John Paul Jones Cottage

Kirkbean, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 8BQ

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

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John Paul Jones Cottage CL offers a fantastic 5 van hardstanding level site set in private grounds in the stunning Dumfries and Galloway countryside which is open all year round.

Our CL is a short walk away from the beach and offers a very peaceful rural location while having everything close by that you could possibly desire while enjoying your relaxing holiday.  Our site has its own private coastal tranquil peaceful gardens with picnic tables offering fantastic sea views overlooking the Lake District and Cumbrian Hills. Also overlooking the second oldest lighthouse in Scotland which in the summer at the weekends you are able to walk all the way up to the top of the lighthouse and view all the way over the Solway Coast.

We also have on site a cafe which sells snacks, refreshments and ice creams.

We are twinned with the John Paul Jones birthplace museum and visitor centre where you can see the original cottage where John Paul Jones was born and grew up and you can learn all about the man who was the founding Father and Hero of the American Navy.  Also in keeping with the great American history and the American Revolutionary War of Independence, in the space of half a mile from the site you also have the houses of two other very important men in American history of that time - Dr James Craik, the personal physician to George Washington and his family.  George Washington was the first ever American President and died in the arms of Dr James Craik. Also Richard Oswald the tobacco baron who was one of the men that signed the treaty that ended the war of independence in America, his house is also close by.

The Estate has some of the best walks in the region and with the site being next to the Solway Coast many of them will lead you to the beach while seeing a lot of our local wildlife. We are also just a short drive from the Mersehead nature reserve.

The site is also a fantastic location for cyclists as many of the local roads in the region were used in the tour of Britain a few years ago.

We cater for everyone of all ages and with the beach just a short walk there is plenty for the kids to do and we are just a short drive from local swimming pools, local bars, restaurants, family attractions, some of the best golf courses in the region and the towns of Dumfries, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.

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  • We are wheelchair access friendly.
  • We are dog friendly.

All the team here at the Arbigland Estate CL look forward to welcoming you and making sure that you have a great time when you visit us. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • TV reception: fair
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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DG2 8BQ
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Lat 54.89883 / Lon -3.58031
OS field ref:
NX987571
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An excellent site in every respect

My wife and I have been using this site as a base for our birdwatching adventures in the area with RSPB Mersehead just down the road and WWT Caerlaverock not that far away. Everything about the site is perfect for us and we can thoroughly recommend it as a destination.
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Wonderful location. Friendly Welcome.

We had three wonderful nights at this lovely CL. Great views over Soloway Firth towards Lake District.. We watched hundreds of Canadian geese feeding/resting in the fields. Saw deer and a hare. ECHU, WiFi and dump stations (£15 per night) Staff at the museum left the toilets open. Great location for a cycle. Close to the Steamboat Inn (a fantastic pub nearby, 1.5 miles (booking essential). Great walks nearby. On advice of the museum staff, we did great walk from Rockcliffe to Kippford. We visited the museum and adjacent Nearly Lost Gardens of Arbigland. The gardens are a gem. We had both the museum and gardens all to ourselves.
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Lovely Site

Very nice, quiet site on the grounds of the John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum. Small cafe/shop EHU, WiFi and views across the Solway from pitches. Friendly staff. Conveniently placed for Powillimount beach and Caresthorn beach/village.
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A Hidden Gem

This was our first stay at a CL site, and was a very pleasant experience. All of the pitches have stunning views across the fields to the Solway Firth and beyond. The museum staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The site is very peaceful and quiet, with electric hook-up now available for all five pitches. The beach is within easy walking distance and is well worth a visit. Overall a most enjoyable weekend, we will be back.

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Peaceful with beautiful views

This site is far away from the main road which makes it very quiet and peaceful. Views across the Solway to the mountains of the Lake District are stunning. Museum staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The museum itself and the nearby Nearly Lost Gardens of Arbigland a must to visit. Lovely walks in the surrounding estate with a superb beach walk to nearby Carsethorn and the excellent Steamboat Inn where a lovely meal can be had. The comings and goings of the museum were not intrusive and gave a pleasant and gentle background livlieness. In the evening it was very quiet. Toilet facilities very clean. Loads of interesting places to visit round about - Mersehead Reserve being outstanding. Lots of historical sites and places of natural beauty ranging from dense forest and hills to wide open beaches all full of wildlife. In spite of no electric hookup or shower this is a delightful place to stay. We have a great affection for this site and will visit often. Barbara and Anne Marie, Highland Perthshire. July, 2019.
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