Graemeshall House is a unique and historic property sitting in a picturesque setting 6 miles from Kirkwall. Views from the property are of the sea and the Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm or of Graemeshall Loch and the countryside beyond. The property has been recently renovated to a very high standard.
Built by Bishop Graham of Orkney in 1626, Graemeshall House is the former home of the Lairds of Graemeshall and was, until recently, a private museum.
During a Royal Visit to Orkney in 1956, H.M. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother came to Graemeshall House for afternoon tea.
We offer luxurious guest accommodation and a delicious breakfast in our beautiful dining room with wood panelling dating back to 1630. Guests are also warmly invited to sit and relax by the roaring 17th century fireplace in our magnificent library.
The double en-suite Garden View Room has a comfortable super-king size bed. The double en-suite Courtyard View Room has a comfortable king size bed. Both rooms have a flat screen TV, wine cooler and tea and coffee making facilities including a coffee machIne. The hospitality tray features speciality teas, coffee, delicious biscuits and Orkney fudge. We provide dressing gowns and slippers for our guests’ comfort. The modern en-suites have shower facilities. Free WiFi is available in every guest room. A delicious breakfast is included in the price of the room.
Guests may visit our private chapel with its interesting historic features which date back to the 15th century.
Set within 2 acres, there is plenty of opportunity to go for a leisurely stroll in the fresh country air and take in the beautiful surroundings. Graemeshall Loch is well known for its plentiful wildlife and unusual species of bird. If you are lucky, you may spot a seal in the sea at the bottom of our garden.
Ideally situated to take advantage of the numerous attractions in the beautiful islands of Orkney. Kirkwall airport is 7 miles away. Saint Margaret Hope’s Ferry Port is 8 miles away. Guests may be assured of a warm welcome and a relaxing and comfortable stay.
We have free unlimited wifi and parking within our grounds.
From Kirkwall, head towards St Mary’s Village. Go through the village and, at the end of the village, you will come to the first Churchill Barrier. Do not go onto the Barrier but turn left (signposted Deerness). Graemeshall House is the first drive on the left. You will see a sign saying Concealed Entry and we are just on the left after that. Our drive says Graemeshall Entrance and we are at the end of the long drive.
FROM SAINT MARGARET’S HOPE
From Saint Margaret’s Hope, head towards Kirkwall and cross all of the Churchill Barriers. At the end of the last Barrier, Barrier Number 1, turn right (signposted Deerness). Graemeshall House is the first drive on the left. You will see a sign saying Concealed Entry and we are on the left just after that. Our drive says Graemeshall Entrance and we are at the end of the long drive.