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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Buxa Farm Chalets offer a beautiful self catering retreat near Orphir in Orkney. The accommodation has everything to provide a comfortable stay - bed linen, towels, a fully kitted out kitchen plus everything you need for the small people. In our case a booster seat and cot although a baby bath and high chair were also available. There are also...

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are the first accommodation provider in Orkney to achieve the VisitScotland Children Welcome Award. We truly feel that happy children make happy parents and have done everything we can to make Buxa a child friendly holiday destination. We are pleased that you enjoyed everything we had on offer and we can't wait to...

Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Just returned from a fabulous relaxing week at this lodge and we were not disappointed! Excellent facilities combined with stunning views over scapa flow and an abundance of local wildlife on your doorstep. Our 8 year old son loved the outdoor play area and mini golf. My husband was blown away by the bird watching and opportunities for great wildlife...

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

Glad to hear that you all enjoyed the many different aspects that Buxa has the offer: the stunning scenery and facilities, the abundance of wildlife and the Child Friendly Facilities. We just put in the putt putt course a couple of weeks ago and it is great to see people enjoying it. Can't wait to have you back!

northwich
Reviewed 11 August 2013

What a wow factor when you turn down the drive to this place and it just keeps getting better as you enter and see the fabulous accomodation. Perfect central location for Stromness and Kirkwall as well for exploring the amazing sights and wildlife spots around the island. Lovely and warm and cosy when the wind gets up outside, but when...

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

Wow, what a great review. Happy to hear you enjoyed all the ammenities of the croft house and the entertaining wildlife. Many people tell us they enjoy just "hanging out" and for this reason we just put in a new 9 hole putt putt course and bought a lawn croquet set. It's great to have the option of exploring all...

Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Our first visit to the wonderful Orkney Isles was enhanced by staying at Buxa Farm Chalets. The chalet was so comfortable & well equipped for all our needs, the view was superb and location was ideal for travelling around the island to all the interesting historical sights, crafts & nature's delights.So peaceful looking across the water to Hoy & Stromness...

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

Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed everything we have worked hard to achieve. The best compliment we have received so far though is your comment that we were not obtrusive. We are very much aware that people want to "get away from it all" and we do our best to give a warm welcome, get everyone situated, answer questions,...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We have just returned from 2 great weeks in this lovely chalet and would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday and a warm welcome It is beautifully situated overlooking the hills of Hoy and comfortable enough to make it hard to tear yourself away from the views especially of you are like us keen on watching...

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

Thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation to stay at Buxa. We are so pleased that you enloyed a relaxing two week holiday and were captivated by the views and wildlife. We hope that you will be back to explore more of what Orkney has to offer and use us as a base in which to do so! Most of our...

Scottish Borders
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This is our second holiday in the chalet and I would stay here every year. A very warm welcome from Kathy is a fabulous start. The chalet is very homely, warm and cosy and is very well equipped. There is a childrens playpark on site which kept my youngest very happy. The view from the chalet is amazing. It is...

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

It was wonderful to have you back at Buxa and happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. We love that little ones enjoy the playpark and your little boy made fast friends with the kids in the croft house. I have vivid memories of the young ones running alongside your departing car waving goodbye to your son! We are...

Aylesbury
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is the best cottage we have ever had in the islands, 7th visit. Very warm, spacious and very well equipped. Wonderful view of Hoy from large picture windows. Saw Orcas first day and Short Eared Owl next day. (not guaranteed though). Large heated towel rail and a real bath as well as the shower was sheer luxury . Most...

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay especially at Buxa Farm Chalets after so many visits to Orkney. You were very lucky to see Orcas swim by from your chalet- it's not a common occurance and one that we hope happens more often!! The Short Eared Owl hunting on the property is a more frequent visitor. We hope...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Our stay at Buxa Croft House was superb and we were delighted with so much; the warmth of our welcome, the quality of the facilities, the comfort provided, and the situation. The level of care and interest demonstrated by the owners in providing a quality experience for guests was readily evident and hugely successful. As the main Cook in the...

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Thank you for your glowing review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Buxa Farm Croft House and hope you will come back for a visit.

London
Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to Orkney - somewhere I'd long wanted to go from curiosity about prehistory and Nordic Scottish island culture. This June's visit far exceeded our expectations, welcomed in the chalet and everywhere in the islands by helpful informative people, we enjoyed wild flowers, birds, seals, hares, cliffs, walks, scenery, stone age houses, stone circles and burials,...

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review of your visit to Orkney and stay at Buxa Farm Chalets. We are delighted that we all exceeded your expectations and hope you will come again for a visit and see more of what is on offer in Orkney!

Berkhamsted
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This was our first time in the Orkney Islands, and what a wonderful time we had! We spent a week there in the middle of May 2013. The weather was mixed, but every day, in warm clothing, on foot and with a hired car, we went out and discovered these beautiful and unusual islands and their unique historical sites. And...

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There is an old saying here in Orkney "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute it will change." It sounds like you took full advantage of everything the weather had to offer and enjoyed it for what it was! Delighted also that you enjoyed the comforts of the chalet. Orkney has so much to offer and every year...

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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: $95 - $191 (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”
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“Beach is made of big + unstable rocks, not sand; for people that want to walk there, solid and waterproof shoes are recommended”
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“the croft house has three bedrooms..but we only used one..as we preferred the additional space the croft house offers”
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