West Shaird is open for business. To the best of our abilities we are following cleaning protocols for self catering properties in the context of COVID-19. Suitable cleaning products are also provided in the house. Hand sanitiser is provided for use on arrival. To keep updated on any local developments we recommend that guests consult the COVID-19 information on Orkney.com prior to booking
West Shaird is an attractive farmhouse overlooking Sandwick Bay in a stunning location on the west side of South Ronaldsay, Orkney.
Situated in a fantastic location for seal and bird watching, it is surrounded by the owners farmland and is ideal for those seeking a peaceful holiday destination with great opportunities for cycling, beach walking, kayaking and cliff walking. The tranquility allows one to hear the wonderful bird songs throughout the year. Last year we had oystercatchers, lapwings, curlews, blackbirds, starlings, larks, meadow pipits, green finches and crows nesting on our property.
The spacious accommodation includes a sitting room with coal fire, living/dining room, fitted kitchen with all the necessary appliances needed for a stress-free holiday. The living room has a multi-fuel stove and the whole house has oil central heating. There are three bedrooms comprising one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and one bedroom with bunk beds. Downstairs there is a large wet room with toilet and wash hand basin. Upstairs there is a shower room with wash hand basin and toilet. To the exterior, there is a small enclosed garden and there is also a large lawn to the front of the property. There are trees and shrubs all around the house all adding to an exciting adventure playground for children.
There are books, brochures, leaflets and recommendations from previous guests to help you plan your ideal holiday while based at West Shaird. There is ample, free off road parking beside the house. Well behaved pets are welcome. Nearby there are many interesting walks, sea fishing opportunities, craft trails, beautiful beaches, tennis court, golf course, play park, museum, restaurants, tearooms, shops, archaeological sites, to name but a few.
- 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
- Laundry facilities on site
- Washing Machine
- DVD player available
- CD player available
- Private parking
- Disabled parking on site
- Property on working farm/croft
- Pets accepted by arrangement
- Garden for resident's use
- Open hearth fire
- Children's play area
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Short breaks available