Orkney Islands, Scotland home swap

Strathyre, Orkney Isles is a rural family home (main home) with three bedrooms, big kitchen (which was the original 200 year old house with stone flag roof!) large sitting room, bathroom, shower room, utility room with internet, set in over 6 acres of its own land, overlooking a free fishing loch, 2 miles from the shore and ancient Neolithic sites that cover Orkney. Strathyre has all facilities to make your stay comfortable and is a lovely combination of wooden floors and stone walls in many parts.

"Here where the world is quiet" - Orkney Islands... you have to stay there to experience it! Northern lights, Neolithic sites, solitude, wildlife - Birsay

Also see our rental website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2126289

About the location

The idyllic Orkney Isles lie to the north of Scotland a scenic hour and a half sail away from Scotland. Our home is on the `mainland" - biggest island, but each and every smaller isle has something unique to offer and are easily accessible by ferry or tiny plane! Orkney has hundreds of ancient monuments, standing stones, tombs etc from Stone Age to Vikings! Bird watching, beach combing, wildlife spotting (seals, whales, puffins), free loch fishing, and discovering traditional crafts and music are what draw people to Orkney year after year. In summer daylight is perpetual, with golf being played at midnight and the light is a photographer and artists/writers dream.

Our home is set by itself, in its own land 2 miles equidistant from nearest villages and beach. Both villages have shops, pubs, and post office. The biggest towns, both harbour towns have each got their own style, Kirkwall its grand Cathedral and many more shops, eating places, and pubs. Stromness quaint winding streets, craft shops and cafes. Scapa Flow, Italian Chapel and Churchill Barriers are all reminders of Orkney`s more recent history.

For peace, solitude, and beautiful landscapes with sea drifting into land into sky, Orkney is the place to be.

Beaches, ancient monuments, fishing lochs, crafts, and endless light in summer, Northern lights/Aurora Borealis, never mind visiting all the smaller islands all with their own unique identity.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Birsay (HE39064)

Orkney,   Scotland

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Not interested in England, France, Low Countries

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

Meet the member

Adults: 3     

Membership expiry date: 30 Sep 2020

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