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Good for families

All round top notch site - one of the best

  • Unfortunately, I had to cut my trip to Ayr Craigie Gardens short; however, my three nights were enough to take a very positive impression from this site. Like many of us in motorhomes, I do prefer sites close to towns or at least close to good public transport – trains or buses – and you get all of that here. The town can be reached fairly easily in about 15 to 20 minutes and the station is on route. A big Morrisons is also reached in about the same time. It is a about 25 minutes brisk walk to the sea front. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities although in my case mobility issues limited my explorations, but I hope to return.
  • I thought Ayr a bit of a mixed bag; very rundown in parts, but appealing in other parts with some major shops and plenty of the discount/charity/betting genre as you might expect. The riverside was not very attractive, but I only manged to see the part between the site and the town. Further inland I imagine it is better.
  • I really liked the site itself. It is set out in what is essentially a big oval with pitches all round and further pitches in the middle. What I really liked is that, despite the ubiquitous trees surrounding the site – high and mighty – the site felt open and spacious. Indeed, the pitches were big – where I was anyway, but all round I think for the most part. Many had lovely shrubbery borders between them; I picked one like that – so much nicer to look at than a neighbour’s car or awning and providing an extra element of privacy for those that seek it. I hate being enclosed, but this was different and very well kept too as was the whole site. All in all, this site definitely makes my list of topmost sites.
  • The wardens were great especially the lovely lady (sorry not sure of name) who had to bear with me whilst I stupidly got in a muddle with the electric (new bollards with auto-trip switches had me fooled) directed me to a pharmacist and then had to deal with my early departure. Thank you.
  • One complaint: The nature of the site, especially the long “back straight” had the feel of a race track and many took it as that with some of the most astonishing examples of speeding I have ever seen. I do not normally join those holier-than-thou types complaining about speeding on sites, though I accept it can be an issue, but here some of the speeds I observed were out of all proportion and this seriously needs addressing. I really mean this; it was very dangerous and when a family with a toddler arrived one evening, and I witnessed the boy repeatedly running across the road, I genuinely feared for him. Although the same family lost my respect two nights later when they played their music anti-socially loud until nearly 10pm. On that sort of issue, I frequently join with the holier-than-thou brigade. Unacceptable!
Motorhomer from Leicestershire

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Tinwheeler replied on 08/07/2019 15:40

Posted on 08/07/2019 15:40

Why is it 'holier than thou' to comment or complain about people breaking rules, especially where safety is at stake? That’s a strange turn of phrase to use in the circumstances.

Was the warden doing anything about the speeders? 

Content No Longer Required replied on 08/07/2019 16:41

Posted on 08/07/2019 15:40 by Tinwheeler

Why is it 'holier than thou' to comment or complain about people breaking rules, especially where safety is at stake? That’s a strange turn of phrase to use in the circumstances.

Was the warden doing anything about the speeders? 

Posted on 08/07/2019 16:41

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moulesy replied on 08/07/2019 16:47

Posted on 08/07/2019 16:47

"Holier than thou" - how I've missed that expression along with other, apparently north of the border idioms such as "do gooders" , "pitch squatters" and "freeloaders". OP, are you sure you don't have any Scottish blood running through your veins? laughing

moulesy replied on 08/07/2019 16:48

Posted on 08/07/2019 16:41 by Content No Longer Required

I think it is a very apt description of many of the complainants and complaints laughing.  Just a matter of perception wink.

Posted on 08/07/2019 16:48

Does that include complaints about wardens on their tractors, DD? wink