Student Accommodation

As a student living in an island community it is vital that students who relocate here experience island life. While there is no on-site student accommodation provided, we will do our best to provide you with accommodation options and help guide you in the right direction to ensure that you find somewhere suitable for your needs. Below is a current list of private properties available for let. Please contact the individual property owners if you wish to access one of their bed spaces. The agreement to rent will be between yourself and the property owner / agent. We hope you will enjoy your island experience.

Orkney Student Housing List

Kirkwall & East Mainland



Contact details


Yggrdrasil, Berstane Road, Kirkwall

1 Single Bedsit

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Single bedsit within a house. Own shower room, toilet and small kitchen. Fridge and freezer space are shared as well as washing machine and tumble dryer. Hoover, cleaning equipment, iron and ironing board are all provided. No TV but this could be provided if necessary.

It is fully furnished with a single bed, double sofa bed and duvet, bedding and towels can be provided. The entrance is shared as it is our back door.

The cost is £100 weekly which includes electricity and internet.
Anne Hill -

Ty-Ni, Inganess Road, Kirkwall



Double bedroom in our family home available for £30 per night on a B&B type basis.

Make your own breakfast.

Use of Wifi.

Carol Evans -

Tel - 07788 243 056

19 Kiln Corner, Kirkwall




The flat is near Kirkwall harbour close to shops and restaurants. It is fully furnished with off street parking available. It is to be rented out as a flat (as opposed to separate rooms) and the rent is £500 per month

Tim Barnby

01856861295 or 07539219347


Grain Farm House

3 Wellington Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1AY



2 rooms in quiet family home with own sitting area with TV and DVD.

2 shared shower rooms.

Breakfast and evening meal; Wifi, parking, outside storage, linen provided, washing machine, and 2 friendly labradors - Belle and Cora.

3 minute walk to Cathedral or Pickaquoy Centre , 15 to college.

£112 per week per person.

Alison and George Cruikshanks

Tel: 01856 879913 evenings

5 Kiln Corner,  Kirkwall


1 bedroom to let in shared flat.

£390 per month, including all bills

Stacey Tait

Tel: 07584137154


Looma Chun

Weyland Bay, Kirkwall, KW15 1TD


2 good sized study-bedrooms with own shared bathroom in a three bedroom detached house.

Quiet location, with sea views, a 10 minute walk from Orkney College and centre of Kirkwall.

Rooms are available to two tenants, with shared use of kitchen and utilities. Owners usually resident on ground floor but sometimes away during winter.

Rent, inc Council Tax, in the region of £270 per month per person + contribution to heating costs.

Suited for mature students.

Ian Bell - 07745658790

Grunnavoe,Weyland Bay Kirkwall


Study bedroom available in three bedroom house in Kirkwall.  Shared use of bathroom and kitchen.  Suitable for mature female student.  Quiet location, 10 minutes walk from Orkney College and from Kirkwall town centre.  Rent, including Council tax and all other bills, £330 pcm plus £330 deposit.

For more information contact Margaret on 01856 874985

Landlord registration no. 377589/330/31121

One bedroom house in Weyland Bay, Kirkwall


One bedroom (double) house in Kirkwall available for long term let.  Small garden and off street parking.  Non smokers and no pets.  £475 per calendar month plus initial deposit of £475.  Tenant responsible for all other bills including council tax (Band B).

Contact Margaret on 01856 874985 or 07834 072191 for more details.

Landlord registration no. 377589/330/31121

3 new build houses for rent at Pickaquoy Drive, Kirkwall

Pickaquoy Loan

1 vacancy available

The houses are heated by air source heating. Each house has a lounge, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and a small toilet. There is a small garden to the front and back of the property. Parking also available.

Situated near the main supermarkets and the Pickaquoy Centre.

£90 per week per person, per room. Electricity is payable by key meter.

Orkney Islands Property Developments Ltd

15 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN

Tel: 01856 876310


13 Craigie Crescent, Kirkwall, KW15 1EP



2 bedroom house with shared lounge and kitchen.

Orkney Islands Property Developments Ltd

15 Victoria Street


Orkney, KW15 1DN

Tel: 01856 876310


11 Ronaldsvoe, Kirkwall, KW15 1XE

1 Room Available


Rooms in a 3 bedroom house, with kitchen, dining and living area, bathroom, separate WC. Fully furnished.

Rent £280, inclusive of water rates, broadband acccess, TV licence and a weekly clean of communal areas.

Read more here.

R Clouston Ltd

Tel: (01856) 877914


7 Burrian, Kirkwall




Mid terraced house in popular residential area close to College and shop.  Can be fully furnished or part furnished.  Neutral decoration. Gravelled garden at front with rotary drier, and lawn to rear.  Communal parking. Electric heating. No smoking. Pets negotiable.

Rent £530 per calendar month.

Orkney Leasing

Tel: (01856) 878026


Flat 1 and Flat 2, 7 Wellington Street, Kirkwall


Flat 1 Wellington

Flat 2 Wellington

Flat 1:  Modern ground floor apartment close to shops and restaurants. Decorated in neutral colours. Available part furnished or fully furnished. Private parking space. Electric heating. No pets.

Flat 2:  Modern 2 bedroom ground floor apartment close to shops and restaurants. Decorated in neutral colours and nearly new carpets. Available part furnished or fully furnished. Parking.   Electric storage heating.

Rent £500 per calendar month.

Orkney Leasing

Tel: (01856) 878026


6 Frasers Close, Kirkwall, KW15 1DT



6 Frasers


Town house in central Kirkwall, 4 spacious re-furbished bedrooms, 2 fully refurbished shower rooms, bathroom, kitchen, sun room/ dinette, living room. Colour plasma TV and broadband.

Fully furnished.

Private parking if required.

3 rooms at £380pcm and 1 room at £300pcm per person (inclusive of broadband, and weekly clean of communal areas) .

Orkney Leasing

Tel: (01856) 878026


Havnblikk, Glaitness Road
Kirkwall, KW15 1TW.

No photograph available

Currently Unavailable

3 Rooms available in family
home, (one ensuite, and 2 with
shared bathroom).

Rent £85 pw per person.

Includes all bills

Moira Adamson

Havnblikk, Glaitness Road
Kirkwall, KW15 1TW

Tel: 01856 877137

Castlehame, Carness Road, Kirkwall



Rooms in 2 bedroom flat with living room/kitchen and shower/bathroom.

Fully furnished. Broadband available. Private parking.

£70 per person plus electricity.

Raymond Sinclair

Phone: 01856 490164

Mobile: 07720705337


30 and 32 St. Catherine’s Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HX


(Occupied until Spring 2018)

30: 3 spacious double bedrooms available in a student house. The property has a large kitchen/dining area and a shower room.
£85 pw per person, including Wifi.

32:  Large 1 double bedroom apartment.
£480 per calendar month, including Wifi.

All properties have been recently renovated and carpeted, and are fully furnished.

Located within short walking distance to the College.

Craig Spence

Craigiefield House, St Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1UJ

Tel: 07795574116


13 Vasa, Kirkwall


Recently refurbished house with spacious living accommodation.




1 Single Room £75 per week and 1 Large Double Room £85 per week.

Fully furnished including Wifi. Non Smoking. Electricity not included.

10 minute walk to college, close to town centre and shops.

Off Road Parking

Available from 1st July 2017

Annabel Bews

Tel. 07399426994



Papdale Mill, Kirkwall


Papdale Mill


Accommodation comprises:

2 double rooms

1 twin room

Bed and breakfast, winter rate from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.

£34 per room, per night, including help yourself continental breakfast

Louise & Steve


Richmond Villa, Church Road, St. Margaret's Hope, KW17 2SR


Accommodation comprises:

1 bedsit with 2 beds, bathroom, large sitting room with coal fire, Sky TV.

1 single room with shower located in adjacent room.

1 double en-suite room.

1 twin en-suite room.

1 family room with double and single beds, en-suite.

Breakfast and evening meal provided. All rooms fully furnished with TV and free WiFi. Microwave, fridge and tea & coffee on first floor. Washing machine available plus use of Marengo Centre laundry facilities. Bus stop outside the house for travel to Kirkwall and Stromness.

£100 per week per person.

Margaret Cromarty

Phone:  01856 831 456

Seaview, Burray



Accomodation for 1 student or a couple in large family home. Bedroom with double bed and additional room for use as study.

Within a short walk from local pub, shop and bus stop (hourly service to Kirkwall).

£75 per person, per week. All bills included.

Fully furnished and recently redecorated.

Available from early September. Earlier may be possible by arrangement.

Kate Towsey


Stromness & West Mainland



Contact details

96 Victoria Street, Stromness



2 rooms available from early September.

Double en-suite rooms at £375pcm which includes broadband & telephone line rental (not usage).

Click below to find out more;

Room 1

Room 2

R Clouston Ltd

Tel: 01856 877914


Landlord Reg: 456558/330/15391

100 Victoria Street, Stromness


2 rooms available

This newly refurbished flat has 2 en-suite bedrooms; combined kitchen/living room.

Air-to-air heating with panel heaters in bedrooms for boost if required.

Property includes parking and a shared basement.

£375 per person per month (includes monthly clean of shared areas and phone line rental- broadband & phone usage are not included.

Room 1

Room 2

R Clouston Ltd

Tel: 01856 877914


Landlord Reg: 456558/330/15391

42 Dundas Street, Stromness, KW16 3BZ

No photgraph available


2 Bed detached cottage. Fully furnished with garden leading to the sea.

£475 per month.

Michael King

Tel: 01856 851961


Hamnavoe, Apartment 1, Stromness KW16 3AE



Ground floor self contained 1 bedroomed flat.

Rent £400 per month.

Mr George Argo

Tel: 01856 851202


Hamnavoe, Apartment 2, Stromness KW16 3AE



Top floor self contained 1 bedroomed flat.

Rent £400 per month.

Mr George Argo

Tel: 01856 851202


8 Franklin Road, Stromness, KW16 3AR

8 Franklin


Lower flat of 2-storey house. 2 bedrooms available on a single bedroom basis.

Shared lounge, kitchen and shower-room/toilet.

Rent £70 pw per person.

Mr Len Wilson

Falkland, Berstane Road,
Kirkwall KW15 1SZ

Tel: 01856 873079


20 Franklin Road, Stromness, KW16 3DZ

20 Franklin

Rooms in a 2 bed room flat,
with living room, kitchen/
diner and shower room.

Fully furnished. Broadband

Rent £70 pw per person

J Giggle

Rossmyre, Grimbister

Kirkwall, KW15 1TS

Tel: 07762 728636


Upper Sunnybank House, Stromness, KW16 3HS

Upper Sunnybank House


Please visit:

for full details.

Mrs Raema Porteous

Wurback, Stromness, KW16 3HS


76 Grieveship West, Stromness, KW16 3BQ


2 Rooms, with Kitchen, Dining
and Living Area, shared
Bathroom, Separate WC.

Fully Furnished property.

Rent £75 pw per person,

Excludes all utilities

Mr B Seatter

34 Dundas Street


KW16 3BZ

Tel: 01856 850415


Via House, Sandwick, KW16 3JF

Via House

Sitting in the heart of Neolithic Orkney at the end of the Ring of Brodgar Road (A965), 5 miles from Stromness - 10 miles from Kirkwall.

3 rooms available in a large former farm house. Shared bathroom (with whirlpool bath) and shower room and toilet, kitchen facilities,small utility room with washing machine, library with peat fire and sitting/dining room.

Wi - Fi.

£80 pw per person - includes all bills.

Lynn Barbour

Tel: 01856 841207

Mobile; 07743 439709


Accommodation in Harray, Orkney


A large double bedroom in a comfortable family home is available for rent.

The room comprises ensuite shower room and toilet; TV: Music System; Broadband; Central Heating; and Study Desk.

There is a separate private entrance to the house. Kitchen facilities, with access to washing and drying facilities are shared with the owners.

All furniture, bedding etc. is provided.

There is plentiful off road and sheltered parking. There is also a regular bus service which goes past the house at 0830, returning at 1730 from Kirkwall.

The rent is £420 per calendar month for single occupancy (£470 for double occupancy) which includes all heating costs, cleaning and Council Tax.

Jeremy Richardson

Tel: 07836 741253

Local Letting Agents

Orkney Islands Property Developments Ltd

15 Victoria Street


Orkney, KW15 1DN

Tel: 01856 876310


Orkney Leasing

13 Albert Street


Orkney, KW15 1HP

Tel: 01856 878026




JEP Robertson and Son

26 Victoria Street


Orkney, KW16 3AA

Tel: 01856 850232




LOWS Orkney

Lows Orkney Limited

5 Broad Street


Orkney, KW15 1DH

Tel: 01856 873151




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