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The Grainstore Self Catering and B&B Orkney

13 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to our home set in the beautiful West Mainland of Mainland Orkney. You are welcome, when friends or family are not visiting us, to stay as our guests. We welcome people visiting the Islands to stay with us in our guest accommodation, on a B&B basis or serviced accommodation - Self Catering, and use it as a base to explore and ‘Experience Orkney’ with all its wonderful facets. The ‘Grainstore’ is the name of the large bedroom suite being used for our guests. It provides room for a super king size double bed or twin beds including a sitting area. The other private facilities include a large shower room, spacious dining hallway & small kitchenette & plenty of additional passage space. In addition to its own small private garden area with seating, guests are welcome to use the rest of...Welcome to our home set in the beautiful West Mainland of Mainland Orkney. You are welcome, when friends or family are not visiting us, to stay as our guests. We welcome people visiting the Islands to stay with us in our guest accommodation, on a B&B basis or serviced accommodation - Self Catering, and use it as a base to explore and ‘Experience Orkney’ with all its wonderful facets. The ‘Grainstore’ is the name of the large bedroom suite being used for our guests. It provides room for a super king size double bed or twin beds including a sitting area. The other private facilities include a large shower room, spacious dining hallway & small kitchenette & plenty of additional passage space. In addition to its own small private garden area with seating, guests are welcome to use the rest of the extensive gardens behind the property. These were in the Orkney Garden Festival 2017. On a slope, with its own burn, & a 'flying' viewing platform with amazing views down to the Lochs - with seating - we believe we can offer you unique facilities for your stay.More
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About the Owner
Ione S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
Interaction with guests
We live in the large house next to The Grainstore. We will be on hand when you arrive for 'meet & greet'. Although we may see our guests as they come & go, we ensure privacy, but on hand if you should need anything.
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

I’ve just had a wonderful stay at The Grainstore. Nonee’ and Chris were welcoming, generous hosts, arranging a lovely welcome pack of breakfast items, even thought I was staying self catering. The accommodation is high quality and really well-equipped: there was nothing missing that I...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank mandabet
enquiriesNoneeSwift, VR Owner at The Grainstore Self Catering and B&B Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Thank you Amanda for your generous review! We have not had anyone stay as long as 4 weeks before & it is reassuring & lovely to know that you would have liked to stay longer. We hope you can return to Orkney again soon as...More

Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

Excellent facilities and a very generous warm welcome with complimentary items. friendly people and great clean facilities. Stayed 2 nights and it was a 10/10 relaxing experience.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Kyle7101
enquiriesNoneeSwift, VR Owner at The Grainstore Self Catering and B&B Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2019

Thank you Kyle for your comments. As the first guests of our 2019 season it is reassuring that we are upholding our standards and good reputation as we go into our fourth year, providing B&B & holiday accommodation!

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Grainstore accommodation is superb. Its in a quite rural location, yet is only a 5 minute drive to a Pub with an excellent restaurant. The accommodation is generous and well equipped with a large bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette and a small dining area....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Paul C
enquiriesNoneeSwift, VR Owner at The Grainstore Self Catering and B&B Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you Paul for your comments on your stay at The Grainstore, its location & accommodation. You said before leaving that you were starting a tour around other areas of the UK. I am very humbled by your saying we were equal first as a...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2018
enquiriesNoneeSwift, VR Owner at The Grainstore Self Catering and B&B Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Parking
Suitable For Children Under 5
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About the neighbourhood
West Mainland offers so much. Many of the Historic Scotland sites are within a short drive. Stromness & Kirkwall are only 15 minutes drive away, and the scenery in this area is stunning, both inland with the hills & the Lochs, & also on the coast, with cliff walks etc. We are situated only a couple of minutes drive away from 2 good hostelries. There is also 3 miles away a small village with fuel, Co-op, doctors, chemist etc.
Getting around
If staying at The Grainstore you need either bicycles or car to get around the island as there is only 2 buses a day, & nearly 1.5 miles to walk to catch them!
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