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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The Space is a self-contained, eco-friendly, multi-media facility for musicians and other creative artists. It will appeal to those who wish to develop and realise their artistic project in a beautiful and secluded setting. It can also be used by other groups and individuals, or by family groups and friends who seek a holiday with a difference. The Space houses a magnificent semi-concert grand piano in the main church hall, a separate glass-fronted multi-track recording studio control room with full mastering facilities, and it was officially opened by singing legend, Barbara Dickson in April 2015. The Space can also be booked without the recording studio and as such offers high quality and individual accommodation on the mysterious, historically rich island of Rousay, one of the norther...The Space is a self-contained, eco-friendly, multi-media facility for musicians and other creative artists. It will appeal to those who wish to develop and realise their artistic project in a beautiful and secluded setting. It can also be used by other groups and individuals, or by family groups and friends who seek a holiday with a difference. The Space houses a magnificent semi-concert grand piano in the main church hall, a separate glass-fronted multi-track recording studio control room with full mastering facilities, and it was officially opened by singing legend, Barbara Dickson in April 2015. The Space can also be booked without the recording studio and as such offers high quality and individual accommodation on the mysterious, historically rich island of Rousay, one of the northern Orkney isles. With 4 double bedrooms, a large kitchen/diner with 2 sofas, dining table and 6 chairs, electric cooker and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridgefreezer. Large church hall with quirky snug created from a 1960's first class train compartment, and many more unique features. The Space boasts full disabled facilities including a double bedroom with easy access to a fully equipped disabled toilet and wet room. 3 other double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Underfloor heating partially powered by ecofriendly solar panels keep you cosy throughout the year, and there are heaters in all bedrooms. The property is situated in a natural wildflower garden of one acre and has its own rocky beach. There are 2 kayaks for use by guests with buoyancy aids provided. The Space has a large parking area which can accommodate several cars. More
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About the Owner
Graham F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
Interaction with guests
You will receive your keys from our wonderful housekeeper, Clare, and if you have any queries during your stay, we're only a text or a phone call away!
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Reviewed 22 September 2019

Seven of us spent a week at the end of July and it was truly heavenly. The location is fantastic, only a short walk to the ferry and cafe/gift shop, right on the shore and amazing views. The Space itself is fabulous, there was plenty...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank RachelG231
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

We had a great time at Rousay and enjoyed being at the Space surrounded by the bleating lambs and the crying gulls. A mystic atmosphere! We saw Clare in the Crafthub, and thanked her for all her informative guidance which helped us to find our...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Deb H
Experience573099, VR Owner at The Space, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Thank you Deborah for your lovely review. I’ve passed on your kind comments to Clare. Please do come back another time! All the best, Graham & Miriam

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Reviewed 16 August 2019

I was lucky enough to stay with Rachel and 5 other friends in July. From the moment we arrived until the day we left we were in awe of The Space and the views. We were welcomed by the lovely Claire who made sure we...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Freedom747121
Experience573099, VR Owner at The Space, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

We hope so too, Ann. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and made good use of everything at the Space. Please do come again soon. Thanks for the great review, Graham & Miriam

Reviewed 9 August 2019

We had a great time at Rousay and enjoyed being at the Space surrounded by the bleating lambs and the crying gulls. A mystic atmosphere! We saw Clare in the Crafthub, and thanked her for all her informative guidance which helped us to find our...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Extraordinary469361
Reviewed 28 July 2019

Had a cracking 1st week of family summer holiday in The Space, with my two 15 year old kids, my sister and her 15 year old, and my 81 year old mother. Great space for a multi-generational family, with plenty of space for everybody 'to...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Flyer28148689948
Experience573099, VR Owner at The Space, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thanks for the nice review, Angus. Glad you had a good time and the piano was such a hit with your kids! Graham

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Telephone
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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How to get there
Car to Gills Bay (near John O Groats) then ferry to St Margarets Hope then drive to Tingwall. Then ferry to Rousay. OR: Car to Scrabster (near Thurso) then ferry to Stromness. Then drive to Tingwall. Then ferry to Rousay. OR : Plane to Kirkwall (via Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness) then bus or car to Tingwall, then ferry to Rousay. The Space lies half a mile due east of Rousay pier.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km
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