A very small number of pitches are available at Wheems during Covid physical distancing phases summer 2020. We are updating the website and availability as things develop. Please be mindful of other guests and follow these guidelines. Thank you
Wheems Campsite Guidelines during Covid-19 physical distancing phases
Wash the sink and taps after you with the surface cleaner provided
Wash your hands with the hand wash provided
Use the hand sanitiser also where needed
Use only your own hand towel and take it with you, otherwise please use the paper towels
Wear a face mask in public areas
Wipe down any cubicle door handles after you with the cleaner provided at these points
WHEEMS HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION offers camping for up to 20 pitches for tents and camper-vans. For those travelling light or requiring more substantial dwellings, there are also camping pods, bell tents and yurt.
Tents and Campervans
The Campsite at Wheems is in an elevated field with stone dykes, looking south and east towards the sea; beaches and cliffs can be reached on foot in 5 minutes and by car in 2 minutes.
The camping fields are sculpted into level terraces and planted with shrubs. There are hot showers, toilets and utilities including washing machine and drying line. We also have an equipped covered kitchen area for all guests, a small dining area and an honesty shop selling organic foods and in season farm produce.
Tent Pitches (grass) are along the sea view side of the field so that vehicles aren’t between tents and the view.
Campervan, Caravan and Motorhome (hard standings) are available with and without Electric Hook-Up. You are welcome to drive onto the campsite to unload your things and then please park in the car park. If there is no room left in either car park then you may park beside your tent.
The Wheems Bell Tents are 4m (13.1ft) diameter.
These simple canvas tents are provided with futons, blankets, pillows, lamps, log stove and firewood. Bed linens are available by request if you don't have sleeping bags and beds can be made up for your arrival.
Please note there is NO ELECTRICITY in the bell tents.
Facilities - Guests share the showers, loos and campers kitchen with other campsite guests.
(Maximum 3 people)
These small (8'10" x 6'6" or 2.7m x 2m) 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 the cabins. There is a shed available for bicycles if needed. Inside, a simple platform provides double or single bed options or raised seating.
Each pod is provided with bedding (optional), a heater, water container, rechargeable lamp and hot water bottles etc. The pods fit up to four people but we recommend two to three quests for more space.
The Wheems Kyrgyzstani style yurt is a 4.27m (14ft) diameter yurt with a custom made wooden floor and double bed. It was made in the UK for a British climate and we have made some extra modifications for Orkney. The fire is easy to light and keeps the yurt warm.
It is a wonderful adventure for those who enjoy lighting a fire every evening whilst looking out to sea. The Yurt has a double bed and is provided with bedding, blankets, towels, candles, lamps, log stove and firewood and one futon mattress. Please note there is NO ELECTRICITY in the yurt. Yurt guests share the showers, loos and campers kitchen with other campsite guests.
(Maximum 3 adults - couples with two small children have stayed also, please ask for extra futon and see images; two futons will take up the entire remaining floor space so do roll them up during the day. The Yurt is available from May to August inclusively).
- Chemical toilet disposal facility for motor homes
- Laundry facilities on site
- Cycle hire near-by
- Motor homes welcome
- Pitches for touring caravans
- Tents welcome
- Pets accepted by arrangement
- Bed linen provided on request - free or hire
- Towels provided on request - free or hire
- Car parking adjacent to caravans/tents
- Showers available
- Washing machine
- Not all caravans have all facilities indicated
- Groups welcome
- Touring pitches with electric hook-up supply
- Caravan holiday homes for hire
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Short breaks available