Contact Information

phone:    01556 610174     8:30 - 18:30 (click here for online accommodation bookings)

email:      info@gorsebank.com

address:  Gorsebank, Greenhill Farm, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG5 4QT

Travel Times

Carlisle           1hr

Newcastle       2hr 20mins

Edinburgh       2hr 30mins

Manchester     3hr

Leeds              3hr 30mins

Birmingham     4hr 20mins

Directions to Gorsebank Camping & Glamping Village

Directions:

From Dalbeattie:

Pass the Esso filling station and Police Station on your left.

Take next left A710 signed for Kippford/Colvend and Solway Coast at this point you are approximately 1.75 miles away. Go past the forest entrances for Town Wood Car Park and the Main Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Trailhead. The entrance to the farm is then the 3rd left...approx 400 metres - approach slowly as we are just past a bend.

Don't worry if you miss us there is a layby 250 metres down the road where you can turn around.

By Public Transport

The nearest rail station is Dumfries (15 miles away), from there it is a bus (route 501/502) and taxi ride or 1.5mile walk to the site.  There is also a limited bus service (route 372/a) which takes the coast road from Dumfries and drops you off at the site entrance.

Find us: Gorsebank, Greenhill Farm, Coast Road, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway DG54QT

Guest Information for Gorsebank Camping & Glamping Village

To secure a booking we need a deposit of either £50 or 30% of the price of your stay.  The outstanding balance is then due 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.  We accept payment by card, there is no surcharge for debit cards but 2% on credit and commercial cards.

We have a 2 night minimum stay at weekends from Easter/April to the end of October.

Entry time on arrival date is from 2pm. Please advise us if you are arriving after 7pm.  There is a late arrival supplement of £10 for arrivals after 9:30pm.

Checkout on the day of departure is 11am.

Please note: If you have booked a posh pod, jumbo pod or bothy with the hot tub and are arriving after 7pm, you will not be able to use the hot tub until the following day.

Our bothies and cabins are always cleaned between stays but we operate a 'leave it how you find it' policy. If the bothies or cabins are left untidy, littered or excessively dirty, we reserve the right to make an additional charge.

Upon arrival, prior to key collection, a deposit is required on a credit or debit card (£25 per cabin, £50 per Bothy).

We are a designated quiet site, so are unsuitable for noisy or boisterous groups - following guest feedback we are now a no music site.  Please bring headphones if you want to listen to music. We do not accept stag or hen groups.

All bookings are accepted on a firm basis please click Terms & Conditions link for our cancellation policy.

Click to read our Booking Terms & Conditions

We sell firewood, firelighters, marshmallow toasting kits and disposable BBQ's onsite.

Sorry but we don't accept camper vans or caravans.

Electricity is included in our tariffs, however this does not include the charging of electric vehicles.  Please advice us in advance in you need charge an EV so we can advise you if a suitable charging point will be available.  Additional charges apply for EV charging.

Day Guests

All day guests must be checked in at reception.  If a day guest is just popping in to meet you, they still need to sign in but there is no charge.  If they are spending the day at Gorsebank there is a charge of £5 per person.

Day Guests must park their vehicle/s in the main reception car park and should vacate the site no later than 9pm.


Packing Checklist for your holiday at Gorsebank Camping & Glamping Village

  • Please remember to bring your bedding (pillows, sleeping bags, duvets) and towels. The Wigwams, Pods and Bothies have beds but if you are staying in our Timber Tents, our basic cabins, please remember an inflatable or foam camping mat.
  • Cabin / camping guests please remember your washing up liquid and tea towels.
  • Water container to transport water to your cabin (most people use a 2 or 5 litres spring water bottle).
  • A torch is a good idea even in summer, but essential during long nights.
  • Each cabin has a picnic table outside, some people also bring comfy fold up camping chairs.
  • For our Wigwams and Pods we hire out gas BBQ's, for the timber tents you can buy disposable BBQ's or bring your own.
  • The camp kitchen is equipped with pots/pans, plates, dishes, glasses and cutlery - we ask that these items aren't removed from the camp kitchen so if you want to eat in or around your cabin please bring your own equipment.
  • If you are hot tubbing, extra towels are a good idea and also flip flops / Crocs.
  • If you are having a barbecue, bring some tongs or a BBQ fork
  • Carrier bags for rubbish
  • Wild Camping guests - we can refreeze ice packs for your cool box.
  • Bothy guests use the communal toilet & shower block approx. 50mtrs from the Bothy door.

In Summer:

  • Suntan lotion (yes even in Scotland!)
  • Buckets and spades for children
  • Pond dipping net

In Winter:

  • The farm can be muddy during winter and early spring so if you are planning to explore, a set of wellies would be a good idea.
  • Warm pyjamas
  • Good book or bring the laptop/tablet with films or DVD's
  • Woolly hat & scarf
  • Ingredients for pukka hot chocolate
 

Dog owners

Well-behaved and quiet dogs are welcome at Gorsebank and can stay in the Wigwams, Jumbo Pods, Timber Tents and Wild Camping. Dogs are not permitted to stay or be located in or around the Posh Pods or Bothies.

Dogs must not be left unattended in cabins. As we are a sheep farm, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times whilst on the farm, including around your accommodation. Please bring a suitable lead and ground spike. Dogs can be excercised off the lead in the neighbouring forest - a 10 minute walk from Gorsebank. Please clean up after your dog.

Please bring a cushion/mat for your dog to sleep on and avoid them climbing on the cushions.

 

Hot Tub information

Hot Tubs are available with our Posh Pods, Jumbo Pods and Bothies. You need to receive a hot tub induction prior to use. The latest time we undertake hot tub inductions is 7pm. If you arrive after this time you will not be able to use your hot tub until the following day.

Please note the following applies to our hot tub hire.

  1. Posh/Jumbo Pods maximum four people per hot tub, bothies 6-8
  2. No under 5's - under 14's must be supervised at all times
  3. No nudity
  4. No heavy petting or jumping in
  5. Only plastic glasses should be used when in hot tub
  6. Hot tub lid should be replaced whenever hot-tub is not in use
  7. No dogs allowed around Posh Pods, Bothies / hot tubs Dogs are allowed in Jumbo Pods but must not enter the hot tub enclosured area.
  8. A charge will apply if you need the hot tub refilling during your stay
  9. The hot tub firebox gets very hot, young people should be supervised
  10. You use the hot tub entirely at your own risk
  11. All damage to hot tubs must be reported
  12. Hot tubs take 1.5 - 3 hours to heat the water once you've got the fire going so plan your lighting time accordingly
  13. Its a good idea to pack a set of Crocs or flip flops
  14. We supply enough wood for a 2-3 hour hot tub session per day. If you want to bath longer you can buy extra wood
  15. Guests from other accommodation cabins can only use hot tubs by prior arrangement, for which a small charge applies.

We need a minimum of 48hrs notice for hot tub bookings - we cannot guarantee availability if you give us less than 48hrs notice, there is also a late booking supplement of £10.

Facilities at Gorsebank Camping & Glamping Village

  • Communal centrally-heated toilet and shower block
  • Laundry and drying room
  • Campsite kitchen (oven hob, microwave, kettle, toaster), wash up and dining area
  • Outdoor washing up sinks (closed November to end February)
  • Secure bike store
  • Bike and dog wash down area
  • Refuse and recycling
  • Wi-fi (chargable guide price £4.50 48 hours)
 

Shops and eating out

  • Convenience stores (Spar/Coop/Nisa/Costcutter) in Dalbeattie 1.5miles
  • Supermarket (Co-op & Tesco) in Castle Douglas 8 miles
  • 24hr Supermarket Tesco Extra Dumfries 14 miles
  • Market Towns of Castle Douglas & Kirkcudbright have range of independent shops
  • Fuel Esso Dalbeattie 1.75miles

Pub Grub:

  • Kippford waterfront (2.5miles) & Dalbeattie

Restaurants:

  • Italian, Chinese, bar meals in Dalbeattie

Fish & Chips/Takeaways:

  • Dalbeattie 1.75miles

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept dogs?

A maximum of 2 well behaved and quiet dogs are permitted in certain properties. They must be on a lead at all times whilst on the farm and must not be left unaccompanied in accommodation. Dogs are not accepted in Posh Pods or Bothies.

Which properties have wood fired hot tubs?

Our Posh Pods have to be booked with a hot tub, they are also available as optional extras with our Jumbo Pods & Bothies

Noise & Groups?

We are designated a quiet site so are unsuitable for noisy boisterous groups. We specifically don't accept stag, hen 18th and 21st birthday groups. If you disrupt other guests you will be charged extra to compensate them.

What time can I check in from?

2pm - please advise us if you will be arriving after 7pm. Guests with hot tubs booked require an induction - the latest time we undertake inductions is 7pm. If you arrive after this time you won't be able to use the hot tub until the next day.

On check in / key collection we require a pre-auth of £25 per cabin or £50 per bothy to cover the key and 'leave it how you find it' deposit.

What time do I need to check out by?

11am - sorry but we don't offer late check out.

Leave it how you find it

Whilst all properties are cleaned between stays we operate a leave it how you find it policy. If accommodation is left excessively dirty or littered we reserve the right to make an extra charge.

Can I cancel my booking and get a refund?

All booking are accepted on a firm basis only. We do not accept cancellations, however we do offer the option where we try and re-let your booking, and if successful we can provide you with a refund less an admin fee.

Which properties have power / heater / lights?

All properties have power, heaters and lights - electricity is included in the accommodation price.

What about Toilets/Showers?

None of our accommodation have ensuite facilities. You need to use the centrally heated communal facilities block

How do I get a price for a stay?

To obtain a price for your stay click the check availability link and start creating a booking, adding in the extras required. It will show you the price for your stay and deposit due.

Is there parking onsite?

Free parking is available on site for one vehicle near your cabin. Additional vehicles may need to be parked in the overflow parking area.

Do you have WIFI?

Wifi is available for a small charge. It is run by a 3rd party provider Camping Connect, who handle all technical and billing enquires. Due to our rural location we do not have a fast connection so wifi should only be considered for checking email, social media and viewing static web pages.