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New – ready for 2018! ‘Flying’ viewing platform. Outside elevated seating area for guests with stunning views down to the inland Lochs & over West Mainland see ‘Bed & Breakfast Main Features’ for more information.

The Grainstore provides versatile, private, 4* Visit Scotland accredited accommodation which offers guests the choice: You can opt for EITHER,

  • Bed and Breakfast ( 4 Star Gold ), traditional full cooked breakfast provided for you with serviced accommodation,
  • OR Self catering and be totally independent. Please note though that basic breakfast items are provided for you.

Please see appropriate tab’s for more details.

The ‘small but perfectly formed’ suite is ideal for two people and is situated in the heart of West Mainland, Orkney. Because of the location it is ideal for guests to explore and ‘Experience Orkney’ with all its wonderful facets. We are also dog friendly.

The accommodation is situated in a private, self contained wing at the back of our home – a 150 year old farmhouse, set on the edge of the Tooin hills, in a beautiful location with stunning views above Harray Loch, and other inland Lochs. Often the only sounds are the birds and the lowing cattle. Undergoing complete renovation  in 2012/13, now offering high standard accommodation, retaining characterful and traditional features, we hope it offers the quality and special touches that make a holiday or break memorable.

It is in an ideal position for those who wish to have a quiet, away from it all break, and also for  walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, dog owners and fishing enthusiasts. Within a short drive there are the World Heritage Neolithic sites, popular with visitors: Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe, Stones of Stenness, also the archaeological dig at the ‘Ness of Brodgar’.

We are a fifteen minute drive from Stromness and Kirkwall and less than 5 minutes from Dounby, the nearest village with most essentials – fuel, food, medical centre, etc. There are also 2 good hotels with bar and restaurant facilities within 3 miles, one on the banks of Harray Loch. This is a lovely location to enjoy a meal and refreshment on a sunny summer’s evening, and cosy with a real fire in the darker, colder months.