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Visitor Reviews - Applecross Campsite And Flower Tunnel Restaurant

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Applecross Campsite And Flower Tunnel Restaurant
Applecross
Strathcarron
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV54 8ND   See Map
Tel: 01520 744268
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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 76 Reviews
                7/10 from 76 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  76 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sandgrounder52 9 reviews from this member

We have visited Applecross before but never with a caravan or at this campsite. Some of the reviews are quite critical so I was a bit wary but, as others have said, it is the only game in town so we thought we'd risk it.

I actually liked the campsite. The location is fabulous and we found the staff helpful and friendly. When we arrived, we were expected and our hard standing had a reserved sign with our name on it. Some of the hard standings nearer reception (possibly older ones?) were of the block and grass type but ours appeared to be a sort of compacted rock type. We didn't try the awning so I'm not sure what pegging would have been like (definitely rock pegs required though).

The facilities on the site are a bit basic but they do work. The water taps were plentiful (one for every 2 hard standings) and recycling facilities were very good (they seemed to take everything!). The CDP was basic but functional. Grey water also went in here. I believe that there isn't any facility for motorhomes to drive over a grid to deposit water. The shower block for ladies was old with 2 showers. It was busy in the mornings. The showers themselves are showing their age. My opinion is that they were kept as clean as possible given that they are old (missing tiles, dodgy sealant etc) which makes them harder to clean plus troops of campers walking mud and grass in all day doesn't help. However, the water was roasting hot and unlimited (although press button). The toilets were similarly basic but had a good strong flush so they were always left clean by other visitors.

I would urge visitors to stay longer than just one night. The Applecross Estate is a charitable body which promotes the region and has set up some fascinating, enjoyable walks. There is a series of 4 booklets (£1 each) which provide lots of interesting information and ideas for walks, things to see etc.

Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Itsyum 110 reviews from this member

This site is well situated just up the hill from the lovely little village of Applecross, which I think is just famed for the magnificent (and sometimes scary) scenery on both roads that access the place, as apart from the pub & cafe there's nothing else there ! The site itself is pretty basic with a handful of hardstandings but plenty of grass pitches (which were very wet in March) and quite a few static mobile homes, some areas had a nice elevated view over the sea, the facilities block is somewhat primitive with no heating but was clean ! I think a little investment would make all the difference but as this is the only site to camp for miles in such a stunning place, the owners have no motivation to make improvements

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Captain Nemo 2 reviews from this member

Campsite is idyllically situated and is a pure grass court with 9 hard standing places for mobilehomes.

Organization of the campsite simply catastrophic ! On the Internet homepage can be read that the office has opened until 7 PM, on arrival shortly before 6 PM the reception office was closed. Office is according to notice in the afternoon only from 3-5 PM occupied. The pre-booked (and paid) pitch was not found due to obviously wrong naming on the plate at the pitch. Notes on the office door for late arrivals are rather useless since the warden is simply not contactable. I finally put myself on a pitch which was not occupied by chance or it was my pitch but with a wrong name.

Sanitary facilities are absolutely unreasonable, showers dirty and not maintained for at least days (drains blocked by hair). There is NO heating in the entire shower area, the fittings are dirty and rusty. Water pressure left much to be desired and the hot water was from the beginning only lukewarm! To demand 25 Pounds for a night with the mobile home here is simply outrageous!

Overall rating: Disgusting showers, lousy organisation and staff which is simply unvisible. This campsite is not recommended!

If the scores would allow a minus I would rate that !

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 6 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 14 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.

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