Evie, Orkney, Orkney, KW17 2PEView on map
Why stay here ...
15 miles from Kirkwall and Stromness and close by is a beach with beautiful seaviews and some stunning sun sets.
This site is well kept and tidy in a quiet country area on a working farm. There is bird watching in the area e.g. hen harries, short eared owls, kestrels etc.
Ideal for walking, cycling and close to a bus route and there is a small shop and a weekend pub about 1 mile away.
Some sloping pitches
Levelling blocks required
Electric amperage: 10
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Received a warm friendly welcome from the owners and told to choose any pitch. The pitches are all hard standing with EHU and the fresh water tap was easy accessible for our motorhome just across from the pitches. We stayed at this site after visiting Skara Brae and the Kirbuster Farm museum. There are lots of other things to see in the area.I can imagine this site has amazing views but unfortunately we had rain & mist the day we stayed. If we return to Orkney (which I know we will) we would definitely stay here again.
We stayed at Stonehigh for 12 days in September and found it a great base for exploring Orkney.
The site is easily accessed from either St Margaret's Hope or Stromness ferry terminals.
The Co-op in Dounby was about 5 miles away and was well stocked. For Sunday papers, give them a ring to see if they're in before setting off - papers may not be delivered until 1:00pm. Bigger Tesco & Lidl stores were available in Kirkwall. Orkney Fish (seafood suppliers) on a small retail development outside Stromness was a work a visit.
We used the Orkney Explorer pass to get to the main historic sites, but in addition to these, the upper level tour of St Magnus' Cathedral was a must!
The Merkister Hotel outside Dounby was a good place to eat and for great seafood and views over the Pentland Firth, try the Skerries Bistro near Burwick on South Ronaldsay (drive over the Churchill Barriers to get there). For fish and chips head to the Harbour Fry near Kirkwall harbour.
We used Orkney Ferries to get to the islands (they'll reverse you on if you don't fancy doing it yourself) and Northlink to get back (roll on / roll off).
All in all a great holiday and a place, unlike any other, that we were sorry to leave.