Bayview ref: UK5941

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Bayview enjoys a peaceful setting at the northern end of stunning island of Sanday. This lovely detached cottage for two has been renovated and furnished to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Set on a narrow slip of land with a sea water loch to the front and a lovely beach to the rear, Bayview has an enviable position rarely found in the UK. Sanday, is the largest of the northerly Orkney Isles, appropriately named as it is mostly made up of swathes of white sandy beaches with turquoise waters and many sand dunes. The stunning and unspoilt coastline around the island must be viewed to be believed – all that is missing are the palm trees. Adding to the appeal of Sanday are the many impressive archaeological sites uncovered over the years including brochs and burial mounds, with one of the most significant discoveries being a Viking boat burial complete with skeletons. The island is also home to a very distinctive striped lighthouse designed and built by Thomas Smith assisted Robert Stevenson back in 1807. Situated on the edge of Lady Village you will find Heritage Visitor Centre which holds a wealth of fascinating information going back many generations of island residents. Beside this is The Croft, a small house recreated to show family life many years ago. Sanday has a rich natural habitat and is home to many species of birds and wildlife making it a wildlife enthusiasts paradise. A holiday to Sanday will be a unique and unforgettable experience where many happy memories will be made and enjoyed. Beach 10 yards. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV, DAB radio, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Garage with washing machine.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Lady Village
  • Shops
    2.5 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    73.1 miles
  • Lake
    10 yards (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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