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East Denwick Mill

Deerness, Orkney

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East Denwick Mill sits amidst glorious coastal scenery in a remote, rural spot that is ideal for enjoying peace, quiet and complete relaxation, on the Deerness peninsula of Mainland Orkney just 13 miles from Kirkwall.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

As its name suggests, the building was once a mill that has been beautifully refurbished to create a most memorable holiday home with the old water wheel still visible in the garden. Huge picture windows in the sitting room make the very best of the wonderful seascape and allow for wildlife spotting.

The main living accommodation is all open plan downstairs with a bright dining area set up by the window looking out over the surrounding open countryside towards the sea and at the other end of the room is the stylish and very well-equipped kitchen area.

A central staircase leads up to the two spacious and light bedrooms, a double and a twin, that share a chic bathroom with both a walk-in shower and a free-standing bath that is perfect for a long soak.

Extensive green grasslands surround the house and fine evenings can be spent out in the garden where there are beautiful sunsets to admire as well as glorious views towards the islands of Shapinsay, Stronsay and Sanday. In the middle of the summer the days seem to last forever as the island experiences ‘white nights’ when it hardly gets dark at all.

Because of the remote location and north-facing aspect of the Mill it is also in an ideal location for spotting the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) during the winter months.

Map & Local

There are lovely walks along the cliffs straight from the house and just 15 minutes’ walk away within the Mull Head Nature Reserve there are plenty of seabirds and cliff nesting birds to look out for and the spectacular 'Gloup' to visit, a collapsed sea cave that is 80 feet deep!

Basic provisions can be picked up from Deerness Stores (2.5 miles) or Kirkwall (13 miles) has the usual range of supermarkets and other stores. It is also home to the beautiful Magnus Cathedral and the remains of the Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces and ferry trips run from the harbour to outlying islands such as Sanday, Stronsay, and Westray.

There are three different distilleries in and around Kirkwall offering tours and tastings - the Orkney Distillery that is famed for its Orcadian gin, the Deerness Distillery that has won awards for its gin and vodka and The Highland Park distillery that produces excellent malt whisky.

Orkney has a rich and varied history dating back some 5,000 years and the ancient sites of Maeshow, the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar, the Yesnaby Stacks and the famous Skara Brae are all absolute must-sees.

The southern part of the mainland certainly has its fair share of attractions including the Italian Chapel that was built by Italian prisoners of war, the Churchill Barriers (causeways linking the mainland to the north and south) and the Tomb of the Eagles, an intriguing Neolithic chambered tomb.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining room with electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc
Sitting room with TV/DVD
Utility room with washer/dryer

First Floor

Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.


Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £795.00 £795.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £650.00 £695.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £795.00 £795.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £895.00 £895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £650.00 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £550.00 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £650.00 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £795.00 £795.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £795.00 £795.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £450.00 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £550.00 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £650.00 £695.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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