Ayre of Cara
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Welcome to Ayre of Cara
We are a family run Bed & Breakfast situated on the beautiful isle of South Ronaldsay, Orkney.
We are easily found right beside the fourth Churchill barrier, with superb unbroken views across Scapa Flow towards the Hoy Hills. 
Whether you are staying for a long weekend or for an extended break you can be sure of a very warm welcome.
High Quality Accommodation
We are pleased to offer guests an en suite double or a double room with private bathroom. 
Both have tea and coffee making facilities plus Freevew TV and free WiFi.
Guests are also welcome to enjoy our expansive garden with sea-views and the relaxing residents lounge, where we have an extensive collection of books, perfect for unwinding with after a long day exploring the beautiful islands. 
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News and Events
COVID-19 Update
WorldHost Recognition
Winter Opening

We are delighted to be opening up again to guests from 1 August 2020 so you can enjoy our stunning scenery, delicious breakfasts and wonderful facilities.

To help safeguard against COVID-19 we have introduced a number of safety measures for example:

  • Strict and frequent cleaning routine in line with infection control procedures

  • Staggered breakfast times to maintain social distancing among guests from different rooms

  • Screening of guests via a health questionnaire on arrival

  • Hand sanitising for guests on arrival and on entry to the breakfast room

  • Temporary withdrawal of guest access to the lounge and kitchen

Please take a moment to read the latest advice to guests from Orkney Islands Council here.


If you'd like to find out more about what we're doing to help keep our guests safe, please contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ayre of Cara soon for your much deserved and long-awaited break away.

Please note - We strongly recommend all guests obtain suitable travel insurance that covers COVID-19.  If you were required to self-isolate at Ayre of Cara you would be liable for the full cost of your stay.  You may also be liable for the cost of cancelled bookings and other losses due to your extended stay.

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded WorldHost Recognised Business status which recognises businesses for excellent customer service.  Find out more.

Due to popular demand, we are now also open throughout the winter months, meaning that you can enjoy a winter getaway on the stunning Orkney Islands.  Check availability and book your stay here

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