Visited here in mid November. This was our first visit to the site. Obviously due to the time of year it was very quiet. The reception was very welcoming and friendly. Our pitch was the perfect pitch as it was fully serviced, near to the toilets and with a great view.
The dog walks nearby are really good as is the short walk to the atholl arms hotel. The bothy bar at the hotel is very good for a bar supper or a nice drink next to the fire. We eat here twice with our dogs and can't wait to go back.
The only criticism we had was that the showers didn't seem to have much hot water ( this may be due to the -2c temp outside and the fact the site was quiet so they didn't heat that much water )
Despite this we loved it here and would suggest it to anyone to try.
We loved it so much we paid to leave our caravan here for the week so we can go back up on Friday coming.
Stayed here for 2 nights this week. £27 per night for hook-up, 2 adults, 2 kids and motorhome. A little steep.
Very big site and pitches big too. Toilets very clean and very warm. However, the sinks had a mixer tap only so could not get very hot water for a shave. Also the sinks were tiny so made it hard not to get soaking wet.
Reception area has pool table, table tennis table and a little shop. Closes at about 6pm though (I think).
Blair Castle an excellent place to go to for the day. You get 20% discount too !
Atholl Arms is superb. Great beer and superb food. One of the kids had venison olives, one had game Madras (rabbit, pheasant and veal), I had a steak and she who must be obeyed had a veggie dish. Lashings of soft drinks and quite a few beers too. Was only £55 so good value.
This site is very open with lots of green spaces and the facilities are second to none. We were there at a very quiet time and I would imagine the site when full would be very different. The pitches are very close together but spaced so that all have a good view. Some pitches on the area near the river had bigger pitches and were not quite as close as the ones in the middle.
Blair Athol castle is very near and a short walk through woodland. Not to be missed. Walks can be taken in every direction.
Stayed here with another family for 2 nights. Even though the site seemed to be full, it didn't feel crowded. There was a large grassy area and play park for the kid. S and we found a great walk along the side of the river, which we didn't fully explore. The castle next door was also a good attraction, especially as one day was quite rainy.
The shower/toilet facilities were great - always lots of hot water and we never had to wait for a shower.
The pitches are all labelled, so there is no hassle with deciding where to place the tent, and you are never too close to others.
The site has very clear notices about noise levels after 11pm, which is a great relief, especially with a full site.
The site has a shop which sells a lot of the basic foodstuffs and there is a good shop, with cash machine, within walking distance in the town.
The kids loved the time we spent and we will definitely be back here.
Stayed here for 4 nights at the start of July in glorious weather. Family ehu pitch by the river, 244, under the trees. I wore ear plugs but hubby was kept awake by the whooshing sound of the river and the dawn chorus of the crows. There were masses of them. Beautiful site and very well kept. Toilets and facilities clean and despite being busy we never had to wait. Showers are push button which gives a 10 second or so jet. Kids play park is in the middle of the site with a small shop and indoor games room. Staff very helpful. One girl whom had finished her shift at 6. 30pm and was waiting for a lift re opened reception to get me a clothes washing token to save my daughters new shorts, when she spilled something.
Site is a good mix of tents and vans and very quiet. Little or no noise after 1030pm. Other than that of nature.
Great walks and Atholl Arms, pub which is 10 min max walk away, does decent bar food at ok prices, they also allow dogs. We also had an ice cream round the site most nights with a cornet costing 1. 20. Adventures Kids farm park is a half hour drive away just outside Perth and cost 16. 00 for 2 adults, 1 child all day entry. Picnics allowed and it had slides, trampolines, fort, play parks, crazy golf and a toddlers area.
We had a great stay and specifically chose the site to ensure a quiet relaxing stay which we got. Only issue and it actually became our nightly entertainment was an elderly Victor Meldrew type in a static tourer near to us who kept shouting at the kids who went within 5 meters of his van. After their initial scare at his barking they made a game of whizzing past his van on bikes, then hid in the trees laughing as he came rushing out like a meerkat, looking for them. We will be returning and can definitely recommend.
Visited this site before in September 2012 and, while we liked the site, we were put in a pitch opposite a group consisting of about 12 adults and around 20 children in various caravans – unfortunately these seemed to have been the most obnoxious people on the entire site and we were glad we were only staying one night. When we decided to return in July this year, we e-mailed the site and reminded them of our bad experience previously and, while we were aware and appreciated that it was the start of the summer holidays, asked for a relatively quiet spot. We were assured when we arrived that there were no big groups booked in and, in fact, our pitch was just across the path from where we had been before. Imagine how horrified we were then when, on our second morning, a family of about 6 adults and 8 children turned up with 2 caravans and were pitched up one at either side of us and we became the filling in a caravan sandwich! After a few fraught hours where lines had to be drawn (and enormous windbreaker put up to give us some privacy from the children playing at our door, unhooking our electric cable and playing around with our waste pipe!) we laid down the law and told the families we weren’t standing for it. This had the desired effect that the kids were made to behave and we were given peace – even if it did make us sound like grumpy old sods (which we’re not by the way). However, all of this could have been avoided with some planning on behalf of the site – particularly after our concerns – especially when there were 2 pitches side by side further up from us which remained empty for quite a few days!
That said, if you get peace, this is a lovely site. Facilities are very clean (a little grubby for a couple of days when we were there but, in all fairness, the site was very very busy) and it has some lovely walks around it.
The little village of Blair Atholl itself doesn’t have much but it is very picturesque and you can get the train from there to Pitlochry which is worth a visit. The highlight of our trip this time, though, was to Segway Ecosse. If you’ve never segwayed before, you really must try it. It’s great fun and Trevor, our guide, was excellent company. We will definitely give this site another try out and, who knows, maybe this time the staff will actually listen to our concerns!
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