‘The Grainstore’ private B&B accommodation set in the wing.
Midhouse, the main house & frontage
Welcome to our home set in the beautiful West Mainland of Mainland Orkney. From April – September, when friends or family are not visiting us as our guests, we welcome people visiting the Islands to stay with us in our guest accommodation, on a B&B basis and use it as a base to explore and ‘Experience Orkney’ with all its wonderful facets.
The ‘Grainstore’ is the name of the large bedroom being used for our guests. It provides room for a super king size double bed or twin beds including a sitting area. The other private facilities include a large shower room, spacious dining hallway & small kitchenette & plenty of additional passage space. Also a private garden area with seating.
It is all situated in the wing of our home – a 150 year old property. Before complete renovation in 2012/13 the wing consisted of a utility room, passageway & a large storeroom. On completion it now offers high standard accommodation, retaining characterful & traditional features, with facilities as described on our other pages for your information. We strive to offer the perfect accommodation for a ‘get away from it all’ or romantic break.
1.3 miles off the main road in west mainland, set on the side of the Tooin hills, we are in a beautiful location with stunning views down to the inland Lochs and up to the ridge line of the ‘Tooins’. Often the only sounds to be heard are the birds & lowing cattle! Due to the quiet & peaceful location, with the Lochs and Hills, we are well placed for fishing enthusiasts, bird watchers, and walking enthusiasts. We are also dog friendly. Please see separate page as to terms regarding this, as dogs are not allowed in the bedroom but there is ample room in the accommodation hallway.
Nearby are the World Heritage Neolithic sites popular with visitors, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe, Stones of Stenness to name but a few. We are 10 miles to Stromness, 12 miles to Kirkwall, & 3 miles to Dounby, a village with most essentials - fuel, food, medical centre etc. Also 2 good hotels with bar & restaurant facilities are within a 5 minute drive, one on the banks of Harray Loch in a lovely location.