The Byre At Heddle

Self Catering

Byre At Heddle, Finstown, Orkney, KW17 2JX

    Experience luxury traditional accommodation in our one bedroom croft conversion, the Byre at Heddle. Style and elegance with a 5 star Orcadian twist.

    The Byre at Heddle is exceptional ground floor one bedroom croft accommodation, suitable for 1 or 2 people .Our Croft features dry stone walls, flagstone flooring and a turf roof, authentic and original antiques and artwork, beautiful furniture all blended discreetly with quality modern appliances and electronic entertainment equipment.

    Set in 11 acres of gardens and wildlife reserve we also overlook the Unesco World Heritage Site "The Heart of Neolithic Orkney". We are less than 15 minutes drive from the following attractions and places of interest.

    •Maeshowe
    •Standing Stones of Stenness
    •The Ring of Brodgar
    •All main external and internal transport links
    •All main Island Shopping Centres
    •Many additional key archaeological sites
    •Six RSPB reserves
    •Many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    •Dozens of local, national, and international Sites of Special Scientific Interest

    The Byre has been exquisitely refurbished to very high and authentic standards. It achieved 5 star staus on application in 2008 and as part of our main business is also a Gold award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. It is a great place for any couple or single to spend a relaxing time. 

    For more information please visit the main orkneycrofts.com website.
     

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Facilities

    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Island Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Single Travellers

    Domestic

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

    Leisure Facilities

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

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Internet Banking Transfer

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Follow the A9 to Scrabster (Northlink Ferries) or Gills Bay (Pentand Ferries). When the road stops, get on the Ferry. For details on arrival in Orkney see below.

    How to Find Heddle

    Ordnance Survey Map Ref: hy 355 126 (sheet 6)

    From Stromness (8.4 miles journey time estimate less than 15 mins)

    Set your car trip meter to 0.0 Miles . Turn right as you leave the ferry. After 400yrds you will reach a mini-roundabout. Take the third exit. Follow the road up and over the hill (1.8 miles) then turn right at the T-junction onto the A965. (Look for seals on your left as you cross a small bridge).

    Stay on this road, through Stenness village, (3.2miles) Keep going past  Maeshowe on your left and Tormiston Mill on your right (4.5miles). Keep going on the A965  until you reach Finstown (6.9miles).

    Enter Finstown and pass Baikies stores on your right, The Pomona Pub on your right and Pottingers Petrol Station on your left.

    Go a further 50 Yards past the junction with the A966 signposted Evie (Do not take the A966) and turn right into Heddle Road (7.5miles). Drive up the Hill of Heddle and past the Quarry at the top on your right. Drive over the Hill and down the other side for half a mile. You have arrived. (8.4miles)


    From  Kirkwall Airport (journey time estimate maximum 20 mins)

    Turn right as you exit the airport and follow the A960 to Kirkwall. Do not turn off the road and you will arrive in the centre of Kirkwall with the Cathedral on your right.

    Turn left (compulsory) at the Clydesdale Bank and turn right at the next cross-roads. (Ford dealer on your right). Continue past the Post Office and after 200m you come to T-junction with a small round-about. Take the first exit road to the left.

    Keep on this road, past the Peedie Sea on your left and after a few hundred yards cross straight over another small roundabout, (second exit) past the garage on your left and continue signposted to Finstown.

    This is about seven miles straight along the A965. Enter Finstown and after a few hundred yards look out for the Cemetery on your left followed by a Builders Yard called Allans of Gillock also on your left.

    Turn left immediately past this yard into Heddle Road. Drive up the Hill of Heddle and past the Quarry at the top on your right. Drive over the Hill and down the other side for half a mile. You have arrived.

    From Kirkwall Hatston Pier (journey time estimate less than 10 mins)

    Turn right on leaving the Ferry complex.  After 250 Yrds arrive at a T  junction with the A965. Turn right and follow the A965 to Finstown.

    Enter Finstown and after a few hundred yards look out for the Cementry on your left followed by a Builders Yard called Allans of Gillock also on your left. Turn left immediately past this yard into Heddle Road. Drive up the Hill of Heddle and past the Quarry at the top on your right. Drive over the Hill and down the other side for half a mile. You have arrived.

    From the South Isles Ferries (journey time estimate 35-45 mins)

    Follow the A961 signs to Kirkwall and enter. Locate St.Magnus Cathedral. Make sure it is on the right side of your vehicle and follow the directions as from the Airport above.

     

    Public Transport Directions

    Car Hire

    Unless camping and backpacking, then to fully enjoy Orkney you must have access to a car while here, public transport is patchy at best and using taxis would soon become very expensive.

    Driving in Orkney is a pleasure but the the mileage rises rapidly without notice. Even super-fit cyclists would benefit from car access to get about.

    Local Car Hire is easy and convenient but you are advised to book as early as you can to guarantee the type of vehicle you want and availability.

    These are the main operators:

    Drive Orkney

    Orkney Car Hire

    Norman Brass

    W R Tullock

    John G. Shearer


    Transport within Scotland

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    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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