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Visitor Reviews - Solway Holiday Village

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Solway Holiday Village
Skinburness Drive
(lake District)
Silloth
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA7 4QQ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 016973 31236

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Open: 1st March - 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 38 Reviews
              7/10 from 38 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Atkinbrown 12 reviews from this member

We have just spent three nights at this campsite and it is probably one of the worst we have ever visited. The buildings and washing areas are completely out of date. In the shower block there are only three toilets in gents and four in the ladies, so when the campsite is busy these will definitely be inadequate. When we visited there was extremely heavy rainfall and there was nowhere for the water to go and so the campsite and roads were completely waterlogged. The only saving grace was Denver the campsite warden. He was so friendly and helpful and we felt extremely sorry for him trying to promote such a worn out site. The town of Silloth has obviously seen better days, although still fairly attractive and has lovely open green areas. We found a fabulous coffee shop - The Fairydust Emporium. Very friendly owner and staff and our dog was made to feel very welcome. Lovely coffee and cake. Please note the 10 out of 10 for customer service applies to Denver. We will not be visiting again.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alleycat500 1 review from this member

The site is quite a bit rundown. The campsite grass had been cut and the grass left so you took grass into the tent every time you entered, though the ground was good and flat. The entertainment was okay for children but nothing for adults. The farm was nice. Not a petting farm but a proper farm. Could not touch the animals. I wouldn't take a dog to site if your dog likes to chase.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Blobby1939 1 review from this member

We were delighted with our caravan it was brand new with beautiful white bed linen everything was spotless. The site itself was very tidy grass well tended but other parts were very dated and needs some money and maintenance spent on it. The staff on reception and in the small but well stocked shop were very pleasant and helpfully. I would definitely return for along weekend again we were there as a family with grandchildren aged 11 and 7 they loved it and as it was not too busy we felt it was really safe for them. 😁

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: William scott 13 reviews from this member

Touring site well looked after

Toilets cleaned to perfection

A lot to do on site swimming pool and entertainment were good

Small soft play area was well kept also the shop was well priced

Only thing we thought needed was more grey waste points

And perhaps some hard standings in case the summer weather got as bad as a few years ago

Silloth village has a shop to be envied prices the cheapest around for food toys any thing you would need its a Aladdin's cave right on the main street

As the Big Man said We will be Back

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Sasamax 7 reviews from this member

We arrived at Solway Holiday village for a mon-fri break with our 3 kids.

The staff were extremely helpful and fixed our smelly toilet, provided the missing glasses and oven tray as soon as we alerted them to these issues.

The caravan was warm and comfortable, and within close proximity to the main facilities.

Wifi is 10 for 2 devices, for 3 days and the signal was good

The main facilities are arranged in a hacienda-style complex. The swimming pool was good with an in-pool jacuzzi and a separate sauna. Showers were hot and the changing rooms roomy, although only 2 cubicles in the ladies changing room. There was quite a strong smell of urine coming from the men's toilets, however.

The Nag's Head bar was welcoming and comfortable, with the obligatory amusements attached on one side. We didn't sample the food, but the drink was reasonably priced with carling, Guinness and ale on tap and a good selection of bottled beers including peroni, and kopparberg fruit cider.

The show bar offered kids entertainment every night and has ample seating surrounding a dance floor area and small stage. All the usual novelty records were played, and there was a puppet show one night, and kids karaoke. The Irish bar didn't appear to be open while we were there.

Silloth offered a lovely promenade which was great to go for a run, if a bit windy. The west beach looked unappealing with strange looking froth and painful shingle and stones. A better beach is at Allanby which had more sand but still quite a lot of shingle. Water looked better quality there.

We can recommend the Roya's pizza takeaway in silloth - reasonably priced and delicious pizza.

To do our big shopping, we headed to Asda in Workington which is a big town with plenty of facilities.

All in all, the site did look a bit tired and could have done with some sprucing up - painting, resurfacing etc but the staff were helpful and the facilities fine.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Cjp0349 2 reviews from this member

This holiday centre seems to receive a mixed bag of reviews on various websites so having just spent an enjoyable (but read on) long weekend at SHV with my 8 year old daughter, despite the mediocre weather, I thought I would leave my own observations particularly in respect of the camping/touring facilities.

The venue itself is well located being a stones throw from the Solway Firth promenade and a nice 10/15 minute stroll to Silloth seafront.

I found the staff on site to be pleasant and efficient, reception, the bar bistro and evening entertainment area are all clean and smart, the food although obviously prepared from frozen is edible and not too expensive. The pool is OK if a little tired but its changing and toilet facilities are in need of refurbishment. There is a nice farm area on site with lots of friendly animals and a decent play park (without swings!) and sand pit. There is also a large unused area just off the touring fields which is ideal to exercise dogs. The early evening kids entertainment consists of the tried and tested person in a furry animal costume and lots of 'Macarena' style group dancing.

However what lets SHV down is that externally the whole place looks a bit shabby and in need of TLC typified to me by the large illuminated Solway sign outside the main building of which only the letters SOL light up.

The touring field toilet/shower/pot wash block is basic but adequate with plenty of hot water and appears to be cleaned twice daily.

The touring fields themselves are somewhat of a mess and have obviously not recovered from the heavy rains of the last two years. On arrival despite recent reasonable weather I found all pitches to be sodden underfoot several having pools of standing water and it took me a good 20 mins to select the best of a bad lot available. The heavy rain of the following day resulted in the pitch becoming waterlogged, forcing me to seek out a drier plot, and turning the majority of the touring field into a bit of a bog the situation not being helped by knuckle-headed 4x4 owners driving across the grass for no apparent reason other than their own selfish amusement.

Because of the state of the touring fields I will not be returning to SHV until major drainage improvements are made to the touring fields which I doubt will happen as I get the impression that the touring side of the business is the poor relation to the static side. This is a shame because SHV has the potential to be an excellent short break facility and one which we would have probably returned to every year

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