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Wildcat Gypsy Caravans at Invernahavon Caravan Site

9.6

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General

  • Handcrafted gypsy caravans three miles from Newtonmore
  • Well-equipped vans with electric stove, cooking stove and CD player
  • Fishing, cycling, mountain biking and golf all available nearby

What gorgeous gypsy caravans are these: you'll be curled up snoozing inside as comfy as a feline before a roaring fire…

The peaceful and remote site of Wildcat Gypsy Caravans at Invernahavon Caravan Park is three miles from Newtonmore in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and within the Cairngorms National Park with heaps of golfing, fishing, walking and cycling as outdoorsy things to do.

All is most comfy and cosy on base when you totter in after a day's activities, as the caravans here are handcrafted, bigger than the average gypsy caravan (14ft instead of 9ft) and equipped in cosy comfy style for up to four people, with seating, an electric stove for chilly nights, grill, fridge, sink, gas cooking stove, cooking utensils and crockery. There's a CD player too, so bring the discs, put on your fave and sit outside with a wine or beer to sup the spectacular views.

Gypsy caravan guests also have access to loos and hot showers, kept immaculate by the dedicated owners, a washing-up area, washing machine and tumble dryer.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Whilst we only stayed in the caravan for a very ... 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rhiannon H. Confirmed

  • Red gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Whilst we only stayed in the caravan for a very short period of time (6pm-9am) had we wished to stay longer it would have been excellently equipped. My only worry was that we may have been chilly but we were super cosy just with normal sleeping bags though there is a heater if needed.
    The site facilities were lovely and clean with a short walk to the shower block.

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Great caravan, excellent site and very peaceful. 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Black Reading gypsy caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Night away for a cycling race. Caravan was really cosy and equipped with all we needed.

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Everything we need with a great scenic view 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Anne P. Confirmed

  • Red gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Supercosy caravan with a lovely heating, a nice front porch and a great scenic view; All necessary facilities (toilet, shower, washing) nearby

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From the manager...

Thank you for your good review, really pleased you enyoyed your stay, Lynn

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Great location and facilities. Campsite was clean and tidy as ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matthew B. Confirmed

  • Red gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great location and facilities. Campsite was clean and tidy as was the caravan when we arrived.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review - we are very pleased you enjoyed it, Lynn

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Sehr schöner gepflegter Platz in wilder Natur. 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany regina_m Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Red gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Der Zigeunerwagen ist mit viel Liebe eingerichtet. Ausser einem Tisch und evtl. Klappstühle ist alles da, was man so braucht. Der Wagen ist max. für zwei erwachsene Personen, sonst wird es sehr eng.
    Die sanitären Anlagen sowie der ganze Campingplatz sind sauber und gepflegt.
    Freies WLAN

    Disliked: 

    Die Rezeption und der Shop sind nur morgens geöffnet.
    Lageplan mit Wandervorschlägen in der Umgebung fehlt

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Brilliant gypsy caravan Everything we needed Lovely quiet site Great ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary H. Confirmed

  • Black Reading gypsy caravan
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    Brilliant gypsy caravan
    Everything we needed
    Lovely quiet site
    Great location for kids near landmark, wildlife park and the highland life museum
    Next to the playground

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Hi, I am glad you found it so good. It is very close to a lot of places and I am so pleased you and your family had a great time, thank you, Lynn

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Beautiful surroundings and lovely clean gypsy caravan, excellent . 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom pamelalang Confirmed

  • Red gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Stunning scenery takes you to this lovely site, the red gypsy caravan was ready and waiting, even though we arrived early. Very sweet little caravan which was very well equipped. Facilities on the site were lovely and clean with a small play area for children (not that we had any with us) - the lady who rents the caravans arrived a short while after us to check that everything was ok. Would love to return.

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    Nothing.

From the manager...

Hi Pamela, thank you for your lovely review and for the photos you added. Really pleased you loved the experience, hopefully see you again, Lynn

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The Caravan very much. Very spacious, warm and confortable. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain maria_r318495 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Red gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The Caravan very much. Very spacious, warm and confortable.

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    Nothing

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Thankk you for your nice review Maria, it is good to hear that you would stay with us again, Lynn

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Small, but comfortable, handy for the A9 06/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor T. Confirmed

  • Green gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Convenient for us, as not far from the A9, so handy as we were travelling home to Orkney. Also, dogs are accepted.
    Tea, coffee, milk and a couple of biscuits had been left for us (untouched, see below) - which was a lovely thought, thank you.

    Disliked: 

    Nobody on reception; although a welcome note had been left for me, when we arrived at 8pm our booked caravan was occupied by a family from Germany who had turned up on spec, seen a key and empty lodgings and made themselves at home. All was sorted amicably, but as there was no-one at reception next morning (the hours are 6am to 8.45am, and we got there at 9am, just missed them) I couldn't let anyone know what had happened.
    NB; Wifi is limited and mobile signal is non-existent, which is not the sites fault, just letting other customers know.

From the manager...

Hi Trevor, we are really sorry that you had this problem when you arrived. Wildcat Gypsy Caravans are separate to the Caravan Site so it is no fault of the Site that you weren't able to get in touch with anyone.

I thought I had asked Pitch Up to put a note when a customers' confirmation of booking is sent to them saying that the caravan will be open and the name on the door with our contact details so I will make sure this is being done. We do it this way as we do not live on site but stay in Newtonmore, which is approximately 3 miiles away, and we never know what time customers will turn up so it seemed the easiest way to solve the problem.

I would also apologise for there being someone in the caravan when you arrived, this has never happened before and hopefully won't again, most people seeing a name on the door would realise it was booked but maybe being from another Country didn't help - I note from your review that you would come back again so we are very pleased it didn't totally put you off, again our contact details are on the welcome notice for anyone staying with us, Lynn

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Had a great stay lovely caravan 21/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Green gypsy caravan (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Well equipped gypsy caravan friendly owners had a great stay

    Disliked: 

    Wifi really poor.

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Thank you for your good review, really pleased you enjoyed it and would come back, Lynn

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

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Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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Gypsy caravans

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  • Glentrium Newtonmore, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, PH20 1BE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 57.0276°N 4.1637°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newtonmore: Museum Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
Newtonmore: Waltzing Waters Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Kingussie: Duke of Gordon Hotel Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Train stations
Newtonmore Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Kingussie Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Dalwhinnie Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Fort Augustus Ferry Landing — 21.1 miles
Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing — 27.2 miles
Airports
Inverness Airport — 35.6 miles

Directions


From Inverness head to the A9 to Newtonmore. Two miles south of Newtonmore turn right signposted Glentruim, Laggan. The site will be on the right.

From the south, two miles before Newtonmore turn left signposted Glentruim, Laggan. The site will be on the right.

Please note that there's no need to go to reception or register when you arrive: your gypsy caravan will have your name on it and the door will be left open: please just go in and make yourself at home.

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

Bring walking boots and outdoor gear, for there's loads to do in this locale whatever floats your boat activity-wise.

As with most places in Scotland, golfing is well represented and there are several courses to pick from within a 30-mile radius: take your pick from Newtonmore, Kingussie, Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey, Carrbridge (nine-hole) and the Spey Valley championship course in Aviemore.

The Wildcat team point out there are too many cycling routes in the area to mention, but particularly recommend riding in and around the Glen Truim, Etteridge and Phones estates and, further afield, around Loch Insh and on the Rothiemurchus and Alvie estates. Basecamp Mountain Bike at Laggan Wolftrax has over 6km of black routes and almost 5km of beginners' trails to tackle.

For walking, several routes start in and around Newtonmore – ask Eck or Lynne for details – and you'll find miles and miles more around the Cairngorms, Gynack Walk, Corrieyarrick Pass and Badenoch Way, just to start you off.

And for angling, pick up a permit at outlets in Newtonmore or the surrounding villages and make your way to the Badenoch stretch of the Spey, 13 miles of river to try for brown trout, sea trout and occasional salmon.

Excellent indoor options in the area are the Highland Folk Museum and the Clan Macpherson Museum, both in Newtonmore, while a few local musts are the Cairngorm funicular railway (the highest funicular railway in Britain) with scenery to make your jaw drop; the ZSS Highland Wildlife Park six miles away at Kincraig, and Landmark Forest Adventure Park, landing you and the family a topping day out.

Must see

  • Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre (21.1 miles)
  • Blair Castle (21.1 miles)
  • Urquhart Castle (22.5 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

On arrival customers should make their way straight to the caravan they have booked, the caravan will be open and a welcome notice will be on the door with their name and owners' contact details should there be any problems. Wildcat Gypsy Caravans are separate to the Caravan Site.

Wildcat Gypsy Caravans at Invernahavon Caravan Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Wildcat Gypsy Caravans at Invernahavon Caravan Site will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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

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On arrival customers should make their way straight to the caravan they have booked, the caravan will be open and a welcome notice will be on the door with their name and owners' contact details should there be any problems. Wildcat Gypsy Caravans are separate to the Caravan Site.

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