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Barlochan Holiday Park

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Heated outdoor pool

General

  • Friendly family country park on a terraced hillside with estuary views
  • Coarse fishing loch and woodland and coastal walks nearby
  • Heated outdoor pool, playground and games and TV room

On your bike for some splendid Scottish mountain biking – and coarse fishing, forest strolls and spectacular scenery, all close to the coast in Dumfries and Galloway.

A short and scenic amble from the old fishing village of Palnackie is Barlochan Holiday Park, overlooking the tidal estuary of the Urr Water to Kippford and the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The stunning scenery of Rockcliffe Bay is a few miles along the coast.

Palnackie is the starting point for the circular peninsula walk following the Urr and Heston estuaries for excellent island views, a hidden beach and the historic Orchardton Tower. A stay at Barlochan will also have you within four miles of the famed 7stanes mountain bike route at Dalbeattie (and 17 miles from Mabie's), and right next to a Sustrans cycle route passing the park entrance. The hugely scenic Screel Hill Walk and coarse fishing at Barwhanny Loch are close by too.

Barlochan is a family-friendly site on a terraced hillside among green and serene surroundings. It has a seasonal heated outdoor pool, a TV and games room, a small shop and a play park, alongside amenities of toilets and hot showers, and a launderette with washing machines and tumble dryers. Chemical disposal and gas cylinders are both available.

Please note

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

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 26/05 and 28/08 (subject to weather conditions).

The broadband service at the park may at times be slow, intermittent or unavailable.

The swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 71 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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9/10 overall this would be a great place in the summer months09/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely pod and very comfortable, great facilities on site as well as the owner having plenty information of the local area , would highly recommend and will definitely visit again

    Disliked: 

    Only bad point and it’s not a complaint just an observation, the page online says WiFi included but after trying to use the WiFi I was asked to buy a days package etc

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Really friendly service. Happy to alter pitches so that friends ...08/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma C.Confirmed

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

    Really friendly service. Happy to alter pitches so that friends can pitch nearer each other. Clean, hot showers with good overall washing facilities. The pool is well maintained and a good addition. A small play area that helps to keep the little ones entertained. Local info available on arrival. Staff are happy to answer questions.

    Disliked: 

    The tent pitches being so close to the play park has its strengths and weaknesses... mainly if you have a very young child they will be going to bed while the others are enjoying themselves. Not the easiest of bed times!

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Lovely clean park quiet couple that runs the park are ...08/28/2019

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely clean park quiet couple that runs the park are very helpful and friendly would definitely visit again

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Friendly staff and beautiful location. Great facilities.08/27/2019

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

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

    Pool and play park facilities. Forgot to check out the games room as too busy playing around the campsite

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Very well maintained08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very well maintained

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Anonymous user

Big pods, clean, good views, sea near by08/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
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    Clean facilities, lovely views, easy access, dog friendly

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All family enjoyed it here. Friends came to visit and had caravan envy08/24/2019

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

  • Premier 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, size of caravan, heating facilities. 2 toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Games room a bit outdated and air hockey did not work

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Anonymous user

Good08/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
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    Good

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Anonymous user

Super weekend, lovely wee campsite.08/20/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pod was lovely and located overlooking the play park which was great. The kids played really well together. The pool was great too.

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Decent park incase you want solitude with basic amenities08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNaghma S.Confirmed

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

    a)calm and serene location b)decent size pitches c) proximity to shared facilities

    Disliked: 

    a)basic amenities b)the view was restricted for us with doundaries, except the open sky c) reached late and no wonder the reception was long closed

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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

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

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 1PF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8958°N 3.8436°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Twynholm (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 10.6 miles
Gatehouse of Fleet: Fleet Street Bus Stop — 13.7 miles
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Maryport Rail Station — 18.9 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 19.2 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 34.5 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 52.2 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

From coastal walks to castles, museums to monasteries to mountain biking, there's stacks to do around here whatever floats your Scottish holiday boat.

As well as the circular walk from Palnackie around the Urr and Heston estuaries, you could also trek the trails in Doach Wood three miles away and Mabie Forest 13 miles away, or take the Almorness Point Walk, reachable in seven miles. Wanders of a different nature can be had around Sulwath Brewers, eight miles away at Castle Douglas.

If you're hankering after ornithology days, the reserve at RSPB Mersehead is the place to spy snipe, lapwings, curlews and redshanks around its Wetland Trail (and huge flocks of barnacle and pink-footed geese getting ready here for their long journey north). There's also the Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm in Rhayader, where the kites swoop down to be fed each day.

The 16th-century tower house of Drumcoltran Tower is nine miles away near Kirkgunzeon; also take a trip to the 14th-century island fortress of Threave Castle 10 miles away; the one-acre walled garden and rose areas of Threave Gardens, and the 13th-century Cistercian monastery of Sweetheart Abbey, 15 miles away at New Abbey.

Must see

  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (10.3 miles)
  • Robert Burns Centre (14.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (24.8 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (28.6 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Barlochan Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Barlochan Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 7 a.m..

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

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 26/05 and 28/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 (€57.04) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

Children aged 15 years or under are not allowed to use the pool unless supervised by a parent/guardian (aged 16 or over).

Quad bikes, mini mopeds, scooters and any other motorised off-road or farming vehicles are not permitted at the park.

Accommodation and facilities are strictly non-smoking.

The swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays.

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