Your hosts, Jim & Denise Campbell also enjoy a good meal and company, together they will ensure that the house is comfortable during your stay. We use locally farmed produce wherever possible.
New Hot Tub and Sauna for 2014
Our Hot tub and sauna are now available in our newly completed extension. The extension overlooks the magnificent view we have over the sea, North islands, beach and the Burgar Roust. A small charge is made to use the facilities and cover the cost of additional towels, laundry and cleaning.
If you can’t find your preferred dates, give us a call, we may still be able to accommodate you.
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 - Evening meals by arrangement
Thank you for visiting the Castlehill website. We have achieved excellent commendations for our accommodation, quality food, hospitality and facilities. We are located on the West Mainland overlooking a magnificent vista of sea and islands.
Our accommodation and service is approved by Secret Scotland & Trip Advisor - We have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2011, 2012. & 2013.
Our website should give you enough information to enable you to consider Orkney and all of its splendour as a great place to spend your holiday or short break. If you have been to Castlehill this year, why not write a review on Trip Advisor & share your experience with others.The Orkney events calendar for 2014 is published on our Noticeboard to help you plan your visit to Orkney.
Having said all this, we also hope you will decide to stay with us. We will always do our very best to ensure that you have a great time at Castlehill and and that you will want to recommend us to your friends or visit us again. Our food, breakfasts & evening meals are highly rated & commended by our guests, we can tailor a menu to suit your needs. We source our meat and fish & shellfish locally and can assure you of the highest quality produce for your gastronomique enjoyment.
The Orkney Islands are very friendly and offer 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 – offering clear, clean air – big skies – miles of coast and ever changing seas.
There is lots to do and see, yet plenty of time to relax, enjoy the peace, quiet and tranquility of Orkney. We can can offer wild brown trout fishing, boats and guides through Alan Shearer, our local guide. We can also put you in touch with Orkney guided tour and boat operators.
Your journey to the Orkney Islands can be either by road and sea or air links. Whichever route you choose to travel, your journey will take you through some spectacular scenery which will entice you to return to explore, time after time. Need travel advice just ask.
The Orkney towns and villages offer some fine restaurants, good local shopping and interesting places to visit. Evie is where we live, there is a post office, shop 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.
Our nearest town is Dounby, 12 mins, where you have a selection of small shops, hotel services, medical services, petrol, diesel at the Co-op.
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.