Book and review 3,087 holiday parks and campsites in the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Barnsoul Caravan Park

9.3
View prices & book
From £23/€25,09/A$40,75/US$29,71/CA$39,23/CHF27,08/SEK259,80/DKK186,67/NOK270,19/ISK4 045/ARS2 237,09/CLP22 676/PEN104,77/NZ$43,93/R485,30/PLN111,90/R$160,16/CZK671,14/RSD2 949/HUF9 039,12/RUB2 248,89/CN¥201,09 (for 1 night, 6 people)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

Warm welcome by the locals

General

  • Wildlife haven overlooking a pond in over 300 acres of woodland
  • Woodland paths and trails for nature spotting on site
  • Six miles from Dumfries and near the 7stanes MBT trails

Wildlife watchers, walkers and small folk will find this roomy woodland Dumfries and Galloway park a right tonic for tired souls: it's got plenty of peaceful places to stay, plus fishing in the mill pond… and scores of species to spot including deer, foxes, red squirrels and over a hundred species of bird (some are rare, so don’t get twitchy if you don’t see them all).

Surrounded by a working farm and almost 300 acres of wooded parkland, Barnsoul Caravan Park has woodland paths and trails for the determined nature spotter; kids can get in on the action too by using the park’s Wildlife Spotter and Barnsoul Trail activity sheets. (Make it a condition that they have to fill in the sheets before you let them loose on the Big Wood natural playground: it’ll give them a nice dollop of motivation.)

Facilities are plentiful: a modern campers’ kitchen; picnic benches; shower block with individual cubicles, vanity unit and free hot water; chemical toliet disposal points; a launderette and an outside drying area.

Still too much energy from the junior guests? Barnsoul is only six miles from Dumfries and within easy driving distance of the 7Stanes mountain bike centres. Grownups might also like to know that the park is four miles from Crocketford with a village shop and two hotels for meals, and that there are sizeable supermarkets in Dumfries.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit search…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  86% described as Peaceful ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for last 18 months.

Reset filters
Anonymous user

brilliant site,very friendly satff and excellent roomy pitches09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    we had a wonderful stay at barnsoul.even though the weather was mixed we couldnot have enjoyed it more..the warden was very helpful,after arriving late to find our pitch was occupied he soon directed us to another one where we stayed for the rest of our stay.facilities are very good,everthing you need and very peaceful.the only bit that was a problem was that my small dog managed to escape the secure dog area and go for a dip in the lake,amusing rather than annoying .we shall certainly want to repeat the experience as it allows us to visit friends and relations in the area without having to stay with them.

    Disliked: 

    nothing to dislike about this site, the only thing was the road is very uneven leading up to the site but i understand how this is caused by the heavy rainfall weve had washing the surface away.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Excellent facilities. Will definitely return for another holiday.09/13/2020

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

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site well laid out and plenty of dog walk areas. Wardens very helpful and accommodating.

    Disliked: 

    Hard standing pitches could do with being extended to the road around the site as grass approach was a bit soft for Motorhomes.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Excellent site, clean toilets and facilities. staff very welcoming09/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamuel H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely loved the Apex Pod I stayed in. So lovely to be away from campers and caravans on site and have our own glamping area. The pods are perfect size with everything you need - fridge, kettle, microwave, electric sockets to charge my phone, camera and drone batteries. And your own personal water tap outside the front door was perfect. Felt warm and cosy at night.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Could not be more helpful09/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Allowed to stay over our time due to a problem with the motor home and helped to get a garage who could get it repaired the same day

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Excellent09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkaren E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, good facilities, friendly and helpful warden. Great overnight on our way up north

    Disliked: 

    Shower changing room could be bigger

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

A great place for families wanting to explore D&G09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEd T.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What a fab campsite! The walk around the forests, up to the old fort, and then down and over to the homestead was a great explore.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Everything! Felt so at home and the facilities were great! …09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Felt so at home and the facilities were great! Will be staying again as soon as we can :)

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Excellent site in a lovely peaceful setting09/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent site, felt at home and safe. Well done with all the faciliaites.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Clean facilities, very friendly and helpful staff.09/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJean V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The warden was lovely, informative and very helpful. The cleanliness of the toilets etc and hand sanitisers everywhere was a big relief. All in all a lovely, comfortable campsite.

    Disliked: 

    None whatsoever

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

We would go back - liked the site and loved the staff!08/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Apex camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were incredible, very polite and so helpful.

    Disliked: 

    We found 1 of the blue sponges (beds) hadn’t been cleaned. It looked like someone pet had been sleeping in it. Normally things like this don’t bother us too much but we had taken our our cleaning products because of covid-19. Dirt tracks were hard to drive on in bad weather.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Features

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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

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

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

[[ campsite.name ]]
This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG2 9SQ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.0784°N 3.7636°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dumfries: Whitesands Coach Stop — 9.5 kilometres
Castle Douglas: Carlingwark Street Coach Stop — 19.3 kilometres
Lockerbie Coach Stop — 26.4 kilometres
Train stations
Dumfries Rail Station — 10.2 kilometres
Lockerbie Rail Station — 26.6 kilometres
Annan Rail Station — 33.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 66.5 kilometres
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 72.1 kilometres

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

Dalscone Farm Fun and Mabie Farm Park are both within 15-20 minutes’ drive of Barnsoul and have friendly farm animals as well as play areas and trampolines, plus quad bikes at Mabie… Also in the area there’s the Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre: if you think that sounds ice cream-like, you’d be spot on, as this is a visitor centre dedicated to the award-winning local sweet treat and has an ice cream experience, farm tours, adventure playground and more quad bikes.

Once you've sampled all the treats, work off some of the calories at the Galloway Activity Centre and the Laggan Outdoor Centre, where watersports, grass sledging and waterballing are within 40 minutes’ drive.

More sedate and grownup activities can be had with trips to fourteenth-century Threave Castle with its accompanying house and gardens, or mooching round the market towns of Castle Douglas, Annan and Kirkcudbright. Castle Douglas is a famous foodie village if you haven’t yet filled up on ice cream, with about 50 businesses involved in the local trade.

And you've not even got to the mountain biking yet…There are five of the 7stanes trails in Dumfries and Galloway and more trails at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. (It's recommend that you don't tackle these while full of chocolate or Galloway ice cream though…)

Must see

  • Robert Burns Centre (9.4 kilometres)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (23.3 kilometres)
  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (45.4 kilometres)

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:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Barnsoul Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Barnsoul Caravan 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.

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

Visa
MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

Video

  • Does Barnsoul Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Barnsoul Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Barnsoul Caravan Park? Dalscone Farm Fun and Mabie Farm Park are both within 15-20 minutes’ drive of Barnsoul and have friendly farm animals as well as play areas and trampolines, plus quad bikes at Mabie… … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Barnsoul Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Barnsoul Caravan Park? From R485,30 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact barnsoul-caravan-park


Close

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.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes 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.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

Close