Telephone - 01387 780663

Telephone - 01387 780663

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Have a look at some of the comments collected from our Feedback Forms and Facebook Reviews!

June 2017

'Our family have had holidays at Barend for the last 13 years.  We all love the site, the beach and the area.  Ages range from over 70 to 8 years and there is something for everyone.'

'Fantastic time had by all.  What a beautiful part of Scotland.  Lovely accommodation, beautiful scenery and so peaceful.  Perfect weather for golf!'

'Homely chalet with personal attention to detail - was made to feel welcome and comfortable.  Spacious inside and a wonderful aspect for relaxing.  A very quiet site.'


May 2017

'We have been visiting Barend Holiday Village for over 32 years, it is still as beautiful and peaceful as ever.  Reception staff are always helpful and chalets are kept to a good standard, we will be back.'

'First class site in a scenic area, excellent for lovers of outdoors pursuits.'


April 2017

‘The standard of cleanliness and comfort of the chalet was excellent with many unexpected extra touches in the kitchen.  We lacked for nothing.  Thank you to all the people who made our stay so perfect.’

‘We have been coming here for over 13 years off and on.  It never ceases to please – both Barend and the surrounding areas.’

‘Lovely place to stay & great to visit the area.  Detached accommodation with pool and bar, perfect for families.’

‘Excellent chalet – plenty of room for 8 adults.  Idyllic setting.  Excellent organisation e.g. booking, arrival etc.  Thank you!’


March 2017

‘We've stayed several times and loved it every time staff friendly and cabins all lovely and clean with everything you need in them


February 2017

‘A lovely stay - enjoyed the quiet surroundings and the view.’

‘A wonderful site in a beautiful location!  The chalet was beyond our expectations, when we come again, we will definitely be booking this one!’

‘We have had a wonderful holiday.  The area is so beautiful - we’ve done lots of walking and visited museums.  The chalet is of a very high standard, very clean and welcoming.  Staff very helpful.’

‘Had an excellent holiday and found everything to be of a very high standard.  Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends and family.  Thank you to all the staff!’

Absolutely loved our weekend! Chalet was spotless, staff were really friendly and helpful and food in the pub was amazing.


January 2017

‘We have really enjoyed our stay at Barend and are thoroughly impressed with the level of service given and the facilities.  Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful experience!’

‘We, as returning guests, are never disappointed with Barend as a whole.  Log cabins are of a very high standard, facilities are great and on site staff are very friendly, particularly the Bar & Restaurant staff.’


December 2016

'Fantastic warm cosy log cabins all with a beautiful view of a loch down below. The indoor heated pool and sauna were open all day even on Christmas Day! The staff are super attentive should you have a problem, and we will be back again for our third visit. Sandyhills beach is really short walk away, and our dog loves it as much as we and the kids do!'

'Always enjoy our stays here, great surroundings and peaceful.  Something to look forward to each year!'


November 2016

‘We have spent a really comfortable and relaxing week at Barend.  Thank you very much.’


October 2016

‘The village was extremely well maintained and looks and feels sympathetic with this beautiful countryside.  The tranquil atmosphere made for a lovely relaxing break.’

‘There was lots to do for children and lots for dogs too.  We thought the views from our chalet were amazing.  WE LOVE BAREND!’

‘An ideal base from which to explore the area – very peaceful and tranquil and the added bonus of a beautiful clear starry sky and badgers was great!’

‘Amazing place, beautiful views, the perfect place for a relaxing family break!’

‘Been 5 years on the trot in October and can't fault it. Beautiful place, plenty to do and quality time with the kids, walks in the woods and the beach.’


September 2016

‘Just had a fantastic holiday here.  Lovely clean lodge, great scenery and lots to see and do.  Would definitely come back.’

‘Have no complaints, chalet was very clean and dog friendly, also felt homely and lived in with children & dogs in mind, will book this chalet again.’

‘Great site, well run & friendly, we will be back.’

‘We had a great week of walking despite a couple of days being very wet.  Lovely to come back to chalet after a good day out which was very comfortable.’


August 2016

'The chalet we were in was great.  First time we've had enough comfortable seating for 7 of us!  The swimming pool is brilliant.  The staff couldn't be friendlier both in the reception and the restaurant.  Wish we had a longer stay and better weather!'

'The site, chalet & office staff were all excellent, even down to the dog biscuits in the office and the amount of dog waste bins & the provision of bags.'

'Lovely, quiet & peaceful site great for relaxing. Great being so close to the beach. Loved the pool, enjoyed the horse trek & our meals at the bar.'

'We've had a perfect stay in this wonderful place!'


July 2016

‘A beautiful and peaceful place for a relaxing break.  Can’t fault the chalet, it had everything in it you could ask for - loved that it had Wi-Fi!  We will definitely be back!’

‘This was the latest of our visits to Barend, stretching back over decades!  We love it still & value that it is so unchanging - except in good ways - updating of chalets etc’

‘The chalet was lovely with a real pride of ownership - a very relaxing stay with just enough on site and locally to keep our boys active - would definitely consider returning.’


June 2016

‘We had a lovely family holiday, dog friendly, tranquil, with everything we needed - home from home with better weather & warm!’

‘Our overall stay was excellent, made very welcome by the staff and nothing we requested has been a problem.  Highly recommended.’


May 2016 

‘We found a little haven of beautiful views, gorgeous little beach, lovely long walks with the dogs and our cabin was immaculate, we will definitely be back again and again.’

‘The chalet was super!  It was clean and cosy.  The pool was great and all super clean.  We enjoyed our stay here very much!’

‘The chalet we stayed in was spacious and comfortable and very well equipped.  There are lots of interesting and fun places to visit nearby if you are holidays get with children.  Also we love the beach at Sandyhills.  We also used the pool and enjoyed that too.  Recommended

‘Great countryside, good facilities, golfing, walking, fishing. Recommended.


April 2016

‘Lovely site with great facilities good size chalets, nice location.  We used the bar for food 3 nights out of 4 and found the selection and quality very good.  The bar staff were very friendly.’

‘Lovely place to stay, excellent views and the stunning beach is only a short walk away.  The pub on site is nice and serves very good food at a reasonable price.  Definitely a place to visit.'

‘Been here many times over the last 8 years.  Lovely views & surroundings.  Very friendly restaurant, fab food, park, swimming pool, beach in walking distance.  Lovely place to relax and spend time with the family.  Well done Barend - see you soon.’

‘Highly recommended for a family getaway. Lots of fun in the area and the nature / beach is on your doorstep.’


March 2016

‘Delighted to have self-catering with flexible length of stay and dog allowed.'

‘We came for a relaxing break and had just that, everything was perfect, the bar food was very good and it was a very welcoming place to be, nothing needs to change for us.’

‘Lovely time on our 2nd visit to the complex.  Lodges furnished to a high standard.  Lovely break away from the pressures of city life/work.  Thank you.’


February 2016

‘We love the site and what it offers to our family.  We have been coming here since 1998 & still love it and the area’s scenic and very peaceful atmosphere.’

‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.  The children especially loved visiting the pool, twice most days!’

‘A beautiful setting with excellent accommodation and facilities. Perfect for a family break and pet friendly.  Beautiful walks and friendly locals.  Can't wait to return this year.’


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