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Hi, we've just got back from our stay at The Byre and just wanted to say that we had a great time.
Our first trip to the Orkney Islands.
We loved the old charm of The Byre, the views, the beach just down the road and the quiet.
It was perfect for us and great that you allow dogs also.
We will definately stay here again next time we visit Orkney.
Caroline & David Downy
Penrith
Aug 2016
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We had a lovely time at The Byre again this year.
The Stove is a great addition and the conservatory was a joy!
We look forward to our 2017 visit.
Mr & Mrs Lake
Isle of Skye
May 2016
 
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Dear Philippa
As the first guest of 2015, and after reading your previous testimonials, I thought I would kick off this years praises.
To whom it may concern:
I stayed at The Byre for 5 days in March 2015. What a find!
I found it to be a very cosy and very well equipped (it even has electric blankets in the bed).
When I lit the stove the whole place was lovely and warm within about 45 minutes (the coal is free)
Even though I was there on my own I had the amazing scenery and wild life to keep me company.
From the conservatory I watched the Hen Harriers and Owls hunting. The Owl would regularly perch on a fence post right next to the conservatory, a matter of inches away from me-Amazing!
Oyster Catchers, Curlews and Geese everywhere.
The walks are fantastic and the beach is literally just down the lane. It took me 15 minutes to walk it. I didn't rush.
I am planning to come back again this summer. It will be interesting to see how the place changes over the seasons.
I highly recommend The Byre for your Orkney experience.
Dave Peterson
(A Yorkshireman living in Aberdeen)
March 2015
 
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Had a fab week at Quoyeden. We really enjoyed the coast walks, bird life and the tombs etc.
Lots more to see on our next visit.
Oh and the peace and quiet!
The Byre is very cosy and had everything we needed. We loved the views. It is a real gem!
Did I mention the peace and quiet?
We very much look forward to our next visit.
Many thanks
Jill & Robert Edwards
Clwydd, Wales
June 2014
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Philippa, I had to write to thank you for arranging my stay at The Byre at such short notice. 
The 4 days I had were great and although the weather wasn't that good (what do you expect in March in the Orkney isles?) I was warm and cosy.
The addition of the coal fire was great idea. 
The peace and tranquillity this place provided has done me the world of good!
Well done and keep up the good work!
Adam Horseman
Cumbria
March 2014
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Philippa, we have just got back from our two week stay at The Byre and I have to say that we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
The weather was mixed but we did get a fair bit of sunshine.
Orkney really is an amazing place and we thank you for all the tips you gave us about the places to visit. very useful!
Connor (our 5 year old) loved the excitement of the sofa bed (strange what excites the wee ones) and Spanner the Spaniel loved the beaches!
We hope to visit the Orkney's again and when we do we hope The Byre will be available for us.
Robbie, Alice, Connor & Spanner
Edinburgh
August into September 2013
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 Dear Philippa,
        David and I wanted to say a big thank you for making our first trip to Orkney so memorable.
        We loved The Byre with the Sea views and the Beach so close.
        Colin the Collie absolutely loved it here also. He was exhausted at the end of each day!
        When we come back we will stay at The Byre again.
        Thanks again.
        Janet & David Wilkinson
        Dorset
          June 2013
 
 
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 Many thanks for use of the cottage last week. We had a lovely week and the weather was very kind.

 The cottage was clean and tidy and very well equipped. We have rented all over Scotland and this was certainly up there with the best. It was our first visit to the island and it didn't disappoint and I' m sure we will return in the future.
Russell & Fiona Thompson
Inverness
25/07/2012
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      Philippa
Thought I would drop you a line and let you know that we had a fantastic time staying at the Byre this summer as the first ever guests.
You have done a great job with the conversion. We liked the mix of old/traditional and modern.
The cow pics are fab!
The great sea views and the beach just down the road were great bonuses.
We just loved sitting out in the conservatory with a glass of wine watching the sun set-awesome!
We'll be back!
Michael & Judy Crawford
Northumberland
(10 days, July 2012)
 
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Hi, just a quick note to say that we had a fantastic time at Quoyeden (again). Our second visit was even better than our first. The house was once again very clean, warm and cosy and had everything we needed. Plenty of space for the dogs and just a stones throw from the beach.
We all feel totally refreshed and recharged from our Orkney experience.
Anyone thinking of coming to the Orkney Islands... STAY HERE!.
Mr & Mrs W MacKendrick
Lothian
June 2011
 
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Philippa
Just a wee email to let you know that we are all having such a fantastic time here! The cottage has exceeded all of our expectations! So much so that we were wondering what the availability for the cottage is next year! We were thinking about coming a week earlier so that would be sat 10th of July until the 17th July! Please let us know if that is possible!
Thank you so much again for letting us stay!
Best wishes
Suzie McW
Renfrewshire, Scotland
21/07/2009
 
 
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Hi Philippa,

Just wanted to say thank you, we had an excellent time staying at Quoyeden.
Great quiet location and we had sunshine every, so thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The dog is exhausted from
exploring beaches and we got to visit almost all the places we didn't see on
our first (2 day) visit to Orkney. Still have plenty of places on the list
now for next time however!

Are you renting the cottage out next year? If so are the rates the same and
do you have the first two weeks in June free?

Thanks for your time. All the best.

Hope all is well with you,
Vicky P
Milton Keynes 27/06/2009
 
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We had a fantastic week at Quoyeden (6/10/08-13/10/08). The beach, just down the road is great and the house has everything needed for a comfortable relaxing stay. There is lots to see and do for adults and kids. What a beautiful place!
Thanks for making our stay a memorable one.
We'll be back!
D. Pantry & family, Bristol, England, UK

 

 

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