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The Peedie End

Westray, Orkney
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • A beautiful annexe located on the Orcadian island of Westray, great for wildlife watchers
  • An island rich in Viking history with rugged coastlines and sandy beaches
  • Enjoy panoramic sea views from the ‘Gin and Tonic Terrace’
Property code: 83570

A fantastically designed annexe in Westray that makes the most of the sea views, making it an ideal romantic retreat where you could be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights.

Westray, although small in size, is a vibrant and fascinating island in Orkney that is entwined in Norse history. Known as the ‘Queen o’ the Isles’, it is easily accessible by a regular ferry service from mainland Orkney. Noup Head Cliffs (6 miles) are a must-visit for keen birdwatchers, where numerous nesting seabirds – including peregrine falcons, ravens, gannets and puffins are often seen between April and July. The island is home to plentiful shops, galleries, jewellery makers, knitters and straw-backed chair makers. You’ll also find glorious beaches and in Pierowall (2.5 miles) you will find the Heritage Centre that holds many artefacts and details of ongoing archaeological projects. Noltland Castle (3 miles) is also worth seeing, which was built by the master of Mary Queen of Scots’ household. The island also makes a great base to visit the adjacent island of Papa Westray via the passenger ferry in nearby Pierowall.

The wing is a self-contained annexe to the 18th-century House of Brough and has its own entrance door that leads into an open-plan kitchen/diner, with a cosy lounge to your left which can be closed off by sliding screens. The lounge contains a wood burner, TV/DVD, as well as a piano. The kitchen/diner is well equipped with an electric fan oven, induction hob, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher. Featuring flagstone flooring and exposed stone walls (which feature throughout the property), the dining area contains a dining table that comfortably seats five people, and from here you can access the first floor via a spiral staircase. Upstairs, you will find an area that has been dubbed ‘The Gin and Tonic Terrace’, where you can relax on the sofa with your favourite tipple in hand and enjoy the views out of the roof windows over Pierowall and Papay Sound. On a clear night, you may even be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights during the autumn and winter months. The only bedroom in the property consists of a super king-size bed, which has a screen wall to separate it from the ‘Gin and Tonic Terrace’ and study area, meaning that plenty of light can fill the top floor. There is also an ample sized shower room with WC on this level.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a pond and is mainly laid to lawn, as well as a walled garden for guests to enjoy. Parking for two cars is available on the driveway to the rear of the property. Please note that the annexe is attached to the owner’s main home, and the property is located on a working farm with hens roaming freely.

  • 1 bedroom – super-king-size
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs provided
  • TV/DVD player in lounge
  • Regret no pets
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large, enclosed garden with pond
  • Private parking on driveway for two cars
  • Shop, restaurants, pub 2 miles

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Neill 4th September 2021

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Lovely property, great location and owner. The local lobster and crab are amazing when available and the fish is great. Very quiet part of the world with some great beaches. We loved it.

Reviewed by douglas 21st August 2021

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Fantastic. What a place to stay and what a welcome by Mark. The Peddie End is absolutely the perfect place to stay for a break away from the hustle and bustle of life. We fell in love with the Peedie End and Westray and did not want to leave. They call it the Queen of the Isle lands and the Peedie End is the jewel in the crown. After the days out wRead moree looked forward to getting back to the Peedie and relaxing in the Gin Terrace with the stunning views of Westray. Go and you will fall in love. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 17th July 2021

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