Old Sorbie School

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

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

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: fair
  • WC (exclusive use)

Prices

Useful Info

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

Nearby

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Mobile Adventure - 10% discount
Offer image for: Broom Fisheries - 50% discount
Offer image for: Go Ape - Whinlatter - 10% discount
View all savings

Map

Directions

You need to be a Club member to view directions to this Certificated Location. Log in

Sites key: Certificated Location

Postcode:
DG8 8EL
Plan a route to this site
GPS:
Lat 54.792649 / Lon -4.434656
OS field ref:
NX435469
OS map ref:
83

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)

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Amazing

Old Sorbie School
Just returned from 8 nights on this lovely tranquil adults only site. Sue gave a lovely cheerful welcome showing us all the facilities & amenities. The showers & toilets are in the school building & are definately 5* hotel standard. The pitches are laid out thoughtfully with clean gravel & grassy areas to sit out on. The site is enhanced with lots of beautiful floral display tubs. We enjoyed a lovely meal at tbe Pheasant an Italian retaurant next door to site & took advantage of the takeaway pizza another night. The Craft gin distillery near Newton Stewart is worth a visit interesting tour & tasting. Also the newly opened Hive cafe at Garlieston does super bacon sarnies . Galloway gardens, more of a woodland takes you on a nice walk to a private beach good for a picnic. The Isle of Whitmore is very scenic on a lovely day with a lovel walk along the cliffs looking out to sea.& the Steampacket inn does very good lunches etc. We thorougjly enjoyed our stay & have no hesitation in recommending it.

Elusion

from Durham

Reviewed on 07/08/2022 15:26

9 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Dark Skies and Yellowhammers

Old Sorbie School
We've just enjoyed a long weekend at this CL. It was far too short and we wished that we could have stayed for longer. The booking process is very easy, we just emailed Sue and had a swift response and confirmation. The site itself has level pitches and is tucked back from the road which gives a real sense of peace and quiet. The owners Sue and Les are truly welcoming and happy to answer any questions about the area. There are lots of great things to say about this CL but we particularly enjoyed the warm, and high spec shower facilities that are as good as those found in decent hotels. We also appreciated the lack of lighting at night as the dark sky was tremendous. There is sensor lighting around the shower and facilities area which made wandering around at night feel quite safe. We bought a small book of local walks in the Post Office at Wigtown and found more walks than we had time to do. The bird hide at Wigtown was interesting, lots of lapwings and pink footed geese. There are great views from the site but an absolute treat was watching yellowhammers on the bird feeders by our pitch.

HunterHale

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 22/01/2022 17:01

36 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

A little gem

Old Sorbie School
We stayed here for 3 nights in June. We were lucky with the weather, but even luckier with the site and its owners. The pitches are flat and hardstanding, the outlook over the fields is fine, the wash block is brilliant and the owners, Sue and Les, are welcoming and helpful. Having a restaurant right next to the site was a bonus. The site's brilliantly placed for cyclists (marked routes of different lengths on quiet small roads) and for walkers. It's definitely a site to come back to, as many previous reviewers have said.

CVick

Reviewed on 06/10/2021 16:48

9 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

A wonderful little site

Old Sorbie School
A very thoughtfully laid out and well maintained little site. We only stayed one night as we had booked into New England Bay for three nights and found this site by chance on the way there. However we were so impressed by the site that I have no doubt that we will be back to stay for longer. The owners are friendly and helpful and the facilities beautifully clean.

ScreenNameC850A7577A

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 23/09/2021 23:57

4 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Best CL site evet

Old Sorbie School
This is one of the best CL site we’ve been to , Sue and Les made us feel so welcome they are friendly, thoughtfully laid out great use of the playground, they made us feel so safe in these times the showers and toilets were very clean we look forward to see you again in the near future

modeltractor

Caravanner

Reviewed on 07/08/2021 13:23

1 review

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer