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Visitor Reviews - Garlieston Lodge

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Garlieston Lodge
Burnside Lane
Garlieston
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG8 8BT   See Map
Tel: 01988 600641
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Pitches: 5 Van & 3 Tents
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 55 Reviews
                9/10 from 55 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. It is a member only site - you may be able to join on arrival - please check direct with the site.

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Baithooker 2 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to this site and was selected due to the numerous awards it has won over the years within the caravan and camping club network.

We initially intended going to a main club site in lake district but 470 for a fortnight when taking own accommodation, get real, so we decided on looking at CL, s and CS, s.

This site is a gem, the owners can't do enough for you, even down to helping site your van. They inform you of the amenities on site and also those within Garlieston itself upon arrival.

All caravans have good sized hardstanding pitches, and there are 3 more allocated for tents and campers. There is no regimental aligning of the pitches so everyone has their own space and no looking into next doors van, unlike the regimented rows on club sites. All pitches have electric hookup and there are a number of water points on site.

4 of the van pitches look directly over the trout lake, which makes for a lovely backdrop to chill out in. The fishing was excellent with a good head of trout of high quality and fully finned, 3 over 10lbs caught one day I was fishing, and plenty in the 5 to 7lb bracket. It is catch and release only, and very relaxing.

There are 5 large Black Pigs on site which are a rare breed and bacon and sausages can be bought on site, as are free range eggs.

There is a post office that sells all sorts just outside the gates for your groceries, a bigger shopping list will require 20 minute drive to Newton Stewart where there is a Sainsburys and Lidl/Aldi.

Good walking directly from the site and the harbour and beach are only 10 minutes walk away, as is the dog friendly pub.

The ideal site for a quiet chill out holiday, the site is surrounded by trees which shields you from strong winds and the vans in the neighbouring site.

Will definitely be back and would recommend to all thinking of staying in this area.

The toilet and shower block are better than any club site I have used and the light system used to let people know if either is occupied works a treat. There is even a selection of books and dvd, s that can be borrowed in the toilet/information building.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: RosePearl1960 17 reviews from this member

This an interesting site and much to more to our tastes than the adjacent CC site which seemed to offer very little space between pitches.

Garlieston Lodge is a very sheltered site, bounded on one side by a river and set amongst mature trees.

The pitches are spacious and relatively level. One thing to be aware of, is that, there are only 2 toilets and one shower for the whole site. However, the owner has been very innovative, having devised a wonderful lit signalling board (indicating if the facitilites are vacant) that can be seen from anywhere on site.

The owners also own a herd of Black pigs and rare breed hens. Their award winning produce can be bought on site. I can thoroughly recommend both sausages and bacon.

Locally the village pub offers a limited menu. If you want to eat out you may want to consider venturing further afield to Wigtown where there is a greater choice of cuisine on offer. If like us, you have canine companions travelling with you, there is an excellent beachside footpath from the harbour affording some off lead roaming.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Moorhen 2 reviews from this member

We found this site was what said in the advert. Good space between the units. We had two very nice nights and days. Wanted to stay longer but was booked up. There is the Harbour Inn very plesant and good food. There are two shops one being the post office. The site was very quiet and peaceful. Hope to go back.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Julie and Bob 2 reviews from this member

Set in the coastal village of Garlieston this camping and caravanning cs site is adjacent to the larger and we thought more comfortable caravan club site. This cs site is surrounded by trees and a stream and was a perfect haven for midges on the still warm 2 evenings that we stayed there. So beware!

Date of Visit: February 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Katedow 1 review from this member

This is a lovely wee site with hard pea-gravel standing for tents and other units.

Booking was easy by the internet and we had a lovely welcome from the owners.

The site is very well cared for and maintained, obviously lavished with love and attention which is for the benefit of visitors and the animals (pigs, hens, ducks etc) the owners keep.

There was plenty to look out at from the tent, lovely pond, trees, wildlife and landscape around the site.

Very clean toilet and shower facility, great hairdryer set up as is the dish-washing facilities - all in the one 'shed-type' building.

The site was well lit, the electric hook up set up perfect. We were very impressed by the wifi set up too.

Before we left we bought some of the award winning haggis from the owner. We thought this was a lovely touch and on our return we'd be keen to get more produce on site such as eggs, bacon, pork etc.

Garliston Lodge is a magical wee place - highly recommended.

Last point - remember to take your rock pegs for the pea gravel pitching because the ground is pretty rocky underneath the gravel.

Big thanks for such an excellent site x

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Johnds47 3 reviews from this member

Another stay at Garlieston lodge. In our opinion having stayed at many sites, this is one of the best. This site consistently wins awards, mainly due to the hard work of the owners in developing the site. It is well maintained and most people we have met here are 'regulars' who return to this beautiful site time and time again. The facilities are excellent and more than adequate for what, after all, is a small site. Anyone thinking of staying here for the first time should read all of the reviews and book early as it fills up quickly! finally, Garlieston itself, a small charming harbour village. Very friendly with a local pub and 2 small shops.

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