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Buxa Farm Chalets and Croft House on Scapa Flow overlooking the Hills of Hoy
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Buxa Farm Chalets and Croft House on Scapa Flow overlooking the Hills of Hoy
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Excellent
4 reviews
Buxa Farm Chalets and Croft House on Scapa Flow overlooking the Hills of Hoy
Buxa Chalets and Croft House
Patio behind croft house
4 star award
Lounge in croft house
Ensuite shower room
1st accommodation provider to acheive award
Free Wifi
Kitchen in croft house
Family bath in croft house
Bathroom in Chalet with shower over tub
Kid\s swingset
sunset
Lighthouse view from windows
BBQ
Most popular resident-brown short-eared owl
Landscape
Two bunk beds sleeping four in the croft house
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Orphir, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 4 reviews
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mrdeeping
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great place to stay - if you can find it in the dark!”
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Stayed in the Croft house for a week. Once we found it at the 4th attempt, we enjoyed every minute there. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the setting is dramatic with Hoy overlooking the Flow and the property.
It was also a great place to explore from. But, as stated elsewhere, you need independent transport.
The accommodation was cleverly restored and expanded, with everything that you could want available.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Sep 2017
When I receive a booking I e-mail a confirmation and a PDF brochure with a description of the property and directions to get there. Closer to the time of arrival I ask my guests to let me know their travel plans and estimated time of arrival so I can personally meet them their. Once I know the travel plans I confirm back by e-mail with directions again from the point of entry into Orkney-from Kirkwall, from Stromness or from St Margaret's Hope. We live in a rural location so street lighting is not prominent so I can understand why visitors might get a bit disoriented! Thankful that our neighbors were able to guide you to us as it obviously was an accommodation that you enjoyed. We hope you come for a return visit and hopefully you can find us a bit easier!
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_belindat...
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful location”
Reviewed 4 July 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Went to Orkney to visit family who recently moved there. I stayed with my daughter, my friend and her daughter. One of the best holidays we have ever had. The girls loved the bunk beds, play park outside and the mini golf. It's about 15/20mins from Stromness and Kirkwall by car. You will need a car in Orkney to see all the beautiful locations. The cottage is beautiful and views from it are just amazing. The owner is lovely and goes above and beyond to help you while staying there. Our wi-fi went off and someone was at our door within 15mins to fix it. You have everything you need here, comfy beds (we had the best nights sleep ever there), bathroom, ensuite, comfy furniture, plenty cooking facilities and a nice patio with a bench outside to take in the beautiful views from the cottage itself. We will be returning and hopefully get the chance to stay here again.

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Management Response
12 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for such a stellar review! We tried very hard to make especially the croft house "child friendly" so absolutely delighted that the girls enjoyed their stay! They will be our future customers some day :)
Your wifi box needed a quick reboot and it was fine again- glad you told us about it so we could sort it right away for you. Orkney has been rated the lowest in the country for fast internet connection so we opted for satellite wifi. We now have two satellite dishes and it is a much greater monthly fee for us for the service but it is worth it as our customers require hi speed connection and seem happy with the setup. We hope you will return next year and stay with us again!
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LCKPGA
Ludlow, Vermont, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Scotland!”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 for a stay in July 2013

Unbelievable setting, unbelievable views great place for a couple or a large group. I highly recommend this place for value and Scotland vacation enjoyment! The Stromess golf club is an excellent find as well with lots of history in the Orkneys.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Mar 2014
Thank you so much for your great review! We are delighted that you were bowled over with the setting and the views at Buxa Farm Chalets and Croft House. We are fortunate that Stromness golf club is only a fifteen minute drive away and offers not only a challenging course but a very picturesque view of Scapa Flow while you play! Hope to see you back again sometime soon!
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MYDArgyll
Argyll, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful setting and amazing accomodation”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 for a stay in June 2013

We rented all the chalets and the Croft house for the first week in June for a party of 17. The accommodation is of a very high standard throughout and very well appointed. The owners were extremely helpful before and during the stay. The chalets are a short drive out of Stromness right on the coast with lovely short walks and the variety of wildlife was amazing. Would definitely recommend!!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Feb 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our properties. We designed all three Chalets to be identical so that large groups would all be accommodated in a similar way with no one feeling they got the short straw! The Croft House is an ideal add on as it provides a very large lounge where the group can all gather to socialise etc. We have a number of groups stay with us as the set-up provides the perfect arrangement of all being together but having separate space also. We even have a wedding party booked this year who plan to hold their reception in the lounge of the Croft House. We hope you will come back to visit us again - either separately or as a group. You are welcome either way!
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