Bioran Dubh Croft

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Disappointing

Beautiful views but disappointing CL. Our car skidded slightly on the access incline and we couldn't see the road as we topped the brow of the 'hill'. We were totally dismayed when we saw the CL as it obviously wasn't that well maintained.There were no pitching instructions and no useful information packs etc. Our hard standing pitch (no.2) wasn't wide enough for our small caravan and porch awning and it wasn't clear where we were meant to park our car as the access roads needed to be kept clear for other outfits. It was eventually tucked in at the rear of our van. The grass between pitches apparently hadn't been cut recently and the grass around the hook up points didn't look as if it had ever been trimmed.We couldn't even sit in our awning as the ground was too uneven for our table and chairs. We spoke to two other visitors to the site who also felt it was overpriced for what was on offer. However, what made it worse was the total lack of personal communication. The booking and payment of deposit was done via a website and on arrival we discovered that the balance had to be paid via an envelope which we had to post in a box. We never met the owner at any point which is a shame as chatting to the owner is often the best way of getting to know an area.
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Stunning setting, fantastic food nearby

Beautiful view across the loch to castle stalker ( featured at end of Monty pythons Holy grail!) easy access, good , free WiFi, chemical disposal, water and rubbish but no shower/wc facilities so must have your own. Can get midges to be expected as by water in Scotland! Didn't met the owner but honesty box for payments. Lovely walk right around the Loch, easy 10-15 min walk across the Jubilee bridge to reach The Old Inn pub/restuarant ( wooden walkway across the salt marsh- recommended) well worth a walk over and The Old Inn has it's own pathway off the lochside path ( you can see the back of the old inn and car park from the path approx 3rd path off the loch side path walking anticlockwise after jubilee bridge). Highly recommend food there, fantastic cosy atmosphere ( much better inside than outside impression from road) Food and menu simple but very nice ( black pudding, cheese and burger stack highly recommended as is the steak and sticky toffee pudding!) Great selection of drinks ( whiskys , gins etc) at reasonable prices, welcoming staff. Best to book as nearly full on a tuesday evening when we went. Not too far to explore Fort William etc, Beware narrow roads in the Highlands, we did lose a mirror to a French motorhome coming the other way too far into the middle!
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Amazing View

All five hardstanding pitches have an uninterrupted view across the loch which must be the best view over water in the whole of the Cl network. The peace and tranquility are also wonderful but it has to be said that the site is small and the two centre pitches are really not big enough for more than a motorhome. The only information given in the facility area is how to pay [envelope in a sealed box] but nothing about where to find the nearest doctor, vet, or even the site owner. His mobile has a recorded message telling you to get in contact via his website but as the WiFi is unsecured, so my browser would not connect, and neither our BT nor EE mobiles had a signal I felt that in an emergency you would be very much on your own. However despite these comments the view alone will make this a fully booked site all year.

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Fantastic

Must have one of the best views possible for a CL! Stuart, the owner couldn't be more helpful.

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Not enough words

This small CL is without doubt one of the best club sites we have stayed on. Not for everyone, no toilets or showers, but if you have your own facilities it could not matter less. The most wonderful view one could imagine, together with the peace and quiet this site provides, just a little corner of paradise. Thank you Stuart, we really enjoyed our stay.
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Stunning Views

Just enjoyed four nights here, the weather could have been better, but the views were stunning, to see Castle Stalker all day and night from the van window was lovely. As mentioned earlier this is a relatively new CL, and there are still a few bits just need finishing off. Pitches are a little tight. Stuart the owner , who we hardly saw, but is a very friendly trusting chap, you just post your money in a locked post box, is aware of the issues and told us he plans to close for a bit over the winter to do some ground works. Mentioned to him that some blocks of wood for visitors to use for levelling would be handy as quite a few are needed with the lay of the land. Also a sign to direct caravaners to the right when having left the road, we went to the left which mean a bit of tricky reversing. The wifi is a bonus worked well for us on pitch 4,although a Motorhome visitor said he struggled. A visit to The Old Inn is a must, a short walk, great food and like going back in time. Good location for vising Mull, Oban etc, we planned Mull but the weather just wasn't good enough. Would love to visit here again and fingers crossed get better weather. We wish Stuart all the best with his plans.
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Simply Awesome

We have just returned from staying at this site for 11 nights and I can honestly say we would have stayed much longer if we didn't have to return to work. The views are to die for, changing almost by the minute and the site couldn't be any quieter. The facilities are exactly as advertised, no showers or loos, but the water, grey waste and chemical waste are close to all pitches. I would recommend bringing blocks for your steadies as the site is on a slight slope. This site is relatively new and as such isn't 100% perfect yet, but Stuart is working on it and helps where he can. If you are travelling to the west coast of Scotland and are happy to use you're own loo and shower, then this site should be on your shortlist for definite. The Old Inn at Appin is a fantastic place to eat and drink, full of character (allegedly haunted) and is a short walk away (15 minutes) across the Jubilee Bridge and along national cycle route 78. Plenty of cycling to be had from the doorstep. The ferry to Lismore is worth the trip.
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A perfect holiday

We have just returned from this superb CL site. We have a large outfit and 4x4 and had no issues on the approach roads from Appin or moving around the site. The views from the site are spectacular and all pitches have a Loch view. The wifi is available across the whole site but I used a cheap wifi booster to get the signal in my caravan on pitch 1 furthest from the aerial and it worked fine. Stuart is an excellent host and stops to say hello but is in no way intrusive, just how it should be!! 👌. There are plenty of walks nearby and Scotland put the remainder of the UK to shame with the quality of their cycle routes and walks through woodland and hills, many are signposted and graded for all abilities. The local pubs are accessible via a walk down the cycle path and over Jubilee bridge and welcome dogs too. We were really sorry to leave and look forward to returning soon.. Thank you very much.
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great little site

We stayed for a few days at this small but beautiful site, the scenery was wonderful and the site very quiet while we were there. It was our first holiday with no toilet and we didn't miss it . The loch changes all the time and we even saw deer in the field opposite. Stuart was hardly around and when we wanted to enquire about something we texted him and he did get back (there is a very poor phone signal in the area, and the wifi only works at one spot on site) There is a ?motorhome park in the process of being built above the site, but is totally shielded by trees,, this has a steep incline to it and would not like to take a caravan up. Some of the sites are on the small side, and have great rocks near them, so I would not recommend you go with a large unit. Great area for touring and the village nearby has places to eat and a small but not overpiced shop. We would go again as it was so peaceful and a great central point for touring.

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