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Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)

Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In short: location, facilities, booking process could not have been better. If you are looking for self catering accommodation on Orkney with all mod cons, a fantastic sea view, wildlife you can see from your window, this is the place. There were some spectacular sunsets over Scapa Flow during our stay and we were undoubtedly fortunate with the weather... 7... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome experience staying in the Croft House. The property is extremely well appointed and comfortable. Wonderful views, clean, beautifully decorated, everything new and working properly.Of particular note was the inclusion of household staples, so helpful when renting a place. We stayed while St Magnus festival was on and experiencing Shostakovitch being performed in a cathedral ( pardox?) was... More

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

It sounds like you had a lovely time in the Croft House and in Orkney. Thank you for all your observations. Making it to Orkney is a bit of an effort but well worth it as there is loads to do for such a small place. Appreciate your recommendations and hope to see you back again some day! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation excellent everything you could possibly require to self cater. Views across to Hoy amazing. Wildlife to be seen just outside includes hares, owls, curlews and (rather noisy) oyster catchers!

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

I told those oyster catchers to tone it down but obviously they didn't listen! Seriously, very happy you appreciated the abundance of wildlife just outside the door. It is something we advertise but definitely something you need to see (and hear!) to believe. Thank you for your review and please come back and visit us again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third stay in Orkney and the Croft House was definitely the best accommodation we have stayed in. Great location, everything we needed was provided for. Especially liked the kitchen/diner in fact spent most evenings playing family games in there and watching the wonderful sunsets. A special mention for the ensuite shower room, a fantastic shower! There is... More

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

Absolutely delighted that you chose your third visit to Orkney to stay with us! It sounds like you enjoyed everything Orkney and Buxa Croft House had to offer. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on our 9 hole putting course. We are scheduled to do some more work on it in the coming months so it will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came to the Orkneys with a group of photographers for a location shoot. Buxa Farm is near to many of the ancient sites, such as the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness. Even though I had looked at online photos, I was amazed by the beauty of the area, especially the view from... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. Buxa is well equipped for large groups with the large croft house providing a perfect "meeting place" and the smaller chalets providing everyone with their own "private quarters". While not everyone bakes while they are on holiday I was more than happy to provide the loan of my own personal equipent. Very happy that... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My family and I stayed at the Buxa Farm Croft House at the end of May. It's in a great location, near the waterfront and almost halfway between Stromness and Kirkwall. The house is very comfortable and warm with the underfloor heating. Everything you need is in the house! The kitchen/diner is fantastic, with great views across to Stromness and... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thorough review, really appreciate it. We are very happy you enjoyed the location, the views and the comfort of the croft house. I always tell arriving guests that the best wifi receiption in the croft house is in the front lounge as the signal from the neighboring chalet... More

Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have just returned from staying at Buxa farm chalets. The accommodation was fantastic, extremely comfortable and well equipped and a great location for travelling around the mainland - however the best thing by far is the view across the bay to Hoy and Graemsay - I would never tire of watching those sunsets over the water! The play park... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our accommodation, location and views. We are very pleased your daughter enjoyed the playpark - happy children make for happy parents! Hope to see you all back soon! More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The chalet was warm and well equipped. The stunning modern bay window looks down the sound of Hoy with changing weather, passing boats and abundant wildlife providing endless entertainment. Lots of space for the kids who loved the swings. Very well located for visiting the Orkney mainland. We had a wonderful week and would strongly recommend Buxa chalets.

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

Thank you for your very kind feedback on your stay at Buxa Farm Chalets. We are pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation, the views and especially that the kids had a good time too! Looking forward to having you all back soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just spent a week at Buxa Farm Chalets..A week of wonderful accommodation...spectacular views.. and awe-inspiring Neolithic sites....My first visit to Orkney I was not disappointed and will certainly return....We would highly recommend Buxa Farm Chalets to everyone...Kathy and husband Keith come over as kind and attentive you just know they would help with finding answers to any questions or sorting... More

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

What a lovely review of Buxa Farm Chalets and Orkney. So happy to hear you enjoyed all that Orkney had to offer - even in February! We look forward to your return! More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My best friend Keith and his lovely Wife Kathy own these properties and you couldn't have a more perfect couple to run this type of dwelling! I have seen these properties being built from scratch and this Year in February will have the pleasure of taking my family up to Orkney to stay in them 4 nights! For anyone coming... More

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

Thank you for your review. It is great to get a locals perspective of a property when coming "home". We hope to live up to all your observations and expectations and more. Looking forward to seeing you and your lovely familly in February. Orkney is truly beautiful any time of the year! More

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Address: Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
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NEW- 1st Accommodation Provider in Orkney to achieve "Children Welcome Award!" Three Norwegian style semi-detached chalets situated on the A964 between Houton and Stromness in Orphir. Waterfront property on 20 acres of unspoiled land with stunning panoramic views. The chalets are developed to a VisitScotland four star standard, are open all year round, and offer accommodation for four people in each unit. Includes ample parking, living area with views to Scapa Flow, open kitchen, 2 bedrooms (can be double or twin) and bath with overhead shower. A colour television, refrigerator/freezer and washer/dryer come as standard. All electric, linens, towels etc. are included. Visit Scotland 4 star grading. NEW Sympathetically renovated derelict croft house with natural wood extension. Underfloor heating beneath original slate floors ensures that the house is always cosy. Energy efficient solar panel guarantees hot water on demand. Accommodation spread over one floor includes an entrance vestibule with built in seated bench and ample coat hooks for outdoor gear. A stunning lounge and dining room with multi-fuel stove and large screen television with Freeview and Blu-ray player. There is an adjoining double bedroom with multi-fuel stove and en-suite shower room. The spacious eat-in kitchen has built in window seats to enjoy the glorious view of the sea and hills of the neighboring island of Hoy. The kitchen incorporates a variety of quality integrated appliances and an additional television with built in DVD player. Large patio doors from the kitchen lead out to a paved patio area with large picnic table for "al fresco dining" while enjoying the glorious sunsets over Scapa Flow and Stromness. There are two more bedrooms both benefiting from built-in wardrobes. The "kids" room has two bunk beds sleeping four with an additional cot available. The master has a double bed that looks out to Scapa Flow through large patio doors leading to the paved patio. The modern family bath is fully fitted including shower over bath. Sleeps 2-8 people comfortably. Linens and towels included. Free Hi-speed satellite WIFI in all chalets and croft house. Childrens play area with swings, slide, climbing wall, tower and boat. ... more   less 
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