View from nearby Windwick bay
Past and Present
Eastward House was built in 1873 by local residents for the Church of Scotland and served the farming community for weddings, blessings and Sunday school. A building steeped in a history of such happy, family events for 140 years seemed like an ideal setting for the current owners to bring up children.
After two and half years of renovating the original conversion, Eastward House is now a happy family home set in rural pastureland that has changed little from the time of the building's construction.
The surrounding eclectic community now shares its Orcadian traditions and history with more recent settlers attracted by the peaceful, close to nature environment, close to the soil, tilled by generations of gentlemen farmers and of course, close to sea. Fresh air, an abundance of wildlife, World Class Heritage archaeological sites and ever-changing weather patterns, all form part of the rich tapestry of life in Orkney.
Eastward House provides high quality evening meals for guests. Food is prepared from organically grown local produce including signature dishes of Japanese cuisine.
Eastward House is a low carbon operation generating green power electricity from an array of photovoltaic panels converting the suns natural energy.