Balfour Castle Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Rose Double Room

Located on the top floor of the castle, this charming double bedroom although the smallest, has a cosy feel and a quiet charm. Its simplicity is a welcome antidote to a busy day given its position overlooking the sheltered Elwick bay and guarantees a restful sleep in a deluxe bed.

This room does not have an en-suite but a few short steps across the hall leads its guest to an opulent bathroom not shared with the other rooms on this top floor. Guests may choose a luxury shower powered by an enormous Victorian rose-head which is guaranteed to leave you feeling indulged yet refreshed. Alternatively they can opt to soak in a generous, traditional Victorian roll-top bath.



  • The Rose Bedroom
  • The Rose Room


Buchanan Double or Twin Room

This fantastic super king size room situated on the top floor offers a breath-taking sea view. Its delicate opulence is created by shades of cream silk and an antique luxury bed for guests to drift into a restful slumber.

An En-suite bathroom with curved steps leads to a freestanding and compact bath should guests be willing to tear themselves away long enough from the memorable view.



  • The Buchanan Bedroom
  • The Bunchanan Bathroom


Ships Room Double or Twin Room

This wonderful super king-size room commands a sea-view giving the room a romantic, maritime feel. Comfortable seating is arranged by the impressive Victorian fireplace to relax in with a malt whisky or fine wine to gaze out to sea and let the tide beat through your sleep.

A sumptuous en-suite bathroom completes this room as the ultimate in luxurious relaxation.



  • The Ships Bedroom
  • The Ships Bathroom


Canopy Double Room

This double room on the top floor offers guests a wonderful canopied bed with a view of the formal, sunken gardens and water feature, to the west whilst to the south guests can admire the sea view. There is space to sit quietly and enjoy watching the birds on the lawn or the dramatic colour changes of the Orkney sky.

This room has an opulent yet tasteful Chinoisserie -inspired bathroom complete with traditional roll-top bath.



  • The Canopy Bedroom
  • Canopy Upclose


Lairds Double Room

This double bedroom features an imposing four-poster bed bearing the Balfour family heraldic coat-of-arms. It faces the formal, sunken garden, water-feature and maze. It retains its more masculine charm true to its origin of the original Laird's private quarters.

A striking bedroom with quintessential charm typical of the Victorian era. It is en-suite with a roll-top bath. Strategically placed armchairs and chaise- longue allow its guests to admire the gardens and watch the bird life. Guests may chose to sit quietly and reflect at the bureau once used by the resident Laird to keep his accounts.



  • The Lairds Bedroom
  • Dressing Table


Pilot Double Room and the Pilot Single Room

Both this room and the Pilots Single room are located on the second floor of the Castle. They share a tranquil seating area and hallway giving both these double rooms the added advantage of being occupied either as a suite or entirely separately being the only bedrooms on this floor. Bridal parties preparing for their big day often favor these rooms as do families who like to be closer to their younger children.

Both rooms also share a stunningly elegant bathroom, decorated in grey silk with the muted shades of the hand-painted wisteria creating a calm bathing environment to unwind in. The views from this floor include the woodland where carpets of bluebells herald spring and the promise of summer into the Castle.



  • Pilots Double Room
  • Corridor Bathroom


Balfour Suite

This is the largest of our luxury bedrooms located on the 1st floor of the Castle. This is a super king-size room with a separate dressing room. Hues of blue and cream compliment the stunning views, creating a restful environment in which to sleep, bathe or simply watch the ever-changing sky that bathes the room in natural light.

This spacious suite has an en-suite bathroom magnificent in its elegance and authentic Victorian charm. Guests can choose between the energizing and invigorating shower and the freestanding roll top bath where one can soak their cares away.



  • The Balfour Suite
  • The Balfour Suite Bathroom


Ogilvie Double or Twin Room

This king-size bedroom occupies the first floor of the Castle. This room has a classic feel enhanced by the traditional silk-striped bedframe and chaise-longue where guests can sit and admire the gardens. This room also has a sumptuous en-suite bathroom echoing the classic lines of the bedroom.

All our bedrooms are designed with luxury and comfort in mind. It is not unusual for guests to find themselves reporting the most peaceful, comfortable sleep they can recall.

Every room has a distinct feel, masterfully created by the choice of antiques with Balfour provenance and the bespoke De Gournay silk wallpaper. Chandeliers and opulent mirrors reflect the light of this ethereal island perfectly. The tactile and cool marble surfaces are contrasted against the warm richness of the fabrics from the deepest pile imaginable carpets to the pure wool comfort of our Scottish bed throws. Quiet spaces with writing desks or bureaus are found in every room perfect for reflective moments. All our bathrooms have luxury Heaven toiletries, linen robes and slippers for the pleasure and comfort of our guests.



  • The Ogilvie Room
  • The Ogilive Bathroom


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