Welcome to Carlin Skerry Bed and Breakfast, situated in a rural location with wide views over Scapa Flow and the Orkney hills.

On the edge of Orphir Village we are roughly half way between Kirkwall and Stromness. The fabulous Heart of Neolithic Orkney is just 15 minutes by car. Or you can leave it on the drive and start, just outside the door, for a country walk – perhaps to the top of Ward Hill, Orkney Mainland’s highest point, with views over all the islands.

Carlin Skerry was built in 2017 and designed with guest comfort in mind. There are two, well-appointed en-suite rooms (a twin and a double) adjoining a breakfast room / lounge, available throughout the day, with a separate entrance and for the exclusive use of guests. Only one party is booked at any one time so you will always have the lounge to yourselves.

We are close to The Earl’s Bu (the remains of a Norse drinking hall) and The Orkneyinga Saga Centre. Houton pier for ferries to Hoy and Flotta is close by. From the Bu you can walk along the cliff path to the fabulous beach at Swanbister – one of the best places in Orkney for sea ducks and wading birds at different seasons. Don’t forget your binoculars.

Double Room, Ensuite Bath and/or Shower, all Bedrooms, Fridge, Garden, Hairdryer, Iron, Lounge, Television, Twin Room, Disabled Parking on Site, Electric Car Charging, On Public Transport Route, Private Parking
Breakfast Available, Packed lunches available
Dietary Options
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Assistance Pet
Ramp to Main Entrance, Suitable for Visitors with Limited Mobility
Children's Menu Available
Rural, Sea/Loch
Transport and Parking
Disabled Parking on Site, Electric Car Charging