Made available as holiday accommodation in 2014, Newbigging is a traditional 19th century “but and ben” which was renovated and extended to a high standard in 2011. It now provides attractive, modern, high quality self-catering accommodation, suitable for up to three couples, or a family.

The house sits in an elevated position, providing unrestricted coastal and sea views over rolling farmland. It is perfectly positioned close to some of Westray's best cliff and beach walks and is near to The Castle O’ Burrian, one of the best Puffin watching spots in Orkney.

Newbigging has three generously proportioned double bedrooms, each with en-suite toilet and shower room. Powered by its own wind turbine and fitted with air source heating, the competitive rates include all bills, bedding and towels.

The spacious open plan living area comprises a fully equipped kitchen- dining room and a comfortable lounge complete with a wood burning stove. This room is surrounded by large windows providing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Situated away from the public road, there is a large decking area at the front of the property, which is also surrounded by a large lawn, ideal for picnics, football and even sunbathing when weather permits.

Newbigging is conveniently located 1 mile from the main ferry terminal and is in a perfect position for enjoying Westray's unique and fascinating natural environment. It is recommended that guests should have access to a car for exploring the island as public transport services are very limited.

Peter Millers general store and off-licence is located 4 miles north of the house.

8 miles away is the picturesque village of Pierowall where you will find a small selection of shops, a hotel/pub, the local heritage centre, play-park and swimming pool/gymnasium.

The Heritage Centre is a great starting point for anyone interested in the history of Westray. Situated in the centre of Pierowall village The Heritage Centre is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction. Heritage Centre website.

Puffins are a special visitor attraction on Westray.They arrive to nest in late April and usually leave at the end of July. Castle o'Burrian is wlaking distance from Newbigging (use our interactive map for directions).

Noltland Castle, built in the second half of the 16th century was home to Gilbert Balfour. Balfour built the heavily fortified castle at Noltand to defend himself against the many powerful enemies made through his involvement in the politics during the time of his sister in law, Mary Queen of Scots.

The Links of Noltland is an archaeological site containing the remains of human settlements dating from the early third millenium BC (Neolithic period) up to the mid-second millenium BC (Bronze Age period). The site is under rescue excavation by Historic Scotland. Visitors are always welcome. The dig was awarded "Rescue Dig of the Year" at the 2014 Current Archaeology Awards.

If you want to make sure you see all the points of interest on Westray why not let Westraak take you on a guided tour of Westray?

For more information on tourism in Westray visit the Westray & Papa Westray Tourist Association website.

To find the property coming from Rapness ferrry terminal take a right turn on to the road north and drive for about ¾ mile before turning right. At the crossroads, turn left and follow the single track road till you reach Newbigging (you can also use the interactive map below to see these directions)

You can also get directions to and from Newbigging and various places in Westray using the map below.



£600 per week from 1st January 2023 and £650 per week from 1st January 2025.

Short stays (a minimum of 2 nights) may be available on request and are charged at £150 for the first night, and then £80 per additional night. From 1st January 2025, the cost of individual additional nights will increase to £85.

From May to August inclusive, bookings must be for a minimum of 1 week commencing on Saturdays.

A £100 deposit is required for all bookings.

Payment by cheque, cash or bank transfer.

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