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Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House (self-catering)

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week in Buxa Chalets with friends, looking at the amazing archaeology of Orkney. It was so comfortable, warm (very important!) and the chalet provided all we needed for a fantastic stay. We sat and watched the wildlife from the lounge window: nesting birds close-by and hares darting about the lawn. Then there were the fishing boats plying up... More 

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

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the chalets, the views, the wildlife and the archaeology of Orkney. The chalets are ideal for groups as they are all identical. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you all back again! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to know where to start... We stayed in the Croft House and the location is sublime. It has one of the best views in Orkney, across to the hills of Hoy and further along to Stromness. You see the sunset from the kitchen and main bedroom, as well as the terrace outside. The accommodation is flexible, well-appointed... More 

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

Thank you so much for a fabulous review of the Croft House. We built the House next to the Chalets purposefully for larger families and are so happy that you found it ideally suited your growing family and visiting family and friends. The kids really seemed to enjoy themselves in the wide open space and hope they encourage you to... More 

Pitlochry
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most comfortable stay, stunning views and wonderful sites to visit - our second visit and we hope to return. Orkney is a most interesting island, full of amazing archaeological sites which go back to Neolithic times. Numerous new sites are currently being excavated in the Ness of Brodgar. Buxa Chalets is on a bird reserve - a perfect place to... More 

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

It is important to us that our visitors return and stay with us. 46% of our guests are previous visitors to Buxa and we are happy to include you in that number! You point out rightly the fact that there are numerous new sites to visit. More the reason to come back to Orkney! Thank you for your review and... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We spent a fantastic week at Buxa in April. We were very pleased with the well stocked, cosy house and the lovely Orcadian welcome. Having breakfast while watching the changing shades of Hoy was a great start to each day. The sunsets were amazing while the Hares ran around the fields. This was our third visit to Buxa and I... More 

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

Nothing delights us more than seeing people return year after year. Thank you for coming back again and for writing a review of your experience. We are happy that you enjoyed the chalet, the welcome and the views. We hope to see you all again very soon! More 

Waterloo, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a very nice cottage in the Main Orkneys. Weather wasn't the greatest but place was cozy and very well stocked with everything one needed including every appliance, wifi, and laundry facilities. Views were great and could see cattle roaming by. Owner Kathy was friendly and very accommodating.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay despite our very unpredictable weather even in August! The neighboring farmer grazes his cattle on our land which along with all the bird life is an interest to city dwellers getting away from the noise of people, traffic, etc. We hope to see you back again and thank you so much for thinking... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Lovely chalet, would definitely stay again. Great views and wildlife. We were even greeted by the Northern lights as we arrived, as well as a nice bottle of red provided by excellent hosts. Thank you ...

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

Thank you for your review and happy that you enjoyed your stay. The Northern lights are a special experience and one we don't see often- we are usually asleep when they occur!. You were here on business but hope you come back for pleasure! More 

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

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