Pitrennie Mill

Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1SN

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Forest walks.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Lawned site

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Postcode:
AB30 1SN
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GPS:
Lat 56.883383 / Lon -2.442097
OS field ref:
NO729770
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Stonehaven
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Laurencekirk
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Pitrennie Mill
We have just spent five nights at this wonderfully peaceful site set in the heart of the Howe o’ the Mearns. Access to the site has been improved and it is very easy to drive right into the large area of well-tended grass. Choosing a specific location to pitch your caravan is limited only by the length of your hook-up cable – and extensions are available in the Information Hut. We were made very welcome by David, the site owner, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to an area that we had never really explored properly previously. Highlights included the coastal walk from Inverbervie to Johnshaven (using the local bus service one way) with lunch at the Harbour bar in Gourdon; a visit to the House of Dun policies and the adjacent bird hides overlooking the Montrose Basin; exploring the St Cyrus Nature Reserve with its stunning wild flowers; walking in the area near Fasque Castle with its network of tracks and paths; and learning more about my favourite author, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, at the Arbuthnott LGG Centre. No doubt due to extended recent Covid closures, replenishment of the leaflets in the Information Hut has been neglected, but as long as you have a mobile phone to access tourist information – or have done your homework beforehand – this is a great site from which to explore a very quiet and interesting part of rural Aberdeenshire.

PeterC45

Reviewed on 27/06/2021 11:53

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A nice quiet CL

Pitrennie Mill
We have just come back from two days at this CL, fortunately the weather was lovely. The site is grass with plenty of room for five Van's. There is an extension in the information shed that could be used as the ehu is grouped into a two and a three. There was four Van's including us and it was very quiet. We went into Lawrencekirk on the Saturday and there are a small amount of nice shops plus at the time there was an indoor farmers market. The cafe called Gannets is worth visiting and the hardware shop is very well stocked. The owner to the site who is a very busy farmer came to us on the Saturday afternoon but there is an honesty box in the information shed. We only live an hour away and we feel this will be our go to site. I would certainly recommend it. We had good Tele signal and 4g coverage. There are quite a few places to visit in the area. The site entrance was a bit tight if you are going in to the left but ok the other way

jill1359

Caravanner from Perthshire

Reviewed on 22/09/2019 17:31

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Excellent Aberdeenshire CL

Pitrennie Mill
Just stayed for one night to fit and adjust a new awning, I live 15 mins away. Passed this site many times but never stopped. Very peaceful, large and well laid out. Ground is well maintained and has a tidy bin and water area. The CDP is fine, quite quirky, and, despite other folks experiences, didn't smell when I was there. Small dog walk on site, but a 5 min drive is the massive Finella Forest or Drumtochty Glen, both great for dog walking. Used the honesty box in the information shed, but the owner did call in the morning as I was packing up. I will definitely visit again.

IainGill

Reviewed on 04/08/2019 11:52

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Pitrennie Mill
Had 7 nights here on flat level large pitches - the only criteria was your length of electric cable. No one to meet us and no pitching instructions. Owner never seen but day before we left the son came to cut/collect grass and he said they were too busy on the farm to attend - just put what you owe in the box in the info shed. It was quiet secluded and dark at night. Tv good , no mobile signal (Three) Great value if very basic. Would probably go again if in area.

faz726

Caravanner from South Yorkshire

Reviewed on 29/08/2018 15:22

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Pitrennie Mill
Visited this site for second time, grass needed cut and Elsa requires attention. Saw owner once during our stay. Dog walk requires much attention as very overgrown to appreciate the beauty of the river running by. Elsa smells lots. The tranquility and views amazing. Despite the negativity would go back again.

lynmore5850

Reviewed on 16/06/2018 23:46

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