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Visitor Reviews - North Rhinns Camping

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North Rhinns Camping
Glengyre Cottage
Near Leswalt
Stranraer
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG9 0RG   See Map
Tel: 01776 853630  or  07809 649244
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Pitches: 11
Open: 19th March To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 23 Reviews
                10/10 from 23 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
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 Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

Reviews:  23 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gardenerguy 1 review from this member

Having been visiting here when I can since 2014 this is without doubt my favourite campsite. A quiet place to come to relax and recharge one's batteries, something that it never fails to deliver. That this is the case is down to the owners Rob and Kath who have developed the place from nothing into their evident pride and joy. Each visit has seen new, carefully thought out improvements, be they new pitches, trees or additional shelterbelt planting. The constant has been the high standard to which the site is maintained and the owners resolve not to maximise income by cramming as many units in as possible. Facilities are always extremely clean - that grass cuttings may wander into the toilet/ shower/ washing up building on occasion is not a gripe: remember to wipe your boots on the mats outside, that's what they're there for. The site is never muddy and, should it rain, there's a shelter to cook in. Fire pits at every secluded pitch are a nice touch, as is the wheelbarrow to help transport your gear. The camping pod is tempting and just the job should the weather turn bad, but in my experience the climate - the west end of Galloway is similar to that of Cornwall due to the Gulf Stream - has meant that I've been able resist the pod's lure even when visiting in mid October.

Despite the feeling of being away from it all, Stranraer with a good Morrison's, Tesco, Argos etc is but a short drive away, and even nearer is the well stocked store in Leswalt - do give it some of your custom.

What is all around is beautiful scenery and wildlife. A highlight of the most recent visit was being able to sit in my girlfriend's car and watch a goldcrest searching for food in the channel twixt windscreen and bonnet one foot away. You may also see ravens, buzzards and, if you're lucky, barn owl and badger. As for the coastal walks, they are to die for. There is an information pack in the toilet block to help you, but every walk and beach seems to be equally great.

It is so difficult to single out and recommend places and things to do, but, if push comes to shove, you should really try to visit Logan Gardens, the Mull of Galloway, Portpatrick with its harbour side fish and chip van, and, a bit further afield, Isle of Whithorn and its Steampacket Inn. The ferry to Belfast from Cairnryan is ridiculously cheap for foot passengers. And you can whale watch from the top deck.

What is certain is that you will never tick all this glorious area's boxes in one trip - I've realised I'm still scratching the surface after five - and that this is the perfect site to use as a base. If you want quiet, 'proper' camping with owners that really care about its upkeep and the welfare of those that visit then look no further. A true gem.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Peacey 1 review from this member

We happened across this delight of a place after doing a search on here for a campsite around The Mull of Galloway after spending a week on the Isle of Mull mountain biking. We wanted to continue our cycling holiday around the area for a few days and found the owner a very pleasant lady full of all local information for us to make our visit to the area even better.

The campsite is beautiful and the facilities are spotlessly clean. It has a real wild camping type feel to it with pitches tucked away in the trees giving you a little privacy. A real gem of a place.

Andy & John

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bizzielizzieuk 11 reviews from this member

We are just on our way home after 7-wonderful nights at North Rhinns. I can only echo the previous reviews. Excellent pitches, reliable EHU, free hot shower (walk in wet room), 2-loos with washbasins. Lashings of hot water in loos and pot - wash. All facilities in a clean and modern building. Friendly hosts who will offer advice on where to go and what to do. Fire pits on most pitches and the owners provide big bags of logs with kindling and firefighters at 5 per bag. Very little road noise and we were on pitch number 2 next to the gate. Lulled to sleep at night by the birds, wood pigeons, sheep and lambs, cows and calves, and the resident barn-owl. 5-minute drive to the shop in Leswalt that is like an aladdins cave and manned by two lovely ladies. Can recommend the packs of Gypsy Cream biscuits that are made locally. 10-minute drive to Stranraer, a lovely little town with an eclectic mix of shops.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Michael2011 2 reviews from this member

Stayed at this lovely site for 5 nights with my girlfriend and 2 dogs.

Owners were very friendly and gave good advice on local areas to visit, eating places, walks etc

Campsite is very well kept, plots are secluded and very peaceful, toilets and showers were spotless

Come home feeling relaxed with 2 very tired dogs!

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bizzielizzieuk 11 reviews from this member

We are just on our way home after 7-wonderful nights at North Rhinns. I can only echo the previous reviews. Excellent pitches, reliable EHU, free hot shower (walk in wet room), 2-loos with washbasins. Lashings of hot water in loos and pot - wash. All facilities in a clean and modern building. Friendly hosts who will offer advice on where to go and what to do. Fire pits on most pitches and the owners provide big bags of logs with kindling and firefighters at 5 per bag. Very little road noise and we were on pitch number 2 next to the gate. Lulled to sleep at night by the birds, wood pigeons, sheep and lambs, cows and calves, and the resident barn-owl. 5-minute drive to the shop in Leswalt that is like an aladdins cave and manned by two lovely ladies. Can recommend the packs of Gypsy Cream biscuits that are made locally. 10-minute drive to Stranraer, a lovely little town with an eclectic mix of shops.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fishstirburn 1 review from this member

One of my favourite campsites in one of my favourite areas. The site is small (10 pitches total) which for me is a bonus. Well sheltered from the wind, nicely planted with trees and shrubs. The pitches are generously sized, well spaced and private. This doesn't stop you from meeting link minded folk though.

Your hosts, Kath and Richard have gone to great lengths to ensure every need is catered for. The wash room and toilets are kept spotlessly clean. Even though there is only one shower I never needed to queue. Hot and powerful enough. The wash area is indoors and usually has a good supply of cloths, sponges and washing up liquid. There is a covered cooking area for bad weather.

Most pitches have a dedicated fire pit and logs / fire lighting kits are available at 6 for a large bag. Our bag kept us going for 2 nights.

Kath and Richard are both lovely people, they make the site a joy to stay at.

We have stayed twice with the first time being colder and windier and the second bright and sunny, both times we found the site comfortable, the perfect base for exploring the Rhinns.

If you're a walker or have a sense of adventure you'll find plenty to do outside in the local area. Lots of hidden beaches and coves, the lighthouse at The Mull of Galloway is a good visit, great to climb. Stranraer is close by for shops etc and Portpatrick is worth a visit for the walks and pubs / eateries.

My kids 12, 8 and 6 enjoyed both visits and were lucky to find friends on both occasions.

We'll definitely return.

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