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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 or 1 Superking, dressing table and wardrobe

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

  • Bedroom Three- 2 Single beds or 1 Superking, wardrobe

  • Utility room/Office with ironing facilities, clothes airer, freezer 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 hob, oven, grill, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, coffee maker and toaster

  • WC

Please specify bed preference when booking. 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)

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



(dates are inclusive)



January 5th to March:   £420/week   £60/night

April, May & June:   £455/week   £65/night

July & August:   £525/week   £75/night

September & October: £455/week   £65/night

November to December 20th: £420/week   £60/night

December 21st to January 3rd: £525/week   £75/night

Minimum stay: 5 nights

20% deposit required when booking (non-refundable)

Balance to be paid on arrival

Check in from 1500. Latest check out 1000.


              *****Late Availability ******

         5 nights : June 25th - June 30th

         July 8th - July 20th Still available

          5  nights : Aug 17th - Aug 22nd



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.






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.

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.



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

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