This picturesque stone built cottage, with traditional flag stone roof was renovated in the 1980s, and provides charming, cosy accommodation for up to 4 guests. Brodgar Cottage enjoys a peaceful, rural setting with spectacular loch and countryside views. It is set in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and nestles between two well stocked lochs.
This idyllic lochside location will provide you with opportunities to test your fishing skills, watch an abundance of birds and, if you are lucky, you may spot the local otter family.
The cottage is only 50 meters from the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site, and is the perfect location for exploring standing stones, chambered cairns and Neolithic villages.
Alternatively, its central location makes it a fantastic base for you to visit the many other attractions that Orkney has to offer.
Brodgar Cottage sits in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by Orkney’s most famous archaeological treasures .
Approximately 50 metres from the front door is the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site and you can see the Standing Stones of Stenness about 500 metres to the south. From the lounge window, you can look to the Ring of Brodgar, 900 metres to the north. It is also in easy reach of many other sites, including the Maeshowe Chambered Cairn and Skara Brae
Idyllically situated in the West Mainland of Orkney, on a narrow strip of land between Stenness and Harray lochs.
These lochs offer some of the best wild brown / sea trout fishing in Scotland! They attract anglers, seals and otters! Readers of Trout & Salmon have voted that fishing in Orkney is "Scotland's Best" and later "Britain's Best".
The birdlife on and around the lochs is rich and varied and you can see and hear the wonderful sound of curlew, great northern divers, geese, swans, skylark, red throated divers, maganza, to name but a few.
Check out this video of Brodgar otters by award winning photographer Raymond Besant
From the door step you can experience the idyllic rural setting by following the RSBP Brodgar Wildlife Walk to the north west.
To the south east, a loch side path leads to the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Barnhouse Neolithic Village, which overlooks Maeshowe chambered cairn with its fascinating runic graffiti.
You can also take spectacular clifftop walks to the north and south; breath-taking sea views. Yesnaby coast walk is another must!
One mile from the cottage is the local Stenness shop which supplies fresh Orkney produce. Four miles further is the 16th century town of Stromness with craft shops, cafes, pubs, museums and art galleries.
Kirkwall also has an abundance of independent retailers, where you can sample all of the delicacies that Orkney produces. There are also modern leisure facilities at Kirkwall's Pickaquoy Centre, which hosts a fitness suite, cinema and swimming pool.