• The Bothy
  • The Bothy
Stay in Kirkwall


Ayre Houses, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1QX
Tel: +44(0)1856 877 177


Traditionally a 'bothy' was a small, simple (often stone) building, often used as workers huts in very remote areas, offering basic accommodation with few (if any!) amenities. Bothies of this kind can still be found in remote mountain areas of Scotland, providing over night shelter from the elements for hikers and climbers.

Our Bothy is a cosy little 'home from home' with one bedroom (sleeps 2), a living area with a small kitchen and shower room, situated in a courtyard next to the Peedie Hostel. This Heating is by storage radiator.

Unlike many self catering properties which are only available by the week, we are pleased to offer rental by the night (min 3 nights) or week, whichever suits your itinerary best.


Sleeps 2 with its own lounge area, kitchen and shower room.


Bothy £250 per week or £55 per night (min 3 nights).


Cyclists, motorcyclists (you can leave bikes/motorbikes in the courtyard) and back-packers.

Located in the town centre, The Bothy is a short walk to local shops, bars and restaurants, the Pickaquoy cinema, swimming pool and other leisure facilities.