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Visitor Reviews - Leachive Caravan Site

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Leachive Caravan Site
Tayvallich
Lochgilphead
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA318PL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01546 870206

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Nearby:
5m  5m  5m 5m  1m  

Pitches:
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 11 Reviews
              6/10 from 11 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire  Glamping 

Reviews:  11 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chrisrust 1 review from this member

If you want somewhere immaculate with every mod con in perfect order then perhaps you won't like Leachive. And it might be crowded at times as it's a beautiful location.

We were there in late August, after the Scottish school holidays were finished, and the site was full enough to be sociable but plenty of space. Usually we dislike seeing static holiday homes on a site but the layout was spacious and relatively informal which made them much less of an eyesore.

We loved it and stayed a day longer than planned. It's a lovely peaceful location but right in the village and very handy for the pub, shop and cafe. The camping field doesn't have a clear view of the loch but it's in an attractive valley and you only have to stroll a short distance to see the whole of Tayvallich and its beautiful bay full of boats spread out.

It's a brilliant location for cyclists, and lots to interest you in the area including Crinan and historic Kilmartin Glen.

The facilities are fine for a simple campsite, the shower is a bit of a swizz as you don't really get enough time for shampoo AND conditioner for your pound. The high price probably reflects the stunning location.

The owner is very relaxed and friendly and we felt very welcome, we met some very interesting people on the site, it probably attracts a different kind of camper or caravanner than some of the bigger, more organised places.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Elmo the motorhome 14 reviews from this member

Stayed 1 night and wish it could have been less.

Totally agree with the previous reviewer. Shower is lamentable. £1 coin operated and shower head turns towards the tiled wall. No warm water in the basins let alone hot water.

It was a Bank Holiday weekend and the site was full with canoeists and fell runners. Facilities were stretched.

Owner showed us to a quiet (ish) pitch. This was then surrounded by tents / motorhomes during the night.

There is a great deal of rubble / debris around the site. If you have young children and are thinking of staying, then take care. Parts of the site are hazardous.

Tayvallach is a lovely spot on the map. A pity this site does nothing to enhance the area.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Barty9 2 reviews from this member

I would not normally bother with a review unless the site was especially lovely or very disappointing! The locality and the village of Tayvallich are wonderful and they are only reasons I could give to stay at this site. The site facilities were the most basic I've come across and the tariff the most expensive for Scotland.

The small toilet block was very clean but had only one shower and two wc's. No hot water and coin operated electric shower. We did not have a young family, however there were no children's play areas. The site is mainly covered by chalets with the touring area bounded by sheds, heaps of gravel and spoil and what looks like a builders yard.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Pat Collingwood 3 reviews from this member

Beautiful location, very few sites in the area - lovely cafe in the village - worth a few visits!

Site facilities are poor and in need of renovation. The nightly fee is extremely expensive for the lack of services and lack of views from the back touring pitches.

As others point out the guy is very friendly but could do with upgrading the site as a priority.

I would only return due to proximity and lack of choice.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Malagaoth 11 reviews from this member

Nice site with a very friendly and helpful owner, mainly caters for the static caravan market and as previously reported the dish washing facilities are just a couple of sinks in the open air - no fun if its raining!

The toilets are clean and plentiful but the showers at £1 for just about long enough for a 'woman shower' are more expensive than you should expect on a £18 per night site.

Little on site to occupy children but there was at least loads of room for them to run about.

Location is first class with nearby restaurants and forest walks

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: BrandNewDay 6 reviews from this member

Stayed one night. It's a great location - Tayvallich is in a beautiful part of Scotland, and the campsite is smack dab in the the village, right next to a nice restaurant pub.

There are a bunch of statics at the front, then some hard standing pitches for tourers, and a couple of large fields for tents. The pitches are flat and mostly well drained.

The toilets are nice and clean. I didn't use the shower as I was only there one night, but there is one for each sex and they cost £1. The dishwashing sink is outside the toilet block, not under any cover.

As others have mentioned, there is a bunch of farm equipment about. If you have to pitch in the back of the back field, your view will be of things like an old car up on blocks and piles of gravel.

The owner if friendly and relaxed. I was eager to hit the road in the morning and was worried that I wouldn't be able to find him to pay, but he did appear just as I was starting my car. He probably thought I was trying to get away without paying!

The village is very nice. There's a good basic shop, a coffee shop right on the water serving breakfast and lunch, and the pub next to the campsite seems to take seafood seriously, as well as having some real ales on tap.

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