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Visitor Reviews - Strathclyde Country Park Caravan Club Site

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Strathclyde Country Park Caravan Club Site
Bothwellhaugh Road
Bothwell
Glasgow
Lanarkshire   (Browse area)
G71 8NY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01698 853300

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Pitches: 107
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 28 Reviews
              8/10 from 28 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Reviews:  28 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mulberrybush 8 reviews from this member

I really couldn't recommend this site unless you need to visit Glasgow or need an overnight stop (as we did). Yes it is convenient but it is very noisy due to it's proximity to the M74 and other major roads. We were there on a nice sunny day and sitting outside the van wasn't pleasant due to the noise levels, you could hardly hear the person sat next to you. The facilities were good as you would expect from a new site but it was expensive we thought. The whole site looked tatty when we stayed as the grass had not been mown despite the fact that there had been recent good weather, when we commented on this the warden gave a very surly reply. Not what you expect from a Caravan Club site sadly.

Date of Visit: November 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Harleymlb 15 reviews from this member

A large site set in the grounds of the park.

Usual quality you expect of caravan club sites but its all a bit sterile in my opinion. Friendly informative welcome on arrival, you pitch where you can and let the warden know.

As usual all pitching is regimental on hard standing which due to the wet weather at the time a bonus.

Stayed here for one night on route to the highlands so did not explore the area.

What I can say is it is noisy!

It is sandwiched between the M74 and several local trunk routes. If you were here in warmer weather with windows open then I imagine it would be worse.

There Is a lot of traffic in and around the area the area which causes jams.

On exiting the site to get back onto M74 northbound proves challenging in the rush hour!

Overall it suited us for a stop over but I would not stay longer.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 257 reviews from this member

Our first visit since the CC took over. The transformation is amazing. From a rather sad looking old site they have fashioned a really bright, clean and welcoming site.

Wardens were fantastic - really friendly and helpful. Facilities are brand new and kept really clean. Pitches are a good size and well spaced.

There is a shuttle bus from the site into Glasgow which leaves 3 times a day - 7 return is really good value and so much to see and do in Glasgow its well worth the trip.

The country park next to the site is a good day out. Large loch, parklands, paths and a funfair - there really is something for everyone and its less than 5 minutes walk from the site.

Would agree there is some road noise - but the site is less then 2 minutes from the motorway which is one of the main positives as it makes it perfect for stopovers north or south bound.

All in all the CC have taken over a cracking location and done a brilliant job on both the upgrade and finding perfect wardens. Would recommend this site for stopovers or for a few days to explore the area.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Grampmag 2 reviews from this member

We spent 2 nights here on our way home. Have to agree with previous posts that there is quite a bit of road noise but we picked a pitch on the edge of the site which didn't help. Large pitches which easy accommodated our motorhome, car transporter and car. I agree, the caravan storage area is a bit of an eyesore, but that's what it is, a storage area. I expect this site will be very popular and busy with visitors for the commonwealth games in 2014.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Storm02 3 reviews from this member

Stayed for 3 nights in Sept and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very easy to access from motorway. Some reviews mention road noise, and yes you can hear traffic but this did not affect our stay in any way, unless you want total quiet, don't be put off. Pitches are a good size all fairly flat. Toilet block is new very clean, husband and daughter were impressed with the showers, I prefer to shower in my van. Lots of walking accessible from campsite round the lake and woodland. M & D Theme Park is a short walk, but from campsite you wouldn't know it was there, . Site office surrounded with beautiful display of well tended flowers, staff very friendly and helpful. The site wasn't too busy so we were welcome to stay past the 12noon checkout, which was just as well as our Milenco wheel clamp let us down and we couldn't get it removed from the van, site staff very helpful, trying all ways to assist, and lent my husband tools to saw the damn thing off, quite concerning how easy it came off with a hacksaw.

Will definitely return and would highly recommend.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Skiers 17 reviews from this member

We have just stayed for four nights on this site.

I was disappointed it was scruffy and noisy. On arrival there was a lovely display of flowers in pots and hanging baskets and a friendly welcome.

To the right of reception greeting you is a storage compound of 200/250 caravans a complete eye sore. It wants a wooden fence screening this from the caravan site. Some shrubs are there growing but I think it will take many years to hide this.

The toilet facilities were clean and very nice. A lovely play area for the children.

The site has been ongoing for 6 months, it has plenty of mature trees on the perimeter of the site and also scattered in the site, so doesn't seem so new.

The grass is scruffy, it's long with weeds growing within it some as much as 10 inches, the shrub beds have grass and weeds growing in them also some pitches with shale topping have also grass growing through. No TLC on site at all, just at reception.

On the Caravan Club website it says' there is some road noise' this is a understatement. The site is on a very busy feeder road to a traffic island leading onto the M74. The feeder road and traffic island is 5 yards from the site with the M74 about 100 yards from the site. The banging and rattling of lorries, changing gears, motor bikes and cars 24 hours per day. Sitting out in the day and sleeping at night with the droning of traffic noise. Also the descending flight path of planes with their noise going into Glasgow airport although this does come and goes.

This is my opinion, my husband seemed to get used to the noise, I have a different hearing pitch to him, I laid most nights listening to the noise only getting one good nights sleep. I think the Caravan Club have been miss guided on taking this site on, and it does not come up to its usual high standards.

If going don't forget your earplugs!

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