Scapa House is situated near Scapa Distillery and a short distance from Scapa Flow.
It was built in 1888 by Bloch Brothers (Distillers) who also built the distillery. The house was provided by the distiller for the Excise Officer and his family. Over the years various people have visited having had parents, grandparents or a relative who had lived here. A visitor from New Zealand said that his grand father was the first Excise Officer at Scapa Distillery. Three Orcadian Excise Officers have lived here.
In 1982 Ida and Balfour and their Daughter Dawn bought Scapa House from Hiram Walker & Sons who owned it at that time.
You will be made to feel at home on arrival with the offer of a cup of tea or coffee and some homemade cakes.
Visitors are free to have a walk or sit in the garden which is to the rear of the house. There are lots of flowers, shrubs and vegetable plots to admire. Many birds may be seen in the trees.
We have three bedrooms, two have king size beds the other bedroom has twin beds. A chair bed and cot is available for children.
The rooms are all ensuite with spacious showers.
Included are Tea/Coffee making facilities, alarm clocks, TV with Freeview/DVD. Wifi Internet Access, hairdryers, shaver points and information packs on Orkney.
An ironing board and iron are available on request.
All beds have duvets, extra pillows and blankets are also provded.
Residents are free to use the Dining Room at anytime of day and evening. There is a Fridge, Microwave, Crockery, Cutlery, Glasses, Toaster, Kettle and home bakes. You are welcome to bring a Take away meal back and relax after a long day of sightseeing.
There is a good selection of interesting books on Orkney, travel and many stories to read. Ida and Balfour are more than willing to help with local knowledge of the Islands
Breakfast is served between 8-9.30am and earlier if requested
Eggs- scrambled,boiled,poached or fried
Home made Granary Bread
Gluten Free Products and other Dietary Requirements available on request
There is also a Conservatory to relax in.
We have a strictly No Smoking Premises
Payment by cheque or cash
When Booking it is always helpful to have an estimated time of arrival although Ferries and Planes may be delayed
Scapa House is about two miles from the city centre of Kirkwall. A fine walk on a good day.