St Margaret’s Hope
Holly Bank is a well appointed guest house in the peaceful village of St Margaret's Hope, perfect for individuals, couples, friends and families.
Within walking distance of the ferry to mainland Scotland and on the bus route to Kirkwall and Stromness, Holly Bank is the perfect base to explore all Orkney has to offer. Guests can enjoy the stunning views across the water to Scapa from the garden or from the comfort of the sofa through the large picture window.
The house has a spacious living/dining area with adjacent kitchen. A doorway leads directly from the living area to the garden. Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and bedroom 2 can be set up with two or three single beds depending on the number of guests. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. The entrance lobby has plenty of space for walking boots and coats as well as a washing machine and sink.
The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, tea, coffee and cooking essentials. There are plenty of books for folk of all literary tastes and ages, and a good selection of DVDs, jigsaws, board games and toys. The house has underfloor heating and is always warm and cosy whatever the weather outside.
The guest house is separated from our house by a (soon to be) patio area. While there is still some work to be done on the outside space, there is plenty of lawn to enjoy. Living next door we are on hand and happy to answer any questions about the house or your stay, but will value your privacy at all times and will only contact you in an emergency or to let you know if the Northern Lights put on a show.
Parking for one car is available on site and a free car park (with EV charger) is available across the road.
The house is a 2 minute drive (or 10 minute walk) from the ferry which runs between St Margaret's Hope and Gills Bay (mainland Scotland) three times a day, and a 20 minute drive from Kirkwall Airport. The city of Kirkwall is a 20 minute drive from the house and buses run regularly between St Margaret's Hope, Kirkwall and Stromness. Bus timetables are provided in the house.
St Margaret's Hope has everything you need for your stay, including a general store, post office/off license and two great places to eat and drink - Robertson's Coffeehoose and Bar and the Murray Arms Hotel and Seafood Restaurant. South Ronaldsay has some amazing coastal walks and sandy beaches and details of our favourite spots, along with maps, are provided in the house.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions before making a booking, or before your stay at Holly Bank.