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Visitor Reviews - Oban Caravan & Camping Park

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Oban Caravan & Camping Park
Gallanachmore Farm
Gallanach Road
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA34 4QH   See Map
Tel: +44 01631 562425
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Pitches: 150
Open: April 1st To October 10th

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 111 Reviews
                7/10 from 111 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  111 in total, now showing 55 to 60                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TheDawgs 15 reviews from this member

We stayed here recently for two nights. Once you've navigated the narrow twisty road from Oban town centre you arrive at the site and go up the driveway to a well presented reception/shop.

We pitched up on the top tent field in the pouring rain. The toilet block we used was the one towards the lower tent field which we found adequate.

There were two showers in each the mens/ladies. We were both disappointed with the showers which produced poor spray. They wouldn't cost much to fix as I think it was just the shower heads that were the problem. But the toilet blocks appeared to be clean so no complaints there.

We used the designated freezer in the kitchen area to re-freeze our ice packs which was useful. There is also a cooker you can use in there. You also have access to a laundry room where you can pay to use a washer and dryer and there are some vending machines.

There are two dog walks which we did both of. One through the forest area and one up onto the hill. Our Jack Russells seemed to enjoy both of them.

Overall a very nice site. A quick word of advice to the people who run the site - don't cut the grass after a full night of heavy rain as all it does it make the toilets very messy and make huge track marks in the grass!

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 516 reviews from this member

On arrival this site looks brilliant - a lovely wooden reception / shop and well kept pitching areas.

Although the sign shows a shop / reception these aren't open until the end of the month so you pay at the house. £19 for 2 adults with ehu.

We pitched on the hard standing overlooking a stunning view down to the bay.

Toilets / showers are very disappointing - on the lower pitches 1 shower / 2 toilets each for men / ladies. On the next level 3 toilets / 2 showers - there is a 3rd level but we didn't go that far up. Not only are there simply not enough facilities they are old and need replacing. The shower gave luke warm water and the plug hole was blocked with hair. The rest of the site is kept up really well and they are currently building a lovely veranda onto the shop - the money would be better spent in the facilities.

The pitches are not marked out and it appears you can park pretty much where you like. Despite owner advising you have to park at right angles 2 other vehicles parked side on to the views and no one asked them to move. During the evening a motor-home came in and decided to pitch between us and another motor-home - without exaggeration this left 3 ft between each vehicle.

We wouldn't use again - fairly expensive and not value for money.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kevinmacdonald 3 reviews from this member

We stayed here on the first night of the season last year, us and 1 other couple. The owner/only member of staff on site was unhelpful, and a little rude. However, this is the only campsite I've found in the oban area that takes dogs, so what choice do we have?

The facilities are average, but when the park is busy, there is a line for the shower. Not good if your day is planned or you have a ferry to catch.

We pitched in the lower field as it is away from the park (and the children!) and found it to be very quiet with a lovely view. I did notice that there are a lot of stones around. I'd imagine that when they are cutting the grass they could pick some of these up to make it a little softer.

Other than that, I have nothing more to say. I will be back, but only because I love oban and the campsite is such a small part of the trip.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ally b 12 reviews from this member

Arrived here on a Saturday early evening in torrential rain. We only needed to stay for the 1 night prior to sailing to Barra from Oban on the Sunday.

On arrival there was a notice at reception saying that it wasn't open until the last weekend in May and to book in at the farmhouse. We headed to the farmhouse door like two drenched rats to book in and were met by the rudest man that I have ever encountered. I asked politely if we could book for 1 night and making no eye contact whatsoever with me, he barked out the one word - 'surname', followed by - 'nineteen pounds fifty', followed by - 'turn left after reception, don't park on the grass' and that was the full extent of the friendly welcome that we were given!

The only thing to commend this park as the facilities were ok but nothing great is the beautiful view over to the island of Kerrera, which even in the rain, was lovely, and the close proximity to Oban and the ferry terminal.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ficklejade 9 reviews from this member

Stayed here on 6/7 July, right at the start of the Scottish holidays. We were camped on the main field which, although it doesn’t have marked pitches, there are some EHUs and they’re not always easy to spot in the undergrowth so look carefully before pitching (a friend was asked to move her tent).

One concern from the CCC members in our group was that there wasn’t a 6m rule applied – felt this was a safety issue. This field is large, slightly sloping but with good views in one direction. There is a small field below the reception and I was given the choice but it was quite a climb to the toilet block so opted for the large field. The previous week had been very wet but the site wasn’t boggy though a bit of mud where cars pulled off the track.

We’d been told just to turn up and had no problem although I can see this site getting very busy during main season. The shop was well-stocked although a bit pricey (80p per tent peg – so don’t do what I did and forget the pegs for the storm guys!).

The road to the site is single track with passing places and when queuing to pay, several people with large units in front of me had found it difficult; however, I’m not sure if this was lack of experience on single track roads or the physical size of unit. There can be a minor hazard (but an enjoyable one!) near reception – ducks crossing!

The toilet block at the top of the field was basic and clean but inadequate I would imagine in full season. Two families with young children were on the site and they filled the ladies side of the block when they came in together. There’s a small play area (although if not busy, there’s plenty of space on the upper field for ball games) and a games room and a dog walk through oakwoods.

Oban is a good base for touring the area and to catch the ferries out to the islands. There’s plenty of pubs and places to eat (try the kiosk on the Calmac pier for crab, salmon, oysters, etc.).

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Colincky 14 reviews from this member

Once again, very satisfying camping experience, weather was nice a tiny bit more midges than in may but fine really. 100% go back, the site has stunning views tidy and clean, ok staff, pets welcome. Fantastic base for visiting the west coast and its islands. Local town of Oban only under 3 miles away. Campsite has nice shop, tv room with pool table, and a few games machines, notice board of where to go and what to do. Overall very happy with this site, be back soon.

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