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Quoy of Houton

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2013

The two person self catering cottage 'Puffin Quoy' is a delight. Large spacious and airy the cottage is so well thought out and provides absolutely everything you could need or want. Very comfortable bed with top of the range bedding ensures a great night's sleep. A huge bathroom with whirlpool bath and rain shower proved just the perfect pick me...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

Sorry about the delay in sending you a big thank you for such a fabulous review! I couldn't remember how to make a response!!!! Looking forward to seeing you both again in September- I have been perfecting the home made scones...

Dorset
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed B&B with Caroline and Kevin. There is only one guest room in the house, although there are attractive self-catering facilities around the courtyard. Our room was well-appointed and charming, with views across the lovely garden to the sea and islands beyond. The en-suite was small but functional. The best bit, however, (apart from the friendliness) was the food;...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

We really appreciate the time you have taken to give us such a super review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our home. Caroline's been busy making her own marmalade and black currant jam from our own fruit today so we are keeping busy... Hope to see you again on your next visit!

Lincoln UK
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We love Orkney...visited many times BUT always been disappointed with accomodation. 2013 was different! We discovered the Quoy of Houton & Caroline & Kevin. Wow, at last everything you could possibly wish for, want or need for a fantastic holiday all wrapped up in one idyllic place. They have put so much thought & care into every little detail, from...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

We really appreciate all of the great comments about The Puffin Quoy and I think we enjoyed your stay with us as much as you enjoyed the Puffin. We have fond memories of sharing a glass or three of the fizzy stuff with you both and are so glad you're returning next year!!!! See you in 2014...

Surrey, North Dakota
Reviewed 24 June 2013

May 2013: Caroline and Kevin made our stay a memorable one in both the excellent B&B as well as in Puffin. Luxurious comfort and beautiful surroundings made our first trip to Orkney a perfectly relaxing and very enjoyable one. The location is peaceful yet near main sites of interest and a short drive to Stromness. Puffin is fully equipped with...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both and good to get to know you in the bed and breakfast and then in The Puffin. We appreciate all the good things you have to say about The Quoys and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Wales
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have just ended our third stay at the 'Puffin Quoy' cottage this time for 2 weeks exploring new areas of the fascinating Orkney Isles and visiting old favourites. We love this cottage which is ideal for couples. Its ideally located to explore the islands. One week is never enough on the Orkneys which is why we extended our stay...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

As always a pleasure to have you stay in The Puffin again this year-and you even saw a whale! It's always the best compliment we can have to have our guests return year after year.. Once again thank you for the review and for taking the time to tell others about us and to give your recommendations.

Canberra
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We stayed at Puffin Quoy for three nights in May 2013. The apartment was so much more than we expected. Every detail- from the quality appliances,the bedroom furniture, the bathroom and spa, the kitchen (with its wonderful sparkle in the granite bench-top), the decor and views from the living room reflected both a vision for hospitality and a respect for...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

What a great review! Many thanks for all your kind comments and we're glad you loved it so much. We were pleased to hear your're safely back and very much enjoyed meeting you both-see you next time!

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed at Caroline and Kevin's B and B for two nights in May. It was our favorite accommodation during our 2 week trip to Scotland. We liked the location since it was out of town but in between Stromness and Kirkwall and close to some of the main sites. It is also very close to the ferry to the...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed our lovely island. Kevin and I very much enjoyed chatting to you both and have put Minnosotta on our places to visit list! Thank you for your great feed back...hope to see you on your next trip.

north wales
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Puffin quoy has earned every single star it has been awarded! It is the most beautiful, luxurious conversion of an old farm building, cleverly designed with the living/ dining area having floor to ceiling glass walls turning the room into a luxurious wild life hide! We loved the decor and furnishings, underfloor heating and multifuel stove for a chilly evening....

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both and Caroline was so glad you enjoyed your meal-thanks to Nick Nairn for the recipes! Its great to have such positive feedback about The Puffin, we really have tried to make it somewhere we would love to stay too. Thank you once again for such a positive review, they make a real difference...

Stenungsund, Sweden
Reviewed 10 May 2013

It is almost with a Dickensian pettiness that I write this review of the Quoy of Houton. First, I nearly never get motivated to write them and secondly and most importantly, it is such a wonderful place and with such wonderful people, that like Scrooge it feels almost too good to share. Me and my girlfriend stayed at this B&B...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that fabulous review! We love to share our home and its great to hear that people love it so much... So many of our guests keep in touch and we look forward to welcoming you once again. On a personal note we both enjoyed that little tipple on our return home after Aberdeen!!!!! See you...

Saint Andrews, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2013

We spent four amazing days at the Quoy of Houton B&B and enjoyed every second of it. Caroline and Kevin were lovely hosts, who truly made us feel at home (every morning, half an hour before breakfast, Caroline would bring us tea and when we got back from a day of exploring the islands, there were always two slices of...

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CarolineCritchlow, Owner at Quoy of Houton, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We really enjoyed having you both to stay and look forward to meeting up with you again in the future. Hopefully we will have expanded the flock by then, some new hens to help lighten the laying load!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a luxurious, relaxing stay at this traditional 4 star gold historic farmhouse or 5 star cottages. Situated in beautiful walled gardens (part of Scottish National Garden scheme) with exceptional views overlooking the sea and Hoy hills. This comfortable farmhouse provides an eclectic mix of the old and new.The Quoy provides an idyllic location, where every effort has been made to provide a warm, welcoming relaxing atmosphere, where our visitors can unwind and enjoy the unique Orcadian atmosphere.Delicious breakfasts have just won Taste of Scotland Award and Healthy Eating Award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quoy of Houton

Address: Orphir, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: RM338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Puffin has one bedroom, super lounge diner, excellent bathroom & kitchen facilities. Granary is larger (3 bedrooms) and there is the B&B.”
Bevlar2015, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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“Stay in self catering.”
LarryG214, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is only one room. It has the garden view.”
  • The back garden and view from your room.
2fromClearwater, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There is one B&B room, and 2 self-catering cottages, therefore the accommodations are quite different. The cottages are generally intended for longer, self-catered stays, but if you're lucky, breakfast and other meals are available at an additional charge.”
211elaines, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
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