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Muirkirk Caravan Site
Furnace Road
Ayrshire   (Browse area)
KA18 3RE   See Map
Tel: 07515 721785
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Pitches: 40
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 12 Reviews
                8/10 from 12 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jillilotsatents 2 reviews from this member

Muirkirk site is a beautiful very friendly site in East Ayrshire with helpful and very hard working staff. The toilets & showers are what I would call 'military' clean, I have never seen them messy any time night or day and I have been on site with my tourer since June. The grounds are lovely with many ancient trees, and beautiful views of the hills, there are hill walks that take you over to South Lanarkshire or Dumfries and Galloway or nearby Tibbie's Bridge which is wheelchair/scooter friendly and a 'must see'. The folk song 'Ca The Yowes' was written there by Isobel Tibbie Pagan. At the weekends the bar and lounge are open and hot rolls are now available during the day. The contractors on the site are friendly and helpful, they also work very hard, go to bed early and are spending money in the local community which due to the decline of local industry has sadly suffered. There is a unique clock tower opposite the site, which was once the the Ironworks Institute. The race track is noisy but very exciting to watch, and we recently went to a Classic Car show there which was fun. Muirkirk is a very friendly place, the locals are really nice and make you feel welcome in shops and pubs, chip shop. The village is only a few hundred yards from the site gates as is the nearest pub which is an atmospheric building of character and antiquity with a beer garden, again friendly customers and staff. Fishing Permits are available in the village, the river Ayr runs behind the site, the Garpel Water is a 15 min walk. There are Owls, Oyster Catchers, Hen Harriers, Buzzards, Pheasants, Hedgehogs, Stoats, all around. There are beautiful beaches within 20-30 minutes drive. The M74 is only 10 miles away. This is truly one of best sites I have ever been on, and management have big plans to make it even better. I am looking forward to Christmas and New Year on site as I heard it was an excellent time to be there. Watch this space Campers.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Headgardener 35 reviews from this member

We only stayed here one night and did not really enjoy our stay.

There are a lot of static vans on site which have the best locations followed by many caravans obviously on seasonal pitches. We had a hard standing but felt very closed in by statics and seasonal pitches all around.

The entrance is past the licensed bar and large car park with commercial vehicles and a large rubbish skip full to the top.

The site itself is basically tidy with a lot of newly laid tarmac roads. The grass was mainly neatly cut except under the seasonal pitches which was very overgrown and unsightly as was all the gas bottles around the long stayers.

The licensed bar was open in the evening and I saw a notice advertising live music on Saturday at an entry cost of 3. 00. We did not go in but were not disturbed by it.

We did not use the toilet block as we usually use our own.

There are a few shops in the village for every day use or Strathaven is not too far away for a larger selection.

This is a site geared up for statics and long stay caravans and not our cup of tea.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Caledonian1 2 reviews from this member

Visited the site on a very wet weekend in a vw campervan.

Made to feel most welcome on the pitch by other site users stopping for a chat.

Social club on site was great as well and also very reasonable prices. I walked into the club on a dreech Friday night and the patrons instantly introduced themselves the conversations were enjoyable. I spent part of Saturday afternoon playing pool with my daughters in the Bar and we really enjoyed it. On the Saturday evening there was good entertainment in the large lounge/function room and I was delighted when myself and family were very lucky on the evening raffle.

Bingo was also played on the evening.

As my family members are over 18 years old and having visited sites all around the country for more than 30 years I feel the site is perhaps more suited for family's with older children. I hope I am not being to unfair as the other people in my group of vw enthusiasts had young children with them and they seemed to be having a whale of a time in each others company. Having said that The Site owner and her staff I am sure would do their utmost to make any familys with younger children feel included.

Toilet block was very clean and functional.

One point of improvement I would like to mention. Could do with a light at the dish wash up area. (I suppose I could just wash the dishes during day). To be fair I did not mention this to the owner and if I did I am sure it would be actioned. I will mention at my next visit.

Great hill walks in surrounding areas. River Ayr very near. (Unsure if fishing Permit required). 10 minute walk to centre of town. 3 local pubs Chip shop in town and doubles as chinese carry out. Salt and Pepper chips very tasty +recommended.

Also in town. Co-op general store (with off licence) Butchers (Great burgers)General Store + newsagent etc.

The site was generally very good and ideal for my needs however every camper has different needs and if you do visit the site I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did.

Looking forward to a return visit.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Manta400 2 reviews from this member

First impressions were not good, decided to just book 1 night. A lot of seasonal vans at this site. The site had a travellers feel with gas bottles stood around mossy vans. At 5 o clock several commercial Balfor Beaty vans returned to the site visitor car parking area, didn't feel like a holiday should. However I have been to a lot of sites this year and have noticed a feel of being less friendly as each year passes. The people on this site were very friendly and helpful, which proved myself wrong with my first impressions. The lads working didn't bother me when I thought about the economic climate and people have to do what needs to be done to live, including the owner making a living also. The area is full of interesting mining history and the birthplace of 'tar macadam'. There are plenty of walks from the site, and it is a peaceful place to stay. I stayed another night. I will come back to this site again.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Alan + Sally 5 reviews from this member

This is a nice site but spoilt by a few points which I will cover below.

A) As we entered the site the first thing we were greeted with by the site entrance was an extremely large rubbish skip that was full and remained so for the duration of our stay (5 days!).

B) the elsan toilet disposal point was the second thing we saw, directly in front of you as you drive in. It is basically a household toilet bowl but with no cistern so you could not flush any waste away. There was a tap with a short hose left lying on the floor (amongst dirt and mud)so you could rinse your van toilet out. The disposal point was enclosed, for want of a better word, by a slatted fence that had seen better days.

C) The toilet shower/toilet block was somewhat dated and although we did see a cleaner most mornings mopping the floor the smell of bleach made your eyes water. It appeared that the pallet style blocks adjacent to the shower trays didn't look as if they had been moved in months judging by the amount of debris clearly visible underneath them.

Overall we thought that at 17 p/night this site was over priced and fell well short of the standards of numerous sites we have stayed on throughout the UK.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ashleyh 6 reviews from this member

We used the site as a stop off on our journey to the highlands from the south. My wife selected it from internet reviews, particularly from this site. I checked it out using Google maps a few days before we went - it didn't fill me with confidence - the town itself looked very tired, as did the site.

On arrival however we were very warmly welcomed (once a small child explained how to open the security gate - we didn't figure it out!) by the owner.

The site has a pleasant enough layout with a few statics and lots of hardstandings and grass pitches with EHU. The toilet block was clean and the water hot. There is an on site bar which was reasonably priced, but no food.

We ventured into Muirkirk which has a co-op and a couple of pubs, neither of which seemed to do food (although it was a Sunday night) The owners are obviously trying hard with the site which does have potential and come the end, suited our 1 night stay perfectly.

A very peaceful site which I am sure would be far busier in another location.

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