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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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Started planning your spring holiday break for 2019? Hopefully these pictures will tempt you to come to Annie's Place on Birsay Bay. These photos taken today, showcase the wonderful sea path walk from our self catering apartment doorstep. Guests love to walk to the garden wall, through the gate and onwards to the Brough of Birsay, the Whalebone, and the Northside Cliffs along The St Magnus Way. Come and stay with

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Visitors to Palace village in Birsay cannot help but see that we are in process of transforming our Orkney home and self catering apartment back to its 1760's original appearance by removing the 1970's grey cement and harling. Golden sandstone is being revealed, although it is getting a bit of a blasting by the machinery involved in removing the modern materials. The scaffolders and builder have themselves been blasted by

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