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Visitor Reviews - Applecross Campsite And Flower Tunnel Restaurant

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Applecross Campsite And Flower Tunnel Restaurant
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV54 8ND   See Map
Tel: 01520 744268
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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 73 Reviews
                7/10 from 73 Reviews

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Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Custard15 13 reviews from this member

You have to accept that as the only campsite in a deeply desirable location, this place will have no difficulty pulling campers in. Unless you want to wild camp, this is the place to stay before/after driving the Bealach na Ba and exploring this beautiful peninsular. Perhaps then this explains why this site lacks any of the special touches that others in this part of the world go out of their way to include in their sites.

Itís an area that gets a lot of rain fall, so hardstanding is attractive, especially in October, but this is a block and grass hardstanding Ö rather than gravel. So while your van wonít sink in, youíll be padding in mud. Get used to paddling in mud, Ďcos thatís what youíll do to get to the facility block Ö and in fact while youíre in the facility block. If it wasnít for the attraction of EHU, I would have been with a couple of VWs on the carpark. Still, the WiFi reach us and was reasonably stable for a while, then absent thereafter.

I donít want to sound unfair about the mud, but my sadness is over the lack of care and attention given to the toilets and showers. Thereís two showers for each gender, each with a small changing area with hooks. Thereís also plenty of hot water, but no mop for drying the floor (or removing mud that you canít around walking in. You can get a good shower if you take care where you put your clothes and have flip flops to wear, but the lashings of hot (unmetered) water canít take away from the feeling that youíre showering in a cow barn. The building is so full of cobwebs that I doubt itís been brushed through above floor height in the last couple of years, and the shower walls, grout and sealant were unclean.

A handy overnighter to give you the chance to dine at the Applecross Inn and linger longer on the peninsular, but this isnít any more than a convenient parking place.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dannicali 5 reviews from this member

This site is perfectly placed to visit Applecross. The welcome was friendly. However the facilities were poor. We didn't even bother with the showers as they were dirty and in need of a rebuild. Others have mentioned the mud, and our experience was similar. We had hardstanding, but even a walk to the loo involved tackling the trenches left by previous visitors. We were only there one night but even so we didn't see anyone clean the toilets, washing up area, or make any attempts to repair the ground. We spotted plenty of places to 'wild camp' on the coast road and that would be our recommendation

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Gracesett 12 reviews from this member

A very friendly site in a wonderful location with a mixture of tent, van, pod and static home areas that mixed well with none being overwhelmed by the others. Many use the site as a night stop but it is well worth staying a few days longer as there is much to see.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GMST 7 reviews from this member

Level site mostly grass with several serviced hardstanding pitches and some pods.

The toilets are cleaned after lunch and are very clean at that stage. There's no mops available to clean showers after use? So there's bits of grass and mud on floors the rest of the time. The hairdryer is powerful and free. Would benefit from upgrading. Broken tiles and sealant.

Warden was friendly on phone when we booked.

Quiet at night. Lots of owls hooting to each other.

There's a playground for children.

Some of the ground is wet and churned up by vehicles.

Easy walk into village.

Walking our dog one morning he was attacked by farm dog. Beware.

There is a herd of deer in open fields near campsite. Stunning stag was close to camp on our morning walk.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lorfal 10 reviews from this member

Just spent 2 nights there taking advantage of the great weather recently.

Nice overall site giving access to great walking, and great base for local exploration. Good position for the applecross inn.

As mentioned in another review, hard standings are in a line, no views really other than the rest of the site, which fortunately was rather empty at this time of year.

Not a huge amount of space between motor homes if you have an awning. Water and ehu are at each standing which was great.

Dogs are welcome on short lead, but there is ample areas for walking them.

We used our own facilities due to ease of filling fresh water, however grey waste not so convenient. No drain to drive over, and drain is in too tight a spot to drive close to. If you don't have a hose, then grey waste needs to be 'bucketed' to the drain disposal.

Unfortunately we were there at grass cutting times, the grass had not been lifted at the hard standing areas. Overnight it gets wet and clings to everything being taken inside. A minor point, more annoying but I would have thought grass cuttings should have been lifted. There was grass all over the toilet block floors. These in general were clean but dated.

This was the only site we stayed at all week that made a charge for dogs, and we had 2.

There seemed to be plenty of places for kids to play, between open spaces and a small children's play area. Great site for families.

All in all this so far has been our least favourite site of our week away, I can imagine in high season it may be very very busy and noisy

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AndyRomain 34 reviews from this member

Stayed here recently on our ill fated NC500 tour. Drove from Bunchrew to Applecross, over the scenic Bealach Na Ba, and had high hopes.

Very friendly reception put things off to a good start, but blighted by one or two minor matters.

There were a fair few midges when we visited, so spent a bit of time doing the Highland Fling whilst getting the tent up. Also, the tent field in which we were staying had gotten very boggy and heavily rutted in places, making it very messy.

We didn't stay to use the showers due to the midges, intending to avail ourselves at our next stop.

Was a bit disappointed that the Tunnel wasn't open for food, especially at a peak date, but we loved The Walled Garden just down the road.

Ate at the Applecross Inn (superb food, well priced), and watched a glorious sunset before bed.

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