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Reviews of Portree Campsite (formerly Torvaig Caravan And Camping Site)

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Portree Campsite (formerly Torvaig Caravan And Camping Site)
Staffin Road
Isle Of Skye   (Browse area)
IV51 9HU
Tel: +4407359328368
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Pitches: 80
Open: 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 86 Reviews
                9/10 from 86 Reviews

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

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Date of Visit: May 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Pawels 1 review from this member

 The best campsite on Skye :) Free boiling water (kettle) accessible 24h is so simple yet so helpful solution. Free power sockets also accessible 24h is another feature of the campsite I appreciate.

Flat space for tents, showers, toilets, all you could wish on a campsite.

What was missing? Maybe a small shop with basic equipment like midges repellent, gas cookers cartridges etc. might be a good addition. 

Date of Visit: April 2024  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Carol9 1 review from this member

 On arrival the owner was so helpful and we were given a really excellent pitch with fantastic views

All amenities were clean and the campsite was in great order

Even washing up liquid was provided

In terms of showers one suggestion would be to either provide a seat or extra hooks to hang more items on

Would recommend this site to friends and family 
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Date of Visit: May 2023 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Scankguy 22 reviews from this member

 Good location as a base in Skye. Walking distance to shops and restaurants (about a mile/20mins uphill on the way back. )

From the website thought this was going to be like staying in car park but was pleasantly surprised. Good views and a steady breeze to keep midges away at the top end. Site split into sections with tents, campervans and motor homes /caravans separate.

Larger units are at the top end furthest from facilities and water point. Facilities are a bit dated but functional. Showers have nowhere to keep clothes or dress in the dry so take a bag with your clothes to hang on the door.

We were on pitch 14 which is large and relatively private with good views. We have a larger caravan and needed the motormover to get onto the pitch.

Campers have pot washing available and phone charging. Washers and dryers available albeit expensive.

The hostel in Portree might be better for laundry. Most tent pitches on slope, flatter area under trees or soggy. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Jogri2 1 review from this member

 It was a great site, lovely views and the site was very clean and quiet.

The village was only a 20min walk.

The pitches were well laid out.

We would definitely go back. 

Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Rebecc 1 review from this member

 Excellent facilities at campsite and location was very good.

Only a 15 min walk into portree to grab some dinner.

Staff were very helpful and friendly.

Would defo stay again and recommend to others. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Aldo1877 23 reviews from this member

 We were unable to book for our intended 5 days, such is the popularity of the site. The site itself is well kept but is on a hillside and slopes. The tourers area has been levelled but you will need blocks if positioned to the front as it slopes off (I forgot ours).

We didnít use the facilities, other than the wash up area to clean the bbq. This was a personal choice due to Covid. I did stick my head in and found them to be clean.

The site is in easy walking distance of Portree, although there are a couple of steep hills on the way back. The town is lovely, but can be busy with day visitors. There is a nice ice cream shop, which had a queue outside. The ice cream was great and our grand dog enjoyed his ice cream cone.

We were fortunate to be able to visit the Fairy pools on a sunny day. We avoided the main pools which were busy and had a relaxed time at some others.

We are looking forward to returning to Skye for a longer stay and will most likely stay at Torvaig. 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Athey 3 reviews from this member

 Very nice site well set out with good facilities and pleasant staff

We enjoyed our time there.

Not too far away from the centre of Portree within walking distance. 
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Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Stevie 1 review from this member

 Friendly staff and service

Clean showers and site

Good views

Hard standing was level and were advised that as we had an awning to pitch against banking to get shelter

Over all great wee site 

Date of Visit: September 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Cather 1 review from this member

 Stayed here for 1 night but could easily have stayed for a week.

Beautiful clean and friendly site.

Easy walking distance in to portree.

Will definitely use again. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Davidwolden 1 review from this member

 This site is just to the north of Portree and within easy walking distance of the town. Portree itself, although it once must have been very pretty place, is now very busy and overcrowded with visitors and with the usual dreary tourist tat shops.

For the undiscerning visitor there are plenty of shops and pubs. Serving the usual fare of fish and chips. For the more discerning visitor there are restaurants claiming to serve good sea food too.

The site does have great views to the Cuillins. However, compared with other sites we have visited recently, at £24. 00 a night for a small camper van and not particularly good sanitary facilities (see below), this site is in our opinion totally overpriced.

Better facilities for the same nightly cost are available at member only sites. Although to be fair there are no member only sites this close to Portree. We have also used independent sites with much, much better facilities than Torvaig for only £20 a night, all with free Wi-Fi.

The washing and showering facilities leave a lot to be desired. When we were there it was cold and windy and the windows and doors were left open which wasn't much fun if you wanted to shower.

The shower cubicles did not have enough clothes hooks and with no stools or benches either, hanging up clothing whilst showering was taxing. In addition, the wash basins didn't have mirrors above them which made shaving difficult to achieve with any precision.

When we were there it was very windy and there was little or no protection from the wind which made it uncomfortable for campers. The camping pitches are generally on sloping areas which means that any rain runs into the tents. However, the touring pitches for vans and caravans are level, well drained and have electric hook ups.

Wi-fi is available (for a fee) but as there was 4G and good phone reception we didn't need to use the site wi-fi. 

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