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The Space

9 reviews
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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About the Owner, Graham F
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : May 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in August 2016

We spent two fabulous weeks at The Space in August 2016. We were actually planning on going to the Outer Hebrides, but once I had shown the photo of the main hall with the piano to my son there was no question - we were going to Rousay. The reality of the hall and the piano was every bit as...

Management response:

Thanks Richard, delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Space. Not sure why this review has only just arrived in April 17 ! but it is most welcome, and we hope to welcome you back here another time


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1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We have stayed in the Space from mid july till mid august. So 4 weeks. And a great 4 weeks. Of course you have to consider the weather (rain, winds but also amazing sunny days and on a clear day you can see forever). The Space itself is a great location, just for a holiday, if you are a party...

Management response:

Thankyou, Paula. We're delighted you had a good time at the Space. Wheelchair users are able to access all areas of the ground floor and we're working on making the place even more disabled friendly for 2017. Come back again soon! Graham


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Katrin W
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This place is an absolute gem. So much attention to detail and creativity went into creating this very unique property. I felt at home the minute I walked through the door and never stopped exploring until I left. From solar panels to kajaks to a wheelchair accessible bathroom, there is literally everything you could ever want. The kitchen comes with...

  • 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
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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  • Damage Deposit: €347 / stay - Deposit
  • CLEANING FEE: €58 / stay - Fee
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Car advised
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.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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