The Space – Home 6556856 Converted Chapel
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
The Space – Home 6556856
- Converted Chapel
- 4 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- 3 nights min stay
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
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.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Sea view
- Boat available
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Video player
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Secure parking
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £300.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.
2 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 36 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 12 Mar 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Converted chapel has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2015. Located in Orkney Islands, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £888 to £1369.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Mar 2021.
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– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“Unique and lovely space”
As a repurposed church The Space is a great place to relax and find your own pace. On the stunning Orkney island of Rousay, it nestles in a small clutch of buildings overlooking the channel to Wyre. T… More
“An amazing escape”
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 its… More
Owner's reply: Thank you Rachel so much for your lovely review. Glad you had a good time. Baking tins for cakes and bread are a great idea and will be there from September 2020. Thanks again, Graham and Miriam
“A Mystic Atmosphere!”
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 infor… More
Owner's reply: 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
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 w… More
Owner's reply: 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
“A Mystic Space in an Intriguing Place”
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 info… More
“Beatiful views from a beautiful space”
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… More
Owner's reply: Thanks for the nice review, Angus. Glad you had a good time and the piano was such a hit with your kids! Graham
“A very special place (and lots of space!!)”
The Space is an experience! It's a lovely accomodation. A beatifully restored kirk on Rousay with a lots of ground around it, along the coast of Rousay. We spent most of our time on the rocks in … More
Owner's reply: Hi Emilie, thank you very much for your lovely review. So glad you all had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back at the Space in the future, Graham and Miriam
“A Unique Place. Thoroughly Enjoyable”
My family spent 4 days at The Space and it was a real highlight of our trip to Scotland. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when I booked so I thought it might be useful to spend time in this … More
Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review. Your points about tidying outside are noted. Sometimes this is due to storms blowing debris around, but improvements in this respect will be in place for 2019, including finishing the patio wall and having a barbecue. Thanks again! Graham and Miriam
“Quirky, musical magic.”
The Space is a wonderfully quirky and relaxing place to enjoy the tranquility and friendliness of Rousay. Our teenagers loved the feeling of freedom The Space gave them with the chance to play the won… More
Owner's reply: Thanks Rachel for your lovely review. I’m delighted you had an enjoyable stay at the Space in all its different areas. Do come again!
“Fabulous stay on Rousay... and the piano!”
We spent two fabulous weeks at The Space in August 2016. We were actually planning on going to the Outer Hebrides, but once I had shown the photo of the main hall with the piano to my son there was no… More
Owner's reply: Thanks Richard, delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Space. Not sure why this review has only just arrived in April 17 ! but it is most welcome, and we hope to welcome you back here another time
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