GCM Caravan at Port Ban
Glasgow City Mission has recently purchased a caravan at Port Ban Holiday Park near Kilberry for staff to use as a holiday getaway/reflective retreat/down-time opportunity.
The holiday park occupies a breath-taking spot on the Argyll coastline with unrivalled views towards the Inner Hebridean islands of Gigha, Isla and Jura, and provides the perfect base to explore a stunning part of the country that, due to its remote location, is devoid of the swathes of tourism more commonly associated with other comparable beauty spots.
The site contains a christian fellowship that describes itself as a ‘non-denominational, evangelical, fellowship of Christians’ who warmly invite anyone to join their regular meetings, information for which can be found on their website. The site also describes itself as having a ‘tranquil atmosphere’ and encourages visitors to relax while enjoying the setting sun, which can be seen spectacularly across the water above the Paps of Jura.
All staff are invited to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to enjoy some time away with family, friends or even as a solitary time-out from the perpetual rhythm of a busy life.
The caravan will be operated on a ‘first come first served’ basis and can be booked all year round.
To book the caravan, please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Caravan Booking Enquiry‘ in the subject line, to express interest in booking and include the following information:
- Arrival/leaving dates
- Lead traveller’s contact info
- Names of each person in your party
The journey to the holiday park takes approximately 2 and a half hours from Glasgow, though times can vary depending on how much traffic is on the road.
The holiday park is just before Kilberry, as can be seen on the adjacent map and the turn-off from the single-track road is well signposted; there is also a bus-stop. Follow the track towards the holiday park and after around 200m you should reach a small crossroads junction with admin and site buildings on your left where you’ll find the office and the key. The road straight ahead is where our caravan is located and you’re looking for ‘Eilean Mor C’, labelled ‘Valencia’ which should be the third caravan on the right after you leave the junction.
Please aim to arrive at the caravan no sooner than 2pm.
Upon arrival, you will need to do the following to prepare the caravan for your stay and ensure that all amenities are functioning correctly:
- Turn ‘pump’ switch to ‘on’ position
- Open the valve on the LPG gas bottle (located inside compartment at the front of the caravan)
To ensure a smooth transition between your departure and the next guest’s arrival, please aim to leave the caravan by 12pm. Please also ensure that the following tasks have been completed to prepare for the next guest’s arrival:
- Turn ‘Pump’ switch to ‘Off’ position
- Close the valve on the LPG gas bottle
- Empty the toilet cassette
- Empty the waste water
- Return the key to reception
It is trusted that you leave the caravan in as good as, or better than the state that you found it.