Arriving at the Glebe
On arrival, you may be greeted by our friendly chickens and collie, who roam the land around the buildings if the weather is to their taste.
Once inside the Glebe building, you will find a welcome basket including basics such as coffee, tea and milk, and some local produce including our own eggs when available. Please do let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements, and we are happy to adjust the contents of the basket accordingly.
The Glebe provides very comfortable accommodation for two whilst retaining much of its traditional character. Very cosy inside, you can look through the deep-set windows across the surrounding farmland and ever-changing seascapes.
There is ample parking around the cottage and a very private patio area for the cottage at its gable end with fantastic views all around.
The building adjoining the Glebe has been renovated as a wood shed, tattie store and hay loft - your neighbours will be very peaceful!
Living/kitchen area with the original flagstone flooring and a cosy rug.
Living space includes: a sofa (sofa bed) and easy chair, dining table and chairs, wall-mounted TV, assortment of books, plus Orkney books and maps (to borrow) and leaflets (free to take away).
Kitchen worktops along one side with very good cooking and washing facilities including: oven and hob, fridge with icebox, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, plus all the usual kitchen paraphernalia.
Kitchen pulley for clothes-drying indoors, as well as outdoor washing line.
Double bedroom, fully carpeted, with double bed, chest of drawers, clothes hanging space, chair.
Excellent sized shower room - toilet, basin, good shower space and heated towel rail. Wet room flooring.
Bedlinen and towels (100% cotton) included in the price.
Underfloor heating throughout, provided by an air-source heat pump.
Please note we are a no smoking property.
INTERNET AND 'PHONE USE
Please note that due to our relatively isolated situation, mobile telephone signal is very limited. In the case of emergencies, we have a satellite 'phone connection in The Old Manse.
Internet is provided by satellite. There is a wifi connection in the Glebe cottage; this is fine for checking e-mails, news, etc, but insufficient for any sort of streaming. There are numerous places in Stromness with free, unlimited, wifi: we are happy to point you in their direction!
FLOOR PLAN (click to enlarge)