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The brough of Birsay,just a short stroll away
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The brough of Birsay,just a short stroll away
double room overlooking the brough ,go to sleep watching the lighthouse flash spacious kitchen diner
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37 reviews
The brough of Birsay,just a short stroll away
double room overlooking the brough ,go to sleep watching the lighthouse flash
spacious kitchen diner
our light and airy sitting room ,great sea views
modern bathroom and power shower
twin bedroom
the scenic wild cliff walk at yesnaby just a few miles drive away
beautiful clear skies, giving you sunsets like this
stack at yesnaby
meet the neighbours
clear water
clean beaches
ring of brodgar
seals sunning themselves
windy day scapa flow
sunrise over stenness loch
northern lights
heel o hoy
view from house
coastal walk along from brough
earls palace,ten minute walk away
External shot of the cottage
Patio Area with stunning open views
cottage from back garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Birsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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AGSM
Munich
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28 reviews
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“Excellent house!!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Superb wee cottage near the Broch of Birsay. The house is about 1km from the beach and offers all amenities. It has been recently completed and is very comfortable and well-appointed; although it is next to a main road, the volume of traffic passing is minute. The owners were very supportive to work out one or two small niggles we had and are extremely friendly. The location is a very convenient one to visit all of the main attractions on the Orkney mainland (most are within a 20 minute drive) and we really enjoyed the sunset walks along the clifftops at Birsay, a 2 minute drive away. We especially appreciated that we could take our dog and the house has a small garden behind where he could run around. We'll be back!

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Glasgow
Reviewed 4 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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christine...
Strathaven, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little piece of heaven on earth”
Reviewed 26 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Ocean View is the nicest holiday rental we have ever stayed in. The interior layout makes the cottage feel very spacious, a complete surprise considering it looks like a very small cottage from the outside! The decor is tasteful and modern.
The owners have provided everything you could possibly need for a holiday including hairdryer, iron, bedding and towels. The wind turbine powered airconditioning efficiently keeps the interior at whatever temperature you find comfortable.
The location is excellent for those looking for a bit of peace and quiet, especially those with an interest in wildlife (make sure you visit the Brough of Birsay causeway at low tide to see the seals!). Hares abound in the surrounding fields and the variety of bird species is incredible. There is not a lot of traffic on the road and it is within easy driving distance of Kirkwall and Stromness (about half an hour).
In short, there is nothing not to like. The cottage is lovely and Orkney is a very special place to spend time.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: A secure garden would have been nice but not a deal breaker.
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Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 for a stay in June 2016
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Dschingha
Krefeld, Germany
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Reviewed 27 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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