Drumbhan

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • 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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: variable
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

Prices

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0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 13

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
IV24 3AS
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GPS:
Lat 57.911539 / Lon -4.32526
OS field ref:
NH623937
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Ardgay
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Fantastic’

Drumbhan
What a fantastic site. We stayed for two nights as a stop while touring the north coast of Scotland. The site is small and on a working croft. It was only us when we arrived and it stayed that way for the whole two nights! The major take away from this site is the outstanding view. We spent hours sat outside the caravan just looking at it. There is plenty to do around the area. We went for a walk through Ledmore and Migdale woods / Loch. We’d recommending using the walking app ‘AllTrails’ for this. We brought a picnic blanket and sat on the Loch side enjoying the view as the dog had a swim. We also had a wonder round Balblair woods, as well as the Falls of Shin where we saw some jumping salmon! Bonar Bridge is good for picking up supplies from the Spar shop. Unfortunately, pubs/ restaurants seemed non existent or shut down. However, just over the bridge there is a lovely view of the Kyle of Sutherland with some interesting information. To get there, use google maps on a smartphone. That will take you directly there. Old school satnav took us to a completely different farm resulting in some awkward tight turning around of the caravan. Russ and Evelyn were incredibly welcoming. Knocked on the door to check in (the site is basically their back garden!) and paid for the two nights via bank transfer. WiFi is supplied and signal is strong. There are also recycling/waste points and a chemical toilet disposal point too. The hosts left us to our own devices for the duration of the stay, although upon leaving Evelyn offered us home grown cucumbers and mustard leaves for our travels - hugely appreciated! The area was quiet, apart from the lovely bleating of sheep, which you’d only expect from a working croft! Even the tractor driver who periodically drove past the site would give us a friendly wave. Overall, hugely recommend for an authentic remote highlands stop. Oh, and drive carefully around the area as there are a BUNCH of bunnies hopping about!

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Reviewed on 18/08/2023 14:19

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Just the ticket

Drumbhan
We have now been to this site for over 10 years for our main holiday. Our unit is a caravan and car so we day trip. As said the site is basic but that’s what you expect from a CL which is why we like it so much. We go for the setting, quietness and views looking down over Bona Bridge, Midge dale and the Dornoch Firth. One year we spotted wild otters feeding in the river just outside of Bona Bridge from the road and plenty of local wild life. The owners are very friendly and will advise on the local area and also sell some home-made produce from their door way. At night you get some of the best star filled skies with very little or no light pollution. It is an ideal place to tour most of northern Scotland as the roads are so good; many times, we have had supper on the far North West coast and been back on site in an hour or so. The dog loves it too as you will find no end of very good walks for all standards many well marked, we have found many that are wheelchair friendly as we have a mobility scooter or just visit one of the forests which have walker’s welcome signs. The local services are very good with many big supermarkets set up in and around Tain. If you travel around there are plenty of good hotels and restaurants to eat at locally or further afield serving all tastes.

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Reviewed on 08/09/2022 14:36

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Lovely Views

Drumbhan
This site is what you make it! To all intents and purposes it would seem its in the owners back garden but the views are lovely. The hard standings are basic but there is the usual fresh water, electrics and waste facilities. The owner did kindly show us a field in which we could exercise our dog but we didnt use it as our dog is prone to eating sheep poo etc and making herself ill because of it! Whilst we were there we did experience some road noise when a neighbour who lives below the site came and went past during the night a few times in a vehicle which, althought I am sure they were trying to be quiet, did disturb us especially when banging vehicle doors. Nonetheless we would go back if only for the views.

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Reviewed on 08/06/2022 15:08

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Drumbhan
Booked for three nights but left without staying, what a tired and neglected site this is the gate was tied with baling twine to keep it closed which set the standard for the whole place, the two hard standings were not in the same condition as shown in the picture on the web site both were covered in soil, grass and a good layer of moss and one was sloping down to a drop in the corner of the field. There was no ehu near to either of these pitches meaning our cable would have to trail across the site and other guests would have drive over cable on entry and exit making it a H&S issue. The views are beautiful with a bit of effort and cash injected to make improvements could be a real gem.

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Drumbhan
Wow. What a find … met and greeted by owners on arrival. It’s off the beaten track but walks and views amazing Provides electric water and waste disposal no other facilities but for the price it’s very good I would return here the view is off the radar so good Ian

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Reviewed on 17/09/2021 17:10

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