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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 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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9.2

Overall rating based on 82 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice site07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil B.Confirmed

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

    It was a nice quiet site facilities were good enjoyed the short stay

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Absolutely wonderful site, friendly staff and well maintained.06/06/2021

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

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

    This site is surrounded by countryside. It is soo peaceful and tranquil. The only sound you could hear were birds singing. The pods are basic but fantastic, really added to the feel of the place. The apex and family pods up at the top have by far the best position on the site. Was lovely at night to see all the children playing in the big open space and all the fires lit.
    The showers were hot and the facilities clean. The communal kitchen and undercover bbq are a great idea.

    The wardens were really lovely too.

    Disliked: 

    One of the staff told us that the site has just been sold, and that the new company plan to take it upmarket. I think this would really spoil it personally as it is the basic rustic vibe that makes this place really special, like a little corner of heaven.

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Peaceful and picturesque06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peaceful and picturesque

    Disliked: 

    Showers were not working for part of our stay

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Lovely rural and peaceful setting31/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly owner, woodland walks, good pitch and directions

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Fab site28/05/2021

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

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

    Lovely bloke on reception, so friendly and helpful. Site excellent, has shower block toilets, bbq undercover area along with communal kitchen with toaster, dishes and great washing up facilities. Couldn't fault it and will definitely stay again.

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Everything about this site was beautiful.28/05/2021

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

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

    Everything about this site was beautiful.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing.

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Very quiet and well kept site, facilities all good , …27/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarole S.Confirmed

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

    Very quiet and well kept site, facilities all good , Nice walk up to the old fort and even a couple of deer made an appearance! Lovely scenery .

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Slept well, nice and quiet. Facilities and site good but pods poor23/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean large site. Toilets clean and well maintained. Customer service good.

    Disliked: 

    Pods were very basically built. More like a big shed.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, good draining hardstand pitches17/05/2021

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

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

    Lovely peaceful site - ponds with wildlife - staff very helpful and friendly

    Disliked: 

    Very slightly disliked the toilet block it was a bit tired looking could do with a revamp however was very clean

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Nice quiet location with easy access to the surrounding countryside. …12/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTrevor R.Confirmed

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

    Nice quiet location with easy access to the surrounding countryside. Very good on site facilities facilities that were clean working. Site staff were friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

Communal fridge

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

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 55.0784°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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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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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Terms and conditions

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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