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Scapa Flow Lodges

Scorralea Scorradale Road, Orphir KW17 2RF Scotland
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Scapa Flow Lodges are three newly constructed luxury two bedroom lodges built looking down over the magnificent views of Scapa Flow.Considerable thought and planning has gone into the design and build quality of the lodges, providing you with an environment which has all the comfort you could wish for. The accommodation provides every modern appliance necessary to make your stay a relaxing and memorable experience. The lodges are situated in the Parish of Orphir, sitting centrally between Orkney's two main towns, Kirkwall and Stromness; it only takes a 10 minute drive to each. There is a Pub and a Post Office within a two mile radius of the development. The area is ideally situated for those who have an interest in walking, archaeological sites, beach combing and wildlife observation. The award winning beach at Waukmill Bay has both stunning views and wildlife in abundance. There are also a number of lochs suitable for trout fishing, all within a short drive. The Ferry Terminal of Houton is only one mile down the road and from there you can visit the South Isles of Flotta and Hoy which has the world famous Old Man of Hoy rock stack. On entering the lodges you will be impressed with the modern decor and the bright open surroundings. The amazing views from the windows will have you hooked on the beautiful seas of Scapa Flow with all its history of the World War 1 naval conflict buried beneath it. (Cava & Fara Lodges have a cosy upstairs retreat where you can relax with a glass of wine while admiring the sunset) Accommodation: Rysa Lodge: - Open plan design in the living room/dining area - Wall mounted flat screen TV c/w freeview - 2 bedrooms (one en suite) - Fully fitted kitchen with integrated modern appliances - Tasteful lighting designed to create a relaxing environment - Under floor heating - Patio area overlooking the lawn Cava & Fara Lodges: - Open plan design in the living room/dining area incorporating an open roof space - Wall mounted flat screen TV c/w freeview - 2 bedrooms (one en suite) - Fully fitted kitchen with integrated modern appliances - Fitted stairway with concealed lighting - An upstairs lounge area with velux roof lights and comfortable seating - Glass balustrade to mezzanine level to emphasize space and light - Tasteful lighting designed to create a relaxing environment - Under floor heating - Patio area overlooking the lawn These superior lodges have been designed and furnished to the highest standards and it is our hope that our accommodation and hospitality will make your visit to Orkney a most memorable experience.
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Patricia K wrote a review Jun 2023
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Ideal location in the countryside in between Kirkwall and Stromness. The accommodations were fabulous with all the amenities that anyone would ever need. We stayed in 2 different lodges during our 2 week stay and both were warm with underfloor heating, very quiet and very comfortable. Hosts Moira and Margaret provided friendly and helpful information and very most accommodating. The view of Scapa Flow from the Lodges was breathtaking from every angle. We could see the Oil Platforms and small boats in the bay as well as the ferry going across to Flotta. We also has a small sheep family in field beside us that added some entertainment with the young lamb especially. Definitely would recommend these lodges and would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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David C wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was our second stay at these lodges. The lodges are clean, modern and have underfloor heating. The views from the cottages are fantastic. The owner lives nearby and is very helpful if you need any advice/ information. We have had a fantastic holiday and have just rebooked to come back to the lodges next year.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Adam M wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stayed for a week in October. The location is perfect equidistant between Stromness and Kirkwall with wonderful ever changing views over Scapa Flow. The property is well designed and equipped, very comfortable and, important in October when it can be cold, supplied with very efficient underfloor heating. Margaret is a delightful host. Wifi included.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Lee M wrote a review Aug 2020
Sidcup, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We hired Cava and Fara. Well equipped, clean and lovely place to stay. Margaret is great fun, font of all knowledge about the Island and those who live on them😉. Very lucky with the weather but nice place to relax if the weather isn’t that great
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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A D R wrote a review Apr 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom15 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely cosy cottage for a family. We stayed in Fara.Bit of space outside for the children to play in. Lovely host Margaret who made us feel most welcome. Spent a few happy evenings sipping Kirkuvagr gin and watching the light changing over Scapa Flow!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MargaretC771, Owner at Scapa Flow Lodges
Responded 22 May 2019
Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The view from our lodges are really magnificent and made all the better with a drink of Orkney made gin.
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Norma C wrote a review Sept 2018
Chester, United Kingdom46 contributions8 helpful votes
We have just spent a week at Margaret's excellent accommodation whilst my husband was diving. You couldn't wish for a more comfortable stay. Well appointed, clean and fantastic views! This picture is the view you have from the living room. Thanks!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aussietriptraveller wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney Australia205 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed in Cava, which had outstanding view across Scapa Sound. The rooms were spacious rooms with effective underfloor heating. The kitchen was well equipped for food preparation Welcome pack of local produce. We liked the position – out of town away from crowds, particularly when the large cruise boats arrive. But very well placed to explore a range of places Comfortable beds, with very good quality linen Modern, good layout parking next to cottage
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Date of stay: June 2018
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433eileenw wrote a review Sept 2017
Kendal, United Kingdom67 contributions14 helpful votes
I travelled to Orkney with my cousin and her husband and stayed at one of Margaret's beautiful Lodges overlooking Scapa Flow. Fara Lodge is semi detached and is tastefully built, a lot of thought has gone into the construction so that the views of Scapa Flow are maximised ( mezzanine sitting area with large velux windows and sliding door downstairs into the shared garden) the underfloor heating is very cosy, electric sockets plentiful and the lighting well thought out. Beds very comfy. Margaret greeted us on arrival and was available for any queries, lots of info in the accommodation re places to visit. The setting between Kirkwall and Stromness was very handy and we fitted in a visit to Hoy using the nearby ferry at Houton. If you are going to self cater bring along some basics like salt etc . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. A lot of guests appear to rebook, so a good endorsement.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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337Alan wrote a review Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom28 contributions29 helpful votes
This was among the best self catering accomodation we have stayed in. It is a modern solid building, not just a "lodge". Spacious with modern design and decor. It was warm. I was a bit worried when we arrived that it was joined on to the adjacent lodge but we didn't hear a sound from our neighbours the whole time we were there. The main selling point however is the view. It looks over the fields to Scapa Flow.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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DMRealFind wrote a review Aug 2017
Dundee, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
A warm welcome from Margaret when we arrived and throughout our stay. An immaculate lodge offering high spec bathrooms, kitchen and facilities - even underfloor heating. But best of all was the view over Scapa Flow from our windows. From our various trips to the Orkney Islands, we have always been impressed by the 'joined-up thinking' between the ferry operators, food producers, craft industry, shops, hotels and restaurants. All wishing to showcase the full range of talents on offer. Orkney is a wonderfully unique place with so much wildlife on show and so many sites of historic interest ranging from over 3,000BC to the present day which you can easily become immersed in. The increasing popularity of the Islands as a tourist destination is far from surprising but it is essential that the same level of genuine and friendly service we are used to is not lost. I am confident that anyone visiting one of Margaret's lodges or her B&B will not leave disappointed - by the facilities, the history or the views. Thank you for a wonderful week at Scapa Flow Lodges.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scapa Flow Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Scapa Flow Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Ness of Brodgar (4.3 miles), Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (4.2 miles), and The Old Man of Hoy (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Scapa Flow Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Scapa Flow Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scapa Flow Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beneth'ill Cafe, Ferry Inn, and The Hamnavoe.
Are there any historical sites close to Scapa Flow Lodges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (4.2 miles), Standing Stones of Stenness (4.1 miles), and Orkneyinga Saga Centre (1.3 miles).