Our Customer Testimonials
Here’s what some of our happy customers have to say.
Really pleased with our caravan. We got a fantastic last minute deal and were a bit concerned we would be in an old run down van. Our caravan was lovely and had everything you needed.
We rented a Caravan for week and arrived late at a clean, tidy and manicured park. Imagine our delight when we discovered the rented Caravan was in precisely the same immaculate condition.
Sharon and Ian in bar go above and beyond to make experience more comfortable. They deserve a big thanks from me and the group I was with! Amazing service manners and banter.
We stayed in a lodge down in the Glen. It was modern, had everything we needed and was a pleasure to stay in. It had a dishwasher, washing machine, iron, 2 bathrooms etc. We didn't see much of the site, although we did get takeaway food from the restaurant which was tasty. The shop was well stocked, and the reception staff were lovely.
First stay with Verdant in a caravan rather than touring. Can't fault anything, lovely comfortable caravan, very warm, well equipped and even a courtesy car to take you to and from facilities. And a very fair price too. Well done Verdant.
Love coming here for a short break.
Lovey woodland location with a pretty pond. The outdoor play area looked good and the park in general was beautifully maintained.
Fantastic break from start to finish. Our caravan was modern, clean and a 5 minute walk from the facilities. The evening entertainment for the children in the family bar was great. Looking forward to our next stay.
Excellent, clean and well equipped park, will definitely be back.
Lovely place and scenery. Excellent bar facilities. Dog friendly. Everyone on the park are lovely and friendly, especially the staff in the bar and restaurants, also the shop can't fault my holiday, well looked after.
We all enjoyed our stay.
It was our first visit to Thurston Manor. A very peaceful break, in a very clean resort. We would defiantly return in the future. Can't fault the lodge it was comfortable and very spacious.
Very relaxing holiday resort. Lovely walks and near to places to visit. Good facilities on site and overall most enjoyable holiday.
The Carruthers Family
Delighted with everything. Lovely location and amenities. Food was tasty. Offered enough for children.
Really enjoyed our stay, will defo be back. Lodge cleanliness was second to none. Reception staff and security excellent.
Very relaxing holiday park, very well managed and maintained to a very high standard. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Very well organised and answered all our questions. Our first lodge holiday and we will return again very soon. Will recommend to family and friends.
Stayed 1st week in lodge had a small boiler problem and was moved down to riverside for 3 nights in an upgraded lodge for the inconvenience. Both Thurston and Riverside were excellent and went out their way to help. Then returned to Thurston for 2nd week in caravan. Fantastic stay, well looked after site Reception were great with us. Good breakfast in cafe.
Pleasant site and clean spacious accommodation. On site reception staff friendly and helpful.
We holidayed in a 2 bed superior caravan with 2 dogs. The caravan was in excellent condition, lovely, homely and very clean and modern.
Very relaxing break in a lovely lodge. Staff and residents friendly and helpful.
The park is beautiful and well deserved the 4 star award. The staff are friendly and polite. The lodge was a long walk from the club house and restaurant but the park gives you a phone number to ring to pick you up and drop you back of for free which is a nice touch.
Unfortunately there was a mix up with our booking a few days prior to our holiday, but to cut a long story short a very helpful lovely lady from Verdant helped us to enjoy our holiday by arranging for us to have a lodge in Thurston Manor to which we appreciated everything she did for us that day to make our holiday worth while.
Had a fantastic weekend break at Thurston Manor. Caravan was stunning, as we were taking the dog I was expecting something more basic and it was immaculate! Could not fault it in any way. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful.
This is the third time we have visited the park and stayed in a static caravan. I was a little disappointed that on this occasion we were not in the Glen. However, the caravan we had was excellent. It was first class and on walking around the park there is nowhere on this park I would be unhappy to be. All the staff are really helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this park to friends and family.
Lovely, helpful staff, clean site with great facilities.
We had a great stay kids enjoyed themselves and we will be returning soon.
A good site with plenty of room and a convenient location.
Verdant holidays are excellent. Great staff, great scenery. Thurston and Pease Bay, best caravan sites in the UK.
Good well run site and great facilities.
Stayed for 1 week in a lodge down in the Glen. Lodge absolutely beautiful and was pet friendly. Very quiet and peaceful. Would recommend the Holiday Park to anyone.
Great holiday! Our caravan was spotless and beautifully maintained, having some housekeeping done during our stay really helped out with two young children! Bar staff, restaurant staff and reception were lovely during our stay and couldn't have been more helpful.
Good location, nice clean site.
Fantastic site, will definitely be back in the near and distant future.
Reception staff excellent, fantastic touring pitch, facilities brilliant, will most definitely return.
The park is very well maintained and the staff are lovely.
Although my visit was not a holiday, but work related, I will be returning with the family. An ideal location for a long weekend break.
The park is great. We were there as a family with 2 kids aged 13 and 5 and it kept them occupied for our whole holiday.
Great touring park. Right near the play park, shower/toilet block, shop and main complex. Great range of food in the Hunters Bar which is really reasonably priced and good selection of drinks.
Great clean park, with friendly staff. Would definitely go back.
First time at this park, great experience, good accommodation and dog friendly.
Excellent location, a well maintained park with friendly informative staff. Great facilities.
Fantastic site, beautifully maintained and staff who are willing to help in any way and are always smiling. Nothing was too much trouble and any request was quickly attended too. Had a fabulous time, so much so we asked if we could have an extra night which we were so lucky to get, would recommend to family and friends. A little jewel.
Caravan clean and equipped. Children's entertainment was ideal and not too loud or busy. Entertainment rooms were a good size. We requested a sheet and it was delivered within the hour. All staff were friendly and security didn't feel an issue we felt totally safe. Will be looking for booking next year.
Nice location easy access to Berwick and Edinburgh. Weather usually good too!
The Cassidy Family
Caravan exceeded our expectations. Very comfortable and well equipped for our short weekend break.
This was our first time on a caravan holiday. We stayed for 4 nights at Thurston Manor. Very impressed with the deluxe caravan, very clean, modern and well equipped.
Well run clean site and helpful staff.
Will definitely be back.
Fantastic caravan and site!
Excellent hire vans very clean.
As a holiday home owner I love it here at Thurston Manor, it's clean and tidy and family friendly, the pool and gym is great on site, glad I picked this great site.
The park is well kept and down at the lake is lovely. Very much look forward to spending as much time as possible in our holiday home in the coming year, what we have experienced so far has been peaceful and restful.
As a holiday home owner we enjoy the peace and quite at Thurston Manor. The entertainment is very good and everyone is friendly.
I love Thurston Manor and have been an owner for years.
Wonderful park with beautiful setting and great, helpful staff
We enjoy our holiday home and spending time with the people we have became friends with. The shop is very handy with almost everything you need at hand and pleasant staff.
We traded our tourer in June 2017 for a static home and find it very relaxing, we enjoy the east coast which is not too far from our home.
We love our holiday home, we have been there from when our kids were young, in fact our daughter has been there since she was 2 years old, she's now 17. We would not ever go anywhere else as it's our home from home. Just love it, all the staff and all the friends we have met over the years.
A delightful park where you can either relax in peace at the lakeside or join in with the events up top. Happy staff on hand to offer help too.
Overall Thurston Manor provides an excellent leisure facility for my immediate family and we really enjoy using our static van as often as possible.
Chris and Sue James
Thurston Manor is a lovely place to stay, so peaceful and relaxing here. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Down the Glen is a haven.
Great site, some lovely staff and the owners are very friendly towards all new comers to the site.
Love coming to Thurston Manor and have made lots of friends.
Great park, met lovely families!
Our family loves going to Thurston Manor, it's great going away when you want. Kids love going meeting their friends from park and I as an adult love getting away.
We spend most of the year at Thurston Manor and we love the peace and quiet, the wildlife and location. Everyone from the cleaners to the park manager will do their utmost to help, explain etc, LOVE IT!
Mr and Mrs McGinn
We have thoroughly enjoyed our 10yrs at Thurston Manor. We didn't come for the social life, but that became one of the enjoyable factors about the park, along with the beauty of combined country and coastal aspects. Beautiful coastal villages, towns and cities all within easy reach too. Something for everyone, walking, fishing, golf...Thurston Manor is a good place to be!
Thurston Manor is a lovely, friendly site with good facilities and nearby amenities. A great spot to visit East Lothian and Edinburgh, especially when the festival is on!
We love being down the Glen at Thurston Manor, it's so quiet & peaceful
Overall a well run park, I have recommended it to friends for an enjoyable holiday.
Great site, not to far from local places to visit, all staff very pleasant and helpful. Very clean site overall.
From the moment we checked in for our stay with our campervan everyone was friendly and helpful. Bar staff were welcoming and kept glasses and tables clear at all times. Facilities for tourers were good with plenty of fresh water points and clean warm toilet/shower facilities with lots of hot water. Enjoyed the entertainment and could see there was something for everyone. The park itself had enough things to keep us busy and some lovely walks for our dogs. We will be back! Thanks everyone.
Stayed down the glen, lovely and peaceful.
One of the best parks we have visited hence why we have visited 10+ times in the last year with our new Motorhome. Nice big kids park but could maybe add more too it for the younger kids. Staff always accommodate us and give us our requested pitch so we can watch our children play in the park. 10/10.
A tranquil, relaxing and pleasurable place to stay. We will definitely return. The accommodation was exceptional. Clean, modern and very comfortable. We went in February, yet the lodge was warm and cosy, despite the minus degrees outside. A great position too, close to Edinburgh and North Berwick. Fully functioning kitchen with a lovely welcome pack. Excellent.
Another fantastic holiday at Thurston Manor. Always friendly staff willing to help. Thanks again for a fab holiday!!
Beautiful site, very well maintained and staff are excellent. Highly recommend.
Excellent short break at Thurston Manor. Staff all friendly and helpful. Only 30 mins drive from Edinburgh for the Christmas market. Public transport easy to access.
Second visit and really enjoyed it again. Relaxing and tranquil. Deluxe lodge was perfect and pristine.
We had a short break just myself and two girls. Our caravan was excellent the park well maintained. We enjoyed our stay and most of all felt completely safe. So thank you Thurston Manor.
Glen area and lodges to foot of site are excellent, peaceful and very well maintained.
A very well maintained park with excellent amenities and set within a beautiful location.
Excellent facilities and friendly helpful staff. With everything you need for a break away, kids loved it, and I loved it. Loads for the kids to do so I enjoyed my break too. Lots of lovely walks or chill out in the bar or pool. Will definitely be back.
Loved every minute of our holiday. Leisure facilities are good, restaurant is good value and certainly worth a visit. Grounds are well maintained and caravan had everything we needed. Whole place was spotless.
Wonderful weekend break with our children, so peaceful. The children enjoyed the kids room which was great could we could relax in the bar and cafe for a change. Already booked for next year.
Love going to Thurston Manor, meals are lovely and so are the staff .
Nice child friendly park. Good restaurant with separate entertainment halls for children and adults. Well stocked shop.
Lovely site and friendly helpful staff. Lots of entertainment and a nice pool.
Perfect short break away at Thurston Manor, the park was well maintained and our lodge was simply stunning. The reception team were so lovely and friendly and could not do enough to ensure our stay was enjoyed. Bar staff very friendly with excellent service, along with the courtesy car on park which was on hand when we required to use the facility. Will return soon and would highly recommend! Thank you all!
Mr & Mrs Burns
Very good camp site. The caravan's were excellent, brand new one's. The facilities were also excellent and well maintained. Great location for visitors to Edinburgh as well.
This holiday park is well run clean and tidy, 35 min drive to Edinburgh and plenty of entertainment. Anyone looking for a site for Edinburgh this is it.
Excellent park would recommend ,food is excellent and good facilities and well kept grounds and very friendly staff .
Location is excellent, and lodges are brilliant. Will be back.
We had a really lovely time and would probably look to come again as we were able to relax. Every single member of staff we came across was lovely!
Very pleasant stay. Friendly site - staff and other holiday makers. We found the food from the restaurant very good. The facilities on site are great far better than other places we have been and would highly recommend this site. We will be going back.
Pure home from home!
As always the team at Thurston were excellent very helpful, they will always go the extra mile to make your holiday the best.
This was our second stay and we'll definitely be back for the third. Honestly can't fault the place the staff are very helpful and the site is very clean and well respected by everyone there. Our kids loved it so can't think of anything better.
Really enjoyed our stay at the park after staying in a lodge down in the Glen. The lodge was really stunning - large, comfortable, clean and in a great relaxing location. The park itself has everything you need and is in good condition. We used the pool, parks, bar and restaurant and were impressed with it all. The staff were all really helpful and friendly, especially the girls in reception.
The Buchanan Family
Lovely park, stayed there many times. Perfect for my children.
The McGinty Family
What a great little site . We enjoyed the few days there in our motor home. It's clean, well staffed and those looking after us often went the extra mile to help out. Mummy and kids had a restful break. It's in our list of places to recommend to others. Thanks X
Great place, friendly and well kept.
Our experience of the park was excellent we had a great weekend, park is very clean and well kept staff were really helpful.
Enjoyed our first experience of a caravan holiday and would recommend Thurston Manor to anyone thinking about it. The caravan exceeded my expectations in terms of size, facilities and cleanliness and the staff were always helpful. Onsite facilities were good and plenty of local attractions to fill your day. Will definitely book again.
We like the quietness of our pitch on the park and the view we have. We find the facilities and the shop good and we love the hot bacon and egg sandwiches you make, it is a lovely service you provide. The staff are all really nice and we are happy here. Thank you to all at Thurston Manor!
Thurston Manor is ideally situated for family holidays and weekend visits as there is plenty to do in the area. The park is well laid out with space between caravans. The site is well maintained.
We enjoy our time in our holiday home at Thurston Manor so much so that we have upgraded our holiday home recently and intend to spend as much time as possible relaxing, socialising and visiting the areas around.
We always enjoy our breaks in our holiday home at Thurston Manor. Facilities on site are excellent, staff always friendly and helpful which in turn creates a relaxing break. The location is perfect for us as we enjoy coastal walks and journeys by car or rail to north England. Looking forward to many more visits.
Thurston Manor is an idyllic holiday home site with friendly staff and good facilities. The Lakeside is a quiet home away from home where you can enjoy relative peace and quiet or be at one with nature. The site is close to the capital and loads of places to see around the area. I still haven't visited all the sites after 3 years.
Miss T Hamilton
Thurston Manor is a real home away from home with excellent facilities and friendly staff.
Thurston Manor has everything you'll need for an exciting holiday. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It's the best park in the borders. I've been to them all but Thurston Manor came in 1st everytime!
Kelly Ann O'Donnell
Thurston Manor is a great place, in our short time there we have made a lot of new friends. It's great for relaxing and socialising. I've found all the staff to be great.
The park is well maintained and landscaped, giving a good impression when driving up to, and through the park gates. There is always plenty of staff on hand for help or inquiries, either at reception, the sales office or working around the park.
The Glen's peaceful & quiet even in school holidays. People on site are friendly & helpful. The shop is very handy & has plenty of things for the grandchildren. All staff are very friendly & helpful. All our visitors have been really impressed with the site and facilities.
I really enjoy my holiday home and have many life long friends that I've met here. I would recommend the site to family and friends. The site maintenance crew are always happy to help. The bar staff are great and the office and sales team are very accommodating.
Overall, Thurston Manor is a great place for a holiday with good entertainment.
Overall, a most enjoyable site which is kept to a reasonable standard and the staff are always friendly.
On the whole, Thurston Manor is a very pleasant place to spend the weekend - nice and relaxing! There's always plenty to do when we bring the grandchildren down.
Thurston Manor is a lovely park that's well maintained.
I love this site - the Glen is stunning!
Love going down to Thurston Manor - always good company a good friendly site!
I love spending time at the park meeting new people & catching up with friends we've made here. The staff are so friendly & helpful. There's plenty to do - entertainment, eating out, leisure facilities, walks & enjoying the countryside. Plenty of places to visit from coastal towns, many beaches & historical sights. Absolutely love it!
I have been an owner at Thurston Manor for around 18 years and always enjoy anytime spent there, as do my children and grandchildren. Now I have great grandchildren who want to go there.
I have been a holiday home owner at Thurston Manor coming up for 3 years and it is always friendly and clean. The onsite facilities are excellent and the shop and restaurant are reasonably priced. All in all we love this site and hope to stay for many years to come.
I became a holiday home owner at Thurston Manor in February 2015 and I am truly impressed with the park location, cleanliness and facilities. The staff are professional, polite and very knowledgeable and do all they can to support and help.
We've only had our caravan since March 2016 and have enjoyed every visit, which is most weekends! It's the perfect place to chill out and relax. We love Thurston Manor 🙂
Thurston Manor is a great place to stay and chill out.
Great place to have holiday. The staff are very pleasant and always helpful.
Great place for a short break, clean and tidy. Good food and drink that are priced accordingly, kids love going there and meeting new people.
Great location, excellent on-site facilities and very friendly staff.
Great family park, everyone is so friendly. Thurston Manor is always nice and clean.
From having a tourer, which I used 4 or 5 times a year, to buying my holiday home, which I now use as often as possible - I would recommend it. Thurston Manor is an excellent park for its location and landscape.
Excellent park with friendly staff and good facilities.
We enjoy spending time at our caravan where we have met great friends.
After buying our first lodge at Thurston Manor, we are over the moon with the siting and overall effort that was put into making it the perfect pitch.
A lovely laid out park where we spend every weekend.
The staff were very efficient and welcoming and the lodge exceeded our expectations.
The caravan I stayed in was fantastic and far exceeded my expectations. It had everything I needed and was extremely comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend this park or stay again in the future.
The Lamont party
I was totally surprised at the quality of the lodge accommodation that we had, it was amazing. Very spacious and clean with all of the facilities that you could need. We had a fantastic stay and will certainly be returning.
Brilliant, will definitely visit again, everyone was really friendly. The receptionist was really helpful and friendly.
Mrs L Towey
I was pleasantly surprised by the space we had in our caravan and also the condition of the caravan.
Really enjoyed our short break at Thurston Manor. Hopefully we will be back soon. All the staff we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. Food in Hunters Bar was very good too.
Lovely caravan on a beautiful site, everyone was friendly and very welcoming. Would definitely come back again.
The Bradley party
Karen and the team at reception were so friendly and professional. A happy team who met all requests. They had genuine interest in why we were using the lodge. Great customer service. Thanks to all at Thurston Manor.
Lovely accommodation on a peaceful site. Lovely stay and the beautiful lodge exceeded expectations.
Fabulous week from start to finish. Beautiful, peaceful, well kept site with great van. Very well equipped with snuggly duvets and fluffy towels too. All staff encountered were friendly and helpful. We'll be back!
First time we have stayed here and I give it 10/10. Excellent facilities - caravan superb and friendly helpful staff.
Mrs A Lironi
Spotless caravan with comfortable beds. Lovely and warm. Leisure area is great with reasonable prices for food & drink. Loved Muirs - very chilled. Free taxi up & back was great as we were in "The Glen". Only used it once as the walk was refreshing. We left this morning after eating your breakfast and it was delicious. See you soon!
We were very pleasantly surprised by the site, layout, comfort and cleanliness of the caravan. I didn't expect it to be so modern and luxurious. The grounds are immaculate. The reception staff were very efficient, friendly and welcoming and the site felt safe and secure. Thank you to all the team. 🙂
The staff onsite are fantastic! The reception and sales team were extremely helpful and the bar manager was fantastic and made us feel welcome.
The level of service I received was excellent and every staff member I spoke to was very friendly and welcoming. Karen at reception was helpful and Kathleen from the office was a good ambassador for Verdant Leisure.
It exceeded my expectations and the staff were really lovely and helpful. Well done guys keep it up.
The Mackenzie party
I loved Thurston Manor the minute I walked into the reception; the girls were fantastic. The ground staff were great and the bar staff were outstanding along with the kids club reps. The kids loved being there and will be back soon!
I came in my tourer, had a look at caravans & bought one as we loved the park that much! The sales team were absolutely fantastic, their friendly approach was amazing - they made us feel so welcome. They listened to what we wanted & came up with the goods, I will be recommending friends, family & all my customers!
All the staff are so genuinely welcoming, friendly and helpful, they are a credit to you. I would love to return. I also thought the grounds were pretty and very well maintained.
Excellent short break. Excellent facilities. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Wish we could have stayed for longer or came earlier in the season. Will be back for sure.
Very lovely spot to stay. Very close to lovely seaside towns.
I would like to commend the park and staff for the relaxed atmosphere, it didn't feel regimented and I think that made all the difference. Thank you!
We come to Thurston a lot over the summer with our caravan and we all love the touring field. The kids love going to the family room at night. We are due to visit again and we can't wait!
We have travelled from our home in Edinburgh to use our touring caravan for holidays at various sites in England & Scotland, but going just 30 miles to Dunbar, to get a great welcome & excellent facilities at Thurston Manor was a fantastic deal for us. We would recommend this site to everyone, young & old to use. It's remarkably clean & tidy.
Stayed at caravan parks before and not been overly impressed, but as soon as I walked into our caravan, the nice touch of it being warm and clean and tidy was a lovely surprise. All in all a lovely place and location - will be returning again thank you.
Outstanding site with fantastic facilities for tourers! Great for families and very baby friendly! Great value for money. Excellent entertainment and low cost for everything. Will be recommending and definitely returning.
We have been coming for the past three years and have always been impressed. A fabulous relaxing place, staff and guests very very friendly.
Excellent break away, the accommodation was amazing.
This was our first trip with our first tourer and everything went really well and we could not be happier. We will be back in the summer holidays.
We have enjoyed our stay - excellent location and the lodge is great. Overall the site and facilities are great, we would definitely come back to stay as so relaxing. Thank you!
The lodge was spotless. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the whole park. Reception staff were excellent. Very enjoyable stay, we will be back.
The staff are fantastic and are always ready to help and please us. They all looked after us and did it with a smile. Everyone has been so pleasant. Top marks to them all. Thank you so much for everything!
The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. Overall the site is very good, the bar and leisure facilities are very clean and tidy. Very friendly atmosphere from everyone we met. Regular owners were also very friendly.
Beautiful site, the accommodation was wonderful. We will definitely be visiting again. We had a fantastic holiday, thank you! We have already recommended it to friends and family.
We have booked again for Christmas, and no doubt I will recommend this park. I cant fault it in any way. It was the first Christmas we have been away from home and it was the best thing we have done - thank you!
Mrs Lisa White
On arrival we were greeted with very helpful staff. Our lodge was lovely, clean and warm. The scenery is stunning. All in all a lovely holiday experience and we will definitely be back.
Mr Alvin Inniss
Have been here the last couple of years and will be back again and again. Superb. Holiday fantastic, feel safe and very relaxing.