Spent two months here in Spring 2006. It is a stunning location well situated for accessing Inverness city and facilities, as well more rural parts. Far enough off the road to be fairly quiet.
Tony, the proprietor was very helpful, especially when I had a problem with my unit's electrics, BUT it has to be said that the park is very poorly managed. There is a small shop in reception, but the Co-op (or Lidl), a mile down the road, is much cheaper.
Units can and do pitch anywhere, and when busy, as at peak times, there is no discipline over pitching, and sometimes little consideration for others. I was stuck to get my car up to the unit a couple of times.
There is also no discretion over who the site accepts - couples, families, singles, but also youth groups.
Whilst I appreciate that this is a historic former wartime military camp site, some of the buildings (the toilet block, laundry and washing up area) are undoubtedly buildings surviving from this era. Unfortunately the fittings don't appear to have been updated since 1945! Several taps were missing in the toilet, one sink was cracked and unusable, the hand dryer unserviceable, and at least two loo doors had no locks.
The toilets did not appear to be cleaned every day, and especially when youth groups were on site, could get into a disreputable state. The Belfast sinks in the washing up area lacked a plug; I went out and bought one for my own use, but few other people seemed to use this 'facility'.
This site could have so much potential if someone prepared to invest in new facilities and to manage it properly - living on site - could acquire it.
Unfortunately, in its present situation, it cannot be recommended.
Very warm and friendly welcome, choice of pitch given, beautiful views over the Firth, enjoyed watching the herons feeding in the mudflats. Gorgeous sunset. Close to Inverness, a beautiful city. Bus stop from outside the site if required. Plenty of information in the shop / reception. Showers could do with an update and water was luke warm but for a stop over not really a problem. Would visit again for the views.
Campsite had beautiful views of the Firth, however can become over crowded easily. As there was no control over where people pitched their tents. Also the toilet / shower block extremely dated not kept in the best condition. Staff very helpful. Scenery was great and the winery nearby is worth a visit
First entering this site looks a bit like permanent static van city, however on trundling further down the hill one descends upon the touring part which is undulating to level and stretches right down to the waters edge. Staff friendly and the price was right for our smallish tent £10- night. Location quiet at night but as said before only few minutes for the impressive Inverness. Grass was kept short, with lots of rubbish disposal points. Play area for children well fenced off, making it easy to decide to pitch close to, or well away from this area as one decides. Only two faults we found, firstly there are no marked out pitches and at our time of staying the site was fairly busy with two groups of children / teenagers also staying on site in tents, thus making space a little tight. One could easily go out for the day and return to find there being no space for your car and guy ropes crossing between tents. This could’ve made it difficult for us to power our lights from the car without a little persuasive negotiation with our neighbours. Secondly the toilet facilities are woefully inadequate and very very dated for the number of persons they service. They also seemed to be infrequently cleaned and with the number of teenagers using them, by late afternoon they were disgraceful, so much so my wife refused to wash in them for the last evening & morning. A shame for such a beautiful site to be let down by its most basic facility. I know this reflects in the price, but one would willingly pay more with a better standard of facility. Inverness itself is a busy and lovely city, with plenty on offer for all walks of life. All the locals were warm and friendly. Would I go back to Inverness?……….you betcha, would I go back to this site?………. Alas no.
This is a beautiful site, fantastic views, owner very friendly and helpful. Shop not fantastically stocked however were able to get the basics. The only thing that lets this site down is the toilets. The site itself was very clean and tidy however the toilets and showers were filthy. Grass everywhere, hair everywhere, no mops or anything for people to mop shower out after themselves. The mens toilets, according to my boy friend were very smelly. I know we were camping and not at a hotel however with regular cleaning and a bit or upgrading they would have been fine. Its a shame because they really let a lovely site down. If the toilet blocks were upgraded I would definitely go back.
August 2005 It is a lovely site but the toilet and shower blocks should be cleaned more frequently than they are (feather duster would do it). There were numerous large cobwebs all over the tops of cubicles / roof containing numerous "beasties". The gents must have been worse than the ladies because my husband and sons refused to shower there. You do pick your own pitch and it can be near the water edge, gorgeous scenery and not too expensive either.
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