Idyllic holiday home

BIRSAY, ORKNEY

Affordable self catering house for any occasion

3 nights from £250

1 week from £450

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Experience the wilds of Orkney

WITH ALL YOUR HOME COMFORTS

Midhouse is an idyllic farm house situated in a peaceful rural location overlooking Boardhouse Loch. The house is located on a small sheep farm of 80 acres which surrounds the property and runs down to the lochs edge.

The croft at sunset
The croft at sunset
View from the living room
View from the living room
Hallway
Hallway
Kitchen
Kitchen
View from the living room
View from the living room
Looking back on the croft
Looking back on the croft
Sunset over the croft
Sunset over the croft
Broch of Birsay
Broch of Birsay

About the house

The house has three bedrooms, each with super king sizes beds (the zip and link beds provide options for 6 single beds), a fully equipped kitchen/ dining room , bathroom with shower and bath, lounge with an open fire along with a ground floor and first floor sun lounge which overlooks the Loch of Boardhouse. The cottage is equipped with TV’s in both lounges and Broadband Wi-Fi. This comfortable spacious house lets you relax and enjoy this lovely part of Orkney providing opportunities to watch the breathtaking sunsets over the Brough of Birsay and at the right time of year even a chance to see the Northern Lights (Merry Dancers).

 

When the wind blows the cottages electricity comes from two small wind generators on the farm and on the calm days back up is provided by oil central heating. There is ample parking and outbuildings to store any outdoor equipment such as boots, waterproofs, fishing gear, bikes etc. Garden grounds surround the house providing outdoor space to enjoy the open views over the loch whilst sampling Orkney's  local Beers, wines, gins or whiskys.

 

The local shop at the Palace is just over a mile away with Dounby village only five. There are a number of cafés, hotels with bars and restaurants within a short drive.

  • Located on Loch of Boardhouse - Access from the bottom of the field to free fishing (boat to hire near by)
  • Secure storage for fishing equipment and bikes
  • Located in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney
  • 3 spacious bedrooms
  • Large kitchen and dining room
  • Loch and sea views
  • A detached home. Located on a small private croft. The home is strictly no smoking
  • Pet friendly (there is a charge of £15 per pet for cleaning fees)
  • Large garden area
  • Powered by renewable energy
  • Internet / wifi throughout the house
  • Open fire in the living room
  • Washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge freezer and microwave

All the beauty of Orkney

IS RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP

Midhouse is located in the parish of Birsay, the ancient capital of Orkney. This area offers lovely coastal walks along sandy beaches, or along the cliffs of Marwick Head to Kitcheners Memorial to watch the bird life and even spot a Tammie Norie (more commonly known as a puffin). Also, nearby are the Loons, Marwick Head and Birsay Moors RSPB bird reserve which are home to red-throated divers, hen harriers and many more. Birsay’s three freshwater lochs of Boardhouse, Hundland and Swanney provide good access to free trout fishing. There are also plenty of visitor attractions nearby, including the local museums, craft workshops, a Brewery, WWII military airfields, the Brough of Birsay, the Earl's Palace and the Barony Mill (working water mill). Visit www.birsay.org.uk to see the many places of interest to explore in Birsay. You are only a short drive away from some of Orkney's many archaeological sites, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe, the World Heritage Site. Orkneys two towns of Kirkwall and Stromness are also well worth a visit.

Old Man of Hoy - Island Trip
Old Man of Hoy - Island Trip
Broch of Gurness - 7.5 miles
Broch of Gurness - 7.5 miles
Tall Ships. Stromness - 13.5 miles
Tall Ships. Stromness - 13.5 miles
Kitchener Memorial - 3.4 miles
Kitchener Memorial - 3.4 miles
Ring of Broadgar - 11.2 miles
Ring of Broadgar - 11.2 miles
Hoy, Rackwick - Island trip
Hoy, Rackwick - Island trip
SCAPA Distillery (Kirkwall) - 20 miles
SCAPA Distillery (Kirkwall) - 20 miles
The Whale Bone - 1.6 miles
The Whale Bone - 1.6 miles
Maes Howe - 12.1 miles
Maes Howe - 12.1 miles
Ring of Brodgar - 11.5 miles
Ring of Brodgar - 11.5 miles
Standing Stones - 12.2 miles
Standing Stones - 12.2 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Highland Park Distillery - 20 miles
Highland Park Distillery - 20 miles
Scapa Distillery - 20 miles
Scapa Distillery - 20 miles
Orkney Brewery - 7 miles
Orkney Brewery - 7 miles
Italian Chapel
Italian Chapel

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Midhouse, Wattle Road, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LR.

Idyllic holiday home

BIRSAY, ORKNEY

The croft at sunset
The croft at sunset
View from the living room
View from the living room
Hallway
Hallway
Kitchen
Kitchen
View from the living room
View from the living room
Looking back on the croft
Looking back on the croft
Sunset over the croft
Sunset over the croft
Old Man of Hoy - Island Trip
Old Man of Hoy - Island Trip
Broch of Gurness - 7.5 miles
Broch of Gurness - 7.5 miles
Kitchener Memorial - 3.4 miles
Kitchener Memorial - 3.4 miles
Stromness Ships - 13.5 miles
Stromness Ships - 13.5 miles
Earl's Palace - 1.7 miles
Earl's Palace - 1.7 miles
Kitchener Memorial - 3.4 miles
Kitchener Memorial - 3.4 miles
Ring of Broadgar - 11.5 miles
Ring of Broadgar - 11.5 miles
Standing Stones - 12.2 miles
Standing Stones - 12.2 miles
Maes Howe - 12.1 miles
Maes Howe - 12.1 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Italian Chapel - 27 miles
Ring of Brodgar - 11.5 miles
Ring of Brodgar - 11.5 miles
Highland Park Distillery - 20 miles
Highland Park Distillery - 20 miles
Scapa Distillery - 20 miles
Scapa Distillery - 20 miles
Orkney Brewery - 7 miles
Orkney Brewery - 7 miles

Call us today on

07795 491 662