Annie's Blog

Recently we have been restoring the character of Annie's Place, our self catering apartment within the Old Manse in Palace village, Birsay. As detailed in a previous Blog, we had traditional Scottish lime plaster applied to the outside of this listed building, and we commisioned a date stone for above Annie's Place front door, the original entrance to the Old Manse. Below the construction date of 1761, there is a

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Our self catering apartment in Palace, Orkney is the ground floor of our home, The Old Manse. In the 1970's the building was faced with grey harling which typical of that period in Orkney. We have now replaced this with a lime-plaster covering, more typical of 18th century Scottish buildings. An earlier Blog posted in October 2018 shows the building work in progress. Our Old Manse was built in 1761 as home

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We still have a few vacancies at Annie's Place this spring, including Easter week. You can choose to arrive as soon as the afternoon Monday 15th April and stay up until morning of 23rd April.  Spring is a beautiful time in Orkney with birds and seals along the shores of Birsay Bay and the Brough, and daffodils and other spring flowers appearing along the verges and gardens.The photos below are

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