At short notice I had a weekend free and fancied taking the mountain bike up to tackle a few more of the 7 Stanes trails. Usually I'm happy to pitch a tent - but having stumbled across Gorsebank and seeing their Timber Tents I decided to book myself in and head on up.
Arriving on site I was given a warm reception and a quick overview of the site, passed my keys and off I went.
The 'Tent' is in a great location in amongst the trees and looking over the surrounding forests. You share the location with another tent, but theres enough room to be more than comfortable in your own space if you so wish. With a heater, light and power inside and more than enough space for a double blow-up bed and a couple of people the tent is brilliantly comfy. Outside you have a decked area, BBQ stand (bring your own BBQ) and a stones throw away is a fire pit.
The site facilities are plentiful - warm, clean shower blocks, toilets, kitchen area, drying room and large secure bike storage. Theres also basics, including fresh farm eggs, milk and fire wood available from the farmhouse.
All of these things made for an excellent stay in very comfortable conditions. A great location for the local 7 Stanes and only a short drive to the town if you need to venture there.
I thoroughly recommend a stay at Gorsebank and shall be returning again this year. My next trip will be with the girlfriend and we will be trying the larger cabins complete with hot-tub.
- Also Known As:
- Gorsebank Camping Village Hotel Dalbeattie
- Gorsebank Camping Village Dalbeattie, Scotland