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Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed At Buxa from 3 rd Feb till 6 th Feb 2015 . Kathy made us very welcome even a bottle of Red on the table .Handy hint about where to go and daily emails about activities happening on Orkney .I hope one day we will be back ..

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

So impressed you chose to stay with us after investigating a number of properties in Orkney. I am happy to hear that you were not disappointed and want to come back. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Three days is just enough time to get a "taste" of Orkney. We hope that you will come back,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderfull place run by wonderfull people . Everyone from the island that I Spoke to had nothing but very nice things to say about the bichans.i stayed in the farm house for a week and loved every minute . The breathtaking views , the wild life and how ready the house is to cope with eight people (was 12 most... More 

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

Thank you for such a kind review - I am feeling the love! :) The Croft House and neighboring chalet (s) are ideal for larger groups. Most folk use the much larger croft house as a "gathering place for eating and drinking" and then go back to their own accommodation for sleeping - the best of both worlds! Also delighted... More 

Golspie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed here with a couple of friends and there kids , plenty of room in the house for four kids and four adults , Kathy and Keith were the perfect hosts close when needed far away when not , it really is a great base to discover the island or relax looking at the stunning views

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

New Years is a special time in Orkney and glad you were able to experience it at Buxa. Sharing it with friends makes it that much more special and the set-up at Buxa with the large croft house to hang out in and the separate chalets is an ideal combination. Thank you for appreciating that we like to be helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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 

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

There is not alot of street lighting in Orkney which is great if you are a skywatcher but not so great if you are trying to find your way in the dark. I send directions to everyone and a GPS is a help but some people still have difficulty. Sorry about that. It sounds like you decided it was well... More 

Trinidad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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.

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

Buxa Farm Chalets are the perfect place to stay to get away from it all! All the ammenities are there without the hassle. Thank you for your review and remember us when you are looking for a serene destination again. More 

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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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 

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

So many of our visitors decide to stay with us due to the excellent reviews we have received. Happy to hear you are one of them! A wedding is a very important lifetime event and we are very flattered you decided to celebrate that at Buxa Farm Croft House. Thank you for your review and we hope you come back... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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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 

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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
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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 

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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
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4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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