Self Catering

Back Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3DU

    Quildon (pronounced Wheeldon) is a historical farm building which has undergone a renovation in 2007. Now completely modernised throughout, it is open for visitors to the picturesque town of Stromness in the Orkney islands.....

    These beautiful, light and airy 2-bedroom flats are just the place you would wish to unwind after a hard days sightseeing, visiting all that Orkney has to offer. Each self catering unit sleeps four, and is equipped with mod cons to make your holiday as relaxed as possible.

    Quildon has a stunning view over the harbour of Stromness, looking out over Scapa Flow, and is only a five minute walk from the main street of the town and it's shops and restaurants.

    We hope that you will enjoy staying here and use Quildon as an ideal base for the perfect Orkney holiday!


    Like many Orkney place names, the name Quildon is derived from a Norse word. A 'wheeling' is a rest place and in times past when a coffin was being taken to the kirkyard, the mourners would rest here when they were within sight of the cemetery.

    Quildon or Quildings Quoy (as seen on the oldest title deeds) was a small farm, dating back to the 1700s. Most farms has a grain-drying kiln adjoining the barn and the one here is one of the best preserved in Orkney. Parts of the old farmhouse are incorporated into this house. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom would have been part of the farmhouse.

    The building has been owned by members of my family for almost a century, but was sold in 1982. In 2003, the house again came on the market and my husband, Jimmy and I bought it to turn into holiday accommodation. We are proud of Quildon, and as it is a part of our family, have restored it to immaculate condition. We are certain that you will be comfortable here!
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • Parking
    • Private Car Space

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- By ferry from Stromness: turn right after disembarking, continue along Ferry Road. At roundabout, turn left and travel past the Co-op.

    If arriving fom Kirkwall simply take the turning, once you hit the roundabout, that will take you past the Co-op.

    Keep on going along North End Road, past police station on your right - shortly after you will see a junction to your right, which goes up a hill. Take this junction and simply follow the Back Road for about a mile.

    The Back Road will take you up and down two hills, and at the top of the second hill you come upon another roundabout. Turn left here and continue along the road, which will take a natural turn to the right towards the crest of a hill. Directly on your right, at the crest, you will see Quildon Self Catering.

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