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59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire: View from the motorhome aire

General

  • Motorhome aire with fabulous sea views on the Orkney island of Sanday
  • The beach five minutes’ walk; Sanday Heritage Centre 10 minutes’ drive
  • Well-stocked shop five minutes’ drive for food, drink and souvenirs

Opened in 2021, 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire is Orkney’s first dedicated motorhome park, with overnighting space for a handful of self-contained touring motorhomes. With sea views on three sides, this is a family-run business set in a five-acre wildflower meadow on spectacular Sanday, one of the most northerly islands in Orkney.

The park is a five-minute walk (the dogs will love it) from the sea at Roos Wick bay, looking out over a scattering of neighbouring islands including Eday, Westray and Papa Westray. You can see a number of lighthouses from this panoramic and untamed spot too.

Facilities on site include black and grey waste-emptying facilities, a fresh water filling point and electric hook-ups. And just a couple words of warning here: there are no loos or showers at the site, and although motorhomes of all sizes are welcome to rock up, vans over eight metres in length may struggle to access the beaches due to the size of the island’s roads.

And there’s absolutely no need to arrive loaded up with food and drink, as there are two really well-stocked shops on the island – you can support them by sourcing food, drink, souvenirs and fuel on Sanday itself.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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Great hosts✔️ great views✔️ very clean✔️ level gravel pitches✔️07/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKarl R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    There is really nothing to dislike about here. The gravel pitches are level, WiFi free and good enough to stream the match. But the views, the short walk to the beach, friendly and curious of you wildlife beat the quality of WiFi as really it's about breaking the tech reliance and seeing the wonderful island. The hosts are unobtrusive but there if needed and even contacted to offer a heater when the van heating packed in. We got to see the Northern Lights.

    Disliked: 

    That the pizza parlour wasn't finished but then that's a reason to return🤣

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Whistlebrae, Rue Road, Isle Of Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 59.2876°N 2.5948°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 125.5 miles
Train stations
Thurso Rail Station — 58.7 miles
Ferry ports
North Ronaldsay Orkney Ferry Terminal — 7.2 miles
Sanday Orkney Ferry Terminal — 7.6 miles
Rapness Orkney Ferry Terminal — 9.7 miles
Airports
Sanday Airport — 2.5 miles
North Ronaldsay Airport — 8.0 miles
Eday Airport — 9.0 miles

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Dominated by sand dunes and the sea, Sanday is nirvana if you’re a wildlife lover, so keep your eyes peeled for a (hopeful) chance to spot terns and hen harriers, as well as grey seals (they have pups in November), otters and red deer.

This place is also all about the beaches – fine sweeps of white sand backed by blue seas. Check tide times and hike the dunes at Tresness (15 minutes’ drive), a long sandy spit that you’ll likely have to yourselves. Other spots for a picnic with views include Whitemill Bay and Backaskaill Bay – and you can poke around caves at Doun Helzie (all 10 minutes) at low tide.

If archaeology floats your boat, then you’ve come to the right place. Sanday is a historic hotspot, with numerous sites like the Neolithic Quoyness Chambered Cairn (20 minutes) dating back around 4,000 years – and you can just walk right on inside. There are Viking remains to check out at Scar Boat Burial, and the restored croft at Sanday Heritage Centre (both 10 minutes) gives you a peek into the island’s farming past.

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire? Dominated by sand dunes and the sea, Sanday is nirvana if you’re a wildlife lover, so keep your eyes peeled for a (hopeful) chance to spot terns and hen harriers, as well … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at 59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire? From £15 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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