Grade B listed building in fabulous location
Louise, Steve & Kai run Papdale Mill Bed & Breakfast, which is a Grade B listed Building located in the very heart of Kirkwall. The building was re-built in 1743 as it was deemed to be too small and was used as a Granary Mill in its early days.
We are perfectly situated to accommodate folk without transport (though parking is also available) visiting Orkney for a perfect break. Papdale Mill is literally in the centre of Kirkwall, a short 2 minute walk and you are in the main shopping hub of Kirkwall. The beautiful St. Magnus Cathedral is also a short 2 minute walk and is well worth a visit. The Bus Station/Travel Centre is about a 5 minute leisurely stroll which enables you to take any bus to explore the island in full. The Ferry Terminal is also a 5 minute walk, once there you will be able to explore the breath-taking Outer & Northern Isles. The Airport is a 10 minute taxi/car journey. We have been open and taking guests since May 2016 and have been very busy ever since. The feedback that we get from guests is that it is a beautiful building with lovely clean rooms and a great breakfast choice.
We offer very warm welcome, pleasant rooms of a good size which consists of two double rooms and one twin room. Room facilities include the “Now TV” package, tea & coffee facilities and also free Wi-Fi/Internet. Dressing gowns are also provided in each room due to a shared bathroom (also a W/C on the ground floor). We are more than happy to provide sandwiches and a bowl of chips for late arrivals upon request, along with packed lunches for the serious explorer. Evening Meals can also be provided if required. You will start the day with a hearty breakfast served in the Dining Room.
There is a very small dog that also lives here; he is very friendly but strictly not allowed in the guests’ accommodation area. He looks forward to welcoming guests and does love cuddles.
Louise, Steve & Kai look forward to welcoming all of our guests!