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Killegruer Caravan Site
Woodend Glenbarr
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA29 6XB   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01583 421241

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Pitches: 40
Open: April To End Of October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 23 Reviews
              9/10 from 23 Reviews

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Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Searchlighters 15 reviews from this member

What a wonderful little site! A real find - but. You need reasonable weather!

Fantastic level pitches, with electric, all about 10 paces from the beach with glorious views of the Isles of Islay and Jura when the mist an drizzle disappear.

Sea Otters and Seals abound, we watched both frolicking in the sea from our caravan window most mornings.

This really is the best getaway from it all site with a wonderfully friendly and helpful owner (Anne) and a LOT of extremely friendly repeat guests. Says it all really :-)

On the downside we found it to be a little too isolated for our taste - I suspect this was exacerbated by the appalling weather we encountered. Not unique to the Kintyre Peninsular but the whole of the UK sadly - blame the peksy Jet Stream.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Missteree 25 reviews from this member

Lovely site in equally lovely location. Tent campers - do not let static vans put you off!

These are confined to one area at rear of site and tent/tourer pitches are along the beach front with stunning views. As others have mentioned this coast does tend to be rather windy so make sure you are prepared for this.

Toilets and showers were free and clean with plenty of toilet roll, liquid soap and hand dryer. Free hair dryer in ladies.

Outside dish wash had plenty of hot water but really could be doing with canopy.

Excellent value at £16 per night including EHU - no extra charge for Bank Holiday weekend

The site owner was very welcoming and friendly.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lou Wallace 6 reviews from this member

I am almost reluctant to tell you all how utterly wonderful this site is. I want to keep it just for me!

I will quickly get the 'Negative, but totally easy to over look and not care due to the amazing views and atmosphere of the place-points'

No play park for kids, but mine were happy to play with the children on site (kids 9 and 5)

One sink for dishes, and not covered in anyway, open to the elements, but with this, you get to see the amazing views.

Showers are one temperature, and it is (so my hubby says) cold to get dried as there is no heating.

Ok, so here I go, Anne who owns the site is so very accommodating, and will leave a plaque for your reserved space if you have booked.

If not, you take a spot, and she will come see you for fees, normally around five o clock ish.

Spaces are very ample and the ground drained very well plenty of EHU, and small well maintained campfires allowed.

Stunning views over the islands of Cara, Gigha, Jura, Islay and Ireland.

Beautiful sandy beach from the site, where you can walk the two miles to Bellochaunty for a meal in the local hotel.

Rocky beach in front of the touring pitches, fantastic to hear the waves crash in.

Also, here, you will see otters, seals and dolphins at least twice on your stay ( nearly every day on a two week stay)

Campbeltown has a Tesco and Co Operative, but not much else.

Showers are hot, and free, push button.

No place to wash clothes, but a laundrette in Campbeltown.

Glenbarr is a mile walk away, and here you will find a hidden gem.

'The Watering Can', go there, try it!

Everyone is friendly, and quick to help in anyway.

We stayed for two delightful weeks, and booked for three weeks in the summer before I left!

Go to Gigha, first trying a bacon roll in Big Jessie's at the 'terminal', but spend time either walking or cycling round Gigha, lovely island, strangely warmer than the mainland!

Killegruer Caravan site has a little place in my heart, a place that makes me smile on memory and has me longing to go back!

If you go with tent or awning, strong guy lines and storm straps a must!

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jamsardine 8 reviews from this member

This is simply the best site I've ever been to. I'm a single parent camper with 12 year old son and hate places with clubhouses, kids clubs etc. - we make our own entertainment. At this campsite that becomes incredibly easy with the beach within a stone's throw of your tent, the sun setting over views of Islay and Jura accompanied by the glow of a campfire.

The scenery is spectacular and we saw Golden Eagles which nest in the cliffs behind the site.

There are only a few tent pitches and it's best to book. If you don't need a hook-up then you can pitch on the 'Bowling Green', which has the best views. We paid £15 per night for a four man tent with 2 people and got the seventh night free! Its a small site which hugs the shore with units in a single line.

There were quite a few caravans and motorhomes while we we there and plenty of return customers. The other campers were absolutely lovely: like-minded people who weren't nosey or in-your-face but always had a word to share about the weather conditions (a bit of an obsession being so close to the coast) and tales of their travels to the Isles, complete with tips and contacts.

The lady who owns the site is very customer orientated and lives in the local village, Glenbarr. She comes round to check on everything and clean the facilities every evening, always with a friendly word and cheery disposition. It's just off the really fast west coast road, but with he waves lapping continually, you really don't notice.

The showers are powerful, hot and free, and were always- as with the toilets- clean. I can't help but feel that it's largely due to the type of people there who take ownership in keeping it pleasant to use. The washing up facilities too were well maintained and with boiling hot water.

There is no shop but the local village shop, an easy 15 minute walk to Glenbarr, stocks most things and has fresh bread, veg, good local meat and has a garden centre with a cafe attached to it. There is also a country house and gardens that you can visit which serves teas etc.

Campbeltown is a 20 minute drive away, regular buses also go past the site, and has everything you could need- we managed to buy an electric pump there. If you go there you must go to Davaar Island (accessible at low tide, check tide times) and the community-run, beautifully preserved old fashioned cinema. It runs one film over a week and we paid 50p extra to sit in the balcony.

There are so many places you can visit: we loved the vast deserted beach at Machrahanish, went right down to the desolate, totally wild and untamed Mull of Kintyre (forget Paul McCartney, the song does it no justice at all) where there were clear views over to Ratray Island-off Ireland.

Ate fresh langoustines at the Seafood Shack at Skipness Castle, which is well worth a visit with imposing Arran just over the water and serene walks along the beach. The ferry to Gigha goes from just up the road which we'll explore next time.

It really is worth visiting this area and even in August it was quiet. There are 2 or 3 other campsites around, one of them supposedly 'award winning', but I promise you, this is the best.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: GT60 8 reviews from this member

Well what can I say that others have not, brilliant, super, wonderful, shear bliss and CHEAP!

If like me you prefer and usually only go to Caravan club sites then you are in for a shock because this site is every bit as good but without the snobbery and the CC price’s.

We paid £90 including hook up for six of us and the porch and two dogs for 6 nights and the 7th is free at time of review.

Heated toilets/ showers, no playground though.

I think a week would be long enough if you have children.

Recommend storm straps and rock pegs as it can get very windy.

Step out of your van and walk 10 paces and you are on the Beach.

Great site and friendly helpful owner.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Piper90 3 reviews from this member

This is the second holiday we have had at this site and we can only say it is fantastic. The view on the website is exactly what you get. We had views of seals in the bay, porpoise and a cheeky little otter.

The pitch is on grass and if you are unfortunate enough to have rain it drains well. But even in the rain it is brilliant to watch the weather forming on the horizon or over towards Ireland, Islay or Jura. You can also see Gigha from the site and is well worth a trip.

Toilet block is kept spotless and you always get a warm welcome. Showers are free and hot, no messing with coins and wondering if the water will run out before you are fully rinsed.

If you reserve a pitch you get a little marker with your name on it and pay the pitch fee when you see the owner.

A little gem we only wish it was closer.

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