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Applecross Campsite
Eslov, Sweden
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11 reviews
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“Horror delight!”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Watched The Great Escape with Monty Hall - loved the program - and decided to visit Applecross. Lovely Campsite with spectacular views. Superb Banoffe Pie in the Cafeteria, we loved every single calorie. Nice staff and clean fascilities. The only negative was the Nightmare Journey up the Hill in order to get to the Campsite - and of course the midges. Would really like to come here again, but next time we´ll get there by car instead of driving a Motorcycle.

Room Tip: Don´t forget to have a lovely meal at The Applescross Inn 5 minutes away from the Campsite.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed at Clive & Maureen's B&B for 3 nights. Generally we had a very pleasant stay with them although we felt that we were handicapped because we were staying for three consecutive days. Our room was very small and was not en suite, others who were staying only for one night at a time were given better accommodation just for their one night.
Applecross was a brilliant place though. Next time we stay at the Inn.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

After travelling down from Durness we were getting a little weary so were pleased when we arrived at camp site and were met with very friendly staff. Quickly put up tent before heading down to the hotel for something to eat, very enjoyable, good for fresh fish. Next day was bliss with sun shining all day, went cycling round the local area speaking with locals, very friendly and enjoying the superb scenery. Good little shop about mile from hotel should you need food supplies, also has post office. Super late lunch sitting outside hotel taking in the views of Skye. Evening at camp site found lots of bikers and group of kit car enthusiasts on annual outings. Fortunately they were all very friendly and not too noisy although they did party well after 1 pm. Also enjoyed the music in the flower tunnel that evening, very pleasant and tranquil atmosphere. Showers bit limited with only two, wouldn't like to be there at height of season, however they were clean and tidy. For info no mobile phone signal in area. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: Not applicable as camping
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Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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lothian
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

It is along drive over the bealach which can be daunting the first time you do it - worth it for the views and to see applecross itself.
The campsite is fairly large with some hard standing for camper vans. For those who do not wish to camp there are wigwams/wishbones with heating and lighting. There are no hanging facilities so everything must go on the floor. Most of the wigwams/wishbones are accessed by steps which can be difficult for children and the less mobile. They are also slippy when wet (2 people slipped down ours!!) There are also caravans for hire but for a minimum of 3 nights only.
The toilet facilities are basic but functional - 2 showers only. No hairdryer!!
The flower tunnel is basically a poly tunnel. There is no heating - I did see some patio heaters stored in the corner - so wrap up warm if you plan to sit there. There is a limited lunch menu and a bar. The tunnel/reception area is only open from 9am - 5pm (closed wednesdays) so make sure you have provisions before you arrive!! There is no shop on site but provisions can be bought from the local shop 11/2 miles away. There is a very small child play area in the flower tunnel apart from that there are no other play facilities for children.
Dogs are allowed on site but must be kept on a leash.
The grass can become water logged in wet weather which can be a nightmare for tents and cars have been known to get stuck and had to be pulled out by the local tractor.
There is no drying area in the campsite either so if you get wet you will be uncomfortable!!
This campsite has excellent potential which appears to be unrealised by the owners - either that or they do not care as they have the monopoly as there is no where else to camp!!! I also get the impression they have never camped because if they did the site would improve!!!
If you wish to book it has to be on-line. Whenever we have phoned to do so the staff have advised us to do it online as its easier for them!!!! what more can I say!! Great place to visit and will continue to do so. If you do visit you must go to the Applecross Inn - food great and staff most welcoming. The potting Shed/Walled Garden is also worth a visit. If the weather is good all the better.

Room Tip: Book in advance especially for high season
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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lothian
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

Long drive but worth the visit. excellent views and a visit to the local Applecross Inn is a must for the menu.
The campsite is fairly large with some hardstanding areas for camper vans. There are also wigwams which have heating and lighting if you do not wish to camp. The wigwams/wishbones are mostly accessed by steps which can be difficult to manage for the young and poorly mobile as they are steep and slippy when wet. there is no hanging facilities for coats etc so everything must sit on the floor. There are tables but they are also used as a bed so are low level. you can also hire a caravan but this is limited to a minimum of 3 nights.
The flower tunnel has a very small play area for children. It serves a very limited lunch menu, hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages. there are patio heaters but they are not switched on so wrap up warm if the weather is cool as you will be cold whislst you eat. Unfortunately it is only open from 9am - 5pm monday to sunday (closed wednesday) and this is high season. there are no play facilities on-site for the children. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
The grass can become very water logged during wet weather which can be a nightmare when you are in a tent. Cars have been known to get stuck and have had to be pulled out by the local tractor.
this campsite has a lot of potential which is not seen by the owners (either that or they just do not care as they have a monopoly in the area - there is no where else to camp).

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2011

We stayed in one of the wooden huts. It was neat and clean and had a lovely location over the field.
However make sure u get your own food or eat at the campsite cafe flower tunnel as Applecross inn ( the pub in applecross ) has staff who are rude and insulting.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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HarryBriscoe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2010

Just like to warn others about booking ahead with this camp site. Only do so if you
think it's really necessary! We booked in our camper for a one night stay a day in advance, mainly out of courtesy to let them know we would be arriving, and paid up front as requested.
Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, we had to change our plans and could not call in at Applecross as planned. I informed the camp site, but we were disappointed that they didn't see fit to return our fee, after all, it was highly unlikely the camp site was going to be busy in October! They do offer cancellation insurance, but it's a bit high at £5 for one night and really shouldn't be required in my opinion. Whatever happened to the notion of customer service and building up a loyal client base? I have been to Applecross before, and it's a decent camp site in a wonderfully scenic location , however, some other reviews on here confirm my belief that the management show a lack of care at times.
Anyway, lessons learned, (a) don't pay up front unless it's really necessary, and (b) we will visit Applecross again in the future but won't be giving this site our custom.

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Applecross Campsite
Address: Strathcarron | Ross-Shire, Applecross IV54 8ND, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Applecross
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Applecross
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Applecross Campsite is situated above the village of Applecross in Ross-Shire in the Highlands of Scotland. The campsite occupies over six acres of open field camping space, offering fantastic views of the Inner Sound looking towards the islands of Raasay, Rhona and the Black Cuillins of Skye. ... more   less 
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Applecross Campsite Hotel Ross And Cromarty
Applecross Campsite Scotland, UK

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