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Visitor Reviews - Fidden Farm Campsite

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Fidden Farm Campsite
Knockvologan Road
Fionnaphort
Isle of Mull   (Browse area)
PA66 6BN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01681 700427

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Pitches: 40
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 49 Reviews
              9/10 from 49 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fraser Gardiner 16 reviews from this member

Remarkable site, pick your own pitch. Good directions from main road and called at the farmhouse, lovely welcome, shown all the facilities, lovely shower and toilet block with extra temporary toilets further into the site. £7 per person per night is more than reasonable. The location is superb as you are situated on the top of the beach with crystal clear water and white sands. Excellent walking to Knockvologan where you will see the most beautiful beaches, try it you wont be disappointed. Iona ferry terminal is a short walk, and shops and pub there as well. Only disappointment when emptying the waste at the Jolly Roger flag, the stench on lifting the manhole cover was terrible, not for the weak stomach ones.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Feeblecat 39 reviews from this member

Absolutely stunning location and well worth the drive to get there. The site is set right on the edge of the beach with marvellous views across to Iona. We were pitched almost on the sea edge where we witnessed breathtaking sunsets.

The site is very large, pay £7 per adult and pitch where you like. The site is fairly exposed so choose your pitch well and peg down properly. Our tent stood well during one night of very high winds but others were not so lucky. The facilities are clean but few and far between - only one water tap that I could see, a toilet block with 2 showers and toilets for each sex and a Portacabin with one for each in the middle of the site. There is also a dish washing area and basic chemical disposal point. Think if it as wild camping with access to water and clean loo/shower. Quiet at night. Dog friendly and the children (and adults) seemed to be having a great time frolicking and playing about in dinghies/kayaks in the sea.

Just over a mile walk into Fionnphort where there is a small shop and pub. Ferry here to Iona and Staffa tours.

This site is a long drive to other places on Mull with marvellous scenery en-route to everywhere. But well worth the effort. Idyllic site

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lulu duncan 1 review from this member

What an amazing place. The best view from any campsite we had ever visited. This place is magical. The campsite is on the most beautiful beach and set in a quite setting. Fidden Farm will not suit you if you are after big games room and communal areas, as it doesn't have it. But if you want peace and quiet in a lovely spacious setting then visit Fidden Farm. The shower facilities although small are top quality and very clean. The local town on Fionnphort ( one mile away if that) has a small shop, café (day only) and a pub called Keel Row, so would recommend taking all the provisions you need before you arrive. Will go back soon.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Trevor + Jo 41 reviews from this member

Fantastic spot, unless the wind gets up! There is loads of space and you can pitch up with views out across the sea. It really is quite breathtaking. The wash blocks are sited back at the farm so depending on where you pitch you could end up with a fair walk. There were two showers and three toilets per sex and a washing up room in the main block and a couple of porta loos in the main field. These were all very well built and kept clean and tidy.

The shop at Finna-Foot (that's how it's pronounced, not spelt) is OK but we found the Spa on Iona better! The village pub is friendly too.

Must do's: Iona, Fingals cave (£30 per person) worth every penny! Carsaig Arches (a walk not for the faint hearted), Ben More summit.

We blew our eating-out budget in one go at the Ninth Wave Restaurant. Including drinks £140 for the two of us but a fantastic 4 course meal to remember for all the right reasons.

For the location, one of the most memorable sites we've been to.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Paulludford 5 reviews from this member

This site is absolutely stunningly remote - right on the beach with white golden sands and deep turquoise sea looking toward Iona

There are no electric hook ups and no formal layout of pitches - but nothing like this matters, the location is so beautiful with acres of space - its worth the long drive from the Oban ferry (1. 45hrs)

The farmer and owner is friendly and helpful, the showers (2 male 2 female) and toilets (2 + 2) wewre always beautifully clean

It was quiet when we were there with only a couple of other campers/campervans so access to the facilities was never a problem

A 30 min walk takes you to Fionnaphort with cafe, shop, Post Office, the ferry to Iona and depending on the time of day, hoards of tourists disembarking from the tour coaches

Our favourite site of the trip and we'll be back

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hinbarrow 4 reviews from this member

In good weather, the location of this site is just idyllic- it is possible to camp overlooking the sandy beaches and turquoise bay with its tidal islets and rocky coves. It overlooks Iona and the island of Erraid. The sea around it is clean and safe for water sports, and the sunset from the campsite is just wonderful. There is plenty of space in the main camping field, and assuming you don't choose to camp right on the coast, you could pitch up with a good bit of space between you and others- even in high season. It is however, becoming a very popular and 'cool' site, for obvious reasons, and occasionally suffers because of this- a lot of visitors with a lot of money and a lot of kit who are clearly pitched up for a long stay, busy toilets and at times, a bit noisy. We did come in high season though, and recognise that, if you have the luxury of being able to come in May or June, it must be absolutely amazing. The facilities are very pleasant, although quite a walk to the main block and its showers and dishwashing facilities, and when it is as busy as it was when we were there, there are inevitable queues. A couple of plumbed portaloos are a handy addition for the middle of the night loo visits! Its a pleasant mile walk/drive/ride along a singletrack road into Fionnphort and the Iona ferry, a small shop selling the basics and the pub.

The other feature of the site is its exposure- we moved the day before we knew strong wind was coming in, and even then there was a constant strong breeze off the sea, and other campers who moved after us told us the site owner- the farmer- had gone round telling people to move off the top of the dunes overlooking the sea. Even to move off there though, there was very limited shelter and once the wind got up, it would have wrecked tents and ripped them to shreds. A site with the potential to be wonderful, or really pretty grim, dependent on what the weather throws at you!

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