Kathy Bichan • Westrow Lodge • Orphir • Orkney • KW17 2RD • Scotland
Sympathetically renovated derelict croft house with natural wood extension. Underfloor heating beneath original slate floors ensures that the house is always cosy. Energy efficient solar panel guarantees hot water on demand. Accommodation spread over one floor includes an entrance vestibule with built in seated bench and ample coat hooks for outdoor gear. A stunning lounge and dining room with multi-fuel stove and large screen television with Freeview and Blu-ray player.
There is an adjoining double bedroom with multi-fuel stove and ensuite shower room. The spacious eat-in kitchen has built in window seats to enjoy the glorious view of the sea and hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy. The kitchen incorporates a variety of quality integrated appliances and an additional television with built in DVD player. Large patio doors from the kitchen lead out to a paved patio area with large picnic table for “al fresco dining” while enjoying the glorious sunsets over Scapa Flow and Stromness.
There are two more bedrooms both benefiting from built-in wardrobes. The “kids” room has two bunk beds sleeping four with an additional cot available. The master has a double bed that looks out to Scapa Flow through large patio doors leading to the paved patio. The modern family bath is fully fitted including shower over bath. Sleeps 2-8 people comfortably. Linens and towels included.
More and more of our visitors have told us they would like to bring their electric car with them to Orkney but they suffer 'range anxiety' with fears they are going to run out of battery before they get to a charger. Even though Orkney leads the way in electric chargers per capita of population, our visitors have said they would like the ability to leave their EV on charge overnight at Buxa. Guests just don't want to spend their holiday time sitting in a supermarket car park charging their vehicle. After months and months of research and work we are proud to say that we now have a two-point EV charger installed at Buxa for the convenience of our guests. It is untethered so you will need to bring your own charging cable. Electricity, as you well know, is very expensive right now, so there is a charge for the use of the EV charger. We are hoping the convenience of on-site charging more than makes up for that. Happy travels!
You can hire an Orkney Hot Tub for the week and have it delivered and returned to and from your chalet for only £250 for the week plus £60 for extra electricity/water. Contact us for more details!
The croft house is situated on 20 acres of waterfront property that is under the Rural Stewardship scheme to preserve bird life. A children’s playpark adjacent to the croft house provides hours of play for young ones. A dedicated walk with gates at top and bottom has been developed giving easy access to the shore without having to climb over barbed wire. Secure storage for bicycles and camping and fishing gear.
Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday on a weekly basis and are inclusive of VAT.
We require all guests to pay a deposit of 30% of total booking fee per week per chalet to secure a booking, the balance being payable one month/4 weeks before the date of arrival. For your convenience, you may pay using the PayPal 'Pay Now' button below with various 30% options depending on which month you are booking.
You may cancel your booking at any time. Cancellation must be communicated to us in writing and takes effect from the date received by us.
Your deposit is NOT refundable and nontransferable.
In the event of cancellation, the following additional charges apply: Less than 4 weeks prior to arrival date - 100% of remaining balance.
We advise that you arrange for travel insurance on booking accommodation and travel in order to cover yourself for unforeseen circumstances.
From Stromness: When departing the ferry in Stromness: Turn right upon departure from the ferry parking lot onto the A965 taking you towards Kirkwall. Turn right at A964 signposted to Orphir. Continue for approximately 5 miles and Buxa Farm Chalets is signposted on the right. Go to the end of the road and take a left at next signpost. Approximately 15 minutes.
From Kirkwall: When departing the ferry in Kirkwall: Turn left upon departure from the ferry parking lot and head through industrial park (taking you towards Kirkwall) to junction, take left and then 1st turn right at Mills Filling Station and follow road to traffic circle, take right at traffic circle. Take another right at the A964 Orphir road and stay on for about 20 minutes passing through small village of Orphir and uphill past Houton Ferry Terminal. Buxa Farm Chalets is signposted on the left. Go to the end of the road and take a left at next signpost.
From St. Margaret’s Hope: From St. Margaret’s Hope: When departing the ferry from St Margaret’s Hope follow signs to Kirkwall. You will pass Highland Park Distillery on the right when entering Kirkwall, follow the road around and then take left at the A964 Orphir road (signposted) and stay on for about 20 minutes passing through small village of Orphir and uphill past Houton Ferry Terminal. Buxa Farm Croft is signposted on the left. Go to the end of the road and take a left at next signpost.
The most common complaint we get from visitors is that there just isn’t enough time to see everything in Orkney! We suggest before you visit that you log on to the local tourist information site: www.orkney.com that is just chock full of information on what to see and do in Orkney. Alternatively you can phone the Orkney.com tourist information centre in Orkney, phone: 01856 872856, for a full colour brochure for information on things to see and do, travel, where to stay, where to dine, and where to buy things made in Orkney.