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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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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 14 Reviews
              6/10 from 14 Reviews


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Reviews:  14 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Graham Haddow 1 review from this member

Lovely site and location. Keep it a secret!

I was a bit apprehensive having read some previous negative reviews but now realise that those same reviewers were probably disappointed that Tayvallich doesn't have a 24 hour Tesco or a dual carraigeway leading to the village :)

Yes, facilities are limited but perfectly adequate and clean. Very welcoming and helpful owner. £18 for caravan, 2 adults + hook-up. I was charged £29. 50 at a site in the east for exactly the same without the wonderful location.

Only suggestion would be to move bins from front to side of toilet/shower building and tidy up front. I guess a basic structure could be erected to cover washing up area.

We'll be back.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Photoman02 1 review from this member

As a regular caravan near for nearly 20 years I had the pleasure of staying on this site in one of their static caravans which was superb.

Out of curiosity I looked at the touring area and was quite surprised after reading some reviews.

This site is in an outstandingly beautiful area, the pitching area is natural to suit the area, the showers now run for 15 minutes, there are also two camping lodges.

Rory and his wife keep this site so natural it is lovely.

The village Inn and shop have all you need and the local residents are all so friendly.

Visit this site it is all about camping and caravanning should be

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: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Catal 1 review from this member

We have visited this site for a number of years. I have always found it to be excellent and Roly very helpful. The shower / toilet block are a little dated but other than that the site is excellent. Never over crowded.

We have camped there and also stayed in the micro lodges.

The surrounding area is just stunning. A short walk to Taynish nature reserve. The best thing about Tayvallich though is the Tayvallich Inn which specialises in seafood. Great food and a great atmosphere.

I have read the other reviews talking about the views from the camping area. In my opinion that is being very picky. The views from the Caravan site / Tayvallich Inn are stunning.

I am a regular visitor and will continue to be a regular visitor to this beautiful part of the country

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Elmo the motorhome 25 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.

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