Wooden Eco-Pod Rentals Facing the Sea on Organic Farm in Orkney, ScotlandOrkney, Scotland (United Kingdom) view map
Description of Glamping Units
This ecological and organic farm faces south and east and overlooks sandy bays and sea-cliffs in the Scottish countryside in South Ronaldsay, the Orkney Islands, where there is nothing but nature, peace, space, and sky. Glamping here is an experience unlike any other.
There are two custom-built wooden cabins resembling traditional upturned boat shelters, with a covered deck area and a remarkable view of the beach and cliffs. They are solid and heavily insulated with local sheep fleece, with double glazed doors, power, and heating. Each accommodation is provided with bedding, a water container, a rechargeable lamp, and hot water bottles.
Bicycles and vehicles can be parked discreetly nearby and an outdoor storage box is provided. Inside, a simple platform provides double or single bed options or raised seating. Read More
- Fire pit
- Linens provided
- Running water
- Towels provided
- Wheelchair-accessible bathroom
This small farm produces organic vegetables, strawberries, hens, and eggs. There is a small shop on site where guests can purchase these products and more, and either dried or tinned wholefoods. The site has hot showers, toilets, utilities such as a washing machine and drying line, and an equipped camping kitchen area, all within 150 meters of each other.
- Bicycle storage
- Fire pit
Pets are allowed at some of the accommodations. Please inquire with the host for more information.
Location + Surroundings
This ecological and organic farm faces south and east and overlooks sandy bays and sea-cliffs in the Scottish countryside in South Ronaldsay, the Orkney Islands, where there is nothing but nature, peace, space, and sky. This property is two miles away from the closest village that offers ferries back and forth between the Scottish mainland and 13 miles from the main island town. The buildings on the farm are 200 years old and have been renovated using local, traditional and sustainable materials. The land has been sensitively landscaped with areas set aside for conservation and areas specifically for tree planting. Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 7 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
- If the guest cancels within 7 days of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay.
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Scuba diving
There are plenty of open spaces for games and barbecues around the property. When guests feel adventurous and want to go explore the surrounding areas, they can go sea swimming at fine sandy beaches or indulge their archeological, historical, and wildlife interests. Orkney is a place where guests will find nature, peace, space, and sky. It consists of 72 islands to the north of mainland Scotland. The weather can change through all the seasons in one day.
The Orkney Islands provide rich soil for farming and a vibrant sea for fishing. These along with tourism are the main activities for its people. There are great big skies, a beautiful farming landscape, and the sea, to inspire and stimulate the imagination. The Islands are home to many artists, musicians, writers, poets, storytellers, and craftspeople. There is a rich culture and thriving community spirit. Music is alive in Orkney. There is The Orkney Folk Festival, Stromness, in May and The St Magnus Festival, Kirkwall, in June. The renowned Science Festival in September attracts visitors from all over the world.
Archeologists come to Orkney for many wonderful examples of its ancient cultures. There are many fascinating sites to visit including Brochs and Standing Stones. Important new sites are frequently being discovered. Orkney is home to many endangered bird species including terns, fulmars, skuas, and puffins. Both common and gray seal breed here, with dolphins and whales, especially Orca, which are often sighted.