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Visitor Reviews - Portnadoran Caravan Site

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Portnadoran Caravan Site
Inverness-Shire   (Browse area)
PH39 4NT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01687 450267

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Pitches: 31
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 27 Reviews
              8/10 from 27 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

Reviews:  27 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gallachers 5 reviews from this member

Once again we have had a great family holiday at Portnadoran. We had two young grandchildren with us and they had a whale of a time. The owners are welcoming towards families unlike nearby sites which are adult only. Portnadoran is spotless and has excellent facilities. Only 20p for a shower which is long enough. Frozen products available from reception. A freezer is available in the dish wash area. Laundry with tumble drier and a whirly for good drying days. Thoroughly recommended

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kamikazekaz 2 reviews from this member

What a great place, don't be put off by bad reviews. We arrived in strong winds and struggled with the tent, the owners couldn't have been any more helpful. With general tips, advice on walking etc. The beach and the kayaking is just great. Stunning sunsets and it has its own little micro climate. When the whole of the UK was a bank holiday washout, we sunbathed and enjoyed sunset afterglow till bed time. Only two ladies showers but clean and one is a huge wetroom. So what that you pay 20p, it's hot water, and the site fees are reasonable. The owner cleaned and stocked up on loo roll, ice the auto soap dispenser, radio playing, yes they may be old but they are clean and never busy. Only criticism could be only one washing up sink, so queued

Once! But there is a freezer, for freezing your own ice packs and a microwave too. Also loved watching the horses, sheep and the playful border collies. Arisaig lovely place and if you have a dog it's allowed in, the hotel and the tea garden, mallaig

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Largemac 3 reviews from this member

A bit disappointed with this site which was recommended by my uncle. Loos a bit basic and not always as clean as the we would like.

Lovely views from the site but missus was a bit intimidated with the owners dogs.

The regulars were not overly welcome either to be honest.

The area itself is quite spectacular, wonderful beaches and the sunsets are to die for.

Arisaig is a bit special but if you are going to visit I would suggest the campsite up the road which is top spec and not much more per night.

Mallaig is a wonderful place to stock up on the essentials with a well stocked Co-op and Spar. Ferries to the islands are regular from Mallaig too.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: J and I Morrison 1 review from this member

I would like to point out that the only thing that put me off booking Portnadoran were the reviews of rubbish toilets & showers! FEAR NOT. They are clean and I would rather pay 20p for 2 mins of 'hot' water than have cold for free. Please don't be put off by these reviews. I have had many free cold showers but not here.

We arrived in the sunshine and were offered a great pitch overlooking the beach. Perfect, our dog had the best time and ran on the beach - often accompanied by the owners puppy who escaped from under the hedge (She was delicious)and my only complaint is that we picked the wrong week as the scottish children had all gone back to school and my son only had us and the dog to play with - AND the wall to wall sunshine I had ordered disappeared after the Sunday. However it is a beautiful location and we will be going back next year (maybe in a caravan) which the owners do hire incidentally.

It was great to watch my husband relive his childhood years spending time on the same beach he played on as a lad.

We ventured into Mallaig, the Co-op is well stocked. The best fish and chips were up the hill towards the Spar, and a trip to Fort William on the train cost 14. 20 for adults and kids go free on a day return. Loads to do - even in the rain. GO GO GO!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gallachers 5 reviews from this member

Just back from a few days break at Portnadoran, as usual we had a great time. The owners are welcoming and friendly. The site is well laid out and pitches are spacious. Showers etc spotless. Nothing was negative. There are regular people who return year after year and it's easy to see why. Right on the beach with splendid views. We brought our children here for holidays and are now bringing their children !

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Katbonn 2 reviews from this member

Stayed at this site for a few days. Location was beautiful. We visited quite a few places on our visit in area, including taking a ferry to the isle of Skye. Watched the boats come and go whilst eating fish and chips. And even took the Jacobite steam train used on same line as the harry potter films.

It was pouring with rain on our first visit to campsite. By luck the male owner was just returning to reception as we arrived. We had a very friendly welcoming by him and he showed us where we could pitch up. However the campsite was very cramped with caravans and only a few other tents. On our 3rd day on return from a day out to mallig we were greeted to a massive caravan right next to our tent and were forced to park car in a different area as the caravan owner had parked in our spot.

The facilities were acceptable but very basic. Unfortunately it was far to windy to even attempt to use burner to cook but there was no shelter/area in facilities to cook in. However there was a microwave which we used and we managed to use our BBQ for 1 day from good weather. I found the campsites website description very different from visit. The freezer was full of large items in plastic bags. Despite being told it was for icepacks. There was very hot water in toilets but in kitchen to have hot water charges you money as do the showers.

There is a strict but friendly policy of dogs must remain on leads. But every dog but one was off the lead including the owners! Our BBQ nearly got knocked over twice from balls being thrown for a nearby campers dog. And the owners dog was free to roam which I saw quite a few times going right up to people and growling and barking including us. And on 3 occasions I saw the dog wee up 2 peoples cars and up a tent. Which I found disgraceful.

The campsite was generally clean despite looking run down. However on a visit to the toilets we were greeted by the female owner of the campsite. We gave a very friendly greeting. And asked a polite friendly question about the weather for the week. In response we got a very snotty response and a couple minutes later were told off for drying our hands on the dryer! Despite the dryer being very old and slow. I walked out annoyed and with wet hands. Most of the people camped on the site were very friendly and chatty.

Overall would I recommend this campsite? No. However I would recommend the view of the beaches. There's about 5 other campsites along the same road with the same views that are a lot bigger and a lot better and a couple of them you can even camp as close as you wish to the beach.

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