Welcome to Orkney Crofts
Orkney is a very beautiful place. Our vision has always been to create an environment which is just as beautiful, so when you return from a great day out to your Orkney croft you can relax to the uppermost . Each one of our homes is individual, creative and stunning and will provide the perfect backdrop to a truly memorable Orkney Holiday.
We are proud to present to you these original, beautiful and authentic Orkney self catering cottages.
We expect you to be delighted by the sophisticated synthesis of old and new in our beautifully restored Croft, graded at Five Star self catering by the Scottish Tourist Board, East Heddle, (sleeps up to 6).
You will experience tradition, comfort and style in our perfectly formed conversion, the exceptional Byre at Heddle, (sleeps 2). Also graded as Five Star self-catering accommodation by the STB.
Or you could enjoy the classic farmhouse familiarity and good taste in the 4 star self catering setting of Turriedale, (Sleeps 4).
In 2012 we added the spectacular Bu at Heddle, (sleeps 3) also 4 star, which takes sophistication and elegant living to a new level even for Orkneycrofts. The Bu is fantastic.
We are also delighted to recommend our sister company, Insideorkney.com. Please take some time to browse their site. Holidays in Orkney will never be quite the same again !
If you are looking for beautiful and authentic self-catering accommodation, and if you want to combine this beauty with the great convenience offered by the most accessible central location in the West Mainland of Orkney, then you have found what you are looking for.
All the crofts are filled with restored period local furniture and antiques. Work by both local and National artists and potteries decorate the walls and surfaces. Our crofts are delightful homes, far more than just a convenient base for your Orkney Holiday. We are proud of what these cottages represent.
For 2014 we are moving Orkneycrofts in a new direction. Together with our friends at InsideOrkney.com we are offering a series of organised personal well-being weeks exclusively based here at Heddle, using all the crofts in a planned package for you. These well-being weeks are fully described here and on the InsideOrkney.com website. If you are interested in finding out more please call (01856 761437) me or email whenever you like.
From the beginning our philosophy has been centered on using sustainable, low impact and responsible practices both through the building process and now into our business management, without compromising the ultimate aim of creating beautiful houses.
We are also very pleased to be Gold Award winners for environmental management as members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).
This website has three sections. The main purpose being to describe our self catering Crofts, for you as you might expect.
The second section, WhyOrkney is a comprehensive visitor information guide intended to help you make specific decisions about your visit to Orkney and hopefully provide useful and detailed information for all Orkney visitors.
The third section, About us provides you with more detailed and specific information about our business, the small print if you like. If you decide to proceed or have questions not answered elsewhere then please look at this section. We always try and meet our visitors requests so if you want to ask any questions not answered here then do not hesitate to get in touch directly if you need more feedback. We almost always answer all e-mails the same day.
Orkneycrofts is also available through Facebook and Twitter. We have over 1100 FB friends and growing so please visit us here for many more current Photo albums, behind the scenes information, news and sometimes even Competitions and special offers !