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Reviews of Machrihanish Holiday Park

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Machrihanish Holiday Park
East Trodigal
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA28 6PT
Tel: 01586 810366
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Pitches: 50
Open: 01/04/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 63 Reviews
                9/10 from 63 Reviews

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

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Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Lynnj4 1 review from this member

 Friendly site, staff worked late into night to keep shower block clean, some showers better than others.

Unfortunately due to covid restriction the inside facilities were closed. 

Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Oldbird2 7 reviews from this member

 Excellent site near the golf course and beach.

Facilities excellent, individual shower rooms cleaned regularly.

There are no shops in Machrihanish but the pub does a good fish and chips. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Lukeledge 28 reviews from this member

 Nice location, next to golf course and dunes, some sea views from the site, reasonable size pitches with hardstanding for vans. A lot of static vans on the site.

Toilet block is newish and kept spotlessly clean. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Beach is 10 minutes walk away, as is the pub. No shop nearby but Campbeltown is about 6 miles away and there is a bus stop near the site.

The site could be quite exposed in bad weather, but was fine when we were there and with no midges or horse flies! 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Noelle 1 review from this member

 Wonderful location.

Grounds were very well maintained and the toilet and shower facilities were the best Iíve seen recently.

Lovely breeze kept the lovely midge away during our stay.

Unfortunately no shop on site or in Machrihanish so stock up locally in Campbeltown Supermarket. There is one on the way into the town from Tarbert.

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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Mmad 15 reviews from this member

 The staff were all excellent, extremely helpful and friendly. They work extremely hard and keep the 8 toilet / shower rooms very clean (even when the site was busy for the MOK run. ) Buses good into Campbeltown, just flag down from entrance to site.

Quite exposed so can get windy but good for keeping midges at bay. Walking distance to 2 pubs and famous local golf course. Some new hard standings and a small shop with basics.

Free wifi for 2 hours a day. 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Saggyoldcat 3 reviews from this member

 Fab site. Great location and very peaceful. Site manager full of great local info and very helpful.

Showers are a room with a basin toilet and shower which is great. Really enjoyed our visit and will return 
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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Plaughton 1 review from this member

 Lovely site with views across to the islands. The site owners were very friendly and helpful.

The toilet facilities consisted of separate cubicles with a toilet sink and shower and were very clean.

The reception stocked a good variety of groceries and the nearby town of Campbeltown has a Co-Op and a Tesco. 

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Colin447 1 review from this member

 This site is about as far south that you can get in Argyll. There are some new hard standings being put in.

The best bits are the views across to the islands and the first class toilet facilities.

Individual shower / toilet/ wash basins rooms to the highest standards. If you are a golfer I would recommend packing your clubs as there is the Macrihanish Golf Club within 200 metres.

There are a couple of eateries nearby one of which offers a discount if you mention you are at the site.

Yes it maybe a long drive down there but the Scottish countryside is a wonder. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Group
Reviewer: Ficklejade 9 reviews from this member

 I stayed here for an event with friends and we had one of their brand new statics designed for six people comprising a double e/s and two twins plus separate shower, wash-basin and loo.

The twins are a bit cramped! The kitchen area was fine, although could be a bit better equipped; lounge area fine and you can just fit six around the table. Bedding and towels provided. You can adjust the heating and the hot water supply was good. There's also a good fridge and freezer.

The site entrance is not prepossessing though the horrendous potholes encountered in previous visits have been filled in. The friendliness and helpfulness of the wardens, though, is amongst the best I've ever experienced.

We did feel the cost for a three night hire was a bit steep, but clearly they've been investing in the site (did spot a new loo block for campers) and have to get some revenue in.

Although this part of Kintyre is a long haul for many, if you take time to do your research, there's plenty to see. I don't do golf, but the site's next door to Machrihanish golf course. You can have an amazing walk to the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse and views over to Northern Ireland and north-west to Islay, Gigha and Jura.

There's boat trips and surfing, Davaar Island and South End plus the east coast up towards Carradale is very different. Scenery is great and, from someone interested in geology, it's fascinating.

There's a visitor information centre on the pier at Campbeltown, with adjacent parking. The site is also almost adjacent to Machrihanish airport, which was one of the alternative landing sites in an emergency for the Space Shuttle.

You aren't allowed on it and the airport is now only used by small domestic scheduled flights but you can catch a glimpse of it if you take the Wind Towers single track road. No parking mind!

Plenty of takeaways, a decent Co-op in Campbeltown and fuel prices are roughly average for this part of the world. The Nineteenth Hole pub is about half a mile down the road from the site and in three years, I've never had a poor meal - it's reasonably priced but book it. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Fred Stubber 9 reviews from this member

 This site has puzzling topography until you realise it is built on the site of a disused coal mine. At least that's what a local guy told me. Anyway, you can't tell; it's a very pleasant location.

The best touring pitches are on a bit of high ground on the left at the back as you go in. They are extremely spacious and have a decent view. However they're a long way from the office where the wifi antenna is, so we found the wifi signal very weak. It worked on the laptop but hardly at all on the phones.

There's a lovely new toilet block, built in a mobile unit with a veranda for access. There are steps upto this veranda which means that the disabled who can't manage four steps up have to use the disabled facility, which is much inferior.

I had cause to ring the mobile number at 8pm ('We always answer') but there was in fact no answer

The tap I used was the domestic chrome type with no thread to take a hose connection. This is annoying when you fill using a hose. I have one of the 'fit anything' rubber fitments but it kept slipping off. Proper outdoor taps would be nice. 

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