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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 81 Reviews
              9/10 from 81 Reviews

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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 16 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.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lizbuckley 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from a week here. Tent with hook up, two adults and a dog.

It's a truly beautiful site with all the features you could need. The toilets in the tent field are basic but there is another block near the shop which are slightly higher spec. The site was very peaceful (apart from the nesting Oyster Cachers!) and clean. Freezer available for your ice packs but its in the shop and it's only open 8-5 which if your bit forgetful like us can cause you warm drinks!

Each afternoon we we're treated to a Red kite display above the site so no need to go on the trail around the Forrest! Some really good attractions nearby. We saw wild red dear between the site and Castle Douglas twice.

Plenty of space allotted for each pitch and if you have a long lead you can be completely away from any other tents.

No pub within walking distance is a downside but the view of the Loch makes up for it!

The only downside of the whole site is they mow the lawn a lot and don't pick up cutting so if you have a crazy dog like us or small children you bring half of it back home with you!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lindac64 2 reviews from this member

Watched all the reviews for this site for over a year deciding when we could fit it in. Arrived 23rd May (bank holiday weekend). 2 women arrive! so, did they wait to see who arrived for pitch F6? worst camping pitch I've ever been allocated in all my camping years. How do you eat from a plate sliding off a table?? when we were showed round, I said 'on the hill? ' just shrugged his shoulders and said aye! how how much do I regret accepting this! asked for a late checkout and was charged £10.

Tent field was busy with /without electrics but the toilet/shower facilities DID NOT cater for the amount of campers. 3 toilets 2/3 showers in a portacabin. Outdoor wash area is an add on! No chemical waste anywhere near tent field.

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Don't think we'll be back

Not ideal for people without kids!

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kerry5 1 review from this member

We have just arrived home after spending a couple of days at this site and it was fantastic. My husband and I was there with our 5 children and had a great time, apart from the weather which rained the whole time we were there. The site has 2 great parks 4 the kids and plenty of space for them to play on their bikes. Also this is 1 of the cleanest and quietest sites we have been on so if you are looking for lively evenings it's not for you. The only downfall about this site is the shop its not very well stocked. We will be back also recommended it to family.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Toxic 1 review from this member

Great Site with great views and lots to do for all the family.

Lots to do off site too in the local area. We had a 4 night stay here with one very wet night, but the tent performed as it should, unlike others nearby.

I have only one gripe and that is the toilets are small for the size of the site, if you wake up late you could find yourself in a queue for the loo or a shower, 3 loo's and 3 showers each M/F. But apart from that it was a very well run site and we will return next year.

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