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Visitor Reviews - Flodabay Farm

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Flodabay Farm
4 Flodabay
Isle Of Harris
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS3 3HA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01859 530353  or  07767 751847

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Pitches: 3
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 88 Reviews
              9/10 from 88 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: JLHGJH 1 review from this member

A wonderful site in a unique location. The owner has done everything possible to make this an exceptional experience. The food, brought hot to your van door would grace any high class restaurant and is all locally sourced. The owner has created a private nature reserve, complete with lochs, otters and orchids for campers to explore and enjoy, with the added benefit of free canoe and boat, fishing rods and golf drives. This tiny site(4 or 5 pitches)is a must for anyone exploring the Outer Hebrides and deserves to be a huge success.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lissasviews 7 reviews from this member

We came here on the recommendation of a fellow motorhome driver at a camp in Lewis. He couldn't speak highly enough of the owners and the view, so I rang up and managed to book us in for that night. We took the scenic route along Golden Road which was stunning and showed us all of the east side of Harris. However, we now realise that you can get to Flodabay quicker and easier by taking the west coast and coming off through Leverborough. Anyway, we were met at the gate by the owner and his son and directed up a steep hill to an amazing spot with a spectacular panorama.

Our big 7 metre van coped fine with the hill. We were astonished at the spot. Looking out over a bay and rugged mountains covered in heather. It was a very grey windy day when we arrived but it was still gorgeous. We instantly decided to stay an extra few days! It is the owner's extra attention to detail that make this place special though. The view comes with 2 private lochs which you can fish in. He brought up his own rod for my husband as it was more suitable for trout fishing. He provided us with oars and life jackets and we were told to take the boat or kayak out when ever we wanted!

A really nice touch is the good quality picnic tables which come with each pitch, and others are dotted around in the mountains to make the most of the views. Hidden behind each pitch is a golf driving range complete with a barrel full of balls and clubs to whack away into the hills! That was surreal fun to do in gale force winds! Also, your dog has free range: there are no sheep in the 30 odd acres so he can run free in the heather and around the loch. It ticked so many boxes for us, included a strong phone signal.

He only allows 5 pitches, infact we had it to ourselves for 2 days. The owner relies heavily on word of mouth as the site is hidden from the road. Water and electric are available but as yet, no loo or shower (though he has some great plans for these!) However, in a self contained van this was not an issue and disposal points are very handily located. On top of all this the owner offers a homecooked meal delivered to your van if ordered the day before. There was so much food in the package and it was lovely.

I was able to watch the seals in the bay and scoured the sea view for dolphins. It was complete tranquillity. My husband spent hours at the loch fishing and simply unwinding. Perfect. We will be back.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Clare74 3 reviews from this member

What a wonderful find! Owner couldn't have been more helpful, meeting us at the gate and driving us up to our choices of pitch. The views were wonderful, the children enjoyed the gold, and if only we had more time we would have taken advantage of the offer of life jackets to go out on one of the 2 lochs within walkable distance of the site, and belonging to the owner. This site is a must to return to when we go back to Harris.

In addition to the site, the owner offers his homemade, if not home grown, produce. Free range eggs, but better still, the most amazing marmalade, jam and much more. The crab and bread was superb, and I only wish we'd bought more of all we did.

I've marked 6/10 for facilities on the basis they are few HOWEVER teh owner will be installing toilets and showers this year and then it would be 10/10.

Customer service - there should be a 12/10 - the owner couldn't do more for us, he was great.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: CamperVanner 1 review from this member

We were impressed with the location of the site, in an elevated position, overlooking two small bays. We received a very warm welcome, with information about what was available locally. The site has two small lochs and we were told that we were welcome to fish or use canoes whenever we wished. We were given a menu on our arrival, and had the pleasure of a beautiful hot meal, delivered to our van.

We really appreciated the peace and tranquillity of the site. We wanted to be away-from-it-all, as it were, but to have access to shops etc. Within a reasonable distance. For us, this site ticked all the boxes.

Our visit this time was all too brief, but we should very much like to return.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Globetrotter72 5 reviews from this member

We stayed for 4 nights with our touring caravan. We had a pitch at the front with beautiful views over the bay, and often ate at the picnic bench in front of our caravan.

The owner gave us a loan of a buoyancy jacket for one of our daughters and we had great fun using his 4 person dinghy on loch 2.

We ordered a surf and turf buffet and Flodabay fish and chips from the owner. Delivered to our door in a basket and tasted as good as they looked.

The site is on the east coast and is very peaceful, not too far to drive to the beautiful beach at Seilibost on the west coast which is shallow and ideal for kids. The Hebrides Art Café is also a must to visit.

The steep road to the pitches is fine for motorhomes, but caravans need to be towed by a 4x4. We will definitely return to this site on our next visit to the beautiful island of Harris.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Rasputin1 4 reviews from this member

Turned up at this site a day early, we had been on the road about 5 days up to this point but it was no trouble and probably a bit lucky that they had space for us even though there were only 3 pitches. 2 off which looked over the dramatic Floodabay which is a sheltered inlet on the east side of Harris. There was another motorhome parked alongside who were Dutch if I remember right and a caravan further down the hill with only views of the surrounding hills. As I said earlier we arrived a day early we were met by the owners daughter who after a little confusion about the dates showed us to the pitch which was loose stone. The entrance to the site was not for the faint hearted, the girl said just take a run at it you will make it and we did with a little wheel spinning here and there but trust me the views are spectacular, it was blowing about force 4 when we got there and the van was rockin a bit but it was well worth it for the views. After an hour or so the owner turned up an ex chef as he put it, a pleasant guy who gave us loads of info including the weather forecast fortunately the wind wasn't to get any harder.

The owner being a chef cooks dinner for his guests on a pre order basis preferably the order goes in the night before, We were running low on supplies as there is not an abundance off shops in the area so I decided to chance my luck, phoned the owner asked him if he could do me and her indoors who is a vegetarian some grub, no sorry he says don't have anything defrosted, oh well I thought get the cheesy pasta out Shona (staple food of campers ) we will just have to slum it, 5 minutes later my phone rings it was the owner , I could do you some baked pollock with chunky chips and a vegetable bake for your wife and that he would deliver it to our van at 7 oclock well it turned up piping hot and deliciouse and he only charged us a tenner for it.

Great host, Great location. Only down side no toilets or showers does have electric hook ups.

Forgot to mention you can hit some balls on the golf tee into the hills or do some fishing in the small Lochs he will even supply the tackle.

To the owner your a Star thanks

Ian & Sho

PS gave it a low score for child friendliness as you are perched on top off a hill, no sheer drops but you would have to keep your eyes on your kids.

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