Grimness, St Margarets Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2THView on map
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Why stay here ...
This quiet CL, situated less than 10 minutes from the Ferry Terminal at St Margaret’s Hope, is run by Club members Cindy De Battista and her husband Alan. Alan has worked giving guided tours around Orkney, so he is very happy to answer any questions that you may have about Orkney’s attractions, although information folders and a complimentary visitor newspaper are also available at the site to help you plan your excursions. No part of the main island (called Mainland) is very far away and the site makes an excellent base for visiting all the attractions of Orkney with the capital city Kirkwall, and the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, just 30 minutes away across the Churchill Barriers.
The site occupies an elevated position, with breath taking 180 degree sea views of the east coast of South Ronaldsay and the connected South Isles, looking out to the Island of Copinsay and the Grim Ness.
Electric hook is supplied as standard and the hard standings are arranged mainly in bays with an extended hard standing area that is particularly suited to larger motor homes. Visitors are encouraged to use the waste recycling facilities available in the service compound on site and a composting system is installed for waste food items. A W.C. and chemical toilet disposal point is situated in the car park.
Orkney is a birdwatchers paradise. At certain times of the year, the area around the site is particularly rich in birdlife and sightings of Short Eared Owl and Hen Harrier are not uncommon in the surrounding farmland. In addition to the wildlife, stunning scenery and skyscapes, Orkney’s well preserved archaeological sites will take you back thousands of years to see evidence of the very first settlers and their descendants that came to Orkney when the ice retreated. The homes and monuments these people created can be seen today although they predate the Egyptian pyramids!
Although B and B is no longer available at the farmhouse we do have a 5 berth unit and awning set up about 50m from the CL which is available for self catering stays or additional members of the family from £30 per night inclusive of electricity, bedding etc. Some members have found this ideal for short explorative visits to Orkney rather than bring their own unit across on the ferry although there is an additional charge for laundry if the stay is less than 3 nights. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
We look forward to welcoming you to Orkney!
Electric amperage: 10
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- KW17 2TH
- Lat 58.829145 / Lon -2.913311
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Kirkwall, St Margarets Hope
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
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