Instabillie Self-catering

Self Catering

Kardale, Sandwick, Orkney, KW16 3HY

    **NEW FOR 2012** Two traditional Orkney cottages which have been totally renovated, with all modern comforts. Great location and stunning views.

    The 12 acre croft of “Instabillie” is situated one mile from the Bay of  Skaill and the world  famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae, with fantastic sea views over the Bay and across the West Mainland of Orkney.

    “Upper Instabillie” sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, has a kitchen, bathroom, shower room and living room (this room was the original But ‘n’Ben, and has been renovated using the original flagstones and furnished in keeping with the house).  There is under-floor heating throughout, as well as a wood burning/multi fuel fire in the living room.  There is a separate building containing a washing machine, deep-freeze, sinks, a drying room,  and there is  ample space for storing any outdoor equipment -  bicycles, fishing rods, surf boards etc.  There is a large garden, loads of outdoor space and plenty of parking. We have made a purpose built dog kennel at “Upper Instabillie” and are happy for pet owners to take their dog(s) on holiday with them, but request that they do not take them in the house. 

    The cottages have a good range of kitchen equipment and appliances, also free Wi-Fi.

    “Instabillie” sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms, has an open plan kitchen/living room, small conservatory, bathroom and shower-room.  Under-floor heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the living area.  “Instabillie” has its own separate building with washing machine, sink, and deep-freeze, and plenty of space for outdoor equipment to be stored.  There is an enclosed garden and lots of parking space. Sorry, we do not accept dogs at “Instabillie”.

    Both properties are ideal for families, and perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.  As the cottages are only a short distance between, this makes them great for family groups of up to 11 to get together for holidays but at the same time retain their own individual space. 

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    4 Self Catering
    Green Tourism Silver Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome Anglers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    £320.00 per unit per week
    Upper Instabillie
    £350.00 per unit per week

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Cottage
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome


    • Internet Access


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome Both cottages are a short distance between so are ideal for family groups of up to 11 people
    • Pets Welcome


    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Private Parking

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower

    General Questions

    • 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.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Book your Autumn holiday now.  All September and October bookings will receive 5% discount if booked before end of June

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