Relax in an authentic Orkney stone cottage with a story to tell. Built well over a century ago Corkaquina has been sympathetically restored to recreate all its original charm. Situated in its own grounds in a picturesque rural location overlooking Marwick Bay in Birsay. Sleeps two to four people.
Corkaquina is a fully restored 19th century historic cottage situated in a peaceful rural location overlooking Marwick Bay. The cottage sits in extensive private grounds of “natural” grassland providing a valuable habitat and breeding ground for a variety of wildlife. Nearby are The Loons and Marwick Head RSPB bird reserves. A two bedroom cottage accommodating 2 to 4 people.
Weekly rates start from £400 per week and short breaks are available Sept – Mar.
The cottage has been sympathetically restored with meticulous attention to detail, retaining the original stone walls and traditional flagstone roofing. Internally the exposed roof timbers, stone chimney and flagstone flooring ensure a charm and relaxing ambiance only found in an historic cottage. The cosy under floor central heating ensures you are kept warm during your stay.
The heart of the cottage is the comfortable living area, dining area and fitted kitchen. A picture window lets you savour the magnificent skies and magical sunsets over Marwick bay. In the “ben end” there is a double bedroom. A second bedroom with two bunk beds, and a shower room completes the accommodation.
The outhouse provides a washroom with automatic washing machine and a store for bikes, walking or fishing gear etc. The cottage is equipped with Broadband Wi-Fi, DVD and Hi Fi with ipod dock. An Orkney welcome pack awaits you on arrival.
Visit www.birsay.org.uk to see the many places of interest to explore in Birsay – the ancient capital of Orkney. Slightly further afield in the heart of Neolithic Orkney, you can visit Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness . Stromness is also worth a visit, stroll through the cobbled streets and visit the Pier Arts Centre , Stromness Museum or Ness Battery . Find out more about Stromness on this link.
The local shop is just one mile distant and Dounby village only five. A number of local pubs and eateries are within a short drive.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.