Unique Holiday Accommodation in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Planning a holiday in Scotland to get off the beaten track? Looking to discover Scotland’s wild and rugged coastline with miles of sandy beaches or step back in time to explore ancient historical sites; then the Heart of Neolithic Orkney is a special place to visit. Heading to a Scottish island adds to the magical feeling of getting away from it all. For luxury holiday accommodation in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Skaill House Apartments are self-contained in the private, North Wing of the historic Skaill House, Orkney’s finest historic mansion house which dates from the 17th century.

“All the seasons in one day”, is weather Scotland does best, so after taking those stunning shots of the changing landscape, returning to welcoming luxury accommodation is a part of the trip to take time in planning.

Skaill House Apartments  are two unique, luxury self-catering holiday apartments in the grounds of Skaill House. Langskaill and Peerieskaill have undergone major refurbishment work, completed for April 2017. The extensive structural and interior works have been designed to reinforce the comfort and welcome of this luxury holiday accommodation, whist ensuring the character of the apartments are sympathetic to the unique Orkney location and environment. Graded a strong four star by Visit Scotland’s Quality Assurance scheme.

Skaill House overlooks the Neolithic village site of Skara Brae, the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe and the stunning Bay of Skaill.

The comfort and sustainable luxury of Langskaill and Peerieskaill apartments has been a consideration throughout. From newly fitted kitchen/diners and bathrooms to luxurious soft furnishings. The commitment to comfort and sustainable luxury extends to new natural wool beddingluxury Fairtrade organic cotton bed linens and towels sourced from luxury linens company, fou furnishings. The apartments are heated centrally by a wood pellet boiler, making the apartments a  welcoming haven; whatever Orkney’s weather.

The apartments are ideal for a family holiday or a romantic venue for couples. The two and three bedroomed apartments form two sides of a sheltered courtyard with private entrances and access to a shared garden.

After a day of exploring Orkney’s treasures, returning to the comfort and luxury of the Skaill House Apartments and unique setting within the grounds of Skaill House and backdrop of Skara Brae is a holiday in Scotland to remember. 

Getting There

By boat – NorthLink Ferries, the terminal  at Stromness is just a ten minute drive away from Skaill House.

By Plane – For a shorter journey, flights are available to Kirkwall which is a thirty minute drive to Skaill House./p>

There are also options by train, or hop on the bus from June to September.