top of page


Self Catering Accommodation
Birsay, Orkney
Sleeps 6


Situated on a working farm with beautiful views across Birsay Bay, Norvald is the perfect base for your stay in Orkney. We are ideally located for fishing, with Boardhouse loch just a 5 minute walk away. The Brough of Birsay, Earls Palace, Barony mill and Skipigeo are all within walking distance. Alternatively, immerse yourself in some of the island's ancient history with a visit to Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar or the Standing Stones of Stenness, all just a short drive away.



Ground floor

  • Bedroom One- 2 single beds, dressing table and wardrobe

  • Bedroom Two- 1 Double bed, dressing table and wardrobe

  • Bedroom Three- 1 king size bed, wardrobe

  • Utility room/Office with ironing facilities, clothes airer and desk

  • Washing machine

  • Main bathroom with shower/bath

First Floor

  • Living room with three sofas, coffee table, large TV, Free-Sat, DVD player and beautiful views across Birsay Bay

  • Dining area with seating for six

  • Kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, grill, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, Nespresso machine and toaster

  • WC

All bed linen/towels are provided.

A travel cot and bedding can be provided. Please let us know if you require a high-chair or baby bath tub.

There is a coin meter for electricity (accepts £1 coins only).

Electric car charging is free. 

This is a non-smoking property. Sorry, but no dogs (except assistance dogs) permitted.





(dates are inclusive)


1st July - 31st August:  £595/week  £85/night

1st September - 31st October:  £504/week  £72/night

1st November - 22nd December:  £420/week  £60/night

23rd December - 3rd January:  £490/week  £70/night


4th January - 31st March:  £448/week  £64/night

1st April - 31st May:  £497/week  £71/night

1st June - 30th June:  £651/week  £93/night

1st July - 31st August:  £686/week  £98/night

1st September - 31st October:  £581/week  £83/night

1st November - 21st December:  £448/week  £64/night

22nd December - 3rd January:  £546/week  £78/night

Minimum stay: 5 nights

20% deposit required when booking, refundable in the event of government imposed travel restrictions.

Balance to be paid on arrival

Check in from 1500. Latest check out 1000.



12th - 23rd September 2022



Welcome pack


Just a few essentials to get you started.



Plenty of outside space for the family to enjoy.

Free Wifi


Unlimited Wi-fi included (subject to fair useage)

Baby friendly

We have stairgates fitted to keep little ones safe. We can also provide a travel cot, high chair and baby bath, just ask. We are only a 5 minute walk from an excellent playpark.



We have plenty of storage for fishing gear, bicycles, roofboxes, or anything else you can think of.



Washing machine, clothes airer, washing line and ironing facilities provided.

Free E.V. Charging


There is an electric vehicle charging point located outside the property. There is no charge for this service.



Living room with beautiful views
Living room with sea views
Living room- views across Birsay Bay (2)
Bedroom one
Bedroom one
Comfy cot
Bedroom one- With cot
Bedroom two
Bedroom two
Bedroom two
Bedroom two
Bedroom three
Bedroom three
Bedroom three
New kitchen fitted 2020
New kitchen fitted 2020 (1)
New kitchen fitted 2020(2)
Dining area (2)
Living room (5)
Living room- views across Birsay Bay
Living room (1)
Main bathroom
Outside (1)
Whalebone, Skipigeo, Birsay
The Standard, Birsay
Brough of Birsay




There is excellent trout fishing at the  Boardhouse loch or why not try the nearby Harray and Stenness lochs, just a short drive away.

Bird Watching


The ideal location for spotting rare birds with two RSPB reserves close by. Take a walk up to the Marwick head bird reserve to see if you can spot the puffins.



Explore many miles of beautiful coastal paths. Bring your binoculars to spot some whales or relax on the many beaches Orkney has to offer. With excellent air and ferry links to the north and south isles, the possibilities are endless.

Leisure Activities


Excellent, modern leisure facilities are available at the Pickaquoy centre in Kirkwall.

Historical sites


Earls Palace and The Kitchener Memorial are within walking distance. Or go further back in time with a visit to Skara Brae, Ness of Brodgar or the Standing Stones of Stenness, all just a short drive away. A little further afield, you will find the impressive St Magnus Cathedral, the Italian Chapel and the Tomb of the Eagles.

Cultural Heritage

You can visit the nearby Kirbuster and Corigall farm museums to get an insight into traditional farming methods. Or perhaps follow the craft trail to discover a wide range of local crafts. We would highly recommend a tour of the Barony Mill, Orkney's only working water mill.


Vanessa and Graham have done a wonderful job of renovating the cottage and there is nothing we could have wanted for. The beds are super comfortable, the kitchen equipped with everything we could need and the towels were soft and fluffy.
There are the most amazing views from every window and many of the evenings were spent sipping a glass of Highland Park while watching the cows, the birds and the views across the Brough of Birsay.

                                                                                    Cathie D.   May 17

bottom of page