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Visitor Reviews - Glen Wyllin Campsite

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Glen Wyllin Campsite
Main Road
Kirk Michael
Isle of Man   (Browse area)
IM6 1AL
Tel: 07624 330360  or  01624 878231
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Pitches: 90
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 25 Reviews
                7/10 from 25 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 1 mile   Wild Swimming 1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf 5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach 1 mile   Watersports 1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bluekittymisty 2 reviews from this member

We were recommended this campsite by family who live in Douglas. We love camping and stayed in one of the site own tents. The location is fantastic ideal for exploring the island and we used it only as a base.

The camp warden was very friendly and my kids loved playing in the small stream that ran through the site down to a beautiful beach. Camp has everything you need and being experience campers I loved the shower block was code access so that only campers could use them.
The only downside I had was the tents being up for so long we had earwigs and I got a nasty nip

I would use this site again and recommend it especially if you want to see if camping is for you without wasting your money on all the gear.

The campsite is very quiet at night we stayed during the castletown 100 and there was a few bikers on site but they were very friendly telling us where to go to see the best action of the racin,g which we did one afternoon by taking the steam railway to castletown and home again from Douglas.

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Ardotcom2 2 reviews from this member

Nice location with flat camping areas (which they should be as I'm told they were Bowling Greens in a fomer life).
 
Site is in a lovely area and you can walk through the site and down to the beach which has no restrictions for dog walking.  On the way down to the beach there is a picnic area.
 
At the time of our visit the site was relatively quiet with only an influx of local people arriving to spend the weekend at their permanently sited motorhomes.
 
Staff were friendly and extremely helpful and accommodating.  There's a small shop on site for basics plus hot drinks and ices.  There's a designated play area for children opposite it.  Facilities were good, with a 'washing up' area, small laundry room, toilet blocks and separate shower blocks including hair dryers.  Our only criticism was that the showers felt a little on the cool side to us, but we do like "hot" showers.  Having said that, they were not "cold" and they did the job.
 
You can walk the old railway line which is situated near the site.
 
We liked the site and will be booking again for 2008. 

Reviewer: Fleck 2 reviews from this member

August 2004
Very friendly and helpful warden team. Gleaned lots of information about the island and the weather! Facilities good despite very full campsite, Manx GP week. Beautiful situation but the downside is you might miss out on some sun because of tall trees and steep sides to glen. Pub up the road, reasonable. We had a great cycling holiday using Glen Wyllin as base and using the designated cycle trails available from Tourist Info (free). We all want to win the lottery and open a tea shop on the island, definite shortage for tired cyclists. Met Norman Wisdom on first day and nearly ran over 6' blonde policewoman wearing pvc uniform as we left the ferry. Great island, sorry to be back home with all the traffic and noise...

Reviewer: SUZY HOLT 2 reviews from this member

July 2004
We have recently returned from two weeks on this site.It is a lovely setting in a wooded valley close to a long sandy beach. The shower block is luxurious (considering some others we've been to).There are laundry facilities and access to fridge, freezer and microwave. But if there's a good weather forecast it gets absolutely mobbed. There isn't much notice taken of the 6m rule, we ended up with another tent inches from our tent door! However it is an excellent site with good access to the island. There is a good pub, child friendly, excellent menu five minutes away.

Reviewer: Theclampits 4 reviews from this member

June 2004
Having visited this site during our annual pilgrimage to the TT races, we were not expecting total peace and quiet! Having said that, this site is probably one of the most pleasant sites we have ever stayed at. Nestling in the Glen this site is clean, tidy, beautiful and friendly and at only £9 per night for two adults and a car, it is very reasonable. The site is run during the summer by a husband and wife warden team, yet we booked direct with the Commissioners via a very efficient online service during the winter months.

There are all the usual amenities, toilet block, showers, laundry etc and there is also a kitchen and TV room - all of which were immaculately kept. The site has a small shop (although I didn't check out the stock as I went prepared and a mobile take away that served decent "chippy" food that you could eat at the picnic tables along the trickling stream.

Steeped in history, there was once a railway that ran crossways to the site and now provides a great level path for walking or cycling, this enabled us to get to loads of parts of the TT course on our pushbikes with ease. Magnificent.

Play area for the kids, access to the lovely sandy beach (5mins walk) we reckon this is a haven where only the birds will wake you up.

We can't wait to have our family holiday there next year and have already booked for TT.

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