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Graemeshall House

Self Assessed
Holm, off B9052, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW17 2RX, United Kingdom


5.0/5 from 25 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
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Graemeshall House

(25 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.8

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Graemeshall House Information


Please accept our apologies, we are not taking any bookings for 2020. We look forward to welcoming you in 2021. Graemeshall House is a unique and historic property sitting in a picturesque setting 6 miles from Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney. The property has been renovated to a very high standard. Views are of the sea and the Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm or of Graemeshall Loch and the countryside beyond. Built by Bishop Graham of Orkney in 1626, it 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. 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 or pod of orcas in the sea at 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's Hope 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. Please note that our minimum stay is 2 nights.


  • Baggage store
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Lake
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Squash court
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting


Check in: 16:00 till 22:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
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  • Road from Kirkwall (8.0 miles)
    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.
  • Boat from St Margaret's Hope (7.9 miles)
    From St 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 just on the left after that. Our drive says Graemeshall Entrance and we are at the end of the long drive.
  • Air from Kirkwall Airport (6.0 miles)
    From Kirkwall Airport, leave the airport, turn left and stay on the road, A960, for 3 miles. Turn right onto the B9052 (signposted St Mary's, Burray, St Margaret's Hope.) Follow the road for 3 miles. Just before the first Churchill Barrier, you will come to Graemeshall Road on the right. (Graemeshall Farm and a sign for Celina Rupp Jewellery are on the corners of Graemeshall Road.) Drive past Graemeshall Road and the drive for Graemeshall House is almost immediately on the right.

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