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Barnsoul Caravan Park

9.3
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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 toliet 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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Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 64 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Fantastic site, clean and welcoming.28/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard d.Confirmed

  • Apex camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Despite the poor weather we had a great time,. The site is exceptionally well run by the warden who was more than helpful. . Facilities are cleaned regularly and checked several times a day. For the price we paid to stay for two nights in a pod it was a bargain. I would recommend it without question. We will certainly go back soon and enjoy the outdoors a little more as this site is in a beautiful location.

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Couldn’t fault it nothing was too much trouble for Mike the warden.27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
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    Relaxing, clean, excellent facilities, warden was helpful

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Defo worth a trip with loved ones19/10/2020

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

  • Apex camping pod
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    Site was kept clean and tidy not one bit of rubbish. Showers and toilets and bins cleaned regular. Logs brought to cabin when needed cannot ask for a nicer manager so helpful and couldnt do enough for you will defo be back but build some lodges with hottubs as the scenery is out of this world.

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Great site, and will be returning for another break soon16/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSherri V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
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    The site was lovely, the warden's were very friendly and helpful. The pod was very well equiped with fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. The pod also had a heater which was handy in the evening to take the chill off, and also had a drinking water, tap outside which was a welcomed asset. With a picnic bench and fire pit outside each pod it really did make evenings infront of the fire very relaxing and enjoyable. Within our area we also had a communal BBQ and large log benches. The showers where a short walk from our area however we did have a toilet block which was handy rather than having to walk to the main amenities area.The site also had shower block, laundrette, kitchen with hobs and an under cover BBQ area in the main amenities area. Over all loved it.

    Disliked: 

    Very minor, but only one toilet had a working lock in the toilet block within our area. This wasn't a major issue as the toilets were never busy anyway.

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Fire pit16/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStewart S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
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    Fire pit

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    No shop

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Friendly staff, great fire pit and picnic table, outside tap was good.13/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarie m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
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    Quiet and peaceful location, accommodation has everything you need.toilets cleaned regularly.Great for star gazing.

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Good location and quiet10/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChelsey A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Good location and quiet

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Great site with good walks and friendly, helpful warden05/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames F.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Warden is a mind of information and really cares about the area and the visitors. A great guy who alone makes a visit a pleasure. Loved the site of the fort and the walks.Great site top-level clean and we'll looked after.

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    Nothing

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A really lovely quiet site with beautiful surroundings28/09/2020

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

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful and beautiful site

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    Nothing

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Clean basic facilities in quiet location with walking/cycling close by25/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave F.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Nice secluded location in pleasant countryside. Nice flat hard standing with electric and water close-by. A short walk to the toilet block and showers both kept adequately clean with plenty of hand sanitiser about. Pleasant walk round the wooden area following map supplied, including walking up to old Fort site is came to 2.5 miles. Maps of local mountain bike routes were on notice board. If a road cyclist You can head to Dumfries where you can pick up the National Cycle route 7. Site had a hosepipe to refill water close to the chemical toilet waste, there were also a few other water points scattered about the site.

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    Unfortunately due to the length of my motorhome I was unable to drain my grey water into the ground drain straight from my van due to the drain being too close to the wall and gas storage area, the manager was aware of this problem-so you will need a waste water trolley when visiting. Also care must be taken if you have a road bike, as the road leading into the site is unmade and covered in loose gravel.

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Portaloo

Pub toilets

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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

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Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

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Location

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  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 9SQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.0784°N 3.7636°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dumfries: Whitesands Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 12.0 miles
Lockerbie Coach Stop — 16.4 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 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 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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  • What attractions are near Barnsoul Caravan Park? 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… … Read more
  • 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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  • How much does it cost to stay at Barnsoul Caravan Park? From £23 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

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.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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