Sanday Accommodations

Accommodations in Sanday

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Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The Space* Peace and quiet * Seclusion and tranquility * Decking overlooking the sea * House nestles beside a loch and the sea * Wildlife all around * Beautiful walks * White sandy beaches only moments away * Dog friendly * Free Wifi * Breakfast included * Free tea and coffee * Comfortable double bed with clean fresh linen * Shared bathroom with shower and bath * Towels provided Guest AccessGuests have their own private bedroom with a shared bathroom. The owners lounge is available at all times with access to TV, DVDs and wireless internet. Coffee and tea making facilities are available in the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsWe offer our guests a free whistle-stop tour of the island to help get your barings. If you would prefer a more leisurely, fully guided tour including a special packed lunch and visiting various points of interest we can arrange this for a modest cost of £30 per person. You are welcome to join us in the evening in the lounge and we can provide a cooked evening meal at a small extra charge. Packed lunches are also available. The NeighborhoodHi, I'm Johanna and I absolutely love living on Sanday. Although I haven't lived here long I can help you with anything you need to know to enjoy and make the most of your stay. The highlight of your stay here has to be the island itself. So beautiful. We are nestled beside a fresh water loch and back onto a bay which is usually very calm. There is so much wildlife to see. Hundreds of seals or 'selkies' gather here for their annual moult. You can watch some of the seals from our raised decking in the garden whilst you enjoy breakfast or a evening drink. You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an otter. There is 5000 years of history here which includes a chambered burial chairn as well as shipwrecks and buildings from both world wars. Our neighbourhood is dominated by sky, sea and fields. There is no industry on Sanday, only farming and fishing. You are likely to look out the window and see geese in the garden or curlews, lapwings and oystercatchers. Our house is very private with only one close neighbour. Your bed has a comfortable orthopaedic memory foam mattress and clean crisp bedding. There are towels laid out for your convenience. If you forget anything we can provide you with most essentials. A free breakfast is included in the price of the room. You can have a choice of porridge, cereal, toast, fresh fruit or yogurt. Or all of them if you are hungry!! You are more than welcome to use our kitchen should you decide to cook a meal or I can recommend a couple of places to eat, although being a small island there are not many places to choose from. The local pub, The Kettletoft does good food including fish and chips, eat in or takeaway twice a week. My favorite resturant is at Backaskaill Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. Geoff cooks a wonderful meal and Jane is the perfect hostess. If you want a meal cooked with local produce and an attention to detail you won't be disappointed. I have a copy of their menu and can phone through your order for you. Alternativly, I would be more than happy to prepare a meal for you at an extra cost. Picnics can also be prepared for you should you want to explore the island. I can point you in the right direction of some amazing white sandy beaches. We are a dog friendly house. We have 3 dogs of our own who after an initial bark will love you to bits. We don't place a limit on the dogs you can bring and can provide a dog blanket should you wish your pet to sleep on the bed. As there are no doggy poo bins on the island we provide you with the loan of stylish holders which consist of free poo bags, a freshener and a bag that clips to your belt so you don't have to carry the poo bags!!! We also provide doggy towels should your guys decide to go for a swim. Getting AroundGetting here is an exciting adventure in itself. You can fly into Kirkwall airport on the Orkney Mainland and then take the island hopper plane over to Sanday's airstrip where I will be happy to collect you. If you fancy a more leisurely sea crossing you can sail from Scrabster or Gills Bay to the Orkney Mainland and then catch another ferry to Sanday. I will be happy to collect you from the ferry if you are not bringing a car or alternatively, you may wish to experience our island minibus service. Just let me know so I can book it for you. There is a small charge of about £2 to £3 per person. There is no public transport on Sanday but should you wish to explore we can provide a taxi service for a small charge. Some useful links: ((URL HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NotePlease note that we are pet friendly and this does mean we have pets. 3 dogs and 1 cat. We also take in boarders so may have more animals than this. We have an enclosed back garden where dogs can run off lead. In the warmer months we have an agility field set up and dog training sessions are available. If you are not "animal freindly" that is fine as all our dogs have their own areas and do not need to mix with guests. There are 2 pubs on the island and a fish and chip shop that opens on a saturday. One of the pubs also serve take away or eat-in fish and chips on a Wednesday and Saturday. There are also village shops and post offices dotted around the island. Don't miss the Heritage Centre or "The Croft". The island has three lochs stocked with trout. I could tell you more but it will spoil the surprise - come and discover what else Sanday has to offer. This is a special place and I have had some wonderful guests stay with me. Just let me know if you have any questions, I am always available to help you make the most of your stay. I look forward to meeting you.
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    Paul and Julie welcome you to excellent four star Visit Scotland accredited Hostel facilities. Ayre's Rock a small quiet friendly hostel & campsite. The hostel which is a converted barn & byre with thick stone walls set in a grassed court yard.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The Space* Peace and quiet * Seclusion and tranquility * Decking overlooking the sea * House nestles beside a loch and the sea * Wildlife all around * Beautiful walks * White sandy beaches only moments away * Dog friendly * Free Wifi * Breakfast included * Free tea and coffee * Comfortable double bed with clean fresh linen * Shared bathroom with shower and bath * Towels provided Guest AccessYou will have access to the bathroom, kitchen and lounge. The garden and the agility field will be free to access. We own beach and loch frontage which you are more than welcome to use. There is a seperate studio on site which is not accessible to guests, neither are the barns. Interaction with GuestsHow much do we interact with our guests? Well, that really depends on our guests. I work from home so will usually be home during the day and we are both home in the evenings. We love meeting people and getting to know them. We would be thrilled if you joined us in the evenings. If required we can provide transport to and from the ferry terminal if you prefer to leave your car on the mainland. The NeighborhoodHi, I'm Johanna and together with my partner Jeff we would love to welcome you to Sanday, we absolutely love living on Sanday. Although we haven't lived here long we can help you with anything you need to know to enjoy and make the most of your stay. The highlight of your stay here has to be the island itself. So beautiful. We are nestled beside a fresh water loch and back onto a bay which is usually very calm. There is so much wildlife to see. Hundreds of seals or 'selkies' gather here for their annual moult. You can watch some of the seals from our raised decking in the garden whilst you enjoy breakfast or a evening drink. You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an otter. There is 5000 years of history here which includes a chambered burial chairn as well as shipwrecks and buildings from both world wars. Our neighbourhood is dominated by sky, sea and fields. There is no industry on Sanday, only farming and fishing. You are likely to look out the window and see geese in the garden or curlews, lapwings and oystercatchers. Our house is very private with only one close neighbour. Your bed has a comfortable orthopaedic memory foam mattress and clean crisp bedding. There are towels laid out for your convenience. If you forget anything we can provide you with most essentials. A free breakfast is included in the price of the room. You can have a choice of porridge, cereal, toast, fresh fruit or yogurt. Or all of them if you are hungry!! You are more than welcome to use our kitchen should you decide to cook a meal or I can recommend a couple of places to eat, although being a small island there are not many places to choose from. The local pub, The Kettletoft does good food including fish and chips, eat in or takeaway twice a week. My favorite resturant is at Backaskaill Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. Geoff cooks a wonderful meal and Jane is the perfect hostess. If you want a meal cooked with local produce and an attention to detail you won't be disappointed. I have a copy of their menu and can phone through your order for you. Alternativly, I would be more than happy to prepare a meal for you at an extra cost. Pack lunches can also be prepared for you should you want to explore the island. We can point you in the right direction of some amazing white sandy beaches. We are a dog friendly house. We have 3 dogs of our own who after an initial bark will love you to bits. We don't place a limit on the dogs you can bring and can provide a dog blanket should you wish your pet to sleep on the bed. We also provide doggy towels should your guys decide to go for a swim. Getting AroundGetting here is an exciting adventure in itself. You can fly into Kirkwall airport on the Orkney Mainland and then take the island hopper plane over to Sanday's airstrip where I will be happy to collect you. If you fancy a more leisurely sea crossing you can sail from Scrabster or Gills Bay to the Orkney Mainland and then catch another ferry to Sanday. I will be happy to collect you from the ferry if you are not bringing a car or alternatively, you may wish to experience our island minibus service. Just let me know so I can book it for you. There is a small charge of about £2 to £3 per person. There is no public transport on Sanday but should you wish to explore we can provide a taxi service for a small charge. Some useful links: (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NotePlease note that we are pet friendly and this does mean we have pets. 3 dogs and 1 cat. We also take in boarders so may have more animals than this. We have an enclosed back garden where dogs can run off lead. In the warmer months we have an agility field set up and dog training sessions are available. If you are not "animal freindly" that is fine as all our dogs have their own areas and do not need to mix with guests. There are 2 pubs on the island and a fish and chip shop that opens on a saturday. One of the pubs also serve take away or eat-in fish and chips on a Wednesday and Saturday. There are also village shops and post offices dotted around the island. Don't miss the Heritage Centre or "The Croft". The island has three lochs stocked with trout. I could tell you more but it will spoil the surprise - come and discover what else Sanday has to offer. This is a special place and I have had some wonderful guests stay with me. Just let me know if you have any questions, I am always available to help you make the most of your stay. I look forward to meeting you.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceVerracott is said to be the oldest house on North Ronaldsay and sits on it's own in a wonderful private but easily accessible location, looking out east to the North Sea and west over the Atlantic. There's neighbouring crofts to the south and north but they're both a few fields away. There's a small but well-stocked shop on the island down at North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory (head for the pier and take a right at the cattle grid), it's open daily from 12-2 and until 5 on Tuesdays. Groceries can also be ordered from Kirkwall and sent out on the freight plane or boat - get in touch for further details. The Bird Observatory also has a cafe and off-licence. During the summer months there's also a cafe and gift shop open in the lighthouse buildings. Verracott has a travel cot, high chair and buggy available. There's no central heating but a radiator in the bedroom and cosy stoves in the sitting room and kitchen. Some wood and coal are included in the rental price (depending on length of stay) and there's more available to buy should you need it. Guest AccessGuests can access the whole house but are recommended not to enter any outbuildings as they are old and fragile. Interaction with GuestsI'm happy to help with anything that I can during guests stay and delighted to share tips on places to see and things to do and also offer guided tours, tailor-made to suit visitor's interests and fitness levels. Please message for further details. The NeighborhoodSome of the highlights of a stay on the island are watching the famous ancient breed of seaweed-eating North Ronaldsay sheep graze in the ebb at low tide, wandering the incredibly beautiful sandy beaches at Nouster and Linklet and the 13 mile walk around the shore of the island taking in the fascinating history, geology and wildlife. This is also a wonderful place for star gazing and seeing the Northern Lights. The heritage centre in the New Kirk, Wool Mill and Visitors Centre at the Lighthouse are all well worth a visit, as is climbing the 176 steps to admire the amazing views at the top of the UK's tallest land-based lighthouse. Getting AroundBike, car and taxi hire are all available on the island (book separately). Please get in touch for details. Other Things to NotePlease ensure that you organise your travel to and from the island before you book your stay at Verracott. You can fly or sail to North Ronaldsay. Loganair operate an 8 seater Islander plane which flies 3 times daily in summer and twice daily in winter from Kirkwall Airport. The flight takes 15 minutes and costs £21 return. It's a beautiful flight out over the North Isles and Fair Isle and Foula can often be spotted on the horizon too if it's a clear day. For further details see (URL HIDDEN) Orkney Ferries operate a service from Kirkwall on Tuesdays and Fridays. During the time of the exhibition there will also be day trips from Kirkwall on Sundays 24th July and 7th August. For further details on Orkney Ferries sailings see (URL HIDDEN) There is also a moorning bouy in Nouster Bay for private boats.
    Cottage
    2br Cottage
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceDale Cottage is a traditional stone cottage that has been fully renovated inside to offer a comfortable, well equipped and homely place for your stay. It comprises air source heating, wifi, landline telephone, smart TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, well equipped kitchen, picnic table and BBQ. Dogs are welcome to stay in the porch and we can provide a travel cot, high chair and selection of toys for babies and toddlers on request. Guest AccessYou will have full access to the cottage and surrounding grounds. We will provide you with information on any local events that are on during your stay - the island welcomes visitors to events such as local dances, games nights, gala week, etc. Interaction with GuestsWe will meet you on arrival at the Cottage, or at the pier if you are not sure where to come. We live two miles from the cottage so are on hand if you have any problems during your stay. The NeighborhoodEday is possibly one of the more unspoilt islands, with glorious beaches, cliffs, heatherclad hills, wildlife and archeological gems. The Eday shop is open most days, though often only in the mornings - you can also hire bicycles from the shop. There is a Heritage Centre which is open during the summer months and well worth a visit. If you are interested in wildlife get in touch with the Island Ranger who offers guided walks for visitors. While there are no restaurants on the island at present, there are 'fish and chip take away nights' at present. Check out the island website ((URL HIDDEN) or come to us with your queries. Getting AroundThere are daily ferries to Eday from Kirkwall ((URL HIDDEN) plus flights on Wednesdays ((URL HIDDEN) Eday itself is roughly 10km long and is great for cycling and walking.