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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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8.5

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Good site, friendly staff, level pitches and spotless toilet/showers 04/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location - if you are looking for somewhere to get away from it all the location is ideal. Amazing views and very tidy park. There is a homly feel to the park, food in the cafe although not a large menu was home cooked and really tasty. Plenty of space in the bar reasonable prices and very friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of phone service, it is very remote so if you are looking to take phones, iPads etc you will not get a signal. Good if you are looking to disconnect for a while. Very poor wi-fi - this is only available in the cafe/bar area even then if there are too many people on it you will not get connected. Shop - the description I got made it sound like the shop was far more than wat it was. It is part of the cafe so really not a lot to offer to be honest.

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Location was amazing. Staff so helpful and friendly 03/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location was amazing.
    Staff so helpful and friendly

    Disliked: 

    Touring block showers were hopeless. Not much more than a dribble.

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Good stay enjoyable 03/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert Q. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice place friendly great walks good entertainment

    Disliked: 

    Shower block cold and not a lot of water coming out

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Well worth a visit 02/04/2018

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

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Brilliant views over the sea extending to Isle of Man, great cliff walks for the dogs. Well spaced pitches and all with views. Pub, shop, take away and lots more.

    Extremely friendly and helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Only having two nights to stay

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Site location and friendly easy going staff 21/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pamela O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Site location and friendly easy going staff

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Great site but caution with ground type! 29/08/2017

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

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

    Fantastic views from cliff-top path, well stocked (and reasonably priced) shop and great facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Tent pitch was rocky base with only about 2-3 inches of grass/soil ontop which meant the normal pegs wouldn't go in! 😡 Also didn't know about the £10 deposit for a key to the toilet block...

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We were nearly put off by some of the bad ... 29/08/2017

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    We were nearly put off by some of the bad reviews on here. But so glad we went in the end. Very friendly staff, good facilities, good food (especially the steak pie) and one of the best views of any campsite we've stayed in.

    Wasn't of interest to us but appeared to be plenty for kids to do. Grounds were well kept with some nice cliff top walks marked out.

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    Nothing to complain about at all.

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Good site, clean toilets, friendly staff and in the main well kept. 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john_c503036 Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Overall a good site with great location. Pitch we had looked on to the sea. Good walks. Mary in shop was great and although we arrived close to closing time at lunch she kept cafe open and fed us. Big plus there. The site toilets were kept clean and tidy. Site itself kept clean. Entertainment team tried hard to please everyone however at night had to compeat with a large number of noisy children to be heard.
    Suggest having an adult only bar also. Overall a well run site with friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    The road into site has a number of potholes which need to be repaired. Some parts like crazy golf could do with a coat of paint and weeds removed.

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Lovely staff, really nice view plenty for the kids to do 25/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    How big the site was absolutely loved it

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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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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.

Policies

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.

Payment

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.

Additional terms

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

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