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Auchenlarie Holiday Park

8.9

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General

  • Family park with beach access and a private cove
  • Heated indoor pool, kids' club, leisure centre and solarium
  • Bistro restaurant, takeaway and two shops on site

First-class facilities, access to a beach with private cove, and with views over Wigtown Bay and miles of scenic Scottish countryside: there’s a lot to pick from at this gorgeous Galloway park, in an area where generations of holidaymakers have escaped to relax and unwind.

Guests of all ages will be sorted at family-friendly Auchenlarie Holiday Park: kids’ clubs and family entertainment are on hand for small fry; older kids and teenagers can get competitive at fun-filed The Zone amusement arcade and games room, and all ages can splash safely about in the heated indoor pool, which has a separate area for smaller swimmers.

The park’s craft activities will keep mini guests busy as the kids' club organises lots of options from face painting to making their own jewellery. These run in high season and please note that there may be a small charge for some activities.

The Auchenlarie team is also rightly proud of its smart leisure centre, which as well as the pool has a solarium for topping up tans, a sauna to relax in, and a fully-equipped gym. Guests can pay as they go for the use of these leisure facilities, or buy a daily or weekly pass on arrival for the park leisure and entertainment.

The Surfside bistro has both smashing sea views and a menu of drinks, snacks and meals for alfresco dining on the large terrace overlooking the bay, and the park also has a takeaway dishing up tasty fresh pizzas. A large, well-stocked convenience store has all the bits you need for self-catering, and there's also a smaller shop in the main complex area.

Elsewhere, have a spot of free sea fishing (bring your own equipment) down at the private cove during the day, head out to explore the area's fine walking and biking options, or sashay along to the Starlight Suite in the evenings for grownup merriment including live music nights.

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8.9

Overall rating based on 335 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

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The staff were pleasant and helped us with any enquiries09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShevaun r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    The staff were pleasant and helped us with any enquiries

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Excellent first trip away.05/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Excellent site with amazing sea views. Lovely food from restaurant and very friendly staff. Drink prices very reasonable. Lots of parks for the kids although not everything was open during our stay due to covid restrictions.

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was close to a very busy main road at the back of the site. So heard the traffic from early morning. Not enough to put us off returning here. Poor WiFi

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Will come back as we have been a couple of times.04/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarolyn C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Loved the new showers. Nice views.

    Disliked: 

    Hand dryers didn't work & showers ended up a bit of a mess as no mops for people to wipe down when finished.

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Lovely site, would definitely return.09/05/2021

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely site and really impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities. Great sized, level pitches. Beautiful beach with the kids and our dog loved. The food from Rob N Roll and the dessert truck was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced.

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An ideal holiday away from it all.09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna R.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely sea views. So handy for visiting other places.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike considering restriction due to pandemic. Will be back again shortly.

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Lovely clean toilets and showers and good sized pitches. Very …04/05/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely clean toilets and showers and good sized pitches. Very well kept site

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    The crows in the trees from 5am!

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Perfect location in a beautiful area. Shower block was spotlessly …03/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnne D.Confirmed

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

    Perfect location in a beautiful area.
    Shower block was spotlessly clean.

    Disliked: 

    The bins were not emptied often enough.

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Excellent site friendly staff and dog friendly love this site01/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarvey A.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    We go to Scotland to see my sister we try to stay at Auchenlarie holiday park because it’s only 12 miles away. Auchenlarie is a fantastic park every van we have stopped in has a sea view the site is very clean the staff are very friendly, and the park is dog friendly.

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    The A75 runs past the site and its very busy with wagons going to and from the Irish ferry nonstop all day and though the night

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Just stayed one night and found the site to be excellent for our needs01/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Views, showers and toilet block.

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Problem with designated caravan very quickly rectified .04/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Park. Cleanliness.friendly helpful staff. Easy to find. Covid measures all adhered to. Felt safe.

    Disliked: 

    Designated caravan had no blow heaters in.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Digital food/drink menus

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

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

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Luxury

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing 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

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 2EX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8433°N 4.2804°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 4.6 miles
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 26.6 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 30.0 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 47.9 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

Trad fans, pop fans, bibliophiles and foodies can indulge their passions easily in the area: many local pubs have regular traditional music sessions and the region has a good handful of festivals of all flavours including the Wigtown Book Festival and Stranraer Oyster Festival.

On the music front, tap your foot at the Galloway and Portpatrick folk festivals, both easy to get to from Auchenlarie, or go along to one of the folk clubs which meet regularly in Dalbeattie and Stranraer.

By day, dander around the rest of Dumfries and Galloway for a range of things to do like coastal strolling around Wigtown and Luce Bay, fishing, championship golf courses and blossoming at the county’s public gardens and their exotic specimens flourishing in Galloway’s mild climate.

Logan Botanic Garden on the Rhins of Galloway is filled with southern hemisphere plants and palm trees; take a hike up the park’s hill afterwards for views to take your breath away over the Rhins to the Galloway Hills.

Red deer, wild goats and red kites are a few sights to see in nearby Galloway Forest Park to the north of Auchenlarie, Britain’s biggest forest park at 300 square miles, and with forest trails, lochside cycle paths, wildlife centres, horse-riding and mountain biking all to hand/hoof.

The 24-mile Red Kite Trail around Loch Ken is level enough for cycling and has six outdoor viewing points, four hides and a visitor centre with CCTV open in summer; if you’d like to look skywards by night, Galloway Forest Park is the only Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of only four in the world.

Dazzle your little darlings at the award-winning Creetown Gem Rock Museum, a jewel of an attraction near Newton Stuart with gemstones, crystals, rocks and fossils on display, interactive exhibits and the glow of the Crystal Cave. It’s one of several museums in Dumfries and Galloway including the Museum Newton Stewart, telling the history of the county, and the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries, telling the story of the bard.

To see historical sights on site, there are castles, abbeys and vintage buildings all around, such as Cardoness, Carsluith and Threave castles, Dundrennan Abbey, the motes of Mark and Urr, and towers at Drumcoltran and Orchardton.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (27.9 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:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  5 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  9 a.m.

Auchenlarie Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Holidays may be postponed to another date subject to management decision.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Auchenlarie 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 Auchenlarie Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Auchenlarie Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Auchenlarie Holiday Park? Trad fans, pop fans, bibliophiles and foodies can indulge their passions easily in the area: many local pubs have regular traditional music sessions and the region has a good handful of festivals … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Auchenlarie Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  5 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  9 a.m.
    Read more

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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
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 3 day(s) before your arrival.

Coronavirus
Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
The fitness centre is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The kids' club is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Extras
Facilities/activities including Entertainment, Swimming Pool, Gym, Soft Play area & certain kids clubs are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 07/02 and 30/10.
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.
The bar is open between 07/02 and 30/10.
The games room is open between 07/02 and 30/10.
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.
The restaurant is open between 07/02 and 30/10.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 07/02 and 30/10.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

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

Pool
Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 07/02 and 30/10.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 5 a.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
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

There are charges for entertainment and for the use of the leisure facilities:
£2 refundable deposit for golf equipment and round of mini golf charged at £3.20 for adults and £1.85 children. Swimming is free of charge (at peak times a 45-minute session limit will apply). There is a £1 non-refundable charge for the swim locker.

Use of the gym is charged at £3.95 per session (over 16s only).

The solarium is charged at 80p per minute (over 18s only).

The soft play is free for under sevens.

The kids' club in high season is free of charge; however some of the daily activities may incur a small fee.

Pool Hire: £31.00
Pool Party: £36.00

Entertainment passes:

Low season (includes 10/02/17 - 02/04/17, 14/04/17 - 29/06/17, 02/09/17 - 12/10/17):
Adult (17+): daily £4.20, short break (up to 4 days) £7.30, weekly £9.85, fortnightly £11.40
Child (4 - 16): daily £2.65, short break £3.90, weekly £5.25, fortnightly £5.50
Children under 4 years of age go free.

High season (includes 03/04/17 - 13/04/17, 30/06/17 - 01/09/17, 13/10/17 - 31/10/17):
Adult (17+): daily £5.25, short break £8.30, weekly £10.35, fortnightly £12.95
Child (4 - 16): daily £3.30, short break £4.75, weekly £6.00, fortnightly £6.80
Children under 4 years of age go free.

Please note that the electric sockets on site are the standard 16-amp blue type. Adapters are available for both touring caravans and the three-pin used by tents; please ask at reception. A deposit of £25 is required for each adapter.

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