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Riverside Chalet And Campsite
Highlands   (Browse area)
IV14 9ES
Tel: 01463 513599  or  07984076851
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Pitches: 30
Open: April To Mid September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 23 Reviews
                8/10 from 23 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   Rallies Welcome   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   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   Cycle Hire 5 miles   Golf 5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  23 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gambolia 1 review from this member

We had a lovely stay here. The owners brother was looking after the site at the time and he was very friendly and helpful. The toilets could do with an upgrade but they were still OK and cleaned regularly. The was in a good location for us add were going to the Belladrum festival later in the week. We were in our festival tent an Outwell Oregan 5 which is smaller than our normal one but adequate for purpose. Pitch size was OK but it 25mtr EHU just made it to the connection point, so take an extension of you go. Pitches are fairly flat. Local shop 50mtrs from the campsite. No pub in the village though. All in all a good wee site

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The highbury 23 reviews from this member

First of all on arrival the grass could have been cut. The toilets and showers need updating, they also need to be cleaned more. There was no towels to wipe your hands the bins were over flowing with rubbish. The owner was never there. The site run itself. You can't run a site like this so we would never return due to our comments.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Jacqueline m 1 review from this member

Riverside Campsite is a great place to stay. The chalet was spotless, comfortable and cosy with a good standard of decor. The beds were comfortable too. The staff were friendly and really helpful. It's a reasonably priced place to use as a base for exploring the surrounding area of hills and forest. Close to Strathpeffer and not too far from Inverness. It's a great place for a holiday. I'm definitely coming back.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: 22114 11 reviews from this member

Was driving from about 10 miles East of Inverness towards the west coast and looking for a couple of places to stopover and the map looked a bit sparse on campsites.

I saw this one and I'm glad I stopped. Spent 3 nights. There is a grocery/off licence at the entrance. There is also a petrol station and hotel on the same road open to the public.

The campsite itself is a square piece of grass next to a river, so very nice setting. At first a little worried about getting stuck due to some very heavy persistent rain, but no problems whatsoever. Facilities are in a basic type building and very clean.

Laid back site, pitch where you like and if there's nobody there at the time they'll catch you later. Didn't meet the owners, but met the warden, friendliest guy you could meet.

Would definitely stay again.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Eebo 8 reviews from this member

Continuing our North Coast 500 expedition, this was the second site we stopped at, doing the route in a clockwise direction.

It's a steep little road down to this site, which is primarily a large square of grass next to the river. There are 3 hook up points dotted about, each with 4 sockets, although 1 was apparently being used permanently by a yurt located in the corner and is used for holistic and spiritual treatments, none of which is to my taste, but everyone to their own. The ground is reasonably flat and pitches are on a first come first serve basis, where you're left to find your own spot. We had no difficulty, as there was only one other unit when we arrived and it remained that way for the first of our two nights there. The second night (Friday) was busier with a mixture of motorhomes, caravans and tents, but it was by no means full.

Facilities - somewhat basic, but clean, with the outside of the toilet block resembling an old public toilets building from yesteryear. The Gents toilets had 2 cubicles and a shower room along with 2 sinks for washing dishes. The Ladies had 2 cubicles, a separate shower room and 1 sink for dishwashing. There is also a disabled/unisex shower room on its own. I found the water to be hot eventually as the hot water taps are the type you have to hold down before they turn themselves off, but the showers were electric and although not the most powerful, they were fine and did the job.

A washing machine and tumble drier are also available at £3 each, although there is a whirly gig located next to the toilet block, for when the weather is nice.

The reception wasn't that easy to find, despite the sign, as it seems to be part of someone's house. Eventually I found it with a note in the window saying that Jase, the site foreman was away and instructions were to park up anywhere. He arrived on site a short time later, in a marvellous yellow and black van, which he lovingly refers to as the Venga Bus. He takes your money, etc, unless like us, you've previously booked and paid online.

At the top of the drive there is a general store which proudly states it is the Last Shop before Inverness/ Ullapool (depending on which way you're travelling). It sells groceries, newspapers and the great marketing ploy that is North Coast 500 tee shirts, which I happily fell for.

A short distance further west there's a Forestry Commission walk and cycle series of trails which were good fun and to the north east there's the village of Strathpeffer, which is well worth a visit.

Being next to the river, there were a few midgies starting to put in an appearance, but the steady breeze kept them in check and I have only one bite to report after the the two days.

Overall the site was basic, clean and convenient. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead at all times and there is a very basic children's play area (2 swings and a chute), but don't forget the meditation classes every Wednesday morning in the yurt! Peace man xx

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lucysmum 38 reviews from this member

Lovely river but not much of a view for us as the hook up pitch had a tent directly in front of us and a holiday chalet directly behind us!

The owners were really lovely people and told us the hotel up the hill was dog friendly. So we wandered up there in our rather grubby walking gear and finished up having a scrummy dinner in a rather posh bar. The owner offered to put our dogs in his office so we could sit in the restaurant! All the other guests were immaculately turned out and we looked like the poor relations, but everybody was so welcoming - well worth a visit.

Sadly we found the campsite facilities rather lacking, including running out of soap and toilets rolls. Old and not as clean as I would have liked - couldn't bring myself to use the shower. And please Martyn pick up the grass cuttings! Our motorhome and the toilets etc were full of them.

Would we go back? Probably not, which is a great shame as the site had so much potential and a bit more TLC would make a huge difference.

Don't know how come the people who stayed in August only paid £7 we were charged £17!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jarvis9 10 reviews from this member

We loved this site. We arrived for a week and stayed for two. The riverside location is a delight and the views are great.

There's easy access all directions to loads of things to see and do. Lots of excellent forest walks just over the road. Rogie falls are very near, as is Strathpeffer and Inverness is very convenient too.

The facilities were just fine. This is not a big posh site and the reasonable prices reflect. Everything was clean and functional, lots of hot water, clean loos and showers, frequently replenished loo rolls, hand towels, hand soap (these basic things often get overlooked).

There's a large football ground adjacent for children/dogs to run around.

Very well stocked shop open till 7 p. M just at the entrance.

The owners, Martyn and Deborah, were welcoming and extremely helpful.

We saw the Heron but, sadly, not the otter.

All-in-all we would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Riverside.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bobetjo 4 reviews from this member

We last visited this site twenty years ago. It was closed for a long time and is now under new ownership.

The site is by a pleasant river. So the midges can be fierce. But the location is worth it. It is a small site with basic facilities. But they include hot water and showers in the fee of £7 a night. There is a small shop just outside.

Martin and Barbara are helpful and friendly. Now on our repeat list.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Creamchow 2 reviews from this member

We dropped into this lovely little site for one night and ended up staying for 3. Nothing fancy but everything we needed or wanted. Our visit coincided with the tail end of hurricane Bertha so we mostly hunkered down and watched the river rise and the owners fight a never ending battle with the mud being trodden into the showers. A perfect base for exploring this part of Scotland and a well stocked village shop at the site entrance help make this a perfect stop for any length of stay.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Blinxter 11 reviews from this member

Lovely little site. Local store right by the entrance carrying most things you will need. Gorgeousness views over the river and into the hills and mountains beyond.

Relaxed pitching allowing you to chose your location with mindful respect to other campers.

Gazebo provided for this with smaller tents to use for eating/cooking etc if the weather takes a turn.

Ground is very rocky (to be expected by a river) so my only advice would be to take a selection of spare pegs. The investment in a few pegs is well worth the views and relying atmosphere.

Great base for visiting the attractions of Scotland. Loch Ness not far away, easy access to the whisk yep trails and the moray tourist routes. Jon-o-groats a nice run out up the A9 which you are on within a few minutes of leaving the site.

I especially liked the toilets where each 'cubicle' is kore of a room with your own sink and mirror allowing you to get ready in private in the mornings :)

Inverness is half an hour away if you need anything major whilst away.

Would definitely come back here and stay for longer next time, there is so much more I would like to do in the area.

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