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The Space

12 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 norther...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 kitchen/diner with 2 sofas, dining table and 6 chairs, electric cooker and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridgefreezer. Large church hall with quirky snug created from a 1960's first class train compartment, and many more unique features. The Space boasts full disabled facilities including a double bedroom with easy access to a fully equipped disabled toilet and wet room. 3 other double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Underfloor heating partially powered by ecofriendly solar panels keep you cosy throughout the year, and there are heaters in all bedrooms. The property is situated in a natural wildflower garden of one acre and has its own rocky beach. There are 2 kayaks for use by guests with buoyancy aids provided. The Space has a large parking area which can accommodate several cars. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Telephone
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

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

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Emilie B
Management response:Responded 26 August 2018

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

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jwmnathan
Management response:Responded 26 August 2018

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

Date of stay: May 2018
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!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank rhughes2832
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

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

Reviewed 16 August 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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Trip623354
Management response:Responded 18 September 2016

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

About the Owner
Graham F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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How to get there
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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