If you come to Orkney with a dream of cliffs, islands and setting sun, then the beach below Annie’s Place, Birsay is the place for you.
If you seek history on your doorstep, around you at Annie’s Place lies the ancient capital of Orkney, and the 16th Century Earls Palace is the view from your kitchen window.
If you long for a place near where fulmars glide, puffins nest, where loch fishing is free,… or you just want the view from our shoreline bench above Birsay Bay, where gannets dive, swans surf the waves and “singing” seals bask on rocks… then Annie’s Place will be your noust by the sea.
If archaeology is your passion, Annie’s Place is just 10 minutes walk from the tidal island of Brough of Birsay, 15 minutes by car from the World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Ness of Brodgar and Maes Howe.
At Annie’s Place you have access to our walled manse garden where you can barbeque or just sit and read in the garden or summer house among bright summer flowers.
For basic needs, the village shop is at your front door, a service bus runs to Stromness and Kirkwall, and BT broadband Wi-Fi is on tap.
And the final touch for a dream holiday?… a good coffee shop with home baking? Well then… just stroll over the bridge from Annie’s Place to Birsay Bay Tearoom, prizewinning finalists in Scotland’s small restaurant competition!