Traditional Orkney flag roof cottage overlooking Ward Hill and the Kirbister loch.
This traditional Orkney flag roof cottage was originally rebuilt and renovated from a derelict Orkney house and outbuildings.
Millbrig is let as a self-catering cottage on a weekly basis, sleeping up to 4 people.
Situated an easy distance from the heart of Neolithic Orkney, it lies halfway between Stromness and Kirkwall, overlooking Ward Hill and Kirbister loch.
Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin. There is a bathroom, with shower over the bath and underfloor heating. The kitchen / dining room also has an open peat fireplace with seating. The main living room is spacious and light, has a woodburning stove, underfloor heating, and triple aspect windows, taking in loch to the southeast, and view westward across moorland to Ward Hill, mainland Orkney’s highest point. The garden is mostly south facing, bounded by a burn flowing from Ward Hill into Kirbister Loch. The cottage is well provided for, with all facilities and equipment for a comfortableand enjoyable stay.
Millbrig is around 10 mins drive (30 mins cycle) from Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness and the ‘Ness of Brodgar’ archaeological dig (open dates in Jul/Aug only - see their website for details), 10 mins beyond which Skara Brae, can be reached (or from the cottage a 20 min drive or 1hr cycle). A further drive beyond Skara Brae of 15 mins will take you to the Brough of Birsay Broch of Gurness and Earls Palace Birsay , (you can visit the Orkney Brewery en route).
Situated halfway between Kirkwall and Stromness, you can reach either town from Millbrig in around 15 mins by car. 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 Orkney's capital Kirkwall, 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 Pickaquoy Centre offers excellent indoor facilities such as a swimming pool, cinema, various exercise classes and kids entertainment.
To the south of Kirkwall lies Burray and South Ronaldsay. On route southwards you can find Orkney's iconic Italian Chapel (Italian Chapel opening times ) and look over the Churchill Barriers, more information here. If you head south over the Barriers, you can visit Tomb of the Eagles and the Fossil & Heritage Centre.
For craft enthusiasts, why not follow the Creative Trail or visit the Creative Orkney and Orkney Arts & Crafts websites. For nature lovers please visit RSPB Orkney facebook page or visit the RSPB website . There is also the Orkney Nature Festival you may be interested in. If you are keen on golf, there are three 18-hole courses on the mainland, Stromness Golf Club, Kirkwall Golf Club and South Ronaldsay Golf Club.
Orkney is a unique archipelago rich in history, culture and community, offering so much to enjoy through and beyond the attractions mentioned here. Orkney is best appreciated through exploring firsthand and forging your own discoveries and experiences. Find out more on Orkney.com