Dale Farmhouse is situated in the picturesque village of Evie, on the north coast of West Mainland Orkney. Evie is a beautiful little coastal village nestling into the heather-clad hills of the Evie-Birsay Moors. Rolling farmland stretches to the long crescent sandy beach of Aikerness. The house is approximately 160 years old and has had a number of previous incarnations; as a Free Church Manse, the local Post Office and a working farmhouse. There is still a working farm next door.
The Farmhouse suite has superb uninterrupted views across farmland to Evie beach and the north Isles of Rousay, Wire & Egilsay and in the distance, Eday, Stronsay and Shapinsay stretch across the horizon. The Upstairs suite sleeps up to four people and has its own private bathroom. It comprises three rooms; bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom and sitting room with sofa bed.
The suite has tea & coffee making facilities, a refrigerator, 32″ flat screen tv with FreeView and DVD player plus an interesting selection of reading material, DVDs and board games. WiFi available.
We charge £115 per night bed and breakfast, based on 2 people sharing. If you have more people in your party additional breakfasts are charged per head.
If you’re going to be spending the day out and about in the more remote parts of the countryside, we can provide you with excellent packed lunches – perfect to keep you going while you’re exploring the islands
All year round there is always something to fascinate the visitor to Orkney; the endless summer days beachcombing & rock-pooling, visiting the numerous archaeological sites, nature watching and fishing. The depth of winter has its own magic too. This is when you really do have the dark-sky experience, the Milky Way arching overhead and the regular flaring of nature’s own light show the Aurora Borealis. Spring is a wonderful time for wildlife watching as the moorlands come alive with curlews, short-eared owls, hen harriers and skuas. It’s a great time to see otters and orcas too.
Autumn is a must for the birdwatcher; winds from the east encourage migrating birds across the North Sea to make land across the county.