Mains of Machermore Farm

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 7AW

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Isabel and George look forward to welcoming you to Mains of Machermore Farm. Our Farmhouse is adjacent to the CL site, so we are on hand to assist if required. Our aim is to make your stay with us everything you would wish from a modern CAMC Certificated Location.

On the site, each of the five serviced pitches have hardstanding with a grass area, water tap and grey water drain. Five electric hook ups are also conveniently located for ease of use. The "Wee Hoose" contains a shower, toilet and wash hand basin for exclusive use of the CL. Wifi is also available as well as an excellent TV reception.

Mains of Machermore is a family run farm situated a mile from the market town of Newton Stewart, also known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. The CL site benefits from lovely views of the surrounding hills as well as our Belted Galloway cattle, other livestock and wildlife which live here on the farm. We are always delighted when our summer visitors of swallows and swifts return each year.

Close by there are an abundance of activities. Being the Gateway to the Galloway Hills there are lots of walks with a Walking Festival every year in May. Wigtown, Scotlands Booktown, is a 15 minute drive away with the annual Book Festival that happens at the end of September which usually has around 500 different events over the course of ten days. Horse riding is less than a mile away, 7 stanes mountain bike course approximately 5 miles, Laggan Outdoor Activity centre (15 minute drive), golf courses, beaches, places of historical interests are all close by. We are also on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park and Dark Sky Park which gives wonderful opportunities to see the solar system in all its splendour. For those who like a tipple we are approximately two miles from the new Harbour and Hills Gin Crafty Distillery with Bladnoch Whisky Distillery a 15 minute drive away. For the young and young at heart, the extremely popular Cream O Galloway and the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory are a 30 minute drive away. We are also just a 40 minute drive from the port of Cairnryan and the ferry crossings to Northern Ireland.

As well as being the ideal location to explore South West Scotland, Newton Stewart is home to a cinema, Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants as well as other traditional restaurants. Supermarkets Aldi, Co-op, Costcutters and Sainsburys are all within the town as well as three petrol stations. The Merrick Leisure centre contains a swimming pool, gym and games hall.

For further details and booking information please see our Website. Advance booking would be advisable at holiday or peak season times. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Working farm

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
DG8 7AW
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GPS:
Lat 54.950991 / Lon -4.462284
OS field ref:
NX424645
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Stranraer, Castle Douglas, Dumfries
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Cairnryan (29 miles)

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Mains of Machermore Farm
We used this site as a stop off for the Belfast ferrying that was the only thing we considered when we booked ( it says in the writeup 45 mins to Ferry. But when we arrived we had a great welcome and I wish I could attach the video I took from the caravan door one word Spectacular !!! All hard standings . water close by and all the facilities a caravanner needs I'll not go over what others have said but it all still applies Happiness ! Thanks for having us Mike and Vi

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Reviewed on 01/11/2020 19:04

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Mains of Machermore Farm
Due to the current situation with Covid we were looking for a quiet site and discovered Mains of Machermore. This site suited our circumstances perfectly. Centrally located for all areas of Wigtownshire. The Galloway Forest park is only a short drive away. Newton Stewart is a couple of minutes away by car and has all you need for local shopping. The site itself is on a working farm but the noise from the farm was minimal. It has an open outlook and an added bonus of your own water tap and waste on each pitch. The chemical waste is one of the best I have seen on any CL. We really enjoyed our time there and will certainly return in the near future. Mike & Ivy Dodds

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Reviewed on 10/10/2020 20:57

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Mains of Machermore is an exceptional site run by a delightful family. We have just spent a wonderful two weeks on this site after lockdown and were greatly enamoured by the reception we received. Isabel and George are two of the most pleasant people you could wish to meet. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They are well organised in keeping everyone safe after the pandemic. Understandably, the toilet block was closed; we would not have used it, had it been open, for obvious reasons. The facilities available were more than adequate with one of the cleanest, easy to use chemical toilet emptying points we have ever seen. Each pitch has water, soiled water drain, electric and level hard standing. It is evident that the site has been planned with much thought, and expense and is a credit to Isabel and George for taking good advice as to the layout. During our stay, we saw a variety of wildlife including the magnificent red kite floating over the site on a number of occasions with a fox strutting past one early evening. It is an excellent base for visiting the many attractions in the area. Notably Kirroughtree and Glen Trool Forests not forgetting the coastal fringe of Galloway with many attractive locations. Seek out Carrick Bay south of Gatehouse of Fleet, Drummore on the Mull of Galloway peninsula and the RSPB reserve at Crook of Baldoon near Wigtown each providing superb walks and lovely scenery. I highly recommend this site to fellow campers.

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Reviewed on 01/08/2020 23:49

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Lovely quiet site on working farm. The site is set out perfectly , excellent shower room and toilet facilities. Short bike ride into Newton Stewart or forest walks. Can't fault this site.

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Reviewed on 27/10/2019 16:55

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Mains of Machermore Farm
Owner was very friendly and helpful toilet and shower facilities were very clean also information room with plenty in pitches are a good size had a walk into Newton Stewart which isn’t far and there seems plenty to do in surrounding area .

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Reviewed on 31/08/2019 18:12

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