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Visitor Reviews - Glentrool Holiday Park

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Glentrool Holiday Park
Bargrennan
Newton Stewart
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG8 6RN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01671 840280

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Pitches: 32
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 23 Reviews
              8/10 from 23 Reviews


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Reviews:  23 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Currycampers 9 reviews from this member

My eldest son and I just walked the Southern Upland Way in support of our local cancer charity, and stayed for one glorious night at Glentrool.

After a long day's walking we were met with a warm friendly welcome by Fran and Jen the new owners.

We were both bowled over by the lovely location and the superb brand new facilities. Lovely shower block and laundry and even a great washing-up area. The reception has a little shop for basics, (which fed us for the next couple of days wild camping) and the lily pond in the tent area is very pretty and adds to the experience.

5 minutes down the road is a terrific pub called the House 'o' Hill which has real ales and great food. Nice warm welcome here too and like the good people at the campsite were very supportive of our fundraising walk.

The new owners are putting a lot of effort into the site and were re-turfing a part of the tent area when we stayed and expanding the electric hook-up areas.

I will be returning with my wife as soon as possible in our campervan. The walk opened my eyes to the beauty of the borders and the site is perfectly located for walkers and mountain bikers and the visitor who just wants tranquility and peace.

Can't wait to go back!

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kfortune 3 reviews from this member

We spent a few days at this lovely peaceful campsite in the Galloway Forest Park. It is now under new management and the new owners are full of enthusiasm and many ideas for the campsite. It only reopened in April and already a lot has been accomplished. The facilities have been totally renewed and are kept spotlessly clean. There is a small shop at reception and many information leaflets for things to do in the surrounding area.

There are spacious hardstandings for caravans and motor homes and a grassy area near the lily pond for tents. There are some statics also but these are tucked away at one end of the site. Two of these are for rent which could be very useful for non camping friends to stay in or for anyone wanting a camping experience who hasnít got a tent/caravan/motorhome. Fran very kindly agreed to show us inside one of these and it was spotlessly clean. If we didn't have a caravan we would be more than happy to stay there.

The quietness and tranquillity is one of the most striking features of the site. The birdsong is lovely in the mornings and there are many species to be spotted around the site. There are also some delightful little Shetland ponies. The stars are magnificent to observe when walking back from the toilet block in the middle of the night!

This is a great base for exploring the surrounding area and within the Forest Park there are many trails for walking and cycling. The countryside round about is stunning. There is a very nice pub just down the road which serves great food.

We will certainly make a return visit to this site. Thank you Jen and Fran for being so friendly and helpful!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pedro 60 1 review from this member

The owners are continuing with the upgrade of this site. We come with friends every May to take advantage of the lovely walks around this area, walks go from challenging (Merrick hill) to easy (around loch Trool).

The improvements are making a real difference to this site and I get the impression it is now a well cared for site. Owners go the extra mile to help out, as witnessed: having the electrics checked over on a foreign Motorhome.

Check out the Duck/chicks parade several times a day(if you are there when chicks are about).

Look forward to seeing the site on our next visit!

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Lynbast 1 review from this member

This seemed the ideal place for us in terms of peace and quiet, and lovely scenery. Having read the previous reviews, we weren't looking forward to using the facilities, but what a surprise! The site is under new ownership, and the shower blocks have been completely refurbished. Warm, modern, spotlessly clean with plenty of hot water, a joy to use. The new owners were in the process of upgrading the washing up areas for campers, and were installing a new motorhome service point.

This is a wonderful peaceful place, ideal for relaxing and exploring the beautiful surroundings.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: ChezandTez 1 review from this member

When we arrived, we received a warm welcome from the warden. The touring area is at the front of the site adjacent to the road but we were not disturbed much by road noise. All the touring pitches are made of stone chippings and are clearly marked, though we thought it could be improved by putting some hedges or shrubs between the pitches to give a little more privacy.

The big let-down is the toilet/shower facilities - during our two day stay, the facilities were not cleaned at all, apart from the washbasins as there is a notice on the wall requesting that if you use a basin, you clean it afterwards! There are two showers in the ladies and they are the dirtiest we have ever come across. They had those awful rubber mats in the bottom and when they were lifted, the dirt and hairs that were lurking underneath were appalling. Two of the toilet cubicles were locked up, so there were only two available. Also, there are two heaters in both the ladies and mens blocks but neither of these were switched on and it was a bit chilly when we were there.

This is a nice site in a lovely location, close to the Glentrool visitor centre, but the toilet/shower blocks need updating - or at least cleaning on a daily basis.

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

Situated in a beautiful area.

Was made very welcome by warden.

Shower block in need of TLC.

Touring caravan area surrounded by trees therefore no outlook.

Midges were a huge problem evening and morning.

Please be aware that there is no wifi, TV signal or radio signal. Also I was unable to get a mobile phone signal but there is a telephone box on site.

An ideal spot if you are seeking to get away from it all but won't suit everyone.

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