Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site

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Our first stay at this site

This is a gem of a site. Sheltered from the prevailing winds and with well kept hedges, this site is private and enjoyable. There are some lovely riverside walks either upstream or down to the docks. Several bridges afford access to the town centre which is showing a regrettable look of getting rundown due main.y to large out of town shopping centres some miles away. There is some interesting historical buildings and monuments etc to discover should you wish. The beach is popular and free parking makes it an attractive place to be. The views across to Arran are stunning on a clear day. Watch out for jellyfish, there were many washed ashore when we were there. Litter is a problem in town. The loo block is perfectly serviceable. Some members complain it is old. My complaint is the local radio being played unbelievably loudly. If I played my radio in the van that loudly I would receive a visit from the warden. I could hear the radio outside the block. The movement sensors in the ladies toilet did not pick up that my daughter was in the shower late in the evening and the lights went out meaning she had to leave the cubicle to wave her arms to get the lights back on again. It was cold enough to have the heating on too. This site is leased by the club which terminates in 2020. Let's hope the Town Council renew it. This site is too good to lose. It is a pity fees here are so high but that seems to be the case throughout the network these days, new signage will need to be paid for somehow. Some evangelical dog haters had spooked the wardens enough to warn us about dog mess. We didn't see any on our week's stay. We were told our dog must only use 'designated areas'. That's off site then. For accuracy, the vast majority of dog owners are responsible and pick up after their dogs. Some don't and give the rest a bad name. Some members cook bacon and allow the smell to pervade the site. Some like it but some hate it. Some members don't obey the 5 mph signs. Most do. So a bit of balance please.

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Nice place for visiting surrounding places

This is a very good place for visiting the Robert Burns places unfortunately we were parked there was a lot of dogs mess and had to watch our feet apart from that it is a very good place.
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Happy campers

Thank you once again for an excellent stay . Staff are very accommodating Yvonne especially thanks again for sorting us out with accommodation at short notice. We will be back soon.
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Brilliant site

The only thing I find to criticise about this site is the access road (especially at the gate) is a mess of potholes that desperately require repairs.
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Very disappointed

We stayed at this site 2/8/17 for 4 nights the toilets and shower facilities were appalling, having 4 showers on a campsite with 90 pitches is unacceptable, the facilities need to be updated as a matter of urgency. The wardens were helpful, but we would not be going back to this campsite.
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Don't Visit - Dog Owners Have No Respect for Other Site Users

I found Wardens very nice & friendly. The exits road at our pitch was very tight & noticed Site users frequently knocked out pillar due to tightness of exit - road angle just needed to be altered slightly to avoid this. Biggest problem was dog owners did not take their dogs off site to do their business even through asked to by Warden. The dog owners ignored site rules. Have dog free sites or at a minimum keep all dog owners in one area. Nothing worse than getting frightened by a dog suddenly barking, or growling, at you when out for a walk or even when you are on your own pitch. They start barking early. Site users have times to be quiet - why not dogs? At least if in one area, furthest away, keeps noise in that area. Saw owners letting the dogs foul just outside their van door - no consideration for next users who might have kids! Owners were letting the dogs do their business wherever they wanted. Not dogs fault though, it's the Owners! Disappointed with toilet conditions. Wardens did well considering. I believe the Club are in talks with University about renewing site lease, so that explains lack of money being spent on site. Even do minimum to site & people may return (not me though for reasons given) to justify spend & extending lease. Overall, site nice. Wardens nice. Dogs a pest. Stay at another nearby site if you don't like dogs.
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A stopover site

This site was chosen as a stopover coming to the end of our tour of Scotland, and sadly a great disappointment compared to the many great sites we had visited, there are no views whatsoever I felt like we were in a prison camp with a tall metal fence and trees surrounding the site, the post code is wrong our sat nav took us to the university you need Craigie way not road, it's situated in a council estate. The facilities were average and in need of an upgrade, the grass was long all the warden seemed to do was empty the rubbish, the photos do the site a favour as it's run down now
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Week at site

Getting ready to leave here tomorrow after a weeks stay. Awesome site, facilities spotless and staying here has been like the song " sound of silence" if there had of been a mark of 10 it would have got it. Close to most things I. Ayrshire and a 10 min walk along the river in to Ayr. Had a great relaxing stay here and heading up to StrathClyde tomorrow. Will be back to this site if we stay in the area again which I am sure we will. Had. Even concerned with a review about dogs running loose on site, but can assure anyone with any doubts it does not happen
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First Experience!

First ever visit to Ayr Craigie Gardens site and unfortunately our last. Having recently visited Huntly Castle; Culloden Moor; Bunree and Lochside Forfar where we found the toilet block facilities on all four sites to be first class, it was extremely disappointing to find the facilities at Ayr to be of very poor condition. For the size of the site, to have only 4 shower cubicles which to say the least were very smelly (I would say down to bad drainage). Compared to the other sites mentioned Ayr needs major upgrading. Wardens found to be very helpful and pleasant, and the layout of the site good. Directions in the handbook on how to get to the site very good - just a pity that sign posts for the (all 5 sites visited) were so small that we missed a few and glad to do some turn backs!!
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Well kept busy site

Stopped here en route to Ireland ferry. Friendly warden very helpful. Pleasant riverside walk to Ayr centre. Good washing facilities. Did the job and would return again for a couple of nights.

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