Situated in central Stromness on the end of a pier—you could fish out of the kitchen window if you felt inclined—The Bird House offers comfortable holiday-hideaway accommodation for a couple… or a bargain holiday for a small family—accommodating a child or adult on a fold-out bed in a tiny cupboardy-room, and a couple of kids on two sofas, bedding provided.

The main living room contains a lovely kitchen—with views across Scapa Flow—and breakfast bar, a comfortable lounge area with two sofas, TV, wifi, books and games. The bedroom has a king-size bed from which you can look across the harbour (at the Shopping Week or New Year fireworks, if you’re here at the right time). There’s an electric shower in the modern bathroom, and a washing machine, just in case. On sunny days—and light nights—you can sit out at a picnic table on the almost-private pier.

For more details and photos, please email info@stromnessbirdhouse.uk