Great Place to come and get away from it all, not even a telephone signal, but that's what the country side is all about, peace and quiet. great for the kids they loved it here. as for the Site Owner what a lovely guy he was, very helpful. he informed us that there are going to be changes to the campsite toilet blocks for next year 2014. the shower blocks will be heated but that was no problem for us at all. We were also invited to a party that was taken place, but we did not go due to the children but did hear it was very good night. We will return again as loved it.
Just back from our first ever rainy visit. All previous ones gloriously sunny. Whichever, this is our favourite campsite. I grew up in Ettrick so am biased but my two boys (11 and 14) love it too.
We like the walks in the Ettrick Marshes, the swimming in the river and the total relaxation and absence of bossy rules. My older son really appreciates the £1 junior season fishing permit. We love the almost traffic free, beautifully surfaced, perfectly hilly roads for cycling.
It is worth choosing a tent pitch on the slightly raised area, near to the track at the bottom of the site, if it is rainy weather as the section between the trees and the little ridge gets quite puddly.
Showers and dish washing area clean with plenty of (very) hot water.
Great pub for food is Cross Keys in Ettrickbridge, just nine miles down the valley.
This was a bit of a last minute choice to go here, and we based our decision on previous reviews. But afraid to say we were a bit disappointed with the site.
It's mainly a static caravan site, with a small camping area near the river, but this was adjoining a very busy kids play park. My 8 yr old did play there a bit, but it was mainly a large and noisy group of teenagers from the caravans who sat around talking VERY loudly till around 10. 30pm.
The shower block was pretty dated, but ok, with hot water, but the 1 dish washing sink was outside with no kind of shelter over it at all, so when it rains(which it did), there's no escape. It was also so windy we had to tie our tent to the car, not the campsite's fault though!
We also picked this site because on it's web-site, the photos look like it's easy to paddle about in the river from the bank, one of my son's favourite pastimes, . It's not, so I'm not sure where these pics were taken from!
On the plus side, the area is beautiful, it was reasonably priced, and the warden/owner was lovely. Still wouldn't go back though!
We visited Honey Cottage for two nights mid week in August 2010. Our visit was limited to two nights due to the inclement weather rather than our experience of the site.
Upon arrival late afternoon on Sunday, we were greeted by a closed reception and were unable to locate any campsite staff. We proceeded to the camping field and noted some fellow campers had experienced a similar issue, so set up camp with a view to checking in the following morning. Again in the morning we were unable to find anyone and left a note to inform the warden of our presence on site. Upon leaving 2 days (of rain!) later we were still unable to find anyone so have sent a cheque in the post. On the positive side we were left to our own devices with no problems.
- Soft unflooded camping ground in beautiful surroundings
- Shower block a short walk away
- Free hot, clean showers (but see below)
- Mens shower block felt dated and showers could do with an update (although did the job)
- Touring and static caravans and campers all share the same general locale (no separate camping field)
- Children's play area shared the same small area as the camping field (probably a pro for the families, a con for a couple like ourselves).
All in all very pleasant but don't forget the midge repellent.
Had a wonderful time at this peaceful and relaxing site. Toilet/shower block clean. Never busy. Warden Alan and staff very helpful and friendly. Stunning views.
River on site so you can go fishing or paddling, also lots of nice walks. Would definitely return. If you want a site for peace, quiet and to relax this is the one. No shop on site, but Selkirk & Hawick short country drive away.
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