The view from the Ayre

IDEAL FOR A QUIET BREAK AWAY FROM IT ALL, THE AYRE IS A TRADITIONAL, STONE-BUILT COTTAGE  SITUATED IN THE PARISH OF RENDALL IN ORKNEY'S  BEAUTIFUL WEST MAINLAND

Self Catering - Sleeps 4

The accommodation consists of living-room/kitchen, where the original flagstone floor has been retained, one double bedroom and one twin room, plus a shower room. There is also a separate utility annexe with washing machine, tumble drier, microwave and freezer.  Under-floor central heating throughout keeps the cottage cosy.  Cooking is electric. A TV, video, CD player, indoor and outdoor games, books and videos are provided for your entertainment.

The kitchen in the Ayre

For further information contact:

Mrs Chris Nicolson
Shalom, Castletown
Caithness KW14 8TP

Telephone: 01847 821608

email: theayre@btinternet.com

£350 - £475 per week

All linen, towels (excluding beach towels), electricity and fuel included in the price

Sorry, no smoking 

One well behaved pet, by arrangement

The cottage, known locally as The Ayre, has been recently modernised to provide cosy, comfortable accommodation for up to four people.

 Facing south, the Ayre is bordered by the sea on the east, and surrounded by farmland in all other directions. Privacy is assured - the house  and its outbuildings stand in their own grounds. Only yards from from the sea (Ayre is the old Norse name for a stony bay), the property lies in a peaceful setting.  There is an enclosed garden to the front, plus a large, open grassy area for football, outdoor games, etc. and generous parking space in the rear courtyard.

An ideal spot for families, children love to  beach comb.  Inquisitive seals can sometimes be seen in the water, while the coast is home to a variety of birds. Just a minute's walk along the shore is the old Gorseness churchyard dating back to 1732.  The beautiful sandy beach at Aikerness, and the Broch of Gurness are just a 10-minute drive away. 

Orkney is famous for its archaeology, with the area around the Ring of Brodgar in the West Mainland on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, alongside the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge. Yet the islands boast an up to date, modern community, with wonderful shops selling local crafts and gifts, a new cinema, leisure centre and bowling alley.  If family history is your thing, the library has tremendous research facilities, with friendly, helpful staff. If you love fishing, you'll be pleased to learn that fishing is free in Orkney's lochs.   

The Ayre is centrally situated, so that whatever you want to do in Orkney - play golf at midnight, dive to explore the wrecks of the German fleet scuttled in 1919, or step back in time at Skara Brae - you never have far to travel.