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Eyemouth Holiday Park (Berwickshire)

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Address: Fort Road / Eyemouth / Berwickshire / TD14 5BE

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      01.11.2012 13:48
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      Eyemouth Holiday Park We had already been on a couple of these haven holidays as advertised in the Sun newspaper, so when the vouchers again became available, it seemed wasteful not to take advantage. We had to chose 5 dates and 5 parks and within a few weeks, were allocated Eyemouth Holiday Park. We chose the Borders area because we knew we would be travelling there after work and wanted somewhere close enough so that the journey wasn't arduous (especially the journey back) FINDING THE PARK We went armed with the satnav, and after a very picturesque journey (thankfully the sun was shining) we got close to the park and from then it was easy because when the directions started to get tricky and we were getting fractious, the park was sign posted. FIRST IMPRESSIONS As we drove through the large gates, the first thing that struck me was that the park was a lot smaller than some of the others we had stayed at, but as before, the road was nice and wide, things looked clean and tidy and everything was well sign posted. We drove to the admission hut and once we had shown our booking form, we were quickly given our key, and park information, the route to our designated caravan was explained and off we went. The number of caravans made it quite tricky at first but once we realised that all the areas were named and numbered, finding ours was easy. THE CARAVAN The caravan itself was in a row of caravans, with parking space close to the caravan. Two doors led into the caravan, but we chose the one which was obviously the front (side) door, and s inside, there was a sitting room with a large sofa, wall cupboards, a table with chairs and a fire. The kitchen was to the back of this area and was well kitted out with units, oven and gas hob, fridge, cd player, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. everything was clean and well maintained and the caravan had clearly been cleaned before our arrival. The caravan had three bedrooms, so it must sleep 6 people, so since there were only three of us, we had plenty of choice, The double room had a double bed with duvet, pillowcases and although we had the option of hiring bed linen, we did actually take all of our own. A built in wardrobe and small unit completed the room, and left just enough room to squeeze around the bed. The two small rooms were indeed small- definitely child size, with two kind of bunks, one at each side of the tiny room. They are really small rooms so everyone staying in the caravan would have to know each other well! A toilet and shower room completed the caravan- all clean and functional although the water wasn't very fast flowing. ACTIVITIES When we checked in at the small hut we were given entertainment passes which entitled us to all of the entertainment the place had to offer. The main area for these happenings is close to a small but busy bar and restaurant and compared to some of the other parks we had been to, the place was tiny; just one room for the entertainment, a small stage and some tables and chairs. I actually preferredthe layout to the huge arcade style rooms with all of the accompanying noise but I would imagine some folk could be left disappointed. The format of the entertainment seemed to follow the same pattern- children's disco type thing, singer and some audience participation turns. Thankfully it wasn't overly loud, and we could still hear ourselves talk, so this was fine with me. Spread across the park and slightly away from the caravans are some smallish park areas with wooden equipment. There is no swimming pool on site but guests can use their passes to use the swimming pool just around the corner. This is a bit of a disappointment as the pools are usually onsite. VERDICT We had booked for a three night stay but because of work on Monday, we stayed for only two nights and left the park on Sunday evening. The park is set out over a large area and thankfully the caravans aren't too much "on top of each other" although I did find it quite disconcerting opening the curtains and seeing into someone elses living room. The caravan was clean and well equipped although the gas fire was throwing out an unnecessary gas smell so I wasn't keen on using it. The shop on the site was clean and well stocked and unusually for somewhere like this, it wasn't over priced. For us there was enough entertainment at night and for through the day Eyemouth itself was sufficient for what we wanted to do. The caravan park is set by the side of the beach but above the beach so there is a fantastic view from the edge of the park. Eyemouth itself is beautiful and there are a couple of really interesting and unexpected museums with plenty of activities for children. For the money we paid, which was £70 for the three of us and then about another £4 more for the entertainment passes, this was a good value holiday but I think the lack of entertainment and activities could disappoint if staying for a longer period of time. Thanks for reading. Daniela x

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