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Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping

9.5

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General

  • Countryside setting at the foot of Benbradagh Mountain
  • Spectacular views
  • Dogs and kids very welcome

Off to explore Ireland's utterly gorge north coast? Settle mountainly down at Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping near Derry's Dungiven.

The site is run by very friendly Mervyn and team (not forgetting famous campsite collie Ben) and is in a scenic countryside setting at the foot of Benbradagh Mountain: 'views to die for', 'brilliant', 'smashing' and 'stunning' are just a few of the compliments already heaped on the site, setting and staff by happy Hillfoot guests.

Mervyn and co take great care of the land where the pitches are and ask all guests to do the same so the landscape is protected. Waste disposal points, a chemical disposal point, fresh water and bins are all conveniently located.

Small folk are very welcome at Hillfoot and there's loads of room for them to run safely around; the team just asks that children are supervised/kept within sight at all times as there's often machinery and cars around the farmhouse. Dogs are most welcome too, but again please take care and keep them on leads at all times as the site is surrounded by fields full of sheep and cows. Two dogs are allowed per tourer or motorhome.

The Hillfoot amenities include two handsomely converted toilet and shower facilities and a meeting area for small groups and parties: contact Mervyn when you arrive if you want to use this latter and he'll be happy to sort you out.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  89% described as Peaceful ?

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Superior campsite & view, interesting history & charming host.03/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United StatesMarianne M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything. View was Superior to any other campsite we have visited. The host, Mr. Scott, was more than kind and came out in the cold night when we arrived late to show us our pitch. He also made sure the bath house was warm for us, as it was only March 2 and bitterly cold/windy. Mr. Scott introduced us to his good old dog Ben the next day, and gave us some interesting history of the surrounding area; he also helped with route suggestions for us as we traveled south and local sites less travelled by tourists. Such kindness in a campsite host is rare and much appreciated. We hope to come back again. - the Millers, Tennessee, USA

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Very nice for a weekend break with so few sites open !!11/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEric T.Confirmed

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

    Really nice place to stay for a weekend break, tremendous views from the park and must be really nice in the summer months.
    Mervyn was really nice and made us feel very welcome.
    Will return again and would recommend to friends.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to add !!

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Good site, friendly host.10/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Spacious pitches, reasonably priced and Mervin our host was great. Power of shower was awesome as well!

    Disliked: 

    No lights around site at night.

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Marvin is a kind person, friendly and talkative. His place …10/03/2019

Reviewer's country: LuxembourgAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Marvin is a kind person, friendly and talkative.

    His place is well maintened, I will recommend to be covered againts morning dew.

    Disliked: 

    To get there during the night it is pretty difficult, you need to select the right coordinates.

    I would recommend to arrive during the day to avoid anytime lost while searching for the rigth crossing.

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excellent09/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColin T.Confirmed

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

    Everything, the owner could not be more helpful, facilities, toilets and showers spotless, Its not a big place its rural, but in every way, the owner makes up for it, I was in my campervan, but if your are camping, and wet in a damp tent, there is a traditional cottage, with light heat and facilities , where you can you warm up and have an chill out. When I was there ( Merve the owner(not sure if that is the correct spelling Irish to me Scottish) he could not be more friendlier, he gave me a lift into the local town Dungiven. Its not a big town as we say in Scotland, but I had a pint( if not several in all the local bars and found them all equally enjoyable people are friendly were ether you go.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, to do with campsite.
    Taxis in a rural area are a bit hit and miss
    Roads are busy in rural areas, and Locals tend to drive quicker than you might think on rural roads, so if you are walking down a rural road, make sure you have light reflective clothing and bicycle lights activated.

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Really enjoyable experience. 1. Mervyn - the perfect host. 2. …09/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJack C.Confirmed

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

    Really enjoyable experience.

    1. Mervyn - the perfect host.
    2. Ben - the friendly greeter.
    3 The scenery - spectacular
    4 In my case - not too far from home - perfect for a short break

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Small site with good facilities friendly family run09/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Mervyn very friendly . Reasonable fees. Beautiful view of the mountain.

    Disliked: 

    Cats kept coming into the tent .

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Friendly site owner. Very helpful with local information, actually dropped …09/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly site owner. Very helpful with local information, actually dropped me down into town the first day. Site had very good facilities and lovely setting.

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A good hassle free place to start our visit.09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Scenic views of surrounding countryside. Excellent value. For the price it was good that we had all the necessary facilities. Mervyn was very friendly with lots of local knowledge. Well situated for visits to derry and giants causeway.

    Disliked: 

    Need to check whether medium to large dogs allowed

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beautiful rural location, friendly owner, good price09/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew B.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    beautiful rural location, friendly owner

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Location

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  • 119 Legavallon Road, Dungiven, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT47 4QN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.9430°N 6.8966°W

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Local attractions

Going coastwards – the Antrim coast is what most people visiting these parts come to see – the Causeway Coastal Route running from Belfast to Derry is within a short drive of the site and passes through the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along with lots of old villages and coastal towns such as Ballycastle. The holiday resort of Benone is less than half an hour's drive to the coast in the north and has miles of golden sands, part of which are dog-friendly.

Towns and cities are well within an hour's drive, such as Ballykelly on the road towards Derry and with the walking trails of nearby Walworth Wood. There's also 'gateway to the glens' Ballymena and its museums and market 30 miles to the east, Antrim and its two castles, and Coleraine, within about half an hour of the site and recommended by the Hillfoot team for shopping and most of the major brand stores.

And if you want to travel a little further, take the Foyle ferry about 20 minutes from Hillfoot which will take you over Lough Foyle and into Co Donegal in the Irish Republic.

Must see

  • Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland (40.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House (25.2 kilometres)
  • Portstewart Strand (27.7 kilometres)

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 –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping 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.

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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 Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping? Going coastwards – the Antrim coast is what most people visiting these parts come to see – the Causeway Coastal Route running from Belfast to Derry is within a short drive of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
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Terms and conditions

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
We only allow dogs up to 15kg.

Additional terms

Bicycles can be brought on site but are not permitted to be used on the site.

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