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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

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Helga is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

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

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules

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

Availability

47 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
Kate
October 2018
What a wonderful place to stay. It is rustic, and we arrived on a cold day so had to light the two wood-burning stoves for warmth but that was part of the adventure!! Once they got going it was toasty. We had to take food over from Orkney with us but there were basics like oil, s…
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Response from Helga:
Hi Kate, thank you for being such lovely guests and for your kind review. My sincere apologies things weren’t totally perfect for your stay. Not sure what happened with the towels - always have big bath sheets! Sorry. I usually do all the prep myself and had to rely on various other folk to get it ready for you. If you fancy coming back at any point I’d like to offer you a free night. Thanks for the other info. too. Lighting in the kitchen is useful to know about and heater in bathroom is a great suggestion too. Kind regards, Helga
October 2018
Katie User Profile
Katie
September 2018
Veracott is a very special place. you can feel the history and love there. North Ronaldsay is also very unique - seals and quiet island life, walks along beautiful beaches. things to know before you go- it's a cool place to experience a genuine rural lifestyle with things like …
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Response from Helga:
Aww, thanks for your kind wishes! So sorry your sleep was disturbed by the fire alarm - thanks for telling me about it, will get that looked at ASAP. Not fine. Thanks for your thoughtful and lovely review. Sinclair really enjoyed meeting you too! He passes on his best regards. Thank you, Helga
September 2018
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Kathy
September 2018
Veracott is the perfect place to stay on North Ronaldsay. It is cosy, comfortable and full of character. It is well equipped with Helga paying attention to detail by providing things like an electric blanket in the bedroom and sea kelp bubble bath in the bathroom. It was also an …
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Response from Helga:
Hi Kathy, many thanks for your kind and thoughtful review and really useful feedback too, always welcome. Delighted you had a comfy stay. You’re most welcome back any time, it’s been a pleasure to host you.
September 2018
Lynda User Profile
Lynda
September 2018
Lovely snug place with nice touches and decorations!
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Response from Helga:
Thanks for choosing to stay at Verracott. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
September 2018
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David
September 2018
This is a special croft with a lovely atmosphere situated in an ideal part of the island. Helga was most helpful with all our queries.
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Bruce
August 2018
An absolutely perfect home to relax and watch the birds and clouds. Great base from which to explore North Ronaldsay. Amazing location and snug space.
Helga User Profile
Response from Helga:
Thanks for your lovely review and useful feedback.
August 2018
Pamela User Profile
Pamela
August 2018
cozy against stormy weather with a welcoming kitchen and the parlor is just modern while respecting the age of the building! the sheep are so close to see what they are up to! on the island you are close to everything, and it is so far from the ordinary stuff!
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Response from Helga:
Thank you Pamela for your kind review, delighted you had a lovely time at Verracott and on North Ronaldsay.
August 2018

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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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