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.
The cottage has been recently 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.
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.
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”.
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.