Holiday rentals and lettings on the Orkney Islands

Holiday rentals and lettings on the Orkney Islands

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Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Orkney Islands

Holiday rental for 2 people in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom2.5km to the beach
5.0
(3 reviews)
from £76 / night
Holiday letting for 2 people, with garden in Orkney Islands
Holiday letting for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom2.3km to the beach
4.8
(19 reviews)
from £57 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 4 people, with garden and view, with pets in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 4 people, with garden and view, with pets
2 bedrooms
4.7
(38 reviews)
from £71 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom2.5km to the beach
4.9
(155 reviews)
from £91 / nightFREE cancellation

Popular Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Orkney Islands

Holiday rental for 2 people in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom1.6km to the beach
4.9
(12 reviews)
from £91 / night
Holiday rental for 3 people, with view, child-friendly in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 3 people, with view, child-friendly
2 bedrooms
4.8
(68 reviews)
from £81 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with pets in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with pets
1 bedroom10.7km to the beach
4.4
(380 reviews)
from £32 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with pets in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with pets
1 bedroom2.2km to the beach
4.0
(42 reviews)
from £105 / nightFREE cancellation

Holiday Rentals with Free Cancellation

Holiday rental for 2 people, with view in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view
1 bedroom2.6km to the beach
4.2
(452 reviews)
from £75 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden and view in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden and view
1 bedroom4.2km to the beach
4.9
(13 reviews)
from £60 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 6 people, child-friendly in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 6 people, child-friendly
2 bedrooms2.6km to the beach
4.9
(79 reviews)
from £109 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view
1 bedroom2.7km to the beach
3.8
(162 reviews)
from £65 / nightFREE cancellation

Pet-friendly Holiday Rentals & Lettings

Holiday rental for 2 people, with terrace and view, child-friendly in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with terrace and view, child-friendly
1 bedroom800m to the beach
4.7
(49 reviews)
from £64 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden, with pets in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden, with pets
1 bedroom3.9km to the beach
5.0
from £127 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom2.6km to the beach
from £111 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
1 bedroom1.6km to the beach
4.4
(348 reviews)
from £118 / nightFREE cancellation

Holiday Rentals & Lettings with Internet

Holiday rental for 2 people, with view in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view
1 bedroom2.4km to the beach
4.6
(23 reviews)
from £79 / night
Holiday rental for 5 people, child-friendly in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 5 people, child-friendly
1 bedroom1.6km to the beach
5.0
(20 reviews)
from £69 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom10.2km to the beach
4.4
(93 reviews)
from £71 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom4.9km to the beach
from £103 / night

Holiday Rentals & Lettings with Parking

Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden and view in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden and view
1 bedroom12km to the beach
4.3
(73 reviews)
from £39 / night
Hostel for 2 people, child-friendly in Orkney Islands
Hostel for 2 people, child-friendly
1 bedroom2.1km to the beach
4.4
(301 reviews)
from £35 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
4.5
(2 reviews)
from £85 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people in Orkney Islands
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom2.6km to the beach
4.2
(133 reviews)
from £86 / night

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Highlights in Orkney Islands

  • Breathtaking Atlantic Ocean scenery
  • Emblematic Viking sites
  • Mysterious Neolithic sites
  • Captivating Northern Lights

Most popular in Orkney Islands

Internet 24
Pets allowed 12
TV 27
Air conditioning 2
Garden 18
Parking 27

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Holiday rentals and lettings on the Orkney Islands

Splendid holiday rentals in the wide open countryside and on the coast

With incredible scenery, this archipelago of islands in Scotland has an inspiring culture and adventures you shouldn't miss. You can stay in attractive holiday rentals located in the countryside and by the coast, where you'll find wonderful attractions and excursions! Orkney is like a natural playground for adults, so if you're looking to unwind, get some fresh air and surround yourself with Mother Nature, this destination is sure to suit you.

Modern and quiet holiday rentals with sea view

For your stay, Orkney Islands offers holiday rentals with sea and loch views, a tranquil setting, beautiful gardens and terraces. You'll enjoy a traditional stone exterior but a modern interior with comfortable spaces featuring skylights, beautiful high-end kitchens, contemporary furnishings, luxurious bedrooms and extravagant bathrooms. Groups of friends, families, and couples alike will enjoy the accommodations, which range from 2 to 8 people.

Holidays on the Orkney Islands

The area and getting around

St Magnus Cathedral: The spiritual heart of Orkney

In the north, the most iconic Norse site on the islands, St Magnus Cathedral, took some 300 years to complete. Made of red and yellow sandstone, the cathedral has been the spiritual heart of Orkney for almost nine centuries! Often referred to as the 'Light of the North', this iconic building is the only church in the country to preserve the bones of its saint and is also the only complete medieval cathedral in Scotland. A visit here will give you a closer insight into the enduring Norse heritage of the Orcadians.

Skara Brae: Northern Europe's best-preserved Neolithic settlement

Although St Magnus Cathedral is the most visited site in Orkney, the island also has some interesting archaeological sites. On the southern shore of Skaill Bay, Skara Brae is also one of Orkney's most visited ancient sites. The Neolithic settlement is considered to be one of Europe's most remarkable and best preserved prehistoric monuments. Here, you can discover the ruins of ancient stone buildings that were inhabited before the construction of the Egyptian pyramids and go back 5,000 years to understand how our ancestors really lived.

Travellers and activities

Orkney Islands for beach lovers

Quiet and peaceful, the island's beaches will give you a pleasant swim in their never crowded waters and sandy bays. Orkney has some of the most fantastic beaches in the world. You can enjoy Wright's Golden Beach and its exciting annual festivals, admire the towering cliffs of Rackwick Beach, one of the island's most famous, and dip your toes in the crystal clear waters of Barrier Beach. However, Orkney Islands has many more unspoilt beaches with dramatic scenery that are a total delight to the eye.

Orkney Islands for nature lovers

Surrounded by cliffs, Old Man Hoy is one of the most popular natural beauties of the Orkney Islands. This red sandstone sea crag towers above the ocean and is one of the highest cliffs in the British Isles. Observing the breathtaking views from the top of the cliffs and admiring the magical sunset is a favourite with travellers. Another natural wonder that will leave you spellbound is the Northern Lights. The location of the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland make it an excellent place to see the dancing coloured lights, so you can enjoy this natural spectacle on clear nights in the autumn and winter.

Of the 70 individual islands that make up the Orkney Islands, only 20 are inhabited.

Top 5 travel tips on the Orkney Islands

1. Discover the mystical Ring of Brodgar

Made up of twenty-seven stones, The Ring of Brodgar is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney and is one of the island's most popular attractions. This fascinating circle of ancient stones up to four metres high was one of the last Neolithic monuments near the Ness of Brodgar and the Standing Stones. Walk around the 104-metre circle and have your photo taken with these interesting stones. This interesting attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2. Dive the captivating waters of Scapa Flow

With a protected anchorage and beautiful natural setting, Scapa Flow is a treasure not to be missed. Dive, observe the distinctive marine life and discover world-class shipwrecks. The waters of Scapa Flow are popular with divers and are home to seagrass meadows as well as the giant stingray, which are on the verge of extinction. The area is a site of great conservation importance and will capture you with its dramatic beauty and diversity of landscapes.

3. Don't miss the puffin sightings

A visit to Orkney is incomplete without spotting the little puffins. Between May and August you'll see this bird with distinctive black and white plumage, coloured beaks and orange legs among the cliff towns of Orkney. Sightings of the puffins known as 'tammie norries' are one of the most popular with locals and visitors alike. The best places to see them are: Burrian Castle, Hoy Nature Reserve and Marwick Head.

4. Take a scenic walk around Marwick Head

Considered one of Orkney's finest coastal locations, the scenic cliffs of Marwick Head will leave you completely spellbound. With a landscape that combines history, sea views and plenty of nature, this giant promontory south of Birsay is a must-see in Orkney. The cliffs rise over 90 metres above the ocean, providing incredible and inspiring views. The promontory is also home to the Kitchener Monument, built to commemorate the First World War Minister of War.

5. Soak up the Viking flavour at Highland Park Distillery

Crafted by modern-day Vikings, enjoy award-winning single malt Scotch whisky at Highland Park Distillery. This 18th century distillery in Kirkwall offers an in-depth exploration to discover the birth of this whisky and the opportunity to sample some of the finest whiskies. Taste the unique and distinctive flavours and see the intricate designs of ancient Norse mythology on the bottles. Flavours include hints of sweet vanilla, fresh fruit flambé, peaches, red berries, green apple and more.

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Orkney Islands

How much does it cost to book a holiday rental in the Orkney Islands?

With an average price of £99 per night, the Orkney Islands lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday rentals in the United Kingdom.

When are holiday rentals cheaper in the Orkney Islands?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to the Orkney Islands in April, March, and November which are the months that offer the best prices, with average prices of £90, £93, and £96 per night, respectively, based on prices from the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in the Orkney Islands?

Last year, the month that had the highest annual average in the Orkney Islands was July, with an average price of £104 per night. This was followed by February, with an average of £102, and August, with £102.

Are there usually many holiday rentals available in the Orkney Islands?

It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting the Orkney Islands, as only 21% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are April (with an availability of 37%), March (36%), and February (30%), according to the trends observed last year. However, even during the months when availability is the highest, the average is only 34%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to the Orkney Islands in advance.

During which months are there fewer rentals available in the Orkney Islands?

The most difficult months to find accommodation in the Orkney Islands are, in order, September (with 3% of available rentals), August (3%), and July (12%). During this period, availability is really low (6%). Due to this, it is better to make your reservation well in advance.

How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in the Orkney Islands?

Holidu works with 4 different partners to offer you a choice between 140 properties we have in the Orkney Islands.

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