We’ve been using this site for many years as we like the tranquillity and beauty of the surroundings. We were a bit apprehensive when Chris told us she’d decided to retire, however the new owners, Fran and Jen, are following the same friendly approach as those who went before them. They’re nice people as well.
Our static caravan was clean and well equipped with a welcoming bottle of white wine cooled in the fridge together with some chocolate. A nice touch.
This is a hill walking area which, in our view, transcends other parts of the British Isles with the view from the top of Merrick (now referred to as “Mighty Merrick” by the Tourist Board spin doctors) well worth the effort. We only saw six people last week whilst walking from Loch Trool to Merrick outwards via the Gairland Burn and Loch Enoch and returning via Benyellary. Mobile phone signals are pretty much non-existent up in the hills so it’s a very good idea to follow the Galloway Mountain Rescue advice of letting a responsible person know your route and approximate timings especially if you’re going off the main tourist trails. Fran and Jen will be happy to be your “responsible person” in this respect and offer advice using their local knowledge should you want it. This is the kind of thing which makes this place so welcoming.
As an added bonus there’s real ale and good food just down the road at the House o’Hill so you can relax and let someone else do the cooking after you return from a good day’s solid walking. Best book to be on the safe side though.
We’ll be back……
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quiet camp site set within the Galloway Forest and UK's first Dark Sky Park. This is the perfect location to experience all this fabulous location has to offer, including hillwalking, hiking, 7stanes bike trails, stargazing and much much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glentrool Camping And Caravan Site Newton Stewart, Scotland