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Heron pod

At Wheems Organic Farm

Wheems, Eastside, South Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2TJ

  • Sleeps 3 (max 3 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Wheems is an ecological and organic 6 hectare horticulture and animal smallholding, producing organic food for a local market. Wheems farm buildings are 200 years old and have been renovated using local, traditional and sustainable materials.


On arrival you will see the timber pods at the top of the track. Your name will be on the blackboard outside your pod and the pods all have the relevant bird painted on the outside.  Looking up the hill, Heron pod is at the bottom left of the campsite beside Arctic Tern pod close to the campers kitchen. Please make yourself at home when you arrive, there is a key in your door. 

The pods are 8'10" x 6'6" / 2.69m x 1.98m they fit up to 4 people on futons but 2-3 is better as you may need the floor space. They have bedding, towels, blankets, lamps, electric sockets and a heater.

Each pod has 4 futon mattresses that fold up or roll up. We can provide a bedding for a couple on the futons together and this includes a double mattress topper / dble fitted sheet / duvet / pillows. Let me know otherwise singles will be provided.

You don’t need to visit reception unless you need to pay your balance / require anything / would like to say hello!

We also have a shower block with 4 showers, 4 loos, 3 washing up sinks and a washing machine (£1.50 incl soap)

Our kitchen is basic but fully equipped with an open kitchen area, kettles, pots, pans, crockery, small oven, 4 hobs, fridge freezer. The kitchen does not have a door and everything in there is second hand or upcycled, it is open to the weather - camping style.  There is a solwise wifi plug in the kitchen, the password is on the plug.

We have a honesty shop and potted herb garden, organic wholefoods, fresh eggs, bread, in season organic produce from the farm. Please help yourself to the herbs and salad leaves that we have planted for you, there is a watering can so if the plants look thirsty please feel free to help us water them!

You can drive onto the camp ground to offload your things but we like to keep the campground free of cars as the view is better without them and there are sometimes children running around. The car park is signposted at the top of the track on your left beyond the tractor shed, parking in the car park is free.

About Wheems Organic Farm

Philosophically spot-on organic eco-camping with a warm welcome

The Owner Says

Wheems Organic Farm is an ecological and organic 6 hectare horticulture and animal smallholding, producing organic food for a local market. Wheems farm buildings are 200 years old and have been renovated using local, traditional and sustainable materials. Wheems farmland has been sensitively landscaped with areas set aside for conservation, areas carved out with stone dyke walling, and areas of tree planting.

Site Facilities

BBQs and small campfires allowed. There are 2 showers and 3 toilets in a wooden building by the bothy. The brand new campers' kitchen has 2 small electric cookers and kettle with lovely wooden surfaces, including tables, chairs and a little lawn with a stone bench. They also have a washing machine, large fridge, freezer and a hairdryer, plus books and games for the kids. Each bothy is provided with bedding (optional), a heater, water container, rechargeable lamp and hot water bottles. The yurt is more lavishly furnished, with a custom made wooden floor, beds, bedding, blankets, towels, candles, lamps, a log fire and firewood for your stay. Islay can provide you with a camping stove for the yurt if you would rather this than using the shared kitchen.

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