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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: 9/10 from 23 Reviews
              9/10 from 23 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Reviews:  23 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Glossopwhite 25 reviews from this member

A couple of miles from Castlebay next to a lovely rocky bay and only a few minutes walk from a sandy beach. We experienced stunning sunsets and hardly any midges. Donald, the owner, collects payment in the evenings, he is often around for the new arrivals around the time the ferry docks. There is a board at the end of the driveway with the names of the parties that have reserved pitches, these all have a reserved plaque on them.

The site has some hardstanding pitches for Motorhomes with plenty of space for a van and awning. The views out to sea are lovely, with hills to one side and a rocky bay to the other. The amenity block was always clean, no charge for the showers and no push buttons. The site was full one night as it was the Barrathon weekend, but even when full we never had to queue to use the facilities. The airport timetable is in the amenity block, itís well worth a trip up there to see the plane landing or taking off.

It is an easy bike ride or walk into Castlebay along the Islandís main road, this isnít too busy and there are tracks in places on the grass verge. It is possible to walk up Heaval (1257 ft) from the site or from Castlebay, we did it as a circular route, no real tracks but easy enough to pick your way up.

In summary, a lovely, well kept, scenic campsite, ideal for a relaxing break.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Erti 3 reviews from this member

Perfect site. Enough has been said about its quality! Carry on!

There were seals in the beach below. Take a walk to the cemetry across the beach and feel the Hebrides. Walk to Craigston and turn right passing school and church. Go some 2 miles along this road; at the end you will find a croft-house. This used to be a museum (as stated on the OS maps) but isn't anymore. Now derelict it gives a feeling of times passed by.

The church might not look spectacular, go inside.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Brian-A 9 reviews from this member

A great little site, right on the shoreline.

Almost all the pitches overlook the sea and are great for viewing the sunset (assuming the weather is OK of course). A small but good facilities block. The owner is very hands-on and friendly.

Dog walking in the next field along the shore for the morning and a large common area further to the north for longer walks.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ron22 9 reviews from this member

This is a small family run site in a fantastic location on the West Coast of Barra. We arrived on the very day that severe gales had been forecast to hit the islands. Our pitch was no more than 10 yards from the edge of the Atlantic which did cause some concern.

The owner supplied us with a long extension so we could occupy a more sheltered spot. That proved to be a fruitless exercise as we were rocked strongly throughout the night and didn't get much sleep due to the wind, rain and crashing waves. The following day did not show much improvement and I relocated to a position given partial shelter by the toilet block. I got some comfort when the locals said it was one of the worst gales they had experienced in years.

The toilet block is new and kept spotless. Pitches are mainly hardstanding and fairly level.

There is a hotel about 200 yds. Away (not visited). The walk to Castlebay is easy along the main road but there is hardly any traffic to cause concern. Apart from local coffee shops we ate at Cafť Kisimul, close to the ferry terminal. This is a cross between Indian and Italian. The food was superb.

Despite our unfortunate timing due to the weather there can be no doubt that this is an excellent site in a stunning location.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GigsawUK 6 reviews from this member

Great location for a site, perched on a rocky promontory with two beautiful white sandy beaches within walking distance. You'll be at the site in less than ten minutes from the ferry terminal. Being on the west coast, it is of course quite exposed if the wind blows!

Immaculate toilet/shower block with a small kitchen area. Only one shower and toilet in the gents (two in the ladies) but never had to wait. EHUs available on many pitches, chemical disposal point and fresh water tap.

Donald the owner is very friendly and helpful and has plenty of information on the local area. You can easily cycle or walk along the road to Castlebay from here where you'll find everything you need.

Highly recommended.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JKLow 3 reviews from this member

Great campsite. Set on the edge of the Atlantic so likely to be very windy. Toilet block now complete. Two ladies and 1 gents shower plus 1 disabled. Very modern with washing machine and dryer. Microwave and kettle in small kitchen. All very clean and fresh. Owner of site, Donald, can't be more helpful. Would use again without hesitation. Isle of Barra Hotel within easy walking distance for good, reasonably priced food in the public bar.

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