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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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Open: April 1st To October 10th

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

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 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
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 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
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 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
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 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
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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 25 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 9 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.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nxnleon123 7 reviews from this member

Arrived and pitched the tent. Nice campsite with great coastal views. Although we struggled to find any good hikes nearby and spent most of our time in the town centre, which has lots of nice independent stores other attractions such as McCaig's Tower and Dunollie Castle.

However, we were not notified on arrival of the absence of a safe water supply. The staff were all very nice, but it seems a bit odd this wasn't mentioned. There was a sign up on the drinking water tap telling of bacterial contamination, and that we should not use the water to brush teeth, drink, wash food etc. This was quite a big problem, especially as the sign was only on that one tap (and was quite a small sign) but not in the bathrooms. I had to stop a few people who didn't know from using water in the bathrooms.

There were also no recycling facilities on the site and the owner/staff were chucking whole slices of bread into the pond to feed the ducks, which is very, very bad for their health.

Despite these issues, the showers were bearable, although there were queues. The best part was the campers kitchen, with a free to use microwave and gas hob. Wi-Fi was also available near reception.

If the water issue is resolved then I would recommend a visit, although recycling should be improved if possible.

Only 6. 50 pppn.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: DaveG60 14 reviews from this member

Slept in a camping pod which included a sink fridge and oven although only single benches. The site is at the head of a small valley with pleasant walks in the cliff top woods and down to the sea. Much of the shoreline is private but there is a nice little beach by the entrance.

Facilities were a tired and as other reviewers have noted the water supply was not suitable for drinking. It wasn't clear whether the water bottles left by the washing up area contained drinking water or not. The washing up area was outside. As usual there wasn't enough space for changing and the showers were not adequately drained.

The site is on a single track road to Oban which is a busy and attractive port.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Iandjp 8 reviews from this member

Arrived Oban as prelude to sailing over to Barra. So the site was picked for convenience for the ferry only. Booked in, paid fees and parked up where instructed. When going to get water a scrappy notice, in English only, announced the water was undrinkable. I. E. Should not be used for food preparation, washing up, teeth cleaning and not to be swallowed when showering. I must confess to being privately outraged that this was not mentioned when checking in and paying for the pitch. A most lamentable oversight with potentially serious implications for some. Foreign visitors with motorhomes and limited English could well have filled their on board tanks with it and continued to use it after leaving the site - thus perhaps contaminating the tank and all the internal plumbing as well as their innards. Indeed, I stopped one doing just this. Imagine his relief.

Bottled water was available in reception if you could carry it back uphill to the pitch.

The showering facilities were dated and uncongenial and the disposal facilities poor.

I am afraid the otherwise pleasant nature of the staff and the beautiful location cannot make up for such a shortcoming.

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