Norton Cottage

Self Catering

Norton Cottage, Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2HS

    Norton Cottage provides the ideal retreat for making your stay in Orkney an enjoyable and memorable one. The cottage is a newly built, traditional style cottage complete with modern furnishings.

    Finished to a very high standard, it provides excellent holiday accommodation for a family or group up to 6 people.

    It is also suitable for the disabled.

    Ideal location for fishing, birdwatching and sightseeing. Styled and finished as a traditional Orkney cottage on the outside, Norton Cottage has the comforts of efficient oil-fired under floor heating and a high pressure domestic water system. It is also suitable for use by disabled people with level access, wide internal door openings and disabled toilet facilities including level access shower.

    The cottage is situated in the west mainland of Orkney in the parish of Birsay. The local village of Dounby is just 1 mile away with the main town of Kirkwall 15 miles away and only 9 miles from Stromness.

    Nearby tourist attractions include The Brough of Birsay and Lord Kitchener's Memorial, Skara Brae, Skaill House and the Bay of Skaill, Standing Stones of Stenness, Maeshowe, Earls Palace and Click Mill to name but a few.

    For trout fishing you are close to Harray, Boardhouse, Swanney and Clumbly Lochs. Please note that trout fishing is seasonal running from March through to September.

    For Birdwatchers 'The Loons' & 'Marwick Head' RSPB Bird Reserves are within a short drive.

    Public bus service passes by the cottage to both Kirkwall and Stromness on a regular basis.

    Welcome pack provided on arrival.

    Open all year.

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Catering

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

    Domestic

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

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • CD Player
    • Television
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Young People
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens

    Children

    • Highchair Available
    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Fax/Email Facilities

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Island Location
    • Property On Farm

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Follow the A965 to Stromness, after driving through Finstown village turn right onto the A986 to Dounby. Drive straight through Dounby village and head towards Birsay. Norton Cottage is situated one and a half miles outside Dounby on your left hand side.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Follow the A960 into Kirkwall, then continue on the A965 to Stromness, after driving through Finstown village turn right onto the A986 to Dounby. Drive straight through Dounby village and head towards Birsay. Norton Cottage is situated one and a half miles outside Dounby on your left hand side.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stromness Harbour:
    Take the A964 and just outside Stromness turn left onto the A967.
    Turn right onto the B9057 towards Dounby village, leading to the crossroads. Turn left at the Dounby village crossroads and drive straight through the village towards Birsay. Norton Cottage is situated one and a half miles outside Dounby on your left hand side.

    From St Margarets Hope:
    Follow the A961 to Kirkwall, then continue on the A965 to Stromness, after driving through Finstown village turn right onto the A986 to Dounby. Drive straight through Dounby village and head towards Birsay. Norton Cottage is situated one and a half miles outside Dounby on your left hand side.

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