Exquisite, traditional, luxury 5 star self-catering in the heart of Orkney

Welcome to Orkney Crofts

Welcome to the Season of 2022.

The last two years has turned into a pretty strange world for all of us. The powers that be say Covid-19 is now receding toward the endemic rather that pandemic, although what this means in the longer term remains to be seen. The cost for many of us had been far more than a viral infection. I am no different and it has been a struggle at times to keep positive. 

We are still here though, complying with the recommended protocols for cleaning  between visits so there may be some additional delay in your entry on Saturdays. All laundry and towels  are recycled on a two week rota, so every set will have a minimum ten days between use. If you want to bring your own bedding that's fine as well.

We do have some important news to tell you. Due to my poor health and the financial implications caused by the original lockdown added to a serious spinal injury I had last autumn (that led to a major back operation and two months bed rest) I have been forced to close The Byre and The Bu for the foreseeable future. 

TURRIEDALE remains fully available this season  and July, August and September 2022 still have availability. We very much look forward to welcoming you here. 

Now, getting back to the normal promotional text;

Orkney is a very beautiful place. Our vision has always been to create an environment which is just as beautiful, so when you return from a great day out to your Orkneycroft you can relax to the uppermost . Each one of our homes is individual, authentic and creative and and will hopefully provide the perfect backdrop to a truly memorable Orkney Holiday. We are proud to present to you these original, beautiful and award winning Orkney self catering cottages.

bestork29.jpg The croft offers classic farmhouse familiarity and good taste in the self catering setting of Turriedale, (Sleeps 4).

If you are looking for beautiful and authentic self-catering accommodation, and if you want to combine this beauty with the great convenience offered by the most accessible central location in the West Mainland of Orkney, then you have found what you are looking for.

The croft is furnished with restored period local furniture and antiques. Work by both local and and Scottish artists and ceramics decorate the walls and surfaces. Turriedale is a genuine homes, far more than just a convenient base for your Orkney Holiday.  

If you are interested in finding out more please call (07979 125842) me or email whenever you like.

From the beginning our philosophy has been centered on using sustainable, low impact and responsible practices both through the building process and now into our business management, without compromising the ultimate aim of creating beautiful houses. 

We are also very pleased to be Gold Award winners for environmental management as members of Green Tourism (GTBS) since 2009.


This website has three sections. The main purpose being to describe Turriedale. .

The second section, WhyOrkney is a comprehensive visitor information guide intended to help you make specific decisions about your visit to Orkney and hopefully provide useful and detailed information for all Orkney visitors.

The third section, About us provides you with more detailed and specific information about our business, the small print if you like. If you decide to proceed or have questions not answered elsewhere then please look at this section. 

We always try and meet our visitors requests so if you want to ask any questions not answered  here then do not hesitate to get in touch directly if you need more feedback.  We almost always answer all e-mails the same day.

Orkneycrofts is also available through  Facebook and Twitter.  We have nearly 1450 FB followers and growing so please visit us here for many more current Photo albums, behind the scenes information, news and sometimes even Competitions and special offers !

And finally, DOGS are Welcome in all the properties though some limited restrictions apply for practical purposes.