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Visitor Reviews - Loch Ken Holiday Park

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Loch Ken Holiday Park
Castle Douglas
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG7 3NE   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01644 470282

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Pitches: 100
Open: March - November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 86 Reviews
              9/10 from 86 Reviews

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Feeblecat 38 reviews from this member

Just back from our first visit to this campsite. We were in a tent with EHU. One couple, 4 year old and dog.

Lovely, well maintained campsite. Spotless toilets (cant help the grass underfoot but otherwise facilities immaculate), shop selling the essentials, a couple of play areas for children and friendly, helpful staff. Smashing views over the loch and lots of space for the young children to run about. Seems quite popular with fishermen too.

We didn't hire boats or pedaloes but definitely will next time. The loch looks like a great place for a skiddle about in the warm weather, boating, swimming, paddling or fishing. We had planned to go a walk on one of the Red Kite trails but apart from a stroll around the site we hardly moved off the tent area as our grandson was having a whale of a time with the young friends he made, just running around in the fresh air. Would definitely recommend this site for those wanting good old-fashioned fun and fresh air. No clubroom or electronic games room here! We didn't want to leave.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Daisy the Van 2 reviews from this member

My Husband and I returned from this site today after staying for 2 nights. We were lucky to be offered a pitch that had been recently cancelled as they were fully booked.

This site is in a glorious area with beautiful views and nestled on the shore of Loch Ken, it is ideal for families, having lots of space for children to play. We noted that this site is also popular with fishermen and visitors bringing their own boats.

There is a couple of children's playgrounds, a variety of different boating craft to hire, outdoor chess and table tennis available.

The shop is open all day, and a 24hr indoor information room available.

Wardens are very helpful, polite and friendly.

The toilets and showers are spotless, three toilets and three cubicles with shower, toilet and wash basin in the ladies, can't comment on the gents as my Husband didn't use them.

Our pitch was on a spacious hardstanding, we struggled to get the awning pegs into it, (these pegs were for hardstanding ground), and had to borrow a heavier hammer.

This is a well kept, organised site.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lainey7071 2 reviews from this member

We stayed for 5 nights during the Easter Holidays, although busy it didn't feel packed. Our pitch was very spacious with room for the van, awning & car side by side. Our son enjoyed the play park and the freedom he had to play in a safe environment. He also enjoyed the rope swing and hiring a rowing boat with his dad.

Toilets & Showers were spotlessly clean and warm, plenty of hot water, the only criticism if I had to have one is there could be more showers/toilets although it wasn't an issue for us, I could imagine there being a queue in the summer hols.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed visiting the beaches in the area and also the local National Trust property.

We will definitely be back, my sons favourite campsite so far.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Adiekate 10 reviews from this member

Returned yesterday from a great 3 night stay at Loch Ken. Only rang day before we wanted to go, no problem. Warm welcome in reception & shown location of pitch. Not from from Loch side. Very tidy & welcoming site, friendly staff. Had a great chat with Mungo, he really needs to complete a family/area history. Sadly my wife had flu during the stay so spent most of it in bed! Will we return? Too right we will.

We do most of our trips midweek, when it tends to be quieter, so this trip was ideal.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Merrymonk58 3 reviews from this member

We stayed here for two nights in July. the site itself is well maintained clean and tidy. although we enjoyed our stay Pitch No5 should only be used as a last resort. we were given this pitch and all through the day campers coming in were parking on the pitch adjacent to our motorhome some leaving engines running when they booked in, when we complained that there was no parking area for check in we were just told ' It doesn't matter they are only stopping for a couple of minutes'. When we have paid for a pitch we expect it to be our pitch and not a car parking space for all who use reception and the shop. Would stay again if in the area but NOT on Pitch 5.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sparrowlegs77 17 reviews from this member

Unfortunately we arrived a little late at this site – just after 5pm. We telephoned ahead and the owner had very kindly stayed behind to check us in. When we booked we were told that we would have a loch side pitch and I was a little disappointed when this was not the case. However, we had a pitch by the reception building which seemed to have more space around it so it was not a problem in the end.

The toilets are kept very clean with the gents having three individually complete bathrooms (sink, toilet and shower) as well as having separate facilities too. The shower block seems quite new – my only criticism here is push button showers and taps with some of the taps being a little too high pressure.

The site is kept to a very high standard with the grass kept to a good length and everywhere being very clean. We had a walk into the tent field one night and glad we did not have a pitch here as it is not very level.

I think my only criticism would be some of the other guests seem to drive to the shower block or the washing up. Not a massive problem normally but when people are trying to get a caravan or motorhome out of the site it can cause a roadblock.

The site is about 8 miles away from Castle Douglas where there is supermarkets, fuel etc. Closer to the site there are a couple of villages which have local services and the occasional pub. The site is an excellent base for exploring the Galloway Forrest which has lots of walks and cycle trails. There is also the Loch itself at the campsite which has fishing or you can hire canoe’s, pedallo’s etc. I would return to this site but maybe Mid-week next time rather than over the weekend as it does get busy.

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