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Visitor Reviews - Bunchrew Caravan Park

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Bunchrew Caravan Park
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01463 237802

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Pitches: 150
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 62 Reviews
              8/10 from 62 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: BOB-D 16 reviews from this member

This camp site is now under new owners, not much has changed since my last visit, toilets and showers could still do with upgrading, It is still a very friendly site. Very level pitches, the price of all the extras soon mount up anything over 2 persons is classed as extra even a 5yr old, awning, ehu all extra.
Showers are free, It has wireless internet £1 a day. All in all not a bad site for a few days stop. Inverness is only 4mls away and there is a Lidl only a few miles down the road. It is a good base for touring the highlands.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Crainneag 8 reviews from this member

This is a beautiful location with the site bordered by the Beauly Firth to the North and trees on the other three sides. It is on an old POW camp as evidenced by some of the remaining buildings and has been terraced to make level pitches. We found the site very friendly and there is an area the size of several pitches set aside for children to play and which was equipped with a rope swing, volleyball net and space for balls games; there was also a set of swings a little distance from this area. A snack bar serving breakfast, dinner and hot and cold drinks opened in the morning and early evening and was well used.

The current site owner took over last year and is actively working on improving the site further, he and the remainder staff were very approachable, friendly and keen to help.

The number of showers and washing facilities was good but the water tended to fade away if several people are using the facilities, this was due to be rectified in the next few days with the fitting of a new pump. Toilet paper, hand washing soap and electric dryers are supplied.

Inverness is a few miles down the road and is well served with supermarkets and the surrounding area is awash with places to visit or walk or cycle to. A feature of the area are the dolphins that frequent the area near the Kessock bridge so take your binoculars. Red squirrels are to be found in the local area, I didn't see any in the site woods but did in the countryside to the south west. If you are into arboreal things then a look at the effect of coppicing the trees (presumably during the war) in the woods on the south side of the site and then leaving them to grow might be of interest.

Overall I would have no hesitation in recommending this site and the surrounding area.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Chantal_Steven 2 reviews from this member

We were on our way back from Stornoway and decided to go the 'scenic' route and scout around the campsites in the area. We drove into this campsite and adored it immediately!

We pitched out tent right on the shores of Beauly Forth and spent a magnificent afternoon and evening watching the sun set and enjoying a lovely barbecue.

The campsite was level, the ground not too hard. The toilets were in good working order, however the showers were a bit dirty and could do with a 'freshen up'. The onsite shop was okay, but not stocked with too much 'real food' like meat and veg so a quick foodie trip was in order. Other than that, the campsite was a real joy and I would definitely recommend it.

According to our neighbours the fishing is good and allegedly, if you get up REALLY early, (about 4am ish) you can see the dolphins - though we never made it up that early.

Don't know what playground facilities there are for the kids, but the ones we saw seemed happy enough riding around the site on their bikes.

All in all, it's a great site and I will definitely be going again.

Date of Visit: November 2007 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Nightshifty 3 reviews from this member

Decent enough camp site with very pretty views over the Moray Firth. Badly let down by the outdated and scruffy toilet/shower block. A new modern facility would make such a difference to this site. Not an expensive site, but for the price we paid I was very dissapointed.

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: AngMilne 4 reviews from this member

A beautiful campsite overlooking the Beauly Firth with great views. This is a great site which is really well maintained but the toilets and showers really let this place down. There are only 3 showers in the female block and about 8 toilets which is no way near enough for the size of site. An extension to the kids playpark would also benefit the site as there is only some swings. There is however a dedicated area for ball games which was great.
Overall, a great site for an overnight stay and if your not too fussy about where you shower!

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Robertml2 1 review from this member

We have camped for many years in Scotland but this year decided to try a static, we had mixed results at Bunchrew. The site is on a lovely location on the sea shore with stunning views, close to Inverness and there is plenty to do in the area. Our caravan was one of the newer ones on site, but was let down by the finishing touches.
A mix up of crockery and wobbly steps may seem unimportant but along with off white bed sheets and a carpet in the toilet the caravan lost some of its appeal. We ended up using our own sheets which we had brought with us.
The toilets/showers on site were a bit run down looking but I cannot really comment on them as I did not use them.
The one thing that did annoy us was the amount on touring and static caravans with people living in them, and I mean living in them ( touring caravans in the driveways of static caravans), the caravan behind our static would not have looked out of place if used as a tea hut on a building site. To be fair, the people in them did not interfere with out holiday, but for us the site looked more like a place for people to live in rather than have a holiday in.
The good location means I would consider returning for a short stay with our tent, but not to a static.

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