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  4. Wheems Organic Farm, Bothy and Campsite

Wheems Organic Farm, Bothy and Campsite

Location and atmosphere

Wheems Farm is an ecological and organic 10 hectare smallholding with horticulture and animals enterprises, situated on a hillside and surrounded by sea cliffs. The two hundred year old buildings have been professionally renovated using traditional materials.


At Wheems, you can camp or stay in the self catering attic barn apartment with beautiful atmosphere and a balcony with a sea view. For this self catering accommodation there are cooking facilities and fridge, bathroom and showers and utility area with washing machine and drying. For the camping there are showers and utility area. Organic vegetables, fruit and eggs are available for sale. At times, craft (textile) workshops are run.

Surroundings and activities

On the Orkney Islands you find nature, peace, space and wind. It is an unspoilt paradise with panoramic sea views and rough cliffs where countless seabirds breed such as the puffin. The best months for a visit are May and September. In the nearby surroundings you find interesting archeological sites and ancient monuments. You can take a trip to one of the surrounding islands, such as Hoy, where you'll see spectacular rock formations in which the aggressive Great Skua broods; and to the mainland across causeways.

General information

Opening times accommodation01-04 t/m 31-10ReservationNecessary during high season

Languages spoken


Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons8Number of holiday units1Price smallest unit per week£ 252 per unit

Farm camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.1Total number of pitches16Number of tent pitches12prices per person£ 2Price tent per night£ 4Price caravan/camper per night£ 6Price carparking£ 2


Sales of own produceDistance to supermarket3 kmDistance to restaurants3 km


Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)


Tennis court

Special target groups

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)65

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Horticulture, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityKirkwallNearest villageSt. Margaret’s Hope