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Visitor Reviews - Gorsebank Camping Village

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Gorsebank Camping Village
Greenhill Farm
A710 Coast Road
Dalbeattie
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
DG54QT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01556 610174

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Pitches: 12
Open: Open All Year

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


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Raftguid1977 4 reviews from this member

We stayed in a timber tent.

Shower and toilets immaculately clean and free showers.

Kitchen and drying room real handy cooker kettle and some dishes for those who forget few tables to eat as group as well was spotless.

The owners were amazing (car broke down miles from nowhere got it sorted eventually over weekend)

Owners said we could stay past the 11 am leave time and use all facilities till we found out over the car that day. Which was muchly appreciated.

The site is in a amazing area for all outdoor sports.

7stanes mountain biking course is close with bike hire on the site.

Fishing lakes and fly fishing pond.

Few rivers grade 3/4 in area for kayaking.

Plenty of walks in the local and wider area.

Astronomy well galloway has dark skies I recommend Clatteringshaws visitor centre its got the best horizon view of the centres we visited and is something to view.

The timber tent was ok for 2 The firewood is only 3. 50 a bag (enough for a good night)

The pods and Bothy are nicely set out.

Very quiet site.

Cant wait for the next trip up.

I would advice to take basic foods as dalbeattie is nearest place great take out as well.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Petermara 5 reviews from this member

Just returned after spending three nights in a Wigwam. Excellent facilities, very well maintained and kept very clean. A tranquil setting yet so close to the road yet no traffic noise. The Wigwam was comfortable and the heating was more than enough. We stayed here because of its proximity to the Dalbeattie Trail centre, about 500 yards up the road. Excellent yet challenging Red Route. Also only 30 or so miles from Kirroughtrees Trail centre, another exciting Red Route.

Kippford close by with top rate food at The Anchor and with beautiful views along with nearby Rockcliffe. These places are as unspoilt as they were 40 years ago.

If you want the location but not the crowds then Gorsebank is well worth a try.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Mumof2boys 1 review from this member

Just returned from a 3 night trip to a camping pod at Gorsebank. Big success with the whole family - me, hubby and 2 boys 9 & 12. Pod was spacious, warm and comfortable = fold out foam beds to sleep 5, microwave and fridge and heater ( didn't need that) It was clean inside.

Outside we had a picnic table, campfire ( wood available from farm cheaper than shops) and bbq. Our two boys loved the campfire had one going every night.

The two pods do overlook each other but the picnic area for each pod are screened by gorse and where we parked our car. Our neighbours were very nice so not a problem for us to sit on deck.

There are 8 units on site - the closest ones to us were the timber tents, but we couldn't see the occupants when they were out at their picnic area. The site was very quiet both day and night which is what we were looking for.

The Wigwams are over the other side of toilet block so again far enough away that you felt secluded. The kitchen facilities were great - Microwave, Toaster kettle and full cooker, with table and chairs for 6 if you choose to cook there.

There is a laundry/drying room too. The toilets were clean and each had 2 toilets and a shower which is more than sufficient for 8 units - I never had to wait - shower was excellent - power shower!


Lots to see and do in area - Dalbeattie just a 5 min drive with co- op stor and a few takeaways. Chocolate factory great to visit if you have kids under 12 - great play area and chocolate workshop for the kids.

Also went to Caerlaverock Castle and Threave Castle - both worth a visit and the Cream of Galloway Ice Cream Factory. -

Go you wont be disappointed - We look forward to booking for next summer!

Date of Visit: November 2010 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: HappycamperD+L 2 reviews from this member

Outstanding site from the minute you arrive. The views are fantastic warm friendly owners and staff alike. We arrived the night before bonfire night and its was cold but our wigwam was wonderfully heated and fully equipped ( kettle,fridge,microwave,heater) home from home. Out side we had a picnic table and a fire pit, logs and coal avail on the site and your not ripped off no inflated prices as many sites do

The site has its own fishing lake and there is a bike riding circuit in the forest which is great for a walk (but beware the bikes appear from no-ware and at speed ) We walked to the beach and had tea in a small tea room, the whole area is beautiful, we have stayed in many pod's wigwam and teepees but this is our no1 favourite place. The stars in the clear night sky are amazing, lay back look up in wonderment, not 1 to miss. On scoring this site I wish we could give it 20 out of 10 on everything, we love it.

Date of Visit: February 2011 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Jmlane05 1 review from this member

I have just returned from a long weekend here - and what a wonderful time my 2 girls and I had! A very friendly welcome, with the heating in our timber tent already turned on for us.

The toilet and shower block was clean and obviously attended to frequently throughout the day.

The drying room came in very handy - with a washing machine to use if you need it.

The kitchen has everything you need if you don't want to 'camp cook' or bbq, including kettle, toaster and microwave. All the pots and pans are there too, which is good to remember (no need to pack extra stuff). There is even a large table and chairs - great if it's raining.

The farm itself is set in a beautiful area and the beach is just a short drive away - perfect for us, as was the nearby town - which has everything you'll need without having to go for miles to find it.

Can't fault anything. 10/10 across the board!

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Helenfreddie 2 reviews from this member

We enjoyed two nights in a one of the jumbo pods and would recommend to others. We had spent a few nights previously in our tent at other sites in Scotland and it was a welcome break to not have to put the tent up again!

The site is immaculate and clean.

The owners are very helpful

The pods are brilliant and include a fridge and heater (if you need it) and you also get your own private space for camp fire, your own bbq and outdoor picnic table.

There is a brilliant kitchen and laundry facilities and the loos are very clean.

A lovely tranquil spot.

The only thing I would say is that although the outside areas of the pods are kept private with the gorse, they directly overlook each other so you look straight at the pod opposite from your door & they have glass doors- not ideal particularly if it rains and you want to sit on the decking - it feels a bit uncomfortable.

The power shower is brilliant and lots of hot water but the shower tray and curtain were a bit inadequate for this so quite impossible to not get water everywhere in the block.

Its great for kids particularly older kids with bikes etc. We have a four year old and although there wasn't a great deal for him there are plenty of great places to visit and brilliant coves and beaches and forest trails for the kids to explore in the area.

We will definitely be back

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