So during the Spring and Summer of 2017, we experienced our first full season as hosts to many guests who had selected Lowerquoys as their base for an Orkney holiday. We were blessed with back to back bookings throughout the season which was great from a business point of view, but a bit of a rollercoaster! That said, it was so lovely to meet so many people and to receive very positive feedback from everyone who stayed here. For a number of people it was their first time to Orkney, but for many it wasn’t their first stay. All enjoyed their time here and the majority experienced good weather. (We had a good summer this year!). I am extremely envious that one of our families spotted Orca off the Broch of Birsay – what a splendid sight that must have been. They have also been spotted off Hoxa Head and other parts of Orkney, so if you are planning your trip for next year, I hope you get lucky.
So, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of those guests who chose us this year. We hope you took away some special memories of Orkney and we hope to see you again at some point.
The seasons in Orkney are so defined, Summer ended rather abruptly as if someone had flicked a light switch. So it’s on with the winter jackets and scarves now as we’ve had what seems like, weeks of wind and drizzle. I am hoping for some sun later this week so I can get into the garden and finish off those winter jobs. I have chopped all the mint down and pruned the fuschias, but there is more to do including planting some more spring bulbs, which i’m a bit late with this year.
Whilst the site suggests Lowerquoys is open all year round, we have now closed for the winter and into early Spring while we move onto our next project; renovating our wee ‘but and ben’ cottage (Mole End). The cottage sits on the same site and fingers crossed will be available for the Summer months in 2018. Donning new windows, doors, and a completely new interior, Mole End is listed on Trip Advisor and is available to book now via this site too. I am afraid I have no internal photographs as yet, but will post some as soon as they become available. Mole End will be a cosy base for two, with one double bedroom, a bathroom (with bath and shower over), and one large living/dining/kitchen area complete with wood burner. It will have private parking and an enclosed private garden/patio area to the rear.
So far, at Lowerquoys, we have 8 booking for 2018, most of these are the summer months, so if anyone is contemplating booking with us, I wouldn’t leave it too much longer.