Merkadale

Carbost More, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Highlands, IV47 8ST

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Merkadle CL is conveniently located in central Skye and is ideal as a touring base for the whole of the Island. In addition to this, less than a mile away in Carbost village is the world famous Talisker Distillery. Also in the village there is the Old Inn, a small shop (with petrol pumps and Calor Gas) and the village Post Office. The site is on a working croft which has a number of Highland cattle which can be viewed. Fishing can also be arranged. The Cuillin mountains are nearby and the famous Fairy Pools are only 4 miles away.

All pitches are hardstanding with electrice hook up. £15 per night is inclusive of electric. You will find the code to the shower block and WIFI on your pitch on arrival. Shower Block and Toilet are currently not open.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IV47 8ST
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GPS:
Lat 57.293803 / Lon -6.335273
OS field ref:
NG389309
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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SHOULD THIS CL BE CERTIFICATED?

Merkadale
We were extremely disappointed when we arrived at this CL, which, as another reviewer has remarked recently, is no more than a rough car park on a fairly busy road junction. Skye is, of course, beautiful, but this is not a pleasant place to stay. There is no view of the loch from the 5 'certificated' pitches, the only pitch with a partial view being a 6th pitch immediately behind the others (the owner placed 'reserved for' name cards on the 'no through road' sign immediately next to this additional pitch, which was occupied throughout our stay). Indeed, on one evening there was a total of 8 caravans and motorhomes on the CL. The only contact we had with the owner was an email requesting payment on the day of arrival, and we saw a lady removing my name from the pitch and replacing it with someone else's, on the day we left. £20 per night for this? I am astonished that the CAMC considers this location suitable for certification and wonder whether it has ever been inspected by the club.

Allnut

Reviewed on 25/09/2021 11:34

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Not a site

Merkadale
Would not say this was a camp site. It’s a Gravelled car park on a couple of levels on a slope right at the side of a busy road, with a clanky cattle grid on the road. So not really peaceful until late at night. Pitches fairly level. Would recommend as an overnight stop only whilst exploring Skye as it is centrally located, Carbost village very close, as is Tallisker distillery and Fairy Pools 4 miles away. Most annoying thing for us was the constant cars pulling on and turning or camper vans turning up to free camp. We had one parked up practically on our pitch! Owner not around, pitches are marked with your name prior to arrival. We couldn't empty our grey waste from moho as drain was raised and we dont carry a waste hose. This place needs some attention to smarten it up and charge should be £15 a night at the most.

Dazsturgess

Reviewed on 24/09/2021 21:02

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I couldn’t believe this!

Merkadale
We pulled onto this site and I couldn’t believe we’d paid £20 for a night on a very rough car park. Nobody around but there were signs on the electric posts with names on so you knew which pitch to use. Electric and water on each of the 5 pitches. We wouldn’t have stayed if we hadn’t paid in advance. There are lots of sites around which I’m sure would have been a lot nicer. I can’t believe the Caravan and Motorhome Club have this site on their system.

Traficlady

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 03/09/2021 15:19

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Merkadale
We stayed here 3 nights and our pitch was the one next to the waste disposal (an open toilet). No facilities available which we accepted but still to pay full price would have been ok if the site represented the photos. It’s more a car park on the corner of a junction, which people frequently missed so used the space in front of us as a turning point. Email asking for payment for a night longer than I booked, so had to get this corrected. The main disappointment was coming back to our MH after a bike ride to find the road dug up in front of us and a large tractor and trailer on the side, we were blocked in...but electric had been turned off without warning! I emailed the owner to complain/sort out who said she had no knowledge of the work (which is odd if it’s her land?) and said she would come by after work. We never met her! We had to purchase more gas as the fridge used up most of our supply (we knew we were low, hence wanting electricity). Won’t be returning. Fine for a night stop over but at £20 I’d question that now...next stop same price with full facilities (Kinlochewe).

JJ1962

Reviewed on 04/07/2021 16:53

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start to our Scottish holidays

Merkadale
stayed here in 2017, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Willie the site owner , his daughter is carrying on in his memory , easy to find, lovely base for exploring Skye, fully serviced pitch, couldnt use showers or toilet because of covid, would highly recommend this site,

devondumpling1947

Caravanner

Reviewed on 01/07/2021 21:32

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