Our Deluxe Wigwam is situated on an old croft on the Island of Westray in the Orkney Islands. The croft is on the bay of Tuquoy (with a wonderful sea view) and is near a salt marsh which attracts migrating birds. Low tide reveals a large sandy bay and provides a great opportunity for walking and beach combing.

Longbigging croft is a 5-10 minutes drive from the village of Pierowell and local amenities including 2 family owned supermarkets, a hotel serving food and drinks, a gallery, a swimming pool and gym room, clothes shop, the 'old byre' (which has local singers and musicians performing weekly during the summer season) and the local ferry to the next door island of Papa Westray (which has the Knap of Howar archeological site).

Westray is an exciting island to visit and explore with a Castle (Noltland with its elaborate defences), 2 medieval churches, Quoygrew Viking longhouse, Links of Noltland archaeological site (it's Bronze Age sauna was recently featured and a replica trialled on BBC TV ), Westray Heritage Centre and Noup Head Lighthouse & RSPB reserve. There are a number of walking trails on the island, which take in cliffs and beautiful white sandy beaches. From a wildlife perspective there are seals playing in the shallows, an assortment of birds on the shores and cliffs and one of the highlights of the year (through late spring to late July) the puffins comically going about their nesting business at the Castle of Burrian sea stack.

Site Features

Cabin Facilities

Ensuite Toilet
Ensuite Shower
Mini Kitchen
Crockery included
Pots & Pans included
Outside Decking


Gravel Paths

Activities Near-by

Walking Trails
Historic Sites
Pub or Restaurant
Water Sports



Location Type



Westray Wigwams®
Orkney Islands
KW17 2DP

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Contact Details

For more information or to book your stay at Wigwam Holidays Westray, please find our contact details below:

Email Address: longbiggingwestray@hotmail.com

Primary Telephone: +447711884994

Terms and Conditions

Check In: 14:30

Check Out: 10:30am

Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Frequently Asked Questions

There is 1 Wigwam cabin at Longbigging with en-suite bathroom and cooking facilities. The Wigwam cabin has everything you need for a comfortable and exciting stay on the island of Westray
The site is open all year around.
Unfortunately dogs and pets are not allowed on the site.
Although there is not a children's playground, there is a large grassed area around the croft suitable for ball games and running around, with the beach also in close proximity.
The Wigwam cabins sleep 4 and we welcome groups of up to 4 people to come and stay at the Wigwam, whatever they are celebrating.
No campfires are allowed on the site.

Our heated Wigwam comfortably sleeps up to 4 people, the cabin includes

  •     Open plan sleeping area (sleeps 4) with a double bed and a double pull out sofa bed.
  •     En suite bathroom (with toilet, shower and heated towel rail)
  •     Kitchen / dining area with hob (with pan, frying pan, camping cutlery and plates/ bowls), fridge, toaster and dining table.

Yes electricity is included in the cost of renting the Wigwam
The Wigwam has a small kitchenette with electric hob and toaster.

Cooking equipment is provided (pan and frying pan) as is camping cutlery and plates/ bowls.

Bedding and towels are not provided as part of the standard booking. A Bedding pack (double duvet, sheet, 2 x pillows and two bath towels) is available at a charge of £25 per stay.

If you do not wish to bring your own bedding and towels, a Bedding pack (double duvet, sheet, 2 x pillows and two bath towels) is available at a charge of £25 per stay
Cars can be parked on the gravelled area as you enter the site. This is about 30 metres from the Wigwam.
You can check into your Wigwam from 14:30pm onwards. However, we can be flexible, so please contact us directly if you would like alternative times.
There are no restrictions on late arrival at the Wigwam. If you are travelling from another island arrival time is likely to be dictated by ferry sailing times, or flight times.
Generally check out is by 10:30 am. However, we can be flexible, so please contact us directly if you would like alternative times.
The Wigwam is self-contained accommodation. There is no shop or reception. You can expect a welcome tray on arrival with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. The island village (Pierowell) is 3.2 miles and 8 mins drive away and has shops, and a hotel pub/ restaurant.
The Wigwam cabin has an en-suite shower and toilet.
The Wigwam cabin has an en-suite shower and toilet, which families can use.
The nearest pub & restaurant is in the village of Pierowell, which is 3.2miles (8 mins drive according to the I-phone 'maps' app) from the Wigwam.
The village of Pierowell (which is 3.2 miles and 8 mins drive away) has 2 family owned supermarkets. The normal array of larger supermarkets can be found in Kirkwall (on the main Orkney island), however it really is important to support the local business? on Westray island.

The Wigwam is

  •     5.5 miles away (approx 10 mins drive) from the Rapness car ferry (to Kirkwall the main Orkney island). The Westray bus service provides a connection between the ferry and Pierowell village.
  •     5.5 miles away (approx 15 mins drive - a little longer time wise as it's through the village) from the island's airport (flights on 7 seater plane to Kirkwall)

Longbigging really is an escape and we are trying to keep it that way so there is no TV or WIFI, (the island does have 3G and a mobile signal and WIFI is available in the village if you really need to connect). Please also bring your own towel and bedding/ sleeping bags