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Mill of Eyrland

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#2 of 3 B&Bs in Stenness
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Historic Hotel
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Heather wrote a review Aug 2020
74 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic week with Morag and John in their B&B, a converted mill full of interesting brick a brac and atmosphere.
The rooms and sitting room for the 4 of us travelling together were well furnished and full of home comforts.
Breakfast each morning was a delicious array of fresh fruit, cereals, fruit or bran quarters, toast or pancakes with home made jams or local honey with a full cooked selection of bacon, eggs, etc and tattie scones if you want - really sets you up for a good day site seeing.
So clean and well maintained, such a comfortable stay with warm hearted people.
Excellent attention to social distancing.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Amber Dawn wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The breakfast is out of this world. Way over the top, gorgeous, more than anyone could eat. And accommodating of my gluten-free veggie diet. The setting in farmland on Orkney, just 2.5 miles from most of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, was truly gorgeous and extremely convenient. My extended family stayed comfortably for a few nights in three rooms: a married couple, a two year old, a single sister and my parents in their 60s/70s. Great experience chatting with the hostess over breakfast and getting advice for our tourist activities. If you're trying to make the decision about visiting Orkney, do it. It was so beautiful in early October, a mix of wind, rain and glowing golden sun throughout every day. Don't be intimidated by the weather forecasts. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Canucksontheloose wrote a review Oct 2022
Victoria, Canada749 contributions379 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Morag, the hostess, was great at responding to questions via email. Her breakfasts were also stunning in terms of quantity and quality: fresh fruit, sausages, cereals, etc. Use her directions to get to her establishment; otherwise, very tricky, esp. in the middle of the night where streetlights don't exist around the Mill. The Mill is full of character and lots of artifacts associated with the mill, and then some. It was like living in a museum. Rooms are cozy, like staying at an old relative's home, with creaky beds, small washrooms with low shower power, and sometimes cramped rooms. Poor wifi in rooms, which are reached by flights of stairs. Generous tea and snacks left in rooms. Location in Stenness is close to other sites Neolithic like the Standing Stones and Maeshowe but you need a car to get around. No locks on room doors but main door is lockable. Orkney feels safe and Morag is that lovable aunt that looks after you.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Mill Burn room is roomy with canopy bed, chaise. The Malting Floor room is cramped.
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muellerine wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked to stay at the Mill of Eyrland for 2 nights and ended up staying 5 nights. The Mill of Eyrland provides charming, authentic accommodation in an old mill building with many of its original features intact. It is decorated with countless knick knacks in a charming style which creating a comfortable, cosy environment. I was lulled to sleep by the babbling burn outside my window in my very comfortable room with its 4 poster bed and chaise longue. The hostess Morag was always very attentive and helpful. She provided many extras and was always willing to do that little bit more to make my stay the best possible. While the accommodation is not in Kirkwall or Stromness, it is still ideally situated to travel around Orkney being within reach of all parts of the island. I would highly recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Cheryl C wrote a review Aug 2021
4 contributions108 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoy the authentic heart of Orkney at this historical Mill run by Orcadians Morag and John... and book now as this kind of hospitality will not be around for ever. The experience is a testament to the famed 'Orkney welcome' and they couldn't do enough to make sure my stay was magical. I was lucky enough to stay in their Hopper Suite which feels like a cottage within the Mill, and oozes history from every beam. The suite offers a large bathroom with shower and bath, family bedroom with a double and single bed, and a magnificent roomy but cosy lounge with a clever double box bed (based on the original Orcadian box beds) tucked away at the back providing privacy and flexibility. Add to this the luxury bed linen, quilts and pillows and you will start to get a feel for the comfort level. Morag's 3 course breakfasts that feature an array of local product, will keep you going all day. And her wealth of knowledge about getting around and about and how to make the best of your stay is an absolute bonus particularly in these times when things change and bookings might be needed. The Mill is perfectly placed for the Heart of Neolithic Orkney and picturesque artsy Stromness ( Pier Arts Centre a must for art lovers) and it's just 20 mins to Kirkwall, where you will find St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney Museum ( great George Mackay Brown centenary exhibition on just now), Bishops and Earl's Palace as well as a good range of restaurants, chippies (go on... you are on your holidays 😄) and bars. The Mill of Eyrland, and Morag can tell you the viking origin of its name, is a true slice of Orkney - don't miss the chance to savour it!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Best thing to do is call in at the information centre in Kirkwall...they know everything, are...
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Noyloj wrote a review Jul 2021
Macclesfield, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fine welcome from Morag and partner John who also provided delicious breakfasts to order using Orkney produce.
The Mill still has some of its original workings and many other items of interest obviously collected over the years.
Comfortable well appointed rooms and COVID precautions well catered for. An ideal base on Orkney Mainland being convenient for all the sites and the airport as well as Stromness and Kirkwall both of which have good restaurants.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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davidmill1 wrote a review May 2023
Cincinnati, Ohio3 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Morag and John were exceptional hosts and welcomed us like close friends. Very helpful and thorough with suggestions for restaurants and sites to see before we even arrived. When we needed an extra room they were quick to accommodate. Rooms were very comfortable, filled with interesting antiques, quaint sitting areas and everything you need to feel at home. One bedroom had a nice sitting area where our whole group of 7 could relax together. Hot breakfast made to order by Morag with many choices of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, breads and pastries served in a quaint antique appointed dining room made for a great start to each day. Conveniently located near Stromness, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stennes, Skara Brae, wonderful hikes along the West and North coasts and easy drive to Kirkwall. I hope to go back again some day.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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mick_hunter wrote a review Apr 2023
Hawsker, United Kingdom323 contributions148 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve had to give myself a few days before writing this review. The reason being that anything I write simply can’t do it justice. Five stars isn’t enough. You have to experience it all for yourself. I could tell you about the beautiful location, the amazing building and the wonderful bedrooms but I can’t convey the atmosphere and ambience of the place. I’ve never stayed anywhere quite like it.

I put this down to Morag and John. To say they make you feel welcome is an understatement. Nothing is too much trouble and they go way beyond the extra mile to make your stay special. The breakfast is an experience in itself. Cereal, delicious fruit, Orkney breads and a cooked breakfast were such a treat. The breakfast room is a little like stepping back in time and you can imagine the mill as it was in its prime. The four poster bedroom was incredibly cosy and to go to sleep to the sound of the stream running outside was so relaxing.

Orkney is a very special place and The Mill is totally unique. I can’t rate it highly enough. Thank you to Morag and John for making us so welcome.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just go and experience it for yourself
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BentleyClan28 wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of five (plus our small daschund) stayed in the family suite for a week. This is a very characterful property. We benefitted from the extensive local knowledge of our host Morag, who was able to advise on local customs and areas of interest to explore. It is an ideal location, close to main sites of interest whilst being in a rural location. Breakfasts featured lovely fresh fruit and bread made from an ancient barley grown in Orkney. Morag was very accommodating when we unexpectedly had to extend our stay due to an issue with a ferry. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Adam A wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic stay at the Mill for an incredibly good price considering the building, breakfast and hospitality. Any comparably priced place would be greatly worse, whereas the Mill was like luxury. Morag is a perfect host who is friendly, kind and generous. She catered to our plans to stay occasional nights on the other small islands without hesitation. The room and building were always immaculate and the food vast.
Would recommend to anybody and everybody.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Travelling out of season is still lovely!
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Answer from Ardie065
Western New York41 contributions20 helpful votes
You need to contact the owner of the B&B. I was a guest. There is info on her website as to how you can contact her. When I booked last winter during the off-season, it took her a few days to respond to email. Or you could call her at (country code 44) then 1856 850136 Morag works her other job until 5 PM or so, so calling in the evenings may be best.
Nikki J wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of stairs so beware if you have mobility issues."
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Michael S wrote a tip Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to have a car or bikes as public transport and cabs can be unreliable"
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mick_hunter wrote a tip Apr 2023
Hawsker, United Kingdom323 contributions148 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go and experience it for yourself"
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Adam A wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Travelling out of season is still lovely!"
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Canucksontheloose wrote a tip Oct 2022
Victoria, Canada749 contributions379 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Mill Burn room is roomy with canopy bed, chaise. The Malting Floor room is cramped."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mill of Eyrland
Which popular attractions are close to Mill of Eyrland?
Nearby attractions include Ness of Brodgar (2.0 miles), Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (2.4 miles), and The Old Man of Hoy (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mill of Eyrland?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mill of Eyrland?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mill of Eyrland?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mill of Eyrland?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beneth'ill Cafe, Ferry Inn, and The Hamnavoe.
Are there any historical sites close to Mill of Eyrland?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (2.4 miles), Ring of Brodgar (3.0 miles), and Standing Stones of Stenness (1.9 miles).