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Balloch O'Dee Campsite

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Balloch O'Dee Campsite: Room to spread out

General

  • Spacious farm site 20 minutes’ drive from Galloway Forest Park
  • A 15-minute drive from Newton Stewart and 25 minutes from Stranraer
  • Quiet, simple dog-friendly pitches with dark-sky stargazing

Lochs and castles, stanes and lush landscapes… it doesn’t get much more Scottish than this. If hols living out romantic visions of Scotland appeal, get along to Balloch O’Dee Campsite, a family-friendly site 15 minutes’ drive from the Dumfries and Galloway town of Newton Stewart.

The farm site is well placed for active forays out and about: it's a 20-minute car journey to Galloway Forest Park, where there are trails to follow, deer, goats and birds to spot. Mountain bikers are well placed here too, with not one but two 7stanes centres (Glentrool and Kirroughtree) within 30 minutes of base.

Explores can start directly from site as well, as there are plenty of tracks through this scenic bit of countryside. After your outings, evenings can be spent together around the firepit, looking up at the stars that are easy to see thanks to Galloway Forest Park’s Dark Sky Reserve status. This is a quiet site, so you should have plenty of peace in which to marvel at those skies.

Please note

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


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9.9

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

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Fantastic, clean, dog friendly site, with loads of facilities.11/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    This is a quite site with plenty of facilities that included, 5 toilets, 2 showers, utensil washing area, 2 built barbecue points, barbecue fire pits throughout the site, hill walking paths, child and dog friendly, and you can erect a tent or awning at no extra cost. We were welcomed onsite by “James”, and given an introduction to the available facilities and expectations during our stay.

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    We had no dislikes with this site, the owners are charming.

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Excellent10/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    An absolutely lovely place. Quiet, with a fantastic view over the fells. There are bad weather shelters where you can light a fire and recline on old leather sofas while looking out at the rain and fire pits for better weather. Loos very clean and its the first time I've seen fresh flowers in a washing up block. Would highly recommend

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    Nothing

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Place,facilities, owner. Had a nice wind free place with few …10/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Place,facilities, owner. Had a nice wind free place with few sofas and fire place.

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Beautiful site with stunning views and great facilities.08/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanna L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful place, lovely atmosphere at this site. The facilities were ideal and very clean. It was really quiet and peaceful. Great to have designated fire pits.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    It's was amazing time.

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Lovely stay with beautiful views and friendly hosts07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean and spacious

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Peaceful , clean , stunning views05/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peaceful , clean , stunning views

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you Emma 🙏 much appreciated xx

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Excellent camp site, clean & tidy, friendly05/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEden T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Absolutely amazing stay, the views were stunning, the manager James was welcoming and always had a chat when we saw him, he was also available when needed. The campsite was clean and tidy and well kept. It was quiet and peaceful and the families, friends and single people there were friendly. The toilets were immaculate, always had toilet roll in, the showers were hot and very clean. There was places to do your washing up and drinking water taps, I would highly recommend Balloch O’Dee to anyone wanting to go camping, we will be going back, and can’t wait.

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Thanks guys, it was a pleasure having you on site x

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Very helpful and friendly owners. Good shower & toilet Facilities …05/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very helpful and friendly owners.
    Good shower & toilet Facilities immaculately clean.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Thank you Kelly, much appreciated x

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What a fantastic site this is, camp fires are a …05/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjason e.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    What a fantastic site this is, camp fires are a lovely feature. Showers and toilets are clean and very pleasant. The owners are friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Been before and will definitely be back again

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Cheers Jason, much appreciated

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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

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

Camping pods

Gypsy caravans

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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

Medium (26-50 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

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 0ET
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9535°N 4.6627°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 11.9 miles
Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Stranraer Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 21.6 miles
Ferry ports
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 14.0 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 14.0 miles
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 14.7 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 38.5 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

Anyone drawn here by the possibility of active stays will be well chuffed by proximity to Laggan Outdoor half an hour’s drive away where there are zipwires to zoom along, archery to perfect, Segways to zip around on and slingshots for flinging self and friends through the air. Prefer splashier days? It’s 50 minutes to Galloway Activity Centre to have a go at watersports (and mountain biking and climbing).

Other watery options are much closer at hand too – the nearest beach (Sandhead) is about 25 minutes from the site, as is the coastal/loch-side town of Stranraer. Stick around Stranraer to explore the handful of museums, take a turn on the boating lake and visit the Castle of St John.

Literary types should make the next chapter a stop at Wigtown – designated Scotland’s National Book Town – where well-timed stays should coincide with the annual book festival.

For a taste of that classic image of Scotland, make sure to round out stays with a tour of the ruined Threave Castle, the Edwardian Broughton House and Garden (the one-time home of artist EA Hornel), and the hulking, stunning Culzean Castle, all between 45 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes from base.

Must see

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park (28.2 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. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Balloch O'Dee Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Balloch O'Dee Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Balloch O'Dee Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Balloch O'Dee Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Balloch O'Dee Campsite? Anyone drawn here by the possibility of active stays will be well chuffed by proximity to Laggan Outdoor half an hour’s drive away where there are zipwires to zoom along, archery to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Balloch O'Dee Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Balloch O'Dee Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.

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

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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