Whether you roll up our road in the mother of all motor-homes, or pop off the village bus with your tent and gear on your back, or – indeed – turn up with your bike, your backpack contents and a big smile, at Eilean Fraoich Camp Site we offer everything you need for an idyllic camping holiday.
There’s plenty of mown meadow on our level fields for the adventurous simply to erect their tent. Then we have hard-standing pitches for your car and towed caravan; similar stances for your motor-home; abundant fresh running water and electricity hook-ups for your powered holiday comforts, and a safe drain for chemical-toilet waste.
A recently improved mobile network in the are now boasts 4G coverage on certain networks. Vodafone, EE and O2 seem to work well in the area. There is Wi-Fi on site.
Our cheerful ‘Downing Street’ block houses shower and toilet facilities (in separate apartments for men and women) as well as our newly refurbished washrooms providing a private space with toilet, sink and shower. We have a laundry room, where you can wash and dry clothes and bedding; we have washing-lines outside, too, for those breezy summer days.
We have a kitchen block with cooking facilities, refrigerator & sinks for dishwashing and attached a cheerful dining / common-room. Both buildings and all amenities are accessible to wheelchair-users.
Well-behaved dogs are very welcome at Eilean Fraoich Camp Site and we have a pleasant pooch-walking area on the gentle hillside below the camping ground, towards the village river.
We like all our guests to have a peaceful, happy holiday and without risk of damage to caravans and cars. So we ask respectfully that from eleven at night to seven in the morning is observed as a ‘quiet time’, with no loud music or other disturbance.
In accordance with local custom, we ask that washing not be hung out on Sundays. Ball-games are not allowed on Eilean Fraoich Camp Site – we don’t want any battered vehicles, bashed and bawling children or bruised visitors – but guests are welcome to use the public playing-field right beside us. (Since 2011, the official home-ground of the Camanachd Leodhas team … Lewis Shinty…!)
The adjacent swimming-pool at Shawbost school is open most evenings. The village post office sells a few very limited goods. Fuel, groceries and a range of other items can be purchased at the Welcome In Filling Station at Barvas.
Iain, Mary & family are almost always about – or staff available in their absence – and will be delighted to help with any needs or inquiries.