Low Glengyre Farm
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We spent 2 weeks in Dumfries and Galloway. The first week at this CL and the second week split between 2 others. The contrast between the CLs was enormous. This site is tired. It may well have been good when it was first fitted out but it isn't now. Yes it is in a wonderful location. Yes it is peaceful. Yes the pitches are hard and flat and each has its own tap. BUT... - the advertised WiFi doesn't exist. When I asked I was told that the whole area struggles and although cable has been promised it shows no sign of happening in the foreseeable future. I was promised that the WiFi listing for this CL would be deleted (it is still there 2 weeks later) but why was it ever there in the first place? - the service block didn't seem to have a chemical toilet disposal point. When I asked I was told to put it down the (ladies?) loo. Sure enough that had a sign inside indicating that it should be used that way, but the problem then was that as I tried to empty it my cassette, being the longer type, kept hitting the wash basin. Getting to the rinse hose between the pan and the wash basin was also difficult. This a wonderful area to visit and the site is well located and peaceful. I just felt let down (a) by the advertising and (b) by the tired facilities
Comment from the Club:
The CL owner works incredibly hard to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay at their site and as such would like to address your concerns. Wifi wasn’t deleted from the listing as they now have satellite WiFi, although they make no promises as they are in a rural location. However it is now much better. If anyone has a longer type chemical pipe they are more than happy to show them where the septic tank is if requested. However, they thought emptying down a toilet, was a cleaner option. The CL Owner asks anyone to speak to them if they ever have any concerns as they will always do their utmost to assist.
We’ve just come back from a very enjoyable week at Low Glengyre where we rented a touring pitch plus their static for a family get-together. Claire, Angus and daughter Rebecca were very friendly, helpful and generous hosts. A special mention to their dog Bella who (we were told) knows for certain that the site guests come here just to worship her. :)
The site is very quiet against the expected background noises of a working farm. It’s only a short drive into Stranraer for grocery top-ups or a welcome takeaway. There are lots of interesting places to visit within a 30-40 minute drive.
Wi-Fi is free but regularly drops out being in a somewhat remote setting. We found Three mobile signal to be pretty good so we set up a mobile hot spot to share and generally had solid Internet access.
The fully-serviced touring pitch is amazing value. If we had we paid double the price that we did then we might have expected plusher toilet and shower facilities or neater hardstanding but, as it was, we felt very satisfied with the CL site and its peaceful, informal atmosphere.
Taking the experience as a whole and applying the acid test, “would we go back?” we have no problem giving a top rating.