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Bail a’ Chairn

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General

  • Comfy shepherds’ huts on a Caithness working croft near Wick
  • A 25-minute drive to Dunnet beach; close to the North Coast 500 drive
  • Ruins of an Iron Age broch and ancient standing stone on site

Now this is a truly remote spot. Bail a’ Chairn’s cosy little camping pods are situated on a 540-acres croft near Wick in Caithness. Part of the farm is designated a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, and there are red deer, red grouse and tons more wildlife to watch out for.

When you’re out and about exploring the croft, you might see a lone standing stone, the remnant of a stone circle thought to be older than Stonehenge itself. And if that’s not enough, you can also spot the grassy ruins of an Iron Age broch – a type of ancient settlement – in the camping field.

Just down the road is Loch Watten (10 minutes’ drive), renowned as one of the best trout-fishing spots in Scotland. You might like to know there’s also a pub in Watten village called The Brown Trout, which serves good food and a decent pint of heavy.

What about facilities? Along with the two boho shepherd's huts and pitches for wild camping, there’s a loo and shower block. You can park by the pods, and feel free to bring the pooches along for a holiday too.

And at only eight miles from the North Coast 500 driving route, this makes a welcoming and comfortable overnight stay.


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great site, generous hosts, wildlife and birds, highly recommeded09/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    The setting is superb, clean air huge skies and lots of weather! The hosts are welcoming and kind, facilities very good (nice hot shower), and there is space all around so you can totally relax and breathe. The area is beautiful, lovely huge beaches especially. Good location to tour the north coast from, but you might also want to stay on-site and chill.

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Staff very friendly. Showers was great. Lovely little room for …09/19/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinzi K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Staff very friendly. Showers was great. Lovely little room for us to eat dinner in on a very wet evening.

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Amazing place, I would definitely stay again!08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Loved staying here! Darren was so kind! Great showers / toilet! Even has a charging point for your phone! Great location to

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Great site, very quiet far from the main roads. Clean facilities.08/26/2021

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Great quiet site on a farm

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Only stayed the 1 night with doing the NC 500 but worth the money.08/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    The hospitality by Daren he was very welcoming

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    No shower broke by previous people but daren apologised profusely and took money off the bill, very curtious of him.

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Great quiet peaceful site which I will most definitely revist08/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCallum E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    I loved how quiet and peaceful it was, the owners, a great couple who are amazing to talk to and extremely helpful.

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    Literally no problems with the site at all

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Excellent little site,hot shower and anything you need Daren is there08/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Beautiful views nice warm showers and Daren is a great owner of the pitch

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Excellent site for some peace and quiet.08/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Very isolated and peaceful. Owners are very friendly. Basic needs of toilet and good hot shower. When you think you have gone too far along the track, keep going as quite minimal signage.

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Nice peaceful campsite, with great views08/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKathryn W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Great spot in a peaceful and quiet area with great views. Hosts were also friendly and helpful.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • 19 West Watten, Watten, Caithness, Scotland, KW1 5XY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 58.4468°N 3.3233°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 62.2 miles
Train stations
Georgemas Junction Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Wick Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Scotscalder Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Ferry ports
Scrabster Ferry Terminal — 13.9 miles
Gills Bay Ferry Terminal — 14.5 miles
John O' Groats Ferry Terminal — 16.4 miles
Airports
Wick Airport — 8.4 miles

Directions


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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Loch Watten (trout fishing): 10 minutes’ drive

- Pulteney Distillery Co Ltd (whisky): 20 minutes

- Dunnet beach: 25 minutes

- Whaligoe Steps (coastal views and seabirds): 25 minutes

- Thurso Castle: 25 minutes

- Dunnet Head (puffins): 30 minutes

- Scrabster Ferry Terminal (ferry to the Orkneys): 30 minutes

- Castle Of Old Wick: 30 minutes

- Castle and Gardens of Mey: 30 minutes

- John O’Groats: 35 minutes

Must see

  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey (13.6 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, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  9:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Bail a’ Chairn cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Bail a’ Chairn on arrival.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park 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 Bail a’ Chairn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bail a’ Chairn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bail a’ Chairn? Local attractions and activities include: - Loch Watten (trout fishing): 10 minutes’ drive - Pulteney Distillery Co Ltd (whisky): 20 minutes - Dunnet beach: 25 minutes - Whaligoe Steps (coastal views and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bail a’ Chairn?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  9:30 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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