Firth|From £400 per week
Rural hideaway bothy for two, with seaview, woodburner, wifi and big telly; ideal for a romantic escapade or a week of angling, archaeology, bird watching or just sitting back and enjoying the tranquillity.
Cuween Cottage is a 19th-century farm-worker's dwelling, which sits below Cuween Hill chambered cairn, looking out across the islands in the Bay of Firth. There are many holiday properties in Orkney which have been built and finished to modern standards: this is not one of them. The original cottage has been de-modernised, with all internal walls removed and fireplaces re-opened. At the seaward end is the wood-burning stove and comfy sofa; at the other is the double bed. The building tells its own story, and is once more a bothy in the traditional sense (but with hot water, central heating and the full array of 21st century facilities and gadgets...) The cottage has been extended, and this addition contains the kitchen, with Rayburn and all the usual white-goods, and a newly-refurbished bathroom with shower and a deep tub.
Dogs are very welcome, and will enjoy a sniff round the mature garden or a walk on the open heather behind the cottage. Cuween Hill tomb is one of the best examples of its kind in Britain, and the view from the top of the hill is superb (it is also a good area for harrier spotting). To the village of Finstown is a short walk, and there is a bus service. By car, the legendary trout lochs are 15 minutes away, and, for sightseers, you are at the centre of the Orkney Mainland, equidistant from Kirkwall and Stromness.
- Ensuite bath and/or shower room(s) in self catering unit
- Hairdryer available
- Bed linen provided on request - free or hire
- Towels provided on request - free or hire
- Television available
- Laundry facilities on site
- Washing Machine
- Tumble dryer
- DVD player available
- CD player available
- Private parking
- Pets accepted by arrangement
- Garden for resident's use
- Open hearth fire
- Ground floor bedrooms available