In 2017 we added a cottage to our portfolio of self catering accommodation properties to give our guests a wider choice of places to stay.  We already have a caravan on the farm and now we have a lovely one bedroom cottage to offer our guests.  We have completely renovated the cottage to our high standard and welcomed guests from June 2017 onwards. Our guest were all delighted with the comfort and location.  They enjoyed the "get away from it all" feel of the cottage but it is central to many of the archeological sites and there is easy access to RSPB reserves, beaches and walks.  The cottage is on our farm and the nearest neighbours are rabbits, gulls, hares, sheep and cattle! 

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We have had a cancellation in our caravan on the farm.  1st August for 11 nights.

East Mainland Show 5th August

Shapinsay Show 8th August

Dounby Show 10th August

County Show 12th August

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We have just finished renovating Newbigging Cottage and are now taking bookings for the summer.  It is a one bedroom cottage with an open plan lounge/kitchen area and a metal action sofa bed, the bathroom is a wet room with large walk in shower.  Ideal "get away from it all" place to stay where you are surrounded by wild life.  Rabbits, hares, curlews, oyster catchers and the occasional hen harrier, heron or owl are common visitors.  Central location for seeing the archaeological sites, RSPB reserves, bird watching, fishing and walking.  Beautiful views over the West Mainland.  It is 3 miles from Dounby, 18 miles from Kirkwall and 9 miles from Stromness.  

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Sunday 5th February and I took a walk down to our farm turbine to check that it was still secure after all the winter gales.  Our pup Ollie loves to run free in the fields at this time of year when there are no cattle out. I took a look down the water course which runs down from the hill and through the farm down to the Loch of Isbister and could not believe my eyes when I saw Marsh Marigolds flowering.  They are not usually seen until April/ May.   I decided to get a photo and ended up in the ditch with pup following and a welly boot full of water!   We have snwodrops, crocuses and miniature daffodils out so spring is definatley round the corner. The cows are calving and the farmer is out fencing. Perhaps we should not get too excited as there will still be many storms and snow to come!

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Newbigging Orkney Self Catering

A tasteful cottage located in peaceful farmland with spectacular views. Only 3 miles from local amenities and many of the historical sites are within a 15 minute drive.