Fodor's Expert Review Mill of Eyrland

Off A964, Stenness, Orkney Islands, KW16 3HA, Scotland Fodor's Choice

White-painted stone walls, country antiques, and the rippling sound of a stream running beneath the windows make for an evocative stay at this former mill dating from 1861. The old machinery can still be seen, and attractive gardens surround the house, which is tastefully decorated throughout with lots of wood, whitewashed stone walls, and geometric rugs. Evening meals are available on request. This makes a good base for visiting Stromness and the nearby archaeological sites of Maewshowe and Brodgar.

PROS

  • the old grinding stones are a stunning focal point in the lounge
  • beautiful views out to Scapa Flow
  • notable breakfasts and packed lunches

CONS

  • difficult to find
  • breakfast is served at one big table, so be prepared to socialize
  • 25% nonrefundable deposit required for all bookings

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01856-850136

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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