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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 285 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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Overall still a brilliant site, with great facilities & friendly staff 23/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The holiday park facilities
    Food
    Very reasonable
    Central location

    Disliked: 

    Mould in caravan, shower curtain round lights and in main bedroom which wasn't nice as we are travelling with a baby. No hover provided. Stayed in caravan 66 red zone.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Regarding the condition of the caravan you stayed in, our Head of Housekeeping has been informed.

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Perfect site can't wait to go back. 23/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alanna_p801227 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely little site, loved the chippy, the sports bar and club have a nice atmosphere!

    Disliked: 

    Wifi signal not the best or phone signal!

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Sea Views Swimming pool and Sauna 20/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_r463408 Confirmed

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

    Sea Views Swimming pool and Sauna

    Disliked: 

    Not your fault but noisy inconsiderate people next door.

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Great site for a family break. 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian C. Confirmed

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

    Variety of activities for children. Friendliness and efficiency of staff. Views from site. Dog friendly site. Swimming was a favourite with children. Peaceful, relaxed atmosphere.

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Clean friendly site. Brilliant staff with loads to do near by 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kerri K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Been coming to auchenlarie for years now. Love the place. So much to do on site. As well alot of suberb attractions near by. Cream of galloway is a personal favourite.

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Great location with great facilities 19/09/2017

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

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

    The views of the sea, clean toilet blocks

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Fantastic site with excellent facilities for couples and families. 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katrina R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Facilities such as swimming pool, gym, restaurant and bar. Entertainment. Provisions at pitch such as water and tv aerial connection. Cleanliness of park and facilities. Shop. Location. Access to beach. Local area

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Everything quiet pleasant and staff fantastic 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything quiet pleasant and staff fantastic

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brilliant site 14/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom pauline_b745950 Confirmed

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

    loved the site caravan was very clean and really nice shop on site was really good prices
    also night show on the saturday was fab and drinks were really reasonable

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Avoid if you want a good nights sleep 13/09/2017

gillianrossjagger

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful region, great swimming pool, well equipped shop

    Disliked: 

    1. Pitches are not allocated. If you are travelling with friends it is likely that you will not be able to pitch together
    2. Field is not well maintained. Incredibly boggy, with long grass
    3. Tent field backs onto a VERY busy A75. The noise is constant, day and night. At times we could not hear ourselves speak. If you want to sleep ear plugs are a must
    4. Toilet blocks are tired. Water at busy times lukewarm. Found lots of mould and fungi growing from showers - YUK
    5. Don't bother complaining because Debbie in Sales and Marketing does not take criticism well !!

From the manager...

Thank you for your review on yet another social media site. Your initial complaint was dealt with in a prompt and courteous manner. All your points were answered fully. I am sorry that it was not the response you expected. We were not able to offer a refund in this instance and understand your insistence on posting constant reviews.

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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

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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 4 weeks 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.

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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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