Bachylis – Orkney Self Catering

Bachylis Self catering is a two bedroomed semi detached Orkney self catering cottage.

Located on a working farm in Orphir on the Orkney islands approximately 15 minutes drive from Kirkwall or 20 minutes drive from Stromness.

The cottage can sleep up to 4 adults. A baby’s cot can be provided. The layout consists of one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. A cot bed can also be provided.

We generally accept bookings on a Saturday to Saturday basis but please don’t hesitate to enquire.

Bachylis overlooks Scapa Flow and Walkmill bay, along with a vast countyside view.

The location is perfectly situated between both main towns, the Ness of Brodgar, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones.

Smoking and animals are not permitted in the property.

Living Room


The lounge has an electric fire and 3 piece suite. There is a TV with freeview. A folding dining table is provided for eating meals at. The lounge benefits from excellent views over Waulkmill bay and Kirbister Loch.



The kitchen has all the equipment needed from preparing a light snack to an evening meal . A microwave, kettle, toaster, electric oven, fridge with ice comparment, washing machine and coffee maker are all provided. Complimentary tea and coffee facilities are provided on arrival.


Double Bedroom

The Double bedroom has a standard double bed. All bed linen is provided and changed on a weekly basis. Bedside cabinets and lamps are at each side of the bed providing handy storage and lighting, a wall lamp is also available above the bed. An electric panel heater is also provided.


Twin Bedroom

The twin bedroom has two single beds with a bedside cabinet and lamps next to each one providing storage and lighting. Each bed benefits from a lamp above each bed also. A built in wardrobe provides additional storage. All bed linen is provided and changed on a weekly basis. An electric panel heater is provided.



The bathroom has a bath with an mains shower. A heated towel rail will have fresh towels on arrival with additional towels to be found in the storage cupboard just outside the bathroom.

Guests Comments

“Another great stay at our home from home, see you again next year.”

“Clean, comfortable and a super place in a perfect location for visiting all of this beautiful island, thank-you. P.S. loved the baby calf”

“Again we have been very comfortable in the cottage and enjoyed Orkney.”