Ben End, Villasquoy, Stenness, Orkney



Visit Orkney and stay at Ben End to enjoy Orkney's magical light at its best. Ben End offers purpose-built holiday self-catering accommodation of a high standard in a superb, elevated location.

Villasquoy, in the Parish of Stenness, is on the Bay of Eyrland 4 miles from Stromness and 11 miles from Kirkwall.


It is within easy travelling distance of the world-famous Neolithic remains of the chambered cairn of Maeshowe, the impressive standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar and the unique Stone Age village of Skara Brae.

The house enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of Stromness and Hoy Sound, Houton and the Hoy hills and over the Loch of Stenness. The quality of light is a constant source of wonder in this quiet, open location especially favoured by artists and photographers.


On the upper storey, Ben End has accommodation for four people in one double room and one twin room with an adjacent shower room on the same level.

On the ground floor, the entrance hall with toilet facilities, leads into a spacious sitting and eating area with a television.


The kitchen is equipped with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, ceramic hob with cooker hood, oven, microwave, clothes washer and drying facilities.

There is a large parking area, garden and drying green. Ben End is a non-smoking facility.


Orkney Mainland provides easy access for loch and sea angling. There are two eighteen hole golf courses and many quiet cycling routes. The whole island area has a rich wildlife population of marine animals and birds, as well as beautiful unspoilt beaches and cliff scenery.

There are many local craft outlets offering individualistic products incorporating designs inspired by the local environment in jewellery, pottery, painting and textiles and other media.


The islands are rich in historic interest from earliest times, through their Norse heritage to the use made of Scapa Flow as a naval base and anchorage in both world wars.

Food products and restaurant facilities are of a high standard. There are ro-ro links to the North and South islands, where there are a number of visitor attractions.


Cost: £300 - £400 per week

Booking deposit: £75 cheque or cash per weeks booking, balance to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.

Letting period: Generally Saturday to Saturday. Weekly blocks during high season. Other arrangements outside these periods are possible by negotiation.


Sorry no pets allowed.

We very much hope you enjoy your stay in Orkney and look forward to welcoming you to Ben End.


Contact Information

Mrs Sheena Taylor
Loch an Eilein
AB21 0UQ

Email: Click here to make an enquiry
Tel: 01651 862234
Mob: 07710 400 154 or 07763 132 799
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