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Visitor Reviews - Oban Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Oban Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Barcaldine By Connel
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA37 1SG   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01631 720348

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Pitches: 75
Open: 01 Apr - 26 Oct

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 32 Reviews
              8/10 from 32 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Almaz 37 reviews from this member

There was a lot of rain during our visit and has been pointed out before, the potholes on the route round the site are pretty big. As a result almost the entire track was flooded and the grass (not a problem for us in the van) was sometimes like a marsh. I talked to several campers who had to bail their tents out.

Toilet facilities were clean if in need of some updating.

Even though I knew the site was some distance from Oban, despite being billed as Oban site, I was still a bit disappointed there wasn't more in the immediate vicinity. The Club info indicates the site is in the village of Barcaldine, but unfortunately there's nothing in the way of shops, pub, etc there itself.

The general area however is beautiful and there are enough walks / climbs round about to keep you occupied in most conditions.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tomtait 10 reviews from this member

Beware it is no where near Oban some 12.5 miles away. A bit like Ryan Air who land miles away from the stated destination city. Poor bus service makes this sight somewhat isolated if you wish to leave your unit on site.

What was really bad was the number of deep potholes on the main route around the site. I witness one motorhome scraping its exhaust due to the large pothole it failed to navigate. Quite frankly, you expect the site to be in a better state of repair considering it is a Camping and Caravan Club site!

The facilities are adequate but it has a good shop on site for basic items. Some lovely walks too and a newly completed cycle trail are easily accessed from the site.

The staff were very helpful. If you plan to visit this site an insect repellent is a must and a sack of hardcore for the potholes would come in helpful!

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Amanda caldwell 1 review from this member

This was our first caravan holiday having recently ditched the tent due to our lovely Scottish weather! This is one of the best sites we have stayed at. Small and friendly.
The toilet block was always spotless and the showers were fantastic. Excellent dog walk right next to the site. Surrounding area is just beautiful. Amazing views.
Oban is nearby and has tesco, aldi etc and a good variety of shops if you like that type of thing. My thing is walking and enjoying the scenery and this site gets 10 / 10 for this.
Sealife centre nearby is also worth a visit to keep the kids amused on a wet day. Cant think of anything negative about this site and will definitely visit again this year.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Am1907 7 reviews from this member

Stayed at this site for 2 nights in August. Was an expensive site as we are not members.

24.80 per night for a tent pitch with electric is quite excessive.

Facilities were good and clean. Walks at the back were brilliant for us and the dog. Oban quite a way but the sealife centre was not far but again 10.95 each to enter to see some fish and seals was also quite excessive.
Only down side to this site were the couple that run it. They do not do the site justice. Firstly having a moan about our tent size that it was too big. But it was a shame they did this as the site was only half full so it seems to just be totally pointless. We were stuck right next to the gas tank for the whole site which we did not complain about.
The bar is also permanently shut. The childrens play area was outside the wall and near the road, you would have to supervise children all the time they were using it.

Small site, could do better .

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cali 3 reviews from this member

Our first long camping holiday with 2 young children and found that this site was a lovely place to stay. The fact that the site is in a walled garden meant that it is sheltered from the the worst of any weather (although we had good weather for most of the time we were there), and there is no road noise to speak of.
The facilities were good inc the on site shop, laundry and washing facilities. The washrooms and showers were always clean. We were allowed to choose our own pitch. Rock pegs are recommended as some of the pitches are on harder ground. The surrounding area is beautiful and we will definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Whatevertheweather 3 reviews from this member

A sheltered and clean site with a pub on the sites entrance selling reasonable grub. The nearest amenities are a drive away but site shop compensates. The surrounding area is very nice, so a bit of a shame can not see because of wall. Surprisingly not too many bugs for august. Only one major down site is it is a great site for caravans but a bit too hard for tents.

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