John Paul Jones Cottage

Kirkbean, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 8BQ

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

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 site is next to the Solway Coast with many walks which 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.

We accept cash only, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

All the team here at John Paul Jones Cottage we 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
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Almost Perfect.... but

John Paul Jones Cottage
A warm welcome, well marked out and spacious pitches and basic but perfectly adequate facilities. Nice walks and cycling nearby and though a good stretch we did walk to Kirkbean for a bus to Dumfries. The ‘but’ is because despite being fully occupied for the 4 nights we were there a small Motorhome turned up late in the day and entered the site with the person going over to pitch number 5 and being overheard to say that she could put her Motorhome in the line if the occupants in pitch 5 agreed, thus making it 6 . It didn’t directly affect me but the occupants of pitch 3 who were out should at least have been consulted if this was to occur at all, which is debatable. They were surprised to find a new Motorhome squeezed in at what I would say was unacceptable distance ( fire regs etc) . To cap it all that person let her dogs out the following morning and both came round to do their “ business” between my van and next doors car. When I remonstrated she claimed to be about to walk them. That situation needn’t have been created. Hence 4 stars.

Pilotty

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Reviewed on 14/09/2021 11:16

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A little gem that been neglected.

John Paul Jones Cottage
Lovely sea views and very quiet site with a shail beach about a mile walk away ideal if you have dog. The forgotten gardens a short walk away are beautiful and well worth a visit. The site its self is in my opinion is a bit neglected with seating areas overgrown and quiet a lot of small rocks around the site which were an hazard while waking around. Toilet disposal was absolutely disgusting. Staff in the museum are very friendly and helpful. This site was one of 12 that we stopped at while having a 4 month tour around Scotland and overall the most disappointing. With a bit of love this site would be a little gem but unfortunately not one I would revisit.

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Reviewed on 28/08/2021 05:00

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An excellent site in every respect

John Paul Jones Cottage
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.

Scott1949

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Reviewed on 12/04/2021 13:35

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Wonderful location. Friendly Welcome.

John Paul Jones Cottage
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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Reviewed on 03/10/2020 05:05

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Lovely Site

John Paul Jones Cottage
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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Reviewed on 20/09/2020 21:02

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