Annie’s Place is a self catering, ground floor apartment with easy access for up to four visitors in the seaside village of Birsay Palace on West Mainland Orkney. Immediate access to garden, sea shore, shop. Ideal for dog walking, cycling, bird watching, free fishing, historic world heritage sites. Immediate access to garden, sea shore, shop, tearoom and historic buildings. Ideal for dog walking, cycling, bird watching, free fishing, historic world heritage sites.
Annie's Place is the self contained, ground floor apartment of the Old St Magnus Kirk Manse (built in 1761). It has WorldHost certification with its owners available to welcome and assist guests. The flat has good access, and sleeps up to four people in double and twin bedrooms.
For more information and to book online please visit our website
Additional folding bed and child's cot and high chair can be provided by arrangement. A recent guest commented that " the accommodation was just perfect for 2-4 adults/children, with everything we needed easily available", whilst another thanked us for making additional provision for her family of five.
Dog owners are also delighted that Annie's Place has immediate access to wonderful "doggie walks" and the adjacent beach. Bring your dog with you for a small charge.
In Annie's Place there is a well equipped kitchen with dining area, a modern bathroom (with shower over the bath) and sitting room with comfortable leather armchairs and sofa. Wifi, TV, DVD, board games, jigsaws and books are also provided. The furniture, fittings and bed linen are of excellent quality, as the flat is regularly refurbished and updated. The overall facilities are praised by all guests, with positive comments on the flat's "exceptionally clean, uncluttered and cosy" appearance. Orkney landscapes and seascapes by one of Scotland's leading artists, Rosanne Barr, are featured within the flat, reflecting the sea and country scenes which surround Annie's Place.
A welcome breakfast hamper of local provisions is provided on arrival, for which all guests have expressed appreciation. The apartment is immediately adjacent to the well stocked local shop/post office/service station (Palace Stores) and other shops, restaurants, galleries, silversmiths and award winning breweries and working mill are available nearby. Birsay Bay Tearooms just 3 minutes walk across the bridge, reached the 2014 Scottish finals of the small restaurants competition. We are now on the recently opened St Magnus Way just one of the many walks that visitors can explore from the doorstep without the need to take the car!
Guests can relax in our Old Manse walled garden with newly erected summer house, or sit on our stone bench directly above the sea shore which is alive with birds and "singing seals". Wonderful sunsets, calm evenings and exciting sea scenes are features of the view from this vantage point. Many guests enjoy a lunchtime snack, coffee break or glass of wine whilst relaxing in this midge free haven!
Annie's Place and The Old Manse are situated in the historic village of Palace, Birsay. This is the ancient capital of Orkney, on the rugged coast of the West Mainland just to the north of the world heritage sites of Skara Brae, Maeshowe ,Ring of Brodgar , Broch of Gurness. RSPB bird sanctuaries at Marwick Head and The Loons are close by. Ten minuters stroll from Annie's Place is the tidal Island of Brough of Birsay, with its early Norse settlement and sea cliff viewpoints; in spring and summer its heath land is covered in wild flowers and its cliff faces become seabird "nurseries" . Earls Palace Birsay (Robert Stewart - half brother of Mary Queen of Scots) is the view from our window across the ancient St Magnus Kirkyard, founded in 1064....before the Norman Conquest.
Birsay is an ideal centre for walking, cycling (bikes available) and touring and there is free trout fishing on Boardhouse Loch with boat hire available in season. Music, dance and drama festivals run throughout the year with folklore and science events to stretch the mind and senses beyond and afar.
|Annie's Place||£399 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.