(1st Oct-31st March)

Dear Andrew and Philippa
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying in the Byre in August 2015. We thought it was a very special place and particularly enjoyed sitting in the conservatory, passing the time with the lone sheep in the field next door.
Apologies for not writing before but we soon got engulfed in our city lives!
We thought Orkney was fantastic and there wasn't enough time to see everything so we hope to return at some point and The Byre will be first on our list.
With many thanks
Rebecca and Chris

Andrew & Philippa
As the first guest of 2015, and after reading your previous testimonials, I thought I would kick off this years praises.
To whom it may concern:
I stayed at The Byre for 5 days in March 2015. What a find!
I found it to be a very cosy and very well equipped (it even has electric blankets in the bed).
When I lit the stove the whole place was lovely and warm within about 45 minutes (the coal is free)
Even though I was there on my own I had the amazing scenery and wild life to keep me company.
From the conservatory I watched the Hen Harriers and Owls hunting. The Owl would regularly perch on a fence post right next to the conservatory, a matter of inches away from me-Amazing!
Oyster Catchers, Curlews and Geese everywhere.
The walks are fantastic and the beach is literally just down the lane. It took me 15 minutes to walk it. I didn't rush.
I am planning to come back again this summer. It will be interesting to see how the place changes over the seasons.
I highly recommend The Byre for your Orkney experience.
Dave Peterson
A Yorkshireman living in Aberdeen
March 2015

Andrew & Philippa,
After our second visit to The Byre this summer (2014) I felt that I had to write to you and thank you for another fantastic stay. Last year was so good we just had to come back. Orkney has something magical about it.
We would thoroughly recommend The Byre to anyone visiting Orkney. Please feel free to use this endorsement.
Peter & Catherine

We had a great week here in June 2014, weather was great, beaches fantastic and Leonard the Lurcher loved it!
Amanda & James Owens

Dear Andrew & Philippa
Many thanks for a great week at The Byre. WHAT A SPOT!
Lovely building, wonderful surroundings, super sandy beach just down the road, 10 mins drive from the ferry port, the dog loved it as much as we did.
Iain & Jayne Armstrong
August 2013

Just a wee note to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time in The Byre, it was warm, cosy and in a beautiful location and having the beach so close was wonderful for us and the dog!
Helen Balfour
North Yorkshire
May 2013

 Andrew & Philippa
Thought I would drop you a line and let you know that we had a fantastic time staying at the Byre this summer as the first ever guests.
You have done a great job with the conversion. We liked the mix of old/traditional and modern.
The cow pics are fab!
The great sea views and the beach just down the road were great bonuses.
We just loved sitting out in the conservatory with a glass of wine watching the sun set-awsome!
We'll be back!
Michael & Judy Crawford

(10 days, July 2012)

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