The self catering lodge is situated on the Orkney West Mainland approx 23 miles from Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney. It is sited within walking distance of Swannay Loch and the surrounding countryside is that of Moorland and rough grassland. This setting provides a tranquil and ever changing backdrop of colours throughout the year with purple heather and golden and rustic shades of grasses.
The area provides excellent habitat for birdlife and there are regular sightings of hen harrier and short-eared owl on site and in the general area, along with numerous other species, some migrants, varying with the seasons. There is a new RSPB hide on Burgar Hill, a short distance away and Red Throated Divers can be viewed from here. Brown hares are also a common sighting.
There is small general shop in the nearby village of Evie (3 miles) and slightly further afield the village of Dounby provides a Co-op supermarket with fuel pumps, a pharmacy, butcher, post office & local craft shop. There is also a cafe, bar and an excellent restaurant within the hotel. There is a GP practice situated here too for any medical emergencies.
The lodge itself is timber clad and blends nicely with the landscape. It provides accommodation for four but can sleep six. A master double bedroom has ensuite facilities with a shower, wall mounted TV and ample storage space.
There is also a twin bedroom, again with ample storage space for clothing and personal belongings. A separate bathroom has a toilet, washbasin and bath with an over bath shower. A sofa bed in the lounge can provide an additional double bed if required.
The modern kitchen is fully fitted and offers a hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine and also holds a dining table and chairs. A spacious lounge provides a comfortable area with soft furnishings to relax . There is a flat screen wall mounted TV with a range of digital channels to choose from. The room also has a feature fireplace.
Patio doors lead onto a decking area where al fresco dining can be enjoyed with table and chairs provided, or simply a place to sit and enjoy the view of the loch with a glass of local Orkney Wine or Beer and to listen to the eerie cry of Curlew.
The lodge has gas central heating which also provides hot water through a combi boiler. There is ample parking for two cars and a hut to store any outdoor equipment such as boots/waterproofs, fishing rods, cycles etc. Garden ground adjoining the lodge also provides an additional outdoor space to relax and has a BBQ area from where to enjoy the ambience of the area.