Turriedale was originally restored in the late 90's as a family home. Orkneycrofts lightly refurbished the property in the Autumn of 2008.
Turriedale has a pleasing mixture of flag stones and pine floorboards, with a flagstone roof and exterior painted brilliant white. It features a traditional Rayburn oil fired cooker and central heating stove. Turriedale has spectacular westerly views over Heddle toward the West Mainland and Hoy, and a short walk to the east provides equally impressive views over the Bay of Firth toward Kirkwall.
It has been equipped with original farmhouse pine furniture and contains original local and national art and antiques.
A large open plan kitchen and dining area leads on the west side to a sumptuous and very comfortable big open living room. This room is a joy to be in with a full range of farmhouse furniture and delightful mix of art and antiques. The modern world can be found if needed through the HDTV with integrated home theater system and WiFi Broadband.
The comfortable bedrooms (a twin and double) and traditional bathroom with extra large bath are off the kitchen on the east side with pine boards and furniture continuing the farmhouse style throughout.
The Bathroom has a powerful shower in a fully tiled cubicle and large free standing cast-iron bath. Turriedale has a beautiful aspect with splendid views over the West Mainland. The rear garden area has been left wild. There is comfortable garden seating outside the front of the house with commanding views over the West Mainland towards Hoy. We are also pet-friendly.
Probably the single most important aspect of Turriedale is the immensely convenient location. It is placed quite literally at the epicentre of the West Mainland. Equidistant from Stromness, Dounby and Kirkwall. Within 20 minutes drive of all main ports of entry bar one. Six RSPB reserves within 20 minutes drive, unique not only in Orkney but throughout the entire UK.
We were formerly members of the Scottish Tourist Board and other similar listings, rating very highly on these and maintain those standards today. We have been trading since 2008, making 2023 our 16th year of trading and Turriedale one of the longest established Self catering providers in Orkney. Not everything is always perfect of course but we aspire to make it so, and always have done.