Old Sorbie School

Wigtown Road, Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 8EL

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year Winners 2020 - 2nd place

Sue and Les welcome you all to our new Sorbie School CL site which is situated in the grounds of the former primary school in the centre of Sorbie village which we have made our home. After spending most of our lives in central Manchester we fell upon this little gem, the village is very peaceful and everyone is friendly.

All our pitches are hard standing with a grassy area, and the site offers full services. We pride ourselves on our excellent heated shower facilities which consist of two showers, two toilets and a washroom, also a separate dish wash area.

Our site is an Adult only site for that perfect secluded and peaceful getaway; we boast great views and an abundance of wildlife, deer, foxes, badgers and numerous birds. The site lies immediately to the south of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and on a clear evening you’ll see more stars than you could ever count and a wonderful look at our Solar System.

We are in a very central location which is served by a local bus route in to nearby Newton Stewart, Garlieston, Whithorn and Wigtown which all have lots of things to discover, and a great location to explore the surrounding areas, also a perfect stop over on your way to the ferry at Cairnryan or for your travels up the west coast.

There are many activities in the surrounding area; we have a cycling centre at Kirroughtree which has a 7stanes mountain bike course and some lovely walks, as well as being a recognised Stargazing Site. There is also Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre about a 30 minute drive away.

We have an Italian restaurant (The Pheasant) on our doorstep which serves first class food and Andrea and Morag always provide a warm welcome. There is a cosy pub in Garlieston that serves great pub grub and a Chinese and Indian restaurant in Newton Stewart. We also have a Gin Distillery that do tour and Gin tasting sessions all of these are on the local bus route. There are plenty of supermarkets and shops in the area.

We have the nearby Kilsture Forest, which is the largest patch of woodland in the open countryside of the Machars. It looks especially pretty in January, when the snowdrops are peeping through and in May, when the bluebells carpet the ground, also great dog walks in the surrounding area and we have provided a washing area for your “mucky pup” when he/she gets back.

As motor homers ourselves and have travelled around the UK and abroad, we have tried to create a clean site with modern facilities that we hope will not only make your stay pleasant and enjoyable, but will encourage you to revisit our beautiful area and CL site regularly!

For further details and booking information please see our website. Advance booking is advised at holiday or peak season.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies always)

0.75 acres

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
DG8 8EL
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GPS:
Lat 54.792649 / Lon -4.434656
OS field ref:
NX435469
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Newton Stewart, Garlieston, Wigtown, Portwilliam, Whithorn
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Cairnryan (30 miles)

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Old Sorbie School

FWhat a absolute gem this site is . By far one of the nicest sites we have been on .Well done Sue and Les you have worked so hard to achieve this you clearly have experience to what people need . We stayed for a week from 14 th May the weather was fabulous we know the area well and were able to visit our favourite places . Ate at the Harbour Inn Garlieston always worth a visit and the Pheasant a walk away was memorable we will be back next year for 2 weeks to watch the wonderful wildlife from our window . Only reservation I have is telling everyone how fab this site is they may not be room for us

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We stayed for 3 nights in May 2024. When we arrived Sue was there to great us and direct us to our pitch she then gave us the tour of facilities. We have to say it is the most beautyful CL site we have ever stayed on. Each pitch is so lovely with your own little landscaped garden. The views are superb and the toilet and shower block is something to behold. The whole site is exceptional. Our only down side is we were on part of a tour of the SW300 and live in Yorkshire so can't make it a regular place to visit but highly recommend it to anybody.

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Reviewed on 14/05/2024 17:24

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Certainly one of the best CLs we’ve ever been on. Stayed 2 nights in April with friends. The facilities are outstanding, and the welcome from Sue and Les couldn’t be warmer. Our visit was enhanced by watching deer and a hare in the nearby field, even though that made us less keen to sample the venison lasagne on the menu at the Pheasant next door!

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Reviewed on 20/04/2024 14:57

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Just spent a wonderful week on this site. Lovely welcome from Sue, who explained the unique grey water disposal area, chemical disposal and the amazing heated 4* shower block. The pitch we were allocated was one of the best in 30 years of caravanning. Being allowed to pitch, nose in, to take in the amazing panorama, we were able to witness roe deer as well as red kites, buzzards, pheasants and hares in the field within our view every day. In addition, our pitch contained a little garden with plenty of flower troughs and a garden bench to sit out and enjoy the afternoon sunshine. Our pitch was large enough to contain our 8 metre caravan, awning and annexe and our car. The entrance to the site was not as difficult as previously described, being easy to get in and out even with our long outfit. The site is in a lovely bike-riding area. A special mention to the Harbour Inn in Garlieston and the Pheasant Restaurant just 30 steps from the CL. In the evening and night, the only sound is silence. Bliss.

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Reviewed on 06/04/2024 18:52

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Our First CL, and a First Class Experience!

Old Sorbie School
We stayed at Old Sorbie School CL for 3 nights in late August. This is a superb base for exploring the Dumfries and Galloway area - a real credit to its owners Sue and Les. The site is simply immaculate. All pitches are Hard Standing with individual EHUs and fresh water, and offer beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Nose-in parking, if you have a mover, allows full benefit of these, and is not an issue. Full, modern facilities (2 x loos, 2 x showers, full wash-up facilities) are on offer in the old school building itself and are welcoming and scrupulously clean. Owners Sue and Les are friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic - this CL is clearly a Labour of Love to them! One point to be aware of is that access to the site is via a steep-ish ramp. This shouldn't be an issue gor most outfits, but just take extra caution if you have a particularly long caravan or A-Class Motorhome. We will definitely be returning! Thanks, Sue &Les, for a lovely relaxing stay. We'll definitely be back! Grant & Vicki

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Reviewed on 28/08/2023 19:23

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