Rockworks Chalets - Rockworks Chalets No. 2 ref: UK7041

Holm, near Kirkwall, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
FRI
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  • Bike Store 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Rockworks Chalets No. 2 is perfect for a week-long or short break holiday, being ideally situated on the main island in Orkney close to all big sights and places of interest. It sits right on the coastline of historical Scapa Flow and has a view out towards the Italian Chapel, built by POWs World War II. This semi-detached chalet is cleverly laid out and finished, making use of the amazing natural light coming in from the seascape. Upon entering the property the hallway leads straight ahead to the marvellous open plan living space. It’s spacious and comfortable, and affords stunning views of Scapa Flow. The living area has a large corner sofa and 40" TV, the dining area is spacious, and the kitchen is modern and has everything you would want and need. There are spacious double and twin bedrooms, and a large bathroom with modern shower cubicle also off of the hallway.

From No. 2 you’re within minutes of the main sights of Orkney, including the already mentioned Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow, but also the historical Churchill Barriers which are visible from the property. Kirkwall is a short drive away with its heaps of history centred around the magnificent 10th century St. Magnus Cathedral. Beyond Kirkwall and still only a short drive away, Neolithic sights are dotted across the landscape with the Stenness Standing Stones and the Ring of Brodgar not far from the property, meaning you can get there for a magical sunrise or sunset very easily. Another standout place to visit is Stromness, one of the most charming harbour towns you will ever visit. It’s crammed full of history and has a unique, mesmerising geographical location to savour from one of the many cafés or bars on the harbourside.

Orkney offers visitors so many things to do. You will find some of the best coastal walking in Europe along the west coast of all islands, with highlights being Yesnaby and the island of Hoy with Rackwick Bay and the world-famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack. The islands are also famous for fishing. Some of the best trout fly-fishing in Europe can be found in Orkney. If you’re so inclined, there are local guides that will take you out across the main island to the best spots. Sea-fishing is also popular and you can do this pretty much from the chalet. But more importantly, because the seas around Orkney are so rich and abundant in sea-life, there’s a unique menu of seafood to taste during your visit. The food scene across the islands is second to none and well worth the visit alone. Beach 10 miles. Shop ½ miles, pub and restaurant 5 miles.
Rockworks Chalet No. 2 can be booked together with Rockwork Chalets No. 3 (UK7042), Rockwork Chalets No. 4 (UK7043), Rockworks Chalets No. 5 (UK7044) and Rockworks Chalets No. 6 (UK7045) to acommodate up to 16 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 40" Freeview Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. External utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site).

Miscellaneous

Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Kirkwall
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    43.0 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles

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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