Local Information

The cottages are situated in the West Mainland of Orkney with spectacular views and although, peaceful and secluded, are within easy access of a wide range of local amenities and sites of interest.

We are just 4 miles from Dounby Village where you will find shops, a pub, a cafe, fuel and a pharmacy. Closer to home there’s a local shop & post office well equipped should you need them. We are just a minutes walk from the Orkney Brewery and there is great brown trout fishing to be had at both Boardhouse and Harray Lochs.

With everything you could need nearby, the cottages are still located within easy driving distance of both Kirkwall & Stromness. If you want to eat out there are some good restaurants close by.

Places you might want you visit during your stay –

Hole o’Rowe: Visible from the Bay of Skaill, the Hole o’Rowe is a cave worn right through the headland, which causes the sea to break through the hole in dramatic style in rough weather.

St Peter’s Kirk: Situated at the north end of the Bay of Skaill is St. Peter’s Kirk, dating back to 1837.

Quoyloo Studio: is a family-run business based on Orkney, specialising in wildlife prints and sculpture by David Harris and Carol Pursell, who both have obtained B.A. Hons degrees in Fine Art. Visit the Qouyloo Studio website for more information.

Enquiries Post: Stewart & Wilma Wood, Garson, Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney, KW163JD – Tel: 01856 841519 – Mobile: 07768 918084