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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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Furso is a traditional langhouse which has been used as a family home since at least the 17th century. It was still used as a family home until the 1960s and as a summer retreat until the late 1980s – despite not having electricity or mains water until the early nineties. It has been used as holiday accommodation since around 2001 when it was sympathetically renovated by the Flett family. The original character and many original features were kept intact, but modern comforts are also included - meaning your stay here will be a truly unique experience.It is located in the heart of Orkney's only landlocked parish, Harray, within close proximity to Harray Loch. While staying at the property you are only around a 20 minute drive away from both Kirkwall and Stromness, the main towns on the isla...Furso is a traditional langhouse which has been used as a family home since at least the 17th century. It was still used as a family home until the 1960s and as a summer retreat until the late 1980s – despite not having electricity or mains water until the early nineties. It has been used as holiday accommodation since around 2001 when it was sympathetically renovated by the Flett family. The original character and many original features were kept intact, but modern comforts are also included - meaning your stay here will be a truly unique experience.It is located in the heart of Orkney's only landlocked parish, Harray, within close proximity to Harray Loch. While staying at the property you are only around a 20 minute drive away from both Kirkwall and Stromness, the main towns on the island. Furso has two bedrooms. One has a cast iron double bed, and the other has a traditional box bed; there is also a box bed in the sitting room. Each box bed can sleep two people. We can provide additional fold out spring beds and a cot for babies if required. Linen and towels are provided.The sitting room has an open fire which will be cleaned and ready to use if desired. Fuel for the fire in the form of paper, wood, peat and coal is provided. The fire still has the original crane over it, which was used for hanging cooking pots over the hot flames.As well as the fire, heat is provided via underfloor heating and additional electric heaters are provided. There is a freeview television and a radio in the living room.The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave and utensils. The bathroom has a brand new electric shower installed in 2013, plus a cast iron bath.Furso has a large garden which is great for children and pets to run around and play in. We also have a picnic table which you can sit at and enjoy something to eat or drink while taking in the tranquility and beauty of Orkney. Pets are more than welcome. We have a large garden for dogs to run around in but we ask that you clean up after your pets. Please mention your pets when booking.Discounted prices may be available - please contact us for more details. Please note, check in is available from 2pm onwards and check out is at 10am on the day of departure.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Valerie F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

Great wee cottage perfect combination of old and new. Warm, comfortable, great shower in quiet farmland. Dog friendly.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Voyager569511
Reviewed 3 June 2019

Lovely little house perfect for a small family. Very centrally located between Stromness and Kirkwall and close to the shores of Loch Harray. There was wood and coal aplenty for the fire and the air source heating was incredibly effective.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Dinah N
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

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Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This lovely cottage/ croft makes one feel at home.It is furnished with great care. The fireplace was ready for use in a very professional way. The view from almost all windows is filled with green/yellow hills and there is a small loch nearby. Orkney is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank Marijn W
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A Slice of Orkney heaven! This place is magical. On walking through it’s front door you’re transported back to a simpler time. With the host of original and carefully considered refurbishment features. Plus all the comforts of the 21century to keep you going. The open...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank MeandMyfamilyof5
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Fantastic quiet rural location but also central for all tourist destinations on West Mainland Orkney. The cottage has loads of period charm with original features such as box beds and fireplace ( which sadly we did not need to use as the weather was really...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Philip Martin B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My wife, 2 children and I recently returned from a truly unique and wonderful stay at Furso cottage in Orkney. The cottage itself I would describe as cosy, full of character, unique and a glimpse into the past. Whilst the cottage maintains the original croft...More

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank mhill9031
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We arrived in the dark the directions to the place were very vague and it took several calls to the owner to establish where it was exactly and they were just as vague.The cottage was very unwelcoming no lights had been left on for us...More

Date of stay: September 2017
9  Thank joanne b
Reviewed 25 June 2017

What a lovely, warm comfortable place to stay in an easily accessible location. My wife and I, with our dogs, have just returned from 3 idyllic weeks here and would only have 2 complaints. 1) No Wi-Fi--- and until now, I did not realise how...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

How can I describe this wonderful interesting and characterful cottage .....it oozed history and the spirit of Orkney while being warm, welcoming and modern. The location was perfect, we loved the west mainland and the cottage is in a beautiful rural setting whilst also being...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Tillytrout
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Highchair
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Towels Provided
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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