Cottiscarth Cottages features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Finstown, 6.8 miles from Maeshowe.

Each unit is equipped with a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a shared bathroom with shower and free toiletries. A microwave, a fridge and oven are also provided, as well as a kettle.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking and fishing nearby, or make the most of the garden.

The nearest airport is Kirkwall Airport, 9.3 miles from Cottiscarth Cottages.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Cottiscarth Cottages has been welcoming guests since 11 Sept 2019.

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Free private parking available on-site

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Max adults: 6
Three-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 3: 2 single beds
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Max adults: 4
Two-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
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  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
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About Cottiscarth Cottages

Welcoming guests since 11 Sept 2019

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  • Hi Robbie and Eillen, This may seem strange but what is a shared bathroom in the apartment? It is for the exclusive use of the guests in the apartment? Please advise, we would really like to book our late autumn break. Many Thanks Traceay

    Hi - I wasn't sure when I ticked that box what it means! The situation is that the bathroom is shared between the guests in the cottage, not between anyone else! Basically not an en-suite. Happy to chat if you want to call to clarify. All the best!

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    Answered on 30 January 2021
  • Is the cottage pet friendly?

    Sadly no - we are not able to accept pets. It was not a decision that we took lightly but with three properties close together it would have been very difficult to manage. Apologies for that.

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    Answered on 12 September 2020

Hosted by Robbie and Eileen Fraser

Host review score 9.9

Robbie and Eileen Fraser

The cottages were built in 2019 on the site of a disused farm building and have been finished to a very high standard. The heating comes from an air to water system which pumps the water through under floor pipes providing a steady heat throughout all the rooms. The flooring has been specially chosen to allow the heat to rise into the room with the floors warm to touch. The shower rooms are extremely spacious. The single beds in the the rooms can be linked together to make super king size beds. A welcome pack of Orkney produce is available on arrival.

We live on the nearby family organic farm and are the 6th generation to work the land where the cottages sit. It's a family run business with both our son and daughter helping out along with their partners and the grandchildren. As the farm is part of a nature reserve we love meeting the many people that visit. Establishing the self catering accommodation has been a long held dream for us and we manage the business ourselves and endeavour to meet every guest on their arrival. As we live just 300 metres away we are always available to help out and offer advice to make the guests stay as enjoyable as possible.

Cottiscarth Cottages sits in an elevated rural location in the West Mainland of Orkney, with expansive views over the countryside and out to sea. The main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness are just 20 minutes away by car and the Neolithic sites of Maeshowe, The Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae are just a 15 minute drive. The accommodation is part of a working farm.

Languages spoken: English

Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Maeshowe
    4.9 miles
  • Ness of Brogdar
    5.5 miles
  • Standing Stones of Stenness
    5.5 miles
  • Ring of Brogdar
    5.7 miles
  • Highland Park Distillery
    7.8 miles
  • Skara Brae
    8.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Foveran
    12 miles
  • Restaurant The Lynnfield
    12 miles
  • Restaurant Hamnavoe
    12 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Harray Loch
    5 miles
Closest airports
  • Kirkwall Airport
    9.6 miles
  • Westray Airport
    21.3 miles
  • Wick John O’Groats Airport
    41 miles
How to get to Cottiscarth Cottages from Kirkwall Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Cottiscarth Cottages
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Squash Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Off-site
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building characteristics
  • Semi-detached
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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14:00 - 00:00

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05:00 - 10:00


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Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Cottiscarth Cottages in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Legal information

Managed by a private host. EU and/or national consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more

FAQs about Cottiscarth Cottages

  • The prices at Cottiscarth Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Cottiscarth Cottages offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Squash
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Cottiscarth Cottages (subject to availability). These have:

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Cottiscarth Cottages (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Cottiscarth Cottages by:

    • Taxi 25min

  • Cottiscarth Cottages is 2.7 miles from the centre of Finstown.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Cottiscarth Cottages (subject to availability). These can accommodate:

    • 4 guests
    • 6 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Cottiscarth Cottages is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.