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Visitor Reviews - Borve Caravan And Camping Site

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Borve Caravan And Camping Site
Isle Of Barra
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS9 5XR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01871 810878

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Pitches: 18
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 57 Reviews
              10/10 from 57 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GillOK 8 reviews from this member

8th campsite on our tour of Skye and the Outer Hebrides. 4 adults and a car. This was one of the best sites we stayed at. Sadly, followed the Satnav with postcode - don't make the same mistake we did. We came from the airport, travelling anti-clockwise, so need to go beyond the village on the main rd and will be on your right hand side. If you come from Castlebay, will be on your left before the village, so can't make a mistake. My fault, no signal, so couldn't check directions on website! I'll know better next time.

The facilities are fantastic, spotless toilets and showers, washing machine, dryer - the kitchen has the use of lots of appliances that we didn't need to use. Wifi included, but doesn't stretch to all areas, not a problem, as can go to the amenities block, where there are seats and information leaflets, visitors book etc. Site is situated overlooking a bay, we were lucky enough to see 2 seals. It is exposed, but you'd expect that, overlooking the bay, so be prepared for wind change and consequently, waves crashing over the rocks, not the quietest nights sleep. Also ideally located for catching the ferry to Oban.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Myboys3 1 review from this member

Very responsive to messages. We were greeted at the site by Donald, very friendly, and explained everything we needed to know.

Directed us to our plot - absolutely amazing view over looking the sea, so we slept to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Facilities are great, toilets, hot showers - which are very clean and warm. You have free wifi access to contact family and friends. There is kitchen with a kettle, mugs, toaster, fridge and sink. It's 1 each to use the washer or dryer. We really enjoyed our night there, and will definitely return.

Booking is recommended due to the size of the site. You will not be disappointed, shame Donald can't control the weather, as I'm sure he would if he could!

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sproctor 2 reviews from this member

I've stayed at this campsite a couple of times and never get fed up with it. The site is small so I would recommend booking but it is situated in the most stunning part of the island.

The amenities are clean and have everything that you would need for camping. (kettles, charge points etc).

A word of warning though. Don't plan to eat at the Isle of Barra hotel which is less than a 10 minute walk from the site. They are a bit hit and miss with providing food. They don't serve if there are coach parties staying at the hotel. Head for Castlebay instead.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Alfearnley 4 reviews from this member

Just stayed 3 nights on this site. Amazing spot right on the coast. Fantastic size pitch not packed in at all even when busy. Donald does a fantastic job of organising pitches and keeping everything clean and tidy. Facilities are exactly what's needed. Clean showers and toilets, a small kitchen to use with kettle, microwave, fridge, toaster, washing machine, dryer and more and WiFi access in and around building. Cycleable to castlebay for shops etc approx 2. 5 miles. Very friendly and helpful. Loved it. The area is great lovely beach approx 1 mile up road and many more on island.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gwandtw 5 reviews from this member

2nd visit to Borve campsite and it was even better than last year (excluding the weather).

It is a really nice walk into Castlebay or one of the cracking beaches either side of the campsite.

Much busier this year but toilet/shower block was kept immaculate by Donald and his assistant.

We stayed for 4 nights as we wanted to spend a few days at Luskentyre on Harris but a week or two at Borve would have been a pleasure.

We will be back.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Happycampervanner 2 reviews from this member

It was a little windy & wet for our visit but the location is ideal for touring the rest of Barra & not far from the ferry - make sure you head over to Vatersay the beaches are amazing. Also the Community Shop in Castlebay hires bikes and has a great range of local goods & gifts & some gluten free items too (I couldn't find any in the Co-op). I can only echo what other reviewers have said in that facilities are excellent and spotless and Donald was visibly on hand daily. Although our pitch was cramped it was not an issue as we were only there for a couple of nights and it was wet, so no need for space outside. He did say that people had pitched up without booking in which was not his fault and clearly this would not normally be an issue. Due to the layout (unless you were at either end of the site) not an ideal site for very young children as obviously despite being supervised at all times there were vehicles driving close past our pitch to the other pitches but for every other age group it would be fine. A little road noise but nothing unexpected being next to the road nor when compared to the mainland! We would certainly return again when the kids are older and can highly recommend.

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