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Burrowhead Holiday Village

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General

  • Spacious parkland with views over the Solway Firth and Lake District
  • Pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, café, bar and free wifi
  • Close to Scotland's most southerly golf course

Ever seen the film The Wicker Man? If at any point you found yourself admiring the stunning Scottish scenery among the sense of impending celluloid doom (understandable), you'll probably be interested to know that the scenic setting in question was the village of Burrowhead on the Solway Firth.

And in Burrowhead is Burrowhead Holiday Village, a park in this scenic setting that's in a spacious hundred acres of parkland with views over the Solway Firth to the Isle of Man and the hills of the Lake District. This is activity land – sea fishing, golf and coastal walks are all very close to hand – and there's plenty to do on site too as Burrowhead has an indoor and a summer outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Let the kids loose at the play area, crazy golf, amusement arcade, soft play area, ball pool playroom and toddler splash pool with slide; the park also has pitch and putt golf, a putting green, a snooker room with licensed bar, and an adults-only function room.

A shop is there if you want to buy food and fire up your own cooker, but if not, Burrowhead Holiday Village has a well-priced café serving big breakfasts and other meals. Drinks and entertainment are sorted at the Headland family bar, which also has free wifi.

Burrowhead Holiday Village has a private water supply and they recommend that guests boil the water before consumption.

Please note dogs or pets are not permitted in The Old Peat House guest room, but are welcome on the main site for a small fee.

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Groups of single-sex parties are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

The site has a private water supply - it's recommend that you boil the water before consumption.

The outdoor pool is open in July and August only.


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8.0

Overall rating based on 44 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site, amazing staff, lovely shop/cafe, amazing pools 19/08/2017

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    Entire stay was lovely!

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Can't wait to visit again. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom june_r139957 Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Stunning location and a team of hard working staff who made our stay fabulous. The residents we met at this site made us so welcome and we felt like part of a big family. Sadly the weather was not too great but this gave the rugged coastline a whole new life of it's own with the scenery ever changing, it is absolutely breathtaking. Please do not let some of the picky reviews stop you going, if you want 5 star luxury it's not going to happen just accept this beautiful piece of land with all it has to offer for what it is and in our opinion perfection.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Excellent value for money 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Francis L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Facilities and views

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal or WiFi when the bar was shut

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friendly site with Good entertainment and lovely staff. 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Spent a lovely 2 weeks here, cheap and cheerful. exploring the surrounding areas as there are lots of places to see and attractions to visit. The staff were very helpful and friendly and would put their self out to help you in whatever ways they could. The entertainment was very good on a weekend starting with entertainment for the younger ones and then moving on to Bingo and live entertainment for all. Bar open till 1 on a weekend but 11 during the week. Nice cafe/Take away providing big portions and reasonably priced. Lovely views over looking the sea. would stay again but not in a tent.

    Disliked: 

    Electric grass pitches not very level unless you pitch near the clifftop which is what we did but the site is prone to very high winds the majority of the time which is the only reason we would put off from returning, which is a shame as there is nothing the site can do to prevent this apart from maybe provide some sheltered pitches.
    This site is more suitable for caravans and motor homes unfortunately due to the high winds. We had to travel to Dumfries on more than 1 occasion which is 2 hours drive to purchase 3 storm kits and other items to secure the tent as I had visions of us flying over the cliff and into the sea, If the tent survived that long. Fortunately for us the tent survived but would not risk it again.
    No phone signal or internet, due to location.
    No drinking water on site.
    Having said these dislikes none of them spoiled our holiday.

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lovely views 01/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    lovely views

    Disliked: 

    Met with very rude staff in café, dirty toilet and shower facilities, general poor upkeep of park has been neglected

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Beautiful place.....would go back but need some updates 19/07/2017

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Easy, layer back atmosphere. Big open space, right by the sea. Beautiful place.

    Disliked: 

    Freezing cold showers in the ladies block! Everyday! Got my key stuck in the lock and couldn't use the toilets /shower facilities on the last day!! Very disappointed. Pool looked grimey, didn't dare risk going in.....

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Excellent site great facilities 06/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom colin r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Unfortunately due to the weather I could not get the tent up but spoke to the office and was offered an apartment or extra cost which I duely paid as was over the moon with the accommodation, traveling with a 9year old wasn't fair to ruin his holiday but thanks to other accommodation he had a ball. The facilities are excellent the shop is well stocked and reasonable prices, cafe on site is also well priced and food brill. This is a great place to explore the local area and get away from it all as no mobile signal. Wifi is available in the bar area. Already planning my next visit here but to an apartment and not camping

    Disliked: 

    The wind stopped me from getting tent up but to be fair the ground is bedrock so might have been hard anyway

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Park well maintained. Really friendly staff. Shop and cafe prices ... 01/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michelle_d11 Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Park well maintained. Really friendly staff. Shop and cafe prices are very reasonable. The play park was perfect for our young children. The small indoor pool (more of a jacuzzi actually) was also perfect for our kids as they were able to go in and play by themselves as it was shallow, plus there was a lifeguard on duty. The outdoor pool has been drained and does not look as though it has been in use for quite some time. Care and thought was taken with the allocation of our site as the manager had looked at the ages of our children in advance and allocated us a spot near the park and toilets, while a couple without kids arriving before us were placed in a different area of the park. Clubhouse entertainment and kids club were a great bonus.

    Disliked: 

    Water was cold in the ladies showers, but the manager confirmed this was due to a problem with the water tank, there is normally hot water

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Peaceful place, and brilliant staff. 01/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Craig T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Loveley scenery, and enough to keep the kids entertained. Staff were very friendly and helpfull, better than anywhere we've visited. Food in the cafe was spot on. We had a problem with our tent, meaning it ended up in the bin and cutting our holiday short. We weren't expecting any money back as it wasn't anything to do with the site, but they kindly gave us £25.00 which was a nice gesture. We'll be back in the future once we buy a decent tent (and not a Tesco one 😡)

    Disliked: 

    The weather haha. But seriously, that can't be helped and I think if the staff could do anything about the weather they probably would. One minor gripe was the arcade. Some of the machines didn't work, or swallowed money without working.

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Had a really lovely few days, excellent site and friendly staff. 01/06/2017

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

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

    Awesome views, large pitches, friendly staff, toilets and showers were lovely and clean. Electric hook-up and water supply right next to pitch...perfect! The shop was well stocked and not the normal rip off prices, very reasonable. We even got wonderful weather

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike, more of a niggle...as we have a large tent it took a bit of a wiggle to fit in to the very bumpy pitch we were given...maybe think about levelling out those humps.You cant use the WiFi unless buying in the bar and as we don't drink was an inconvenience as our mobile didn't get a signal out there.

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Features

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

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

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Isle Of Whithorn Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG8 8JB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6806°N 4.4058°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 15.3 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 16.4 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 17.5 miles
Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 29.4 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 29.2 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 57.9 miles

Directions


From Glasgow
Burrowhead is approximately 120 miles from Glasgow.
Take the A77 towards Stranraer via Kilmarnock and Ayr.
Two miles before Stranraer take the A751. This links to the A75 - head towards Glenluce.
Adjacent to the second turn off for Glenluce, turn right onto A747.
Follow coastal route all the way to the Isle of Whithorn.
From there, Burrowhead is signposted (approximately two miles away).

From Gretna
Burrowhead is approximately 100 miles from Gretna Green.
Take the A75 towards Stranraer via Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Creetown.
At the Newton Stewart roundabout turn left onto the A714 to Wigtown.
One mile before Wigtown turn right onto the B7005 to Bladnoch.
From Bladnoch proceed on the A746 towards Whithorn via Sorbie.
From Whithorn take the B7004 to the Isle of Whithorn.
From there, Burrowhead is signposted (approximately two miles away).

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

If you're up for some angling, cast off from rocks, boats or loch near Burrowhead Holiday Village; fishing off the rocks is allowed at the Burrowhead coast and at the local beaches.

This is top birdwatching territory too, so look out/up for birds when you're around this part of coast, and it's prime dark skies land for stargazing afterwards.

Popular attractions in the area are Bladnoch Distillery, Galloway Forest Park, the book town of Wigtown and the Cream o' Galloway amusement park and dairy farm producing topping ice cream.

Nearby Whithorn is where Christianity in Scotland evolved under the leadership of St Ninian; the Whithorn Story Visitor Centre and St Ninian's Cave are the main tourist draws.

Other nearby days out could include the 75 acres of child-friendly Castle Kennedy Gardens; a look at the inhabitants of Logan Fish Pond and of Monreith Animal World, and the zipwire, Segway and more at the activity centre of Laggan Outdoor.

Finally, the port of Stranraer is about 30 miles away: sail to Larne in Northern Ireland from here and drive along the coast to have a day in Belfast.

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

9am to 5pm (contact the park if later)

Burrowhead Holiday Village cancellation policy

Please notify the campsite if you need to cancel.

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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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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.
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.

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Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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Groups of single sex parties are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

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