Relax and Enjoy

RELAX, ENJOY and SAVOUR in a little rural luxury at this special time of year.

Excellent quality breakfasts and evening meals using as much local and own produce as possible, served in the Garden Consevatory with panoramic sea views.

Shapinsay has wonderfull peacefull walks for all abilities be on the quiet roads, beaches,or along the rugged coasts,watching the great birdlife or beautifull scenery . Ideal for those looking for some quiet time .

Those in need for some retail therepy ,Kirkwall is only 25 mins away by boat from here and has some very fine unique shops ,and when in need for a coffee or light lunch some nice coffee shops are there to sample.

We always provide courtesy transport is available if not wishing to bring a vehicle over to the island of Shapinsay .

ROOM UPGRADES (Champange,Flowers,Wine,Chocolates can be ordered in advance for that special occasion.

PHONE or EMAIL for details 01856 711239 or email us at or

Enjoy a magical setting with quiet sandy beaches,pebble shores, rocky cliffs with waves crashing in on the shores. Harvest time on Shapinsay is ideal to escape to for that get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday workload.Enjoy fresh clean sea air.
Freedom to walk and enjoy our wildlife, seals and lots of birdlife etc.Shapinsay has one of the best RSPB bird reserves in Orkney. Watch Hen Harriers follow the flight path of our fields of sown birdseed.We have a pair that are living here now. Hen Harriers and various Hawks are also often seen around the farm and the island.Wrens and smaller birds come around the garden . Phesants,Partidges, Oyster Catchers, Curlew are seen around the farm. Our own farmland has fields of birdseed and hedges to feed and encourage wildlife with the farm being enviromentaly friendly.Working with the enviroment. Trees and bushes have been planted to encourage wildlife.Ponds with natural water, every year we have our Oyster Catchers,Lapwings,Red Shanks, Shell ducks etc all can be seen from the house. We have a colony of artic terns round our shoreline which have been building up over the last few years. Enjoy taking breakfast watching the feeding birds,wrens, sparrows,greenfinches,swallows and mr robin in the garden, and even watch hen harriers in flight.
Wake up to birdsong in the morning and moonlight over the sea in the evening,and if the weather is fine bright starry skies.