Drumbhan

Airdens, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, Highlands, IV24 3AS

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Drumbhan is situated a couple of miles outside the village of Bonar Bridge. The site is on a hill which gives panoramic views to the south towards Loch Migdale, the Kyle of Sutherland and further on to Ben Wyvis. Bonar Bridge has shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants within easy reach.

There are plenty of golf courses (including Royal Dornoch) and fishing close by. The quiet country roads are excellent for bikes and there are a range of mountain bike trails at Carbisdale and Golspie. Walkers are well catered for with low level walks nearby and some challenging hills not too far away.

The area is ideal for touring the north and west coasts - John O'Groats is about 2 hours drive and the hills of the west are about the same. There are castles, beaches and distilleries a plenty to visit. Inverness and Loch Ness are about an hours drive south. You can even complete the much lauded and very scenic North Coast 500 in a series of day trips.

Drumbhan is a working croft with a flock of North Country Cheviot sheep and free range poultry - eggs and seasonal produce are normally  available as is advice on what is worth doing and seeing.

Keen eyed visitors can spot different birds including ospreys, red kites, and hen harriers plus red and roe deer and salmon leaping at nearby Shin Falls.

The site itself is part sloping with hardstanding pitches and grass elsewhere. The site is small and is reached by single track roads but the views are worth it. Electricity hook ups are available.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: variable
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Postcode:
IV24 3AS
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GPS:
Lat 57.911539 / Lon -4.32526
OS field ref:
NH623937
OS map ref:
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  • Nearest train station: Ardgay

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Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

A lovely Highland CL with breathtaking views out over Loch Migdale and the mountains with lovely quiet walks close at hand and an ideal location from which to explore this part of the Highlands. Evelyn and Russell were very kind and attentive and we felt very welcome. Thank you for a lovely holiday and we look forward very much to coming back one day soon.

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A beautiful view awaits you - peaceful and tranquil

We stayed here for two overnight stays and wished we’d stayed longer. Small site with marvellous views from the top of a hill. Owners very friendly and also the free range hens were very friendly too!
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A 5th Wheel adventure!

This fantastic site was peaceful, amazing views and allows access to the most spectacular scenery for coast and mountains. We stayed here for 4 nights in late January 2019. It snowed hard before and during our stay and whilst access for our 5th wheel was interesting, slow and sure ensured a safe arrival. Access is a single track undulating road but the snow plow came past mid morning each day to keep the road open. The pitches are a little tight but we only had 1 night shared with a motorhome but the rest of the time we had peace and quiet all to ourselves. Comments about the dog are unfounded and as a typical Collie I though it was extremely endearing and friendly. The sheep came for a look over the fence and the chickens proved a great source of entertainment. Site water froze overnight but Mr Walker Smith was only too happy to allow me access to his garage and nothing was too much trouble. Bins are available and the EHU's conveniently located. There is a lot of grass and fortunately our 4x4 truck made it easy to get off. Again it would be a bit tight if all pitches had been occupied but off peak was easy. Exiting this CL is a fairly steep ramp which I was happy to clear of lying snow and grit (conveniently provided by the excellent local authority in a pile opposite this site) to make our departure easy. From this site we drove up to John O Groats, Cape Wrath, Dunrobin Castle, Thurso, Dunnet Head, Lairg, Loch Erriboll…..so much to see and all so beautiful locally. As mentioned previously cheapest fuel and supermarket at ASDA Tain a 10 mile return trip. To cap it all Mrs Walker Smith provided us with 6 fresh eggs and a superb cake upon departure which was an unexpected but delicious gift. We will definitely be back and this is a really great ALL Year CL.

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Last of the few cracking CL’s

This working croft epitomises what CL’s are all about. Sadly it’s one of the few left. Remote yet accessible, charming yet rustic, peaceful yet far from isolated. We travelled here for Hogmanay. Called owner prior to arriving and was given friendly information to guide us in. On arrival you have all that you need from a CL site, water, power, access to chemical disposal. The views are absolutely incredible and the whole area has plenty to do, stunning walks for all levels nearby via woodland at Loch Migdale. Owners incredibly friendly and helpful even invited us into their home for mignight bells. I am somewhat staggered and confused by an earlier review of this site and having spoken to the owner on departure I saw how upset she was by this comment. What do people honestly expect. It’s a working Croft where the owners have compromised their living space to allow members a great value place to park and enjoy part of their home. We departed arms full with the kind gift of eggs and cake. We will most certainly be back over the years!!! Yes there are working collies, yes the chemical disposal is accessed via a lid to a modern septic tank it’s one of the best value CL’s out there with some charging stupid prices. Support CL’s like this and enjoy them !
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Fine views & friendly folks!

Stayed, on this working croft, in our motorcaravan on several occasions and always found the owners very friendly and approachable. Views stupendous, and with Dornoch, Lairg & Falls of Shin close by, is ideal for trips out from a peaceful base.These days with the costs of sites escalating Drumbhan offers good value.Eggs,cakes and other goodies available on site are a bonus! Fuel up at the Asda just off the Tain bypass but beware of the fast traffic at the junction especially if towing.
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