Loons Cottage is situated in a peaceful location overlooking one of the best RSPB bird reserves in the UK, "The Loons"
Loons Cottage is situated in the West Mainland of Orkney on the edge of The RSPB Reserve "The Loons" in the parish of Birsay. The cottage is on a working stock farm.
From the comfort of the cottage you will experience spectacular views. Opening the patio door allows opportunities to dine, relax, observe and listen to the many native birds on the reserve. There is an abundance of nature on your doorstep with cows and calves grazing in the fields.
A short walk takes you to the RSPB bird hide and listening wall, and it is a 1.5 mile walk/drive to Marwick Shore and Marwick Head another RSPB reserve, where there is an abundance of nesting and breeding birds on the cliff edges. Marwick Head is also the site of Kitchener’s Memorial, a local landmark erected to mark the WWII sinking of HMS Hampshire.
With so much nature and history on its doorstep, Loons cottage is an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing or simply relaxing at this tranquil location.