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

Welcome to Orkney Crofts

Welcome to the Summer of 2021.

Its turned into a pretty strange world for all of us. The powers that be say we can now re-open the business, and from May 17th friends and families from multiple households can once again stay together. Good News. 

We are complying with the recommended protocols for cleaning the properties 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.

Bookings are quite full. Turriedale has the greatest availability. We are still experiencing cancellations from Covid concerned customers so come back if your weeks are not available, they may open up. As an example, the Byre is free for the week May 29th - June 5th , due to a late cancellation. 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.


You will enjoy the exceptional Byre at Heddle,  (sleeps 2). Graded as Five Star self-catering accommodation by the STB for the past 13 yeas.l experience tradition, comfort and style in our perfectly formed conversion, the 

Or you could enjoy the classic farmhouse familiarity and good taste in the self catering setting of Turriedale, (Sleeps 4).

Finally we have the spectacular Bu at Heddle, (sleeps 3) also 4 star, which takes sophistication and elegant living to a new level even for Orkneycrofts. The Bu is fantastic. 

byre013.jpgIf 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 crofts are filled with restored period local furniture and antiques. Work by both local and National artists and ceramics decorate the walls and surfaces. Our crofts are genuine homes, far more than just a convenient base for your Orkney Holiday.  We are proud of what these cottages represent.

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 our self catering Crofts, for you as you might expect.

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.