Birchbank

Knockan, Elphin By Lairg, Highlands, IV27 4HH

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • 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

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Sloping pitches

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IV27 4HH
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GPS:
Lat 58.049156 / Lon -5.030025
OS field ref:
NC213107
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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Excellent

Birchbank
Having just spent 5 days at Birchbank, I can confirm that atrocious weather did not dampen our enjoyment of this place. Yes, the location of water and chemical disposal could be better and yes, access is tight but , with care, it is far from impossible for our pretty long outfit. Otherwise scores are very high indeed for friendliness, location,views and some interesting walks direct from site. Raucous sports cars and motor cycles can be seen on the NC500 but they fail dismally to spoil the tranquility . We are already plotting a return .

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A mixed bag

Birchbank
I have read some of the other review and agree with a lot of the things said. I chose this site as it was in the location I wanted and the directions were a good help when arriving. Access to the site is tricky and as stated in one of the other review, would be more difficult for someone towing a large caravan. I went into the site and rang the owner's number and after saying I was there, the wife turned up promptly and confirmed my pitch. When asked she told us where the water supply was which is not in the field where pitches are and the best was of getting my motorhome around to it. I had to drive out of the field and then reverse up to the water supply. At this point I would add a word of caution to the drivers of other motorhomes. The track is narrow and there is a lot of shrubbery to the side and overhang tree branches. They were scrapping along the side and roof of my motorhome causing my aerial (a single stem antenna) to be ripped off (and is unrepairable).. Also as stated in other reviews, the facilities are of poor standard and seriously need updating. It is up to the individual camper to decided weather the excellent location outweighs the tricky access and poor facilities. Don't forget, if you do visit this site, be careful of the shrubs and overhanging branches

OrkneyPhil

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 06/08/2021 22:40

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Peace, quiet and rabbits galore

Birchbank
Lovely little site just above the NC500 and although you can see all the other motorhomes zooming along, you can't hear them. The views are lovely. Mrs Strang arrived on her off road vehicle and was happy to sell us some of her eggs - delicious. Facilities a little antiquated but worth it for the tranquillity.

BurtnJoyce

Reviewed on 04/07/2021 19:41

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Birchbank
Stayed here in good weather. Superb, and we agree with the previous review. Just be careful of access, we suffered a scuffed wheel arch to our long caravan which was driver's fault. There are two sets of gates, turns in the drive and a steep incline to negotiate before you reach the camping field. No trouble for motorhomes but caravanners be warned. The first house is private and the owners farm house is some meters along the drive. The owners leave your name on the allocated pitch and see you when they are free and able. All very relaxed and pleasant.

Xerxses1957

Caravanner

Reviewed on 05/06/2021 12:24

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Fabulous location and site

Birchbank
Beautiful position, elevated above the road. Fabulous views from site across the valley to Suilven and cul mor. Pitches all neatly layed out and numbered, hardstanding and level and with 16amp electric. Clean and tidy toilet in farm outbuilding. I really don't understand previous bad comments on loo. There is also an art room with book loan/exchange. We had a long chat with the owner Tom, really lovely man, fascinating to hear stories of mountaineering.

JonAlty

Caravanner

Reviewed on 04/10/2020 17:16

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