New for 2019! Our log cabin ‘snug’. Additional guest living area with leather sofas, blazing wood burner & a warm rug for the feet – perfect for curling up in on a not so sunny day, an evening or even for watching the Northern lights/Aurora. Serviced additionally with electricity, enabling lighting, additional heaters, a kettle & small fridge, with plenty of books/magazines,( wifi if its possible ). We hope it will enhance our guests’ experience of staying at The Grainstore. We also have our ‘flying viewing platform’ – an elevated seating area for our guests in the garden 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,
- Bed & Breakfast ( 4 Star Gold ) continental breakfast provided for you (option of traditional full cooked breakfast available) and daily servicing of accommodation.
- Self catering and be totally independent. Please note though that basic breakfast items are provided for you.
- Serviced Apartment, where we offer services to enable you to totally relax & chill!!
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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.
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. Following complete renovation we welcomed our first guests in 2016, offering high standard accommodation with characterful & traditional features. We hope The Grainstore 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, 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.