Sorbie Primary 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 - 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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Superb hidden gem

Sorbie Primary School
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!

ar61een

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Reviewed on 21/07/2021 21:17

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Sorbie Primary School
Turned up at Garlieston CAMC site 2 days earlier than we should have. No room at the inn…. Rang Sue and pleaded for a stopover for 2 nights. Squeezed us in and off we went. What a fabulous place and a really nice welcome. Pitch level, well laid out, field views, showers etc like at home (better actually!!) and we had great cycling to Port William and wandering around Stone circles and chilling out in the Italian restaurant about 5 yards away. You have to go, it’s brilliant- they have done a great job and it’s an absolute peach. Thanks Sue (and Les!!) Got to come back , just have to…..

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Reviewed on 17/07/2021 20:43

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Excellent CL site with the best shower and toilet block.

Sorbie Primary School
We enjoyed our 4 night stay at this excellent well keep CL site, no wonder it has won awards. The shower and toilet block were better than home, spotlessly clean, heated, music and very inviting. The site is peaceful with wildlife all around. While at the site we used a combination of our Van and buses [Stop just at the front of the site] to visit Castle Kennedy Gardens, Garlieston and Portpatrick. Garlieston and the Harbour Inn are a must to visit. There is a post office in Sorbie to get papers, bread and milk, we ate at the Pheasant Inn on the site doorstep but the hype as authentic Italian food didn't quite match the expectations.

Chris and Val

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Reviewed on 15/05/2021 21:31

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Sorbie Primary School
Excellent CL site. Easy access from A road but no road noise heard at night. Carefully landscaped – our pitch was level and wide enough for our campervan. Space at the side to pitch an awning if wanted. Easy to book with Sue via email and arrival time is flexible. The toilet and shower facilities are better than many hotels – best we’ve ever seen on a campsite. There are two toilets and two good sized showers plus a washroom in a heated area. There is also a dishwashing sink indoors and a dog wash outside. Plenty of sanitiser at all the places where it is needed. A track outside the drive is just right for early morning/late night dog walks. The Italian restaurant a few yards away does superb takeaway pizzas – would love to visit when it is fully open too. Only a few miles away from Garlieston if you want to check out the CMC site (though personally I'd rather stay here!) Stargazing is magical when the clouds go away. There is a whisky distillery a short distance away which does interesting tours. St Ninian’s café at Isle of Whithorn is dog friendly and does lovely food. The walk to St Ninian’s cave was great too. I’m sure we will be back to hopefully get some better night sky photos.

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Reviewed on 03/11/2020 15:22

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Brilliant site

Sorbie Primary School
We visited the site soon after sites were opened up in Scotland. and what a wonderful way to try our first CL. It was immaculate, well equipped (the facilities were second to none ) and well run and we were given a lovely welcome by the owners and if this is a reflection of the standard of CLs what a bargain these are!!

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