Kathy Bichan • Westrow Lodge • Orphir • Orkney • KW17 2RD • Scotland
Sympathetically renovated derelict croft house with natural wood extension. Underfloor heating beneath original slate floors ensures that the house is always cosy. Energy efficient solar panel guarantees hot water on demand. Accommodation spread over one floor includes an entrance vestibule with built in seated bench and ample coat hooks for outdoor gear. A stunning lounge and dining room with multi-fuel stove and large screen television with Freeview and Blu-ray player.
There is an adjoining double bedroom with multi-fuel stove and ensuite shower room. The spacious eat-in kitchen has built in window seats to enjoy the glorious view of the sea and hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy. The kitchen incorporates a variety of quality integrated appliances and an additional television with built in DVD player. Large patio doors from the kitchen lead out to a paved patio area with large picnic table for “al fresco dining” while enjoying the glorious sunsets over Scapa Flow and Stromness.
There are two more bedrooms both benefiting from built-in wardrobes. The “kids” room has two bunk beds sleeping four with an additional cot available. The master has a double bed that looks out to Scapa Flow through large patio doors leading to the paved patio. The modern family bath is fully fitted including shower over bath. Sleeps 2-8 people comfortably. Linens and towels included.CLICK HERE to view a floor plan of BUXA FARM CROFT
The croft house is situated on 20 acres of waterfront property that is under the Rural Stewardship scheme to preserve bird life. There is a bird hide on the property to observe birds up close on the pond. A children’s playpark adjacent to the croft house provides hours of play for young ones. A dedicated walk with gates at top and bottom has been developed giving easy access to the shore without having to climb over barbed wire. Secure storage for bicycles and camping and fishing gear.
Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday on a weekly basis and are inclusive of VAT.
We require all guests to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 per week to secure a booking, the balance being payable one month/4 weeks before the date of arrival. For your convenience you may pay using the PayPal 'Pay Now' button below. Rent is payable in full at the time of booking for reservations made less than one month/4 weeks before arrival. Please make all cheques/postal orders payable to “Buxa Farm Chalets” and send payments to the address above. A booking acknowledgement will be sent to you showing the full charge for the period and the amount of deposit paid.
You must cancel your reservation within 21 days of your planned stay to ensure a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. We would advise that you arrange cancellation insurance.
When planning your trip to Orkney by air or by ferry please note these times and plan accordingly:
Check In time begins after 2:00 pm
Check out time is before 10:00 am
No Smoking and No Pets Please
From Stromness: When departing the ferry in Stromness: Turn right upon departure from the ferry parking lot onto the A965 taking you towards Kirkwall. Turn right at A964 signposted to Orphir. Continue for approximately 5 miles and Buxa Farm Chalets is signposted on the right. Go to the end of the road and take a left at next signpost. Approximately 15 minutes.
From Kirkwall: When departing the ferry in Kirkwall: Turn left upon departure from the ferry parking lot and head through industrial park (taking you towards Kirkwall) to junction, take left and then 1st turn right at Mills Filling Station and follow road to traffic circle, take right at traffic circle. Take another right at the A964 Orphir road and stay on for about 20 minutes passing through small village of Orphir and uphill past Houton Ferry Terminal. Buxa Farm Chalets is signposted on the left. Go to the end of the road and take a left at next signpost.
From St. Margaret’s Hope: From St. Margaret’s Hope: When departing the ferry from St Margaret’s Hope follow signs to Kirkwall. You will pass Highland Park Distillery on the right when entering Kirkwall, follow the road around and then take left at the A964 Orphir road (signposted) and stay on for about 20 minutes passing through small village of Orphir and uphill past Houton Ferry Terminal. Buxa Farm Croft is signposted on the left. Go to the end of the road and take a left at next signpost.
The most common complaint we get from visitors is that there just isn’t enough time to see everything in Orkney! We suggest before you visit that you log on to the local tourist information site: www.visitorkney.com that is just chock full of information on what to see and do in Orkney. Alternatively you can phone the VisitOrkney tourist information centre in Orkney, phone: 01856 872856, for a full colour brochure for information on things to see and do, travel, where to stay, where to dine, and where to buy things made in Orkney.