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Lochend (Holiday Cottage, Orkney)

I agree, an absolutely perfect spot. Seeing Maeshowe from the bedroom window, looking out over Stenness Loch to the Ring of Brodgar and the Watchstone from the back door, then from the roof garden all of those are visible plus the Stones of Stenness.

The accommodation itself is first class, spotlessly clean, very roomy and very well equipped and comfortable and is one of the few places on Mainland with two bedrooms and two ensuites. It's on the first floor but you have your own access via the front door. Parking is no problem.

I stayed there for 2 weeks in August 05 and would definitely recommend it.

7th September 2005ce
What can I say about me that's likely to be of interest? Not much, but here goes... I read John Michell's "View Over Atlantis" at far too an impressionable age!! For the last 18 years I've lived in East Yorks, I must be as remote as anyone can get from a stone circle still in existence, but there are lots of other interesting barrows and mounds closer to home although many are on private land.

I've been interested in the ancient places since I was a child, and the older I get the more interested I become, particularly in the direct experiential aspects of each site and how that differs between sites and between repeated visits to the same site over a period of time.

When I'm not among the stones, I practise several complementary therapies, make my own herbal remedies for my family and read a lot.

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