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Orchard Farm Camping

· Maybole, Scotland
2 acres hosted by Phil A.
A small, relaxed camping and glamping site in Ayrshire

Orchard Farm Camping is a welcoming little campsite for folk who like the simple things in life. A single paddock of just under an acre plays host to a yurt, a bell tent, and five off-grid pitches in the Ayrshire countryside. Dogs are allowed, campfires are allowed, and campervans and motorhomes are allowed too. But be aware that this is a back-to-basics site with mostly grassy pitches. There’s no chemical disposal point and space for manoeuvring is limited, so it’s best suited for those with smaller rigs and tents. If you think you’ll fit in here, lucky you. It’s a pretty spot from which to discover this part of Scotland’s south west, once home to Robert Burns himself.

The closest town, Maybole, is said to be where his parents met and the humble cottage he was born in is preserved as a museum just eight miles from here. But that’s not all. This place is also just 11 miles from the Scottish west coast. Head for Maiden’s Beach for views of Aisla Crag and the Mull of Kintyre or perhaps explore the clifftop Culzean Castle, gardens and country park. Inland, it’s about the same distance to the mountain biking of Galloway Forest.

Orchard Farm is a good off-grid base from which to explore in all directions. It’s just off the main road (though it’s not particularly busy), which leads to the closest shop and pub, to Maybole and beyond. You park up, perhaps say hello to owner, Phil, and stroll about 50 metres to where you’ll pitch your tent. That’s done on an ad-hoc basis as there’s no electricity or pitch markers to hem you in. Facilities are a couple of compost loos, a couple of semi-outdoor hot water showers and a tap for drinking water. Campfires are allowed in off-ground fire pits only; rent one from Phil or bring your own and enjoy the simple pleasures during your stay in Ayrshire.

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8 Ratings · 5 reviews
Jo J.doesn't recommend
April 3, 2024
Orchard Farm Camping
It didn’t seem like the campsite was open for the season (or at all). We didn’t stay. There was no signage or anything to indicate it was a campsite.
Chris A.recommends
August 14, 2023
Orchard Farm Camping
Friendly host, lovely site
Good spread of pitches close to the car park with simple facilities. The host was friendly and helped us with some places to wait out the torrential rain. Would definitely stay again.
Ivonna R.recommends
August 3, 2022
Orchard Farm Camping
Camping with kids
Very welcoming and accommodating host. It's quiet over there. Really liked everything!
Thomas G.recommends
July 25, 2022
Orchard Farm Camping
Camping with the sheep
Amazing little site in a great location, Phil the host was so accommodating and welcoming. We went with our two young boys aged 8 and 6 and we loved it. We’ll definitely be back.
Darrell C.recommends
July 12, 2022
Orchard Farm Camping
Great campsite just outside a beautiful wee village. Really quiet and peaceful, with plenty of places to pitch a tent. The make-shift kitchen in the horse trailer was a little gem and had everything you needed. The shower was great too-and hot. Could just have done with a shower curtain. We will certainly be back again - many thanks Phil and good luck with your campsite.
Maybole, Scotland, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Phil A.Joined in June 2022
From the host
Aprox 1 acre of land to camp. It is very peaceful and pretty. There is a yurt and bell tent for rent too. Away from the road. Easy access parking is about 50 m from field. There is a compost loo, out door shower and a fire pit to enjoy. 1 mile away is the pretty village Kirkmichael, with shop and pub, doing good food. Maybole local town you can most of what you need. There a lovey coast line. Lots to do locally.
Nearby attractions

The small market town of Maybole is four miles away with a number of historic buildings in its high street including the 16th-century Maybole Castle (not open to visitors). A bust of the poet Robert Burns commemorates the fact that the town was where his parents met. The Robert Burns Museum is a little further, eight miles from site, in Alloway. The west coast of Ayrshire is 11 miles from site with Maiden’s Beach a scenic spot to head for with views to Aisla Crag, an island offshore. It’s a nice spot to walk and you can follow a footpath into Culzean Country Park, and up to Culzean Castle at its northern end (otherwise drive there directly – it’s nine miles from site). This 260-hectare estate has sandy beaches, walled gardens, tearooms and children’s play areas within it – along with the clifftop castle itself. The Galloway Forest Park is eight miles south of site and a great place for woodland walks, wildlife spotting and active adventures including mountain biking. It has two 7Stanes Mountain Biking Parks: Kirroughtree and Glentrool.

Food and drink

The closest shop is just a mile from Orchard Farm Camping in Kirkmichael. Unfortunately, at the time of writing the pub there, The Kirkmichael Arms, was closed. Check directly for the latest news – or head three miles further to Maybole where there’s a choice of places to eat and drink as well as a small Co-op and other shops for picking up supplies if you want to cook for yourself back on site.

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