En-suites - all rooms
All rooms have showers en-suite, king size beds and Egyptian linen & quality cotton towels. Robes can be provided for those guests using the sauna & hot tub when available next year.
Castlehill, West Mainland - Orkney
Bed and Breakfast accommodation en-suite rooms - Evening meals by arrangement
On the hill, about a mile from the main road, Castlehill overlooks magnificent views of many islands and the spectacle of the Roost where the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet.
The Orkney Islands are very friendly where there is the opportunity to relax in peace and quiet, as well as offering a great choice of outdoor activities in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the UK – clear, clean air – big skies – miles of coast and ever changing seas.
There are many activites, loch and sea fishing, archaeology tours ,many coastal walksand an annual callendar of cultural events
Your journey to the Orkney Islands can be either by road and sea or air. Whichever route you choose to travel, your journey will take you through some spectacular scenery .
The Orkney towns and villages offer some fine restaurants, good local shopping and interesting places to visit.
Evie is the local settlement, with a post office, general stores and village club/bar (open to club members, guests and visitors). The village is about 25 mins from Stromness and Kirkwall & 35 mins from the airport.
The nearest village is Dounby, 7 miles away, across the moors where there is a selection of small shops, hotel services, pharmacy, medical services, and a fuel station.
We're happy to provide high quality evening meals and packed lunches as a private service to guests for which an additional charge will be made.
We aim to use only the best local produce to ensure your gastonomique enjoyment. Feel free to make further enquiries by using the 'contact us' form.
Castlehill is placed just below Burgar Hill, an established RSPB nature reserve on the ancient heather – peat moor.
We are very close to some of the best loch fishing in Scotland - with Lochs Harray, Stenness, Hundland, Swanney & Boardhouse all offering superb brown trout fishing - renowned all over the world.
Sea trout are also native in the area and have been caught in Stenness, Harray and many of the shoreline bays around West Mainland. We can arrange a guide and boats through Alan Shearer - Alan is an experienced, skilled and a very successful fly fisherman, he attained high rankings within Scottish competion fishing in Orkney and Scotland.
He has boats placed on Harray, Boardhouse and Swanney. Archaeology - Broch of Gurness and World Heritage sites within a few miles of the house. Quiet sandy beach and beautilful coastal scenery.
Orkney offers a wide variety of facilities & attractions so you can just relax or be as active as you feel you need to be. This together with the natural beauty of the archipelago makes Orkney an ideal location for a UK holiday or short break.
The Orkney weather is often sunny and dry during the summer months. Off-season it can be mixed weather conditions. The air is also clean and fresh.
We have a large attractive house overlooking the Eynhallow Sound, Rousay, Wyre, Westray and many of the North Orkney Islands. The house looks over spectacular, panoramic sea views. The RSPB site at Burgar is behind the house and you can often see, short-eared owls & hen harriers, terns, duck, gulls and a whole range of moorland and small birds. Our bedrooms to the rear have top hung windows, ideally suited to bird watching and photography.
We are very close to Evie beach - a sandy bay, seals are often seen as are heron, curlew, snipe, wimbrel & a selection of local sea birds. Orca & minkie whales, porpoise & sea otter have also been spotted around the coastline. The beach close by - the Broch of Gurness, a magnificent Viking & Pictish archaeological village.
Evie is also close to the heart of the World heritage site including - Skara Brae (6 miles), Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar & Standing Stones of Stenness. To the north end of the island, there is Earl’s Palace at Birsay and the Borough of Birsay. Again fine coastal views, waves and an abundance of wildlife including puffins are to be enjoyed.
We can arrange for you to participate on boat trips to the Pentland Skerries, where you can get very close to puffins and observe the seal colonies during the summer season. Sea fishing and fly fishing can also be arranged, subject tide and favourable weather conditions.