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.
Verracott - island bolt hole
Hosted by Helga
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4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £20
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £62 / night
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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
Self check-in with doorman


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Katherine User Profile
September 2017
Verracott is truly a special place. If you're looking for a cosy getaway, really away from it all, this is it! Communication with Helga was always swift and easy, she was super helpful all the way through. We've loved every second on this wild island, and certainly looking forwar…
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Response from Helga:
Thank you so much for your kind review :-) We would love to host you again!
September 2017

George User Profile
September 2017
A really beautiful, cosy house in a wonderfully peaceful location. Highly recommended for a relaxing and/or active getaway.

Gary User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful house on a beautiful, friendly and peaceful island. The house had a calm feel to it with everything you need. Hired bikes at the lighthouse to see more of the island during our short stay. Cafe at lighthouse does great food and check out wool art in shop. Bird obser…

Rosie User ProfileRosie is a superhost.
August 2017
Helga's place is very special and we loved our week here. The croft itself is perfect for comfortable island life. The fuel burner was on when we arrived and kept the croft the perfect temperature. I loved most the lack of TV :) The bathroom and kitchen were well equipped and …
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Response from Helga:
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review Rosie :-) So delighted you enjoyed Verracott and your week in North Ronldsay :-) Lovely to meet you on the pier and do hope you return :-)
August 2017

Daniel User Profile
July 2017
What an amazing place in a brilliant location. Helga was a brilliant host and could not do enough to make out stay enjoyable.
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Response from Helga:
Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay - it was really lovely to meet you both. Hopefully see you back in North Ronaldsay again some time!
July 2017

Roslyn User Profile
June 2017
First of all, North Ronaldsay itself is spectacular and I would highly recommend taking the trouble to get there. Secondly, everything about Veracott is wonderful. It's secluded, has wonderful views and a peaceful and natural soundtrack. I would just be repeating other reviewers …
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Response from Helga:
Thank you Roslyn :-) It was such a pleasure hosting you - do come back!
June 2017

Ida User Profile
May 2017
What I love about this place is its decor and location. Helga has done a wonderful job to make it lovely and cosy. I feel very comfortable there. We helped some little goose chicks to get over a fence, momma goose was waiting on the other side for a long time and saw a calf getti…

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Orkney, United KingdomJoined in November 2013
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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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