Wheems Kyrgyz Yurt exterior Wheems Yurt
Wheems Kyrgyz Yurt
Wheems Kyrgyz Yurt
4 guests
1 bed
0 baths
4 guests
1 bed
0 baths
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Wheems Kyrgystani Yurt is provided with bedding, blankets, towels, candles, lamps, log fire and firewood for your stay. The yurt is a wonderful adventure for those who will enjoy lighting a fire every evening!

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Wheems Kyrgystani Yurt is provided with bedding, blankets, towels, candles, lamps, log fire and firewood for your stay. Please note there is NO ELECTRICITY. The yurt is a wonderful adventure for those who will enjoy lighting a fire every evening! We have made it as comfortable and beautiful a space as we can so that you have a luxurious yurt experience! The yurt is cosy and dry with a custom made wooden floor. The fire is easy to light and keeps the space very warm.

There are sockets in the kitchen for charging things. The kitchen, hot showers, toilets & utilities, are a short walk away and are shared with campers and other eco cabin guests. Extended dining area and shop ready summer 2016. Barbeque facilities on request. Please also request for fire pit if desired. Beach 10 minutes walk away.

The yurt looks out to sea when you chock the door open and it is possible to sit on the wooden floor which extends out from the base of the yurt, there is a tray to carry out drinks and such like. We can provide you with a camping stove for the yurt if you would rather this than using the shared kitchen, please let us know in advance.

Wheems is an organic farm with fresh produce available to buy on the campsite and organic dried products. Beautiful sea view from the yurt so do chock the door open during the day to gain the full benefit of the view. The yurt is a Kyrgystani design made in the UK for a UK summer climate. It is not available for rent over winter due to high winds in Orkney.

Bicycles and vehicles can be parked discreetly beside the yurt or there is space for bikes under cover in the tractor shed, please request from Michael / Daniel. Inside, a simple platform provides double or single bed options or raised seating, this bed is raised so has a large storage area underneath for luggage and firewood is kept here also.

Guest access

shared kitchen - cooking facilities & crockery
shared toilets and showers
shared fridge and freezer
shared dining area
Let us know in advance if you are interested in riding the horses

Other things to note

Please see directions in ‘Getting Around’ section here. The Pentalina from Gils Bay to St Margarets Hope village is the closest ferry port to Wheems - only a 3 mile drive or a 40 minute walk.

My Dad Mike lives in the farmhouse at Wheems and the house is open from 9-10am and 6-8pm daily if you would like to meet him and he might have some organic in season veg and eggs for sale.

We don’t allow dogs in the cabins unfortunately so please respect this, we weren’t able to continue this in order to keep the cabins fresh for other guests.

If there is no one there when you arrive you will see the yurt at the top of the track. Just drive into the first camping field you come to and up beside the yurt. please take care on the grass and go slowly. The yurt is provided with bed linen, towels, candles and firewood.

Check in is after 3pm unless by request we can prepare for you earlier. Check out is at 12-midday please.

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We do not allow dogs in the yurt unfortunately so they would need to stay outside, we are working on a covered area for dogs so please contact us specifically if this is an issue. Please also keep any dogs on a lead as we have a cat (Percy) and chickens on the farm. Enjoy your stay!

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16 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
It was our first time in a yurt and was a great experience. We enjoyed how it was a much improved version of camping in a peaceful setting but with toilet and hot showers a short walk away. To say the area is beautiful is an understatement and we hope to come back again.

Hamish User Profile
August 2017
We had a very enjoyable stay at Wheems farm. The setting is absolutely stunning and the kids loved running around there. The yurt is plenty big enough for 2 adults and 2 kids and we were warm and comfortable. The tea and coffee provided in the yurt was a lovely little touch and much appreciated. The wood burning stove, however, was a challenge and if you get it wrong, the yurt fills with smoke. We did get it right on the end. :-) The kitchen is well equipped and we really liked the little "shop" with fresh bread, curry and veggies! Thank you!

Hanneke User Profile
July 2017
It is a nice little camping whit a very nice view. A nice kitchen and lovely people.
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Thanks for coming Hanneke and for your nice review
July 2017

Sara User Profile
June 2017
We had a really nice stay in the yurt at the farm, it is very comfortable, the view from the door is amazing and we already miss it. We love the honesty shop and the shared kitchen. We really recommend Wheems farm, the place is beautiful and everybody is very nice and helpful. Thank you for everything, I hope we'll come back one day.

Laksmi User Profile
June 2017
A little off the beaten track but so worth it to make the climb (we walked up from the bus stop) to get the view of the sea and cliffs. Inside the magical yurt is a cosy hideaway and you can enjoy the view from bed! We ate delicious food we cooked from the farm fresh organic produce and organic supplies we bought from the farm honesty shop. I would love to stay again for longer - 2 nights was not enough!
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Thank you so much for this lovely review! I am so glad that you had a lovely time and made the most of your stay!! Please do come back one day :)
June 2017

Martha User Profile
May 2017
If you are looking for an adventure, this is it. In a camping field looking directly over the ocean, the yurt was outfitted in style, plus a little wood stove!

Andrew User Profile
August 2016
Even though our reservations were mixed up and in one case disappeared I have nothing but praise and recommendation for wheems. We and our son stayed in Eco cabins yurt and the cottage. All were great cosy and clean. The facilities are good too. We met Mike briefly on arrival who sorted us out before he had to go away for the week, so it was Dave who really looked after us and his stoic and heroics during the very high winds and difficult circumstances were appreciative. From a potential awful start Islay, Mike and Dave really looked after us and made sure we had accommodation for our full stay. I fully recommend coming here.. Great hosts and the views are breath taking too

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: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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