Crystal Brook is a cosy single-storey modern house, offering a warm welcome, in a relaxing atmosphere.

COVID-19 update: Covid has changed the way we think and work. It affects our guest and us equally. The Scottish Government has put in place a series of laws, rules and recommendations that we all have to follow. Guest can have peace of mind that our rooms are deep cleaned between stays. This means we follow the strict cleaning protocols issued by Scotland’s Best B&B’s and the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.

When you book a few days with us we will send you paperwork that explains how we have to operate.

We are situated on the coastal road mid-way between Kirkwall and Stromness, in the quiet village of Orphir. This makes us a perfect base to travel across the whole of the Mainland. We have off-road parking on-site, making it easy to unload and load the car and two comfortable double en-suite bedrooms with king size beds. One room can easily be turned into a family room with an additional cot-bed or fold-down bed.

In order to keep our guest and ourselves safe during the Pandemic, not only do we follow strict cleaning protocols but we have decided to only let out one room at a time, unless it is to a friend or family bubble, this means guests will have exclusivity. We have also changed the guest sitting room into a breakfast room, with extra seating so guest can still use the room during the day, to make hot drinks or help themselves to cold drinks, crisps and biscuits, all of which can be enjoyed whilst taking in the stunning views over Scapa Flow.

We offer a varied breakfast menu but will endeavour to meet Guest dietary requirements as long as we are given advance notice. After breakfast, there are plenty of interesting ancient and modern sites to visit or if you like walking we have some fabulous hill, loch and coastal walks to try. There are several beautiful beaches both sandy and rocky where you can enjoy a picnic. We are close to Houton Ferry Terminal should you wish to travel to Hoy to visit the Lyness Museum albeit the temporary site as the original site is undergoing renovation. There is also the Lifeboat Museum or you could drive to Rackwick Bay and walk to the Old Man, one of the most famous stacks in the world, if you do this there are plenty of sea birds to spot and watch out for the Mountain Hares and Sea Eagles. Finally if you are interested in wildlife, there is plenty to try and see, from the Sea Eagles on Hoy, the seals and if you are lucky Whales and Dolphins on the costal walks, Otters around the coast and lochs and there are also several RSPB Bird Reserves, were you are likely to see some interesting and even rare birds.

Ask anything about where to visit we can help with ideas.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful islands.

  • "Ensuite bath and/or shower, all bedrooms"
  • Hairdryer in bedroom
  • Television available
  • Broadband
  • WiFi
  • "Resident's lounge"
  • Private parking
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Short breaks available
  • Laundry service
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