Greystone Cottage, Sanday

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Sanday is one of the archipelago of islands that make up the enchanting Orkney isles. Here you will find long stretches of pristine white sandy beaches leading down to clear, aquamarine seas. Renowned for its abundance of birds, seals and other wildlife, glittering crystal waters and spectacular open skies, Sanday has been called the 'Jewel of the Isles' and is the perfect place to take time out. Greystone is a traditional detached single storey cottage that has been tastefully renovated and furnished to provide bright, attractive accommodation in a tranquil, unspoilt setting. Set in its own large garden grounds, surrounded by open farmland with views across to the sea from all angles, it offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy a totally unique island holiday experience. Just 12 miles across and no more than 6 miles wide you are never far from stunning coastline. From Greystone the sea is visible in two directions, and just 3/4 mile walk away. There are a number of lochs offering excellent trout fishing, free. The island, being essentially flat, is a cyclist's paradise, with very quiet roads  - the cottage has a selection of family bikes available free of charge. As you explore the island you'll receive friendly waves from the local people and the same warm welcome also awaits you in the pubs and restaurants. The Orkney Isles are renowned for their bird life and Sanday is no exception. Rare breeding birds, migrants and a wide variety of sea birds make it a bird watcher's paradise. There are a surprising amount of other activities to consider. Canoeing and kayaking, ceilidhs in the pubs, caving and guided walks with the island's resident Sanday Ranger. There is a public swimming pool at the local school. Explore 5,000 years of history, from ancient Viking tombs to relics of both world wars. In the Spring and Summer the islands abounds with wild flowers and during these months the sun hardly sets and views across the wide horizons alter with the changing light. In the darker months, the clear skies are an astronomer's dream.
Ground Floor

Accommodation is all at ground floor level, has electric panel heaters and comprises:

Lounge: With modern, electric flame effect feature fire, LCD TV, DVD player, radio/CD player. A library of dvds and children's games; wireless internet connection.

Dining: With solid oak table and bench chairs and oil fired Rayburn range to provide focal point and cosy ambience.

Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1: With double bed and clothes cupboard.

Bedroom 2: With two single beds and wardrobe

Shower room: With large corner shower, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.

Enclosed garden next to open farmland with wonderful views across to the loch and sea beyond. Outbuildings for storage of outdoor equipment. Off road parking for 2 cars. A selection of family bikes available free of charge (at user's risk).

Sanday is easily accessible from mainland Orkney, by both ferry and plane. Flying direct from Kirkwall on mainland Orkney to Sanday takes just 11 minutes. There are usually two flights per day and they are run at a very reasonable price. The ferry from Kirkwall to Sanday takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Car and passenger costs are subsidised and kept to a minimum.

Getting to Kirkwall, Mainland Orkney

Regular flights run from Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh or Glasgow direct to Kirkwall. Regular ferries operate from Aberdeen, John O'Groats (passenger only), Gills Bay and Scrabster, near Thurso. Flights, car and passenger ferries operate all year round. There is also a regular scheduled bus service that runs from Inverness centre to Scrabster and John O'Groats which connects with the Orkney ferries.

Further details available from owner.

The journey to Sanday forms part of the wonderful island adventure.


Pub Distance: 1.5 Miles,  Restaurant Distance: 1.5 Miles,  Shops Distance: 250 Yards,  Nearest Town Distance: 20 Miles by Ferry,  Nearest Town: Kirkwell,  ,  ,  ,  Railway Station: N/A. 

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Please note, by booking direct with the owner you can save £50 from the Scottish Cottages advertised weekly prices.
Contact : David Macdonald
Landline : 01862 892209
Mobile : 07778 194976

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