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Carra Caravan and Camping Park

8.4

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General

  • Friendly family site in a traditional Irish village
  • Close to pubs, shops, playground and miles of country walks
  • Disabled access and kitchen; shop and butcher's within 200 metres

Marvellous marvellous Mayo… the Connaught county home to Achill Island, Knock Shrine, Ballina and fishing for plump salmon on the marvellous River Moy… surfing, kitesurfing and diving off the coast or horse riding along it… country walks all around... and nights/meals out in Westport and Castlebar… if you've never been, you'll likely like Mayo very much indeed.

And if you fancy seeing what a trad little Mayo village feels like, make your Mayo stay and west of Ireland base at friendly Carra Caravan and Camping Park, as it's set in teeny Belcarra ('Mayo's tidiest village') in the south of the county. The village is home to a mere 200 residents and everyone knows everyone else, but fret not: you'll still get a most warm Mayo welcome when you first show your face in the local pub….

The park has a new amenities block with disabled access, and a small campers' kitchen with fridge and kettle. A convenience store, two of those friendly Mayo pubs, a butcher's, a church and a petrol station are within 200 metres. The village fishery area and the sports centre to play badminton, handball and racquetball are popular with guests coming to Carra too.

Carra Caravan and Camping Park's speciality is the wealth of countryside walks available straight from its site: ask the staff for tips and maps to set you on your way. And bring the pooch along for walks too, as both the site and the village are thoroughly pet friendly.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 44 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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The road out of it10/30/2019

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  • Electric optional hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The road out of it

    Disliked: 

    Everything

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Peace a quiet, idyllic setting10/15/2019

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  • Electric optional hardstanding pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace a quiet, idyllic setting

    Disliked: 

    Weather

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The quietness,have stayed twice and booked again for two weeks …09/25/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandDAVID I.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    The quietness,have stayed twice and booked again for two weeks time.

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The AREA was good and the campsite was Central to …09/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBasil S.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding pitch
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    The AREA was good and the campsite was Central to that,the facilities were ok if a little dated.

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Excellent site for exploring Western Ireland.09/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjames o.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Ease of access, clean convenient toilet and shower facilities. Also good utility area, pity washing machine out of order.

    Disliked: 

    Late night arrivals

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Cheap, but get what you pay for. Facilities in need of clean09/04/2019

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Location, great to link you to different places, very small village but cute, toilet paper stocked daily.

    Disliked: 

    Small area for accommodation so felt like people on top of eachother, and over the 4 days the facilities weren't cleaned (not that they were clean when we arrived) floors, shelves, etc dirty, but toilet and shower itself kept tidy by guests

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Horses and nature09/04/2019

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

    Horses and nature

    Disliked: 

    Shower for money

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Location08/25/2019

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    We tried to ring on the Sunday due to a ferry issue to advise we would arrive late phone not answered. The owner would not take card payment an we ended up put g the deposit twice

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Great campsite!!08/20/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy J.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Had everything including a blow dryer!!! Quiet, well cleaned amenities , nicely laid out facilities and ground area, really friendly people there. Will definitely come back !!

    Disliked: 

    We didn't stay longer!

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The ruralness08/19/2019

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  • Electric optional hardstanding pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The ruralness

    Disliked: 

    Had to pay cash did not except card

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Belcarra, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland, F23 TW02
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.7996°N 9.2156°W

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Local attractions

There's lots and lots to do around these parts, so base yourself at Carra Caravan and Camping Park for a week or two and get stuck straight in.

The country walks that are so splendid around here include the peaceful and relaxing Riverside Loop Walk, an hour's worth of ambling through fields and farmland. Visit the Eviction Cottage on the way, where the last eviction in Belcarra took place in 1886; the building is now a museum and heritage centre. (And did you know that the word 'boycott' became a verb in Co Mayo, after Captain Charles Boycott who was shunned by locals after attempting to evict 11 of them from his land...?)

Achill Island, Croagh Patrick and Ceide Fields are within easy driving distance, as is Ballintobber Abbey, the National Museum of Irish Country Life and Moorehall Forest Park (both eight kilometres away), Westport House (18 kilometres) and Knock Shrine (20 kilometres).

Mayo's county town Castlebar is eight kilometres from Belcarra and has a theatre, golf course and swimming pool alongside the usual pubs, shops and restaurants.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Arrivals: from 9am to 6pm Monday - Friday; from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Any time on Sunday.
Departures by 12pm

Carra Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Carra Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Carra Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Carra Caravan and Camping Park? There's lots and lots to do around these parts, so base yourself at Carra Caravan and Camping Park for a week or two and get stuck straight in. The country walks that … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Carra Caravan and Camping Park?

    Arrivals: from 9am to 6pm Monday - Friday; from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Any time on Sunday.
    Departures by 12pm

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A charge of €1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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