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Knock School Caravan Park
Newton Stewart
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG8 8NJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01988 700414

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Pitches: 19
Open: Easter To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 39 Reviews
              9/10 from 39 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  39 in total, now showing 19 to 24                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Florence Romahome 7 reviews from this member

Definitely one of the best sites I have ever visited.

A small and very friendly site, located round an old village school. The buildings themselves were a pleasant reminder of childhood.

The site is immaculate in every way, beautifully kept lawned areas with hard standings and flower gardens. Toilets and showers are not the biggest but are more than enough for a site of this size and are very clean and well kept.

The owners are very friendly and helpful, giving advice on the local area and helping in any way they can. Sandy beach just a short drive or nice walk down past the golf club and Gavin Maxwell memorial. When you are there do buy some of 'Gran's Jam' its delicious.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jgoding 3 reviews from this member

Just arrived from Knock School park, we have had a fab 5 days the owners John & Pauline are so friendly and helpful, the park is very well kept, very neat, tidy and clean, if you want peace and quite with a fab view of the coast, also to add the sky at night is amazing, and if you appreciate nature and the outdoors this is the place for you, the toilets are always clean and so is the shower with constant hot water, this does cost you 10p but a small price to pay for satisfaction and this gets you a good few minutes with more to spare, it is near the road but this was not a problem at all. We like mountain biking and this place is about 25 minutes from Kirroughtree Mountain bike center and about 45 mins from Glentrool, after a day in the saddle it was a relief to come back to this place to relax, we enjoyed it so much we have re-booked for the August, highly recommend this park. Also just to add the young lad from the farm next door supplies free range eggs and Pauline supplies home made jam both at a small price (YUM)

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Missteree 27 reviews from this member

Friendly welcome at nice small, well maintained site with sheltered pitches. Facilities are basic but clean. One shower shared between males and females but separate toilets. Dishwashing outside - cold water only. Dog friendly site :-)

Pitch had EHU and was reasonably priced.

Best of all was the dark skies and close location to the beach. For all you urban town dwellers who have no idea what dark skies truly are, this is the place to visit.

The fact that the site was quiet and peaceful just enhanced this.

Would definitely recommend.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TheGardener64 1 review from this member

We originally booked for 2 nights but enjoyed the peace and quiet this site had to offer we extended our stay to 4 nights.

Although it was the summer school holiday it was mostly adults during our stay. The facilities were basic but clean.

There was one shower but all we did was watch for someone leaving the shower. As we had good weather this was a perfect place to chill out.

There is no shop on site but there are 2 shops at Port William, a short drive away which had everything we required.

We would use this site again as a base for touring this area.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lilbootoo 3 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Knock School. It is a beautifully maintained site. The facilities had their charms and although they were old (the loo's date from the school's original use) they were absolutely immaculate and fully functioning with the addition of little water heaters for really hot water for washing. The shower is a very reasonable 10p for about 4 minutes, and was sparklingly clean.

The tent field is just big enough for 4 large pitches and is hidden from the (very quiet) road by a wall which helps to keep the wind down. There is room for about 10 caravans on the adjacent field too.

If you get the chance, buy one of Granny's jams, sold by Pauline. I recommend the rhubarb and ginger! A big plus for me was the clarity of the night sky. Tou don't need to go all the way to the forests for the dark skies.

Don't go to this site if you are wanting a bustling, entertainment filled trip, you will be disappointed. It was serene and peaceful, far from the madding crowd, no mobile signal and no screaming, marauding children and no big supermarkets.

Perfect. (However, if you are planning on shopping when you get there, don't! The nearest full Sainsbury's is in Newton Stewart and there is Morrisons in Stranraer, otherwise it's local londis type shops which we found to be quite expensive)

En route from England, we stopped at Devil's Porridge (an exhibition about munitions works near Gretna in the WW's) and Threave Castle. Both were interesting and worth the tiny admission charges.

Nearer Knock School, we visited the animal park which seemed to be little more than a family menagerie opened to the passing public. The donkeys were a firm favourite.

St Ninian's cave is interesting and seems to serve as a sort of shrine to the dead. It's a lovely walk and long, shelving pebble beach on the way.

A drive up to the Mull of Galloway is long but worth it, and there is a tiny, enclosed bay just before the mull which we thought was just about paradise.

Castle St John in Stranraer is interesting too, as long as you don't mind a long flight of spiral stairs.

All in all I think I would definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: DIGO 4 reviews from this member

Fairly pleasant situation with mixture of tents and caravans in same field although access to site narrow and angled.

Inadequate electrical hook-ups which tripped twice during our 4 day stay, as it did with others. Owners unavailable to resolve problem which was ultimately sorted out by caravanners.

No chemical waste disposal on site, which I felt may be insufficient. One shower with meter.

Otherwise site afforded good access to Wigtownshire villages and ports, with beaches and golf course on doorstep.

Area is well worth a visit and we found a delicious meal in The Clansmen restaurant in delightful Port William.

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