Traditional stone built cottage located in the beautiful tranquil village of the Palace, Birsay. Situated right next to the ruins of the 16th century Earls Palace and opposite the St. Magnus Church used for worship for over 900 years.
Recently renovated with a fitted oak kitchen, the cottage retains many of its original features such as the wooden tongue and groove panelling on the walls and ceilings throughout, as well as its open fire, but has all mod cons needed to make it an extremely comfortable stay.
Its has a secure garden to the front with lawn and flower beds. To the rear, a drying green with washing line. Access to the shed for storeage and tumble dryer. Ample space for car parking.
Excellent central location, within walking distance to the tidal Brough of Birsay, with its pictish and norse settlement, Lighthouse and its lovely sandy beach. Many lovely walks including the walk to the Whalebone where you can see many birds, Skipi Geo fishermans hut or simply the stunning sunsets. Marwick Head close by with its birdwatching and Kitcheners Memorial. Swanney and Boardhouse lochs are 5 minutes away and provide some excellent fishing. The village itself has its own well stocked shop and its very popular Birsay Bay Tearooms, where you can sample some local produce in its snacks and homebakes whilst enjoying the views overlooking the Bay and Brough.
Kitchen - Newly fitted kitchen, halogen hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer.
Dining room - Spacious dining room with table and 5 chairs.
Lounge - Very comfortable, bright and spacious, original wooden floor, 2 leather sofas, TV, DVD, Freeview, broadband wifi and CD/radio player and the open fire.
Master bedroom - Again very spacious and bright with original fireplace. King size bed with memory foam mattress, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Twin bedroom - 2 single beds, chest of drawers.
Bathroom - renovated in 2010 with whirlpool bath, with shower fitted over, sink and toilet.
Front porch - A suntrap, with seating and access to the garden and outside seating area.
Foldaway bed, cot and high chair available.
No smoking, No pets.
Bed linen and towels provided at no extra cost.
Electric storage heating and electricity included.
Fuel for open fire not included but available from local shop.
Booking from Sat.-Sat. 2pm checkin, 10am check out. However any special requests considered upon request.