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Barlochan Holiday Park

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Heated outdoor pool

General

  • Friendly family 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

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 to 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

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.

No hen/stag parties 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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9.6

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Family friendly and good facilities with ample places to go and see xx 30/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff extremely friendly and helpful also site leaflets have helpful tips and ideas for things to do.

    Disliked: 

    Unlevel pitches

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Love it 28/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Billy L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    It was a lovely site and the owners are very lovely a friendly we will definitely return thank you

    Disliked: 

    The only thing was the shower block could do with being cleaned more regular mainly the floor

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Excellent site, staff were friendly and helpful. 27/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aimee-Leigh T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pool, swing park, games room, let us play football on TV. Clean showers and toilets.

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Excellent site with lots for the kids. Showers were amazing!!! 27/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How welcome we were made feel. Nothing was too much hassle which was lovely.

    Disliked: 

    The weather lol but that can’t be helped.

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The service offered by the staff was outstanding. Friendly, helpful ... 27/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom daniel r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The service offered by the staff was outstanding. Friendly, helpful and went above and beyond no matter what was asked of them, we're going again in july! My children especially enjoyed harry the horse by the front gate.

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Very friendly. 14/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United States Kevin K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly.

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Would visit again 25/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Oliver D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The staff were very helpfull and had a great knowledge of the surrounding areas, the location was tranquil and peacefull. The kids had an amazing time, all the children on the site played all day long on the onsite park which is right next to the touring area so never much out of sight. Brilliant place would definitely return.

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staff were excellent, do anything they can to make the ... 23/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    staff were excellent, do anything they can to make the stay enjoyable, the camp site is in a great location hence our second visit
    the pitch we had was ideal although i could be improved by installing water points to the pitches

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    no motorhome service point, would be a great addition to have a dedicated motorhome service point for grey water and fresh water

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Friendly staff, good facilities and beautiful surroundings. Can’t fault it ... 22/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mark h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly staff, good facilities and beautiful surroundings. Can’t fault it really.

    Disliked: 

    Move along please, as there’s nothing to see. All good and nowt’ bad.

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Clean and tidy place great staff really welcoming and loved the kids. 21/09/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All of it. Toilets and showers are great and clean.
    The pod was just right.
    Had a microwave and a kettle and fridge and washing up bowl and bin.
    We was so warm and cosy.
    Great walks a nice pool.
    And good games lounge and tv room.
    A cute shop.
    And loved the park for the kids.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 10.6 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 13.7 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 at Gigrin Farm in Rhayader, where the kites 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:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

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

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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.

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.

Accommodation and facilities are strictly non-smoking.

The swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays.

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