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Visitor Reviews - Solway View Caravan & Camping Site

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Solway View Caravan & Camping Site
Balmangan Farm
Ross Bay
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG6 4TR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01557 870206

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Pitches: 5 Van & 20 Camping
Open: Feb-nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 90 Reviews
              9/10 from 90 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting.

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rld55 2 reviews from this member

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay on this lovely quiet campsite. Pitches were spacious and plenty of room between. I enjoyed having a campfire and walking down to the little beach and climbing on the rocks, also the walk in the opposite direction to the little graveyard by the sea.

The toilet facilities were all very clean and there's a cooking hut for when the weather is wet with everything you could need.

It's a lovely area with lots of beautiful coastline and easy to get to, well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Riddlers duffy 8 reviews from this member

This is a great site, well thought out with provisions for campers and glampers alike. The site had huge pitches each with a picnic table and benches as well as a fire pit provided. The sites facilities were first rate, clean and tidy toilet and shower units and a very welcome addition of a cookhouse and washing up area that had tables and benches and was very useful shelter on our second night when the rain came down hard. It was only a 5 minute walk down to White Bay at the mouth of the River Dee and some stunning views of the Solway Firth could be seen from all parts of the site. The hosts were friendly and informative and provided plenty of information leaflets about the surrounding areas. Rates were very reasonable for such a well provided for site. I would certainly visit again.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gwr066 1 review from this member

Stayed here with 2 friends for a wee birthday break and had a great time. The prices are very reasonable and the owners are very nice and friendly - not intrusive and will just let you get on with your break. The site is in a great location for touring and/or for staying on site and walking or just enjoying the peace and quiet. We were directed to our site area and give the option to pitch wherever we liked. Pitches as quite flat and well looked after. There's and old steel wheel as a fire pit (excellent) and a picnic bench too! The toilet and shower facilities were always really warm and clean which is a real bonus. Free showers. We had great weather but would have used the hut kitchen if needed - lots of utensils etc free to use. We didn't buy any of the products on sale except firewood (which was easy to burn and gave off a great heat) but we will be back and we are looking forward to trying some of the fresh eggs and vegetables. At night the gate to the site is closed which made it feel very secure. There's plenty room for lots of tents and caravans and wigwams. You won't feel squashed in to a tight pitch. Highly recommended - and I camp all over Scotland. Already planning our next visit!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Clipstone Lad 4 reviews from this member

I doubt if we've ever been on a site that beats this one for value for money, friendliness, and location. The owners have a dedication to providing the experience of being on a working farm, while making you feel welcome. For touring units there is an area with hook ups, looking out over the lovely Soleway Firth; each pitch is spaced well apart with a picnic table and bbq (wood available on site). The camping area is below and seemed equally well laid out. There are sufficient showers and washing up facilities, all kept clean and well appointed.

There is a handy leaflet available for local walks. We also set off to walk to Kirdubright (a nice town); half along a lovely forest walk (from the old cemetery) to a picnic area, but the rest (not so nice) along the road. While we were staying we also got to see the birds of prey that a friendly chap was keeping on site. So yes, 10 out of 10 for us, and we want to come back.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Clareym 2 reviews from this member

This is our second visit here, and absolutely love it! Site is in a rural location but close enough to the local town.

Facilities on site are perfect and immaculate. There is ample space between tents with enough space to ensure privacy. A lovely touch are the fire pits, which a fab at night time. Park style benches are also provided to each unit.

All units are well spaced, and there is no overcrowding at all on this site.

Kids love the park and swinging from the tree rope.

Facilities immaculate to say the least. Shower and laundry block perfect for needs. Only gripe is lack of loo roll in ladies!

However we shall be back, as this is a little gem of a site and perfect for those with families.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TETRA 1 review from this member

If only all sites were as good as this, the view over the Solway is really something with the fishing boats and yachts going in and out. The facilities are top notch and always spotless, the pitches are roomy with a barbecue on each pitch even on the tent pitches which are well separated there is also a cook house with seating and cooking facilities plus pots and pans there is a play area for the kids and a private beach I think they have thought of everything on this site.

There is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area with a good fish and chip shop two chinese takeaways plus two sandwich bars.

This is our second time here and we will Certainly be back.

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