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East Balthangie Caravan Park

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Pitches among the trees

General

  • Well-maintained and peaceful five-acre site in rural Aberdeenshire
  • A 20-minute drive from Banff; 25 minutes from Fraserburgh
  • Direct access to the North Sea Cycle Route; wifi and shared kitchen

It’s back to basics and fab farm views at East Balthangie Caravan Park, a site in rural Aberdeenshire where guests can settle down close to cracking coastal spots like Banff and Buchan. In fact, those bringing their bikes can get straight to the seaside pedalling, as there's direct access to the scenic North Sea Cycle Route.

The folk here say that their aim is to recreate what outdoor hols were like in the 1950s: as such, what you see is what you get, with the only additional charges being for extras like use of the machines in the laundry room. This is very much a 'live and let live' kind of place, where guests have plenty of room to pitch up in stunning Scottish surrounds and take in the peace and quiet.

The facilities here are simple and well maintained, including ladies' and gents' toilets, a laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers, power showers, a communal kitchen and wifi around reception. Dogs are welcome here, but please keep them on a lead except when in the dedicated dog-walking area.

East Balthangie Caravan Park is well set up for outdoor living: picnic tables have been strategically placed in some of the best spots for alfresco lunches. Crop growth allowing, you're also free to take strolls on the paths that crisscross the adjacent farmland.

The nearest supermarket is in Cuminestown (10 minutes' drive). For a drink or pub-cooked meal, head into New Deer (10 minutes).

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 41 reviews

 

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Can highly recommend this hidden gem. Great views, spotlessly clean …21/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Can highly recommend this hidden gem. Great views, spotlessly clean with a fenced off paddock where the dog could run.
    The owner's gave us a very warm welcome indeed, fresh duck eggs in the morning was a nice touch.

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Thank you very much for your very kind review Heather! Glad you enjoyed the duck eggs too! Safe travels and hopefully we'll see you again in the future. J&A

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Very clean kitchen, shower room, very pleasant and quiet18/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbbey C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stopped of here for one night and as soon as we got on site we were directed over to our pitch, told how to set up, was allocated our own shower and toilet block for COVID which was fantastic. Lovely couple and I would 100% stop of here again.

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Hi Abbey, glad you both enjoyed your overnight stay with us, and hope Planet Balthangie added to your travel holiday memories in a nice way! It will be great to see you again in the future. kind regards J&A

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Will return again very clean facilities and well kept site30/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKathleen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peace and quiet and brilliant dog walk area. Covid-19 well catered for

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    Nothing

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Hi Kathleen, thank you very much for your lovely review and we'll be very pleased to see you all again in the future! In the meantime, travel safely and hopefully see you again soon. kind regards J&A

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Lovely stop over will be back28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, laid back, clean

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Hi Steven,
Thank you very much for your review- we're really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again whenever you are in our area again. In the meantime, we wish you safe and happy travels! kind regards J&A

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Nice tidy site, friendly owner, clean and simple facilities.27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsimon w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice quiet site with great views and dog exercise area

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Hi Simon, thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave a review of Planet Balthangie- it is much appreciated! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again if you ever travel this way in the future. In the meantime safe travels- we love your distinctive campervan! kind regards J&A

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Just back from a 3 night break with our 10 …23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Just back from a 3 night break with our 10 year old son and dog. Idyllic setting, excellent facilities, will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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So glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Planet Balthangie and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you for your lovely review, it is much appreciated! kind regards J&A

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situated in beautiful countryside, clean facilities and a warm welcome18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrea R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Arrived very late but was met by the lovely Annie who showed us to our pitch and even helped us hook up .
    Unfortunately we were pitched on a slope so I kept rolling out of the bunk, consequently I was like a bear with a sore head the next morning. But it was a lovely peaceful place and the facilities were good too.

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Thank you very much for your kind review! We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to welcoming you again at some point in the future!
We're sorry you rolled out of the bunk- the site is pretty much flat with a slight slope in some areas, so next time we'll make sure you have the wheel wedges to balance the bunk! Happy travels in the meantime! All the best, Anna & John.

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Excellent site,dog friendly,large grass pitches.Helpful , friendly sta08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Excellent views, countryside setting.Very dog friendly.Dog walking field where dogs can run of their leads.John who runs the site can't do enough to help you.Will definitely be returning.Highly recommend.

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for your kind review, it's very much appreciated, and thank you for recommending us to others! We look forward to welcoming you again the Planet Balthangie at some point in the future and in the meantime wish you safe travels. All the best J&A.

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Peaceful and friendly campsite with good facilities07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wee Bivvy non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Warm welcome from Anna and John and excellent directions provided. Simple but excellent facilities especially the campers kitchen for washing up and making a cuppa. We were allocated a bathroom block and there is plenty of cleaning materials to help with the Covid-19 requirements. We enjoyed our stay and would happily return and recommend!

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    The changeable Scottish weather! Haha

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Thank you very much for your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Let's hope Covid is a thing of the past and we see some more consistent weather :) The storm was a bit unusual for us and a shame we caught the back end of it, as generally we're protected by the Cairngorms and benefit from the warmth gulf stream. Safe travelling and thanks again! J&A

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Great little site - very friendly and helpful team08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan W.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    This was a last minute trip but what a gem. John, the owner, was so helpful with anything and everything - always with a smile on his face.

    This isn't glam camping by any means, but the facilities were regularly cleaned during the day and steam cleaned overnight.

    Only slight issue was the load capacity on the electrics (we were on the pitch furthest away from the hookup), but this is something John is working to improve and was only a minor. John DID sort out a charging point for my car though as he is also looking at the feasibility of providing charge points - we spent a couple of hours comparing meter reading and costing things out!!

    We will be back...!! :-)

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From the manager...

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for the lovely review!
We could have pitched you nearer an electric point, but the longer lead tent site I think you'll agree was a good compromise. Most pitches have a full 16amp output, but tents usually are looking for 6-8 amp only. Electric cars add a new perspective to camping and it is something we're looking at closely. It was interesting to learn that the average cost of an overnight car charged seems to be in the region of £1.30-£1.50.... all food for thought to help us continue to provide the best service we can! Thanks again and see you again at some point in the future! J&A.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Cuminestown, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB53 5XY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 57.5545°N 2.2664°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Inverurie: Town Hall Bus Stop — 19.1 miles
Huntly: Square Bus Stop — 20.7 miles
Dyce Airport: Terminal Bus Stop — 24.6 miles
Train stations
Inverurie Rail Station — 19.0 miles
Insch Rail Station — 19.9 miles
Huntly Rail Station — 20.4 miles
Ferry ports
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal — 29.1 miles
Airports
Aberdeen Airport — 24.6 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Entranced by the scenery on site? There's plenty of things to see and do without straying far from base, with top picks being seaside strolls in Banff (20 minutes' drive) and tours of (purportedly haunted) Delgatie Castle (10 minutes). Aden Country Park (20 minutes), meanwhile, is a great option for picnics, barbecues and manageable trails; you can also poke your nose into a gift shop that sells local crafts and the artfully laid out Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.

Got a thing for blinking beacons? Make tracks for the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh (25 minutes), a historic lighthouse – the oldest on the Scottish mainland, no less – that was built right on top of a 16th-century castle. After having a look-see at the largest lens collection in the UK, other old buildings like Haddo House (25 minutes), Fyvie Castle (25 minutes) and Slains Castle (45 minutes) are up for inspection.

At a loose end on a Sunday morn? A rummage through the weekly market and car boot sale at Thainstone (40 minutes) should see to that.

Must see

  • Carnegie Museum (19.1 miles)
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum (28.9 miles)
  • Duthie Park Winter Gardens (29.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

East Balthangie Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. East Balthangie Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does East Balthangie Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is East Balthangie Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near East Balthangie Caravan Park? Entranced by the scenery on site? There's plenty of things to see and do without straying far from base, with top picks being seaside strolls in Banff (20 minutes' drive) and tours … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of East Balthangie Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at East Balthangie Caravan Park? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

Dogs must be kept on a lead unless they are in the dog exercise area

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