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Old Granary Orkney

Old Granary Orkney

Old Granary luxury holiday cottage Orkney is a stunning and sympathetic renovation of historic stone barns, with ever changing sea views across Scapa Flow. Luxury furnishings and facilities make this a real 5 star holiday house.

Packed full of character, retaining many original features.and only a short drive from either Kirkwall or Stromness, The Old Granary Quoy is a great base for exploring the many delights of Orkney.

Original Features

The Cottage retains many of its original features, including lovely stone walls, wooden beams decorated by hops and stone flagged floors.

These period features are combined with state-of-the-art facilities, such as underfloor heating via an air source heat pump, wet rooms and a whirl pool bath. Free Wi fi throughout means you can keep in touch with the mainland!

The lounge has a flat screen TV and DVD player and a nice sound system with iPod Docking station for your own tunes! The cottage is furnished to the highest standard with really comfy sofas and armchairs and some lovely antique furniture. If you just want to relax, there is a good selection of books and magazines.

Open Plan Lounge

One of the highlights of this house is the main open plan lounge with wood burning stove and well equipped kitchen with sea views out across Scapa Flow and over to the islands of Flotta, Hoy and the Barrel of Butter!

In terms of bedrooms, the ground floor features a large twin room with a superb wet room, which is suitable for people with impaired mobility. Upstairs there are two more generous sized bedrooms.

One with a super comfy king size bed and en-suite bathroom (with whirlpool bath) and the other with a choice of super king or twin beds and featuring a wet room. Luxury Orkney soaps are provided throughout!

Lots of space

It’s a very practical house too, with lots of space. There is a large lobby for outside equipment and boots, as well as utility room with washing and drying facilities and an extra downstairs toilet.

Outside you’ll find a patio area with amazing dry stone walls built by Kevin the owner, a dining table, perfect for enjoying dinner or a drink in the sun. The owners, who have very green fingers, have a wonderful garden next door which you are welcome to explore.

The friendly owners obviously have flair for design, whether it be in the conversion of these historic barns, the interiors, or in their wonderful garden. Caroline also offers home cooked meals to guests staying in the Old Granary while the very creative Kevin can teach you dry stone walling!

This is a large, luxurious and well-equipped holiday house packed full of character and an ideal base for families or groups of friends exploring Orkney.

Perfect Days

The cottage is a great base for exploring the range of amazing historical sites like Maes Howe chambered tomb, complete with Viking graffiti, the Ring of Brodgar standing stones and stunning Broch of Gurness.

A trip to Orkney must include a trip to the incredible Skara Brae prehistoric village, the best example of its type in Europe. It also boasts a fantastic visitor centre and a nice wee café. The local cheese platter is highly recommended.

Head south over the Churchill Barriers and visit the Italian chapel made by Italian POWs during WWII and then visit the incredible Tomb of the Eagles.

Go for a wander around Kirkwall town: see the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral and Orkney museum or explore some of the independent shops, cafes and restaurants on the High Street.

Take a trip to the dramatic cliff-top tidal island of Brough of Birsay. This was once the ancient Oradian seat of power. Check the tides to ensure a safe time for crossing!

Head to Jolly’s in Kirkwall (an unlikely location on the industrial estate) and pick up some goodies, like fresh seafood, salmon or scallops and local cheeses

How to book

Call 01856 811 237 or complete form.


  • Three Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
  • Wifi
  • Credit Card Payment Welcome
  • Minimum Price – £550.00
  • Maximum Price – £850.00
  • Pets Welcome
  • Changeover Day – Saturday
  • Short Breaks Welcome
  • Fire/Stove
  • Owners’ Website

Old Granary Orkney