We stayed in the Kiln apartment at Sebay Mill from the 16th to the 23rd of July 2011. My party consisted of two adults and two children.
Sebay Mill is an easy drive from Kirkwall, especially the airport which you pass en route. It is conveniently located next to the main road and I had no issue with traffic noise or volume of traffic (very light by city standards). When you do exit the property, take heed of oncoming vehicles as they may be travelling faster than you think.
Sebay Mill has been tastefully renovated into apartments, which are finished to a high standard. Even the grounds have been landscaped. The attention to detail is impressive. If I could have one additional feature it would be WiFi. Even on holiday I do like to have internet access.
Upon arrival we were met by the owners and given a warm welcome. There is a welcome pack for visitors, oatcakes, biscuits, milk, cheese etc. Sebay Mill was an excellent base from which to explore Mainland Orkney and some of the islands, such as Hoy, Rousay and South Ronaldsay. We also took a sightseeing flight from the airport to Papa Westray and Westray (very good value).
I have no hesitation in recommending Sebay Mill and hope to return in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sebay Mill Holiday Apartments. World class award-winning luxurious four and five star self-catering apartments. Located six miles from Kirkwall in the beautiful east mainland of Orkney. Each one to two bedroom apartments boast luxurious modern living spaces. We are a short distance from the spectacular beaches and cliff walks of Deerness. A local Orkney welcome pack with some wonderful jams, oatcakes, cheese & a miniature of local whiskey! awaits you on your arrival so you can relax right away. Sebay Mill has undergone a complete restoration to provide you with a very special experience!• Rural location • Local welcome pack • Linen/Towels provided• Private garden area • Cots available • Private parking• Near heritage sites • Free WiFi • Bus route nearby• Restaurant/Pub nearby • Airport 3 miles. ... more less