Poppy's Place

Self Catering

The Old Manse, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LX

    Come and relax at Poppys Place, a refurbished flat sleeping four on the ground floor of The Old Manse in the historic parish of Birsay....

    Poppys Place has a large and comfortable sitting room, a modern fully equipped kitchen/diner, a recent;y refurbished and fully  tiled bathroom, and two pretty bedrooms; one double and one twin. There is parking to the side of the building.

    All linen and towels are supplied together with locally made soap/shower gel,  and a hamper of Orkney produce will await your arrival. For the evenings, or the occasional damp afternoon, you will find a range of books, jigsaw puzzles, videos and DVDs.

    Throughout the flat we have used the products of some of Orkneys leading craftspeople and artists. Many of these people have open studios which you are welcome to visit and there is information in the flat which will help youpinpoint some of those you might like to see during your stay.

    Birsay village itself is small but has a well stocked general store close to the flat. There are two tearooms nearby (one of which does some lovely vegetarian dishes) and both are excellent for morning coffee, light lunches or afternoon tea.

    Birsay is on the West Mainland and is excellently situated for walkers, bird watchers and those interested in archaeology as well as those who just wish to relax and slow down.

    There are plenty of good local walks including one to the tidal island of the Brough of Birsay ( do check tide times before you set off if you do this one!). Bird watchers should check out the bird city at Marwick Head and of course the local RSPB reserve The Loons.

    A short drive away are the places that comprise The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkneys World Heritage Site. These include the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar, Maes Howe and of course the world famous stone age village of Skara Brae. Slightly further afield is the fascinating old harbour town of Stromness and of course no visit to Orkney would be complete without a visit to our capital Kirkwall, dominated by the spire of the awesome Cathedral of St Magnus.

    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
    Poppy's Place
    £315.00 per unit per week

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

    Catering

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

    Domestic

    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Freezer
    • Iron Available
    • Electric Cooker
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower
    • Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Hairdryer Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Young People

    Children

    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Village Location
    • Rural Location
    • Island Location
    • Coastal Location

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    From Kirkwall, on leaving the town take the A965 towards Finstown & Stromness then first right after Finstown onto the A986 towards Dounby & Birsay. Continue on and go through the village of Dounby. Turn left onto A966 towards Birsay and left again to Birsay Village. The Old Manse is conveniently situated between the church  and shop.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall Information Centre, on leaving Kirkwall take the A965 towards Finstown & Stromness then first right after Finstown onto the A986 towards Dounby & Birsay. Continue on and go through the village of Dounby. Turn left onto A966 towards Birsay and left again to Birsay Village. The Old Manse is situated beside the kirkyard and shop.

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail to Thurso, Wick or Aberdeen for ferry connections to Orkney.
    Contact Scotrail on Tel: 08457 484950 Email: enquiries@scotrail.co.uk Web: www.scotrail.co.uk

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stromness Ferry terminal turn right onto A965, continue past Stromness Swimming Pool. Turn left onto A966 and follow signs to Birsay Village. In Birsay the Old Manse stands beside the kirkyard and shop.

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