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The Barn

Chalmersquoy, KW17 2BZ, Scotland
The Barn

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dundee, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were cycle touring Orkney and camped at The Barn for 2 nights. We were met with a lovely welcome by Teenie who showed us around the facilities and explained about the area. The camping area is superb and they also have a campers kitchen with all cooking facilities you could ask for. A good shower is something you need... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We spent three wonderful day here. It is an excellent conversion of former farm buildings with very comfortable rooms and a very good kitchen facility. Other facilities are all very good indeed too. What sets it apart from most is the outstanding service and friendliness of the hosts, Michael and Teenie. Nothing is too much trouble and all help is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I spent two nights staying in the hostel at The Barn - there are also campsites, and private rooms, plus they were currently in the midst of creating a bed and breakfast part! I was in a two bed room that had extremely comfortable bunk beds that did not squeak - that in itself is quite impressive! The bathroom is... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very friendly and helpful people, beautiful site on a wonderful island. The facilities include a well-equipped campers' kitchen with a cooker, fridge, table, chairs, pans, crockery and cutlery; there is also access to an iron, ironing board, hair drier. The prices are very (too) cheap. One of the country's best shops for wet and fried fish is just round the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Barn is beautifully situated with views over the bay. Accommodation consists of self catering apartment, hostel rooms and camp/caravan site. The facilities (camper's kitchen, toilets and shower are clean and well equipped. The owners, Michael and Teenie Harcus, are welcoming and go out of their way to be helpful. Ideal for a short or longer stay and handy for... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely warm welcome from Michael and Teenie. Our motorhome was a little heavy for the regular grass camping area, so they gave us the best of alternatives - at the front of The Barn overlooking Pierowall Bay and watched by inquisitive seals. It wasn't necessary to step outside to watch the wonderful sunsets over the bay, but we did! Westray... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here several times , Allways polite reception ,clean tidy , lovely homely place peacefull and really good value for money . Situated at end of village well within walking distance for all ammunitys Would recommend and will stay again . regards W.T.McCracken.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed two nights at this small well equiped hostel,all very clean. A lovely spacious lounge overlooking the beautiful bay, where we could sit in the evening watching the seals in the water, much more interesting than the telly. The hosts very friendly and welcoming and knowledgable about the island. Stay in one night and cook some fish from the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here in our demountable campervan in a sunny but freezing cold May. The campsite at the Barn is a super little site - it is nice & level, with grassy pitches and electric hookup. We received a really warm welcome from the owner- it's not often you are actually thanked for visiting their island! We will... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nice hosts! Small but nice rooms, same goes for the kitchen. Very nice lofty lounge with books, tv and stereo. Easy distance to the town centre. A bus service runs to the ferry but has to be ordered in advance.

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