Sleeps: 4 - 1 twin room, 1 double room.
Pets welcome (but garden is not gated).
Price: £250 per week, year-round.
For further details please contact:
Ingirid Eunson, or Ann Prior
01806 522 429 (Ingirid)
07880 696 246 (Ann)
Reload this mapHa Cottage in Orphir is a former croft house situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the RSPB reserve at Waulkmill Bay and commanding lovely views over Scapa Flow, the South Isles and the hills of Hoy. There is an abundance of local flowers and wildlife outside the sheltered garden. The beach, only 100 metres away, has breeding seals, rock pools and is popular for beach combing and snorkelling. Light the wood burner in the evening and relax with a glass of Highland Park or Scapa and a good read from the well-stocked bookcase.
- The Noust pub and post office is 2 miles west where you can enjoy good Orkney food after a hard day's exploring, fishing or relaxing in the garden or sunporch.
- Orphir's Round Church and the Viking Centre make a good introduction to our long history.
- Orphir is the birthplace of one of Orkney's greatest sons, Dr John Rae who discovered the North West Passage.
Ingirid's family can trace their story back over 800 years in Orkney. Her grandfather, J Storer Clouston, was a popular historian and author. His wartime thriller, "The Spy in Black", was made into a film by Powell and Pressburger. Both the book and the DVD are in the Cottage for your amusement. Ingirid has inherited from her father and grandfather a love of archaeology and agriculture. Ann, a cook and writer, has visited and worked in Orkney over many years, being drawn back by the birds, the people, the artistic opportunities and the local produce. She is a former RSPB warden on the island of Papa Westray.