Experience Orkney from Scapa House
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, followed by a dram of 16 year old Scapa single malt. 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.
SEVEN ROOMED VILLA
Rooms in Scapa House
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.
A BEAUTIFUL AROMA
Cakes, Tea & Coffee
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.
Made to feel at home
We stayed at Scapa Guest House for 5 nights in early September for the Orkney Science Festival. From the moment we arrived in Orkney, Ida and Balfour went out of their way to make us feel at home. The room was immaculately clean and very warm and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and catered to our dietary needs (vegan and vegetarian). Ida and Balfour kindly gave us several lifts to and from town (it's about a 20 - 25 minute walk to Kirkwall) and they had lots of useful information about places to visit. I would definitely recommend and would stay there again.
A really great stay.
A wonderful welcome, nothing is too much trouble! Scapa House is warm, comfortable and spotless. A beautiful freshly cooked breakfast every morning and clean towels daily. Lovely extras in the rooms; dish of Orkney fudge and Orkney soaps a nice touch. It’s possible to walk into Kirkwall although there is no pavement for part of the walk, but if you don’t want to drive, there are plenty of taxis available. A very special trip, thank you Ida and Balfour.
A warm welcome & delicious breakfast
This was our first visit to Orkney, Ida and Balfour were able to help us with anything we wanted to know about the Islands. We were made to feel most welcome and everything you might want was on offer at breakfast. Our room was comfortable & clean towels were available daily. Their home is about 2 miles out of Kirkwall but taxis are available to town at a modest price.