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Visitor Reviews - Chalmersquoy Campsite

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Chalmersquoy Campsite
Chalmersquoy Accommodation
Chalmersquoy
Pierowall
Westray
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
KW17 2BZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01857 677214  or  07803 048189

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Pitches: 20
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 11 Reviews
              10/10 from 11 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Lenandlou 6 reviews from this member

What a great place.

OK so we were lucky with the weather, but this is a lovely site at a reasonable price. There is a comfortable camper's kitchen, clean facilities, and no end of conversation with other visitors and owner Michael.

We had fish and chips delivered (scallops recommended), and went on a lovely guided tour (Westraak) under new management. This was a lovely mix of nature and history, with a super lunch, and outstanding value.

Will never forget this one.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ascadding 1 review from this member

Orkney hospitality at its best. We arrived at Chalmersquoy less a Heiki rooflite which had collapsed earlier in a pile of sharp shards. We had bought some materials to make a patch, and asked if we might borrow a ladder. Instead, Michael brought a fork lift and a pallet, temporary repair accomplished. Following morning we asked whether there was someone who might sell us some plywood to make a stronger job of it, and we were told that Michael's father John (who had been up at 4am in order to launch a boat) was coming to sort it out. And he did. Our weekend on Westray was saved, and we had the great pleasure of getting to know more about the warm Westray community than otherwise we would. For the campsite, brilliant facilities, close to amazing fish'n'chip shop and the Pierowall Hotel whose Westray Crab is beyond praise. There is a seal colony about 400 yards from the campsite, and a wealth of bird life. Islanders wave to each other and to visitors as they drive along. So worth the journey.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Black Country Man 1 review from this member

Well here goes for being on the our first review.

We chose this site because of the positive reviews seen here and we were definitely not disappointed.

Chalmersquoy is situated in the ideal position on the island being on the way into Pierowall which is the largest town and more or less the geographic centre of Westray.

We were greeted with a guided tour and a very useful chat about wjat to do and see during our stay and nothingwas too much trouble for the owners.

At 19 a night for the camper, two adults, two dogs and a hook up it is very reasonable and although tere are only two (free) showers and two toilets they were spotless.

I could go on for ages about the joys of the site, the town and the island but I will let you discover those for yourself.

I can't really score child friendliness as ours no longer holiday with us but we gave it a score of 10 based on the welcome our dogs received.

We will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Mel2588 1 review from this member

What a wonderful welcome we received from both Teenie and Michael for our 3 night stay here at Chalmersquoy. The campsite is so well situated in Pierowall for touring the island. The facilities are well maintained. The campers kitchen has been mentioned in previous review and was useful and well equipped. There is secure storage for bikes, complete with bike racks in the out buildings. Wifi is available along with a shelter and cushions so campers can access the net or emails in comfort. As hosts Michael and Teenie could not have been more accommodating offering pick ups for some campers and offering their own laundry facility when there was a rush on the site ones.

On Tuedsdays during the summer there are concerts hosted by the Harcus family in the Graand Owld Byre and we had a superb evening of music which ranged from Scottish bagpipes and small pipes through Johny Cash songs, traditional fiddle music to contemporary music written by the younger members of the family themselves.

Westray has much to offer the visitor with well appointed shops in Pierowall, lovely galleries and the wheeling Steen cafe and gallery is well worth a visit. If you visit in the summer there is the archelogical dig to visit at the Links of Notland. Hume Sweet Hume for designer knitwear and an excellent heritage centre.

All in all a wonderful place to stay.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ridgebacksontour 11 reviews from this member

Our second visit to this delightful site. On arrival we were greeted warmly by the owners and made to feel most welcome. We were then given a choice of pitches ( seven of which are now hardstanding, a much better option for the heavier motorhome). The facilities were, as before, absolutely spotless and the shower is still activated by the recycling pound. The washing machine is not coin operated but relies upon the honesty of the user who should pay 2 when next one sees an owner.

There is now, each Tuesday a musical event in the Old Byre, very popular with locals & visitors alike. There is not a fixed entry fee but a suggested donation, if memory serves me right, of 5. During the interval there is tea & coffee plus a generous selection of homebakes. Jack's Chippy, a short stroll away is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays serving superb fish plus a variety of other takeaway meals. Seals were in abundance this visit, just by standing on the roadside we were within 20 feet of them. So too were the Puffins at Castle o'Burrian. Noup Head lighthouse whilst not open to visitors is worth the tortuous drive from Noltland. A narrow winding unmade road will take you here. We managed it in 9 metre tag axle & it was woth it for the views each way. Noltland Castle is very impressive and substantial building with free entry. The two shops in the village are well stocked with plenty of local produce-Westray strong cheddar being a particularly good find.

This lovely site on a beautiful island has to be recommended most heartily.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hrosel 1 review from this member

We stayed for three nights and had a fantastic time. There is so much to see in the local area in early summer; including puffins, seals, and all the farm animals you could wish for! We took the ferry over to Papa Westray for a day trip, as well as doing various walks around Westray itself. The campsite is really centrally located, with buses linking to the ferry from the mainland making travel to and from the site straightforward.

The owners were really friendly and very happy to lend out maps / binoculars / lifts / helpful advice!

There was also a huge range of kitchenware in the campers' kitchen- you could literally cook a three course dinner if you wanted! Only complaint is that the kitchen and bathroom were a bit cold.

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