Foinhaven was built in 1998, and is owned by Raymond and Margaret Wishart, both originally from Orkney.


The accommodation is situated in Orphir, on a working croft, ten minutes’ drive from Kirkwall town centre, overlooking scenic sandy beach Waulkmill Bay, Orkney’s best-sheltered beach and recently voted one of Scotland’s top-ten beaches. Kirbister Loch is situated nearby and the fishing is free to everyone. There are also fantastic walks on your front doorstep. There are bus services available five minutes’ walk away, with links to and from Kirkwall and Houton daily, for those interested in visiting the island of Hoy. The Noust bar and restaurant is location two miles away, for you to enjoy an evening meal close to home.

Three family rooms available, two consisting of a double and a single bed, with the third having one double and two singles. All have full ensuite facilities. All rooms at Foinhaven are spacious and modern, providing a peaceful and comfortable stay during your time in Orkney. Enjoy stunning views across the fields and rich Orkney countryside, with an abundance of wildlife viewable from your bedroom window.

Foinhaven is perfectly situated for an active holiday, being convenient for many natural and historic attractions. We pride ourselves on our lovely cooked breakfast, which ensures guests are prepared for any adventure.

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“We stayed here for a week on a family holiday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Margaret and Raymond are brilliant hosts. We had the smallest of the self catering apartments which was perfect for myself, my ...” - DeesideDowser, Torphins, United Kingdom

“Due to a travel mix-up, we ended up spending a night at Foinhaven Bed & Breakfast in Orphir. Our hosts, Margaret and Raymond, were kind enough to allow us to stay with them when we had problems with o...” - Michael M, Falmouth, Massachusetts

“Decided to use again this year having had many visits previously. Raymond and Margaret being Orcadian have tremendous local knowledge. With their own hens the breakfast cannot get any better ! Lots of...” - Jim M, Insch

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