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Visitor Reviews - Cashel Camping In The Forest Site

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Cashel Camping In The Forest Site
Loch Lomond
Rowardennan
Glasgow
Argyll   (Browse area)
G63 0AW   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0845 137 633  or  024 7642 3008

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Pitches: 220
Open: 1 March - 26 October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 79 Reviews
              8/10 from 79 Reviews


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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: DianneDFoy 3 reviews from this member

We decided last-minute on Easter Sunday that we fancied an overnight camping trip and thought we'd be lucky to find a space at a campsite. Luckily I remembered Cashel campsite and my husband was cheerily told we could just head up, as long as we could be there by 6pm. We arrived at about 3pm and Sue, one of the site managers, was as cheery in person as she was on the phone! She was having some technical issues with her booking system and suggested if I had cash, she could try and put the booking through later, so she didn't keep me back. So the other manager (her husband?) showed us the site. In a rather unusual (compared to some very rigid sites we've been on!) way, he just suggested we find a pitch we fancied the look of, as long as it wasn't along the front, as they were pre - booked. So we duly found a pitch - huge hardstanding with a good bit of space either side - and settled in.

The views are glorious, the location perfect - right next to the Loch and to the West Highland Way and a forestry reserve, so plenty of places to walk or cycle and places to launch a boat or kayak from.

The toilet block was adequately sized, we didn't need to wait for a shower or a toilet at any point. The wee shop at Reception was well stocked with essentials and the machine for tea, coffee and hot chocolate was good.

We were able to extend our stay absolutely no problem, when the weather turned out to be lovely for a second day. There was a nice presence of the managers buzzing about and chatting, but in no way intrusive.

There was a decent wee playpark and areas of grass that weren't used for camping which the kids could play on.

All in all, loved the site, loved the surroundings and the friendly, helpful and accommodating staff were the best bit.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Skins68 1 review from this member

Beautiful site in a stunning location with spotless facilities and very friendly staff. We stayed for 2 nights and would have stayed longer if we could. I have to say a little more about the cleanliness of the shower/wash/toilets, rarely have I seen facilities this well cared for, a real credit to the staff. One tip for for an easy life, take rock pegs with you as the ground is very stony.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bennettbaxter 3 reviews from this member

We, a family of four, two adults and two teenagers, stayed for three nights in August. The location is excellent for peace and tranquillity. The views are beautiful. Shops are a drive away in the village of Drymen or further away in Balloch but the campsite shop is well supplied with basic camping essentials.

The facilities are clean, well kept and plentiful so no queuing despite the site being very busy. Showers well supplied with hot water but are push button operated and on a short timer so needed to be operated frequently.

On arrival the site does seem a little off-putting as there is a card operated barrier and there are several rules; however the site is in a very busy and popular area and on reflection the rules do make sense and support a very peaceful atmosphere on the site.

The pitch we had was under trees and so the ground was hard, full of tree roots and rocks. We needed steel pegs.

This site was the most expensive one we'd used in our short tour of Scotland, between 4 and 7 per night more than the others.

We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable few days here and would go back.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Hondagirl 7 reviews from this member

Stayed here for the Commonwealth Games as it looked like a lovely site within commuting distance of the Games venues. On arrival the staff were friendly and seemed to be efficient however we were very frustrated by the pitch system or rather a lack of one! twice we chose a pitch and twice we were told it was reserved, despite there being no signs to let us know, this after an 8 hour drive and combined with 27'c heat was rather annoying! Eventually we found a pitch and everything went well. This is an absolutely stunning site, the location is literally on the banks of the Loch which does draw in the midges but that's a small price to pay. It was obviously an exceptionally busy time with the majority of visitors coming for the Games, in spite of this the facilities were clean and well managed.

Our main and only gripe was that the staff refused to allow any concessions for the games with regards to vehicle entry on the site past 10. 30pm. Evening sessions finish at 10pm and with Glasgow being at least an hour away we, and many others, fell foul of the rule. We had to literally dump our car in the entrance gateway as the car park was full and so was every other available space. The site is on a dangerous road with no parking so we had no choice, we felt it would have been far safer to allow the gates to stay open just for the Games.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Catzooo 2 reviews from this member

Had a fabulous few days here. Fantastic site. Views stupendous. We had a pitch on the loch side which was so beautiful. Glorious weather too - went for a swim in the loch to cool off.

On arrival we were swamped with rules, but all made sense really, after that we were left to do our own thing. We asked about having a picnic table and were told to take one ourselves from an unoccupied pitch. It was lovely sitting out there. Until the midges came at dusk. I have honestly never seen so many. Buzzing in my ears, eyes, up nose, despite deet and citronella candles. The only option was to retreat indoors.

Toilet and shower were lovely and clean, though quite a walk from our pitch. My fault as I did ask for a remote pitch. There was a 2nd shower block in our field but it was out of order.

No pub or shops nearby so fully self catering. The site shop does have a good range but no alcohol.

Great area for walking and water sports. Launch areas if you took your own boat.

This site is expensive, but well worth it. If just for the views and the peace and quiet.

We have only been caravan ing for a year, this is by far the best place we have stayed.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Shoelover 3 reviews from this member

Excellent location.

Fantastic facilities they do have rules but it makes it a better stay for all.

Great customer service the Staff were friendly and helpful

Washing facilities.

Lovely location for walking the dog it is a truly beautiful part of the country

Will be back even the bad weather has not put us off

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