Smithy Croft

Boyndlie, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 7DQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Smithy Croft is lawned and surrounded by delightful green fields with fell ponies and vintage tractors onsite. The CL owner keeps chickens so fresh eggs are available for sale - great to go with your bacon in the morning. There are 2 RSPB reserves nearby. The site is motorhome friendly and has very good TV reception.

Lots of quiet roads for cycling and also cycle path to Aberdeen and Peterhead in the area. Quiet roads, quiet beaches and amazing sunsets!

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
AB43 7DQ
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GPS:
Lat 57.647486 / Lon -2.131368
OS field ref:
NJ923620
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Fraserburgh
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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One of the best CL's in Scotland.

What an absolutely fantastic experience. This CL is outstanding. The pitches are perfectly maintained and there is also a really clean WC for use by those staying. I was given a great tour of the tractors, and the owner went out his way to fulfil my enthusiasm for tractors by giving me a tour of his wider collection. Set in beautiful countryside, with quiet back roads for walking the dogs, but close to Fraserburgh for Asda and all it's essentials. Lovely folk run this CL, they are CL users themselves.

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Place of Beauty

My Wife and I have just come back from a four night stay, we found Smithy Croft to be just what we were looking for, as a base to explore the scenery and the historic sites. We were lucky enough to have had the pleasure of a spin in one of Bills vintage Morris Ten Fours, we were over the moon. I was also given a tour around his son’s collection of Vintage Tractors; it took me back to my childhood. Our time spent on the farm will never be forgotten. A Certified site to remember for the future. Thanks to Bill and Jane for a very good stay. Would we recommend it ? YES.
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Top class CL

My wife and I stayed for 4 days to visit the local area. This is a compact site with excellent facilities, each pitch has electric hook up and its own water tap, and you can drain your grey waste into the hedges, so they are a sort of fully serviced pitch (take your water hose and waste hose). The site is gently sloping but the pitches are level side to side and there is a nice view from the site. There is a toilet for campers and the black waste disposal is next to it, and as it is a compact site you do not have far to walk to use these facilities. There is also a hard standing pitch for motorhomes. Entrance to the site is off the main road up a short incline - no problems there. The weather was VERY wet when we arrived, so the well manicured grass was sodden (as you would expect) but the ground was solid and well drained. There were no problems sinking into the ground and when the weather cleared up the land dried quickly. We received a very warm welcome from our hosts. Ask about their classic car and vintage tractor collections! This is a great site for visiting tourist attractions in the area, of which there are plenty, I recommend the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh. The only reason I marked the site at 4 stars for 'peace & tranquillity' is due to the fact that there is some road noise from the adjacent main road. It did not cause us to loose sleep but you should be aware of this. We live in a small village 7 miles from the nearest main road so we are used to not hearing passing traffic. If you live in a town or city then I'm sure that you would not even notice the traffic. It did not spoil our stay. Would we return? Certainly. Do we recommend it? Yes.
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Wonderful

We use CLs regularly but don't often leave reviews as the locations are near to home and we are being selfish!! Smithy Croft requires advance planning for us so very happy to review! The owners are lovely and we could not have hoped for better. The field is sloping but we didn't need to use levelling blocks. Grass kept beautifully groomed and most pitches have their own tap along with standard ehu. Lovely views across the rolling countryside. Short walk from pitch to toilet, waste and recycling facilities. Easy access from road which is not intrusive. Really enjoyed our week at the end of July and would definitely return.

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I have been visiting Fraserburgh all my life, up until now have always used the commercial site at the beach.  However in recent years it has become very expensive and very run down, therefore was keen to try something new.  Had passed Smithy Croft many times over the years so this seemed like a natural choice. OK missed the sea view but apart from that it was excellent.  Couldn't ask for more really.   Nice spot, easy access, good facilities.  Perfect!

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