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Visitor Reviews - Sundrum Castle Holiday Park ( Parkdean )

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Sundrum Castle Holiday Park ( Parkdean )
Ayrshire   (Browse area)
KA6 6HX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0844 335 3548

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Open: March - November

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 20 Reviews
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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kirsty_Atkin 13 reviews from this member

This site was our rest day during our cycle touring holiday, so we were here for 2 nights. The tent pitch is on a slope so you have to plan your pitching well. Despite being given a takeaway menu the fish & chips takeaway was not open. Although the campsite is just a short walk to a little village where you can catch a bus into Ayr and there is a little shop, takeaway & bakery. We thought the bar prices are very expensive (and we live near London!). The facilities were very well kept, with plenty of hot water. We used the laundry and would have preferred to have washing lines available instead of made to tumble dry everything.

I would have not liked to stay at this park in the summer as when the entertainment finished it was like kicking out time at a pub right next to your tent.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: HEJC72 10 reviews from this member

This was our first time staying at Sundrum Castle (we usually go to Wemyss Bay) and I was very pleasantly surprised.

We stayed in a static caravan (2 adults, 2 children and the dog). OK, the caravan was an older model and a couple of the door edges were worn but it was clean, warm and had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday.

The site itself is very pleasant and kept clean and tidy by very helpful and friendly staff. The statics are well spaced (unlike Haven and other holiday parks who seem to cram in as many as possible) and the grass areas were all well cut and pleasant places to sit out in the evenings.

The pool with flume has staggered timings so never got crowded and my boys enjoyed going there. The arcade was also well used on our visit!

The small on site shop is a Nisa, so had everything you would need and the prices were not overly inflated.

The on site takeaway provided good quality food at reasonable prices - the pizza and the fish and chips were particularly good.

There is a small playground, all weather sports pitch and crazy golf which my boys enjoyed.

There is also a laundry room on site which is useful when you have 2 boys who attract mud like mine do!

There is a cafe and Costa on site but we didn't use these so not sure how good or bad they are as we either ate out (there is a Frankie and Bennies a short drive from the site), used the on site take away or cooked in the caravan.

The site is a short drive from Ayr where you will find a good selection of shops and supermarkets as well as a gorgeous dog friendly beach with a great adventure play park on the seafront.

We went 29th August (Bank Holiday weekend) for a week for 300 so it was a bargain break at a very pleasant site.

There is loads to see and do in the surrounding areas and it is definitely a place I would return to.

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

The good points, clean well kept grounds, situated half a mile off the main road, nice swimming pool, small, but sessions are staggered, so it never gets full.

Good food, pleasant staff.

Now the bad points gents showers, only two and two toilets for 30 odd pitches, the day I visited they were dirty, and one cubicle had no provision for anywhere to leave your clothes, other than the floor. The pitches are hard standing for the caravan and gravel for the awning, poor drainage on the gravel, after 3 days of torrential rain there was about an inch of water on top' of the gravel, which took 2 days to disperse.

Not much choice of beer in the bar, mostly lager and cider.

If you don't like sport, there's not much to do on site.

All depends on your requirements.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hdorans 2 reviews from this member

Worst site I have visited in 40 odd years of camping. Weeds all over. Staff not very pleasant. Kitchen staff away before people finished meal which not what was ordered. Toilets miles away from tents. Felt they did not want campers. Gave wrong directions where to camp. Staff unhelpful. Toilets dirty. Grass needed cutting. Clup rooms ok due to attitude of management. Did not try pool so can not comment. Shop seemed to have all you would need.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Marty2711 8 reviews from this member

Shorter review than normal - a bit pushed for time. It seems to me that Sundrum/ Parkdean are actively discouraging tent campers.

The tent field, although placed very centrally and close to all the amenities and money spending opportunities (!), is set on a slope, only some pitches near the front at the car park are level.

Of course, you'll find this out once you've paid, in my opinion, over the odds for a nights camping, given that there's no option for electrics.

The park itself is clean. Neat and tidy. There's a touring area for caravans and Campervans, that seemed nice and organised. There's good outdoor facilities for the kids, a well equipped swing park and a fenced off football pitch, although I had to have a word with a lad who was kicking the ball out on pupose and whacking my car with it! Care? Not he!

Amusements will attract your kids and keep your available change to a minimum. And in true Bourne Leisure style you have to traverse the entire area to get to the entertainment hall and bar restaurant. Entertainment serves a purpose I suppose, singers and bingo was the order of the day. There were also some kids activities going on too during the day, that was a nice touch.

Toilet facilities - woeful hot water pressure at the sinks, trickle at best. Showers hot but unadjustable, the wee ones might find them scorchio! Toilet facilities = 2 toilets and 2 showers for the entire caravan touring area (30ish pitches) and any campers who happen to be there (I reckon the field would take 20 tents).

It's my view that Parkdean are all about Static Caravans and getting them sold! They gear all their marketing on site towards that. There were 6 display models literally at the front entrance and a crew of slick salesmen waiting to bait you. You even get a starter pack (cups, saucers, plates, a frying pan, towels. If you spend 20, 000). Get my name down for that!

Summary - Busy weekend, facilities okay, camping - not the best, pricey, static city.

My jury is out on these kind of sites - they have a place I suppose, but give me a site that's all about camping with nice clean facilities and a nice quiet atmosphere that calms down at night anyday in the week. See my review on Eskdale, that's the difference.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jbrines 1 review from this member

Great value for money and a very well kept site. The touring area was will kept and clean, the toilet blocks were clean if not a bit small for the site, I can only imagine that in the summer it would be very busy.

The complex was clean. The bar area was nice and again clean. The amusement area was clean but very cold. Prices for alcohol and soft drinks very expensive which is a shame as I think we would have spent more time in the place. We went swimming on the Saturday, nice pool, clean but the changing areas were very cold.

Having looked on the web site this site gets very expensive during the children's holidays which is a shame as I think it would be nice to go then.

Booked up for another weekend in May so let's hope it is a nice weekend and they have sorted out the cold areas :)

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