Barlochan Holiday Park

SW Scotland


Tranquil and relaxing

01557 870 267 

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Park Update on Covid-19

22 March 2021

Following last week’s announcement by the First Minister, we would like to clarify the current situation for our customers.

Owners of holiday homes/Lodges who reside in mainland Scotland are able to use their holiday homes from the 26th April, unfortunately travel restriction currently still prohibit any residents of England, Ireland and Wales from travelling into Scotland from the 26th April (this date is under review with the Scottish Government).

Booking of staycations (self-catering, touring caravans, motorhomes, glamping and camping) we are open for bookings from 26th April for residents of Scotland.
Booking dates for English, Ireland and Wales residents of staycations are under review as per Scottish Government guidelines.

We will update any changes as and when they happen, social distancing guidelines also still apply. These current dates are under constant review and may change at anytime.

We are so looking forward to welcoming you all back.  We have missed you….

26 February 2021

Following the announcement from the Scottish Government this week we continue to be in Level 4 until the 26th April. Therefore, all holidays starting prior to 26th April will unfortunately need to be postponed.  We have sent an email to all bookings the affected, but if we’ve missed you please contact us by emailing to info@gillespie-leisure.co.uk or call 01557 870267.
The English Government has announced the lifting of the stay at home from 29th March, however this doesn’t apply to Scotland. We remind our customers travelling from England that they cannot come to the Parks until the Scottish Government lift restrictions.

We are currently working with reduced office staff so your patience will be appreciated, we will respond to you as soon as possible.
Stay safe
Reception Team

Booking with Confidence Policy

We have introduced a Covid-19 ‘Book with Confidence Policy’ to run alongside our usual Terms and Conditions, which is applicable to all current and new bookings for 2021.
Should the following come into force:
– The Government introduces local or national restrictions
– The Government closes holiday parks and your booking is cancelled
– A member of your booking party or someone within their household has tested positive for Covid-19 (a copy of the results will
be required)
You can either:
– Transfer your booking to an alternative date in 2021 (Due to seasonal pricing there may be a change to the cost of your holiday)
– Cancel your booking and be refunded in full
Please Note: For changes or cancellations other than stated above our usual terms and conditions apply. Please refer to https://www.barlochancaravanpark.co.uk/terms-conditions/ for further information.

Bookings and Facilities
In consideration for the safety of everyone on our Parks, bookings for tourers, motorhomes and tents must be for a minimum of 2 nights.
Our communal facilities will be open however we respectfully ask all our customers to use their own facilities where possible.
Whilst using the facilities please follow the government guidelines of wearing a face covering, using the hand sanitisers provided and social distancing to keep us all safe.

Please note: The opening of our communal facilities will be subject to government guidelines and may change at short notice.

12 February 2021

Book with Confidence………We’re now taking bookings for 2021.
Book safely in the knowledge that we guarantee if your booking is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions you can move your booking to an alternative date or receive a full refund if preferred.
Note: If you are cancelling your booking outwith government restrictions, (that is, we are open and you are allowed to travel from your area) then our normal booking and cancellation terms and conditions will apply.
No need to wait any longer.  Book Now!


23 December 2020

The recent restrictions announced by the First Minister and the Prime Minister on 19th December have effected what happens on our Parks during the Christmas and New Year period.

Currently only customers from Tier 1 can travel to the Park but must leave before the end of Christmas Day. Then from 00.01hrs on Boxing Day the First Minister has put the whole of Scotland into Tier 4 for 3 weeks which involves strict travel restrictions and rules.

Therefore customers cannot travel to their holiday home under the current legislation, not even for essential repairs and no cross border travel between Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales will be permitted.

We ask all our owners to follow these rules, made by the government, to keep everyone safe during these difficult times. So please stay at home. For further information please use this link www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-4/

On behalf of everyone at Brighouse Bay have a happy Christmas and all the best for 2021.  Let’s hope it will be better than 2020 for everyone.

Reopening of our Park

The Scottish Government announced yesterday that self-contained holiday homes with their own facilities can open on July 3rd. It was a surprise, but finally some good news….
Our phased reopening to ensure your safety and that of our staff and the local community is as follows:

Statics Owners
We are ready to welcome you back on July 3rd. Further information will be emailed to you prior to your return and what to expect when you arrive at our park.

Self-catering Holiday Homes
These will be available for hire from July 17th. Bookings made prior to this date will be contacted to rearrange.

Seasonal Tourers
Our park will be open for our seasonal tourers from 4th July onwards. This is by appointment only, please email us to arrange a suitable time.

Touring and Motorhomes
Only tourers and motorhomes with their own self-contained toilet and shower will be able to use our park from July 15th.
Our toilet and shower facilities will be closed until further notice. Bookings made prior to this date will be contacted to rearrange.

Please be understanding and patient, our staff are working hard to contact you as quickly as possible.

To keep you and our staff safe some facilities will be unavailable. Please be aware of this when booking. Until further notice, the shop, outdoor swimming pool, games room, tv room, laundry, toilet and shower facilities will be closed. These are constantly under review and if and when we can re-open, some or all of these, we will advise.

There will be further updates.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon ….

28 March 2020

During these unprecedented times we thank all our customers for their continued and valued support.

We remind all our customers including static owners, seasonal tourers, tourers and campers our Park is closed following government rules

We understand customers will be wanting an update on visiting your holiday home/tourer on the Park, your existing booking(s) and future bookings. However, following government guidelines and not risking staff health we have a limited number of staff addressing your calls and emails. We also have staff working remotely.

You will therefore understand we have lots of customers and queries to deal with, so please be patient, we will get back to everyone as soon as we can.  It will take some time to address all your queries.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Stay at Home and Stay Safe.

21 March 2020

These are unprecedented times. We all have a responsibility to consider not just ourselves but the people of our country, our local community and those on this park.  We are having to make decisions and take actions which were unimaginable a few weeks ago.

To this end, we are closing all facilities on our parks with immediate effect.

We are speaking to all customers with holiday accommodation and touring bookings in the next few days to arrange alternative dates when the crisis is over.

We ask our private owners and seasonal tourers to be sensitive to the views and needs of the local community and NHS and to not stay in their holiday home at this time. For those already here, you need to consider leaving at your earliest convenience. If there is any reason why you cannot leave, you need to discuss that with us now.

We are expecting the Government to give us more guidance very shortly. We expect a clear message that holiday parks must not stay open for business.

We will be making every effort to ensure our staff are looked after during this period.

Please call or email us on info@gillespie-leisure.co.uk if you require assistance. We ask those ringing the office to be mindful of the emotional strain our team are under, as we try to help you in the best way we can.

We will keep you updated on our Facebook page.

Thank you for the patience, kindness and understanding you’ve shown us. We hope to see you after this crisis to celebrate our landmark 50th birthday this year. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best. Be safe

Welcome to Barlochan Holiday Park


Enjoy a beautiful hillside setting overlooking the tidal estuary of the Urr Water to Kippford and the Solway Coast.  Our friendly park offers an ideal location for an interest filled holiday break in this scenic south west corner of Scotland.

The tranquillity of Barlochan makes it the ideal environment for a peaceful, relaxing caravan, glamping or camping holiday. Linked with the park is Big Barwhanny Loch just a short walk away where the keen fisherman can try his patience and skill in catching a fish.

  • Outdoor heated pool (seasonal)
  • Games room
  • Outdoor children’s play area
  • Fishing nearby

The local village pub in the small village of Palnackie is only a short walk away. The towns of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and Dumfries are close by. Dalbeattie Forest with its miles of fantastic walking trails, wildlife and 7stanes mountain bike trails is also nearby.

Barlochan has holiday home accommodation to let offering weekly and short break bookings.  The park welcomes tourers, motorhomes, tents and for the campers who want extra comfort there are heated glamping pods.



We are a family business and we’ve been welcoming visitors to the Solway coast for almost 50 years.

Barlochan is one of four holiday parks we own in Dumfries and Galloway.  The small hillside park joined us in 1982.

Many years have passed since then, and we’re lucky to have our fantastic wardens Jan and David Crooks on-site to take care of and improve the park.


Holiday Home Ownership

We have several holiday homes available for sale on-site.   Just click here to view more information or give us a call on 01557 870 267 to find out what homes we currently have for sale

For all enquiries, please contact us

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