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Brighouse Bay Holiday Park

8.8

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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 AA 5 pennants

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8.8

Overall rating based on 232 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  63% described as Peaceful ?

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A fantastic week. ♥️18/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The open spaces. Access to a multitude of activities- fishing, boating, walking, beach, play park, wooded areas to explore, rocks to clamber on, cycling etc

    Disliked: 

    Probably very busy under normal circumstances.

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Location, peaceful. Large site13/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, peaceful. Large site

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Anonymous user

Charging full price and you have to use your own motorhome facilities.05/10/2020

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  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (TV aerial)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beach nearby

    Disliked: 

    Poorly run shop with out of date food for sale. No bread, rolls or newspapers. The site is very run down with bin bags in their fishing ponds, pathetically small bike track, club house that looks like something out of the 1980’s. A driving range in severe state of repairs (which I would hope they would fix for when it reopens) The photos of the site are certainly not up to date by any means!!! I understand that nothing is open due to Covid19 but why still charge full price? Busy single track roads to the site. WiFi has to be paid for at £12 for 4 days and you can’t even get a signal to set it up. You have to wonder about till you get 1 bar signal it’s an absolute joke. The procedure of how to set it up on your phone is prehistoric. If you’re taking work away with you, don’t bother!!

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Staff were friendly but feel more could be done to open facilities.03/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Size of pitch and fully serviced connections. The caravan park would be good if all facilities were open.

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal at pitch and wifi was poor unless outside the bar/restaurant which was never open anytime we visited.
    Toilets and shower facilities closed.
    Bowling green closed but golf open?

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Rundown and outdated poor tv reception and very bad WiFi.18/09/2020

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  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Run down and outdated. Pitches were not cleaned and tv connection broken and was told to move it want one that worked. Many were broken

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Excellent site,pitches not too close together, but close enough if you13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How close it was to the coast, and how peaceful it was. Also how much better we felt for the sea air.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We thought the site was beautiful but not clean enough.02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (TV aerial)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The scenery and the spacious pitches

    Disliked: 

    The chemical toilet disposal facilities and lack of staff.

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Friendly staff01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fully serviced pitch - water and electric

    Disliked: 

    Busy, noisy

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Love this site been several times which was why picked …28/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandra R.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch (TV aerial)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Love this site been several times which was why picked for our first outing after lock down. Quiet site. Friendly and welcoming staff

    Disliked: 

    No facilities available but still charging full price

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Anonymous user

A picturesque and fab site, clean and level pitches.Excellent location27/08/2020

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  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
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    Wonderful campsite and location. Despite being restricted by Covid-19, generally good amenities. Polite and helpful staff. Fantastic bike courses and park. Would definitely recommend or return in the future when all the services are back up and running.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

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

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Very large (over 200 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG6 4TS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   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


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.

  • Does Brighouse Bay Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Brighouse Bay Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Brighouse Bay Holiday Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Brighouse Bay Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

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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.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
Tents are not accepted at this park.
The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
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 shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The washing-up area is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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 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.
The restaurant is open between 01/02 and 31/12.

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 01/03 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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