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Visitor Reviews - Lickisto Blackhouse Camping

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Lickisto Blackhouse Camping
1 Lickisto
Isle Of Harris
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS3 3EL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01859 530 485

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Pitches: 15
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 32 Reviews
              9/10 from 32 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Loopy 48 reviews from this member

Lickisto is a lovely small site, with room for a few camper vans in the hardstanding at the top of the site. Most of the tent pitches are aimed at small 2-4 man tents hidden amongst the reeds and trees. Midges are abundant in the calm evenings but are easy to escape in the blackhouse. We met people from all over, Germany, Canada, Spain, during our time sat around the log burner. Two shower rooms offer plenty of space and there is no time limit on the showers. An extra shower/toilet is in the blackhouse. Fishing rods are also free to use but you may have to fight the local otters for the fish.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: AliB1 7 reviews from this member

To get to this campsite you have to drive through some spectacular scenery on a very winding road. There are pitches for only three vans with electric hook-ups and some lovely private areas for tents. This is a really nice site if you are really fit and have good mobility because all the facilities are a long way down a hill from the pitches and it is quite a climb loaded with washing up etc. Having said that the facilities were very good, especially the ones housed in the 'Blackhouse'. The owners have done an excellent job of renovating the 'Blackhouse' and it provides showers, washing up and dining facilities along with a sitting area in front of a log-burning stove. The location is lovely and has access to views of the sea and if you are lucky you may see the local otters. The site is well landscaped with lots of interesting plants and trees. The owner, John offered to get shopping from the supermarket 40 miles away, which was very kind. All in all a great place to stay if you can manage the climbs.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Maja44 1 review from this member

I had a wonderful stay at the campsite. I booked for 2 nights and returned for another because it was so great! The owners are very friendly and supply fresh baked bread daily and sometimes even free range eggs from their hens. The 3 blackhouses are fantastic and the main one is a great escape from the midges during the evening. Apart from a lovely bathroom it had a great wee kitchen area (no cooking facilities) and some great sofas and eating areas. 3 lights provided enough light and it was great to have electricity to charge my camera. The owners also provided wood and kindling for the fire and a fishing rod!

The spaces for the tents were great and felt really private in the large garden. I will certainly be back!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Amber46 10 reviews from this member

Wow! We loved it. Didn't mind taking stuff to pitch in wheelbarrows. Even though some parts are quite steep it all made the experience more unique. Our spot right by the cove was stunning and we loved watching the many seals basking and swimming for our entertainment. The cosy black house would have been brilliant if the weather had been really bad. We were quite lucky. Showers were great and the fresh bread in the mornings was delicious. The nearest town, tarbert, was lovely with a couple of shops and pubs. Everyone we met who had anything to do with the site was friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Motorhomeliz 4 reviews from this member

We booked to stay for 2 nights in our motor home after seeing great reviews, but we found that it was not good for motorhomes. There's a gravel area for 3 vans, we were told exactly where to park, even to move along a few feet when the owner came back. This meant we were not level and were about a metre from the van on each side of us. We could clearly hear the children in the next van all night. During the night our fridge went off, we're not sure if that was because of the slope or if the electric hookup went off during the night.

The site was completely boggy underfoot, wellies definitely required. I could see why it's had good reviews from campers as there are lots of nicely secluded spots for tents, however the paths around were like a marsh. We were shown a path down to the water where the owner told us we could make a fire or fish, when we went down we found a couple of broken metal & plastic chairs, a broken boat, some broken glass and a lifebuoy and wooden stool hanging from a tree for children to swing on overhanging the water. I was not happy for my children to play there.

The black house communal building was quite dark and miserable, the door of the toilet/ shower in there did not lock. There is no toilet waste disposal area, we were told to put it down a toilet in another very dark blackhouse with no light or facility to wash the canister out or even wash hands.

We paid for 2 nights when we arrived but didn't go back for the second. Very disappointed.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andyone 2 reviews from this member

Visited but didn't stay. We needed a flat pitch for a 5 by 4 tent. Unfortunately it had been very wet to the point of water logged. This pitches looked slightly sloped and wouldn't have been big enough for the guys on our tent. There was nobody there except a trailer tent and the whole place had rather the after winter feel, needing a little TLC. The yurts looked as though they would be lovely, but access to the camping could be a longish walk for our slightly heavy kit, though barrows were provided. Neither John or Harvery were there and we were helpfully shown round by another chap. The facilities looked fair but the first impression was that it had seen better days. Lots of rather wonderful chickens around and views likely on a good day.

The pitches were private in all sorts of nooks and cranny on the hillside. But beware with younger children - it would be easy to lose sight of them. This site would be more suitable for older kids.

It is now well signed from the main road and from the golden road. There are eating places fairly nearby, but check the opening times. We thought the price was rather high for what was on offer.

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