Rather like Orkney itself, this 19th century former inn is older than it appears with many layers with room after room. Apart from one twin bedroom upstairs all the rooms are at ground level and include a very large sitting room with its own bar area, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a games room that can double up as an additional bedroom, a smaller TV room, a boot room, two double rooms, one twin room, one single room, two bathrooms and a shower room. With a private BBQ area and patio, the house enjoys panoramic views over Scapa Flow.
The original section of the house dates back to the 18th century, but it is predominantly a 19th century building, with a public house extension added in the late 20th century.
Entrance; large sitting room with TV and Video player and paraffin fire, with bar area; dining room that can seat 12 adults with wood burning stove; utility room; shower room with shower, wash hand basin and w.c; secondary kitchen area; larder; main kitchen; pool room/additional bedroom if required, with pool table and 2 fold-out beds available; bathroom, with bath, separate shower cabinet, wash hand basin and w.c; hall area with seating and TV; double room, with double bed with electric blanket and electric fire; boot room area with stairs; twin room with electric blankets and electric heating; single room with electric blanket and electric heating; bathroom, with bath with shower over, wash hand basin and w.c; double room, with double bed with electric blanket and electric heating;
Stairs; twin room with electric blankets, with space for a fold-out bed if required.
Located 10 miles from Kirkwall; 7 miles from Stromness, 149 miles from Inverness.
Stromness ferry terminal 7 miles. Kirkwall airport 10 miles, Inverness airport 155 miles.
Activities in Local Area
Skara Brae; Maes Howe; Scapa Flow; the Churchill Barriers; the Italian Chapel; the ring of Brodgar; the Old Man of Hoy; Tomb of the Eagles; Kirkwall Cathedral; Fishing available for wild brown trout on hill lochs by local permit; sea fishing available; Access to diving to war wrecks or see them from The Roving Eye glass bottom boat; Old Man of Hoy; golfing at Kirkwall; Highland Park distillery; RSPB bird reserves.
Nearest shop 10 miles, Kirkwall. Nearest supermarket 10 miles, Kirkwall. Nearest pub/hotel 1 mile, Orphir. Nearest restaurant 10 miles, Kirkwall.
9 adults + 3 children: 5 (6) bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room
On Orkney Island, Kirkwall - 10 miles.
2008/2009 Weekly rental
January - 5th April, £950.
5th - 19th April, £1,100.
19th April - 28th June, £1,050.
28th June - 6th September, £1,200.
6th September - 1st November, £1,050.
1st November - 20th December, £950.
New Year, £1,600.
Low Season, £665.
Mid Season, £735.
High Season, £840 (on application only)
Facilities and Services
Linen and towels; electricity; partial electric heating; and an initial supply of logs provided for wood burning stove. A housekeeper comes in 3 mornings a week to perform duties on behalf of the house. (Please note that the housekeeper does not work on behalf of the clients but if you wish additional housekeeping, this can be arranged in advance as extra).
Commercial gas cooker with 6-rings, 2 double ovens and grill; commercial microwave; upright freezer; upright fridge; magimix; secondary kitchen with electric hob and oven; 2 dishwashers; washing machine/dryer in utility room; TV and DVD/Video player in sitting room; TV in hall area; CD player; mobile phone reception; Dial-up available; Honesty telephone system; 1 cot; 1 highchair; Karoake machine with PA system; pool table; board games; partial electric heating throughout; electric blankets on each bed; wood burning stove in dining room; charcoal BBQ.
Catering quotes available. Half Casks of local Orkney beer available for delivery.
Facilities available for horses details on request.
No Smoking. Dogs allowed on request.
Arrival from 4pm with departure by 10am. Books Sunday to Sunday, with weekend lets available in Low/Mid season on request.
Suitable for a religious wedding for up to 30 people with a minister only. No licence for civil weddings. Weddings/events/receptions within the house limited to a maximum of 30 people ONLY. A facility fee is applicable for any number above 12 adults. Not suitable for a marquee.
Christmas: 20th - 27th December 2008, £1,350.
New Year: 28th December 2008 - 4th January 2009, £1,600.
Enquiries to Trisha Lie
Tel. 01856 811262