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Moffat, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Traveling with a family can be not-so-relaxaing, but when you stay at the right place, it IS! The house is lovely, clean, comfortable (not a lot of delicate items for toddlers to play with and break) and there is a play structure just outside, which our 3 children loved. The layout would easily accommodate a family plus extra adults, such... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

After building the chalets 12 years ago that are perfectly suited for couples and small families of up to four occupants we took a leap of faith and renovated and extended the croft house on the property six years ago. We designed it to accommodate larger families of up to eight and tried to make it homely and fuss free.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice, clean self contained accommodation. Amazing view over Scapa Flow, no matter the weather. 8 kms from Stromness and even closer to the Standing Stones of Stenness. Nice place to relax or head out and visit the prehistoric sites across Orkney Island.

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a relaxing stay at Buxa and appreciated the views and central location to all the sites in Orkney. Even with inclement weather you can be assured a warm cozy haven. Thank you for your review and hope you will be back! More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Buxa Chalets. Amazing view out of chalets (doesn't matter what weather is occurring). Accomodation clean and comfortable. Kathy is friendly and helpful. A vehicle is required to get around in (we hired a car at Inverness and drove/ferried to Orkney Islands).

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Being on the waterfront there are indeed amazing views out of every window. Glad that you enjoyed the accommodation and that I could help you in getting the most out of your stay. I always recommend that people bring a vehicle as Orkney is alot bigger than it looks on the map! Please come back again and many thanks for... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

It was a very nice chalet. Huge view, calm, with a lot of windows and nice suneshine, a lot of light. warm heating an all for our confort. It was a pleasure after a day outside to rest in this place. A lot of utensils in the kitchen to prepare foods, and that a big point. In one word, don't... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you you enjoyed your stay at Buxa Farm Chalets. Thank you for your review and hope that you will be one of our return visitors! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The accommodation is of very good quality and is a mixture of an old croft house with a modern extension. The parts in the old croft house are lovely, comfortable and cosy, whilst the kitchen and bedroom in the newer part afford spectacular views of the Clestrain Sound and the hills of Hoy. We had some amazing sunsets. The Croft... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Delighted that you had a wonderful stay at Buxa Farm Croft House and enjoyed the fact that it was well situated to enjoy the spectacular views. We have spent a great deal of time and money upgrading the internet access at Buxa this year and are glad it is appreciated. Due to the thick walls of the original croft house... More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

all the major sights of Orney mainland are within easy reach, an ideal little flat for 2 peoples, more would be too small, especially with just one bathroom. I would suggest to go off season, because it could be a little noisy with small children around ,since the walls of the wooden chalets are thin.

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are indeed ideally situated within easy reach of all the major sites in Orkney. The chalets are also ideal for 2-4 people with two bedrooms with beds that can be made up as king or twins. The open plan and panoramic windows give a feeling of spaciousness. There is one large bathroom in each... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I just LOVED our stay at the Buxa Farms from sept 4 to 7. The cottage is spacious, and it included everything we needed, even a little laundry room that's very convenient in the middle of a trip. The location of the cottage is awesome and provides access to the sea as well as perfect views for both sunrise and... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

I am so happy that you LOVED your stay at Buxa Farm Chalets. Short stays of three nights are perfect for those who want a quick break away but not nearly enough time to explore all that Orkney has on offer. If you ever make the trip across the pond again, please come back for a longer stay! Thank you... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The chalet is beautiful, clean and really warm. There is a stunning view over the sea to Hoy. We watched the gannets fishing as we ate our breakfast and there were beautiful sunsets every night. The chalet is well equipped and the owner friendly and helpful. It would be good for children as there is loads of outside space and... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and observations about the chalet, the views and your sightseeing adventures. Many people tell me they read reviews before booking and you give a very honest "feel" about the place. Right enough, one week is not nearly sufficient time to explore all that Orkney has to offer and because of this I get return visitors... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The chalet was well positioned on the shore of Scarpa Flow. It had almost everything that you would have in your own home so it felt like home from the start of our stay, only a much better view. Highly recommended.

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you found your chalet to be a home away from home. The views are amazing at Buxa and people keep coming back year after year to enjoy them. Thank you very much for your review and we hope that you come back also! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Orkney is a goldmine for ornithologists and those interested in Neolithic sites : the concentration of such being unrivalled in Northern Europe. The highlight was having a conducted tour of the Ness of Brodgar dig. An additional highlight for one of us was, at long last after 57 years, visiting Cubbie Roo's Castle on the island of Wyre, the earliest... More 

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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday in Orkney. Thank you for your review and look forward to having you back to see even more what Orkney has on offer! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NEW- 1st Accommodation Provider in Orkney to achieve "Children Welcome Award!" Three Norwegian style semi-detached chalets situated on the A964 between Houton and Stromness in Orphir. Waterfront property on 20 acres of unspoiled land with stunning panoramic views. The chalets are developed to a VisitScotland four star standard, are open all year round, and offer accommodation for four people in each unit. Includes ample parking, living area with views to Scapa Flow, open kitchen, 2 bedrooms (can be double or twin) and bath with overhead shower. A colour television, refrigerator/freezer and washer/dryer come as standard. All electric, linens, towels etc. are included. Visit Scotland 4 star grading. NEW Sympathetically renovated derelict croft house with natural wood extension. Underfloor heating beneath original slate floors ensures that the house is always cosy. Energy efficient solar panel guarantees hot water on demand. Accommodation spread over one floor includes an entrance vestibule with built in seated bench and ample coat hooks for outdoor gear. A stunning lounge and dining room with multi-fuel stove and large screen television with Freeview and Blu-ray player. There is an adjoining double bedroom with multi-fuel stove and en-suite shower room. The spacious eat-in kitchen has built in window seats to enjoy the glorious view of the sea and hills of the neighboring island of Hoy. The kitchen incorporates a variety of quality integrated appliances and an additional television with built in DVD player. Large patio doors from the kitchen lead out to a paved patio area with large picnic table for "al fresco dining" while enjoying the glorious sunsets over Scapa Flow and Stromness. There are two more bedrooms both benefiting from built-in wardrobes. The "kids" room has two bunk beds sleeping four with an additional cot available. The master has a double bed that looks out to Scapa Flow through large patio doors leading to the paved patio. The modern family bath is fully fitted including shower over bath. Sleeps 2-8 people comfortably. Linens and towels included. Free Hi-speed satellite WIFI in all chalets and croft house. Childrens play area with swings, slide, climbing wall, tower and boat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House

Address: Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: $94 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“No need to close the curtains in the double room overlooking the sound - wake up to magnificent views”
 of 5 bubbles jsans2014, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beach is made of big + unstable rocks, not sand; for people that want to walk there, solid and waterproof shoes are recommended”
 of 5 bubbles Z3023DVmelanieg, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the croft house has three bedrooms..but we only used one..as we preferred the additional space the croft house offers”
 of 5 bubbles stevespreckley, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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“Corner units have best views”
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