FAQ

So how does it work?!

1: Check travel for Tiree

Before making a booking check with Caledonian MacBrayne (Ferry) and Loganair (Plane) that they have travel availability for your preferred dates.

https://www.calmac.co.uk

https://www.loganair.co.uk

2: Choose your dates

On the relevant accommodation page choose your dates for Tiree. Fill out the form including any extras you may require.

3: Check out and pay

Pay with our easy and secure online payment system powered by PayPal and your booking will be secured. You will receive a confirmation email.

(We use PayPal as our first choice for clients payments because it is the number one secure transfer medium, providing security for both parties).

 

AERIAL VIEW OF BALINOE CAMPSITE DURING THE BUSY MONTH OF JULY

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a pitch on the campsite? 

Our preferred option is that you book online by visiting the appropriate page ( e.g camping / pods / self catering / bothy). Alternatively you can email us or write to us. We prefer that bookings are made in writing but in exceptional circumstances we will process a booking over the phone. We do not however take payment over the phone but are happy to accept payment on arrival, particularly for international guests who may incur larger charges than UK residents for making international banking payments.

 

Do I have to pay online or are there other options?

Not everyone wants to use an online payment medium and we respect that. Call or email for a quotation if you do not wish to use our online system and payments can also be made by:

1: Internet banking, direct from your bank. Please email us for our bank details if you wish to pay by BACS.

2: Postal cheque is no problem with cheque payments being payable to “Balinoe Campsite”.

3: Cash on arrival is equally acceptable whether you are pre-booked, or not. 

4: Credit Card: Work through the booking system until you get to the PayPal login page. Select ‘Create an Account’ (unless you already have one) and you can pay by credit card on the following page. This is unfortunately the only way we can accept credit card payments.

 

When can we check in?

You can set up a pitch at any time of arrival with us but this may have to be done without any staffing assistance. Interpretive information (sign boards and campsite map) about how best to do this is obvious on arrival on the campsite and available in a number of locations. We normally have staff on the campsite each evening after 8pm and this is the best time to ask any questions in person or get direct assistance. Through the day, please call 07712159205 for any assistance you may require. 

 

Are dogs allowed on the campsite/ self catering property?

Yes. Well behaved dogs are welcome.  They must be kept under control  at all times and not worry livestock on surrounding croft land. All fouling must be removed from the campsite. Dogs are only allowed in the non carpeted areas of the house.

 

What are the charges for children on the campsite?

On the campsite children under 5 are free & children under the age of 10 are half price. 

 

How far is the nearest groceries shop?

‘Buth a Bhaile’ (gaelic for the village shop) is 10 minutes by car or 35 minutes on foot in the township of Crossapol. The Co-op is 20 minutes by car or one hour and 15 minutes on foot.

 

How close is the nearest beach?

10/15 minutes walk or 2 minutes by car…

 

Are fires/barbeques allowed on site?

We have a fire pit area on site. If fires are desirable then please state this when booking/arriving. We will do our best to place you somewhere suitable but this would be first come, first serve. Barbecues are acceptable on each pitch, provided they are mounted and do not burn the ground.

 

Are dogs allowed?

We allow dogs on the campsite pitching provided they are kept under control and that all dog mess is removed. While we allow dogs in the pods and bothy, we do not recommend that you bring your dog with you. The pods and bothy are small and space is fairly confined. sleeping in close quarters with your pets is not something that is advisable on health grounds and accordingly we do not recommend that you do this.