Short Term Let Licence Number: OR00241P (Provisional)
Cooperhouse is a 100 year old traditional stone cottage in the parish of Birsay, West Mainland, Orkney. It is situated in an elevated position with panoramic views of Marwick Bay, Marwick Head and Kitchener’s Memorial, with the Brough of Birsay in the distance.
“Waking up to the view of the sea in this cosy cottage among the fields was wonderful.” A & M August 2022
The cottage has been renovated and consists of a large open plan kitchen / living room with a multifuel stove, two bedrooms and a bathroom. High ceilings throughout give a spacious feel to the cottage, which is heated by airsource and underfloor heating. Original floorboards and flagstones have been retained.
“Fantastic location and beautifully converted property.”
G P May 2022
The property is away from the road, up its own track and has parking space for several cars, a small south-facing walled garden and a grassed paddock. Adjacent are the ruins of a traditional longhouse and outbuildings.
“An enjoyable second visit to Cooperhouse! Lots of hares around the cottage; obviously also making the most of the peace and quiet.” A & D August 2020
Cooperhouse is ideally situated for exploring the archaeological sites that dominate West Mainland. Situated 20 minutes north of Stromness and 30 minutes northwest of Kirkwall, the closest food shops are only 5 minutes away. Guests are within reach of key visitor attractions, and whilst not remote, there is a sense of “getting away from it all”.
“A memorable week in a beautiful place, accompanied by the sound of curlews and the occasional lowing of cattle.” A & M July 2021
Come to Cooperhouse for a relaxing break, watching the birds, tidal changes and sunsets from the garden. Alternatively, fill your days with walking, fishing, sailing, golf, local events, live music and trips to spectacular archaeological sites.
“Gorgeous cottage, cosy, charming, great views.” K, A, A and H Oct. 2020
“We have had a lovely peaceful stay, with lots of beautiful walks & visits to historical sites.” L & H Oct. 2021
“Wonderful stay, stunning location, and superb fires each evening.” H & J May 2022
“Magical place! We loved exploring the cliffs at Marwick Head & coming ‘home’ for a wee dram!”
A & R June 2022