I have to admit that we're frequent users of 'Sun' holiday vouchers (even though it means having to buy that alleged Newspaper: fortunately our newsagent supplies it in a brown paper bag) as they offer ridiculously cheap accommodation.
We drive through Galloway fairly often on our way to and from visiting family in Ireland, so it seemed a logical place to spend a few days en route and our request for time at Auchenlarie was successful.
Both the area and the site lived up entirely to our expectations. We opted to upgrade to a large caravan, and after a very quick and efficient trip through Reception found ourselves in a comfortable, clean, modern van.
5 - 10 p.m. - discovered that the boiler wasn't working (no hot water no heating)
5 - 15 - report the problem
5 - 25 - maintenance man arrives
5 - 30 - man from office arrives, possibly independently of our problem, simply a 'Welcome: is everything OK ?' visit.
5 - 35 Man fromn office departs to sort out 'Plan B'
5 - 40 second mechanic arrives
Boiler still not working
5 - 45 Plan B. Lady from office arrives with key to another van. All then help us to move.
You can't knock tht as service !
The second van was equally spacious, clean, and almost new.
We were probably fortunate that as it was early May, and outside the school holidays, the site was about 10% full, so very quiet.
The beach was very pleasant, and the rabbits very amusing.
Our only criticism was that the Bistro Bar offered only a poor mass-market keg bitter - very sad given the number of excellent breweries that exist, That apart we'd VERY happily return
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