We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)

Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
Hotel website
Special Offer
Complimentary bottle of wine
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)
Write a Review

136 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    129
    7
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
68
36
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (136)
  • Mar-May only
    (20)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (67)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (29)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
England
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Buxa during October half term. Arriving in the dark, the cottages were a little tricky to find but when we awoke in the morning, we were absolutely blown away by the setting and the views overlooking the island of Hoy. Cottages are clean as a whistle, modern and well kept with everything you could need in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trinidad, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Buxa Chalets after a visit to London and felt it was the perfect antidote for the big city. The solitude, views and proximity to the local archeological sites make it an excellent base to explore the Orkneys.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aylesford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We chose to stay at Buxa due to the excellent reviews. As we were getting married we upgraded to the Croft House as a backup venue. Kathy met us at the accommodation and was very welcoming, and was available if needed, though with everything provided that was never going to be the case. Lovely property, beautiful surroundings, all mod cons... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I spent a fantastic week here at the end of October. Great views of the sea and across Scapa Flow to Hoy. There was plenty of bird life to see so bring a pair of binoculars. The chalet was well equipped and had a good wifi signal. The mobile phone signal was weak to non existent with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

Thank you for a super write up for Buxa. The views and wildlife are appreciated by so many of our visitors. EE is doing some work on their mast so the mobile phone signal is weak even in Kirkwall. Very frustrating since we havee EE also but there are assurances that it will be rectified shortly. Should not be a... More 

Dingwall, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our second stay at Buxa Farm Chalets and again it proved to be the ideal base for an Orkney Holiday. Well located if you plan on seeing the sights, or a quiet, warm retreat if you just want to step off the daily merry-go-round for a while. We received a warm welcome from Kathy to a spotless and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

Thank you for such a super review. 44% of our visitors are return visitors and it is important to us that we don't disappoint. So happy that you appreciated the ever variable weather this time of year, the warm chalet, the views and the wildlife. I personally make a special effort to stay in the background as it your holiday... More 

Fife
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful week in Orkney with amazing weather. Staying at Buxa (6 of us in the croft house, and another 5 in one of the chalets) made our holiday even better. Spotlessly clean, any minor problems were sorted very quickly, and the facilities were exceptional. We had plenty crockery and cutlery for such a large party, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of our chalets and croft house. They are indeed ideal for family gatherings and for entertaining even more guests! In designing the chalets we insured that the three were identical so one group does not get a "better" chalet than the other. The much larger croft house is ideal to host meals and an... More 

london
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

On arriving to a very warm welcome from the owner,Kathy ,we were delighted by the whole "package" of Buxa Farm.The chalet was amazing, spotlessly clean,very well equipped and had the most stunning views. Just bring yourselves, the car (or bikes),get a box of groceries and you're good-to-go for a wonderful break.The peace and tranquillity are perfect and the silence can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review of our whole "package" at Buxa Farm Chalets and Croft House. People work so hard to save up for a lovely break and we try to make it as "stress-free" as possible. It is nice to know our efforts are appreciated. The practical observations and suggestions you made are also noted and I... More 

Huntly
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I last visited some 4 years ago on a fishing trip, and this time for an 80th birthday trip. I was, once again, not disappointed. The chalets have continued to be maintained to a very, very high standard with everything provided that you could possibly need. As others have said, the views across to Hoy are dramatic framed with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

It gives us such joy to have such loyal and enthusiastic guests come back and stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to write yet another great review for us and sharing your thoughts with other people thinking of staying with us. Don't wait another four years to come back! More 

scotland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This croft house is excellently presented throughout and is in a great position on the west of the Island near to all the main tourist attractions. Met by the owner Kathy who was very friendly and helpful with daily updates. Croft has everything you require and is modern,clean and well equipped. We had 4 great nights and even managed a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of Buxa Croft house. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself in Orkney and hope you come back for a longer visit, there is so much to see and do! More 

Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I wanted to update this review as I had the Opportunity to travel back to work me in November of last year 2013. I was in Scotland on the mainland doing some work and decided to take a little retreat over to Orkney as I just love the place so much. I was lucky and Kathy had one of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering), responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us again! Not many have the opportunity to experience the croft house as well as a chalet so your observations are appreciated. Although the chalets are smaller they are indeed just as wonderful as the larger croft house; well equipped and with incredible views. We hope to see you back in Orkney again soon whether... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)

Address: Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering) reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (Self-Catering) Orkney Islands/Orphir

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (39)
Viewed
View from room (17)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay