Big house with spacious rooms, appropriately old fashioned for somewhere as out of the way as this. We were made to feel very welcome and we were free to come and go as we pleased. Golden sand beaches with no-one on them and a neolithic chambered cairn within walking distance. A remote and beautiful area, well worth a stay.
I couldn't have been made more welcome here. Sanday (a small Island off the Orkney mainland) isn't for everyone. It's very remote, reached by ferry or an 8 seat plane, but it couldn't be better for walkers or cyclists looking for roads with almost no cars, birds, flowers and amazing geology. The food was fresh and tasty, with an emphasis on local produce where possible, including duck and sausages produced on the island. There was plenty of conversation about life on the island and real enthusiasm for what it had to offer. I hope to be back soon, this time for pleasure rather than business.