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Very good
8 reviews
Horse head carving in the walls of furso
Door to the old grain store above the bathroom
Traditional girnal in the sitting room
Open fire in the sitting room, still with crane that was used for pots.
Box bed in the sitting room
Bedroom one, with box bed.
Bedroom two, with cast iron double bed.
Sitting room
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Furso is a traditional langhouse which has been used as a family home since at least the 17th century. It was still used as a family home until the 1960s and as a summer retreat until the late 1980s – despite not having electricity or mains water until the early nineties. It has been used as holiday accommodation since around 2001 when it was sympathetically renovated by the Flett family. The original character and many original features were kept intact, but modern comforts are also included - meaning your stay here will be a truly unique experience.It is located in the heart of Orkney's only landlocked parish, Harray, within close proximity to Harray Loch. While staying at the property you are only around a 20 minute drive away from both Kirkwall and Stromness, the main towns on the island. Furso has two bedrooms. One has a cast iro... Read more
Listing #HL5337277
About the Owner
Valerie F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Fantastic quiet rural location but also central for all tourist destinations on West Mainland Orkney. The cottage has loads of period charm with original features such as box beds and fireplace ( which sadly we did not need to use as the weather was really...More

Thank Philip Martin B
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

My wife, 2 children and I recently returned from a truly unique and wonderful stay at Furso cottage in Orkney. The cottage itself I would describe as cosy, full of character, unique and a glimpse into the past. Whilst the cottage maintains the original croft...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

We arrived in the dark the directions to the place were very vague and it took several calls to the owner to establish where it was exactly and they were just as vague.The cottage was very unwelcoming no lights had been left on for us...More

2  Thank joanne b
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    3 Fulls
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Jul 1, 2018 -
Aug 24, 2018
7 nights
Aug 25, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
7 nights
Sep 1, 2018 -
Sep 30, 2018
7 nights
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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