Old Point

Self Catering

Smoogro Road, Orphir, Orkney, KW17 2RB

    Quiet secluded modernised one roomed traditional stone cottage with woodburning stove and built in box bed. 5 metres from the sea looking south over Scapa Flow with stunning views and the Hoy hills in the distance.

    Old Point is a fully modernised one roomed cottage. It has a welcoming wood burning stove, a galley kitchen with all you need and a built in box bed (snuggle in to the cosy sleeping space, surrounded on 3 sides by walls, with access on the 4th side.) There is a separate shower room.

    The low original door opens onto a narrow lawned area and then, there is the sea.

    Access to the shore via a steep 3metre slope.

    Stunning views of Scapa Flow to the south with the Hoy hills in the distance.

    Watch sunrises and sunsets, moon rises and moonsets. Watch seals and birds (gannets, terns, oystercatchers, redshanks, hen harriers, short eared owls to mention a few)

    Otters and whales have been seen but are very rare.

    Very peaceful, tranquil, secluded location.

    Although compact, it has all the amenities needed.
    Galley kitchen. Gas hob and multifunction microwave oven. Fridge with a small freezer compartment. Toaster and electric kettle. Cooking pots and pans and appropriate utensils.

    Dining table, crockery and cutlery.

    Shower room with wash hand basin. Shaver socket. Loo!

    Built in double box bed with storage under. There is a travel cot if needed. Bedding provided, towels available on request.

    Television with Freeview and DVD.

    Woodburning stove with some fuel provided, then logs available for £6/bag.  Replace what you use in the woodshed.

    There is background underfloor heating (from a ground source heat pump) and electricity is included in the rental price.


    3 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Old Point
    £260.00 per unit per week

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


    • Cot Available


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • TV In Room
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge
    • Fuel Charge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • Spanish Speaking


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


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    From Stromness
    Take the Orphir road, (A964,) turning left a mile from Stromness at the Bridge of Waithe Follow the road through Orphir Village, with the Community School on your left. After leaving the village, the turning for Smoogro Road is the first right, about a mile from the village. There is a red letter box at the turning. Having turned right, keep on the road until you get to the lane for Point, a wooden house very close to the shore. Go down it and Old Point is to the right.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From the travel centre at Junction Road, turn left and go straight over the roundabout, then take the Orphir road A964, a right turn after the roundabout. From the turning in Kirkwall to the tuning to Smoogro road it is about 7 miles. The turning to Smoogro road is the first left after the signposted Germiston turning, 6 ½ miles out of Kirkwall labelled Orphir and Houton. There is a red letterbox at the turning to Smoogro Road. Follow the road until you see a wooden house close to the shore. Follow the track down and the cottage is to the right of the house

    Getting there by railway:- www.scotrail.co.uk
    Train to either Thurso or Aberdeen and catch ferry to Orkney.

    By car from Kirkwall (Hatson) Northlink Terminal:
    Leave ferry and at theT junction turn left. At the roundabout go straight over, (Highland Fuels petrol on your left). At next roundabout turn right then take the next turning to the right, signposted 'Orphir.'

    Follow Orphir road (A 964.) From the turning in Kirkwall to the turning to Smoogro Road it is about 7 miles. The turning to Smoogro Road is the first left after the signposted Germiston turning. A red letter box at the turning to Smoogro Road.
    Keep on road until you get to lane for Point, a wooden house very close to the shore. Go down it and Old Point is to the right.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- -Loganair - for details, call British Airways - 0870 850 9850
    -or BA.com

    Fly into Kirkwall and I can meet you by
    arrangement (charge applies) or take a taxi or prearrange for car hire.

    Getting there by ferry:- Northlink - from Aberdeen to Hatston, Kirkwall or
    Scrabster (Thurso) to Stromness

    www.northlinkferries.co.uk - 0845 6000 449

    Pentland Ferries - from Gills bay to St. Margarets Hope, South Ronaldsay: www.pentlandferries.co.uk - Reservations 08006888998 or 01856 831226

    John O'Groats Ferries - from John O'Groats to Burwick, South Ronaldsay (foot passengers only and May to September only.)
    www.jogferry.co.uk - 01955 611353

    Transport within Scotland

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    General Questions

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


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

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

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