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Eviedale Campsite

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General

  • Peaceful family-run park with views over Eynhallow Sound
  • A 15-minute walk to Evie Sands beach and 25 minutes’ drive to Kirkwall
  • Bistro serving pizza from 'the UK's most northerly woodfired oven'

For beaches down the road and a bistro on site, you’d best be making your way to Eviedale Campsite on Scotland’s Orkney Islands. A peaceful place sheltered from the winds that whistle across this archipelago, it’s in a prime position on the western Mainland looking out towards the scenic Eynhallow Sound and over to the Isle of Rousey.

Keep eyes on the ocean to spot seals swimming and whales wallowing, then get back to that bistro: sitting in the site’s old croft, it has cosy vibes and home cooking including sourdough pizza and freshly baked bread made in what the owners reckon is the UK’s most northerly woodfired oven. If for some (inexplicable) reason you don't fancy that, drop by for an artisan coffee and a warm up beside the log fire. (Please note that booking is essential.)

Picnic provisions (post-pizza, of course)? The site is in Evie village and a small shop is down the road. A supermarket is in Dounby 10 minutes’ drive away.

The small toilet block has separate facilities for men and women, including a shower and toilet; there's also a charging point for phones and hairdryer use (small contribution to electric requested). The site has limited basic facilities so please bear this in mind when booking. Wifi is only accessible at the back of the bistro and does not extend to the camping areas.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 4 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

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Outstanding views within a quiet pitch07/17/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site (three man, sea view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Outstanding views within a quiet pitch

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Friendly owner, clean facilities. Quiet location.07/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkatherine d.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All equipment was provided, great cooker, futon bed, beautiful location.

    Disliked: 

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First experience of staying in a bell tent as we ...07/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarleen H.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    First experience of staying in a bell tent as we loved it. Very spacious and had useful basic equipment for food preparation / bbq’ing. Delicious pizzas and relaxed vibe in the restaurant. Friendly hosts.

    Disliked: 

    Not much phone reception or WiFi unfortunately but on the plus side that added to the solace :)
    Also, even though it was midsummer, it got quite chilly at night so bring extra blankets.

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View with shelter and firm standing close by for vehicle. ...06/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site (three man, sea view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View with shelter and firm standing close by for vehicle. Friendly welcome. Clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Limited facilities if busier

From the manager...

I would like to point out that we are a very basic rural site, but we are fortunate to have fibre broadband, the best on the island, which is excellent which can be fully accessed at the back of our bistro, near the router. As you would expect this does not extend to our camping fields which have no electricity or router nearby.
We are on a remote island and sometimes the broadband is affected by forces outside our contol, normally when there is heavy rain or wind, so to give the wifi such a low score is unrealistic and not our experience or any previous guests.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • Eviedale Centre, Evie, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2PJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 59.1130°N 

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Scrabster: Pier Coach Stop — 38.0 miles
Train stations
Thurso Rail Station — 39.2 miles
Ferry ports
Tingwall Orkney Ferry Terminal — 2.9 miles
Rousay Orkney Ferry Terminal — 4.5 miles
Wyre Orkney Ferry Terminal — 4.9 miles
Airports
Kirkwall (Orkney) Airport — 13.3 miles
Eday Airport — 13.3 miles
Stronsay Airport — 16.9 miles

Directions


The site is directly opposite the road to Evie beach; this road is signposted for Toilets.

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

Suitably fed, warmed and caffeinated, hightail it over to the golden sands and paddlable shallow waters of Aikerness Bay less than a 10-minute drive before strolling to the Broch of Gurness Iron Age settlement on its eastern side.

If cycling’s your sport, Evie’s right on the Northlink route so you can ride towards Barony Mill and the Brough of Birsay (50 minutes) to see the puffins puttering about; more twitcher times can be had within a five-minute drive at the RSPB’s Birsay Moors, where winged critters like hen harriers, short-eared owls and arctic skuas are regularly seen.

The main Orkney town of Kirkwall’s 25 minutes’ drive from the site for Viking themed venturing to the 12th-century Norse cathedral of St Magnus. If you’re hot on history, drop by the Bishop’s and Earl’s palaces as well as the Orkney Museum or simply use the area as a starting point for ferries to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands.

Stromness town is also 25 minutes away by car; navigate your way here for the Pier Arts Centre and the Ring of Brodgar neolithic stone circle just outside the centre.

Other local attractions of a historical sort in the area if you're still raring for more include the ancient Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn 15 minutes away (dating as far back as 2,000 BC) and the Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (20 minutes’ drive).

Must see

  • Skara Brae (9.2 miles)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Please go to the bistro car park on arrival. The owners will be there (knock at the kitchen door if outside trading times) or the house, directly behind the bistro (with metal staircase). If no-one is around, ring the number on your booking confirmation email. Do not go through the gate, as a husky dog will be in the yard.

Eviedale Campsite cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Reception
Reception is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 07/01 and 08/31.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

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