Terms & Conditions

59 Degrees North Ltd – Sanday, Orkney

Our aim is to make your visit to 59 Degrees North Ltd a memorable experience that you will treasure for many years to come. However, we must ask that you read and accept the following terms and conditions which must be adhered to by all guests staying at 59 Degrees North Ltd. This ensures we can maintain our standards and ensure your safety, as well as establishing a clear legal contract for cancellation, damage and exceptional circumstance.


59 Degrees North Ltd is not a manicured site with paved paths and concrete roads. To maintain the remote beauty and natural look, it is set in grass and wildflower meadows and in places the terrain is uneven, so please make sure that all of your party are aware of this and wear suitable footwear.


We highly recommend that guests take out adequate travel insurance to cover your stay at 59 Degrees North Limited.


All bookings must be paid in full to reserve the dates and accommodation. The payment can be made via:

  • Paypal – to our business account admin@59-DegreesNorth.co.uk
  • Debit/credit card – by calling us on 01857 724 722
  • Bank transfer – call 01857 724 722 or email for our bank details

All bookings for the cottages are inclusive of 2 adult guests, there is an additional charge for pets. Bookings for the motorhome aire is per motorhome, there is no additional charge for pets.


We realise that sometimes plans change and where possible we will help you to move your holiday to a more convenient date. In the event of you cancelling your stay with us, we have to make a charge to cover our potential loss of income. We will advertise your original booking dates and try to resell your visit, but due to our remote location and the time it takes to travel to us, this isn’t always possible to fill the dates at short notice. All cancelations must be in writing.

The cancellation charge is a percentage of the rental cost of the holiday as follows:

  • 0 – 60 days notice 100%
  • 61 – 120 says notice 50%

We recommend that you take holiday insurance to cover any potential loss. In the unlikely event of the accommodation not being available due to fire, flood or other unforeseen circumstances, 59 Degrees North Limited cannot accept liability or responsibility for any loss, but the full cost of the holiday will be refunded.


Check in is from 15:00. We would appreciate it if you could let us know your estimated time of arrival, so we can be on site to meet you. Please vacate your cottage or pitch by 11:00 on the day of your departure, leaving the pitch or cottage clean, including any kitchen and BBQ equipment.


Please ensure you leave the accommodation as you found it and please notify us of any breakages or items not working so we can repair or replace ready for our next guests. In Orkney, re-cycling is very important, please use the appropriate bins provided to help us re-cycle as much as possible.


Please confirm your party size including number of adults, children, babies and dogs so we can set up appropriate bedding for your stay.  A king size bed is provided in each cottage and geodome and we also have available additional single beds for children and wooden cots for babies.


Whilst we will always endeavour to put motorhome groups close to each other and to allocate specifically requested positions, we are unable to guarantee this.


59 Degrees North Limited accept no liability for any belongings left in the cottages, motorhome aire or geodomes at any time. If you have valuable items that you wish to leave in a secure place, please let us know and we will store these for you at your own risk.


We want all our guests to enjoy a peaceful relaxing stay with us. To keep the island tranquil and so as not to disturb the wildlife or other guests, we do not allow any music or radios outside the cottages, geodomes or motorhomes as noise is easily carried by the wind for long distances. As there may well be young children sleeping, we also ask you to be conscious of how much noise your party are making around the camp fires at night. Likewise if parents of young children can try to let the adults sleep in in the morning, without unleashing the children to the great outdoors until after 8am it would be appreciated!

After 10.30pm the only sound that should be generally audible in the meadows are hooting owls and the snuffling of the otters along with a low murmuring of our guests enjoying the sunset and some tranquil star gazing. If you are looking for loud music, dancing and a bar, this is not the site for you!

In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to ask your party to leave if there is repeated noise after having received two warnings and as you will have breached the terms of your contract with us, no refunds will be forthcoming.


Wood and coal for campfires and BBQ’s can be purchased from our honesty shop for £5 a bag or from Sinclair General Stores or the Community Shop in Lady Village.


Each cottage and geodome has a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire blanket and a fire extinguisher. There are 2 exits from Muckle cottage and one exit from Helzie cottage. All properties are non-smoking and we ask that this includes the outside areas around the cottages, geodomes, hot tub and picnic areas.

STRICTLY no fireworks or firearms permitted anywhere on the 59 Degrees North Limited site!


Dogs – are very welcome to stay in our cottages and geodomes, providing muddy paws and bellies are clean before entering the cottages. Please use the throws provided on any furnishings & beds! Please keep your dog on a lead at all times and clean up any mess straight away.

There is a one-off additional charge to cover our additional cleaning time for dogs staying in our cottages, there is no additional charge for dogs in motorhomes.

Please don’t leave your dogs alone in the cottages at any time. We have neighbours who offer a full home from home boarding service with large, secure outdoor space if you wish to have a dog free day or evening out.

We take every care to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but cannot be held liable for any accidents or consequential loss or damage to the guest’s possessions on the property or land.


Please leave the cottages tidy and let us know if anything gets broken, so we can replace it for our next guest. We will only charge for replacements in exceptional circumstances, as we expect a degree of wear and tear. Accidents happen and it’s much easier if you let us know that something is broken so we can replace it quickly for our next guests.


We are pleased to offer an honesty shop for our guests convenience, selling a small number of items to get your stay going, along with wood, coal and locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Please note your items in the register provided, all bills to be settled prior to departure.

We also offer a wide range of welcome packs, offering locally produced food, wine and condiments. You can book our welcome packs online and they are also available when you arrive. The welcome pack prices vary and we will ensure they are in your accommodation ready for your arrival.

We offer a huge range of home made, frozen ready meals. These are all made onsite, in our Artisan Pizza Barn and can be bought onsite or ordered prior to your stay.


Cottage parking is provided at the front of the cottages on the large gravelled area. Geodome parking is on a gravelled area behind your dome. Motorhome parking is on a grass-filled eco-grid surface on each pitch (these are able to support 25 tonnes). If you have any special requirements, please let us know in advance and we will be happy to help.

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