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3 Kiel Crotts Highfield Tourer Park 3 Kiel Crofts Benderloch by Oban, Oban PA37 1QS Scotland
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Highfield is a peaceful, 7-acre croft with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, located just a stone’s throw from the long sandy beach of Tralee Bay. It offers luxury en-suite glamping pods and safari tents as well as spacious pitches for tourers and motorhomes. The glamping pods are fully-equipped and have en-suite bathrooms, private hot tubs, and fire pits. Pet-friendly pods are also available and come with their own dog pod. All pitches have electric hook up and a water standpipe. Facilities include a modern shower and toilet block, dishwashing area, and wastewater and elsan disposal are available on site. The vibe here is pure relaxation with the opportunity to reconnect with nature and what’s important in life - come and recharge your batteries!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Outdoor fireplace
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Annie G wrote a review 4 May
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom20 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 10-day stay here on one of the fully serviced caravan pitches with our spaniel. It is a delightful site - quiet atmosphere, friendly staff, and within easy walking distance of a glorious beach in a sheltered bay. It is near to an excellent food shop and a very useful camping/caraven store. The pitches are generous and the loos and showers are modern and immaculately clean. I have one tiny gripe about otherwise beautifully designed facilities: the chemical disposal point is eccentric to say the least - a plain old flushless, splash-prone loo installed in its own stylish drystone plinth! But I would be really reluctant to downgrade a really lovely site for this small oddity. And there was a real bonus that will probably surprise any regular visitor to the west coast. We had unbroken dry, often brilliantly sunny weather every day except one. Midges are usually a rarity at this time of year but we did not see a single beastie. We loved it and will gladly come back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from david shellcock, Owner at Highfield Holidays
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, Annie, for your 5-star review and lovely feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and were blessed with the west coast sunshine. The eccentric chemical disposal point is an ode to the humble beginnings of Highfield and ironically, it is the most photographed part of the site 😊 Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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zilsniggy wrote a review Apr 2022
Kilbirnie, United Kingdom140 contributions100 helpful votes
We stayed in the top-of-the-range Argyll Pod. It was warm and had everything required for a nice stay. All mod cons, excellent shower, hot tub ready for us arriving. Fantastic weather made the stay very enjoyable, and we stayed out around the firepit after dark. If you’re visiting though, take some insect repellent as you’ll need it. Minor issues…….deck slippery around the hot tub when wet, and a teapot would have been handy. Unfortunately I didn’t sleep well, but more down to me than the site, which was peaceful and quiet. No dining facilities on site, but fish and chips at Tralee Bay, their sister site, and Hawthorns a couple of crofts down. Plenty eateries in and on the way to Oban.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your 4-star review and feedback. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon 😊
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David W wrote a review Apr 2022
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom447 contributions138 helpful votes
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Super, but all too brief visit. We had never tried glamping before, so a one night stay as a taster, by far exceeded my expectations. Stayed in a Argyll pod 7. What a super appointed mini house, bedroom, couch, kitchenette, bathroom. Outdoor decking area with a hot tub. Perfect, unexpected weather. Fire pit/Bbq. Will need to come back and have a longer stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: There's no hairdryer. Bring bigger mugs,if you tea daft like us. Insect repellent.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you, David, for your 5-star review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your first ever glamping trip and that it also exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again for a longer stay 😊
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Baz B wrote a review Apr 2022
Bathgate, United Kingdom62 contributions27 helpful votes
Nice and quiet site. It is close to the shore and we had a lovely walk. The site offers a variety of experiences including caravan/camper space; camping and cabins. We were only there for an overnight so did not really get a chance to look around. I used the shower/toilets and found them to be clean and fairly warm. There does not seem to be any shop or catering onsite. However I don’t necessarily see this as a weakness. The main thing was the feeling of peace and rest.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from david shellcock, Owner at Highfield Holidays
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your 4-star review and feedback - great to hear that you enjoyed that lovely feeling of peace and rest at Highfield. We don't have a shop on site but there is a well-stocked shop in the village and a fish and chip van at our sister company, Tralee Bay Holidays, just across the road. Hope to see you again soon 😊
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Paul Milligan wrote a review Apr 2022
Dundee, United Kingdom2 contributions
We just had 2 nights in the Argyll pod, and loved it. The pod is really well designed and furnished. It's really spacious, cosy and comfortable. The kitchen has just about anything you could possibly need too. They've thought of everything and the standard is really high. We didn't get the text with our code to access our key, so had to call and wait a little bit for that when we'd arrived, but it was sorted. The member of staff we spoke to a couple of times was also extremely helpful. We had one slight issue that he resolved immediately, was very apologetic and then delivered a bottle of Prosecco, which was much appreciated. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the hot tub. After the jets had been on for a little while, the water was just covered in floaters, which looked really unpleasant and meant we didn't really want to sit in it, which was really disappointing, so perhaps that hot tub needs an especially good clean (Argyll 8). Overall though, we really enjoyed our stay and we'd definitely come back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Paul, thank you very much for your 5-star review and feedback Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Argyll. Sorry that you didn't receive the text with your code for your key and glad that the staff managed to sort it. Apologies too for the water in the hot tub - the water is always changed between bookings and the filters washed or replaced. We'll get the team to investigate and make sure that this doesn't happen again. Looking forward to seeing you again soon 😊
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Von S wrote a review Jan 2022
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This is our second visit to Highfield holidays. We stayed in the highlander pod this time around for 4 nights from 30th Dec to 1st Jan (Argyll on our first visit). The owners had left us chocolates and prosecco which I thought was a lovely touch =) The pod was absolutely spotless and although smaller than the Argyll had absolutely everything we needed and was so cosy at night. The only thing I would suggest is maybe thinking of some type of canopy for over the hot tub for those rainy days but this in no way stopped us enjoying it. My partner couldnt have cared less whether it was raining or not he still enjoyed his frequent dips! We will of course be back to visit for a third time...I absolutely love coming here and relaxing away from everything. You really cant fault the site, the pods or the owners - thanks for having us =)
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 3 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Highlander and looking forward to seeing you again soon! 😊
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Chloe A wrote a review Nov 2021
Milton Of Buchanan, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was so relaxing and cosy 10/10th would recommend!! Very sad couldn't stay for longer and see around, pods were spread out perfectly really great atmosphere and the lighting was lovely too shams there were no tea bags in room Thanks alot
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 Dec 2021
Thank you, Chloe, for your 5-star review and feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Glencoe and hope to see you again soon 😊 P.S. We had to remove all the tea bags/coffee sachets because of Covid - hopefully, we'll be putting them back in the pods very soon!
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mclaffz wrote a review Nov 2021
argyll17 contributions11 helpful votes
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Stayed in safari tent 14, the tents themselves are cute the insides are fine and the outside area is pleasing. Very easy to get keys. The tent was freezing on the first night, I presume the heating must have only been put on earlier in the day and hadn’t kicked in properly. The second day the tent was nice and cosy but that first night was pretty rough. The hot tub was disgusting. I actually called and asked for it to be cleaned which I’m not sure it was as the next time I used it, after the jets had been on, there was loads floating around again in the water which quite frankly reminded me of flakes of dead skin. There was no open fire pit/bbq as described, there was a small stove which was rusty and filled with rain water. The tent was clean although there was a spider, probably to be expected in a tent though to be honest. The shower was big and the water warm. Honestly, if the hot tub had have been clean and I had booked a stay in summer when it would have been warmer or if the heating had been put on earlier I would have enjoyed it more, I believe. As it is I feel the amount of money charged was immensely over priced for the experience I had. Communication from admin team was second to none though.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Maybe best to go in summer or ask for heating to be on the day before arrival.
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Response from david shellcock, Owner at Highfield Holidays
Responded 4 Nov 2021
Glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay in the deluxe safari tent and there was good communication with the admin team. Apologies for the hot tub water - it is always changed between bookings and the filters regularly checked and washed. The tents are now closed for the winter season so we will carry out a more thorough investigation to see what could have caused the floaty bits (rest assured though that they were not flakes of skin). Sorry to hear that the heating hadn't kicked in properly before you arrived but glad to hear your second night was nice and cosy. Hope that you will consider coming back in the summer when the weather is warmer 😊
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SJFoster wrote a review Oct 2021
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Second stay here, previous one was 4/5 years ago possibly before all the new pods and tents had been built and it was as good as we remember. The Highlander pet friendly pod was perfect, spotlessly clean and we would return again in a second. Our pup loved his first holiday and we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub child free in what seems like forever. I would like to add the thoughtful email which was sent to us after our stay in thanking us for how clean and tidy we left the pod was greatly appreciated but also at the same time im baffled as to why people would not leave the accommodation in the way in which they found in, clean and tidy. We will be back again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 Nov 2021
Thank you very much for your 5-star review and feedback! Great to hear that Highfield is as good as you remember and looking forward to welcoming you back soon 😊
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LaG wrote a review Oct 2021
East Kilbride, United Kingdom18 contributions12 helpful votes
We have just returned from Highfield and stayed in the Highlander Pod……Wow factor from arrival. We were slightly early and drove up to get our bearings but final checks were just being completed so we were able to get in and unpacked. The site is lovely, clean and quiet. The pod was immaculate and has everything you need for your stay as well as guides and recommendations of what is nearby. The beach which is just over 5 minutes across the road is lovely. All staff we came across were friendly and helpful. The fairy lights and mood lighting around the pod entrance were a special touch! We are already planning our return 😍.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 22 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your lovely review and feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Highlander, and looking forward to seeing you again soon 😊
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highfield Holidays
Which popular attractions are close to Highfield Holidays?
Nearby attractions include Ganavan Sands (4.8 miles), Falls of Lora (3.3 miles), and Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Highfield Holidays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Highfield Holidays?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Highfield Holidays?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Highfield Holidays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highfield Holidays?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tralee bay Fish and Chips, Poppies, and The Hawthorn Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Highfield Holidays?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Highfield Holidays?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (3.2 miles).
Is Highfield Holidays accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.