Oakdene is ideally located to explore Orkney’s heritage, museums, wildlife and visitor attractions. It is situated in an elevated position with an unrestricted view over Kirkwall town centre, which is a 5 min drive away by car. The house has ample private parking space. There is a walk/cycle path directly into town as well as a regular daily bus service passing the door.
Within Kirkwall itself you can visit the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, the Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces and Tankerness House Museum and gardens. Kirkwall has many interesting local craft and jewellery shops as well as supermarkets, restaurants and pubs.
Also a short distance away from Oakdene stands the Pickaquoy Leisure Centre, which is recognised as a first class sports, art, conference and social facility, offering an excellent range of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy. If you want to play a round of golf, Kirkwall golf club is on your doorstep.
Highland Park Distillery and the newly opened Scapa Distillery are well worth a visit.
The St Magnus International Festival in Kirkwall is an annual week-long arts event which takes place in June, while Stromness hosts the ever popular Folk Festival in May. Both these events, due to their popularity, have drawn visitors back to the islands many times.
Throughout Orkney there are many archeological sites to visit including Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, Maeshowe and many more.
Orkney offers stunning hill and costal walks, cycling, diving, fishing, sailing, and much more.
Most of Orkneys mainland beauty spots and attractions are within a 30min car journey away, or for the more adventurous, the ferries which leave for the North Isles are also only a 5 min drive from Oakdene.
Designed with accessibility in mind.
The property is designed for easy wheelchair access with a small ramp at the outside door, the corridor is wide, the doors are wide and all the wall sockets/plugs are at waist height.