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The Flett family have lived in Furso since at least the 17th century. It was still used as a family home until the 1960s and as a summer retreat until the late 1980s – despite not having electricity or mains water until the early nineties. It has been used as holiday accommodation since around 2001 when it was sympathetically renovated by the Flett family. The original character and many original features were kept intact, but modern comforts are also included - meaning your stay here will be a truly unique experience.

Furso is located in the parish of Harray, in the west mainland of Orkney.  This is a central location, midway between the main towns with a drive of around 20 minutes bringing you to either Kirkwall to the east or Stromness to the west.  In Kirkwall there are many small grocery shops and butchers for you to stock up on the quality local produce, as well as various supermarkets.  A 5 minute drive from Furso in the opposite direction is the smaller Dounby Co-op which is more than adequate for your basic food and drink needs. 

Furso has two bedrooms. One has a cast iron double bed, and the other has a traditional box bed; there is also a box bed in the sitting room. Each box bed can sleep two people. We can provide additional fold out spring beds and a cot for babies if required. Linen and towels are provided.

The sitting room has an open fire which will be cleaned and ready to use if desired. Fuel for the fire in the form of paper, wood, peat and coal is provided. The fire still has the original crane over it, which was used for hanging cooking pots over the hot flames.

As well as the fire, heat is provided via underfloor heating and additional electric heaters are provided. 

There is a freeview television and a radio in the living room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave and utensils. 

The bathroom is equipped with a modern electric shower, which perfectly complements the more traditional cast iron bath.

As you look through the house you will see many of the original features and clues to Furso's past, such as the grain store above the bathroom and the girnal in the sitting room (used for storing beremeal). 

Furso has a large garden which is great for children and pets to run around and play in. We also have a picnic table which you can sit at and enjoy something to eat or drink while taking in the tranquility and beauty of Orkney. 

Pets are more than welcome.  We have a large garden for dogs to run around in but we ask that you clean up after your pets.  Please mention your pets when booking.

Prices vary between £350 and £650 per week. You can check availability further down this this page, or please contact us using the enquiry form at the bottom of this page for more details.

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For up-to-date availability, please see our listing on tripadvisor. Please note that booking through tripadvisor incurs additional fees and therefore we would encourage you to book directly with us.

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