Eco cabins overlooking sandy bays and cliffsEco cabins overlooking sandy bays and cliffs
Wheems Eco Cabin 1 - Oyster Catcher
Wheems Eco Cabin 1 - Oyster Catcher

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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These small (8'10" x 6'6" or 2.69m x 1.98m) wooden cabins look out to sea through fully glazed double doors, outdoor deck, on an organic farm, bedding provided, shared kitchen, hot showers, toilets & utilities. If this pod / cabin is booked there are 3 others please see my other listings - Heron / Arctic Tern / Curlew

The space

These (8'10" x 6'6" or 2.69m x 1.98m) wooden structures, designed and built on the farm, resembling the traditional upturned boat shelter, offer lined and insulated accommodation for those who prefer not to travel ladened with tent, bedding and cooking equipment.

They look out to sea through fully glazed double doors and provide an indoor/outdoor living option with their outdoor deck, very helpful for our changeable weather.

Bicycles and vehicles can be parked discreetly beside and an outdoor storage box is provided or space in the tractor shed. Inside, a simple platform provides double or single bed options or raised seating.

Each eco cabin has bedding and towels, lighting, small heater, extra electricity socket, blankets. The kitchen, loos and showers are nearby and shared with the campers. Please note there are 4 cabins please enquire for availability.

On an organic farm with fresh produce available to buy on the campsite and organic dried products. Beautiful sea view.

Guest access

shared kitchen - cooking facilities & crockery
shared toilets and showers
shared fridge and freezer

Interaction with guests

Only as required.

Other things to note

There are a number of options for travelling to Orkney and a good public transport system on the Islands.


Orkney Ferries - The easiest way to travel to Wheems Farm is to take Pentland Ferries' Pentalina passenger / car ferry from Gills Bay on Mainland Scotland to St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay. For information and booking visit: (URL HIDDEN) (tel. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).

There are three other ferry services from mainland Scotland to the Orkney Islands. These include;

Passenger ferry (summertime only) from John O'Groats, Scotland, to Burwick, South Ronaldsay. For information and booking visit (URL HIDDEN) (tel. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).
Ferry from Aberdeen to the Orkney Islands' capital, Kirkwall - a 1/2 hour drive from Wheems Farm.
Ferry from Scrabster, Scotland, to Stromness, Orkney - a 1 hour drive from Wheems Farm. For information and booking visit (URL HIDDEN) (tel. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).
Orkney Flights - There are flights to Orkney from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Shetland. Kirkwall Airport is 3 miles east of Kirkwall and 1/2 an hour drive from Wheems Farm. Scheduled flights are provided by Loganair and British Airways. For information and booking visit (URL HIDDEN) (tel. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) or (URL HIDDEN) (tel. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).

Travelling to Wheems Once on Orkney Mainland
Str Margaret's Hope
From St Margaret's Hope (click link for (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Map), come up the hill and turn right onto the A961, towards Burwick. Turn immediately left at the 1st World War memorial, marked Eastside. Travel along for 1 1/2 miles, passing old church hall on left. Reach cross roads, keep going straight heading towards the sea. Continue down the road, Wheems is the first left turn and is sign-posted. GRID. REF. ND 466 916. OS LANDRANGER MAP No. 7.

After arriving from John O'Groats to Burwick, South Ronaldsay (click link for (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Map) as a foot passenger, come along the A961 towards Kirkwall. At 1st World War memorial, marked Eastside, turn right, immediately before the turning for St Margaret's Hope. Follow instructions above.

From Stromness and Kirkwall, take the A961 towards South Ronaldsay. Immediately after the turning for St Margaret's Hope and after 1st World War memorial, marked Eastside, turn left. Follow instructions above.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

enjoy yourself - keep dogs on a lead please as we have a cat and chickens on the farm



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Perched on the top of a cliff with stunning views Islay's place is where you go to be in nature and where you will meet interesting travellers. Facilities are basic but provided everything we needed and the pod was warm and cosy.
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Thanks Julie and Denis, much appreciated! We hope to welcome you again someday!
July 2017

Gérard User Profile
July 2017
Silent and perfect view.

Kate User Profile
June 2017
Great views campsite with good generous clean facilities tks islay

Alice User Profile
June 2017
Lovely view, nice place to stay for 1 night

Rosie User Profile
May 2017
Islay is very helpful and she helped make the bed comfortable for us. I've booked an eco pod twice now, the views are incredible and hard to beat, and it is fun to go glamping at her place :) I will be back on my next visit to Orkney!
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Hi Rosie, I am so glad you were comfy in the pod and had a lovely stay again. It's really lovely to have returning visitors!
May 2017

Meaghan User Profile
February 2017
This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay. We were looking for something similar to camping, but coming up in February, we didn't want to stay in our tent. These little wooden cabins were absolutely amazing. They are warm, cozy and have a power socket and light which was very useful. The bathroom block was clean and the showers were great. The little kitchen was also very handy for making breakfast in the morning. Our puppy absolutely loved it too! The hosts were really good at answering any emails very quickly. We would absolutely come back and stay there again.
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Hi Meaghan, thanks for your lovely review I am so glad you had a great stay! If only more people made it to Orkney in February! Very best, Islay
February 2017

Orin User Profile
February 2017
Great view, lovely sunrise.
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Many thanks for your review, we are currently working on the dining area and kitchen at Wheems so Im sorry that it was more basic than expected, I will check the description. Im glad you enjoyed the view.
February 2017

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in January 2014
Islay User Profile

I live between Edinburgh and Orkney most of the time and I feel very lucky to live in Scotland.
Wheems Organic Farm Campsite and Eco Cabins is a small family run business. I was brought up at Wheems and it is the most beautiful location I know.
I love to travel and meet new people and we all enjoy having guests at Wheems, to know they are appreciating the view of the sea and the surroundings and it's great when people enjoy the organic food we grow on the farm so much. My Dad Michael and my brother Daniel are based at Wheems organic farm and are very helpful.
My family and I at Wheems Organic Farm are concerned about environmental sustainability, the whole place is powered by renewable energy - wind, solar and ground source and we provide good recycling facilities.
The sunny room in Edinburgh is my house where I live with my boyfriend Duncan, we rent rooms out sometimes when one or both of us are out of the country. When we are out of the country, I am still contactable on an international sim which is cheap to call. Duncan is very laid back and very good natured to live with.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 96%
Response time: within an hour
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