Solway View, family run site set within Balmangan Farm, a 330-acre traditional working farm, rich in wildlife and beside the coast. Solway View is an ideal location to relax, unwind or a central base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway region.
Beautiful countryside surrounds you and is easily accessed through our farm & nature trails. Just a short walk from site, you can also visit the adjoining woodland and enjoy the tranquillity of the little secluded bay. Solway View is a great holiday location for individuals, couples, families and well-behaved groups. Pets are also very welcome. Many activities and things to see and do are nearby.
We welcome caravans, motorhomes and tents. Also, if you have friends and family that wish to join you, we have wooden wigwam camping pods available for hire.
We allow campfires and each pitch has a campfire area and picnic bench. We have very modern Shower/WC block with disabled access Facilities. Solar power provides the majority of hot water and the site electricity is generated by “Tina the Turner” our wee wind turbine.
Solway View has been awarded a Gold Award and a Highly Commended Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
This is a Certificated Site (CS). A small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes. Some of these CS’s accept tents, space permitting. CSs are often quieter, smaller places to camp, with many offering minimal facilities – ideal for when you want to get away from it all.
Big Sites Book Reference: 083/029
This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2013.
0.5 acre, gently sloping site.
Thru Kirkcudbright, over the bridge, turn left for Borgue. Follow coast road for Borgue. Take next left for Brighouse Bay then next left for Ross Bay. Reception at White House on right hand side. Site 500yds on left.
Nearby, Sea fishing
Nearby, Cream of Galloway - Organic Farm makes own ice cream, Play area
Nearby, Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, play area
Nearby, 7 Stanes mountain biking
Good local walks
The Selkirk Arms Hotel – Quality Traditional Scottish Food offering both casual dining & formal dining
Kirkpatricks Restaurant - Quality Scottish restaurant using quality ingredients sourced locally
Polarbites - Award winning fish & chips
Kirkcudbright - The Artist Town, harbour, summer festivities programme & independent shops
Threave Gardens & Castle, Castle Douglas
Broughton House: Home owned by E A Hornel, renowned artist & one of The Glasgow Boys.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Hardstanding only pitch
Dedicated accessible facilities
Family shower room
Ice pack freezing
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Parent and baby room
Chemical toilet disposal point
Childrens play area
Fishing (rod licence required)
Designated dog walk
Facilities that are off site within one mile of the entrance
Camping Pods or Dens
Neil and Patricia were very welcoming to Solway View. Pitches are large and more than accommodated our caravan and awning. We loved it so much we went back again. The site is only a 5 mile journey to the Artist town of Kirkcudbright. Toilet and shower facilities are warm and very clean. Great area for walking our 3 furry weans. We will be back next season.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A lovely site with awesome views across the Solway, very secluded down a country road,a little hairy at times. Huge pitches with picnic bench and wood burned included, lovely dog walks around and a beautifull bay to run the dogs about 5 mins drive away at Brighouse. Easy access to A75 to tour around....overall excellent
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
excellent site, very friendly owners.Stunning location, very clean lots of space around pitch, excellent provisions....benches and firepits at every pitch would reccomend to anyone
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Just returned a day early from this site. It is a lovely clean site with huge pitches and the added benefit of camp fires. However,downside dogs must be kept on leads at all times which everyone did not adhere too despite informing the owners of this. Even the surrounding area dogs must be on leads and not all of the walks in the vicinity are dogs allowed. Most places nearby were not dog friendly and we had to travel at least 20 miles to give them a decent walk. The play park can get extremely noisy from early morning until late evening which I found those who's pitches were further away were oblivious to the high pitched screaming of their children.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Families
The fees for Solway View were last updated in 2012.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£10.00 - £11.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit
£13.00 - £18.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up
* Please note the site open dates are 01 January 2014 - 31 December 2014