Campston Farm is a cottage perfectly positioned on the wild and beautiful island of mainland Orkney. Front-row seats facing North with no light pollution provide unrivaled views of the infamous Aurora! The cottage is within walking distance of a small beach down the private farm track, with another larger beach 1 mile away. Enjoy Orcas, porpoises, seals, otters, puffins and so much more amazing wildlife, which can all be viewed from the shore.
Nearby beaches: Orkney is blessed with many white sand beaches and crystal
clear water. Dingyshowe Bay is the closest sandy beach to the property, being
only 1 mile away. Another beautiful beach, approximately 5 miles away, is at the
end of Halley Road and is perfect for wild swimming!
Local supermarkets: There are three all within the same area of Kirkwall
including Lidl, Tesco and the Co-op.
Where to eat: The Foveran and Lynnfield are popular upmarket restaurants.
The St. Ola for pub food. The Kirk café is great for coffee, cake, or lunch.
Things to do.
What to do if it rains: Pop into Kirkwall, which is only 10 minutes away and visit
the very grand St Magnus Cathedral, followed by the informative Kirkwall
Museum and if you fancy a tipple, Highland Park distillery. Then take a drive
down towards Lamb Holm to visit the Italian Chapel, which was built by Italian
prisoners of war and is a very popular attraction.
Heading east towards Deerness, stop off at the beaches of Dingyshowe, Halley
Road and Sandside Bay. Take a walk around Mull head nature reserve, where
the Orca can often be spotted and visit the Gloop, which is a very dramatic
area within the dramatic cliffs. Deerness Distillery is also worth a visit if you like
Heading South will take you to the Churchill Barriers, which have some lovely
little beaches and shipwrecks. Newark Bay is a lovely beach to visit, which is on
South Ronaldsay. The Italian Chapel is also in this area and an essential visit.
Heading West, stop off at the standing stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar.
The ring is the only major henge and stone circle in Britain which is almost a
perfect stone circle. It is also the earliest henge-type monument in the UK. Pop
into Stromness to see the quaint streets and shops with a coffee break or a
bite to eat from the Bayleaf. Take a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs to try to spot the
Orcas, the Kitchener memorial at Birsay to look for Puffins (May-July) and finish
with the famous Skara Brae (prehistoric village).
Heading Northwest, then visit the Broch of Gurness to see the ancient Pict site
and take a walk or enjoy a cold water swim in the beautiful water at Evie