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Auchenlarie Holiday Park

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General

  • Family park a mile from the beach
  • Heated indoor pool, kids' clubs, leisure centre and solarium
  • Bistro restaurant, takeaway and two shops on site

First class facilities, soaringly high standards, a mile from the beach 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 holidaymakers have flocked forth for generations.

Guests of all sizes will be sorted at five-star Auchenlarie Holiday Park: kids’ clubs and family entertainment are on hand for small fry; older kids and teenagers can get competitive in 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 from T-shirt printing and building their own bears to making jewellery; the kids’ club runs in high season and is mainly free, with a small charge occasionally made for some of the daily activities.

The Auchenlarie team is also rightly proud of its bang up to date leisure centre, which as well as the pool has a solarium for topping up tans and a fully-equipped gym. Guests can pay as they go for whatever activity they want to try, or buy a daily or weekly pass on arrival for the park leisure and entertainment.

A bistro restaurant with smashing sea views is handily on site for drinks, snacks and meals, and the park also has a Surfside takeaway, a large, well-stocked convenience store and a smaller shop in the main complex area.

Elsewhere, have a spot of free sea fishing (bring your own equipment) during the day, or sashay along to the Starlight Suite later for regular merriment including cabaret and children’s entertainers.

(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.)

Please note

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

Leisure and entertainment facilities are subject to extra charges. For full information please read the terms and conditions under the 'Policies' tab.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 256 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Good 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clare B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Good area very close to the beach.

    Disliked: 

    How close tent pitches was to the main roads. So very loud through the night with lorry passing. Toilet could of been cleaned a little more often as it was wet so very dirty at times.

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Looking forward for our next Holiday 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charina b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    We enjoyed all the facilities, the scenery is breath taking especially on our caravan just facing the beach, very good value for money, we love to come back and book the same caravan, lots of things to do and places to entertain our kids..

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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pitch location,toilet block gets cleaned regular,happy kids,electric hook up,swimming pool ... 22/08/2017

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

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

    pitch location,toilet block gets cleaned regular,happy kids,electric hook up,swimming pool on site.

    Disliked: 

    the play zone with the arcades really really run down machines all turned off because they don't get maintained,machines not accepting coins,2p drop down machine all jammed up with coins and no one there to fix but site happy for kids to put coins into broken machines.

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How on earth has this dirty site got a 5* rating ?? 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom victoria_m315756 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful views
    Dogs allowed in sports bar (although didn't take advantage of myself, good to know it was an option for bad weather)
    Separate field to let dogs off leads for a run
    Wifi (although hit/miss)

    Disliked: 

    No mop in bathroom - dirty wet floors
    Dirty site - litter everywhere
    No recycling bins
    Awful food on site - poor quality & overpriced. £5.50 for a small portion of greasy deep fried oven chips & a greasy smoked sausage. Wouldn't give it the dog !!
    Shop on site packs quality products - couldn't string a half decent meal together. And over priced.
    Swimming pool tiny
    Nothing for miles and miles - misleading adverts
    No phone/data signal. Do you have blockers?

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Site was kept spotless by hardwiring grounds staff. 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The park was well laid out with loads of other families for the children to play with. Where we were was only a five minute walk from all the facilities. The staff were brilliant with the kids when we went to the arcades.

    Disliked: 

    Kids didn't like having no wifi for the week. But then that wasn't a problem as they're was plenty of things to keep them busy.

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Very nice site lots of things to do , staff ... 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adele B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Very nice site lots of things to do , staff very friendly and helpful

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excellent site with friendly staff 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lucy t. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Caravan excellent value for money, spacious, clean and well equipped. Staff on the site are always friendly and helpful. Takeaway really nice particularly the pizzas and shop good value. Loads to do in local area

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site. Lots to do with young children. 18/08/2017

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

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

    facilities, location, staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Clean. Alot to do 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom shelley_k178562 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the site alot to do with the kids and also entertainment on every night of some kind.also site very clean .

    Disliked: 

    The pitch we were on went down hill so was a bit hard to level off cooker and stuff to cook as everything slid down. There was level ground on other side but was full

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Very picturesque site, excellent views. Friendly and helpful staff. 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom emma_s261671 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    There is things to do for young and old alike.

    Disliked: 

    Not allocated a pitch on arrival. All hard standing pitches were full and we ended up in the tent field. But was able to move the next day, when spaces became available.

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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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Groups 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

Large (51-200 pitches)

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


From the south (M6)
Turn off at junction 45 (Gretna) on to the A75 towards Dumfries. Approximately an hour and a half later, Gatehouse of Fleet is signposted on the right and Auchenlarie Holiday Park is a further 5 miles along. The park is signposted on the left.

From the north (M74)
Exit to Dumfries (A75) then travel to Gatehouse of Fleet along the A75.

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, Flavour Fortnight and the Wickerman Festival at Dundrennan every July.

More folksily, 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:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Auchenlarie Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

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. 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.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

General
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.

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

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 7s.
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.

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