Annie’s Place is a self-catering holiday apartment within a traditional, listed Orkney Church Manse (built in 1761), warm and cosy, with everything you need for a relaxing break. The main sitting room has a leather sofa and two leather armchairs for your comfort.
The well appointed kitchen/diner has recently been refurbished, and includes microwave, small fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, cooker/oven and dishwasher. All electricity and equipment are regularly inspected and kept up to date. There is also a dining area to accomodate up to 4 guests, or you can walk along the garden path and enjoy a snack or sitting on the shoreline bench.
There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The sitting room has quality leather sofa and armchairs for you to relax and watch TV or read, play games or jigsaws. All rooms have been recently re-decorated and carpeted with modern furniture and coordinated bed linen and curtains.
The bathroom has a modern suite and is fully tiled. Wake up to the day with a hot shower, or unwind at the end of it in a relaxing bath: electricity is inclusive in your charge.
Our alarm system meets the new 2021 fire and smoke alarm standard with full mains electric smoke and kitchen heat alarms.
Annie's Place, as part of The Old Manse, is a listed building. We have recently restored the outside with a lime-plaster covering, typical of an 18th century Scottish building. This has recreated its traditional appearance and added to the health of the building. Replacement double-glazed windows have removed draughts; together these renovations have ensured that Annie's Place is warm and cosy at any time of the year!
We also commissioned a traditional style date stone (1761) from a local sculptor for above Annie's Place front door, the original entrance to the Old Manse. You can read all about these upgrades and see photos in Our Blog posts : Facelift for Annie's Place! and New Date Stone