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Visitor Reviews - Thomaston Farm Certificated Site

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Thomaston Farm Certificated Site
Culzean Road
By Maybole
Ayrshire   (Browse area)
KA19 8JH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01655 760217

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Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 12 Reviews
              9/10 from 12 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. It is a member only site - you may be able to join on arrival - please check direct with the site.

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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Headgardener 35 reviews from this member

As previously mentioned this is a working farm.

It is easy to find and the entrance is on the opposite side of the road from Culzean Country Park/Castle. It is a single track tarmac (mainly) farm road but now has a few pot holes in it but no great problem for our 7. 15 m motorhome.

The pitches are hard standings with EHU and have great views out over lovely cultivated fields towards the sea and Arran.

We had a very enjoyable and quiet two days and would certainly return.

Although there are basic toilet facilities we did not use them as we usually use our own.

Good value for money at only 10. 00 per night.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 155 reviews from this member

A return visit as the nearby Culzean C&CC site could not book us in (no internet). No regrets at all about staying here a couple of nights instead, it suited us better too. Still only 10 for hardstanding & EHU, that's excellent value. Stunning 180 degree views, beautiful sunsets; wonderful peace & quiet on a hard working farm; relaxed, friendly & helpful owners; just a few seasonals & the occasional stray sheep looking for lusher grass around the pitches. You'll need wellies to walk a dog on the muddy former high road (now a farm track), and BYO loo roll for the washroom - it's basic but clean. The track up from the coast road has pot holes, so it needs to be taken slowly. Highly recommended.

Date of Visit: February 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Klink 6 reviews from this member

Open site with fine views towards Arran. Hardstanding pitches were width of van, with plenty of grass between. Had to ask where to empty elsan etc as there was no clear signage next to pitches.

Easy to find and nice walk down to Culzean Country Park. Bus stop at farm road end with hourly service to Ayr and/or Girvan.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Vmccar 23 reviews from this member

We booked this site because having read the reviews on this website and the CCC website we thought it was exactly our kind of site - and we were not disappointed! If you like 4 or 5 star bathroom facilities this site is not for you. But if you value an extremely relaxed and informal atmosphere, with plenty of space, amazing views and the feeling that you are in the countryside and have got away from it all, you will feel, as we did, that it's perfect.

The castle is just across the road. If you walk through the castle grounds and take the path beyond the swan lake at the far end of the castle grounds it leads you down to a lovely beach. All definitely worth a visit. The Robert Burns Museum is about 15 mins away.

If you like walking you can walk pretty much in any direction right from the site.

The owners were very welcoming and friendly. And excellent value for money.

We would definitely come again.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stevehanover 8 reviews from this member

Just stayed here for the first time and will definitely be back. Fantastic views and beautiful sunsets. Very friendly owners nothing is too much trouble. Great for chilling out and just listening to the sounds around you. We even heard Owls at night. As others have said the toilets are rough and ready but if you are fully self sufficient shower wise this is not an issue. Great bunch of regulars always keen to help.

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fiona W 155 reviews from this member

Here for the first camp of the year to check the motorhome got through winter OK, and that was the only reason for staying just one night: I expect we'll be back again to stay longer as the positives far outweigh the negatives.

Badly potholed access track, but a very warm welcome from the owner. An elevated open site, mature trees to the rear recently felled, so it could get more wet and windy than, say, the Culzean CCC site on the other side of the main road below. But the panoramic views over to Arran, Kintyre and Ireland are absolutely stunning, especially at sunset; the pitches are widely spaced and staggered so everyone can enjoy these. Totally silent at night, so it was very tranquil and restful. The separate ladies and gents toilets (1 loo, 2 sinks, free shower) are, as the owner said, 'rough and ready', BYO everything, and a bit of a trek through the farm yard at night, but hey! the fees are only 10 a night and they were clean with hot water. Though the site was half full (there are about a dozen EHU pitches plus a handful of empty seasonals), we were the only folk using these facilities as the others were caravanners. Didn't see a pot wash, but if I was tenting I would just use the sinks at the toilet. The ground was sodden after all the rain, but there are hard stands - though we our chocks didn't quite offset the slope. Water stand-pipe easy to access for filling the van. Dog run off-lead up 'the old road' through the Thomaston Woods for views down to the famous Turnberry golf course lighthouse and Ailsa Craig, though be prepared for this farm track being very muddy indeed.

We only stayed one night this time but we know the area well. You can get the train to Glasgow from Girvan, now sadly run-down apart from its new supermarket; the swimming pool there has long gone but its golf course is good fun and good value; the several butchers' local beef is excellent; and a boat trip to Ailsa Craig is a grand day out. Memorial to the Russian Navy cruiser 'Varyag' at Lendalfoot south of Girvan is a beautiful monument in a beautiful setting - you could stop on the way to pretty Portpatrick and Logan Botanic Gardens in Galloway, or the ferry to Ireland. Other reviews have mentioned Culzean - if you are not NT members, park at Maidens at the south end and walk in free like the locals do, though that won't get you into the Castle on top of the cliffs.

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