Ida and Balfour welcome visitors to Scapa House.

Ida welcomes all guests no matter what time of day or night with a friendly introduction to Scapa House. Tea, Coffee and home bakes are offered in the dining room after being shown to your room. The beautiful aroma of the goodies baking is often noted by guests.

Scapa House is a seven roomed villa situated on the private road leading into Scapa Distillery, which is one mile from the centre of Kirkwall on the A964. Scapa House formerly provided accommodation for the excise officers and their families from 1888 until 1976. We purchased the property from Hiram Walker in 1982, one of the previous owners of Scapa Distillery. The distillery currently operates on full production, and our guests can enjoy a guided tour including a visit to the newly opened tasting room. The double bedrooms are spacious with king size beds that accommodate en-suites with large shower areas. The twin room is equally as spacious, also offering a large shower en-suite room. The dining room may be used for guests at any time for socialising and relaxing.

Being situated on the edge of Scapa Flow, there is a two mile walk way along the cliffs, leading to the beach below Lingro Farm. Lots of wildlife can be seen around the Lingro Burn. Our neighbouring farmers graze cattle, sheep and horses in the North and South fields adjacent to Scapa House.

A lovely view of St Magnus Cathedral can be seen from one of the bedrooms. The building of our Viking Cathedral started in 1137, and is well worth a visit to witness the warm red sandstone construction and the many glorious glass stained windows, a short walk from the town centre which also provides excellent shopping, dining, sightseeing and relaxing.

Guests can occasionally enjoy hearing traditional music from Balfour and a friend when impromptu sessions take place. Those guests arriving without transport, can (if they wish) enjoy a short drive in an MGB sports car of a Mercedes AMG Sport - there is ample parking for cars, motorcycles and bicycles.

Ida and Balfour are always willing to provide assistance to enhance guests' experience of visiting Orkney, including catering for special diets or additional needs.

Double Room, DVD Player Available, Ensuite Bath and/or Shower, all Bedrooms, Hairdryer, Television, Twin Room, Outdoor Play Area, Disabled Parking on Site
Breakfast Available, Tea/coffee Facilities, Packed lunches available
Dietary Options
Assistance Pet
Accessible Parking Or Drop-off Point, Suitable for Visitors with Limited Mobility, Wet Room or Level Entry Shower
Children's Menu Available, Cot
Transport and Parking
Private Parking
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