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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 35 Reviews
              10/10 from 35 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jay Bay 10 reviews from this member

What a great site. Everything everyone else has said is so true. The owner was very prompt in responding to emails and when we had to change our plans he was very understanding. He was waiting when we arrived, told us where everything was and offered advise on the area. The facilities are first class, clean and there is everything you could need in the kitchen. The showers were very clean and hot and plenty of water.

It is a small site not far from Castlebay on the main road so easy to find and very well organised with the white board stating who is expected.

There were even eggs for sale in the kitchen.

The only issue we could have had if we had stayed longer would have been the waste water as we need a level drain and the one on site was raised so we could not drive over it. Just something to be aware of if in a mother home.

This is a site we will return to and is certainly one of the best we have used in our three week trip to Scotland.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: BobChris 6 reviews from this member

Campsite is very easy to find, and we had a lovely welcome from Donald. He was waiting to greet us and we were pitching within minutes. Stunning views, always windy I think! The facilities are excellent, absolutely spotless clean toilets and showers. We stayed for 4 nights and each day Donald came down to see if we had any problems. The kitchen was really well equipped for campers as it does rain quite a lot! even a George Freeman grill. As well as being a crofter Donald is also a postman so you tend to see him out and about. So pleased we chose this campsite, wouldn't hesitate to visit again it's very tempting to stay longer but we were touring up through all the islands. Seeing the plane landing on the beach is a must but all depends on the weather, we were third time lucky! as it had been cancelled previously due to the awful weather. The airport cafe is well worth a visit, very good soup and yummy cakes, all home made and very friendly service. This was our first visit to the Islands and Barra was quite a culture shock, soon got used to the way of life and will definitely visit again. A visit to Vatersay is a must do, better if you can choose a nice day but the weather changes so quickly on the Islands. Didn't eat out in the evening as we have two dogs but there are several places to eat in nearby Castlebay.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Fiji 2 reviews from this member

All the on site facilities are above average, useful shops ( petrol, supermarket, pub, well hotel bar actually) are less than 5 minutes away, good dog walking facilities just outside site and the owner was very helpful. The views. Wow! The Big Two could learn a lot from this campsite. Well done Donald 5 star site.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Silverfox1584 4 reviews from this member

Fantastic location above rocky foreshore with sea views from all pitches. Very well maintained site with a new shower block and facilities. Super showers and very clean. My best wishes to the lady who is responsible for that as she taxied the 4 of us to beach! Thanks.

2. 5 miles to the curry house in Castlebay, a lovely walk and a brill curry, especially the scallop pakora!

Dog walking / exercise area next to site.

We would recommend this site to travellers starting or finishing their Hebridean journey.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gracesett 7 reviews from this member

This was our 1st OH site and set the standard for future comparisons. Donald keeps the site and facilities perfectly with excellent kitchen facilities for campers including microwave and he is an excellent host, wishing to ensure everyone is catered for whether their unit is a tent / motorhome / caravan. A small site overlooking the turquoise sea with several sandy beaches within a short walk. Close to Castlebay and perfectly located as a base for exploring the island. Would definitely stay again.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bobbyg 2 reviews from this member

My wife and I stayed here for the first two nights of our camping trip to Outer Hebrides. Not only that, but this was our first ever camping trip.

To start with, prior to booking we searched on here for reviews and there was email contact details for Donald, the site owner. I emailed him re availability and got a prompt response. This sort of thing is important to me.

Our ferry was slightly delayed from Oban so it was after 10pm when we arrived and it was chucking down with rain. Although there is a white sign as you drive in with all the names of the guests expected, Donald was on hand to advise us where to pitch. He remembered me, my email and the fact that we had a largeish tent (Vango Icarus 500). Most of the other tents were smallish. Donald also gave us a loan of an electric hook up cable.

Site was lovely, right on the side of the water. It was originally a croft and Donald explained how he had got the diggers in to level it off and then put all the utilities in. Gents toilet had one urinal, one cubicle (I think or was it 2) and a free shower. There was also separate disabled WC and a kitchen area for the campers to use with a toaster, kettle, microwave and George Foreman grill! There was also coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. I am not lying when I say the toilets were cleaner than my own house!

Site is slightly exposed to winds, Donald reckoned they were about 25-30mph while we were there but although the tent flexed and moved a lot, there was no risk of it coming down.

There isn't too much in the immediate vicinity - there is a hotel about half a mile along the road but they have a sign up saying no entrance to non guests!

Castlebay is about 2 miles away and has a couple of hotels and bars and the wonderful Kismul café which serves a selection of fresh Italiand and Indian food with the focus on fish.

If in the area, you must go over to Vatersay to visit the beaches over there - even if its pouring down they are still the most stunning beaches I will ever see in my life!

It will take no more than one hour to drive the full of Barra island and of course you must visit the airport and see the planes arriving and taking off on the beach.

We were in the Outer Hebrides for 6 nights and stayed 2 in Barra, 2 in Benbecula and 2 in Stornoway. If doing it again, I would spend more time in Barra and on this site in particular.

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