Orkney is famous for the quality of its environment and richness of its heritage. The small, peaceful village of Finstown - where our Boathouse and Firth Bay Bungalows accommodation are located - is mid-way between Kirkwall and Stromness, Orkney's two main towns. There is a shop, post office, pub, art gallery and riding school nearby.
Some of our customers' favourites are the ancient monuments within the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, close to Finstown. Here, you'll see the enigmatic Stone Age monuments, testament to a lost civilisation. You can also visit the Ness of Brodgar, where archaeological digs are ongoing.
The Cuween Cairn, on a hillside above Finstown, commands a wonderful view across the Bay of Firth towards the North Isles - it's well worth the effort!
Skesquoy Cottage is located in Birsay, which offers lovely walks, sandy beaches, RSPB nature reserves, freshwater lochs for trout fishing, local museums, craft workshops and tearooms, all within easy driving distance. The Cottage lies within its own extensive grounds, bordering the RSPB Birsay Moors nature reserve, a wonderful area of unspolit beauty, which is home to red-throated divers, hen harriers and much more. There are also plenty visitor attractions nearby, including the Brough of Birsay, the Earl's Palace and the Barony Mill, the only remaining working water mill in Orkney.