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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 kids' entertainers.

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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8.5

Overall rating based on 218 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Great site,excellent view on clear days, staff ready to help anytime 21/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ron M. Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    My wife and Myself have stayed at Auchenlarie Holiday Park about five times, we cannot fault any part of our holidays. The staff are very friendly and welcoming on arrival. The site is always clean and tidy. There is enough entertainment for all ages to be kept happy.

    Great place, we will always come back to Auchenlarie.

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The site itself is really nice, nice sea view's from ... 15/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert F. Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site itself is really nice, nice sea view's from caravan. The staff could not be more helpful, and nicely stocked shop. Had two takeaway's onsight and one full breakfast, food was good.

    Disliked: 

    Caravan. It was old witch we didn't mind for the price we paid for four nights, but it had been smoked in really heavily as it stank of smoke. We asked at reception if something could be done and by the time we walked back to caravan a member of the cleaning department pulled up at caravan and was on the case.So when we got back from our walk it was a lot better, as none smokers it was aubviously noticeable to us. We settled in but had to leave a day early as it got too much for my wife. If it wasn't for the smokers we would have stayed all week and really enjoyed our stay regardless of age of caravan.

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Would stay again, if upgrade on caravan available 14/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine W. Confirmed

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

    Caravan park excellent amenities, staff very friendly and lots to do out and about

    Disliked: 

    CARAVAN WAS FREEZING, only gas fire in living room no use for this time of year

From the manager...

Yes, unfortunately, it has been very cold. We don't guarantee holiday homes with central heating or double glazing for PitchUp - and it isn't possible through PitchUp to upgrade. However, if guests do find it too cold and if we can, we will offer an upgrade.

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The caravan was very basic and there was no option ... 14/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom yvonne_j140316 Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The caravan was very basic and there was no option to upgrade. The weather was really cold, windy and rain. We checked out a day early. This was due to young kids and how cold the caravan was. The site was really nice. Loads to do.

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Lovely location, fabulous scenery and friendly staff. 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vinny M. Confirmed

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

    The Scenery, the location, friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    The shower and toilet facilities were poorly maintained, water gathered in the shower room and toilets not overly clean and not enough of them for the size of the park.

    Some of the facilities were run down and needed updating, as did a lot of the hard standing pitches.

From the manager...

Thank you for posting your review. All comments are passed on to senior management. We can only continue to offer the best holiday experience to guests if we act on their comments.

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Friendly staff and well maintained 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kerry R. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful site well maintained fantastic views

    Disliked: 

    Price of WiFi
    Being charged extra for entertainment passed never done that before & been on plenty of this kind of holidays before.
    Some of the vans were very old and really should be updated.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. Our WiFi is managed by an outside provider, unfortunately, we have no control over what they charge. However, there is free WiFi in the public areas. Regarding entertainment passes, no, we don't include them but guests have the option of buying them or not. You can choose a daily, short-break or weekly pass to suit your particular needs.

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our 2nd visit here lovely caravan fantastic views friendly and ... 08/04/2018

dean_s265306 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    our 2nd visit here lovely caravan fantastic views friendly and helpful staff swimming pool was good daughter enjoyed the inflatable session takeaway was lovely again staff very friendly in there . kids entertainment was great Lindsey and Megan do a fantastic job with the kids and the adults entertainment both always happy and cheerful looking forward to returning as enjoyed so much that ive booked another 2 visits this year

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Lovely staff in all parts, great site, excellent toilet block. 08/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sinclair B. Confirmed

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

    Excellent location
    And great facilities

    Disliked: 

    Swimming pool was a little too cold
    Tent pitch had lots of stones on the grass

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Lovely time 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom margaret_g205639 Confirmed

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

    Family environment

    Disliked: 

    Weather, which cannot be changed

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The caravan, we stayed in, was very clean, tidy. Had ... 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mara A. Confirmed

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

    The caravan, we stayed in, was very clean, tidy. Had all the kitchen utensils you could use. The heating was working, the view from the caravan was amazing.
    The entertainment for children was lovely, the same for adults.
    The location was very good, the coach can drop you off and pick you up right in front of the site. This info for anybody who wants to leave their car, at home. In one word I was very pleased.
    By the way I forgot to mention, the food at the restaurant and take away was excellent.

    Disliked: 

    The swimming pool water was slightly cold, and I hope for next year it will be better. This is not going to stop me from going back. A big thank you for everything.

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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 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 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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