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The Space

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Converted chapel -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Rousay, Orkney Islands, Scotland
The Space is a self-contained, eco-friendly, multi-media facility for musicians and other creative artists. It will appeal to those who wish to develop and realise their artistic project in a beautiful and secluded setting. It can also be used by other groups and individuals, or by family groups and friends who seek a holiday with a difference.

The Space houses a magnificent semi-concert grand piano in the main church hall, a separate glass-fronted multi-track recording studio control room with full mastering facilities, and it was officially opened by singing legend, Barbara Dickson in April 2015.

The Space can also be booked without the recording studio and as such offers high quality and individual accommodation on the mysterious, historically rich island of Rousay, one of the northern Orkney isles. With 4 double bedrooms, a large ki...
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Listing #HL6556856
About the Owner
Graham F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Space is an experience! It's a lovely accomodation. A beatifully restored kirk on Rousay with a lots of ground around it, along the coast of Rousay. We spent most of our time on the rocks in front of the house looking for crabs with...More

Thank Emilie B
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hi Emilie, thank you very much for your lovely review. So glad you all had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back at the Space in the future, Graham and Miriam

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My family spent 4 days at The Space and it was a real highlight of our trip to Scotland. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when I booked so I thought it might be useful to spend time in this review on the layout...More

Thank jwmnathan
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Your points about tidying outside are noted. Sometimes this is due to storms blowing debris around, but improvements in this respect will be in place for 2019, including finishing the patio wall and having a barbecue. Thanks again! Graham...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Space is a wonderfully quirky and relaxing place to enjoy the tranquility and friendliness of Rousay. Our teenagers loved the feeling of freedom The Space gave them with the chance to play the wonderful piano and their guitars in the main hall which felt...More

Thank 533rachel
Management response:Responded 7 June 2018

Thanks Rachel for your lovely review. I’m delighted you had an enjoyable stay at the Space in all its different areas. Do come again!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Fulls
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  • CLEANING FEE: €56 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: €334 / stay - Deposit
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How to get there
Airport: Kirkwall: 30.0 km
Ferry: Rousay : 1.0 km
Car to Gills Bay (near John O Groats) then ferry to St Margarets Hope then drive to Tingwall. Then ferry to Rousay. OR:

Car to Scrabster (near Thurso) then ferry to Stromness. Then drive to Tingwall. Then ferry to Rousay. OR :

Plane to Kirkwall (via Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness) then bus or car to Tingwall, then ferry to Rousay. The Space lies half a mile due east of Rousay pier.
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Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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