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“The Best B&B we stayed in on our Orkney cycling trip !!!”
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Castlehill Orkney
Ranked #1 of 2 Evie B&B and Inns
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“The Best B&B we stayed in on our Orkney cycling trip !!!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

A bit of a climb to this one, but home cake & warm greeting ,you soon forget about your tired legs. This is 5 star accommodation , bedroom, view & dining room + perfect hosts !! We had a wonderful, entertaining, evening meal with fellow guests - Katia & Jan ( from the Dolomites) + Eileen (Historic Scotland) cooked by Jim & Denise - just fantastic !
We'll be back with friends on Bikes !!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My mom, my brother, and I stayed at Castlehill Orkney for three nights in May. Jim and Denise were amazing hosts; they could not have been more friendly or welcoming. It was very much like staying over with friends we just hadn't met yet. Both dinner and our breakfasts were all delicious.

The location is wonderful, on the north side of the Mainland with a beautiful view of the bay, Eynhallow, and Rousay to the northeast. The prime sights on the Mainland are all a short drive away. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious, especially the en-suites. All in all, I don't think we could have picked a better place anywhere in Orkney.

Room Tip: Two rooms overlook the bay, while the other two look out on the fields behind the property. They are...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Andover, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Spent 3 nights in 2011 and 3 in 2013. Hard to imagine it get's better than this. I like to think I am smart and know what is going on. I was amazed by guests and Jim and Denise while staying here. Rooms are good, building is good, ;location is good, breakfasts are good, dinners are good (to die for). I hope to return. Took a walkabout to bird sanctuary this time - well worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Denise and Jim are wonderful people,very hospitable and entertaining.Jim's food is to die for(he should be on Masterchef) and Denise's baking is sublime.....all this coupled with a beautiful home amidst breathtaking scenery....what more can you ask for?!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Jim and Denise are great hosts. The evening dinners are wonderful and the location could not be better. Jim fixed me up with fishing - including tackle and has a great link to a local ghillie with an uncanny ability to find trout on the world class lochs. House looks over the water to Roussay and is next to the world class RSPB Birsay reserve for Hen Harriers.

I have been going to Evie for many years, and this "new" up-market B and B is just the number.

Just perfect.

Andrew

Room Tip: I used 2 rooms and both were superb
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We spent three nights with Jim and Denise in their lovely home from the 3rd to 5th of August 2013. It was immensely enjoyable and the service we received was second to none! Despite the fantastic setting of the house and the wonderful views, the real gems in the whole set-up are Jim and Denise. They were the perfect hosts in every way with great hospitality! Wonderful food and good company goes a long way!(Jim is a great cook AND has a wealth of Orkney knowledge!) It was one of our best B&B experiences ever!The day we left, my usually very shy 4 year old son said: 'I'm really going to miss Uncle Jim!!'

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had a superb stay at Castlehill in July. Our hosts couldn't have been more friendly, the house was lovely, and the food - especially Jim's fish and Denise's home baking - was delicious.

For local attractions, I would recommend the RSPB's Birsay Moors reserve (where I watched displaying Red-throated Divers, Hen Harriers, and Short-eared Owls at close range, 10 mins walk from Castlehill), and the impressive Broch of Birsay archaeological site (just down the road).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castlehill Orkney
Address: Castlehill Castlehill, Evie KW17 2PJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Evie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Evie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star listed with Visit Scotland. Rural high quality B&B, overlooking magnificent sea view & islands in Evie, West Mainland, Orkney. Prices per room, high quality evening meals catered for. Close to all archaeological sites, world heritage & RSPB for bird enthusiasts. Beach close by. We have en-suite rooms, oak furnished and luxury linens provided. We can arrange for fishing needs and guides. B&B has free wi-fi, debit & credit card facilities. We also have a sauna & large hot tub. We aim to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Orkney is a great place to holiday with lots of attractions for the visitor. ... more   less 
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