A modern Norwegian style bungalow in a quiet and peaceful location close to the sea with expansive views over Scapa Flow.
Set in a private location near the sea, Little Bu has a spectacular views of Scapa Flow and Orphir hills. It is ideally situated for cliff-top walks or bird watching and is minutes away from all of Orkney's main attractions.
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Sleeps 6 people
Little Bu is situated in the picturesque district of Orphir, midway between Orkney's two main settlements, Stromness and Kirkwall. Orkney's capital Kirkwall, is a short drive away (15 minutes), where you can visit Earls & Bishops Palaces Kirkwall , St Magnus Cathedral (St Magnus Cathedral tour times ), Orkney Museum, Highland Park Distillery and Scapa Distillery , to name a few of the attractions in town. There are many eateries, pubs, cafes also in Kirkwall, you can find out more here . If the weather isn't too kind, the The Pickaquoy Centre offers excellent indoor facilities such as a swimming pool, cinema, various exercise classes and kids entertainment.
The heart of Neolithic Orkney is also a short drive from the chalet, where you can visit Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness . A further drive of 15 mins will take you to the Brough of Birsay , Broch of Gurness and Earls Palace Birsay.
Take time out from the sites and take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Stromness,visit the Pier Arts Centre , Stromness Museum or Ness Battery . Find out more about Stromness on this link.
In its peaceful and secluded oceanside setting, Little Bu is the perfect destination for families, walkers and bird watchers. Nearby cliff-top walks lead down to the sea and offer stunning views of Scapa Flow and the chance to see seals and otters as well as the native seabirds.
A short stroll away are the ancient remains of St Nicholas Round Kirk - one of only four round churches in the country - which was built into the remains of an old Norse farm. Here, too, is the Orkneyinga Saga Centre, which provides fascinating insight into the rich Viking heritage of the area.
Ferries to the hauntingly beautiful and mysterious island of Hoy depart regularly from the Bay of Houton Pier (5 minutes away by car).
It's easy to get to any part of the mainland from Little Bu by car.
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