Birchbank

Knockan, Elphin By Lairg, Highlands, IV27 4HH

View on map

Rated 4 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

  • Boats available.
  • On Scotland's route 66 the north coast 500.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • TV reception: poor
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

Prices

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Sloping pitches

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Nearby

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

You need to be a Club member to view directions to this Certificated Location. Log in

Sites key: Certificated Location

Postcode:
IV27 4HH
Plan a route to this site
GPS:
Lat 58.049156 / Lon -5.030025
OS field ref:
NC213107
OS map ref:
15

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ullapool, Inverness
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

Reviews

Rated 4 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 4 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 3 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 3 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Facilities were dire

Lovely site Toilet needed complete overhaul. Drinking water tap had a hose nestling in a dirty drain!!!!! DONOT GO. CLUB NEED TO REVIEW I MEDIAYELY
Motorhomer

Reviewed on

2 reviews

4 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 4 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 3 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Birchbank

Firstly, If you have a large motorhome or caravan such as a big twin axle be aware that the entrance to the drive is tight when turning off the road. Having read previous reviews before arriving I made sure our toilet was freshly made up and as we were only staying 1 night I decided not to empty it before we left as the chemical toilet waste disposal is exactly as described by previous reviews. I am surprised that the owners have not had to provide something a little more suitable. What has not been said is that the field in which it is located is sloping. The signage was also in need of replacing as it was all very badly faded and I could not find anywhere to empty the grey waste. On a positive note the views are great and the site is ideal when your doing the NC500 and the owners are very friendly. The fact that this is pretty much the only CL site in this area on the NC500 route means that you have to either take it or leave it as there is no other choice.
Caravanner

Reviewed on

5 reviews

3 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 3 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 4 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Birchbank

The chemical toilet disposal - a drum in the middle of a sheep filled field - has put us off and we wouldn't return. Even the sheep walked away when I lifted the lid. It's a shame as the area is really interesting and well worth a visit.
Motorhomer

Reviewed on

4 reviews

3 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 3 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 1 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Good location but...

No meet and greet you just set up and they will come to you at some point. Friendly enough though and the location is great for the NC500. I would echo other comments that the toilet is very basic. The Chemical Waste point should however be avoided at all costs - a half buried bin in a field of sheep, frankly disgusting. I'm very surprised that the site was recommended in the Club Magazine article on the NC500, perhaps the club may like to visit the site and encourage the owners to make some improvements.

Reviewed on

2 reviews

7 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Scotland holidays 2017

we stayed at birchbank for three nights on our tour around Scotland, lovely views, pitch nice and level, toilet very very basic, toilet emptying disgusting just a fifty gallon drum in field, cl owners very nice and helpful , would stay on this site again but would use toilet in van ,
Caravanner

Reviewed on

35 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer