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FAQ – Camping Huts / Static Caravans

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

What do I need to bring for a stay in a static caravan?
Please bring your own bath towels. Bed linen and tea towels will be provided.

What do I need to bring for a stay in a camping hut?
Everything you would bring for a stay in a tend except you sleeping mat as the huts have mattresses.

What is the difference between a Wigwam and a Wishbone camping hut?
The floor space size is the same, but Wishbones have a bit more head-space. Most of the Wishbones have a porch which the Wigwams don’t have.

How big are the camping huts?
All huts have a floor space of 2.4 by 4.2 metres.

Can I bring one or more dogs?
Yes, you can bring your dogs. There is a charge of £5 per night per dog  and we only allow a maximum of 2 dogs in each caravan or camping hut.

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FAQ – General

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Can I bring one or more dogs?
Yes, you can bring your dogs. There is a charge per dog (see tariff) and we only allow a maximum of 2 dogs in each caravan or camping hut.

How bad is the road over the pass? Can I take a large vehicle over it?

The highroad to Applecross is a steep (1 in 4) single-track road and includes several hair-pin bends. You need to be a confident driver and able to reverse over a relatively long distance to the nearest passing place if required to do so.
If that doesn’t deter you – it is a well worth experience. To reassure you a bit: touring buses and big lorries drive over it if they have an experienced driver. (On the other hand – you could meet one of them and that is exactly why you need to be confident reversing your vehicle!)
As on all single track roads PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE PASSING PLACES TO LET ANYBODY QUEING UP BEHIND YOU PASS! This is extremely important as the person behind you could be a doctor or volunteer firefighter on call. (And as we all know – frustration can cause an accident.)

When is the best time to come?
There is no real answer to this question. The weather is very unpredictable and it can be beautiful sunshine or storm & rain at any time of the year. You may want to choose your stay according to whether you enjoy a place more lively during the main holiday periods or a bit more quiet off the main season.

Can I avoid the midges? How bad are they?
The midges usually are strongest during July and August. They start about June and disappear around October depending on the previous winter and late/early frost. Midges don’t like strong sun and will be gone with the slightest breeze. Therefore you can have a complete midge-free holiday at any time, but if unlucky they can be quite a nuisance. If you are concerned we recommend you come before end of May or after mid September.

Do you allow BBQs?

We don’t allow campfires, but you are welcome to bring a free-standing BBQ.

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FQA – Making A Booking

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I am new to booking online. How do I go about it?

It is very easy and straight forward to book online and you are guided all the way through the booking process.
Unsure? This is how it works:
Click on ‘Book Online’ on our main website. Please chose and click on the type of accommodation you want to book. This will open up a calendar view where you can select your arrival date. You will then be guided through the process of choosing the length of your stay, party size and any additional requirements. After you have chosen all your requirements you are ask for your contact details and to create a customer log-in. All details and prices will be clearly shown before submission and you can choose if you want to pay by debit/credit card or prefer another payment methods.

Why can I not book for July 22rd or 23th?
This is the weekend of the Applecross Highland Games 2011. The Games are held on the campsite ground and all pitches are reserved for visitors to the event.  Entree fees for Games as well as the evening dance must be purchased in addition to pitch fees. Applecross Games weekend bookings will soon become available for booking online and you can join our mailing list if you want to be notified of this.

Do I need to book if I just need a tent pitch ?

No, you can usually just turn up. Exeptions may apply when we have an event on like the Highland Games or the annual Bikers Bash.

You may want to book if you require a electric hook-up point or hard-standing for a camper van or motorhome.

I have booked online. When will I receive my booking confirmation email?

These are usually send 24-72 hrs after you made the booking.

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