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Knock School Caravan Park
Newton Stewart
Dumfries and Galloway   (Browse area)
Tel: 01988 700414  or  07825 636467
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Pitches: 19
Open: 01/03/2021 to 30/09/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 41 Reviews
                9/10 from 41 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  41 in total, now showing 21 to 30                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Florence Romahome 7 reviews from this member

 Definitely one of the best sites I have ever visited.

A small and very friendly site, located round an old village school. The buildings themselves were a pleasant reminder of childhood.

The site is immaculate in every way, beautifully kept lawned areas with hard standings and flower gardens. Toilets and showers are not the biggest but are more than enough for a site of this size and are very clean and well kept.

The owners are very friendly and helpful, giving advice on the local area and helping in any way they can. Sandy beach just a short drive or nice walk down past the golf club and Gavin Maxwell memorial. When you are there do buy some of 'Gran's Jam' its delicious. 

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

 Just arrived from Knock School park, we have had a fab 5 days the owners John & Pauline are so friendly and helpful, the park is very well kept, very neat, tidy and clean, if you want peace and quite with a fab view of the coast, also to add the sky at night is amazing, and if you appreciate nature and the outdoors this is the place for you, the toilets are always clean and so is the shower with constant hot water, this does cost you 10p but a small price to pay for satisfaction and this gets you a good few minutes with more to spare, it is near the road but this was not a problem at all. We like mountain biking and this place is about 25 minutes from Kirroughtree Mountain bike center and about 45 mins from Glentrool, after a day in the saddle it was a relief to come back to this place to relax, we enjoyed it so much we have re-booked for the August, highly recommend this park. Also just to add the young lad from the farm next door supplies free range eggs and Pauline supplies home made jam both at a small price (YUM) 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Missteree 27 reviews from this member

 Friendly welcome at nice small, well maintained site with sheltered pitches. Facilities are basic but clean. One shower shared between males and females but separate toilets. Dishwashing outside - cold water only. Dog friendly site :-)

Pitch had EHU and was reasonably priced.

Best of all was the dark skies and close location to the beach. For all you urban town dwellers who have no idea what dark skies truly are, this is the place to visit.

The fact that the site was quiet and peaceful just enhanced this.

Would definitely recommend. 

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: TheGardener64 1 review from this member

 We originally booked for 2 nights but enjoyed the peace and quiet this site had to offer we extended our stay to 4 nights.

Although it was the summer school holiday it was mostly adults during our stay. The facilities were basic but clean.

There was one shower but all we did was watch for someone leaving the shower. As we had good weather this was a perfect place to chill out.

There is no shop on site but there are 2 shops at Port William, a short drive away which had everything we required.

We would use this site again as a base for touring this area. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lilbootoo 3 reviews from this member

 Just returned from a 3 night stay at Knock School. It is a beautifully maintained site. The facilities had their charms and although they were old (the loo's date from the school's original use) they were absolutely immaculate and fully functioning with the addition of little water heaters for really hot water for washing. The shower is a very reasonable 10p for about 4 minutes, and was sparklingly clean.

The tent field is just big enough for 4 large pitches and is hidden from the (very quiet) road by a wall which helps to keep the wind down. There is room for about 10 caravans on the adjacent field too.

If you get the chance, buy one of Granny's jams, sold by Pauline. I recommend the rhubarb and ginger! A big plus for me was the clarity of the night sky. Tou don't need to go all the way to the forests for the dark skies.

Don't go to this site if you are wanting a bustling, entertainment filled trip, you will be disappointed. It was serene and peaceful, far from the madding crowd, no mobile signal and no screaming, marauding children and no big supermarkets.

Perfect. (However, if you are planning on shopping when you get there, don't! The nearest full Sainsbury's is in Newton Stewart and there is Morrisons in Stranraer, otherwise it's local londis type shops which we found to be quite expensive)

En route from England, we stopped at Devil's Porridge (an exhibition about munitions works near Gretna in the WW's) and Threave Castle. Both were interesting and worth the tiny admission charges.

Nearer Knock School, we visited the animal park which seemed to be little more than a family menagerie opened to the passing public. The donkeys were a firm favourite.

St Ninian's cave is interesting and seems to serve as a sort of shrine to the dead. It's a lovely walk and long, shelving pebble beach on the way.

A drive up to the Mull of Galloway is long but worth it, and there is a tiny, enclosed bay just before the mull which we thought was just about paradise.

Castle St John in Stranraer is interesting too, as long as you don't mind a long flight of spiral stairs.

All in all I think I would definitely visit again. 


Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: DIGO 4 reviews from this member

 Fairly pleasant situation with mixture of tents and caravans in same field although access to site narrow and angled.

Inadequate electrical hook-ups which tripped twice during our 4 day stay, as it did with others. Owners unavailable to resolve problem which was ultimately sorted out by caravanners.

No chemical waste disposal on site, which I felt may be insufficient. One shower with meter.

Otherwise site afforded good access to Wigtownshire villages and ports, with beaches and golf course on doorstep.

Area is well worth a visit and we found a delicious meal in The Clansmen restaurant in delightful Port William. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mferriday 1 review from this member

 This is a clean and well maintained site, the owner is very friendly and helpful. We stayed for a couple of nights and it was so peaceful as it is a small site. The beach is a 15min walk down the hill which is suitable for swimming or fishing.

There is a golf course down the hill towards the beach for those who enjoy a round or two. If you are looking for and action packed break this is not for you its for those who enjoy great views and peaceful surrounding 

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Astrocamp 1 review from this member

 We originally booked for 2 nights but liked the site so much we extended our stay to 5 nights. Although it was the summer school holiday the site was ideal for anyone wanting a peaceful stay. The facilities were clean and soap was provided. There was one shower but as this is a small site we did not have to queue. The only down side was that the washing up point only had cold water and it was not covered as we had good weather this was not a problem. The skies were very dark and although this was a summer stay it was a delight to look at the stars.

There is no shop on site but there are 2 shops at Port William, a short drive away which had everything we needed.

Although we did not use it we were told by fellow campers that the nearby golf clubhouse did reasonably priced meals.

The camp site is on a bus route so it is possible to do linear walks.

If you need to put your ice packs in the freezer the site owner Pauline is more than willing to do this for you.

We would definitely like to return. 

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Papageno 1 review from this member

 I love this site. Discovered it last year and must've been back about a dozen times by now. It has become a proper bolthole for us.

It is a special site where you are made to feel like guests in the owners' garden. They could not be more helpful and we always feel welcome.

Facilities although basic are always clean and well maintained and not without their own unique charm - it was a village school in a previous incarnation. Although the site is next to the road it is very quiet - think what roads must have been like 50 years ago and you'll get the idea!

For this reason I would certainly recommend the area if you want to do some cycling on flattish traffic free roads - a cycling paradise! Nearby are a couple of spectacular beaches which are regular attractions when we visit.

If you are a golfer the local course is minutes walk away and looks a cracker (I played when I was younger). At night the skies become alive with stars being in the Galloway dark skies area - it was particularly spectacular during last year's meteor showers!

The peninsula also seems to command its own microclimate so the weather is often a lot better than the mainland.

I have camped in numerous sites in Britain and keep returning to this site which is testament to its charm - all in all a very special place! 

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: SarahES 2 reviews from this member

 This is a charming little campsite, very pleasant owners who are keen to keep the site clean & tidy.

Toilet block & showers extremely clean if rather antiquated! Plenty of hot water. Shower great. Dishwashing in open air with no shelter.

Only space for a few tents. Lovely views from the caravan pitches. Great site for looking around that part of Scotland. We went to Whithorn and the North & South Rhins.

No playing area for children, great for little ones and adults.

Proper old-fashioned camping in the style of Enid Blyton. We thought it was fab! 

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