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Visitor Reviews - Balranald Hebridean Holidays

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Balranald Hebridean Holidays
Hougharry
North Uist
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS6 5DL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01876 510304

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Pitches: 20
Open: March To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 28 Reviews
              9/10 from 28 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Robnixon 17 reviews from this member

Superb site on the west coast of North Uist, near the nature reserve. Access to the lovely beach is over a very quiet lane, approx. 30 secs from the site.

Superb facilities with new amenities block including small reception area, immaculate toilets & showers, kitchen area including fridge, washing machine etc and free wifi.

There nearest shop is a co-op not to far up the road. There is also a viewing platform for St Kilda 5 mins (car) away, which we could clearly see as well as Harris, South Uist and Harris via the telescope.

It can be quite open, so ensure tents etc and pegged down, but its a really fantastic site, with that bit of luxury that other sites on the islands don't have. Credit to the owners who are very helpful.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: FREEDOM 1 4 reviews from this member

Was my second visit to balranald, i stayed for six nights this time. The welcome was very warm from anne and family. As stated many times the facilities were spotless, if it was my first visit i would have thought they were just built. It was windy and wet but the island is just as nice as in sunshine.

Treated to an amazing sunset, the islanders i met were always polite and welcoming.

The bacon rolls were very good, as was my lobster compliments to the chef. The area is out standing

I will return for definite.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Manx fairy 10 reviews from this member

A fantastic find, off the beaten track and well equipped to cater for the campers in tents, caravans and campervans or motorhomes. It's all been said before in other reviews, but the especially clean, well-kept facilities were impressive.

On arrival (late afternoon) we were directed to a pitch with our name on (notice on office door) and could hook up and settle in. The manager of the site was working in the catering trailer behind the office at the entrance to the campsite and was available later in the evening for us to settle up.

This was the first site in over 2 week's touring and island hopping in the Outer Hebrides where the wi-fi was free and of a reasonable speed - useful if for no other reason than to make contact with family at home.

The RSPB nature reserve was right next to the site and we visited the Visitor Centre, so that we could brush up on our knowledge of the area and the reserve, prior to walking a marked route. Handy leaflets were available to guide you on the walks if you didn't want to take the tour with a guide.

Beautiful sunsets, lots of wildlife, and purpose built new building with very good facilities. The only drawback was the abundance of jellyfish on the nearby beach (which we had to be very vigilant about due to having an inquisitive puppy).

A hidden gem.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Barry_432 16 reviews from this member

This was the second campsite I stayed at and is well placed for exploring both the Uists and Berneray. The facilities are immaculate and well maintained and there are good recycling facilities. Nice walks are available directly from the site and the old graveyard is worth a visit. Lots to see on in easy reach of the campsite. I would not miss Berneray where there are lovely old buildings and lots of seals. Fantastic beaches to walk and cycle on. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and the site itself quite sheltered even though it is near the beach. Very pleasant 2 night stay, thoroughly recommend.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ridgebacksontour 6 reviews from this member

When we arrived the warden was busy serving customers at the Dunes catering trailer-the homebakes looked delicious-she immediately told me where we were to pitch with the helpful addition of our name being on the pitch marker post. An excellent pitch almost level with a lovely view inland towards the old cemetery or across to the dunes depending on your orientation. The facilities were spotlessly clean, my only criticism would be over there only being one toilet cubicle ( plus one urinal) in the gent's but it all seems very new so perhaps the facilities will be expanded given time. The large recycling bin was very useful and there was a large commercial type bin for all other rubbish. The morning after we arrived this was towed away and by mid morning the following day still had not reappeared and people had started to pile up bags of rubbish where it should have been. A dedicated bin for doggie bags would be a welcome addition as most owners were being responsible & picking up after their dogs. This helped keep that marvellous beach clean for all. There is a well stocked shop in the village plus a Co-op less than ten miles away. Lochmaddy has a very nice visitor centre and the hotel there serves real ale. Balranald is a very nice site on a lovely island we shall return to both.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dalred5 2 reviews from this member

Spent a lovely week at this site. Amazing weather! Only a 2 minute walk to a beautiful beach which was very clean and the water really clear. My husband and I saw otters & seals whilst out in kayak. Great for cycling too as lots of landrover tracks around the campsite. Lovely walk round the RSPB reserve although wish we had gone on the guided tour so we could have found out more about the types of birds we kept seeing! Campsite itself was really well looked after and had good sized pitches. My husband even tried lobster for the 1st time, could order one and Anne would cook it for a small charge. The only down-sides were the flies (only a nuisance for a couple of weeks in summer), the unusually large amount of jellyfish in the bay and the fact that we could only pay by cash or cheque. Will definitely be back!

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