Odin

Self Catering

Brodgar Road, Stenness, Orkney, KW16 3JZ

    Stunning house with separate fully equipped rod room and summer house. Odin is spectacularly situated in the centre of the World Heritage Site, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, where the Stenness Loch and Harray Loch meet.

    Odin is spectacularly situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, where the Stenness Loch and Harray Loch meet.

     

    Accommodation
     
    Odin was built in 1936, using wood from the Cunard liner Mauretania, by Captain Cooper a retired sea captain, who wanted to see water from each room in the house. Some of the original fittings are still evident in the kitchen, stairs and front porch.
    Accommodation comprises four bedrooms all with en suite facilities, main bathroom, sitting room with peat burning fire, sun porch, dining room with adjoining large kitchen, utility room, fully equipped rod room and summer house.
     
    Archaeology
     
    “What a beautiful house, very tastefully decorated and such an idyllic setting.   I also don't think there will be another house on the planet from which you can see 6 World Heritage class Neolithic monuments from either the house or the drive! I couldn't get over that alone!” Liz Howard-Thornton
     
    Watch Stone, Standing Stones of Stenness and Barnhouse Neolithic Village are beside Odin. The internationally acclaimed Ness of Brodgarand and Ring of Brodgarare are just up the road and Maeshowe is within one mile of Odin.
     
    Fishing
     
    Odin has a fully equipped rod room with toilet.  The adjoining summer house has tea and coffee making facilities and a table capable of seating up to 10 people should you wish to share your catch in a relaxed atmosphere.   A ghillie can be arranged.
     
    Bird Watching
     
    The house is a luxury bird hide where a large variety of birds can be seen from each window.    
     
    Odin in Winter
     
     
    Northern Lights 
    Have seen wonderful displays of the Northern Lights at Odin but we cannot guarantee you will see this wonderful phenomenon.                                                                                                                  
    Mid-Winter Sun Flashing
    http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/maeshowe/stones.html
     
    Seen several times at Odin
        
     
    Maeshowe Winter Solstice 
     
     
     
    Experience the mid-winter sun, light up the Maeshowe tomb
     
     
     
    Bird Watching
    www.orkney.com/migrating-ducks                   
     
    In Winter, there are large numbers of ducks on the lochs as well as Whooper Swans
     
     
     
    Ba
     
     
    Christmas Day and New Years Daya unique experience to watch!