The Georgian Hoose self-catering holiday let in Kirkwall

Licensed under Scotland Short Term Let Civic Government Scotland Act (1982), licence number OR00011F

Wind down and relax, away from the stresses of the modern world, in beautiful historic surroundings in the Orkney Islands.

The Georgian Hoose, 83 Victoria Street, is a charming period home, with a sheltered walled garden, situated in the historic town centre of Kirkwall. Dating to the early 1800s, it retains its original features and is presented as a period dwelling. It is not just accommodation, it is an experience in itself. This is where you can relax and feel like you have stepped back in time. We love it very much, and we hope you will, too.

Since taking over this property in 2018, we have worked to bring it back to its Georgian origin, slating the roof, liming walls, opening up blocked chimneys and reinstating fireplaces, exposing original wooden floors, reinstating dado rails, and so on. It might look quite different to other holiday lets, and therein lies its charm. Here, you can really get away from the stress of the modern world while holidaying in the beautiful Orkney Islands.

Book your stay

Open from 4th May 2024.

Saturday changeover

£700 per week for a maximum of 4 guests.

You can access the house from 4 pm. You can drop off luggage earlier.

We ask that guests leave by 10 am on their day of departure, to give us time to clean before new guests arrive.

Strictly no pets and no smoking indoors.

Please note, the house is not safe for young children due to steep stairs and uneven floors.

The Georgian House, 83 Victoria Street, Kirkwall.


Sleeps: 4

  • 1 first-floor double bedroom
  • 2 x second floor single bedrooms
  • first floor drawing room
  • ground floor lounge (dining room)
  • on request, the ground floor lounge can be set up with a bed to accommodate guests with mobility constraints.
  • kitchen with electric cooker, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster (no dishwasher)
  • bathroom with bath and electric shower


  • Wi-Fi included
  • Washing machine
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Electric cooker & oven
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Iron & ironing board
  • bath and electric shower
  • Costumes & wigs for your enjoyment, of course

Please note:

  • No dishwasher
  • No TV
Georgian Hoose drawing room fire lit
Georgian Hoose drawing room fire lit
A candle lit dinner accompanied by the crackling of a wood-burning stove. Pass the claret!
How many tunes have been played on this piano over the centuries? In The Georgian Hoose first floor drawing room you can relax of an evening, with music and a good book.
The Georgian Hoose of course comes equipped with a well-stocked wardrobe of costumes!
The Georgian Hoose, Kirkwall, seen from the back.
The Georgian Hoose, Kirkwall, seen from the back.
A warm bath or refreshing shower are modern comforts we wouldn't let you go without.
The kitchen has modern facilities.

The Georgian Hoose Garden

The Georgian Hoose Garden lies a few paces further down a secluded leafy lane. From the house and courtyard, continue to your left down the lane between hedges, until you see the Georgian Hoose Garden through the rose arch on the right.

Here, you are sheltered from the wind. The garden is a sun-trap, and a sanctuary for flowers and plants that would otherwise be blasted by the Atlantic breeze.

The Georgian Hoose Garden is for the private use of guests staying in The Georgian Hoose.

Enjoying the sunshine in The Georgian Hoose Garden, Kirkwall
Enjoying the sunshine in The Georgian Hoose Garden, Kirkwall
A beautiful, old-fashioned rose growing in The Georgian Hoose Garden.
A beautiful, old-fashioned rose growing in The Georgian Hoose Garden.