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Barnsoul Caravan Park

9.2

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General

  • Wildlife haven overlooking a pond in over 300 acres of woodland
  • Woodland paths and trails for nature spotting on site
  • Six miles from Dumfries and near the 7stanes MBT trails

Wildlife watchers, walkers and small folk will find this roomy woodland Dumfries and Galloway park a right tonic for tired souls: it's got plenty of peaceful places to stay, plus fishing in the mill pond… and scores of species to spot including deer, foxes, red squirrels and over a hundred species of bird (some are rare, so don’t get twitchy if you don’t see them all).

Surrounded by a working farm and almost 300 acres of wooded parkland, Barnsoul Caravan Park has woodland paths and trails for the determined nature spotter; kids can get in on the action too by using the park’s Wildlife Spotter and Barnsoul Trail activity sheets. (Make it a condition that they have to fill in the sheets before you let them loose on the Big Wood natural playground: it’ll give them a nice dollop of motivation.)

Facilities are plentiful: a modern campers’ kitchen, picnic benches, shower block (with individual cubicles, vanity unit and free hot water), chemical toilet disposal points, a launderette and an outside drying area.

Still too much energy from the junior guests? Barnsoul is only six miles from Dumfries and within easy driving distance of the 7Stanes mountain bike centres. Grownups might also like to know that the park is four miles from Crocketford with a village shop and two hotels for meals, and that there are sizeable supermarkets in Dumfries.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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9.2

Overall rating based on 130 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  86% described as Peaceful ?

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We love the whole layout that barnsoul offers. We yearly …25/10/2021

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  • Apex camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We love the whole layout that barnsoul offers. We yearly visit this site and mountain bike the 7 staines trails around the area.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches21/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Liked the friendly welcome. Facilities are good although we were very late in the season for an overnight stay and some building work had started but we were made aware of this on booking. Quiet (apart from the bull and cows) country location but not too far from Dumfries.
    Good location for exploring this lovely part of Scotland

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It is located in a very nice landscape.12/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnita D.Confirmed

  • Apex camping pod
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    It is located in a very nice landscape.

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Site was very peaceful and not too busy. Amenities were …27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie D.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Site was very peaceful and not too busy. Amenities were brilliant, had everything you needed, and more! Very welcoming. Dave the Warden was amazing, nothing too much bother for him and he helped us on a few occasions at a time in need.
    This was our first time using our motorhome. The location and facilities were fabulous.

    Disliked: 

    Only drawdown was that our Tourer pitch had really bad TV signal, however, we did manage to survive without the TV but would have been great for the kids especially when the weather wasn't always that great.
    Maybe would have been much more enjoyable for the kids if there was some indoor activity/leisure amenities for them.
    WiFi not available, however we still managed a 4G connection.

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Easy to find, nice place with plenty of room, nice dog walking area.27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoss M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Dog walking area, friendly check in staff who were more than happy to help with leads for power hook up, scenery was nice

    Disliked: 

    Showers were freezing cold, bathrooms could have been a little cleaner as could the showers.

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Only stayed one night but very warm welcome on arri27/09/2021

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  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Friendly reception on arrival. Clean facilities

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Would go again25/09/2021

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  • Apex camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Such a warm and friendly welcome.
    Quiet, beautiful and peaceful location.
    Site well kept. Variety of accommodation on the site, hard standing. Tents. Vans. Pods. Caravans.

    Disliked: 

    Shower blocks a bit dated and a distance from the pods.
    Quite remote site with no local amenities.

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Brilliant sky at night site with great staff and facilities.24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Brilliant location with excellent facilities

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An excellent site in a good location with plenty of space.23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan G.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely site, plenty of space and excellent walks close by.

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5*23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGwyn C.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Very well organised site with good facilities, both managers were very helpful and welcoming - a 5* site.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 9SQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.0783°N 3.7637°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitesands — 5.9 miles
Whitesands — 5.9 miles
Carlingwark Street — 11.8 miles
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Lockerbie Rail Station — 16.6 miles
Annan Rail Station — 20.9 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 41.3 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 44.8 miles

Directions


Please do not follow directions from your satnav by using this postcode as it takes you on a very narrow, windy road.

Coming from north, east or south:
From the A74(M), follow all road signs to Dumfries. Once at Dumfries, follow the ring road and continue towards Stranraer on the A75. Heading out of Dumfries, keep on the A75 for approximately four miles.
When you will see a sign for Shawhead take this turning to the right off the A75 and follow the road. You will pass the primary school on your left; carry on up to a T-junction. Turn right. Follow this road for approximately 50 yards and turn left. Follow this road over a small bridge, and continue for about a mile up to our entrance on the left.

Coming from west:
Follow the A75 to Dumfries. Once through a village called Crocketford, continue for approximately 2.5 miles then come off the A75, by taking the turning for Shawhead (there will be a snack van on your right, on the A75).
Follow the road towards Shawhead. You will pass the primary school on your left; carry on up to a T-junction. Turn right. Follow this road for approximately 50 yards and turn left. Follow this road over a small bridge, and continue for about a mile up to our entrance on the left.

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

Dalscone Farm Fun and Mabie Farm Park are both within 15-20 minutes’ drive of Barnsoul and have friendly farm animals as well as play areas and trampolines, plus quad bikes at Mabie… Also in the area there’s the Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre: if you think that sounds ice cream-like, you’d be spot on, as this is a visitor centre dedicated to the award-winning local sweet treat and has an ice cream experience, farm tours, adventure playground and more quad bikes.

Once you've sampled all the treats, work off some of the calories at the Galloway Activity Centre and the Laggan Outdoor Centre, where watersports, grass sledging and waterballing are within 40 minutes’ drive.

More sedate and grownup activities can be had with trips to fourteenth-century Threave Castle with its accompanying house and gardens, or mooching round the market towns of Castle Douglas, Annan and Kirkcudbright. Castle Douglas is a famous foodie village that's well worth a trip if you haven’t yet filled up on ice cream, with about 50 businesses involved in the local trade.

And you've not even got to the mountain biking yet…There are five of the 7stanes trails in Dumfries and Galloway and more trails at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. (It's recommend that you don't tackle these while full of chocolate or Galloway ice cream though…)

Must see

  • Robert Burns Centre (5.8 miles)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (14.5 miles)
  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (28.2 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Customers for on-site accommodation units should visit reception on arrival to collect their keys.

Barnsoul Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Barnsoul Caravan 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • When can I check in and check out of Barnsoul Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.

    Customers for on-site accommodation units should visit reception on arrival to collect their keys.

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