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Enchanting Kyrgyzstani Yurt Overlooking the North Sea on Orkney Farm

Orkney, Scotland (United Kingdom)

Enchanting Kyrgyzstani Yurt Overlooking the North Sea on Orkney Farm

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5.0 1 Review

"Wow! What a great place. We had the weather on our side, but the glamping experience was fantastic. We stayed in the yurt, which was very well prepar…"

Nick Harrison, guest in May 17, 2018.
Private Yurt
4 guests
Entire Yurt

This enchanting yurt rental sits on a hillside of lush, green fields overlooking the North Sea on Orkney’s South Ronaldsay island and is based on a 200-year-old farm two miles away from the nearest village. Approximately 4.27 meters in diameter, this hand-crafted, Kyrgyzstani-style yurt makes for a truly unforgettable escape to the north of Scotland as guests can unwind in serene, natural surroundings while experiencing the magic of Orkney.

The yurt is raised on an elevated deck, which allows for superb ocean views, and has been built using high-quality canvas and wood that was up-cycled from the old Highland Park distillery. Inside, up to three adults or two adults with two small children can be comfortably accommodated with a rock and roll bed and a futon mattress within the yurt. Guests will love the traditional furnishings and the wonderful details of each amenity such as the cozy, sheepskin cushion, the Moroccan table, and the Oriental Arabesque leather stools and they are kept warm each night by preparing the fire in the wood-burning stove at the yurt’s center. With no electricity, guests can enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a book in hand under romantic candlelight after a day’s adventure for the ideal end to the evening.

Guests have access to shared kitchen facilities by the old farmhouse where there is a two-burner stove, a kettle, a refrigerator, and a variety of cooking utensils while the shower rooms come fitted with showers, hand basins, and toilets. Although there is no electricity in the yurt, guests may charge their devices in the farmhouse if necessary.

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.

Features and services

  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
  • Fire pit
  • Parking
  • Toilet
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge

Hosted by Wheems Organic Farm
96% positive feedback

  • Joined in 2014
  • More than 20 bookings

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check out: Flexible late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared
There is an additional one-time fee of $7 per visit for linens regardless of the number of guests.

The property does not accept pets in the bell tents nor the yurt owing to the small space and provision of wood burning stoves but all other units are pet friendly. It is an ideal location for a glamping trip with a four-legged friend.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Location and surroundings

Orkney, Scotland (United Kingdom)

Detailed location provided after booking


  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Tennis

There is plenty of open outside space for games and barbecues around the site. Dogs will especially love this vast expanse of greenery to run around in. When guests feel adventurous and want to explore the surrounding areas, it is recommended they go for a dip in the brisk sea waters or walk down the fine sandy beaches. Here, guests can also indulge in their archaeological, historical, and wildlife interests.