Burgess Outon Farm

Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 8EZ

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  • Beach stays
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

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Welcome to Burgess Outon CL.

We are a small farm with livestock, many sheep, hens and occasionally pigs and sometimes have farm produce for sale. We are sorry but we are not able to accept dogs on our site.

We are a green site requiring visitors to use green fluids in their toilets and grey waste water. 

LOCATION - We are situated in a quiet location with extensive views of the sea and the Galloway hills. We are ideally situated for those seeking peace and quiet or for the more adventurous there are excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities near by.  The CL is situated in the heart of the Machars Peninsular with rolling hills, and over 300 miles of coastline to enjoy, with quiet roads and friendly people it's an ideal location.

BEACHES - We are near to Rigg Bay near Garlieston. The beach is accessed through Galloway House Gardens with magnificent displays of plants and trees especially rhododendrons in the Spring. There is a beautiful walk from the beach to what remains of Cruggleton Castle along the coastal path. Another beach lies to the south of us at Monreith just past the St Medans golf course.

WALKING - Kilsture Forest a short drive away has many trails for the walker. Look for the fine specimen larch trees and the views out to lush pasture from the margins of the forest. For the more adventurous the Galloway Forest Park to the north has over 300 square miles of forest, mountain, rivers and loch to explore. There are visitor centres at Kirroughtree and Glentrool.

FISHING - Galloway offers great fishing in rivers, lochs and off shore.

GOLFING - There are two courses nearby both 9 hole at Wigtown and Monreith and an 18 hole parkland course at Newton Stewart.

WHITHORN AND THE ISLE OF WHITHORN - Where St. Ninian brought Christianity to Scotland. Whithorn Museum houses a remarkable collection of Christian crosses and the nearby Isle of Whithorn with its pretty harbour, is the site of the ruins of St Ninian's Chapel. Visit St Ninian's Cave via a beautiful walk down through the woods to the shore from Glasserton. Visit the pretty Isle of Whithorn harbour and walk from the harbour up the hill towards the cairn where you will see great views to the Isle of Man.

WIGTOWN - Wigtown is Scotland's National Book Town, with 20 book related businesses and with the usual shops, inns, and cafes. The former County Building is newly restored and has a viewing room where nesting Ospreys can be seen on CCTV. For the bird lover there is a bird hide down by the harbour overlooking the Wigtown Bay wetlands.

GARDENS - Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for its gardens all helped by the milder climate due to the gulf stream. Claymoddie Gardens, Glenwhan Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens and Logan Botanical Gardens are all well worth a visit.

CYCLING - The National Cycle Network crosses the Machars of Galloway with miles of stunning scenery, from coastline to forests. For mountain biking visit two of the '7 stanes' trails located at Kirroughtree and Glentrool both rated 'World Class'.

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  • Battery charging
  • Working farm

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Lat 54.746539 / Lon -4.403318
OS field ref:
NX453419
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Just spent 2 nights on this peaceful, well kept site that has stunning views over the Solway and North to the Forest of Galloway hills. A warm, friendly welcome from Mrs Noble who is knowledgeable about this area. Wonderful coastline, interesting towns and harbours and very quiet roads. Entertainment in the form of Olly the cat and cattle in the adjacent fields!
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OUTSTANDING - superb views and terrific welcome

This CL is an AMAZING position. Pitch your van and look out to sea! Pitch the other way and look to those hills! PEACE, TRANQUILITY - what more do you want? Mrs Noble is a splendid host who makes you so VERY welcome on arrival and throughout your stay. She is happy to advise re good walks and places to visit. Or if you prefer she leaves you to enjoy the peace of the wonderful countryside. Yes there is a minor issue with having to lift the wastewater container up a couple of feet to empty BUT if this is a problem to you then ask and Mrs Noble would allow you to empty in the hedges. The area is very scenic and we had no difficulty finding places to go and see. We walked every day too. If you require shops (other than the basic food shops) this may not be the area for you!! Daily essentials (milk, bread etc) can be found in Whithorn. Petrol is available there too (at a premium) The roads in the area are narrow but quite, very suitable for cyclists. WALKING is somewhat of a challenge in Scotland as there are no footpaths marked on OS maps! It is said you can walk ANYWHERE! Don't believe it! Get advice from the friendly locals. Places to eat can be found in Whithorn but try the Pheasant at Sorbie (about 5 miles) if thou fancy a superb italian meal at very reasonable cost. Very good cafe at The Whithorn Centre and also at the Isle of Whithorn (St Ninian's Tearoom) We hope to return.Highly recommended. Members WE need to use this site (and others like it) or we will lose it - YOUR support will help.

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OUTSTANDING - superb views and terrific welcome

This CL is an AMAZING position. Pitch your van and look out to sea! Pitch the other way and look to those hills! PEACE, TRANQUILITY - what more do you want? Mrs Noble is a splendid host who makes you so VERY welcome on arrival and throughout your stay. She is happy to advise re good walks and places to visit. Or if you prefer she leaves you to enjoy the peace of the wonderful countryside. Yes there is a minor issue with having to lift the wastewater container up a couple of feet to empty BUT if this is a problem to you then ask and Mrs Noble would allow you to empty in the hedges. The area is very scenic and we had no difficulty finding places to go and see. We walked every day too. If you require shops (other than the basic food shops) this may not be the area for you!! Daily essentials (milk, bread etc) can be found in Whithorn. Petrol is available there too (at a premium) The roads in the area are narrow but quite, very suitable for cyclists. WALKING is somewhat of a challenge in Scotland as there are no footpaths marked on OS maps! It is said you can walk ANYWHERE! Don't believe it! Get advice from the friendly locals. Places to eat can be found in Whithorn but try the Pheasant at Sorbie (about 5 miles) if thou fancy a superb italian meal at very reasonable cost. Very good cafe at The Whithorn Centre and also at the Isle of Whithorn (St Ninian's Tearoom) We hope to return.Highly recommended. Members WE need to use this site (and others like it) or we will lose it - YOUR support will help.

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Only 2 miles from the club site at Garlieston – but stay here instead.

Previous contributors have got it right. It's a pearl! Judith is a good host and helped us solve a couple of problems that arose. Typical Yorkshire hospitality! The views are outstanding and we were blessed with lovely weather (mostly) for our 6-day stay in September 2016. Access is via fairly wide lanes with little traffic; the swing into and out of the site is straight forward (we have a 13m rig). Once on site, the breeze can be a bit brisk and a conventional awning (we left ours at home) would have been a bit tricky to put up or take down. The facilities are first rate: 5 or 6 flagstones around the tap (no mud) and the enclosed concrete area with bins and toilet sluice are also mud-free. It is necessary to lift your grey water container about 350mm to empty it – so if you use a 45 or 50 litre waste-away/waste-master… don’t let it get too full if you cannot lift 45kg. The field (its more of a garden) is gently sloping and would require levelling kit in some corners – we managed without. The DAB signal was a bit patchy on some channels – but Radio 4 and 5 came through clearly. We didn’t try the TV signal… with views like these, why would you want to? The 3 phone network was pretty poor (but it always is away from main roads and big cities), the O2 signal was good for SMS and ’phonecalls… data was ponderous but worked eventually for email and ‘low demand’ items. We are “softy” cyclists and the nearby coasts are generally level; the Forestry Commission “ride” at Kilsture is gentle and relatively mud-free but with a real wilderness feel to it! While in the area you should pop down to Garlieston (pretty sea-side village) and look at the more conventional caravanners crammed on to the club site, paying loads more than you and having to smell each-other’s bacon and listen to each-others TV sets. Chacun à son goût. Wigtown is a little gem (20 minutes north by car) and the book festival is a peach. While we were here we enjoyed beach-combing, “beltie” spotting and we saw a red squirrel… wow! We’ll be back!

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Very remiss of me not to have reviewed this site before because it is lovely. We stayed here in July of 2015 for 5 nights and for most of that time we were on our own. The owners are extremely nice people and were quite happy to stop for a chat. The site has almost 360 degree views, the house itself being the only thing in the way. There are views back towards Newton Stewart and the mountains, across towards the Lake District, which we did see one day over the water, and around to the Isle of Man. The Isle of Whithorn is very attractive especially on a sunny day, as is Garlieston. A short way along the road from Garlieston is the entrance to the Galloway House gardens, and from there is a lovely walk along the shoreline and up through the woods to the top of Cruggleton cliffs and the small remaining ruins of Cruggleton Castle. It's a long way along the drive to the start of the walk but there is a car park and it's a very good idea to drive there, bearing in mind the walk that follows. All in all, we had an extremely pleasant and relaxing time there.

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