A cosy self catering cottage for two in a private cliff top location on Eday

Covid-19 precautions:

The Ruah is now open following the Covid-19 lockdown. The cottage is cleaned thoroughly in preparation for new visitors and guests are asked to adhere to social distancing and use of face masks as necessary (eg in the island shop). Visitors need to book and pay Orkney Ferries for the journey from Kirkwall to Eday in advance as there is limited capacity at the moment. Please contact us if you need further advice.

The Ruah is a cosy self catering cottage for two in a private cliff top location on the south-east of the island of Eday. The renovated croft is part of Green Farm which has its own sandy beach and plenty of open space.

The Ruah is available all year and is ideal for walking, bird watching, cloud spotting, star gazing, rock pooling, daydreaming - or maybe just relaxing. There’s a walled yard to the front of the cottage with a picnic bench and uninterrupted views of the sea and neighbouring islands. If you’re lucky, you might see otters, grey seal pups in the autumn, and even the Northern Lights in winter.

The old farm buildings to the west of the cottage house the remains of an original Orcadian sailed windmill and a wooden threshing machine – as well as our flock of free-range hens.

The Ruah has excellent modern facilities including a multi fuel cooker, microwave and fridge. There’s a small TV/DVD player in the lounge area, a radio/CD player in the bedroom and washer/dryer in the shower room.

Eday has a post office and a well stocked shop where you’ll find all you need for a self-catering holiday - a wide range of groceries, bread, frozen and convenience foods, fresh fruit, vegetables, beer, wines and spirits and fuel.

  • Ensuite bath and/or shower room(s) in self catering unit
  • Hairdryer available
  • Bed linen provided on request - free or hire
  • Towels provided on request - free or hire
  • Television available
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • DVD player available
  • CD player available
  • Private parking
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • "Garden for resident's use"
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Short breaks available
  • Property on working farm/croft