Annie’s Place is a self catering, ground floor apartment with easy access for up to four visitors in the historic, seaside village of Birsay Palace on West Mainland, Orkney. Immediate access to garden, sea shore, tearoom and historic buildings. Ideal for dog walking, cycling, bird watching, free fishing, historic world heritage sites and all that Orkney has to offer.
Annie's Place is situated in the centre of the small, coastal village of Palace on the western tip of Mainland, Orkney. The self catering apartment is self contained, and on the ground floor of St Magnus Kirk Manse (built in 1761). Guests rate our shoreline location as ideal for a relaxing and an active seaside Orkney holiday, both locally and further afield.
The flat has good access, and sleeps up to four people in double and twin bedrooms. We are popular with both solo travellers and couples. Our guests give us 5 star ratings.They highly recommend the apartment for its cleanliness and facilities, for the beauty and accessibilty of its location and for our helpful, non intrusive welcome and hospitality.
If you are interested in making a booking, gaining more information, or contacting us directly please visit our website. You can also phone Anne to discuss your needs on 07503522089. Prices range from £525 (2023) - £560 (2024) per week.
A recent guest commented that "Annie's Place is a really special place, a perfect location. Cosy, compact and accessible. In very easy reach of other parts of Orkney, but you get to stay in one of the most beauitful spots. Can't recommend highly enough" Read more of our reviews here.
In Annie's Place there is a well equipped kitchen/ diner, and a modern bathroom with shower over the bath. The sitting room has comfortable leather armchairs and sofa with Wifi, TV, board games, jigsaws and books. The furniture, fittings and bed linen are of excellent quality, as the flat is regularly refurbished and updated. Orkney seascapes by one of Scotland's leading artists, Rosanne Barr, are featured within the flat.
Guests are welcome to relax in our Old Manse walled garden or they can sit on our stone bench directly above the sea shore which is alive with birds and "singing seals". Many guests enjoy a lunchtime snack, coffee break or glass of wine whilst relaxing in this "midge free" haven! Wonderful sunsets, long summer evenings, and exciting sea scenes are features of the view from this vantage point, and, if you are lucky over winter months, the Aurora Borealis may make an appearance during your stay.
The view from our shoreline is of the tidal island of Brough of Birsay; a ten minutes coastal stroll from Annie's Place. In spring and summer its heath land is covered in wild flowers and its cliff faces become seabird "nurseries", including puffin colonies. At all times of year the seaviews are dramatic. Many guests make this their daily walk!
There are many walks and cycle routes along the rugged coastline and country roads that visitors can explore from the doorstep without the need to take the car. The St Magnus Way and Cycle Track pass by the Annie's Place lane. Dog owners are also delighted that Annie's Place has immediate access to wonderful "doggie walks" and the adjacent beach.
Annie's Place is in the centre of Palace Village, the ancient capital of Orkney. The ruins of the Earls Palace Birsay (Robert Stewart - related to Mary Queen of Scots) is the view from our windows across the ancient St Magnus Kirkyard. The World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar, and Broch of Gurness are a short drive away with The RSPB bird sanctuaries at Marwick Head and The Loons near by. Up the road is the historic Barony Mill, close to Boardhouse Loch with boat hire available for fishing.
Birsay Bay Tearoom is just a three minute walk up the road from Annie's Place and Palace Stores, the village shop next door, provides basic groceries and home made hot pies, waffles, hot drinks and a range of home baking.
We look forward to welcoming you here.
|Annie's Place||£525 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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