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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.
1 acre or level land. Booking essential
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This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2013.
From B7004 enter Garlieston village. Take second right signpost High St,cont onto Burnside Lane. Site through large iron gates.
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OS Map Reference: 83 - NX478461Latitude: 54.7866Longitude: -4.3672
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Garlieston LodgeBurnside LaneGarliestonWigtownshireDumfries & GallowayDG8 8BT
Site Owner/s: Rusty & Christine Taylor
The fees for Garlieston - Garlieston Lodge were last updated in 2012.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up within Band"P.
*Please note the site open dates are 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013.
A quiet, pleasant and relaxing site. Toilet, shower and washing up area very clean with an effective traffic light system that indicates when toilet/shower is free. The site has spacious pitches, set out beside a little lake where you can fish and at the edge of the site are some very relaxed large pigs! Minutes away is the village, which has a friendly pub serving home cooked meals and a post office and shop, both selling groceries. We had walks along the coast which were relaxing and quiet. The Isle of Whithorn in a short distance away where we had a lovely lunch in the pub by the harbour. Would thoroughly recommend this site for those looking to unwind and relax.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
What a wonderful little site! Had seen this site on-line about 3 years ago and always wanted to visit - eventually managed to get here as part of a tour of Dumfries & Galloway.
Friendly welcome, good facilities for a CS, although at Â£17 for a van and 2 adults is a bit on the pricey side. Having said that, we would stay here rather than on the Caravan Club site next door which looked cramped in comparison.
Very spacious pitches - we were able to pitch sideways on to the lake and had a lovely view. Shower and toilet facilities are great - the traffic light system works really well for indicating when they are occupied.
Great walking either along the beach or the oppposite way about a mile or so to Rigg Bay - a fantastic sandy bay.
Definitely buy some pork, gammon, bacon, eggs......they are all excellent.
Fresh fish van visits on Tuesday evenings and has a great choice of fish.
Would definitely stay at this site again if in the area. Very peaceful and relaxed, even the dog thought so - the first time ever that he has slept in until 9:30!!!
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Have been to this site 5 times over the years and looking forward to our 6 time in June. it is good for the mottor home as there is a local bus every hour and a lot off walking from a small walk to a full day down the cost path to isle of whithorn there is a small market at wigton on a Saturday and a fish van comes to the site on a Tuesday about 7pm. There is all so some good trout fishing on site
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
If a template for the perfect CS was needed then Rusty & Christine's site at Garlieston would be the one to copy. This was our first visit to South West Scotland and this CS provided everything we like in a campsite. Rusty & Christine met us with a friendly welcome, helped us pitch up and gave us all the vital information re shops, pubs, food etc. The site itself is so peaceful and picturesque with brilliant facilities, plus lovely walks along the shore and woodland. The Galloway Forest is a must to visit & is only 30 minutes drive away.The 'traffic light' system for the toilet & shower is a brilliant idea, and Rusty's pork, bacon & eggs are to die for. All in all a perfect stay on a perfect site. We'll definitely be back .
DATE STAYED: September 2011
Christine and Rusty are a lovely couple. They made us feel very welcome and were extremely helpful. We went there for part of our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a more friendly but peaceful site. Dogs are welcome and the beach and village is five mins away. The dog and human friendly pub is a must with good beer and tasty food enjoyed by locals and campers alike. The site has fresh eggs and bacon and anything else can be bought from the village shop. The grounds are lovely with a lake and plenty of wild flowers to attract the wildlife We loved visiting the pigs too.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
What a great site . great welcome , I dont want to say too much about the site . If I do It would be hard to book a pitch because it would be full every time we wanted to go . Great wee sea side village . great local pub . very dog friendly and the staff are great too . the only thing I could say bad is mmmmmmmmm nothing .. Tanks R and C for a great wee break . Will be back in July and Sep ... cant wait .. Cheers
Fantastic site. Just been there for the 4th time and looking to go back again later this year. Very relaxing site, you can do as much or a little as you want. As previous local pub serves good plain food at amazing value. Local walks lovely and lots to do in and around the area.
Great holiday if you want to "get away from it all." Rusty and Christine very welcoming and helpful as always.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
Excellent site to get away from it all peaceful yet within easy reach of long forrest walks ranging from easy to quite challenging. Very freindly and a warm welcome from owners Rusty & Christine, local pub served up some nice dishes at a very reasonable rate, no frills and the locals freindly, some good banter.
Will certainly book up and go again.
I had some reservation of how 1 shower and 2 toilets were going to work (no matter how modern and well cared for)if the site was full. It was full for all our 4 nights in July, 2010 but there was never any waiting and 'wow' what a shower big enough for a water party. all facilities, CDP, washing-up area and the site itself was emaculate. excellent hook-up, non of the 'tripping out' that is so frustrating on some sites. all points were easily available for pitches to minimise trailing cables.
two minutes to the local P.O.and grocer other shops another 2 minutes farther on. this small site fulfilled all my criteria for a peaceful and relaxing stay.
the saying big is beautiful is so wrong I think ''small is sensational''
and describes Garlieston Lodge perfectly
See you all in May 2011
DATE STAYED: July 2010
2nd vist this year enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere both times. Site is friendly well run and quiet with fresh eggs and pork available for sale. Excellent.
DATE STAYED: September 2010
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