Holiday rentals in the Orkney Islands

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House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £84 £111
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Find a welcoming holiday rental for as little as £22 per night by searching and comparing the 357 properties on offer in Orkney. By directly analysing these holiday lettings, HomeToGo highlights the best deals as well as the highest rated rentals in Orkney.

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Rent a holiday apartment, home or cottage in the Orkney Islands: from £22 per night

Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £85
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5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Stromness, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £95
Booking.com
4.9
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Deerness, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £48
Booking.com
4.9
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £65
Booking.com
4.7
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £71
Booking.com
5.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £80
Booking.com
4.9
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Burray, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £171
Booking.com
4.7
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £85
Booking.com
4.7
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Top holiday accommodation with fishing spots nearby

Fishing
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £84
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Fishing
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £70
Booking.com
4.9
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Fishing
House ∙ 3 guests
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £104
Booking.com
4.2
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Fishing
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £50
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5.0
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Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace

Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £50
Booking.com
4.8
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 2 guests
Orphir, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £96
Booking.com
4.4
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Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Holm, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £110
Booking.com
4.9
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kirkwall, Orkney, United Kingdom
from £72
Booking.com
4.4
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Recommended pet-friendly holiday lettings

Pet-friendly
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £91
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4.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £76
Booking.com
4.9
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Pet-friendly
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £60
Booking.com
4.8
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Pet-friendly
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
from £91
Booking.com
4.4
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Popular holiday rental amenities in the Orkney Islands

  • No smoking (265)
  • Parking (249)
  • Internet (245)
  • TV (238)
  • Kitchen (179)
  • Washer (169)
  • Garden (143)
  • Microwave (127)
  • Fishing (96)
  • Pets allowed (80)
  • Dishwasher (77)
  • No pets (68)
Many holidaymakers would like to find a holiday rentals with a pool. A few of the accommodation options have one in Orkney. Interestingly, our data shows that more hotel rooms offer pools than house rentals. In addition, they're able to welcome 4 holidaymakers, on average, while house rentals with pools can welcome an average of 4 visitors. You can also rent a holiday letting providing a pool near the water, which is the case for many of the rentals on offer there. Orkney is a great spot if you have a pet, as a lot of properties in Orkney allow you to bring your four-legged friend. If this is a top requirement for you, check the house rentals in Orkney. It is the most pet-friendly property type there. You can also find different accommodation options if you would like to rent near the city centre, as a few of the pet-friendly holiday rentals are within 2 kilometres of the city centre.

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The above is a climate diagram for Orkney. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in the Orkney Islands in February. According to the climate diagram, December is the rainiest month of the year in the Orkney Islands.

Nearly half of the accommodation options (43.6%) in Orkney are house rentals. They are the most common properties on offer there. Additionally, the average price of this specific type of property is £91 a night, with an average size of 44 m². Furthermore, these properties tend to be a great choice for medium-sized groups and families, since most can accommodate 5 guests. If you're searching for another type of accommodation, you can compare alternative options, including bed & breakfast rentals, which are another typical type of property in Orkney. These properties cost £93 per night, on average, and have an average size of 25 m².

Holiday lettings in the Orkney Islands for a history filled break

Located just off the north coast of Scotland, Orkney has a history stretching back to the earliest times. Make the most of your trip by choosing a traditional rural Orcadian cottage or a modern holiday let in the main town, Kirkwall.

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Art & Culture

Italian style and art in the Scottish islands

During WW2 there were many prisoners of war in the Orkney Islands and some of them set to work creating a unique Italianate Chapel from Nissen huts and other materials they had to hand. Now a symbol of reconciliation, visitors can enjoy the hand painted frescos and religious art on the walls and roof of the chapel or simply sit and contemplate in tranquil surroundings. Contemporary art and work by local artists can be found at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness where you will also find a programme of workshops, talks and events.

Family Activities

Beaches galore for the kids to enjoy

Orkney has a variety of clean sandy beaches for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the best are the Sands of Wright beach close to St Margaret's Hope which has golden sands and car parking facilities, Windwick Bay which has stones and is perfect for beach combing and wildlife watching, and Bay of Skaill, close to Skara Brae and perfect for sandcastle building, walking and paddling in warmer weather.

Local Attractions

Delve back into prehistoric, Viking and Bronze Age history on Orkney

Orkney's heritage is incredibly rich and the main draw on the mainland is Skara Brae, Europe's best preserved Stone Age village. In addition to the ruins of the settlement, visitors can explore a replica house and see a variety of archaeological finds from the site. Moving forward in time, take a walk over the tidal causeway to the Brough of Birsay, a Pictish and Viking settlement and burial ground.

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