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“the jewel in the crown”
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The brough of Birsay,just a short stroll away
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The brough of Birsay,just a short stroll away
double room overlooking the brough ,go to sleep watching the lighthouse flash spacious kitchen diner
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The brough of Birsay,just a short stroll away
double room overlooking the brough ,go to sleep watching the lighthouse flash
spacious kitchen diner
our light and airy sitting room ,great sea views
modern bathroom and power shower
twin bedroom
the scenic wild cliff walk at yesnaby just a few miles drive away
beautiful clear skies, giving you sunsets like this
stack at yesnaby
meet the neighbours
clear water
clean beaches
ring of brodgar
seals sunning themselves
windy day scapa flow
sunrise over stenness loch
northern lights
heel o hoy
view from house
coastal walk along from brough
earls palace,ten minute walk away
External shot of the cottage
Patio Area with stunning open views
cottage from back garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Birsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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vickiron2...
Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the jewel in the crown”
Reviewed October 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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we chose this lovely cottage as the farthest point of peace and beauty in an extended Orkney stay, walkin gin the steps of great grandfathers.

aside from difficuties in making final payent (trip advisor website issue ;( this home exceeded our expectations from pics and reviews. the hosts focus on zero imprint (hence the fascinating wind generator), clean without chemicals (cottage immaculate), kitchen fully functional, bathroom new with nice hot water), and THE GARDEN :)

to harvest and prepare meals with luscious food just pullled from the ground was grand delight. location remote, super quiet, with gorgeous friendly curious neighbor cows. an extra sweater helps with the chill indoors, an extra heater available as well but we didn't use. ocean view is truly zen. the owner kindly kept in contact about possible aurora sighting (not in our stay due to cloudcover, just might need to return!) the craft trail was very close, well marked--lovely offerings from talented local artisans. A++, with many thanks.

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Liked best: the garden! the cows!
Liked least: trip advisor website needs fine tuning
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not possible to play DVDs
Traveling group: Friends
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: Newly refurbished feel
Liked least: The weather!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Moraylass
Forres, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views”
Reviewed April 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Beautiful cottage tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. Excellent amenities, thoughtful welcome basket with local produce . Lovely to sit in the lounge and just admire the scenery, also very warm and effective heating for when it is cooler. Nice sized garden with own windmill!!

Throughly enjoyed our stay

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Liked best: The high standard of fittings in the cottage, the location and the stunning views from the cottage
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed April 22, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: peace, quiet and comfort
Liked least: nothing!
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Your age range 35-49
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B0rderers
The BORDERers
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142 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“An ocean view”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

An amazing place to stay in North Orkney with a view out of the lounge window north and west across the ocean view, big garden for fantastic picnics and a good run for children and dog, the heating is straight from the garden wind turbine we sat and watched the approaching storms from the comfort of the lounge, very well equipped with sky, a perfect base for all sites on Orkney mainland and visits to the neighbouring islands, the beach is a long walk or more practically a very short drive with birsay one of the best on Orkney, there is a local shop in Birsay and a local baker at Harray stores who bakes fantastic cakes and bread every day, you can get cheap fresh fish from both Kirkwall and Stromness suppliers.....not much more you need...........a hamper of local goodies when you get there, a vegetable patch to help yourself, a lighthouse out of your dining room window.....you get those as well.....

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