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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chalet was well positioned on the shore of Scarpa Flow. It had almost everything that you would have in your own home so it felt like home from the start of our stay, only a much better view. Highly recommended.

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you found your chalet to be a home away from home. The views are amazing at Buxa and people keep coming back year after year to enjoy them. Thank you very much for your review and we hope that you come back also! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Orkney is a goldmine for ornithologists and those interested in Neolithic sites : the concentration of such being unrivalled in Northern Europe. The highlight was having a conducted tour of the Ness of Brodgar dig. An additional highlight for one of us was, at long last after 57 years, visiting Cubbie Roo's Castle on the island of Wyre, the earliest... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday in Orkney. Thank you for your review and look forward to having you back to see even more what Orkney has on offer! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Just back from staying in Buxa Chalets. Our chalet was comfortable and furnished to a high standard. It was clean, bright and welcoming. However, the real star was the view from the sitting room window. Looking over Scapa Flow to Hoy, there was always the chance of seeing a sea eagle. Unfortunately, we didn't but we saw plenty of other... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Other guest have been calling Buxa: "Springwatch in your backyard". You sound like you really enjoyed you stay there as well as Orkney in general. Thank you for your review and recommendation and hope to see you for a return visit! More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The location of Buxa Farm Croft house is wonderful, almost on the shore of Scapa Flow with amazing views across to Hoy and further. The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped. The bedrooms are good sizes and would comfortably take 4 adults and 4 kids in a bunk room. It's not far either to Kirkwall or Stromness and is... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay in the croft. We have satellite hi speed wifi at the accommodations and I am afraid technology has speeded by us in trying to keep up with people's expectations of what they can do with free wifi. We are alloted 40GB of data for live streaming a month during... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

the croft house is in a stunning location looking across to the hoy hills and is convenient for exploring Orkney and the islands (hoy and rousay are a must!). The accommodation is extremely well appointed and Kathy has thought of everything to ensure a relaxing stay. The log burner ensures cosy evenings after long days exploring this magical place...what are... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

I know you had some concerns about two of you staying in a croft house that sleeps up to eight but I think it was a good choice for you as you had plenty of room to spread out and you especially enjoyed the log burner. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

My family stayed here late March 2016. The accommodation was superb and lived up to my expectations having read reviews on Tripadvisor before going. As a brief description there are three two bed chalets all connected together and we stayed in the middle one. There is also another larger chalet nearby which can sleep a lot more people (6+ perhaps?)... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review of the chalets that I am sure other travellers will find very helpful. It is wonderful to get a visitor's perpective of the properties and I found your take on the middle chalet very helpful. I am constantly reassuring people that the middle chalet is just as nice if not better than... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This was our fifth stay and brilliant as always - ever-changing views across Scapa Flow to Hoy to the sound of curlews, lapwings and skylarks! The chalets are warm, comfortable and well-appointed, and ideally located for all the amenities and attractions Orkney has to offer.

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Stirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd trip to Buxa Farm Chalets over the Easter long weekend as a family of 4. 2 adults, 2 children ages 7 and 3. We stayed in the chalet to the far left which has wonderful panoramic wrap around views right across to Graemsay and Hoy and right over to Stromness. We can not fault the stay... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

It means so much to us that children have a wonderful time in Orkney. We are the first accommodation provider in Orkney to achieve the VisitScotland Children Welcome Award. We are dedicated to providing a safe but enjoyable environment for children to explore and play. Our hope is that they enjoy it so much they ask to come back year... More 

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Croft farm for 3 nights and really cannot recommend it enough. There were 6 adults in our party. Location - The Croft is positioned right next to the waters front and the views of Hoy and Scapa Flow are amazing. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very clear but apparently a great position to see the northern lights. There... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a very detailed and thorough review. The croft house is perfect for extended families and we are so happy that you enjoyed the location, the accommodation and the facilities. We would love to have you back for a longer stay! More 

Dungannon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Excellent lodges and great service from Kathy and Keith Bichan. We were a last minute booking and they went out of there way to accommodate us. We can highly recommend Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House.

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Glad we were able to accommodate you at the last minute and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House

Address: Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: $77 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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