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Lower Byre - A Charming Cottage Apartment Next to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

After a day of exploring all of what Orkney has to offer you can relax back in the comfort and privacy of your apartment. You may wish to wind away an evening with a relaxing walk around The Loons (old Norse for ‘marshy area’) – an adjacent flat meadowside walk, or simply enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set to the songs of the meadow birds, or even have a barbeque with some of Orkney’s finest produce form our local shops and butchers. Or if eating out and local nightlife is your thing then the bars, cafes and restaurants of Stromness are only a 10 minute walk away. You may of course wish to catch up with loved ones or blog your day’s adventures with our complimentary free WiFi.

Whatever you seek from Orkney’s rich tapestry of culture, flora and fauna – Stromness Apartments offers you an idyllic setting and perfect location to base your stay.

More Details

Owner
Alexander
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Alexander

Hey I'm Alexander, I'm 21 years old and currently juggling life between working in the UK and studying at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The apartments are a result of a barn conversion on my Granny & Grandad's croft of Milldam, where my Mum was born and brought up.

You'll be welcome to walk around the old farm and enjoy the surrounding land and trees that my Grandad and Dad planted (they are not very common in Orkney we like to brag about them!).

My places are new to HomeAway but I really hope you can come and enjoy them soon. Alexander :-)

Alexander purchased this apartment in 1963

Why Alexander chose Stromness

The beautiful and charming town of Stromness is only a 10 minute walk away, with its historic winding cobbled streets, dramatic aspect and busy harbour. The Apartment is an ideal base for exploring all of what Orkney has to offer, and only a short walk from the main bus routes, or a mere 5 minute drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the best and most numerous Neolithic sites in Northern Europe.

A World Heritage Site on Your Doorstep….

Jump in your car and in 5 minutes you find yourself in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. From the spectacular and iconic Ring of Brodgar, to Maeshowe - the finest Neolithic tomb in Northern Europe, or the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae - the best preserved group of prehistoric houses in Western Europe, Stromness Apartments puts you on the doorstep of Neolithic Orkney. You can even visit the live dig at The Ness of Brodgar - recently featured on the front cover of National Geographic magazine this 3 hectare site filled with massive stone structures containing unique and spectacular finds is without parallel in Europe.

Enjoy everything Orkney Has to Offer….

Only 20 minutes away you’ll find Orkney’s main town of Kirkwall, home to Britain’s most northerly cathedral, the beautiful c900 year old St Magnus Cathedral. Kirkwall also boasts numerous shops and cafes, a theatre, sports centre, 3D cinema, as well as 3 large supermarkets.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stromness in Orkney

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Notes:
Check-in from 1600 Check-out by 1000

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Cosy and convenient flat

  • 4 of 5

The flat is really well situated just 15 mins walk from Stromness, which is a lovely town with great views of the sea and convenient for shops and eating out (Ferry Inn and Hamnavoe for evenings, Julia's Cafe at lunchtime recommended). The place was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-in from 1600
Check-out by 1000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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