Brodgar Cottage

Location and Activities

The setting is spectacular

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

Surrounded by abundant wildlife

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! 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.

Brodgar otter by Raymond Besant

Countryside Walks

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!

Further afield ...

The Neolithic village of Skara Brae, is approximately six miles away, which is only a half hour cycle ride.  This historic site overlooks a beautiful, wide sandy beach that's popular with surfers. 

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.