En-suites - all rooms
All rooms have showers en-suite
2 x first floor Seaview rooms with king size beds
1x first floor Garden-view with twin beds
1 x ground floor Seaveiw with wet room en-suite
Bedrooms do not have TVs.
FreeSatTV & DVDs in upstairs lounge area
Castlehill, West Mainland - Orkney
Sorry I have made a decision not to take bookings now for the rest of 2020 , I am not confident I can protect my guests and family from COVID-19 . We have recently had guidance regarding increasing safe hospitality practices and the current emphasis means that I cannot provide the level of interaction that Castlehill hospitality is renowned for , social contact , convivial family style breakfasts and dinners on request. I do not want to be greeting new people with face masks. Nor do I want to strip my home back to minimalist decor as advised.
For me this is not a pleasure and would reduce me to providing hostel style accommodation albeit in a spectacular location.
I look forward to opening in 2021 when I will be more confident about having the support and appropriate products and equipment to continue to provide accommodation I can enjoy and be proud to offer .
Castlehill is a happy family home, which we love to share with like-minded people.
Stunning views, convivial conversation and breakfasting together, are some of the special features of your stay at Castlehill .
Castlehill is open for bookings from April to September and we welcome up to 6 guest to stay
A choice from 3 en-suite guest rooms with free WiFi are on the first floor in a typical Scottish 1.5 story house with sloping ceilings.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast before exploring Orkney
High up on Burgerhill, below the RSPB Birsay Moor Hide famous for The Red Throated Divers, Castlehill overlooks magnificent views of many islands and the spectacle of the Eynehallow Roost where the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet.
The Orkney Islands are very friendly with the opportunity to relax in peace and quiet 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 walks and an annual calendar 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 store and village bistro. 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 Birsay moors where there is a selection of small shops, hotels , a pharmacy, medical services, and a fuel station.
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.