Cottiscarth Orkney Cottages & Tours sit right in the heart of natural Orkney with stunning views across Kirkwall Bay to the Island’s main town. They are also right alongside a Site of special Scientific Interest and an RSPB bird reserve.

The Dale of Cottiscarth is famous for its Hen Harrier population which has been the subject of a fifty year project. Set in the valley of Settiscarth, our holiday home looks right across a favourite hunting spot for the bird and you can watch them in action from your living room window.

The famous sites of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe are little more than ten minutes away by car with both Kirkwall and Stromness just a twenty minute drive away.

The cottages are also part of an organic farm and visitors are welcome to come along and see the cattle and sheep grazing.

If you are looking for a peaceful holiday home but with easy access to the Heart if Neolithic Orkney and all its treasures then Cottiscarth Cottages is the perfect destination.

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Covid-19 update. Following the latest Government update we remain closed until further notice. At the moment there is no further news on when travel to isles will resume. The situation changes daily, but for now we would advise customers to contact us if you have any concerns about future bookings. We’ve decided to refund any payment, should you want to cancel, right up to the arrival date. The most important thing is that everyone stays safe and well. And we hope to be able to welcome you at some stage in the future.