Cleatfurrows is one house split into two separate apartments; Sea View and Palace End. Both are well kitted out but Palace End has some limitations.
Palace End: small galley kitchen, fridge in hall, and small living room with table in corner. bedrooms upstairs are fine and spacious and bathroom okay. Shower had mildew and should be re-grouted, simple but would make a difference. It is okay for 2 adults but another two adults or two kids would make the downstairs space very crowded; depends on what you are used to I guess. Overall a nice apartment but limited compared to Sea View and you can hear the people in Sea View bedroom (it is right below the double room).
Sea View; as name suggests it has a great sea view (from kitchen). This is the better apartment by far and is quote simply nicer and more spacious. Kitchen is large with a sea view and table and chairs for 6. Living room has space for 4 adults comfortably with two sofas. Main bedroom is ensuite (toilet and shower) and other bedroom has bunks. Toilet and shower room in hall. A very nice apartment with all mod cons, dishwasher, internet, etc.
Overall both apartments are nice but Sea View is simply nicer, better laid out and better equipped.
I gave a "very good" rating overall as Sea View is very good. Palace End is would give "average" due to size and lay out downstairs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shore, overlooking the sea on one side and the historic Earl's Palace on the other, Cleatfurrows Farmhouse has been transformed into a well appointed self catering house. It can be let as either one single 4 bedroom house or as two separate two bedroom properties. The house has two well equipped kitchens and two lounges and these public areas feature laminate flooring. Beds are all made up with 100% cotton linens and the feeling is one of lightness and brightness throughout. WiFi Internet is provided. You'll find this a tranquil place and a great base for a holiday in either summer or winter. Enjoy awe-inspiring walks, the magic of the past in Birsay's archeological sites, lake and sea fishing or wildlife spotting. You'll also find good food close by. Open all year. Rates from £300 per week per half house. Pets welcome in the Seafront lodgings for an extra £20 per pet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cleatfurrows Birsay, Orkney Islands