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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 

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Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Martin Keyes 1 review from this member

 We had a really enjoyable and relaxing week’s holiday at Knock School Caravan Park. The site is reasonably priced, pleasantly quiet, dog-friendly, and the facilities are clean and tidy.

The site is located in a very attractive rural landscape which is ideal for easy access to various beaches and other visitor attractions (e. G. St. Ninian’s Chapel and Cave, St. Medan’s Golf Course, Barsalloch Fort, Wigtown, Port William etc).

There’s also plenty of wildlife to see in the area (we spotted kestrels, buzzards, oyster catchers and roe deer).

We would have no problem recommending it! 

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Terrynclaire 1 review from this member

 Found site on ukcampsite.Co.Uk we booked just for the weekend but decided to stay 10 days. Lovely quiet site, minimal facilities but more that adequate. Electric to all pitches. Only a mile for a quiet coved beach and golf course. Ideal if you want a quiet get away. Brilliant for star gazing having dark sky status in the area. Not all pitches are level but site have blocks to use. Site is very well maintained and has pretty flower beds. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: LMG68 1 review from this member

 This is our 2nd visit to Knockschool Camping and Caravanning Park in Monreith and we had the most wonderful weather which allowed numerous visits to historic places of interest and of course the Monreith Sands Beach for a wonderful dip in the hot weather. Hubby grew up visiting Monreith with his parents and as a result we are hoping to continue the tradition and visit on a regular basis. We booked last minute on this occasion and thankfully accommodated to our relief! Our visit was greeted with a big warm smile and welcome (and of course were able to buy a few pots of Gran's amazing jam which we later enjoyed with baguettes or hot toast and hot chocolate - just delicious!).

We were shown to our tenting pitch and set up our 6 man tent to start enjoying our holiday break. The site is very well maintained, beautiful lay out. Toilets, showers etc although basic are very clean and tidy. We were able to take our jack russell again with us who also enjoyed his time there immensely. Pauline, hubby and son were wonderful hosts and were always willing to help if needed. We had a great laugh and relaxed completely.

We hope to return next year and if possible stable our horses nearby - either way this is a wonderful site, you are left in peace to enjoy your holiday and the hosts are always around to help if needed. View is fantastic - what more can you ask for. 

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jacquibuckley 1 review from this member

 We have just spent 2 weeks at this site during the wettest August ever registered in Dumfires and Galloway and because of the site and its owners we had a wonderful time!

The site is clean, tidy and beautifully presented. Pauline and John (the owners) put a lot of time and effort into ensuring their site and facilities are of the highest standard. The toilets, shower and washing up facilities are basic but immaculate. They are cleaned regularly throughout the day.

We initially had some misgivings about the proximity to the road which seemed to be very busy, however this turned out to be the local farmers making the most of a weather window and although there were still busy times on the road it wasn't continuous noise.

The surrounding area is well worth visiting with everything you could ask for on a family holiday - walks, sandy beaches, cycling, golf course and lots of local history.

Pauline and John are extremely friendly and very helpful. They were always around for a chat and to offer ideas of places to visit.

Our 11 year old son said it was the 'Best site he'd ever stayed on' (and he's stayed on a few now!) and our 19 month old just loved the freedom of being able to run up and down the field safely(the camping field being separated from the road by a wall).

This is definitely a site we will be recommending to others and will return to ourselves. 

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Mallyshe 1 review from this member

 Booked for 7 nights stayed for 11 would have stayed longer if Pauline or Gordon would have adopted us.Our first visit to the site but it won't be our last. A quiet beautifully kept site all credit to the hard work of Pauline and Gordon. We were surrounded by beautiful views, birdsong, sheep,cows and ponies. The area is so unspoilt and not ruined by commercialism it didn't take us long to settle into a much slower pace of life. We had one of the cheapest but most enjoyable holidays ever and enjoyed visiting places like Newton Stewart, Stranraer, Cairnryan, Wigtown, Sandhead and the Mull of Galloway. We absolutely loved the Isle of Whithorn, Portpatrick and Garlieston. We also enjoyed our visits to Monreith Animal World and the Bladnoch Distillery and had some great meals at the Bladnoch Inn. We didn't want to leave the area or the site.Don't forget to try some homemade jam which Paulines mam makes and try some of the cream of galloway icecream sold on site. Gordon told us a lot about the history of the old school and about the area and even though he is always busy finds time to have a chat, he also makes some lovely handmade cards which you should look at. 


Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Coltex 1 review from this member

 We have been coming here for well over 30 years since the kids were small and now that the eldest is 50! we thought it time to share this great site with a wider circle of fellow campers.

Owners John, Pauline & their son Gordon, are very helpful & friendly and the grounds are so well kept it's like camping on their front lawn. The toilets are basic but adequate and always very clean. There is a network of quiet country roads ideal for cycling and visiting the surrounding villages and ports with good restaurants and pubs. There is much for mountain bikers, sea anglers, birdwatchers, walkers etc. And Scotlands Booktown, Wigtown is only a few miles away.

St.Medan's Golf Club is within a quarter mile, is usually quiet and ideal for beginners. The green fees are very reasonable with a further discount for Knock School campers.

Dogs are welcome and there are good walks for them nearby not to mention runs on the beaches.

Caravans are not in rows but well spaced out round the perimeter of the site looking into the grassy centre so that if your children are playing there it is easy to keep an eye on them.

Blackpool it is not - but for those who want to get back to a more leisurely pace of life this

Should do the trick. 

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: C Jackson 1 review from this member

 Having stayed at this site 15 years ago as a teenager I was delighted to find it to be exactly the same. The site is well presented and the owners are helpful and friendly. The old School toilet block and shower are basic but perfectly adequate and are always clean and tidy. The area for tents is small (space for 4 tents) but is sheltered. The surrounding area is beautiful and the site is ideally situated, being near to several beaches and local places of interest. 

Date of Visit: September 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Steve morley 4 reviews from this member

 This was my first visit to this site, it was a sea fishing expedition with my brother and 2 nephews, who had all been to this site several times before.
We had the place to ourselves, so no problem with space when pitching the tent, a Hartford XL.
The facilities are a bit basic but clean and tidy.
There is no shop on site, this didn't matter as we had stocked up at Somerfield's in Newton Stewart on the way here.
The site it's self is very well cared for, we stayed for 3 nights and the grass was mown every night!
As we were there primarily for the fishing, I did not get to explore much of the surrounding area. Although the sky was so clear at night (no light pollution here) we saw lots of shooting stars along with the orbiting satellites and much nearer still the lights of The Isle of Man.
As for the fishing, we tried; beech, rock and harbour, best result was Isle of Whithorn harbour at night.
I'd go to the site again but with the same company, as I don't think there would be enough there to appeal to my wife and children.  

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lorrnev 4 reviews from this member

 Thought campsite was really nice when we got there, really nice and clean , lot of traffic noise from the road though, this does die down at night.
We felt this site would suit caravaners better as there is no hot water for dishwashing, only a cold tap in the field.
The toilets are clean although there is only four of them and one shower for whole site which works on a meter.
The pitches are nice and spread out well, but again the small tent field is over the hedge from a busy road, so try and get into the caravan field if you can.
I wouldnt advise this site for dog owners, altho they are accepted,as the owner insists dogs do not foul the site, not even if you clean up immediatley. You will be advised that your dog should be taken off site every hour or so in order to comply with this. After this happened to us early one morning, we packed up and moved on                  

Date of Visit: July 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: G+K MIlls 2 reviews from this member

 This is a great campsite, John & Pauline Heywood (The owners) are really friendly and helpful. The site is well kept and caters for 4/5 tents and 15 caravans with hook-ups, the facilities are basic but well maintained and  clean.
It is a short walk (500 metres) from some great beaches with caves to explore. St Medan's Golf Club, Scotland's southern most Golf Course is about 300 metres from the campsite, (Discounted green fees if you are staying at the campsite). 
It is only a 20/30 minute drive from all kinds of attractions, (Whithorn, Portpatrick, Port Logan, Wigtown (Book Town) & Newton Stewart). If you're into cycling, this is the place to be, the local roads are 'relatively' flat and there is some great off-roading/forest/mountain biking facilities at nearby Kirrroughtree in Galloway Forest near Newton Stewart. 
Nearby Port William has a small store that will provide all your basic needs.  

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