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Machrihanish Holiday Park

9.8

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General

  • Walkers' paradise and wildlife haven on the Kintyre peninsula
  • Under 10 minutes' stroll from acclaimed Machrihanish Golf Club
  • Spectacular scenery, beach nearby, shop and spotless amenities

Spectacular sea and coastal views, lush beaches, first-rate facilities and a warm welcome from a team who make it their mission to ensure all guests have a tiptop holiday... make this pristine Kinytre peninsula park your excellent Argyll base.

The splendid scenery from Machrihanish Holiday Park includes views across Machrihanish bay to Islay and Jura, and across thegreens of the championship links of Machrihanish Golf Club. It's all snugly set on the long, narrow and highly viewsome Kintyre peninsula, a wildlife haven and walkers' paradise within easy reach of distilleries, ancient sites and – for far-reaching day trips – ferry rides across to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Or just stay put and settle down on site as the sun dips down over the water: the sunsets here are just stunning.

The park is under 10 minutes' drive from Campeltown, a few minutes from the beach at Machrihanish running for four miles to West Port via some of the most acclaimed surf in Scotland. Its excellent facilities and amenities include free wifi, spotless toilets and free showers, a campers' kitchen with microwave, fridge, freezer and kettle, a launderette and a selection of books as well as tourist info. All facilities are accessible and the staff will do everything to accommodate any specific needs – just ask.

Pick up snacks, groceries and essentials at the site shop for picnics and barbecues, or make the five-minute saunter to family-friendly The Old Club House restaurant for pub faves and Scottish classics – you may not be surprised to hear that this comes with jaw-dropping views of the local beach below...


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9.8

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Washroom facilities where each unit compromised a shower, a loo ... 13/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John H. Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Washroom facilities where each unit compromised a shower, a loo and a washbasin with adequate wall hooks, shelf space and liquid soap dispenser.

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    You informed me that only four pitches remained whereas th campsite was virtually empty. I regard this as dishonest marketing.

From the manager...

Thanks for your review,
I am pleased that you enjoyed our facilities, that you would recommend us and that you would return to Machrihanish.
We only have a few pitches available to rent through pitchup booking system.
Pitch up only has a small allocation of pitches to make sure when we are busy that we can accommodate all pitchup bookings. As most bookings are made directly with the park we do thgis to avoid double bookings.
We are sorry that you regard this as dishonest advertising, I can honestly say that this is something that wouldnt have crossed our minds before however as mentioned we need safe guard against double bookings.

If you were attempting to book more than 4 pinches I am sorry about this. In the future if this is the case, please contact us directly and we will do what we can to accommodate you.

We hope to welcome you back to Machrihanish again in the future.
Best Regards
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Great for a break away lovely clean facilitys 10/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kirsty c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
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    Everything especially the clean toilet blocks

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Excellent site, spotless facilities , lovely staff , lovely views 09/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katie F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
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    Everything , especially the showers and toilets

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Good range of facilities, nice friendly staff, good price for ... 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David H. Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good range of facilities, nice friendly staff, good price for site, close to village,

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Staff very helpful always friendly 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
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    Amazing views great campsite new toilets perfect

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Beautiful site, spotless toilet/shower areas,,just perfect 26/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Allison H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
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    Everthing

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    Nothing

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Magnificent site with everything on site friendly and helpful staff 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ALISON S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch
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    Location was gorgeous .... staff very welcoming and so helpful felt like they knew you was really nice .... staff also going out of there way to help you ...thankyou

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    Valves on showers on timer .... bit of a pain

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Great showers, location, helpful staff 03/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alistair M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Great showers, location, helpful staff

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Toilet / shower facilities are spotlessly clean, good pitches for ... 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Toilet / shower facilities are spotlessly clean, good pitches for tents, staff were all very friendly and accommodating.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

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Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Machrihanish, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, PA28 6PT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.4233°N 5.7171°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Campbeltown Bus Terminal — 4.4 miles
Bellochantuy (Argyll & Bute): Village Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
Glenbarr (Argyll & Bute): Shelter Coach Stop — 10.2 miles
Train stations
Girvan Rail Station — 36.4 miles
Ferry ports
Campbeltown Ferry Terminal — 4.6 miles
Tayinloan Ferry Terminal — 16.3 miles
Gigha Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Airports
Campbeltown Machrihanish Airport — 2.3 miles
Islay Glenegedal Airport — 27.6 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

Might you desire a wee dram when here? Make for nearby Campeltown, one of five destinations in Scotland classed as an official production region for malt whisky and once home to over 30 distilleries. Three are still around today: Glen Scotia in the High Street, Glengyle in Glengyle Street and Springbank in Longrow, all within 10 minutes' drive.

Campeltown's also home to a swimming pool, a gym and a cinema said to be oldest surviving one of its kind in Scotland. A heritage centre is in town too, and a museum with exhibits on local history as well as prehistoric artefacts found around the Kintrye peninsula. Shops, pubs and restaurants are also in town.

Just outside The Clubhouse restaurant is Machrihanish Golf Club, an acclaimed 18-hole championship course regularly named as one of the most scenic in Scotland (you might amend that to 'in the world' when you see it; ask the Machrihanish Holiday Park team about discounted green fees for park guests). Take time too for the Machrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Observatory, to spy on local critters representing around 200 species.

National Trust

  • Carrick-a-Rede (28.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12:30 p.m.

Machrihanish Holiday Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 8am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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