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Brighouse Bay Holiday Park

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General

  • Spacious family and pet-friendly park with a country park feel
  • Indoor pool, café, lounge bar, amusement room and fitness room
  • Sandy beach, 18-hole golf course, fishing, pony treks and more

If the kids say they’re bored at Brighouse Bay Holiday Park at Kirkcudbright on the Dumfries and Galloway coast, you might want to send them home.

Sublime sea views, heaps of on-site activities, six fishing ponds, a private beach and around 1200 acres of also-sublime countryside walks on the doorstep are all here all year round, tucked on a secluded and peaceful peninsula with views over the Irish Sea – this is possibly the most viewsome round of golf you’ll ever play (before you read on, see for yourself from the site pics). It's pretty spectacular by night too, as the setting among Galloway's dark skies means the stargazing here is stellar: the subdued lighting on site means you can see it all at its best.

Pretty much everything you could want is on site or very close by: if golf at the 18-hole Brighouse Bay Holiday Park championship course or free coarse fishing doesn’t float your boat, wander over the working livestock farm, along the coast (camera very much essential), through acres’ worth of signposted hikes through the local woodland… or launch a kayak from the bay’s all-tide slipway or a boat onto the pond, take the kids for a pony trek, angle for sea fish from the rocks or just sit and drink in the views with a drink from the on-site lounge bar…

If the weather should be less than co-operative during your stay, stay undercover at the park’s Jacuzzi, steam room, fitness room, indoor pool with separate splashing area for toddlers or indoor amusement room with mini 10-pin bowling; once the weather starts co-operating again, roll along to the all-weather bowling green. (Weather forecasts, news and essentials like Facebook and the like can be checked via the free wifi at the Brighouse Bay Holiday Park café.)

Also on site – yes, there’s more – the well-stocked shop keeps guests sorted for essentials and the licensed bistro serves hot and cold meals and snacks to have there or in the family lounge bar (both are licensed).

Environmentally-friendly and award-winning Brighouse is teeming with wildlife and has been set up to have a country park feel. This extends to picking your pitch wherever tickles your fancy: by the up to date clean facilities, beside the play area to keep out a beady eye, or tucked away in a quiet corner of the touring field. Wardens are on site if you need any help or info during your stay.

Also on site are two amenities blocks with ensuite cubicles for families, plus separate ladies and gents' sections in the larger block. One block is open in winter and is centrally heated; both have laundry and dishwashing facilities.

Feeling just a tad bamboozled by all the options on offer? Make a visit to reception your first stop, where staff can offer suggestions on what to do and see in the surrounding area while you stock up on leaflets, maps and gifts.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Swimming pool: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £3.00 per adult and £2.00 per child per session.

Facilities/activities including all-weather bowling green, family putting green, golf course, driving range, golf buggy hire, swimming pool, toddlers pool, hot tub, steam room, fitness room, amusement room and mini ten-pin bowling, slipway are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/02 and 31/12.

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

During the winter period (from 01/11 to 31/03), the leisure club is closed Monday to Thursday and open reduced hours during the weekend. Throughout January, it is closed.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 133 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 
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Had a great spot to camp close to the swimming and golf great staff. 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stewart W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything my daughter loved the driving range.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Lots to do . Very well maintained site with good ... 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paula G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lots to do . Very well maintained site with good amenities

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Good campsite with really good amenities and location 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris r. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent location for campsite, really enjoyed the beach and the driving range. Kids loved the sandy beach. Good shop and the Bistro was reasonable for food and price.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy fellow campers with the hoardes of noisy kids - although they were put to bed at 10pm - Unfortunately the adults then thought it OK to make as much noise until 2am each night even after trying to reason with them and a very young fellow camper screaming with fright and crying from midnight until 1 am - the camp staff were informed the next day and it stopped - Well done.

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Excellent site and excellent pitching areas! Will be back again 😊 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Celena M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Liked the set up of the pitches. Each was a bit secluded. Nice quiet site. Very clean with nice grass!

    Disliked: 

    Didn't dislike anything really.

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Leisure Centre; only place with good wifi reception. Shower facilities ... 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bill M. Confirmed

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

    Leisure Centre; only place with good wifi reception.
    Shower facilities very good, cleaned everyday
    Nearby beach, good walks
    Staff at reception and leisure centre were very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Poor wifi reception around park.

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A great stay with good choice of pitches, helpful staff, good facility 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Roderick H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good level pitch. Decent shop. Friendly and helpful staff. Facilities (showers, toilets) seemed good but in a 2 night stay we didn't make much use of them.

    Disliked: 

    Flies. Not the site's fault but do take fly spray.

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Excellent site. We will certainly be back 29/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch (TV aerial)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site is well laid out, clean and relaxing. The walk through the woods was very calm and interesting.

    Disliked: 

    Whilst the shower and toilets were clean, they were showingslight signs of age. They could do with a good deep clean and some minor revamp.

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Everything. The Brighouse Bay is a brilliant campsite 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom marcin_k688866 Confirmed

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

    Everything. The Brighouse Bay is a brilliant campsite

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Clean and tidy site 19/06/2017

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

  • Electric mixed touring pitch (TV aerial)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was spotless no litter or dog mess anywhere .good dog walks and nice bar.

    Disliked: 

    Only thing l can think off was the trouble getting pegs into ground on hardstandings.

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Very good site clean facilities freindly staff 14/06/2017

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

  • Electric mixed touring pitch (TV aerial)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good size pitch close to shower and toilet
    Clean tidy site

    Disliked: 

    No entertainment at clubhouse on Saturday night
    Not keen on unisex toilet and shower block

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

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

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Borgue Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG6 4TS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7874°N 4.1293°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 6.9 miles
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
Train stations
Workington Rail Station — 24.9 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 25.3 miles
Harrington Rail Station — 25.6 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 36.6 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 53.4 miles

Directions


From the nearest information centre
From Kirkcudbright Tourist Information Centre take the A755, signposted Gatehouse of Fleet, west for half a mile. Turn left onto the B727 signposted Borgue and after 4 miles turn left at Brighouse Bay signpost. The park is 2 miles in, behind the wood on the right of Brighouse Bay.

Getting there by railway
From Dumfries railway station take the A75 towards Stranraer and approximately 22 miles from Dumfries, 4 miles west of Castle Douglas, take the A711 to Kirkcudbright. In the centre of Kirkcudbright turn left onto the A755, signposted Gatehouse of Fleet, and drive for half a mile, turning left onto B727 signpost. The park is 2 miles in behind the wood on the right of Brighouse Bay.

Getting there by aeroplane
From Prestwick Airport take the A77 to Ayr then onto the A713 through Dalmellington, New Galloway and Parton towards the A75 at Castle Douglas (approximately 45 miles from Ayr). Turn right onto the A75 towards Stranraer for approximately 5 miles then take the A711, signposted Kirkcudbright. In the centre of Kirkcudbright turn left onto the A755, signposted Gatehouse of Fleet, and drive for half a mile, turning left onto the B727 signposted Borgue. After 4 miles turn left at Brighouse Bay signpost.

By ferry:
From Cairnryan take the A77 and then the A75 towards Dumfries. Approximately 45 miles on, on the Gatehouse of Fleet Bypass, take the A755 towards Kirkcudbright. After approximately 4 miles Brighouse Bay Holiday Park is signposted to the right, follow the signs and they will take you all the way to the park.

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

Fancy a canter? Brighouse Bay Trekking Centre is adjacent to Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, offering horse riding for all ages and abilities (weather dependent and seasonal) from fully trained staff; ask at the holiday park reception for details.

Elsewhere, Dumfries and Galloway is packed with pursuits for all ages and interests – and it must be pointed out here that the ice cream and nature trails of the Cream O’Galloway ice cream factory are a mere 15 minutes away…

Also nearby – how clever is Galloway as a visitor destination – the Cocoabean Company at Kirkcudbright has interactive children’s workshops and a chocolate shop (hurrah) alongside well-equipped and roomy indoor and outdoor play areas.

While in town, kick around the grounds of sixteenth century Maclellans Castle in the centre of Kirkcudbright, and have a look at Broughton House & Garden, former home of one of the Glasgow Boys EA Hormel and housing a huge collection of works by Robert Burns (painter, not poet Rabbie).

At Gatehouse of Fleet, about nine miles to the north-west from Kirkcudbright, the Mill on the Fleet art gallery holds regular exhibitions and events like literary launches and talks; follow up a morning here with an afternoon at fifteenth century Cardoness Castle or around the thousands of species blooming around at Cally Palace Gardens.

And a few more gems that must be seen on a Dumfries and Galloway holiday: a boat trip to huge Threave Castle on an island on the River Dee; a trip to the Gem Rock Museum at Creetown, filled with fossils, rocks, minerals and gemstones, and a stargazing trip to Galloway Forest Park, the first designated Dark Sky Park in the UK.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (22.9 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (28.1 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:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your pitch.

Brighouse Bay Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

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.

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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.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

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

Extras
Facilities/activities including all-weather bowling green, family putting green, golf course, driving range, golf buggy hire, swimming pool, toddlers pool, hot tub, steam room, fitness room, amusement room and mini ten-pin bowling, slipway are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Swimming pool: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £3.00 per adult and £2.00 per child per session.

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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/02 and 31/12.
The grocery shop is open between 03/01 and 31/12.
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
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/02 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

During the winter period (from 01/11 to 31/03), the leisure club is closed Monday to Thursday and open reduced hours during the weekend. Throughout January, it is closed.

Children under 15 years of age are not allowed in the pool unless they are supervised by a parent/guardian (minimum age 16) who is either using the pool or attending at the poolside.

You are choosing a holiday in a rural location. The broadband service is also rural! You may find it slow, intermittent or simply unavailable.

Accommodation hire and facilities are strictly non-smoking.

In extreme circumstances the site may need to alter, amend or possibly cancel your holiday booking. You will be offered alternative dates or a full refund if so. The site does not pay compensation if the booking is cancelled due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond its control: please ensure you have adequate insurance.

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