Sorbie Primary School

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

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

Why stay here ...

CL of the Year Winners 2020 - second 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)

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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

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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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A little gem

Sorbie Primary 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

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A wonderful little site

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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.

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 23:57

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Sorbie Primary 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

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Reviewed on 07/08/2021 13:23

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We booked this site after the review in the Club magazine in 2019 and it certainly did not disappoint. The booking process was easy via e-mail & the reply was very quick. Sue was lovely, very welcoming and informative. The showers and toilets are gleaming and newer than my bathroom at home. The pitches are almost level and the site is well kept and very pretty. It is lovely to stay at an adult only site. It is a short walk from the village post office with basic provisions (only open mornings) and the Italian restaurant nearby can be recommended for take away pizza . There is a dog wash provided by the owners which came in handy, it meant our dog could have a swim in the sea and then get the salt washed off her. It was easy to use with the ability to clip your dog safely whilst washing it. Garlieston is near by with a great coastal walk and it was wonderful swimming in the sea after it had come in over the warm stones. The coastline round this area is beautiful. We visited Kirroughtree forest whilst here and that was lovely for a walk. Sorbie Tower is worth a visit too, you could walk from the site but sadly it is along roads. Our only gripe which was no fault of the site was the footpath we could have walked from the site along with the dog was so over grown it as impassable, we found that sadly with a few footpaths whilst in the area. I would thoroughly recommend this site and a big WELL DONE to Sue & Les for creating a haven of tranquility.

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Reviewed on 29/07/2021 20:54

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Superb hidden gem

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Had a fantastic 11 night stay here with our caravan! This site is amazing, there has been a huge amount of hard work done by the owners, who are very welcoming and accommodating. I think this was either third or fourth time lucky for us getting to finally stay here due to work commitments or covid restrictions and gosh it was worth the wait since I saw their site in the club October 2019 magazine. Communication via email was brilliant with Sue, can't fault anything. The facilities were five star and clean (have stayed on a few CLs now over the years and they were all pretty poor). No deposit taken which was great and the amazing value for money, beats the club sites hands down, so wish there were more CLs like this and adults only options. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and spent every day out exploring the area. We would love to come back again sometime, our dog loved his stay here. We had a really good Chinese take away in Castle Douglas (but don't visit the chippy, it was dire and we got our money back after complaining via email), the best meal we had was at the House o Hill near Newton Stewart, we got to book a table in the beer garden which was great as my husband won't eat inside just now due to Covid, paid a deposit over the phone, my husband is still raving on about the Thai chicken curry being the best he has ever tasted and we had our last meal at The Harbour Inn (we did book but we had to take our luck getting a table outside, thankfully we got one in what was a very hot day on our last day of our holiday), Lots of places to explore there are too many to mention. Suggest joining We love Dumfries and Galloway FB group and through this page we joined Dog friendly places to visit and eat Dumfries and Galloway FB group as these gave us lots of suggestions. Award wining site, thank you so much!

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Reviewed on 21/07/2021 21:17

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