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Barlochan Holiday Park: Heated outdoor pool

General

  • Friendly family country park on a terraced hillside with estuary views
  • Coarse fishing loch and woodland and coastal walks nearby
  • Heated outdoor pool, playground and games and TV room

Get on your bike for some splendid Scottish mountain biking – and coarse fishing, forest strolls and spectacular scenery, all close to the coast in Dumfries and Galloway.

A short and scenic amble from the old fishing village of Palnackie is Barlochan Holiday Park, overlooking the tidal estuary of the Urr Water towards Kippford and the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The stunning scenery of Rockcliffe Bay is a few miles along the coast.

Palnackie is the starting point for the circular peninsula walk following the Urr and Heston estuaries for excellent island views, a hidden beach and the historic Orchardton Tower. A stay at Barlochan will also have you within four miles of the famed 7stanes mountain bike route at Dalbeattie (and 17 miles from Mabie's), and right next to a Sustrans cycle route passing the park entrance. The hugely scenic Screel Hill Walk and coarse fishing at Barwhanny Loch are close by too.

Barlochan is a family-friendly site on a terraced hillside among green and serene surroundings. It has a seasonal heated outdoor pool, a TV and games room, a small shop and a play park, alongside amenities of toilets and hot showers, and a launderette with washing machines and tumble dryers. Chemical disposal and gas cylinders are both available.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 26/05 and 28/08 (subject to weather conditions).

The broadband service at the park may at times be slow, intermittent or unavailable.

The swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 17 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  73% described as Peaceful ?

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Hardly saw any staff29/09/2021

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  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilets clean

    Disliked: 

    The park had nothing on it no games room shower step too high for many disabled

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Lovely, clean site with fab facilities.16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Showers and toilets. Proximity to Palnackie. Very quiet. Lots to do and see locally.

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A lovely small site for those seeking a quiet stay16/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCheryl G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet site, small designated area for fully serviced pitches with plenty of space between pitches which meant no over crowding and not on top of each other. Shower block very clean at all times of the day, site is very well maintained. Curfew at night worked well too

    Disliked: 

    Due to Covid the small shop was not being stocked up which was a shame but not a big issue

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Book and go to this site. It’s perfect for family friendly camping15/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything - quiet - pleasant - easy walking distance to some beautiful scenery - clean site - heated outdoor pool for kids - dog facilities. Flexible managers who were very understanding about giving us some time to dry the awning on the final day. Can’t fault it. We will be back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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I’d happy return , had a great few days13/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean site, nice pitches and facilities.

    Disliked: 

    The pool area was partially blocked off for maintenance which was a bit messy. That said the pool was well kept and cleaned and checked morning and night .

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Nightmare would definitely advise anyone to give it a miss08/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nothing really

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    The whole site, it was run down, everything on the site except the games room was closed, we never even seen a member of staff during our stay. The games room was filthy and what was in it was unusable. The laundry facilities were out of order. The ladies showers were in need of a good clean and the shop/ reception was empty except for dust. The pool was closed but the area around it was derelict. On our first night there was a problem with the electricity.due to a faulty pylon. Although this wasn’t the fault of the site we paid for an electric pitch and had no electricity until about ten pm. No one even had the decency to inform us, we only knew what was going on because the people next to us told us. In the twelve months we have been using our campervan this site has been the most expensive and the worst site we have stayed on. Awful experience!!

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Fab site clean facilities lovely staff04/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Had an amazing time lovely site will definitely book again

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Excellent park, very clean, toilets and showers also spotless31/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Swimming pool, playpark, football pitches

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Was OK for families, but would not book again,22/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    OK for children, if the liked swimming and play park,

    Disliked: 

    Not much room for sitting outside caravan, the games room was open but you couldn't play with anything as everything was closed. I was told that I owed £17.40, so I paid them when we arrived but on checking my back account I was charged full amount so didn't owe anything, I spoke the the guy but he took a note and said he spoke with the woman and she would deal with it, phoned every day and left voice message but still no response. Shower slow running away, had to turn it off and on getting washed so as not to flood the place. Bins not clearly marked for recycling, people were just putting in any bins.

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Had such a great stay at Barlochan. Was there in …18/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAli W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Had such a great stay at Barlochan. Was there in a touring caravan with my 3 year old daughter, we both absolutely loved the outdoor pool and were treated to some incredible weather. Local area was beautiful and the locals very friendly. Park felt really safe and all facilities were excellent. Will be back.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 1PF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8958°N 3.8436°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Carlingwark Street — 4.6 miles
Carlingwark Street — 4.6 miles
Village — 9.7 miles
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Maryport Rail Station — 18.9 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 19.2 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 34.5 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 52.2 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

From coastal walks to castles, museums to monasteries to mountain biking, there's stacks to do around here whatever floats your Scottish holiday boat.

As well as the circular walk from Palnackie around the Urr and Heston estuaries, you could also trek the trails in Doach Wood three miles away and Mabie Forest 13 miles away, or take the Almorness Point Walk, reachable in seven miles. Wanders of a different nature can be had around Sulwath Brewers, eight miles away at Castle Douglas.

If you're hankering after ornithology days, the reserve at RSPB Mersehead is the place to spy snipe, lapwings, curlews and redshanks around its Wetland Trail (and huge flocks of barnacle and pink-footed geese getting ready here for their long journey north). There's also the Red Kite Feeding Station just outside Laurieston, where the birds swoop down to be fed each day.

The 16th-century tower house of Drumcoltran Tower is nine miles away near Kirkgunzeon; also take a trip to the 14th-century island fortress of Threave Castle 10 miles away; the one-acre walled garden and rose areas of Threave Gardens, and the 13th-century Cistercian monastery of Sweetheart Abbey, 15 miles away at New Abbey.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (10.3 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (14.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (24.8 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (28.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  9 a.m.

Barlochan Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Barlochan Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Barlochan Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Barlochan Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Barlochan Holiday Park? From coastal walks to castles, museums to monasteries to mountain biking, there's stacks to do around here whatever floats your Scottish holiday boat. As well as the circular walk from Palnackie around … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Barlochan Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  9 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Barlochan Holiday Park? From £28 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m..

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 26/05 and 28/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Children aged 15 years or under are not allowed to use the pool unless supervised by a parent/guardian (aged 16 or over).

Quad bikes, mini mopeds, scooters and any other motorised off-road or farming vehicles are not permitted at the park.

The swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays.

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