If there is a better camp site in Scotland we haven't found it. Fantastic location, amazing facilities and very friendly managers. Children play area the best we have ever seen and we have recommended it to our friends and family. Well done Donald and Lyn, you have created something you can be very proud of. The last few miles were single track road, but plenty of passing places and amazing scenery. Can't wait until we head north again, we'll certainly be back.
We arrived on Fri as directed around 2pm and was given a really warm welcome by the owners. After Booking in we were invited to select our Pitch and being told that the Super Pitches were slightly more expensive as the lower ones. We selected a Super pitch as the view over the Loch was stunning. On enquiring about the surrounding area and places of interest the Staff could not have been more helpful. The facilities were spotless and of the highest standard. It is early days for the paths and vegetation but I am sure that in the near future they will match the standard of the rest of the rest of the site.
We just loved this site. Right on the shores of Loch Ness with breath taking views and the walk up to the shop\café via the falls was also beautiful. What a place to soothe the soul. The showers and toilets are immaculate and the staff just could not have been more helpful or friendly. The children loved paddling about in their small boats in the nearby (very shallow and safe) stream and the play area kept them happy too. The site is still evolving, so it would be good to ensure you have some food supplies with you when you arrive. I am sure the shop up the hill will adapt to having regular campers nearby and I believe the site itself plans for some more facilities. There is also a bus stop very close that takes you into Inverness which is worth checking out, again beautiful views all the way. Great if you truly do want to get away from it all somewhere really beautiful.
Having read about this site in the monthly members magazine, we thought we should give it a try, and we weren't disappointed!
We booked for 2 nights and stayed for 3, and would have liked to stay longer. But we had other places to go and do.
The toilets and showers are good and clean and warm, and everything else about the site is great.
As the name suggests it really is right on the shore of Scotlands most magical Loch, the views are fantastic, the walks endless, and don't be put off by the the location of the pub, it really is worth the walk(and it's dog friendly), and make sure you walk back via the falls.
Only one thing, not enough hooks in the showers, but sure this is in hand.
We had hoped for a lot more than there actually was at this new site.
On arrival at reception and while we waited for somebody turning up to talk about our pitch choices, I asked the receptionist about the tables and chairs in the area at the window overlooking the loch. Is it going to be a cafe I asked. The lady mumbled something about a coffee machine?
We chose a pitch on the hill overlooking a little section of Loch Ness. We were then told 'that's an extra £3. 20'. This was because it was a super pitch.
The Club advertises a farm shop. Don't know where it was hidden.
The lovely shower cubicles (the ones with w. C. Wash hand basin and shower) had a very small stool and one door hook inside which made it difficult to find anywhere to keep your clothing dry while you showered. The floor was very cold so I don't think the underfloor heating was working. It was quite disappointing compared to other sites we have visited.
The site is recently opened and I realise things can be improved over time. My observation re the footpaths and hard standings is they should be more user friendly. People could easily slide on the steep rough path leading down to the toilet block. My husband had a bit of a fall when stepping out of the caravan as the step tipped to one side due to the rough gravel.
I expected to see more of Loch Ness from the camp site in general.
Be aware that Craigdarroch Hotel described as being 10 minutes walk away is uphill once you've crossed the bridge at the entrance to the site. We gave up when we reached the track leading up to the hotel as we did not know if dogs were allowed.
I hope that as time passes the camp site will steadily improve.
A member of staff was close by as we were leaving. He didn't even bother to ask how we had enjoyed our overnight stay. They need feedback from customers surely?
As others have mentioned, this site is quite new, so has not yet 'grown in' as a result, I agree it is a little lacking in vegetation at the moment, don't let this put you off this little gem of a site !
On arrival, the owners were both very helpful, and chatty, the new reception building is really nice with some great large scale benches and chairs scattered around.
The site is on two levels, the upper level is a few pounds more expensive but has water, power and drainage on each pitch and better views.
The toilet block is exceptional, spacious, spotlessly clean and has hot water in abundance with shower taps that don't turn themselves off ! The whole site is eco friendly with water coming from a bore hole on site and heated by some sort of pixie magic system that is super efficient, with solar power too.
There are wooden bothies on both levels, these and all of the other pitches are well spaced and well plotted. There is a child's play area on the upper level and a covered picnic area on the lower one.
Surprisingly, Loch Ness can only be accessed in very few places and this is one of them. A small pebble beach is found behind the reception block and you can launch boats from here or just sit on the beach in peace and quiet watching the world go by.
Access to the site is via the quiet side of the Loch, as some have mentioned, the road is narrow, but we took a 7 metre motorhome with no problems at all. The hotel on the hillside behind the site is worth a visit, it is a good 15 minute walk and uphill, but worth the effort. At the moment there is no shop on site, so be prepared before you arrive.
The site is new and planting out, the reception, access, etc are all a work in progress but even now this site is superb - when I go back next year I expect it to be even better !
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