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Verracott is said to be the oldest croft on the island and has a traditional flag roof and kiln.Verracott is a comfortable, stylish and contemporary  home from home that has retained it's original character and feel.
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Verracott - island bolt hole

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Verracott - island bolt hole

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4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Helga is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience93% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Stone-built croft house sensitively renovated, retaining original character and feel. Verracott has traditional features such as a flagstone roof, box bed and kiln; as well as a modern, spacious kitchen and bathroom. Fantastic location with stunning sea views from every window. Wood burning stoves and resident hens. Original Orkney art work throughout the house. Ideal place to relax and unwind after a day exploring this fascinating and beautiful island.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Availability

39 Reviews

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Simon User Profile
Simon
August 2018
Spent a few days in Helga's place as a solo traveller, and can't recommend it highly enough. If you're looking for peace and quiet, in a very comfortable house, then this is the place to stay. The house was ready and clean when I arrived, and is well appointed with everything you…
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Response from Helga:
It was a real pleasure to host you Simon and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You’re most welcome back anytime!
August 2018
Caroline User Profile
Caroline
July 2018
We really enjoyed our time on North Ronaldsay, such a peaceful beautiful place. Verracott was a lovely home from home and really feels like it's been renovated with love. Our two children slept so well which is a massive plus for us and we loved wandering the island in sparkling …
Helga User Profile
Response from Helga:
Delighted you enjoyed your time at Verracott and wandering the island. Hope to see you back again! Happy onward travels to you all.
July 2018
Andrew User Profile
Andrew
July 2018
Everyone can take photos to make their dream cottage look nice, so you can't help being just a bit nervous. Verracott is a dream: on its own, commanding lovely views of the strange wild island of North Ronaldsay. You can engage with the friendly community if you wan to - locals …
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Response from Helga:
Thank you for your review Andy, delighted you enjoyed your stay at Verracott.
July 2018
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Sarah & Dominic
July 2018
You can not explain what charm this house sprayed. We were there for 1 week and felt very comfortable. Verracott is well renovated, decorated and ideal for a family with 2 children. We were very lucky with the weather and explored North Ronaldsay completely. A wonderful island to…
Helga User Profile
Response from Helga:
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay, we’d be delighted to welcome you back any time.
July 2018
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Janice
June 2018
This place exceeded our expectations. Helga was a very responsive host and the Croft house was amazing. The highest compliment I can provide is that we didn't want to leave.
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Response from Helga:
Thanks Janice, glad you enjoyed your stay :-)
June 2018
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Ivan
April 2018
That was an incredible experience. The communication with Helga were amazingly smooth and easy. Verraccot is a dream, the attention for details is what make this place stunning. Helga were helpful in everything and gave to me also tips for house and to an even happening in the …
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Response from Helga:
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and lovely review, you were a real pleasure to host.
April 2018
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Riccardo
April 2018
If you‘re looking for a place off the grid on a „remote“ island this is the place to be. Helga‘s Verracott is a lovely stone house on the western shore of North Ronaldsay. We enjoyed the views from the kitchen, the warmth of the ovens and the island as a superb experience: quietn…

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Orkney, United KingdomJoined in November 2013
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Helga is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Favourite travel destinations: Iceland, Japan, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Seoul, Portland. I love island hopping, running, cooking, travelling, watching films and photography.
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