Written on: 02/10/2007 by Mac99 (47 reviews written)
Lovely landscaped gardens. Good sized lodges. Friendly owners. Secured entry. Well stocked shop. Hot tub.
Showers. Outside cleaning.
Just back from 3 nights at Drum Mhor Camping and Caravan park which is situated at Levenhall, Musselburgh. It is situated in what used to be the gardens of a monastery. Roughly a 20 minute drive into the centre of Edinburgh. There is a 24 hour bus service into Princes Street. The bus stop is situated just outside the park, although the walk to and from it woud be very dark and long at night. A torch would be advisable. A three night stay in a two bedroom lodge [with a hot tub]. is priced at £280 in September.
Entry time into the lodge is 4 pm [although we phoned them to advise them we would be arriving later and this was not a problem]. On the day of departure you must vacate by 10 am. Friendly owners who showed us down to our lodge and gave us a guided tour of how to work all appliances. The two bedroom lodge has a large open plan living area attached to the kitchen. We had a sofa, two easy chairs, table, tv, dvd player, kitchen table with four chairs, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and all crockery was included. You must supply your own towels and this also includes dish towels. The bedrooms consisted of one with a double bed with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom with en-suite bath with over head shower. All electricity was included in the rental price. Showers were fairly temperamental and were not an enjoyable experience. Filling a bath would also have taken around two days as the water pressure was pretty poor. The decor was fairly average, but clean. Nothing special. The beds were adequate, but the duvets on the single beds were tiny and obviously designed with children in mind. Each bedroom had drawers and a wardrobe. Plenty of heaters throughout the lodge and the place was warm as toast throughout our stay.
Outside there is a decking area with a plastic patio table and four chairs. Attached to our lodge was also a seperate wooden 'hut' with smoked windows, which houses the 6 person hot tub. This is accessible with a key. The hot tub was the saving grace of this lodge. The 'hut' has spotlights, along with two wooden chairs and hooks to hang your robes or towels. The windows open to let in air as it can get fairly steamy when the hot tub is in use. We made full use of the tub!
Now, although there are around 13 lodges comprising of 2 and three bedrooms, our lodge was the ONLY lodge with a hot tub. This is for your own personal use, hence you have the access key.
I cannot comment on the facilities for tourers and tents, but the park has a 5 star rating on its website, so believe they are pretty good. The shop is very well stocked for anything you might need . When you arrive you will be given an access code for the barrier that effectively stops any non-guests from accessing the park. This four digit code will lift the barrier.
Although we enjoyed our stay, the one overwhelming memory we have taken away with us is how many cobwebs there was. Not inside the lodge, but all around it. I walked through a very large one on arrival when going into the front door. [not good when you hate spiders]. I never actually seen any spiders but them boys sure have been busy with their web making. They were EVERYWHERE. All over the access doors, around the patio area, a few big ones inside the hot tub 'hut' . Quite a few wasps buzzing around too. We came to the conclusion that there must have been a nest nearby.
We did enjoy our stay and the lodge was adequate - if not luxurious. The grounds were lovely and beautifully mantained. Easy access into Edinburgh. A hot tub is always a bonus. Just don't hire Arachniphobia as your evening entertainment!!!