Orkney Self Catering - Skesquoy, Birsay

Self Catering

Orkney Self Catering, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2EH

    Skesquoy is a delightful country cottage set in 90 acres of its own grounds. The unspoilt tranquility of this corner of Orkney, along with the highest standard of accommodation, make Skesquoy a perfect base for your holiday.

    Bordering an RSPB Reserve, numerous trout lochs and close to some of Orkney's many archaeological sites, you will enjoy a peaceful and comfortable break in Birsay. 

     

    Birsay is 12 miles from the Northlink Ferry Terminal in Stromness, 42 miles from Pentland Ferries arrival point in St Margaret’s Hope and 21 miles from Kirkwall Airport.

     

     

    Skesquoy has two double and one twin bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge / dining room with an open fire, and a sun lounge which overlooks the Loch of Hundland. If you are looking for a country retreat, with birdsong for company, you will not be disappointed.

     

    Please be aware before booking your holiday that part of the character and charm of Skesquoy is the characteristically low ceilings of the coomed attic bedrooms.

     

    Skesquoy Cottage is located in Birsay, which offers lovely walks, sandy beaches, RSPB nature reserves, freshwater lochs for trout fishing, local museums, craft workshops and tearooms, all within easy driving distance. The Cottage lies within its own extensive grounds, bordering the RSPB Birsay Moors nature reserve, a wonderful area of unspoilt beauty, which is home to red-throated divers, hen harriers and much more. There are also plenty visitor attractions nearby, including the Brough of Birsay, the Earl's Palace and the Barony Mill, the only remaining working water mill in Orkney.

     

     

    We are an experienced family business, with knowledgeable staff who can help you to plan your stay. For further information, including availability, please see our website:www.orkneyself-catering.com

    We look forward to welcoming you,

    Inga Thomson

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

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Cottage
    £485.00 per unit per week

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

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop

    Domestic

    • Fuel Charge
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Payphones Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Transport

    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • Smoking Restricted

    Location

    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location

    Public Transport Directions

    Birsay is 12 miles from the Northlink Ferry Terminal in Stromness, 42 miles from Pentland Ferries arrival point in St Margaret’s Hope and 21 miles from Kirkwall Airport.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stromness ferry take the main A965 to top of hill about one mile turn left onto A967 to Birsay. Follow this road for approximately nine miles to the Twatt Junction, turn right and then first left, after a mile and a half take the right hand road at the fork travel along this for approximately one mile until you see signs for Vasquoy and Kelda, Skesquoy is just after that.

     

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