Rickla

Self Catering

Harray, Orkney Islands, KW17 2JT

    Rickla offers secluded luxurious self-catering accommodation surrounded by tranquil farmland, yet is conveniently situated right in the heart of Neolithic Orkney.

    The quality of furnishing, decoration and equipment is exceptional. Comfort, ambience, and attention to detail are our priorities.

    Rickla can accommodate up to FOUR people, in two super-kingsize bedroom suites, each with its own en-suite shower room and sun lounge. In addition there is a comfortable upstairs lounge and a stunning kitchen/diner.

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    The windows mainly face south-west, with panoramic views over the fields, lochs and hills of the World Heritage Site. The property is set within over three acres, with private outdoor seating and a meadow and burn to explore.
    Rickla's self-catering accommodation has its own separate entrance, ensuring privacy and independence. It is centrally heated with individual radiator thermostats and under-floor heating in the bathrooms.

    The upstairs lounge has a wide-screen TV with Sky and a DVD player, but you will probably spend more time gazing out of the windows at the panoramic view of the Ring of Brodgar, the Harray and Stenness lochs, and the Hoy hills. There is also a Sony HiFi sound system, with DAB radio, CD player and Ipod playback, but you may spend more time savouring the silence.

    Each of the two bedroom suites can be set up with either a super-king double bed, or two single beds, and both have duvets and electric blankets. The en-suite bedrooms are fully equipped – with radio/alarm, spare bedding, easy chairs and hair dryers, and each also has it's own private TV/sun lounge.

    For your privacy, the bedrooms have no shared walls. For your comfort, the shower-rooms have high-pressure showers, heated towel rails and under-floor heating.

    The dining area with glass-topped table is at one end of the luxury kitchen. The appliances include an eye-level fan oven, microwave, freezer, dishwasher, washer and tumble drier. The sideboard houses bone china and crystal glassware.

    Rickla is non-smoking. The price includes electricity, heating, bed linen and towels. We provide a supply of maps and guide books, and a small library and supply of board games should the Orkney weather disappoint!

    Although secluded, Rickla is right in the heart of the Orkney Mainland with Stromness and Kirkwall both less than ten miles away. It really is the perfect holiday location.

    From the door there are wonderful walks along quiet lanes to Harray and Wasdale lochs and Binscarth woods. Yet within a five minute drive you can reach:

    • Maeshowe Cairn (pre-booking for visits advised)
    • The Ring of Brodgar & the Ness of Brodgar
    • The Standing Stones of Stenness
    • Barnhouse Neolithic Village
    • Three hotels serving bar and restaurant meals
    • Two Post Offices, two well-stocked general stores, a butcher and petrol pumps
    • Fishing on the Harray and Stenness lochs (by arrangement)

    Gradings
    5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    All Year
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Rickla
    £550.00 per unit per week

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Domestic

    • Kitchen
    • Payphones Available
    • Lounge
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Electric Cooker
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine
    • Drying Facilities
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Freezer
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Microwave
    • Towels Provided
    • Toilets
    • Electric Shaver Point

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Island Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • CD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Television
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From Scrabster – Stromness Ferry (Serco Northlink Ferries)
    On leaving the ferry terminal, turn right onto the A965 signed Kirkwall. As you leave Stromness, at the roundabout take the second exit, stay on the A965. After approximately 7 miles turn left onto the A986 signed Dounby. (If you arrive in Finstown, then you have gone too far). (now see below)

    From Aberdeen/Lerwick – Kirkwall Ferry (Serco Northlink Ferries, Kirkwall, Hatson Terminal)
    On leaving the ferry terminal, turn right at the T Junction (signed Stromness (A965)). At the end of the road turn right to join the A965 for Finstown & Stromness. After approximately 7 miles you will reach Finstown. Proceed through Finstown, staying on the A965 for Stromness. One mile out of Finstown turn right onto the A986 signed Dounby. (now see below).

    From Kirkwall Airport
    As you leave the Airport, turn right onto the A965 signed Kirkwall. Follow the road into Kirkwall (about 2 miles). Once into the built‐up area, watch on the left for a road called Clay Loan. Turn left onto Clay Loan. Proceed down the hill to a TJunction at the end. At the T‐Junction, turn right onto Junction Road. At the mini‐roundabout take the first exit onto Pickaquoy Road. You will pass Lidl, Tesco and Co‐operative food stores on the left. At the roundabout (with filling station on right), take the first exit onto A965 signed for Finstown and Stromness. After approximately 7 miles you will reach Finstown. Proceed through Finstown, staying on the A965 for Stromness. After another mile turn right onto the A986 signed Dounby. (now see below)

    From Gills Bay ‐ St Margaret’s Hope Ferry (Pentland Ferries)
    Leave the ferry terminal and pass through St Margaret’s Hope until you reach a T‐Junction. Take a left turn onto the A961 signed Kirkwall. Cross all four of the Churchill Barriers following the A961, travelling through St Marys for Kirkwall. Proceed into Kirkwall until you reach a mini‐roundabout. At the mini‐roundabout take the first exit onto Pickaquoy Road. You will pass Lidl, Tesco and Co‐operative food stores on the left. At the roundabout (with filling station on right), take the first exit onto A965 signed for Finstown and Stromness. After approximately 7 miles you will reach Finstown. Proceed through Finstown, staying on the A965 for Stromness. After another mile turn right onto the A986 signed Dounby. (now see below)

    Finally, and in all cases
    Once on the A986 to Dounby, take the first left turn off the A986 signed Grimeston. This is a single track road with passing places and blind summits, so please take care. At the second 90 degree bend (the first is a left, the second a right) look on the left for the sign for Rickla mounted on a stone in the grass. Turn left along the track. Go past Virginia Cottage to the very end of the track for Rickla. Bear right as you enter Rickla for Guest Parking.

    For those with Satellite Navigation
    Please DO NOT use our postcode as the postcode centre is 1.5 miles away and you will get lost. If you can use map coordinates in your Satellite Navigation then the co‐ordinates of the left turn onto our track are
    Latitude 59° 00’ 36” N (59.0106° N), Longitude 03°10’ 21 W (3.1725° W) or OS Grid Ref: HY 328 143.

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