Loons Cottage is situated in the West Mainland of Orkney on the edge of The RSPB Reserve 'The Loons' in the parish of Birsay.

COVID precautions will be in place where required.

As the cottage is situated on the edge of The Loons Bird Reserve you can see and hear a great variety of birds from your doorstep. Just a short drive/walk away there is the sea cliffs of Marwick Head, Kitchener's Memorial and the Brough of Birsay, which are good breeding grounds for sea birds, including puffins.

The cottage is on a working stock farm and provides holiday accommodation for a family of up to four people. There is ample parking space, a grass area and a picnic table for sitting outside in the Orkney sunshine.

From this ideal location you can access many tourist attractions, Skara Brae, Skaill House and Bay of Skaill, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, Earl's Palace just to name a few. It is a great base for fishing, bird watching, sight seeing, touring, walking, cycling or just relaxing. Close by is Isbister Loch, Boardhouse Loch, Swannay Loch and Hundland Loch which are ideal for trout fishing. In Orkney Please note that trout fishing is seasonal running from March through to September. All fishing is free.

The village of Dounby is just 4.5 miles away with the main town of Kirkwall 18 miles away and only 10 miles from Stromness.

There is a coin meter for electricity (accepts £1 coins only).
Welcome pack provided on arrival.

  • Hairdryer available
  • Television available
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • DVD player available
  • Private parking
  • Additional charge for power/ fuel/heating
  • Property on working farm/croft
  • Garden for resident’s use
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Short breaks available
  • No pets
  • Microwave
  • "Twin/double room(s) available"
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Ironing Board
  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists
  • Shower
  • Fridge/freezer
  • "Toaster, kettle & cafetiere"
  • iron
  • private parking
  • TV
  • Natural Habitat
  • Wildlife
  • short breaks available
  • ideal for walkers and cyclists
  • Private Patio
  • Outdoor drying green
  • Wildlife Closeby
  • Orkney books & reading books for adults & children
  • Games & Toys
  • Bench seating & picnic benches
  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor seating area
  • loch views