Loft (2 at Wheems Organic Farm)
The Owner Says
This is basic loft space above the barn! It is a simple, rustic loft with 2 rooms and a tiny loo. It has a kitchen and dining room with wood-burning stove, dormer window snug and one double bedroom. The loo has no shower which is unusual and why I have priced it so. There are 4 showers downstairs via the main door and balcony only a 5 second walk, these are shared with the campers and glampers. Step out onto the south facing balcony giving you fantastic views of the sea. It is Ideal for couples on an adventures! There is also a small double in the living / kitchen area for extra guests.
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!
About Wheems Organic Farm
Tents, campervans, dogs (on leads), small caravans, big groups, young groups – yes. Large caravans – no.
Make a pilgrimage to the tiny chapel, built by Italian POWs held here during the Second World War. They also built the causeways that link South Ronaldsay with the ‘mainland’. The interior of the chapel is just as striking as anything you’d find in Rome. An even shorter walk away, you'll find a pristine sandy beach, which is also the starting point of a fabulous 10-mile circular hike. Alternatively hop in the car and drive 20 minutes to Kirkwall, where you can wander around the labyrinth of stone-paved streets, or visit the gallery and co-operative craft and gift shop, in St Margaret’s Hope (01856 831587).
Food & Drink
Wheems’ own organic fruit, veg and eggs are on sale in their shop. For fresh seafood with a sea view, try Skerries Bistro (01856 831605) on the very southern tip of the island. In St Margaret’s Hope, Robertsons (01856 831889) serves delicious local beers, while those that visit The Italian Chapel (see above) will be a short hop from The Orkney Wine Company (01856 781736), where you can take a tour and sample their entire range of fruit wines and liqueurs (as well as J. Gow Rum from next door).
Site ReviewsAdd Your Review
Rated ★★★★★ over 18 reviews
Wonderful place, wonderful experience……
Response from Wheems Organic Farm
Picturesque and rustic vibes
Excellent, relaxed bohemian vibe
Best campsite we've stayed in
Wheems Organic Farm is located at Wheems, Eastside, South Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2TJ
The easiest route from the mainland is the passenger ferry from John o’Groats to Burwick or the car ferry from Gills Bay, to St Margaret’s Hope. Follow the road from the Gills Ferry up through the village to the top of the hill and the main road to Kirkwall. Turn right then left (at the soldier’s statue). Follow this road for a mile or so until the crossroads (where there’s a postbox). Go straight over and the farm is down the hill on the left.
There’s a reasonably frequent bus service in the summer months from Kirkwall to St Margaret’s Hope (plus there’s the ferry) but then it’s a 2-mile walk from the village.