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Solway Holiday Village
Skinburness Drive
(lake District)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
Tel: 016973 31236
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Pitches: 50
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021
           01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 42 Reviews
                6/10 from 42 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 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   Indoor Pool On Site   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Elaine 1 review from this member

 The site was very spacious. Plenty for kids to do but we as a mature couple didnít think was for us. Was very little to do even down to location.

Toilets and shower block were passable but we think could be a bit cleaner. One night we ordered a gin and tonic in the bar. It came in a plastic glass and was frothy obviously washing up liquid not rinsed out. The next night came in a proper glass and was fine.

Like I said plenty for kids but the grab a toy was a con. Absolutely no grip. Poor kids be wasting their pocket money. We wonít be returning but canny for young families.

The pool was full of kids so we didnít bother 

Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Other
Reviewer: Meter rat 4 reviews from this member

 This site is not exactly the best. We visited as we were meeting friends from the Citroen 2CV club, and the Silloth beer and music festival, which had been cancelled for this year.

Pitches are a muddy mess. Felt sorry for the site warden, who was doing his best to pitch every one on the road. He kept apologising for the state of the ground and the poor maintenance. He had to pull a few vans and cars off the pitches with his tractor, which he did with a smile, dispute the weather.

The reception staff were friendly as were the cleaning staff. The toilets were kept clean and were ok. The whole site is in need of modernisation and upgrading. Cars racing around at night, driving through puddles, covering everything in muddy water. Arguments going on at three o'clock in the morning.

Part of the site looks as if it has been taken over by the traveling community, large twin axle caravans with plenty of vans and pick ups in evidence.

We cannot comment on the other facilities like the pool or bars, on the site as we kept ourselves to ourselves, and did not visit them. Not much to do in the area, but a nice play park and green in Silloth, which was being well used by families.

Had a nice cake and tea in Bessies cafe, and the chip shop opposite was always busy with ques outside every day.

If it was not for going there for a specific reasons, we would not revisit. 
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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Fozzle83 5 reviews from this member

 Do not waste your money!

Disgusting unclean and expensive. The toilets and showers were disgusting no hand dryers at all to dry ha ds so you have to leave with wet hands.

Boggy pitches, bird poo all over, disgusting pee smelling fountain on arrival, be warned you won't be informed of rules so when going swimming go with your costume on as there is no changing facilities and doesn't waste £20 on floats they sell in the shop on site as the pool isn't allowed them.

I also seen my sister static which she booked and omg! Dirty horrible marks all over the furniture dirt all over everything definitely not cleaned properly and certainly not to pandemic standards. People partying till early hours not for families this site as they take massive group bookings of teenagers who were on drugs and drinking all night and day. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Beccih 1 review from this member

 Worst site Iíve ever been!

Pitches are like mud slides, we must of been in a foot of deep mud. Toilets donít flush and the showers dribble out.

The site is shocking for the price you pay. ! Disgusting 
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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Atkinbrown 47 reviews from this member

 We have just spent three nights at this campsite and it is probably one of the worst we have ever visited. The buildings and washing areas are completely out of date. In the shower block there are only three toilets in gents and four in the ladies, so when the campsite is busy these will definitely be inadequate. When we visited there was extremely heavy rainfall and there was nowhere for the water to go and so the campsite and roads were completely waterlogged. The only saving grace was Denver the campsite warden. He was so friendly and helpful and we felt extremely sorry for him trying to promote such a worn out site. The town of Silloth has obviously seen better days, although still fairly attractive and has lovely open green areas. We found a fabulous coffee shop - The Fairydust Emporium. Very friendly owner and staff and our dog was made to feel very welcome. Lovely coffee and cake. Please note the 10 out of 10 for customer service applies to Denver. We will not be visiting again. 


Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Alleycat500 1 review from this member

 The site is quite a bit rundown. The campsite grass had been cut and the grass left so you took grass into the tent every time you entered, though the ground was good and flat. The entertainment was okay for children but nothing for adults. The farm was nice. Not a petting farm but a proper farm. Could not touch the animals. I wouldn't take a dog to site if your dog likes to chase. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Blobby1939 1 review from this member

 We were delighted with our caravan it was brand new with beautiful white bed linen everything was spotless. The site itself was very tidy grass well tended but other parts were very dated and needs some money and maintenance spent on it. The staff on reception and in the small but well stocked shop were very pleasant and helpfully. I would definitely return for along weekend again we were there as a family with grandchildren aged 11 and 7 they loved it and as it was not too busy we felt it was really safe for them. 😁 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: William scott 21 reviews from this member

 Touring site well looked after

Toilets cleaned to perfection

A lot to do on site swimming pool and entertainment were good

Small soft play area was well kept also the shop was well priced

Only thing we thought needed was more grey waste points

And perhaps some hard standings in case the summer weather got as bad as a few years ago

Silloth village has a shop to be envied prices the cheapest around for food toys any thing you would need its a Aladdin's cave right on the main street

As the Big Man said We will be Back 

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Sasamax 7 reviews from this member

 We arrived at Solway Holiday village for a mon-fri break with our 3 kids.

The staff were extremely helpful and fixed our smelly toilet, provided the missing glasses and oven tray as soon as we alerted them to these issues.

The caravan was warm and comfortable, and within close proximity to the main facilities.

Wifi is £10 for 2 devices, for 3 days and the signal was good

The main facilities are arranged in a hacienda-style complex. The swimming pool was good with an in-pool jacuzzi and a separate sauna. Showers were hot and the changing rooms roomy, although only 2 cubicles in the ladies changing room. There was quite a strong smell of urine coming from the men's toilets, however.

The Nag's Head bar was welcoming and comfortable, with the obligatory amusements attached on one side. We didn't sample the food, but the drink was reasonably priced with carling, Guinness and ale on tap and a good selection of bottled beers including peroni, and kopparberg fruit cider.

The show bar offered kids entertainment every night and has ample seating surrounding a dance floor area and small stage. All the usual novelty records were played, and there was a puppet show one night, and kids karaoke. The Irish bar didn't appear to be open while we were there.

Silloth offered a lovely promenade which was great to go for a run, if a bit windy. The west beach looked unappealing with strange looking froth and painful shingle and stones. A better beach is at Allanby which had more sand but still quite a lot of shingle. Water looked better quality there.

We can recommend the Roya's pizza takeaway in silloth - reasonably priced and delicious pizza.

To do our big shopping, we headed to Asda in Workington which is a big town with plenty of facilities.

All in all, the site did look a bit tired and could have done with some sprucing up - painting, resurfacing etc but the staff were helpful and the facilities fine. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Cjp0349 2 reviews from this member

 This holiday centre seems to receive a mixed bag of reviews on various websites so having just spent an enjoyable (but read on) long weekend at SHV with my 8 year old daughter, despite the mediocre weather, I thought I would leave my own observations particularly in respect of the camping/touring facilities.

The venue itself is well located being a stones throw from the Solway Firth promenade and a nice 10/15 minute stroll to Silloth seafront.

I found the staff on site to be pleasant and efficient, reception, the bar bistro and evening entertainment area are all clean and smart, the food although obviously prepared from frozen is edible and not too expensive. The pool is OK if a little tired but its changing and toilet facilities are in need of refurbishment. There is a nice farm area on site with lots of friendly animals and a decent play park (without swings!) and sand pit. There is also a large unused area just off the touring fields which is ideal to exercise dogs. The early evening kids entertainment consists of the tried and tested person in a furry animal costume and lots of 'Macarena' style group dancing.

However what lets SHV down is that externally the whole place looks a bit shabby and in need of TLC typified to me by the large illuminated Solway sign outside the main building of which only the letters SOL light up.

The touring field toilet/shower/pot wash block is basic but adequate with plenty of hot water and appears to be cleaned twice daily.

The touring fields themselves are somewhat of a mess and have obviously not recovered from the heavy rains of the last two years. On arrival despite recent reasonable weather I found all pitches to be sodden underfoot several having pools of standing water and it took me a good 20 mins to select the best of a bad lot available. The heavy rain of the following day resulted in the pitch becoming waterlogged, forcing me to seek out a drier plot, and turning the majority of the touring field into a bit of a bog the situation not being helped by knuckle-headed 4x4 owners driving across the grass for no apparent reason other than their own selfish amusement.

Because of the state of the touring fields I will not be returning to SHV until major drainage improvements are made to the touring fields which I doubt will happen as I get the impression that the touring side of the business is the poor relation to the static side. This is a shame because SHV has the potential to be an excellent short break facility and one which we would have probably returned to every year 

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