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Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House
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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Perfect location and wonderful accommodation”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have just returned from staying at Buxa farm chalets. The accommodation was fantastic, extremely comfortable and well equipped and a great location for travelling around the mainland - however the best thing by far is the view across the bay to Hoy and Graemsay - I would never tire of watching those sunsets over the water! The play park was a great hit with our five year old daughter! Already planning when we can return! Many thanks Kathy and Ken!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our accommodation, location and views. We are very pleased your daughter enjoyed the playpark - happy children make for happy parents!
Hope to see you all back soon!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

The chalet was warm and well equipped. The stunning modern bay window looks down the sound of Hoy with changing weather, passing boats and abundant wildlife providing endless entertainment. Lots of space for the kids who loved the swings. Very well located for visiting the Orkney mainland. We had a wonderful week and would strongly recommend Buxa chalets.

  • Stayed April 2014
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for your very kind feedback on your stay at Buxa Farm Chalets. We are pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation, the views and especially that the kids had a good time too! Looking forward to having you all back soon!
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Just spent a week at Buxa Farm Chalets..A week of wonderful accommodation...spectacular views.. and awe-inspiring Neolithic sites....My first visit to Orkney I was not disappointed and will certainly return....We would highly recommend Buxa Farm Chalets to everyone...Kathy and husband Keith come over as kind and attentive you just know they would help with finding answers to any questions or sorting out any problems that may arise... Outstanding holiday due mostly in our choice of accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
What a lovely review of Buxa Farm Chalets and Orkney. So happy to hear you enjoyed all that Orkney had to offer - even in February! We look forward to your return!
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

My best friend Keith and his lovely Wife Kathy own these properties and you couldn't have a more perfect couple to run this type of dwelling! I have seen these properties being built from scratch and this Year in February will have the pleasure of taking my family up to Orkney to stay in them 4 nights! For anyone coming to Orkney to get a taste of its unique experience, both of these people will point you in the right direction for fun and educational things to do! Kieth has a wealth of knowledge about the German sunken fleet that lies dormant on the sea bed of Scapa Flow which Buxa looks over. Kathy will keep you informed of any Folk or other festivals happening during your stay as well. All in all I can assure you a trip to Orkney and the luxury of staying at Buxa Chalets will leave you charged and invigorated and stay in your memory for the rest of time, enjoy. I know we are going to this February!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Thank you for your review. It is great to get a locals perspective of a property when coming "home". We hope to live up to all your observations and expectations and more. Looking forward to seeing you and your lovely familly in February. Orkney is truly beautiful any time of the year!
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We've stayed in numerous cottages around the UK as a family - but this has to have been the one that proved the most outstanding. We booked late in autumn and found the converted croft to be snug (underfloor heated on before we arrived and two multi-fuel stoves to add to the atmosphere in the evenings), welcoming (a personal greeting and our every need anticipated), and stunning in location (panoramic windows looking out to Stromness, Scapa Floe, Hoy etc.).
Location within Orkney was also ideal - convenient for both main towns, for the ferry to Hoy, and just down the road from Brodgar, Maes Howe, and Scara Brae (i.e. all of human history!).
Look no further; just hope that it is available when you want to visit - though if the Croft isn't there are a couple of similarly places chalets just next door.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Thanks so much for such a superb review, especially from someone who has stayed in numerous cottages in the UK. Warm and welcome with stunning views- just how we try to be. Happy that we were able to accommodate you on such short notice and hope we see you again in the very near future!
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed for a week in one of the chalets with our four year old. The accommodation contains everything you could need and also makes the most of the spectacular views. The chalet is set well away from any road noise and allows you to sit and enjoy the sounds of birds and wildlife. We found plenty to do, even this late in the season, with a plane ride over the islands to see the seal pups a particular highlight! Lots of family friendly cycle routes and museums made for a successful holiday all round.

  • Stayed October 2013
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taiter, Manager at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you so much for such a complimentary review. . .so pleased you enjoyed your stay -the accommodation, views, wildlife, location, and all that Orkney has to offer, even late in the season. It is good to get feedback as we strive hard to give a good experience for all our guests . We would love to have you back and please tell your four year old son we surely DO miss him and will definitely remember him!
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

The view of Hoy - fabulous. Short eared owls scooting about. Walk to stony beach. Hares darting across the garden. High pressure showers, underfloor heating. The kids loved the dvd choices and my hubby and I loved the supply of books. All the little touches just made the stay perfect. We looked forward to coming back to the house at the end of the day as much as visiting all the tourist attractions. When we got home my daughter said that she was missing the holiday house already.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for sharing your family experience of Buxa Croft House with others. So pleased you all enjoyed the many different aspects that we have on offer. We have really worked hard to get the "Children Welcome" award from Visit Scotland and the fact that your daughter missed the house as soon as she got home makes it all worthwhile! Please come back and visit again!
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Property: Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House
Address: Westrow Lodge, Orphir KW17 2RE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Orphir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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