Caravan and Motorhome Club
5 Outfits Only
Details : Gallowslaw is situated on the eastern side of the Scottish Borders with easy access from the A1. It is a short drive/cycle from the coast and a great stop off for those travelling further north in Scotland
Gallowslaw is a quiet and peaceful site with wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and sea to the east. Being in the heart of the countryside means you will be able to see roe deer, hares, buzzards and tawny owls from your van.
Gallowslaw is a large (¾ acre) spacious grass site, with plenty of room for awnings with no extra charge.
A new hard core road has been added to the site which as well as easing access, levelling it has greatly helped with draining excess rain water from the site.
Families are welcome, along with dogs. There are plenty of great dog walks in the area and a farm track runs along the front of the site with wonderful views and wildlife along it.
Facilities : Electric hook up available, Suitable for Caravans & Motorhomes, Grass pitches, Scenic views, TV reception fair, Self catering cottages, Dogs allowed.
Open : 01 Mar - 31 Oct
Pitch Fee : from £12
Just spent a very enjoyable weekend at this lovely site. As previously mentioned you just turn up, pitch where you like and put your payment in the honesty box. The owners don't bother you at all but there are contact details on the information board should you need them. The site is very easy to find provided you use the club directions rather than satnav, (which will send you to the wrong place). The final approach to the site up a private road is quite a bumpy ride, with a couple of potholes near the start but it is okay as long as you take it slowly. The site itself is a sloping field surrounded on three sides with hedges and lovely views over fields on the other side. One pitch at the top of the field is level but for the others you will need levelling blocks, (we couldn't find any supplied by the site). We were pitched at the bottom of the field and had no problem getting level and putting an awning up. It was dry and sunny whilst we were there though and I think in heavy rain it would become quite waterlogged and therefore very easy for a heavy rig to get stuck at the bottom of the site! The water tap is at the top of the field and had very good pressure. The waste disposal was at the bottom screened by fencing. There are recycling facilities. The TV and mobile signals (Talk Talk & Three) were excellent. The site is approximately 5 min drive from Coldingham, where there is a butchers, a Spar and a couple of pubs. We ate very tasty food at The New Inn, which was incredibly full so booking in advance is recommended. We also did the Coldingham to Eyemouth coastal walk which was great for our dogs who could be "off lead" virtually the whole way. In summary we really enjoyed our stay and at £10 per night, (no extra charges for awnings etc), it was a bargain. We would definitely return.
A nice site quite close to the coast with views over the Berwickshire countryside. Very much a self service type of site - you just pull in, hook up and pop your money in the honesty box. The approach track is quite rough and stony and not advisable for the car proud, but once on site it is well away from any hint of traffic noise. There is a bridleway/footpath direct from the site and good cycling from site. We would have stayed longer but there was "no room in the inn" and had to move on!
Gallowslaw is a great base for:
•Coldingham (3 miles away) with its historic priory and beautiful coastline. In Coldingham you will find 2 pubs, a garage, shops, a post office/cafe as well as a really good fish and chip shop and a great beach which is protected by life guards in the summer.
•St Abbs (4 miles away) is a picturesque fishing village and nature reserve which is a haven for local sea birds and wildlife. There is great walking around the reserve and along the coastal foot paths.
•Historic houses; Paxton, Manderston and Floors Castle.
•Edinburgh; lots of our visitors spend at least one day in the city. If your visiting in August make sure to catch the Fringe Festival.
•Many more seaside towns such as Eyemouth, North Berwick, Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Dunbar- each with great beaches to visit.
A few of the sightseeing opportunities are the Jim Clark Room, Gunsgreen house, Floors castle, Paxton and Manderson houses, Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford.
Open from March until October depending on the weather and ground condition
Directions : Turn right off A1 Berwick-upon-Tweed; Dunbar onto B6438 signposted Coldingham-St-Abbs. In 0.75 mile turn left into road signposted Pressmains Cottages. In 0.5 mile turn left into farm track. Site on right in 180 meters.