Stunning house with 3 public areas, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and separate fully equipped rod room and summer house.
Odin is spectacularly situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, where the Stenness Loch and Harray Loch meet.
Odin was built in 1936, using wood from the Cunard liner Mauretania, by Captain Cooper a retired sea captain, who wanted to see water from each room in the house. Some of the original fittings are still evident in the kitchen, stairs and front porch.Accommodation comprises four bedrooms all with en suite facilities, main bathroom, sitting room with peat burning fire, sun porch, dining room with adjoining large kitchen, utility room, fully equipped rod room and summer house. Archaeology http://www.odinorkney.com/pages/worldheritage.html “What a beautiful house, very tastefully decorated and such an idyllic setting. I also don't think there will be another house on the planet from which you can see 6 World Heritage class Neolithic monuments from either the house or the drive! I couldn't get over that alone!” Liz Howard-Thornton Watch Stone, Standing Stones of Stenness and Barnhouse Neolithic Village are beside Odin. The internationally acclaimed Ness of Brodgarand and Ring of Brodgarare are just up the road and Maeshowe is within one mile of Odin. Fishing http://www.orkneytroutfishing.co.uk/ Odin has a fully equipped rod room with toilet. The adjoining summer house has tea and coffee making facilities and a table capable of seating up to 10 people should you wish to share your catch in a relaxed atmosphere. A ghillie can be arranged. Bird Watching http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/collections/orkney.aspx The house is a luxury bird hide where a large variety of birds can be seen from each window. Odin in Winter Northern Lights
http://www.visitorkney.com/northernlights/ Have seen wonderful displays of the Northern Lights at Odin but we cannot guarantee you will see this wonderful phenomenon.
Mid-Winter Sun Flashing http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/maeshowe/stones.html Seen several times at Odin Maeshowe Winter Solstice http://www.maeshowe.co.uk/maeshowe/stones.html Experience the mid-winter sun, light up the Maeshowe tomb Bird Watching www.orkney.com/migrating-ducks In Winter, there are large numbers of ducks on the lochs as well as Whooper Swans. Ba’ http://www.orkneyjar.com/tradition/bagame/index.html Christmas Day and New Years Day – a unique experience to watch! Craft Trails http://www.orkneydesignercrafts.com/index.php Discover diverse and varied crafts, many of which can be seen in galleries nationwide. Piers Art Centre http://www.pierartscentre.com/ 4 miles from Odin Part of “Tate Plus” initiative Established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated to ‘be held in trust for Orkney’ by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904 – 2005). Includes works by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo among others. As well as its permanent collection you can enjoy exhibitions from local and international artists. Ness Battery http://www.nessbattery.co.uk/ 4 miles from Odin This important relic of Orkney’s wartime heritage once defended Scapa Flow against enemy attack and after being closed for many years is finally open to the public.