View towards this stunning property
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Lounge/diner with spectacular views
Fully equipped kitchen area
Dining area to enjoy a family breakfast
Conservatory with views and patio doors to garden
Beautiful views over the garden and beyond
Spacious king-size bedroom
Comfy double Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Spacious bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
Games room
Far reaching views from the property
Steeped in history ship wrecks of scapa flow
View towards the property
Visit the beautiful Italian Chapel
1 / 16  View towards this stunning property
2 / 16  Lounge with cosy woodburner
3 / 16  Lounge/diner with spectacular views
4 / 16  Fully equipped kitchen area
5 / 16  Dining area to enjoy a family breakfast
6 / 16  Conservatory with views and patio doors to garden
7 / 16  Beautiful views over the garden and beyond
8 / 16  Spacious king-size bedroom
9 / 16  Comfy double Bedroom
10 / 16  Twin bedroom
11 / 16  Spacious bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
12 / 16  Games room
13 / 16  Far reaching views from the property
14 / 16  Steeped in history ship wrecks of scapa flow
15 / 16  View towards the property
16 / 16  Visit the beautiful Italian Chapel

Lower Midgarth

Rendall, Orkney
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Lovely single-storey cottage set in 2.5 acres with panoramic sea and countryside views
  • The Orkney Islands boast stunning scenery and many beautiful beaches
  • Wildlife Enthusiasts will love the spectacular cliffs and an abundant of diverse birds, puffins and seals
  • For keen walkers the Hinderayre Bay has a beautiful coastal path for you to explore.
  • Visit the beautiful Italian chapel built by Italian prisoners of world war II
  • 20-minute drive to the spellbinding stone circle the ring of Brodgar is an archaeological treasure
Property code: OK15M

This unique detached cottage is set within the Parish of Rendall on the the north east side of West Mainland of the Orkney Islands. The interior throughout is warm and very comfortably furnished with spectacular countryside and sea views

This beautifully designed cottage is unique and elegant in style, nestled in 2.5 acres of spectacular countryside. Situated in the Parish of Rendall on the north-east side of the West Mainland of Orkney, you will be completely spoilt with scenery of dramatic cliffs, rolling hills and unspoilt sandy beaches. If you are a keen wildlife enthusiast who loves walking in the great outdoors, then this cottage will provide you with the perfect haven to retreat to each day, after your explorations and adventures. Idyllic for couples and families alike, here you can relax and admire the ever-changing panoramic views of the sea and countryside whilst listening to nothing but the relaxing sounds of island life around you.


This detached cottage is one of two properties on-site that can be let together for larger groups. Situated on one level, the property has a unique layout and is bright and welcoming throughout.


The spacious lounge/dining area has a charming wood burner and floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Patio doors lead out to the garden providing a great opportunity for some al fresco dining. The kitchen is large and well-equipped with a lovely breakfast table to gather around for breakfast together and plan the day ahead. Just off the kitchen is a bright and warm conservatory with further access to the garden. An additional utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer is handy for those rainy days! The four bedrooms comprise one king-size with sea views, one double, one twin and one single bedroom. The family bathroom has a bath and a shower and there is a further separate shower room next to the utility room.


The cottage boasts a lovely garden with a lawn area and decked patio with seating, so you can relax in peace and tranquillity, soaking up the glorious panoramic views in front of you. The property benefits from a games room in the barn located opposite, where you can play pool or darts. There is ample off-road parking next to the property.


  • 4 Bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • Bathrooms: 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and WC, 1 shower room with cubicle and WC
  • Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave,
  • Utility: with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Lounge: with woodburner, TV/DVD, CD player and selection of books and games
  • Conservatory: with seating and patio doors to garden
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Games room: with pool table and darts board
  • Garden: with lawn and decked patio with garden furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Beach 3 miles, shop and Pub 6 miles

The Parish of Rendall overlooks Widefirth Bay with far-reaching views out to Orkney's northern isles. This unspoilt location offers some fantastic walking, especially around the Bay of Hinderayre (3.5 miles) with its stunning stretch of coast path, sheltered sandy beaches and dramatic cliff tops to explore.


There are so many opportunities based here to discover these remote and rugged islands of Scotland. A ferry runs daily from Tingwall in Rendall to the isles of Rousay, Wyre and Egilsay. Rousay has been given the nickname 'Egypt of the North' due to its natural archaeological landscape and is rich in awe-inspiring scenery and diverse native wildlife including puffins and seals.


Kirkwall (14 miles) is the capital of Orkney and has a very Nordic look about it due to its ancient architecture. Quaint narrow streets and weaving pathways lead you to its vibrant town centre where there are various shops, bars, galleries, museums and restaurants to browse. The pretty harbour is bustling with fishing boats coming and going about their daily business. Or you can take a sightseeing boat trip out to one of the surrounding islands to appreciate this area of Scotland and the breathtaking natural landscape it has in abundance.


This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra 15th February 2020

A lovely arty homely place . Loved the Books , the art work and the photographs. Was like staying at a friends place and loved the personal feel. It was roomy and would be great in the summer. It was easy to get to a lot of places from there. Owner very kind letting us stay another night when the ferry was cancelled. Very much appreciated in the wiRead moreld weather ! Hide

Reviewed by Alex 14th September 2019

This is a well appointed, warm and very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful and relaxing week. Great!

Reviewed by jenny 24th August 2019

Beautiful house, full of light, in a lovely location.

Reviewed by John 3rd August 2019

Lower Midgarth is beautifully situated in a quiet corner overlooking the sea and some of the islands. The property is comfortable and well set up for people who enjoy outdoor activities.

Reviewed by William 13th July 2019

A wonderfully private and beautiful cottage/farm with lovely sea and hill outlooks. Our third stay since 2016 as a three-generation family. Tingwall ferry, Betty's Reading Room and Fernvalley 10 min walk. Eviedale Bistro 3 miles. Packed with interesting books and pictures. Internet and plumbing "rural quality". Garden and external maintenance slippRead moreing a bit. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 1st June 2019

Cloustons Cottage in Evie next to the Tingwall Ferry is ideal. Its a large property which is spread out on one floor and is ideal for people with mobility issues. The art, literature and collections is the bonus at this property. It feels more like youre staying at your wealthy relatives home with famous historical connections rather than at your uRead moresual bog standard, impersonal holiday rental. Hide

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View towards this stunning property
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Lounge/diner with spectacular views
Fully equipped kitchen area
Dining area to enjoy a family breakfast
Conservatory with views and patio doors to garden
Beautiful views over the garden and beyond
Spacious king-size bedroom
Comfy double Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Spacious bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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