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Visitor Reviews - Duloch Hamlet Fife Near Edinburgh ( Gimme Shelter )

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Duloch Hamlet Fife Near Edinburgh ( Gimme Shelter )
2 Dales Farm Cottage
Fife   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01383 417681

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Pitches: 15 on each of 2 levels
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 21 Reviews
              9/10 from 21 Reviews

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Reviews:  21 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Krazykamper 31 reviews from this member

Well. I can only echo what others have already mentioned. This truly is a quirky rustic site. Will I be back? Try and stop me!

When you first arrive, don't be put off by the big locked gate. If no one is around, there is a mobile number to call and someone will come and let you in.

Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by the owners. What a lovely friendly couple. I was shown to my pitch 'strawberry field'. This pitch was near the top of the site and the motorway traffic could be heard slightly but this did not spoil my time here. There are four little pitches just off strawberry field which came in handy as I was meeting up with other UKCS members.

The toilets are not too bad once you get the hang of it. I particularly loved the reading material on the walls of the 'dunnie'! Antibacterial hand wash and proper towels were provided which was a nice touch. There are no showers on site but when your sitting chilling out round a campfire all day there seems little need for them. There are showers at a nearby leisure centre if required.

You can buy a big trug bucket of firewood for five pounds. This includes some kindling and paper. Very useful to get the fire initially up and running! The owners also operate an honesty box so there is firewood available whenever you need it.

If you are very lucky, you may spot a badger! There is a badger hide for visitors to use. The best time to spot them is just before dusk!

I just love this site. Each pitch is so very different. Most pitches come with handmade table and benches. The owner made a lovely new bench for my pitch while I was there. I'm sure I will be back soon sitting round that fire listening to Mr Owl hooting away!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JimCall 8 reviews from this member

This was my first visit to this little gem of a place and it wont be my last. It hides in a corner of Fife, near a motorway and the village of Inverkeithing.

When I arrived, the owner met me and he was delighted to have our group there. This is true, back to nature camping. No hot water, no showers, no electrickery and I love it! If you are looking for an all singing all dancing site with pitches in neat rows, move on, this site isnt for you.

This place reeks of atmosphere, its odd, its quirky and its brilliant!

The pitches are well laid out and hidden away in little nooks and crannies so you feel as if you are the only person there. There's about 15 acres of land but a lot of it is broad leafed woodland and its great just to wander through the woods. You suddenly come across the odd shack or shed and they look totally in keeping with the place.

The toilets are composting and scary! They are clean though and that's the main thing.

If I could rate it by half stars it would loose half a star purely because of the background drone of the motorway traffic. My pitch was near the top of the site and you were aware of it at times. Further down the site you don't hear a sound so its worth checking out if background noise disturbs you (it was never too loud, just sometimes you were aware of it).

There is no need of a kids play area, the whole site is a playground! Oh and the best of all is you can have a camp fire, that's a big thing for me, especially in the winter.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Plumevincent 2 reviews from this member

Stayed in the camping shack, a really unique experience so relaxing and peaceful and wonderfully designed. There is road noise in the distance but the place is such a little haven we didn't notice

Loved being able to use the wood burners and a campfire which is rare on campsites now

No showers but an unusual but not at all smelly compost toilet! a little shop for basics

The owners are just as you would want, friendly and helpful but give you your own space

Perfect base for walking or a visit to Edinburgh only 15 minutes drive away

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Armchaircamper 17 reviews from this member

This unique site is set in an area of woodland with pitches set amongst the trees or in a more open area further up the hill. It's a very relaxing and peaceful place. In the background is the continual swish of cars on the motorway but this isn't particularly noticeable, and the constant birdsong is more than a match for it.

The pitches only take up part of the area and you can wander around through the trees and down by the stream and discover secluded little places.

The compost toilets, as others have mentioned, really are okay and don't smell. Bear in mind that there is no hot water or showers. The various buildings around the site such as the toilets, shacks and badger hide are all assembled from an assortment of bits and pieces which is quite amusing and gives them great character.

The owner is very welcoming and approachable. Near the entrance there is firewood for sale for campfires, as well as food and other camping necessities, and a gift section with wooden handcrafted items made by Chris. This area is open and unstaffed. Any purchases can be paid for by leaving money in a blue teapot - an indication of the trusting and easygoing attitude there is towards guests. Food items can be stored in a labelled bag in the fridge. You can also pick up Wifi near the entrance.

It's only a mile to Inverkeithing station with frequent trains to Edinburgh, and the Park & Ride to Edinburgh is also fairly close.

You won't find another site quite like this one!

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lorr40 1 review from this member

Fantastic campsite been coming here for a couple of years but this year we've had 4 visits already looking for a couple more before it gets too cold, we also take our 14 yr old daughter who loves camping here because of the natural environment, no play park or swings but any child would find it an adventure! Toilet facilities are compost toilets but very clean and also a couple of new toilets have been built recently. The owners are a lovely and welcoming couple, a joy to camp at Duloch Hamlet (gimme shelter) Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tracy Crisp 2 reviews from this member

Had a night here at weekend with my son spur of the moment and what a great camp site. Loved the fact we could have a camp fire.

The plots were really well laid out and had their own names ours was tilt.

The toilets were really clean and for being sawdust toilets didn't know what to expect but was happy with them.

The owners were very polite also and made you feel welcome. Will defo be back with both my sons when off on hols in next couple of weeks :-)

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