A charming converted mill in a peaceful location, great for exploring the western side of Mainland. We stayed in the Mill Burn room which, as well as the four poster bed had a lovely chaise longue and two comfortable chairs. After a busy day sightseeing it was relaxing to laze and read with a cup of tea, listening to the burn babbling away outside. The water pressure in the shower room was a bit feeble, meaning that the cistern took a while to fill, but that’s the sort of quirk you have to expect in an old building. There are no locks on the bedroom doors – as there were no other guests there when we stayed it wasn’t a problem, but it might make some people uneasy. Both the guest lounge and dining room had some of the original mill equipment still in situ, along with a large number of antiques and junkshop finds. We loved this eclectic approach – so much to look at, wonder about and enjoy! Breakfast was a splendid affair – excellent quality, plenty of variety and more than you could possible eat even if you’d already decided not to have lunch! The dining room has one big table (beautifully laid) which must be a nice way to meet and chat with other guests. You need a car to stay here, as there is nothing except scenery within walking distance, but Stromness is only a short drive away to get an evening meal.
- Also Known As:
- Mill Of Eyrland Orkney Islands/Stenness