Drummohr, a Scottish camping site is officially one of the best in the country after being awarded a five-star rating.
Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site near Edinburgh was given the top rating by VisitScotland during its most recent assessment. Inspectors praised the quality of the facilities and described the park and its grounds as ‘spotless’.
The rating makes Drummohr one of only 33 five-star camping and caravan parks sites across Scotland. It is also one of four five-star sites in East Lothian.
The site is eight miles from Edinburgh. It is close to the beaches of East Lothian and Scotland’s golf coast. And is near the John Muir Way for walkers and cyclists.
Drummohr, on the shores of the Firth of Forth, has undergone significant investment during the past two years. This follows a change in ownership. The resulting in a range of improvements across the site includes the refurbishment of holiday lodges with hot tubs. A licensed shop selling local produce has been opened. Larger touring and tent pitches have been created. The amenity blocks have been upgraded. A new indoor campers’ kitchen has been built. And the gardens and landscaping have been improved. A new children’s playground has been installed. The team have also personalised glamping pods to provide themed family accommodation.
Drummohr now offers free high-speed Wi-Fi across the site and has an EV charging point for guest vehicles
Angie Purves, the site manager at Drummohr, said: “We are over the moon to have received the five-star rating. It’s something the whole team has been working towards for a long time. The feeling when we opened the email to find out we’d achieved it was just amazing.
“We always aim to go that extra mile for our guests to ensure that their holiday experience is a home away from home. It’s the little things that make all the difference.
“Our guests seem to really appreciate everything we do. Many of them come back year after year to stay with us and regularly post great guest reviews thanking the team.”
In order to achieve a five-star rating from VisitScotland, camping and caravan parks must reach an overall percentage score of 87% to 100% across areas. These include park facilities, cleanliness, toilet and washing facilities, and reception services among others.
Neil Christison, VisitScotland Regional Director, congratulated Drummhor on achieving its five-star Quality Assurance grading.
He said: “Recent research has shown that camping and staying in a caravan are popular choices for families holidaying in Scotland this year. So it is a fantastic achievement for this business. VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme can help us drive up standards across the industry. It represents world class excellence. We are helping businesses shine, enabling visitors to make informed choices and driving up investment in quality.”
Accommodation at Drummohr includes self-catering and luxury lodges with hot tubs, glamping pods and en-suite bothies. It has both grass and hard-standing pitches for touring and tents, all with electric. The family-friendly campsite also has themed wizard, adventure and fairy glamping pods, as well as family bothies and a large playground. Dogs are welcome on the site which has its own scenic dog walk and dog-friendly accommodation, with up to two dogs welcomed on its tent and touring pitches free of charge.
The site’s newly refurbished amenity blocks include underfloor heating, free hot showers, family friendly accessible bathrooms with baths, and indoor campers’ kitchen and laundry.
Open all year round, Drummohr has excellent public transport links into Edinburgh, with the bus stop a five-minute walk and the train station a 15-minute walk. There is also a large park and ride nearby.
Drummohr is part of the WCF employee-owned family of businesses which operates across the UK in the leisure, retail and logistics sectors. The site is one of three camping and glamping businesses operated by WCF, with sister sites at Herding Hill Farm close to the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, and Longnor Wood in the heart of the Peak District.