

From St Margaret’s Hope, the Orkney Mainland is a 20 minute drive which takes you over the Churchill Barriers. These were built by Italian prisoners of war during WWII. This journey also take you past the famous Italian Chapel. An hourly bus service takes you from the village into Kirkwall.

The airport is located just outside Kirkwall which is 14 miles by road from the accommodation.

In South Ronaldsay there is lots to see and do. Visit Hoxa tapestry gallery, Hoxa tea rooms and Tomb of the Eagles a Stone Age tomb, one of Orkney’s popular archaeological sites.

Britain’s most northerly crazy golf course, and Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre can be found on the neighbouring island of Burray.

The detached cottage is fully central heated. Rooms are comfortably furnished and bed linen is provided. If an extra bed is needed there is a Scots of Stow single bed available for guests to use. There is also a cot with bedding if required.

From the patio, you can enjoy beautiful sea views overlooking the beach. Private off-street parking is located alongside the house or garden.

Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement and groceries can be ordered in advance from Rita our caretaker.

  • Hairdryer available
  • Bed linen provided on request - free or hire
  • Towels provided on request - free or hire
  • Television available
  • Broadband
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Telephone in bedrooms/self catering unit
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD player available
  • Private parking
  • Domestic help
  • Additional charge for power/ fuel/heating
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Garden for resident's use
  • Building of historic/literary/ architectural interest
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
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