Enchanting Kyrgyzstani Yurt Overlooking the North Sea on Orkney Farm

Orkney, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly

This enchanting yurt rental sits on a hillside of lush, green fields overlooking the North Sea on Orkney’s South Ronaldsay island and is based on a 200-year-old farm two miles away from the nearest village. Approximately 4.27 meters in diameter, this hand-crafted, Kyrgyzstani-style yurt makes for a truly unforgettable escape to the north of Scotland as guests can unwind in serene, natural surroundings while experiencing the magic of Orkney.

The yurt is raised on an elevated deck, which allows for superb ocean views, and has been built using high-quality canvas and wood that was up-cycled from the old Highland Park distillery. Inside, up to three adults or two adults with two small children can be comfortably accommodated with a rock and roll bed and a futon mattress within the yurt. Guests will love the traditional furnishings and the wonderful details of each amenity such as the cozy, sheepskin cushion, the Moroccan table, and the Oriental Arabesque leather stools and they are kept warm each night by preparing the fire in the wood-burning stove at the yurt’s center. With no electricity, guests can enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a book in hand under romantic candlelight after a day’s adventure for the ideal end to the evening.

Guests have access to shared kitchen facilities by the old farmhouse where there is a two-burner stove, a kettle, a refrigerator, and a variety of cooking utensils while the shower rooms come fitted with showers, hand basins, and toilets. Although there is no electricity in the yurt, guests may charge their devices in the farmhouse if necessary. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Toilet
  • Parking
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Linens additional charge
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Washer
  • Dining table
  • Fire pit

This small farm produces organic vegetables, strawberries, hens, and eggs. There is a small shop on site where guests can purchase these products and more, and either dried or tinned wholefoods. The site has hot showers, toilets, utilities such as a washing machine and drying line, and an equipped camping kitchen area, all within 150 meters of each other.

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Guest Services

  • Sports equipment storage

Location + Surroundings

  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars

This ecological and organic farm faces south and east and overlooks sandy bays and sea-cliffs in the Scottish countryside in South Ronaldsay, the Orkney Islands, where there is nothing but nature, peace, space, and sky. This property is two miles away from the closest village that offers ferries back and forth between the Scottish mainland and 13 miles from the main island town. The buildings on the farm are 200 years old and have been renovated using local, traditional and sustainable materials. The land has been sensitively landscaped with areas set aside for conservation and areas specifically for tree planting. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Scuba diving
  • Tennis

There are plenty of open spaces for games and barbecues around the property. When guests feel adventurous and want to go explore the surrounding areas, they can go sea swimming at fine sandy beaches or indulge their archeological, historical, and wildlife interests. Orkney is a place where guests will find nature, peace, space, and sky. It consists of 72 islands to the north of mainland Scotland. The weather can change through all the seasons in one day.

The Orkney Islands provide rich soil for farming and a vibrant sea for fishing. These along with tourism are the main activities for its people. There are great big skies, a beautiful farming landscape, and the sea, to inspire and stimulate the imagination. The Islands are home to many artists, musicians, writers, poets, storytellers, and craftspeople. There is a rich culture and thriving community spirit. Music is alive in Orkney. There is The Orkney Folk Festival, Stromness, in May and The St Magnus Festival, Kirkwall, in June. The renowned Science Festival in September attracts visitors from all over the world.

Archeologists come to Orkney for many wonderful examples of its ancient cultures. There are many fascinating sites to visit including Brochs and Standing Stones. Important new sites are frequently being discovered. Orkney is home to many endangered bird species including terns, fulmars, skuas, and puffins. Both common and gray seal breed here, with dolphins and whales, especially Orca, which are often sighted.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 7 days before check-in, you will receive a full refund minus our service fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of check-in, you will receive a refund for 50% of the stay, minus the first night and service fee.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
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Additional Information

Pets are allowed at some of the accommodations. Please inquire with the host for more information.

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