Owlswood Lodge

Self Catering

Owlswood Lodge, Orphir, Orkney, KW17 2RA

    Welcome to Owlswood Lodge. This newly built house was completed late August 2007. It has been built to provide a desirable holiday home with great attention paid to all the details which will make your holiday perfect.

    Early booking is recommended for Christmas, New Year, Easter, Folk Festival (May) and St Magnus Festival (June).

    We may consider 'last minute' bookings for long week ends or short breaks (minimum price is £250) The Lodge has been built in a traditional style with welsh slate roof, flagstone floors and multi fuel stove but has all the comforts of modern living. Under floor heating, powered by an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump, ensures that the Lodge is always cosy even when Orkney experiences several changes of weather in one day! The environment is very important to us and all our cleaning products are eco-friendly and all appliances energy efficiency 'A' rated. Our flag stones and stone for the dykes came from a local source and we encourage re-cycling.

    Owlswood Lodge is particularly suitable for Fishermen, Birdwatchers, Walkers and Surfers. There is plenty of drying space for wet clothes and a lockable large shed for storage.

    BIRDWATCHERS - Owlswood Lodge is a member of the RSPB and is adjacent to the Hobbister RSPB reserve - bird watching from the window!

    FISHERMEN - We can arrange boat hire and 'visitor membership 'for the Orkney Trout Fishing Association prior to your visit. We can even arrange to have your 'big ones 'vacuum packed and /or smoked for you to take home.

    Accommodation comprises:

    •1 double bedroom with en-suite ( wet room )
    •1 twin bedroom
    •1 single bedroom
    •1 bunk bed room ( full size )

    Hence sleeping 7 people comfortably

    •Bathroom - wheelchair accessible with grab rails , level access shower, toilet drop rail, shower chair, bath

    •Open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen - bright and airy. Large table sitting 8; positioned to catch the sun for breakfast and lunch. Open views over farmland, moor, Scapa Flow and Owlswood. A variety of books, games and maps are provided for your use. Multi fuel stove. TV. CD /Radio. Electric Cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and all kitchen equipment which you may require.


    •Utility room - large Belfast sink for washing fish, shells, wellies etc! Ceiling 'pulley' for drying clothes, plenty hooks to hang up wet stuff, boot rack, recycling bins. Washing Machine.



    Outside:
    •Garden enclosed by 'shire' sheep fence, dykes and young fuchsia hedges.
    •Grass and gravel areas
    •Hard wood patio tables and chairs
    •Large shed for bikes, rods, surf boards etc.
    •A short stroll away over an adjacent grassy field is Owlswood. This small woodland was planted in 1995 and was named after the Short Eared Owl who patrols the periphery every evening.
    •Parking for 3 cars


    Please note -
    •Lets are weekly running from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am.
    •Early booking is recommended for Christmas, New Year, Easter and St Magnus Festival week. We may consider 'last minute' bookings for long week ends or short breaks - Just give us a phone and see if the Lodge is available
    • Dogs are by arrangement only. We have sheep in adjacent fields therefore dogs must be under control at all times. Dogs must not be allowed on furniture or left on their own in the house. We would appreciate you using 'Pooper scoopers' around the property!!!!
    •Owlswood Lodge is strictly No Smoking
    •Towels and Linen are provided.
    •Electricity is inclusive in cost
    •1 Bag of fuel (logs, peats, coal or wood) is provided for your use. Additional bags can be purchased locally.
    •Fresh Flowers and Welcome Pack on your arrival
    •Basic shopping can be done for you in advance if you give me a list.The nearest shops are 4 miles away in Kirkwall. There is no internet food shopping delivery in Orkney!

    We wish to make your holiday memorable and special. Please feel free to make any special requests prior to arriving and we shall do our best to arrange or accommodate them.

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Awards
    Anglers Welcome Cyclists Welcome Assisted wheelchair access Walkers Welcome
    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
    Owlswood Lodge
    £550.00 per unit per week

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

    Location

    • Island Location
    • Rural Location

    Transport

    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    FROM STROMNESS:
    On leaving Ferry Terminal turn right take A965 towards Kirkwall. After approx 3 miles turn right onto A964 - Orphir road. After approx 3 miles turn left onto the Scorradale road. This road goes up and over the hill. At bottom turn left onto main A964 road towards Orphir village. You will pass the Orphir Church, Noust Bar and school. Continue for another 2 miles and you will pass Waulkmill Bay on the right. The next land mark is Hobbister Brae - a long slow climb for approx 1 mile. At the top there is a cluster of houses. Owlswood Lodge is second on the right. The Lodge lies lower than the road. Leave the main road and turn into drive, bearing down Left. You will now see the gates of Owlswood Lodge in front of you. The total journey is approx 13.5 miles.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- BY BOAT - St Margaret's Hope / Gills Bay
    On leaving boat drive into the village and follow signs for Kirkwall. You will cross over 3 of the Churchill barriers and 3 islands (Burray, Glimps Holm and Lamb's Holm) Follow A 961 into Kirkwall. Just after passing the Highland Park Distillery on your right follow the road down the hill into the town centre. Immediately before the Catholic Church turn right onto A964- Orphir road.After approx 3.5 miles look for sign on the left: 'Owlswood Lodge ' . On leaving the main road, there is a short drive which forks off to the left. Our house -South Greenigoe is on the right. You should see the gates of Owlswood Lodge in front of you. Total journey is approx 18miles.


    Getting there by aeroplane:- On leaving the airport, turn left towards Kirkwall (A960). Drive into Kirkwall and take a left turn down the 'Clay Loan'. This is the 2nd turning after you pass the Bignold Park gates on the right hand side. At the bottom of the hill, turn left then take the next right turn onto the Orphir road (A964). After approx 3.5 miles look for a sign on the left side of the road saying 'Owlswood Lodge '. The Lodge lies lower than the road on the left hand side and you have to pass it before you come to the sign. On leaving the main road, there is a short drive which forks off to the left. Our house -South Greenigoe is on the right. You should see the gates of Owlswood Lodge in front of you. Total journey is approximately 7 miles.

    Getting there by ferry:- BY BOAT - Kirkwall /Aberdeen Boat
    On leaving ferry terminal, turn left heading towards Kirkwall. At small roundabout go straight through following signs for Deerness (A960) &St Margaret's Hope (A961). Pass Somerfield and Lidl on your right. At next mini roundabout turn right then just opposite Catholic Church turn right again onto A964- Orphir road After approx 3.5 miles look for sign on the left: 'Owlswood Lodge ' . On leaving the main road, there is a short drive which forks off to the left. Our house -South Greenigoe is on the right. You should see the gates of Owlswood Lodge in front of you. Total journey is approximately 5.5 miles.

    FOR DIRECTIONS FROM NORTHLINK(STROMNESS) FERRY - SEE GETTING THERE BY CAR.

    FOR DIRECTIONS ON PENTLAND FERRIES SEE GETTING THERE FROM TIC

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