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Wheems Eco Cabin 1 - Oyster Catcher
Wheems Eco Cabin 1 - Oyster Catcher
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Extra people €6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee €6
Weekly Discount: 14%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
1 night minimum stay

63 Reviews

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Emerson User Profile
November 2017
What a brilliant bit of accomodation! Affordable, scenic, cozy, secluded, but accessible. Islay was super welcoming and friendly and gave me great directions to my cabin. The view from the cabin was stunning night and day! Lovely farm and a gorgeous area with excellent cabins with their own spatiousness around them. Highly recommended!

Mike User Profile
November 2017
After a long walk around the coast the eco cabin was just what we needed... Warm, cosey, amazing view and very comfortable. Certainly memorable for all the right reasons.

Elise User Profile
October 2017
Great view and wind-tight pods, very important on Orkney! I stayed there in October, so it was pretty cold at night, despite the heaters, but the blankets kept me warm nicely.
Islay User Profile
Response from Islay:
Thanks Elise for your review very useful, I am now looking to introduce better heaters in October until April in case they aren't warm enough. Many thanks, Islay
October 2017

Peter User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful location!

Rosalie User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely arrive before dark so you can enjoy the view and find your way. The pods are just as described, though remember to wear wellies and bring a flashlight for getting around the property.

Ivy User Profile
September 2017
Solo traveller looking for an escape out of the city? Perfect. Wheems, with its stunning location and equally wonderful hosts, will make you feel right at home. The pods were cozy, simply stocked with an addition of kettle and teacups for morning tea. Communal showers were hot and consistent, kitchen had everything you might need, including an honesty shop with farm produce. I found a lovely balance between time to myself and chatting with other friendly visitors I was there. Rejuvenating stay. Will be back!

Lindsay User Profile
September 2017
Wheems is an absolute gem, and a one of a kind campsite. It's hands down our favourite in Scotland: amazing choices for accommodation, stunning views, perfect communal facilities with fresh organic produce for sale, perfect and peaceful atmosphere overall. Also love supporting such a great farm. Islay and team were lovely and super helpful, but everything is so simple and set up for you that you rarely need anything at all :). Can't recommend this place enough!!!

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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