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Visitor Reviews - Wheems Organic Farm Bothy And Campsite

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Wheems Organic Farm Bothy And Campsite
Eastside
South Ronaldsay
Orkney Islands   (Browse area)
KW17 2TJ
Tel: 01856 831556  or  07400542026
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Pitches: 12
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 15 Reviews
                8/10 from 15 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 No Shop   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Dog Walk 

Reviews:  15 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Glossopwhite 33 reviews from this member

A back to basics campsite, it is small in size and quite exposed to the wind. The driveway is narrow but not as steep as expected from reading previous reviews. There appeared to be 4 EHU points and 1 water tap with a hose connected.

The unisex toilet and shower block was not as expected even having read the reviews and viewing the pictures online. It has been described as rustic in previous reviews, we would agree with this. There are 4 or 5 toilets (which although old in style were perfectly functional) and 3 or 4 showers. Two of the showers appeared to be quite large in size but at least one (the only one working whilst we were there) was tiny with the room also containing a toilet and sink. It looks as though bits have been added to the amenity block set up as time has passed, leaving for a rather unusual layout. The owner and staff were quick to look in a lack of hot water and the lady we paid during the reception hours was very pleasant, polite and hard working, however the cost seemed high for the facilities available.

We did not find this part of Orkney as scenic as other parts, the beach at the bottom of the road was nice and some of the beaches near the causeways were good too.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: T5OnTour 22 reviews from this member

We phoned up to book as we knew we would be arriving on the evening 20. 30 ferry into St Margaret's Hope, but were told we could just turn up and choose a pitch then pay the next morning, which we did. The owners were away but two friendly ladies were standing in for them.

The access road is narrow and steep - wouldn't want to do it in anything bigger than our T5 - but once you get up there the views across the sea are lovely. They have hard standing and grass pitches but we chose a grass one with a good view. We were a bit wary as the grass was a bit soft and it looked as though someone had previously been stuck, but we had no problems even though it rained heavily one night.

As a previous reviewer said the facilities are certainly 'rustic' but were cleaned regularly and there was plenty of hot water for showering and washing up.

From this site we rode our bikes up across the Churchill Barriers towards the mainland until we reached the Italian Chapel, which was worth a visit (once the coach party had left!). There are a couple of small shops in St Margaret's Hope for the basics, but large supermarkets in Kirkwall which is only about 20 minutes drive away.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tazsmum 25 reviews from this member

Sign at entrance was confusing as it appeared to be pointing across the road!

Very steep access, and vans continue up the track beyond the tent field. Some hard standing and EHU in this field but very exposed to the wind! Great views, 20 minutes walk to the beach.

Full range of facilities, but a little 'unconventional'!

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Simskess64 2 reviews from this member

Having looked up this site online our expectations would have us staying on an ' Organic Farm '

Having tried to drive my 6. 9 metre Motothome up the drive to the site and then into a field that was very steep and soggy, my wheels span and struggled to get us onto the hard standing pitch. The location is stunning, the beach just down the road is one of the best we have ever been on ( especially when the sun is out ) the rest of our experience was mixed, the facilities are Rustic with some nice touches but lacked some cleanliness. We went to the ' shop ' which was little more than 5 products for sale which were all packaged and had clearly not come from the organic farm. We read on site that the farm sold its produce at the monthly farmers market in Kirkwall - which we visited 2 days later and there was no sign of the organic farm where we had stayed. Subsequently have joined this site and read reviews we would echo the review from 'Royvaux '

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Steve Sansom 2 reviews from this member

'Perfect' absolutely 'perfect', if you want peace and tranquil surroundings, Wheems should be Your first choice, Stunning views over the Coast, More than adequate shower and toilet facilities (included in the daily charge) Slightly remote but this adds to it's Charm, Very secluded clean Beach five minutes away in vehicle, St Margarets Hope about ten minutes away in vehicle, Shops (slightly limited) Pub and eating establishments available, On the Whole Charming and I would recommend it to anyone.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Tea Lover 4 reviews from this member

Tranquil spot with excellent views and short, if steep, walk to the beach. Site would not suit the ultra tidy person but if you appreciate shabby chic you will love the site. Well thought out facilities even if rather ramshackle. Best shower I have had for ages and love the thought that went into providing the bath mat. Can buy veg there if you are lucky. Reasonably priced. Bit tricky to find but follow signs for cemetery from St Margaret's Hope and it is on the left as you go down the hill to the coast and the church. Steep in places and may not suit larger vehicles.

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