Holmlea Orkney Self Catering

Welcome to Holmlea

With glorious and uninterrupted views over Scapa Flow and within easy reach of all of Orkney’s natural, man-made and cultural wonders, Holmlea is an ideal place for a peaceful and enjoyable holiday.

Holmlea is situated in Houton, on mainland Orkney, mid-way between Kirkwall and Stromness. The Hoy Ferry runs from Houton Pier making Holmlea of special interest to divers and those interested in the World War Two remains on Hoy – although as a walkers’ destination Hoy is also an attractive prospect.

You may be coming to Orkney to enjoy the nature - migrant birds, Primula Scotica - or to visit the vibrant festivals around the year, or you may be keen to see for yourself the famous Neolithic history so visible throughout Orkney. For all of these, Holmlea offers a welcoming, comfortable and spacious base from which to venture out.

Caroline Beaton

Holmlea, Houton, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD
Tel: +44 (01856) 811233

The accommodation, suitable for two people, is an ‘alpine style’ extension of the owner’s house. It comprises a large, bright sitting room, stylish kitchen area and a fully tiled shower room with under-floor heating.


Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with a double bed and a huge, cosy duvet in case the Orkney weather turns wild!