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Garden House Camping
Garden House
Isle Of Coll
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA78 6TB   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01879 230374

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Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 4 Reviews
              9/10 from 4 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Linda74 1 review from this member

Lovely quiet campsite at the bottom of the island, (my favourite end ), five miles down the road from Arinagour. The nearest beach is over the dunes behind the campsite and there you will find standing in all it's glory and fired upon by arrowheads of spume. Breachacha Castle. There are two castles there actually, the original, built around the 12th century and the newer Victorian one. Both are lived in.

The campsite itself is perfectly flat short grass which the owners take great pride in keeping in best condition. Great pitching. It's inside what used to be a large walled garden. Facilities are basic not luxury but adequate. Shower is hot and very roomy. 2 small toilets with sinks and cold water and separate room with microwave oven, washing sink with cold water only. There are also outside sinks in the campsite itself. Swallows nest in places the owners have prepared for them and I was fortunate enough to hear the strumming of the snipe late one night as I lay in my tent. A goose flew in and woke me up in the morning (what a flipping fright haha). Now I wish I had looked out my tent to see what kind it was because when I arrived in Tiree I was told by a birdwatcher who was trying to break a record in bird counts that he had seen a family of snow geese in that area! Not sure how they got there though.

Great scenic walks to other beaches from the camp site too and of course fabulous for cycling. The owners of the site are really nice and helpful and have an idyllic garden round their own wee cottage. My friend Marion and I loved our stay and will be back.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Susie52 1 review from this member

Recently spent three nights on this very pleasant site. As other reviewers have said it is a fairly basic site but it does now have a shower - lovely and warm and with good power. Unisex facilities but no issues of privacy and felt this fully appropriate for size of the site which was not busy - despite our stay being within Scottish school holidays.

As also mentioned before the owners are very helpful and friendly.

As we had a tent were able to camp within the walled garden. A lovely flat and large space. Site is in a good location - the nearest beach is not the best in the area but it was a relatively easy bike ride to Crossapol and Feall Bay beaches which are beautiful(alternatively can drive to parking areas then walk). Hough Bay also nearby - lots of orchids around and corncrakes to listen to. The pub and village shops are a bit far for walking or biking (or at least for us !)

Mobile signal is very limited on the island and none here. WiFi is also limited but we were not bothered - we were on holiday !

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Campcookie 28 reviews from this member

This is a camp site! By that I mean it is about camping. The facilities are basic, one toilet and one shower in an outbuilding. But it has a kind of charm of its own. It is also a very peaceful location with a beach 5 mins walk across the field from site.

The owners are very friendly and helpful and this plays a big part in the site being user friendly!

Our camper van (VW, T5) couldn't fit into the actual walled garden camping area but they kindly accommodated us on an area of grass at the front of the house. (We'd not booked - just turned up)

Big vans would find it tricky to manoeuvre at the site so prior booking and checking with the owners would be a good idea.

Would I return? Yes, if visiting Coll again.

With a tent, it is a great site within a walled garden, on mown grass and there's also a bbq area.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rikaram 17 reviews from this member

The site is easy to find, simply follow the sign to the airstrip, before you get there, at Uig (not marked) there are two white cottages on the left with a track leading to a large walled area which can be seen from the road. I suggest an OS map is very useful.

The owners are very pleasant and helpful.The site is very flat and well grassed, in fact ideal for camping. It has plenty of room for tents and was virtually empty when we were there.

If you are travelling to Coll you will no doubt be aware that there are few facilities on the island so don't expect much at the campsite. There are no showers, only cold water and one toilet housed in an old outbuilding. If you go expecting modern facilities you will be disappointed but if you are in Coll you probably aren't anyway, just looking for a good pitch which is very quiet and off the beaten track.

By the way, be aware that the island has two shops. The post office does not sell provisions and the store was not open on Sunday or the Monday whilst we were there. Make sure you take any food with you. The island is great for walking/ cycling but I would say a car was almost pointless as there are very few roads, all single track.

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