This B&B is perfectly located in a quiet fishing town called St. Margaret's Hope, about an hour's drive from Stromness. (We stopped off several times along the way, delaying our announced arrival time and David kindly called to make sure we weren't lost!) We enjoyed chatting with David and his sons while sharing glorious views of the evening sun over the harbour.
The large rooms reflect David's idiosyncratic character, with special touches and locally-made toiletries that extend a generous welcome. And in such a peaceful setting, it is easy to rest.
On our first morning, we had a delicious breakfast thoughtfully prepared with local ingredients and attentively served with the help of David's sons.
Determined to walk over Hoy on our second day, we left before breakfast and David kindly offered some replacement cheese and pickle sandwiches that brought back happy childhood memories.
We wished we could have spent more than two nights, and we hope to be back again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under new ownership from 2016, The Creel B&B is located in a beautiful listed building situated in the prime position of the Bay of St. Margaret's Hope, with gorgeous view over Scapa Flow and islands. We have 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and free high-speed WiFi. The historic village of St. Margaret's Hope is a great base from which to explore Orkney and is also convenient for the Pentland Ferry's 3 daily sailings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Creel Restaurant With Rooms Hotel St. Margaret`s Hope
- Creel Hotel With Rooms