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Mingro

Newly Listed
Sleeps

Sleeps: 2

Pets

Pets: 1

Bedrooms

Bedrooms: 1

Key Features of this property

  • Coastal Property
  • Car parking on site
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Pets stay free
  • Coast within 1 mile
  • Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sea View
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove

All Features of this property

  • Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Entrance hall: With coat and boot storage.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner (no TV).
Kitchen/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tiled floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Bedroom: With double bed and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burners included. Welcome pack.

1-acre enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

Mingro is a traditional stone cottage located on Rothiesholm Beach on the island of Stronsay in the Northern Orkney Isles. The beach is pretty much your own, and at high tide the sea is just a stone’s throw away from the back door.
Mingro is a retreat from modern life with no Wi-Fi or TV. It’s a refreshing and revitalising place to stay at for a week or two. You can completely switch off and get back to nature. Take long walks along the beach and coastline, chill out and devour those books on your reading list, and ponder why life can’t always be like this.
You may have to travel a little further to reach Mingro which is situated on the Island of Stronsay - 7 miles long by 4 miles wide. You catch two ferries to reach the cottage, one from the Scottish mainland to Orkney, and then the second from Kirkwall to Stronsay. Alternatively you can fly from Kirkwall to Stronsay, which only takes a few minutes. You can make your way the 5 miles from the airport to the cottage via bicycle (there’s a free scheme to borrow a bike in the village), on foot or by local taxi (booked in advance). Your adventure starts when you take the first ferry and you won’t regret it.
Stronsay is known as the Island of Bays due to it’s miles of empty sandy beaches. The three most spectacular bays are Rothiesholm Beach which Mingro sits beside, St Catherine’s Bay an excellent place to dig for ‘spoots’ (razor clams), and Mill Bay which is a favourite haunt for collecting sea glass and home of Stronsay Bird Reserve.
Beyond the bays and beaches there’s miles of outstanding coastline to explore, including arguably Orkney’s most impressive sea arch, the Vat of Kirbister. There’s a brilliant walk from Odiness Bay to the arch that takes in sea stacks, hermitage sites, caves, natural swimming pools and an iron age fort as well. Certainly a must-do when visiting the island, especially as along the way you will see a huge array of sea birds, including the cherished puffins at certain times of the year.
Beyond the inspirational natural surroundings there’s a wealth of history to explore. Stronsay has five Iron Age brochs, Bronze Age dykes and evidence of Neolithic tombs, at least 3000 years old. There’s also Norse history with evidence at Dane’s Pier, an old Viking harbour. More recent history can be seen in Whitehall village, the island’s capital, which was a centre of the herring fishing industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. The population now is under 400 people, but during the herring years there were over 5000 people employed curing fish and also collecting kelp. The heritage centre in Whitehall makes for a fascinating visit. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Guest reviews of this property

9.3 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by ReeVoo
Prices are per property not per person includes a £39.00 booking fee.
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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General

The was price indicates the price at June 2018. The discount applies to the accommodation price only. Depending on popularity and property availability, we can withdraw or extend any offer. Subject to availability. Booking Conditions apply.

Pets stay free

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£20 super low deposit

"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."

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