FOR A QUIET BREAK AWAY FROM IT ALL, THE AYRE IS A TRADITIONAL,
STONE-BUILT COTTAGE SITUATED IN THE PARISH OF RENDALL IN ORKNEY'S
BEAUTIFUL WEST MAINLAND
accommodation consists of living-room/kitchen, where the original flagstone floor has been retained,
one king-size bedroom and
one twin room, plus a shower room. There is also a separate utility
annexe with washing machine, tumble drier, microwave and freezer.
Under-floor central heating throughout keeps the cottage cosy. Cooking is electric.
TV, DVD and CD players, free W-Fi, indoor and outdoor games, books and
provided for your entertainment.
parking and secure storage for bikes, etc.
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linen, towels (excluding beach towels), electricity and fuel
included in the price
The cottage, known locally as The Ayre, has been
recently modernised to provide cosy, comfortable accommodation for
up to four people.
south, the Ayre is bordered by the sea on
the east, and surrounded by farmland in all other directions. Privacy
is assured - the house and its outbuildings stand in their own
yards from the sea (Ayre is the old Norse name for a stony
bay), the property lies in a peaceful setting. There is an
enclosed garden to the front, plus a large, open grassy area for
football, outdoor games, etc. and generous parking space in the rear
ideal spot for families, children love to beach comb. Inquisitive seals can sometimes be seen in the water, while the coast is home to a variety of birds.
minute's walk along the shore is the old Gorseness churchyard dating back to 1732. The beautiful sandy beach at Aikerness,
and the Broch of Gurness are just a 10-minute drive away.
is famous for its archaeology, with the area around the Ring of
Brodgar in the West Mainland on UNESCO’s World Heritage List,
alongside the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge. Yet
an up to date, modern community, with wonderful shops selling local crafts
and gifts, a new cinema, leisure centre and bowling alley. If family history
is your thing, the library has tremendous research facilities,
with friendly, helpful staff.
you love fishing, you'll be pleased to learn that fishing is free in
The Ayre is centrally situated, so that
whatever you want to do in Orkney - play golf at midnight, dive to
explore the wrecks of the German fleet scuttled in 1919, or step
back in time at Skara Brae - you never have far to travel.