Location

Ashleigh is situated in the heart of the West Mainland and only a short distance from the village of Dounby.

There are 2 hotels within 15 minute's walking distance, which both offer lunches and evening meals.

The village of Dounby is less than a mile away and it offers various services, some of these are listed below

  • Co-op supermarket with petrol pumps and ATM
  • Dounby  Pharmacy
  • Dounby Butchers
  • Hairdresser
  • Post Office
  • Alison Moore Jewellery
  • Castaway Crafts
  • Dounby Centre - Gym, outdoor tennis court, play park and a hall which can be hired for badminton etc
  • Bowling Green
  • Two Churches

To Ashleigh:

From Stromness Ferry terminal: When you drive off the ferry turn right and take the A965 towards Kirkwall. Continue for approx 5 miles. Turn left onto A986 Dounby. Continue for 5 miles. Turn left at sign post pointing to Howaback Road (single track road). Ashleigh is the 3rd house on the right.

From Kirkwall ferry terminal (Hatston): Turn right and proceed towards Stromness on the A965. 0.9 miles after the village of Finstown, turn right onto the A986 Dounby. Continue for 5 miles. Turn left at sign pointing to Howaback Road (single track road). Ashleigh is the third house on the right.

From Kirkwall Airport or St Margaret’s Hope: Proceed to Kirkwall, then follow the signs for Stromness on the A965. 0.9 miles after the village of Finstown, turn right onto the A986 Dounby. Continue for 5 miles. Turn left at sign pointing to Howaback Road (single track road). Ashleigh is the third house on the right.

To Orkney:

By Boat:

Northlink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall or from Scrabster to Stromness.

Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay (nr John O'Groats) to St Margarets Hope.

By Air:

Flybe from Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lerwick & Bergen to Kirkwall Airport.