Odin

Self Catering

Brodgar Road, Stenness, Orkney, KW16 3JZ

    Stunning house with separate fully equipped rod room and summer house. Odin is spectacularly situated in the centre of the World Heritage Site, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, where the Stenness Loch and Harray Loch meet.

    Odin is spectacularly situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, where the Stenness Loch and Harray Loch meet.

     

    Accommodation
     
    Odin was built in 1936, using wood from the Cunard liner Mauretania, by Captain Cooper a retired sea captain, who wanted to see water from each room in the house. Some of the original fittings are still evident in the kitchen, stairs and front porch.
    Accommodation comprises four bedrooms all with en suite facilities, main bathroom, sitting room with peat burning fire, sun porch, dining room with adjoining large kitchen, utility room, fully equipped rod room and summer house.
     
    Archaeology
     
    “What a beautiful house, very tastefully decorated and such an idyllic setting.   I also don't think there will be another house on the planet from which you can see 6 World Heritage class Neolithic monuments from either the house or the drive! I couldn't get over that alone!” Liz Howard-Thornton
     
    Watch Stone, Standing Stones of Stenness and Barnhouse Neolithic Village are beside Odin. The internationally acclaimed Ness of Brodgarand and Ring of Brodgarare are just up the road and Maeshowe is within one mile of Odin.
     
    Fishing
     
    Odin has a fully equipped rod room with toilet.  The adjoining summer house has tea and coffee making facilities and a table capable of seating up to 10 people should you wish to share your catch in a relaxed atmosphere.   A ghillie can be arranged.
     
    Bird Watching
     
    The house is a luxury bird hide where a large variety of birds can be seen from each window.    
     
    Odin in Winter
     
     
    Northern Lights 
    Have seen wonderful displays of the Northern Lights at Odin but we cannot guarantee you will see this wonderful phenomenon.                                                                                                                  
    Mid-Winter Sun Flashing
    http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/maeshowe/stones.html
     
    Seen several times at Odin
        
     
    Maeshowe Winter Solstice 
     
     
     
    Experience the mid-winter sun, light up the Maeshowe tomb
     
     
     
    Bird Watching
    www.orkney.com/migrating-ducks                   
     
    In Winter, there are large numbers of ducks on the lochs as well as Whooper Swans
     
     
     
    Ba
     
     
    Christmas Day and New Years Daya unique experience to watch!
     
     
     
     
    Discover diverse and varied crafts, many of which can be seen in galleries nationwide.
     
     
     
    Piers Art Centre   
    4 miles from Odin
    Part of “Tate Plus” initiative
     
     
    Established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated to ‘be held in trust for Orkney’ by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904 – 2005). 
    Includes works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo among others. As well as its permanent collection you can enjoy exhibitions from local and international artists.
     
     
     
    Ness Battery
    4 miles from Odin
     
     
    This important relic of Orkney’s wartime heritage once defended Scapa Flow against enemy attack and after being closed for many years is finally open to the public.
     
     
     

     

     

     

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Awards
    Walkers Welcome Anglers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Catering

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

    Facilities

    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Payphones Available
    • Private Bathroom
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Radio
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Road Directions

    From Hatston Ferry Terminal, Kirkwall - Turn right at the exit from the Ferry Terminal, and again at the junction signposted Stromness onto the A965. Follow the road through Finstown until the Junction signposted Brodgar, B9055. Odin House is on the right just after the Standing Stones, opposite the Watchstone.
     
    From Stromness - Take the A965 following signs for Kirkwall. About 1 mile after the Standing Stones Hotel turn left onto the B9055 towards Brodgar. Odin House is on the right just after the Standing Stones, opposite the Watchstone.

    From Kirkwall Airport- Turn right at the exit onto the A960 and head into Kirkwall. Take a left (signposted Heavy Vehicles) onto the Clay Loan, and turn right at the bottom, and left at a small roundabout. Turn left again at the large roundabout next Highland petrol station, signposted A965 Stromness. Follow the road through Finstown until the Junction signposted Brodgar, B9055. Odin House is on the right just after the Standing Stones, opposite the Watchstone.

    From South Ronaldsay Follow the road to Kirkwall. Keep left (signposted Town Centre) down Holm Branch Road into town past the hospital, then left at a small roundabout. Turn left again at the large roundabout next Highland petrol station, signposted A965 Stromness. Follow the road through Finstown until the Junction signposted Brodgar, B9055. Odin House is on the right just after the Standing Stones, opposite the Watchstone.
     

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Kirkwall Airport Turn right at the exit onto the A960 and head into Kirkwall. Take a left (signposted Heavy Vehicles) onto the Clay Loan, and turn right at the bottom, and left at a small roundabout. Turn left again at the large roundabout next Highland petrol station, signposted A965 Stromness. Follow the road through Finstown until the Junction signposted Brodgar, B9055. Odin is on the right just after the Standing Stones, opposite the Watchstone.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Hatston Ferry Terminal, Kirkwall Turn right at the exit from the Ferry Terminal, and again at the junction signposted Stromness onto the A965. Follow the road through Finstown until the Junction signposted Brodgar, B9055. Odin is on the right just after the Standing Stones, opposite the Watchstone.


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