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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                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: +44 01631 562425

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Pitches: 150
Open: April 1st To October 10th

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 108 Reviews
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Reviews:  108 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: IAM67 2 reviews from this member

This campsite has a magnificent view. We found everything spotless, showers, toilets. There was no water contamination problem. The little shop on site is well stocked. The owners are very friendly. It took us 15 min. To Oban center by bike. Probably 2 by car. We stayed for two nights and everything was perfect.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Oldsoldier 5 reviews from this member

Stayed here overnight during our recent tour of the Highlands. It is an ideal spot for a visit to oban and the surrounding area and has great fishing opportunities from the jetty into the Loch. The site was clean, with what initially appeared to offer plenty of space. However, a lot of the site is sloping as areas are on different levels. The showers weren't that impressive, either too hot or too cold. Reminded me of a shower over the bath trying to get the temp just right. The sinks had modern non touch sensors for the taps, however they need adjusting as you can only wash one hand at a time!

The staff were friendly and the groundsmen were busy making sure the site remained tidy. The grey water waste was not ideally located on a slope as it required huge accuracy when dumping the water otherwise it ran down the road.

Would we stay again? Probably but only because there is little alternative in the area.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Campermaid 19 reviews from this member

I thought this site was lovely, even though the showers were a bit old. I am horrified to read of the water contamination on the other reviews. I was there in July and my hubby fetched the water and he never mentioned contamination! I am hoping it was resolved when we were there. He was quite ill later in our trip! I drank the water too mind, and I am ok.

Anyway, besides that it was beautiful and they had free wifi too. Which if you go anywhere in the Highlands you will realize is very rare. So make the most of it while you are there.

The site is just a short drive into Oban, where we got the ferry to Mull the next day. So cant complain.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rangeyboy 3 reviews from this member

Returned to this site after a break of three years. We had 18 nights on Barra prior to booking in for 12 nights so it was convenient for the ferry terminal.

We like the site. Facilities are basic, the showers could be better and the old toilet block needs titivating up. However, we took the view as long as we can get a warm shower that would be sufficient. If the amenities are the most important thing on a holidaymakers itinerary then these will fall way below standard. CC and CCC sites are much better served by large heated toilet blocks. The grey water waste disposal area means having to lift the wastemaster off the ground to a level of a foot to sixteen inches, not the best. The water contamination notice didn't trouble us. The water at Gallanach has always been dark peaty colour. We never drink from the onboard tanks anyway (and we do sterilise them between trips). We use bottled water for drinking. Showering and brushing teeth caused no problems.

For location and views the site ticked all the boxes. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The weather was pretty atrocious at times and as well as the site owners, we pulled a few people off the wet muddy grass with our 4x4.

We will be back. We love the Oban area and the site suits our purpose. We know what we are getting and we use other more luxurious sites throughout the year, but to allow us to visit Oban and environs this site is a good base for which to do that.

It is unfortunate that some people found the site not to their liking. I would recommend the site to anyone: be aware the water may be dark in colour (hopefully this years contamination problem has been sorted - was it down south last week people were being told not to drink domestic water supplies??)the toilets are basic but the showers do work and grey water disposal could be better. Minor details for a glorious view of the sound of Kerrera and the islands.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sherrif 24 reviews from this member

Originally booked on for four nights we noticed the sign on the water taps saying water not suitable for drinking and food washing. We intended to spend time eating local fresh seafood which we would have to wash in van so this was a bit of a problem. My wife spoke to the owner raising concerns so he refunded our fees without issue which was very good of him. Not his fault there is a problem with supply he was working to have problem solved. If this had not been the problem we would have stayed on site. I really feel for the owner as it's a lovely site in a great location. We will no doubt return in future

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Parahandy 5 reviews from this member

I arrived here negotiating the single track road with a 'small' tent and camping kit on my motorcycle.

Booked in a Reception 21 for 2 nights. Staff friendly and efficient and clearly used to dealing with touring motorcyclists. I had 3 options where to pitch up but it was suggested it would be better to go on what they call the Rally Field, just across from the main entrance which is a smaller field area off the main site. This was great firm standing for the bike and not too far walk to pitch the tent very near the sea. It was reasonably sheltered by small bushes certainly not overcrowded. I supposed the only drawback was that you had to cross the road and walk up the drive to reach the Toilet/Shower Blocks and no electric hookups but the views made up for this inconvenience. I visited the toilet shower block a few times and the particular one whilst adequate was in need of a refurbishment, No Big deal as I was led to believe there 2 other newish blocks refurbished. Previously mention in other reviews there was a notice on from Environmental Health saying it was recommended to boil the water for personal use. No big deal as the waters always been a bit 'Brackish' I noted there was an additional filter attending to the water.

Noted the usual expected facilities, Shop, Laundry washing up area.

The locations everything here 3 miles from town, my particular pitch was less than 50yrds from the sea there was a sporadic bus service, lots of people seen walking into town and less energetic getting local Taxis.

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