I just cannot say enough good things about this cottage!! The locations is perfect, set in beautiful countryside with a stunning sea view, but only a 15 minute drive (with stunning scenery the whole way) from Kirkwall. Close to all the main attractions like Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, and the Ness of Brodgar archaeological dig (if you are up in July/August) and also some hidden gems like Waulkmill Bay.
The cottage itself is stunning, it feels really luxurious and is so warm and comfortable and I'm not kidding when I say the kitchen is better equipped than my own! The cottage sleeps 10 and cooking any kind of meal for that number would be a breeze with what's available!
The owners are just lovely, kind and welcoming, always there to help but also leave you to enjoy your holiday.
We have stayed here the last 2 years and have just booked to return next July:)
Would recommend this cottage to anyone!
Although located 15-20 mins drive from Kirkwall this Farmhouse is certainly worth it. A stunning house that provides everything you have at home and more! Spacious, well equipped, bright & airy and a two minute walk to the shore. Fantastic views and if the fickle Orkney weather is kind an outside eating area is available. The hosts are excellent - always available for advice or just a chat, nothing is too much trouble. We certainly enjoyed the peaceful location and will definitely be visiting again.
Our stay at Riff Farmhouse was absolutely amazing. We had everything we needed and more for our group of 6 adults and 5 children. As a welcome we received original Orkney products from owner Greig. He has been so kind and helpful to us. Really excellent service. The view from the house is wonderful. We we're surprised at how clean it was. Would definitely recommend Riff Farmhouse!