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Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Excellent standard of accommodation, with everything you need and more. Very clean and with good quality linens, crockery etc. Outstanding location with wildlife right on your doorstop - owls, hares and lots of interesting birds when we were there last week. Beautiful views you would never get bored of gazing at. Just wonderful and a most enjoyable time had by the four of us

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

So happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit us soon!

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

In short: location, facilities, booking process could not have been better. If you are looking for self catering accommodation on Orkney with all mod cons, a fantastic sea view, wildlife you can see from your window, this is the place. There were some spectacular sunsets over Scapa Flow during our stay and we were undoubtedly fortunate with the weather... 7 days of sunshine CAN happen in this part of the world.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you so much for your review and really happy that you enjoyed all that was on offer. We were indeed fortunate with the weather - there is no better place to be than Orkney when this happens! Hope to see you all back again in the near future!

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Had an awesome experience staying in the Croft House. The property is extremely well appointed and comfortable. Wonderful views, clean, beautifully decorated, everything new and working properly.Of particular note was the inclusion of household staples, so helpful when renting a place. We stayed while St Magnus festival was on and experiencing Shostakovitch being performed in a cathedral ( pardox?) was a highlight. If you haven't been to Orkney make the effort, it is a must-do. I was overwhelmed by the place, scenery, wildlife and photographic opportunities. Way more than expectations. Loads to do too, if you are undecided.. just do it!
I could not recommend Buxa more highly.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

It sounds like you had a lovely time in the Croft House and in Orkney. Thank you for all your observations. Making it to Orkney is a bit of an effort but well worth it as there is loads to do for such a small place. Appreciate your recommendations and hope to see you back again some day!

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Accommodation excellent everything you could possibly require to self cater. Views across to Hoy amazing. Wildlife to be seen just outside includes hares, owls, curlews and (rather noisy) oyster catchers!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

I told those oyster catchers to tone it down but obviously they didn't listen! Seriously, very happy you appreciated the abundance of wildlife just outside the door. It is something we advertise but definitely something you need to see (and hear!) to believe. Thank you for your review and please come back and visit us again.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was our third stay in Orkney and the Croft House was definitely the best accommodation we have stayed in. Great location, everything we needed was provided for. Especially liked the kitchen/diner in fact spent most evenings playing family games in there and watching the wonderful sunsets. A special mention for the ensuite shower room, a fantastic shower!
There is a lovely 9 hole putting course and we had many a family putting competition before our evening meal. Great putting to the chorus of curlews and oyster catchers!
Excellent path leading down to the beach to watch the birdlife and the seals.
Can't recommend highly enough a visit to Orkney, wonderful scenery, wildlife and the Historic Scotland properties are a must to visit on the islands. Their free talks at The Ring of Brodgar and The Stones of Stenness were excellent. Also recommend a daytrip to Westray if you want to see puffins. Will definitely be back in future years to Buxa! Thanks to Kathy and Keith for their warm hospitality and really appreciated the emails of daily breakfast bulletins listing the daily special events in Orkney.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Absolutely delighted that you chose your third visit to Orkney to stay with us! It sounds like you enjoyed everything Orkney and Buxa Croft House had to offer. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on our 9 hole putting course. We are scheduled to do some more work on it in the coming months so it will be new and improved for your return visit! Thank you for your review and tips for what to see in Orkney which will be much appreciated by all those reading.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

My husband and I came to the Orkneys with a group of photographers for a location shoot. Buxa Farm is near to many of the ancient sites, such as the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness. Even though I had looked at online photos, I was amazed by the beauty of the area, especially the view from Buxa! The accommodations at the Croft House are spacious and comfortable. I was not used to the early sunrise but the room-darkening curtains really helped. Kathy was very kind to bring over her measuring cups and spoons and baking pans. The kitchen was very clean and modern. We ate very well from fresh ingredients purchased locally. I would love go back again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Thank you for your kind review. Buxa is well equipped for large groups with the large croft house providing a perfect "meeting place" and the smaller chalets providing everyone with their own "private quarters". While not everyone bakes while they are on holiday I was more than happy to provide the loan of my own personal equipent. Very happy that you appreciated the room darkening curtains which are an absolute neccessity this time of year when the sun comes up at 3AM! Hope to see you all again next year!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My family and I stayed at the Buxa Farm Croft House at the end of May. It's in a great location, near the waterfront and almost halfway between Stromness and Kirkwall. The house is very comfortable and warm with the underfloor heating. Everything you need is in the house! The kitchen/diner is fantastic, with great views across to Stromness and Gramesay. The one downside is that the wifi is not great due to the thickness of the walls. The best position is sitting outside underneath the aerial!

Kathy is also fantastic, sending daily updates about the weather and what's on, which is really useful, particularly when planning island trips etc.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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taiter, Owner at Buxa Farm Chalets & Croft House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thorough review, really appreciate it. We are very happy you enjoyed the location, the views and the comfort of the croft house. I always tell arriving guests that the best wifi receiption in the croft house is in the front lounge as the signal from the neighboring chalet router can bounce through one thick stone wall of the croft but it cannot bounce through the next stone wall which means you cannot get access in the kitchen/diner and the back bedrooms. I take onboard the fact that you were disappointed with the wifi and am sorry that it caused you any frustration. In light of this fact I called in our installation expert and have another router ordered specifically for the croft house that will remedy this situation. This will be installed next week. Your constructive criticism is very much appreciated and be assured this situation is being remedied as a result. We hope that you will be back to enjoy all that Orkney has to offer and the much improved wifi access in the croft house!

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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: £70 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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