Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 8EPView on map
Why stay here ...
The CL is set in the countryside of the Machars just south of the village of Sorbie. The half-acre field has an open aspect with views of the Galloway Hills to the west. On the CL field the pitches are separate so even when full the view is little obstructed.
There is a slight slope into the site but the pitches are level grass with an electrical hook up and space for an awning. We realise the slope and grass pitches may be a problem for some rigs, and also for winter visitors, but if necessary we can accommodate up to two rigs on alternative pitches with hard standing. There is a shower and toilet with wheelchair access for CL users about 50 yards from the site.
The CL is open throughout the year, but availability is limited between November and the end of March so visitors must please book at least two weeks before their arrival date. The CL is open to adults only.
We have a booklet for visitors giving information about our site and the locality and we give all visitors a copy of the Guide to the Machars and Rhins. There is also a stock of leaflets about many of the local attractions and sample menus from local pubs and restaurants.
Visitors (and their dogs) are free to use the paddocks to the side and front of the house, and we keep paths mown for access. There is a unfenced stream at the bottom of the paddock in front of the house with a bridge made of three stone slabs giving access to the far paddock.
This area boasts very dark skies (late Autumn to Spring) so caravanning astronomers are welcome; we have several positions where telescopes can be set up, and stored under cover. For beginners we can give basic tuition in astronomy and how to set up and use a telescope.
The many local attractions, including Galloway House gardens, Garlieston Harbour (site of the first Mulberry Harbour), Bladnoch Distillery, Whithorn Priory, Ninians Cave, several beaches, interesting walks, and golf courses, can easily be reached by car or cycle. Walking across country from the site is more difficult because of the surrounding farmland. Buses will stop on request at the end of our access road.
The CL is about two miles from the Swallow Theatre (the smallest in Scotland) and we are well placed for attending the annual Wigtown Book Festival; for film fans there are Machars Movies at the Isle of Whithorn and the Newton Stewart Cinema - see their websites for full details.
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Types of pitch: grass
Electric hook up available
Electric amperage: 16
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