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Hensol Estate Holidays: Hensol Estate campsite and grounds - our pitch

General

  • Off-grid dark sky camping on the edge of Galloway Forest Park
  • A 10-minute drive from Kenmure Castle; Dumfries 40 minutes
  • River walks, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding available

Set on the edge of the gorgeous Galloway Forest Park and with access to two lochs, Hensol Estate Holidays is a wildlife haven in southern Scotland with ample opportunities for relaxed or active breaks.

The estate has a number of scenic on-site river walks, some of which can take you to a pair of RSPB bird hides overlooking a nature reserve and platforms where you can scan the horizon for geese and kites. Fishing enthusiasts, meanwhile, can cast their lines into Woodhall Loch. For active times, there are opportunities to get kayaking and paddleboarding either there or in nearby Loch Ken (subject to availability; extra charges apply to these outdoor activities).

While staying on the estate is a similar experience to wild camping, you'll have access to basic amenities like toilets and showers. You're also within a mile of a small but well-stocked village shop in Mossdale.

It's also easy to get out to family-friendly attractions like Kenmure Castle (10 minutes' drive) or to larger local towns like Castle Douglas (20 minutes) where there are supermarkets, restaurants and pubs aplenty.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Units longer than 5.7 metres are not allowed.

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

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

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including bike hire and fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

No access is permitted to the grounds of Hensol House, Kennels Cottage or Home Farm at any time.

Please note: the electricity is only available between 7:30am - 9:30am am 5:30pm - 7:30pm.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 210 reviews

 

98% would recommend this park to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  90% described as Peaceful ?

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Wild Camping (with facilities)08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved just finding a spot, in the undulating field, and pitching our tent. Nobody was too close together and a fire pit was provided. Although there was a charge for firewood, it was not expensive and lasted us for three nights.

    We were given a very warm welcome and told about the boat shed from which we could use for our own paddle boards. The calm water was perfect for a bit of fun and midges were not too bad.

    The toilet/shower and dishwashing facilities were clean and we had the benefit of being closer to the new block.

    Make sure that you pay a visit to the Mirror Pool and look up - the dark sky site allows for incredible view of the stars.

    Having no electricity was brilliant - not using our phones meant lots of quality family time.

    Disliked: 

    The solar lighting, in the toilets, was not working properly but a head torch meant that that wasn't a problem.

    The Boat Shed was much further than anticipated (approx. 25 minute walk) but, again, this was not an issue since we were given permission to drive past the 'no unauthorised vehicles' sign.

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Basic but wild with benefits08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Massive space, very much the feeling of wild camping but with the luxury of some power and (basic) facilities. Great for families

    Disliked: 

    Noisy diesel generator and a cold shower but I might have just picked a bad spot

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Anonymous user

Beautiful site and but facilities could be improved08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful site with plenty of space to pitch. Popular, which is well deserved given location and relaxed atmosphere. Much to do in local area so a good base to explore from. Excellent for stargazing on a clear night.

    Disliked: 

    Site facilities: we were on the pods/EHU site.

    Showers had poor water pressure/heat in some showers when more than one in use at the one time (in particular don't use the shower closest to the boilers and washing up area unless you are someone who likes a cold shower).

    Quite a bit of consternation amongst campers regarding the limited electricity and it's availablity being inconsistent with expected advertised timings.

    Bins were overflowing. No glass recycling. Appreciate the site was very busy on one of the nights we stayed but a request to D&G council for additional bins would be worthwhile.

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Very friendly site owners and site accommodated our needs.08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGayle S.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Location for water sports was ideal.

    Disliked: 

    Limited use of electricity which I didn't notice upon booking. I booked an electric pitch and assumed electricity would be available 24/7. It wasn't a problem but if the weather hadn't been as good it may have been a problem.

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Great08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdavid m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really lovely relaxing camp site. Beautiful mature grounds. Owners very friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Showers could do with improvement. Bit hot and cold

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Anonymous user

Friendliness, spacious site with clean facilities and lovely grounds to …08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendliness, spacious site with clean facilities and lovely grounds to walk around. Nothing was too much trouble for staff. Liked the extra touches like hot breakfast rolls on offer to buy.

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Beautiful08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything. An incredible experience. From arrival on friday evening until leaving on sunday morning. We loved every bit of it.
    Wonderful & friendly hosts. Beautiful location.
    The Hensol Estate is magnificent & thank you to Andrew & Michelle for sharing it.

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Lovely stay. Would recommend.08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLewis M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant side with loads of space. Right next to water. Nice snack van in the morning.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Great campsite08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great campsite

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Beautiful location, good facilities, amazing scenery. The pitches are quite …08/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location, good facilities, amazing scenery. The pitches are quite far a part which is nice, everyone just getting on with there own little holiday. Lighting a fire at night and looking up into the sky was amazing, seeing shooting stars and satellites flying through the sky - Amazing.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Hensol, Mossdale, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG7 2NE
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.0056°N 4.0809°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Carlingwark Street — 7.5 miles
Carlingwark Street — 7.5 miles
Mill on the Fleet — 9.6 miles
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 19.5 miles
Sanquhar Rail Station — 26.0 miles
Kirkconnel Rail Station — 26.7 miles
Ferry ports
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 35.0 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 40.6 miles

Directions


Please note that using the postcode provided will take you down a very bumpy farm track.

Travelling from Ayr, head down the A713 through Saint John's Town of Dalry. Turn right onto A762 at the Ken Bridge Hotel, heading for New Galloway. Follow the A762 to one mile south of Mossdale, over the humpback bridge. Turn left through the granite gates.

Travelling from the south, follow the A75 to one mile west of Castle Douglas. Follow the signs into Laurieston, at the crossroads turn right up the A762 for Mossdale. One mile to the south, turn right at the granite entrance, just before the humpback bridge.

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

The local area has lots of attractions to keep the whole family engaged, from Kenmure Castle (10 minutes' drive), a derelict fortified manor house, to Ernespie Farm (20 minutes), a kid-oriented adventure park in a relaxed rural setting. For rainy day activities with younger kids, try The Cocoabean Company (20 minutes), where chocolate workshops and soft play are on offer, or head for a sweet treat at Cream o'Galloway ice cream, a much-loved local brand (30 minutes).

If you find that the kids are running a tad high on energy after either of the latter, take them to run around or fly a kite on the sandy beaches of Scotland's west coast (from 25 minutes), or take them out on bike rides in Galloway Forest Park to beauty spots like Otters Pool (20 minutes).

More outings are on offer at Gatehouse of Fleet (25 minutes), a historic village in a designated national scenic area with river views and a well-preserved 18th-century cotton mill. Dumfries' town centre (40 minutes) also has a historic riverside quarter and the Robert Burns Trail to explore, while visits to Scotland's most southerly point, the Rhins of Galloway, are also possible if you don't mind the hour-long drive.

Must see

  • Robert Burns Centre (18.9 miles)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (21.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Hensol Estate Holidays cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 cancelations 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. Hensol Estate Holidays will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Hensol Estate Holidays have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hensol Estate Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hensol Estate Holidays? The local area has lots of attractions to keep the whole family engaged, from Kenmure Castle (10 minutes' drive), a derelict fortified manor house, to Ernespie Farm (20 minutes), a kid-oriented adventure … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hensol Estate Holidays?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hensol Estate Holidays? From $29.08 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Boat House use permitted only for those who have booked lessons or hired paddleboards, kayaks or canoes.

No access is permitted to the grounds of Hensol House, Kennels Cottage or Home Farm at any time.

Please note: the electricity is only available between 7:30am - 9:30am am 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

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