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Visitor Reviews - Oban Caravan & Camping Park

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Oban Caravan & Camping Park
Gallanachmore Farm
Gallanach Road
Oban
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA34 4QH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: +44 01631 562425

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Pitches: 150
Open: April 1st To October 10th

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 100 Reviews
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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Campermaid 14 reviews from this member

I thought this site was lovely, even though the showers were a bit old. I am horrified to read of the water contamination on the other reviews. I was there in July and my hubby fetched the water and he never mentioned contamination! I am hoping it was resolved when we were there. He was quite ill later in our trip! I drank the water too mind, and I am ok.

Anyway, besides that it was beautiful and they had free wifi too. Which if you go anywhere in the Highlands you will realize is very rare. So make the most of it while you are there.

The site is just a short drive into Oban, where we got the ferry to Mull the next day. So cant complain.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rangeyboy 2 reviews from this member

Returned to this site after a break of three years. We had 18 nights on Barra prior to booking in for 12 nights so it was convenient for the ferry terminal.

We like the site. Facilities are basic, the showers could be better and the old toilet block needs titivating up. However, we took the view as long as we can get a warm shower that would be sufficient. If the amenities are the most important thing on a holidaymakers itinerary then these will fall way below standard. CC and CCC sites are much better served by large heated toilet blocks. The grey water waste disposal area means having to lift the wastemaster off the ground to a level of a foot to sixteen inches, not the best. The water contamination notice didn't trouble us. The water at Gallanach has always been dark peaty colour. We never drink from the onboard tanks anyway (and we do sterilise them between trips). We use bottled water for drinking. Showering and brushing teeth caused no problems.

For location and views the site ticked all the boxes. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The weather was pretty atrocious at times and as well as the site owners, we pulled a few people off the wet muddy grass with our 4x4.

We will be back. We love the Oban area and the site suits our purpose. We know what we are getting and we use other more luxurious sites throughout the year, but to allow us to visit Oban and environs this site is a good base for which to do that.

It is unfortunate that some people found the site not to their liking. I would recommend the site to anyone: be aware the water may be dark in colour (hopefully this years contamination problem has been sorted - was it down south last week people were being told not to drink domestic water supplies??)the toilets are basic but the showers do work and grey water disposal could be better. Minor details for a glorious view of the sound of Kerrera and the islands.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sherrif 21 reviews from this member

Originally booked on for four nights we noticed the sign on the water taps saying water not suitable for drinking and food washing. We intended to spend time eating local fresh seafood which we would have to wash in van so this was a bit of a problem. My wife spoke to the owner raising concerns so he refunded our fees without issue which was very good of him. Not his fault there is a problem with supply he was working to have problem solved. If this had not been the problem we would have stayed on site. I really feel for the owner as it's a lovely site in a great location. We will no doubt return in future

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Parahandy 4 reviews from this member

I arrived here negotiating the single track road with a 'small' tent and camping kit on my motorcycle.

Booked in a Reception 21 for 2 nights. Staff friendly and efficient and clearly used to dealing with touring motorcyclists. I had 3 options where to pitch up but it was suggested it would be better to go on what they call the Rally Field, just across from the main entrance which is a smaller field area off the main site. This was great firm standing for the bike and not too far walk to pitch the tent very near the sea. It was reasonably sheltered by small bushes certainly not overcrowded. I supposed the only drawback was that you had to cross the road and walk up the drive to reach the Toilet/Shower Blocks and no electric hookups but the views made up for this inconvenience. I visited the toilet shower block a few times and the particular one whilst adequate was in need of a refurbishment, No Big deal as I was led to believe there 2 other newish blocks refurbished. Previously mention in other reviews there was a notice on from Environmental Health saying it was recommended to boil the water for personal use. No big deal as the waters always been a bit 'Brackish' I noted there was an additional filter attending to the water.

Noted the usual expected facilities, Shop, Laundry washing up area.

The locations everything here 3 miles from town, my particular pitch was less than 50yrds from the sea there was a sporadic bus service, lots of people seen walking into town and less energetic getting local Taxis.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nxnleon123 7 reviews from this member

Arrived and pitched the tent. Nice campsite with great coastal views. Although we struggled to find any good hikes nearby and spent most of our time in the town centre, which has lots of nice independent stores other attractions such as McCaig's Tower and Dunollie Castle.

However, we were not notified on arrival of the absence of a safe water supply. The staff were all very nice, but it seems a bit odd this wasn't mentioned. There was a sign up on the drinking water tap telling of bacterial contamination, and that we should not use the water to brush teeth, drink, wash food etc. This was quite a big problem, especially as the sign was only on that one tap (and was quite a small sign) but not in the bathrooms. I had to stop a few people who didn't know from using water in the bathrooms.

There were also no recycling facilities on the site and the owner/staff were chucking whole slices of bread into the pond to feed the ducks, which is very, very bad for their health.

Despite these issues, the showers were bearable, although there were queues. The best part was the campers kitchen, with a free to use microwave and gas hob. Wi-Fi was also available near reception.

If the water issue is resolved then I would recommend a visit, although recycling should be improved if possible.

Only 6. 50 pppn.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: DaveG60 14 reviews from this member

Slept in a camping pod which included a sink fridge and oven although only single benches. The site is at the head of a small valley with pleasant walks in the cliff top woods and down to the sea. Much of the shoreline is private but there is a nice little beach by the entrance.

Facilities were a tired and as other reviewers have noted the water supply was not suitable for drinking. It wasn't clear whether the water bottles left by the washing up area contained drinking water or not. The washing up area was outside. As usual there wasn't enough space for changing and the showers were not adequately drained.

The site is on a single track road to Oban which is a busy and attractive port.

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