Palace Cottage

Self Catering

Earls Palace, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LX

    Traditional stone built cottage located in the beautiful tranquil village of the Palace, Birsay. Situated right next to the ruins of the 16th century Earls Palace and opposite the St. Magnus Church used for worship for over 900 years.

    Recently renovated with a fitted oak kitchen, the cottage retains many of its original features such as the wooden tongue and groove panelling on the walls and ceilings throughout, as well as its open fire, but has all mod cons needed to make it an extremely comfortable stay.

    Its has a secure garden to the front with lawn and flower beds. To the rear, a drying green with washing line. Access to the shed for storeage and tumble dryer. Ample space for car parking.

    Excellent central location, within walking distance to the tidal Brough of Birsay, with its pictish and norse settlement, Lighthouse and its lovely sandy beach. Many lovely walks including the walk to the Whalebone where you can see many birds, Skipi Geo fishermans hut or simply the stunning sunsets. Marwick Head close by with its birdwatching and Kitcheners Memorial. Swanney and Boardhouse lochs are 5 minutes away and provide some excellent fishing. The village itself has its own well stocked shop and its very popular Birsay Bay Tearooms, where you can sample some local produce in its snacks and homebakes whilst enjoying the views overlooking the Bay and Brough.

    Kitchen - Newly fitted kitchen, halogen hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer.

    Dining room - Spacious dining room with table and 5 chairs.

    Lounge - Very comfortable, bright and spacious, original wooden floor, 2 leather sofas, TV, DVD, Freeview, broadband wifi and CD/radio player and the open fire.

    Master bedroom - Again very spacious and bright with original fireplace. King size bed with memory foam mattress, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

    Twin bedroom - 2 single beds, chest of drawers.

    Bathroom - renovated in 2010 with whirlpool bath, with shower fitted over, sink and toilet.

    Front porch - A suntrap, with seating and access to the garden and outside seating area.

    Foldaway bed, cot and high chair available.
    No smoking, No pets.
    Bed linen and towels provided at no extra cost.
    Electric storage heating and electricity included.
    Fuel for open fire not included but available from local shop.
    Booking from Sat.-Sat. 2pm checkin, 10am check out. However any special requests considered upon request.
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Palace Cottage
    £350.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Bunk Beds
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Shower
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV Lounge
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location


    • Bike Storage Available
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- 15 miles from Stromness TIC and 22 miles from Kirkwall TIC

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail to Wick/Thurso

    Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways to Kirkwall

    Getting there by ferry:- Northlink Ferries to Stromness from Scrabster
    Pentland Ferries to St. Margaret's Hope from Gills Bay.

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