Camping without canvas


Camping barrels available  at  £5 off per night  for stays during  July.  Offer available to online bookings only.

If you’re after a camping experience without the hassle of lugging a tent around and having to put it up, then our camping barrels are the perfect solution.

Camping Barrels at Aird Donald Caravan Park, Stranraer

Plenty of space for up to 2 adults on a double bed, as well as 2 children in the handy bench seating area that converts into two single small beds suitable for children  up to 1.3m /4ft tall.

Our Large Camping barrel has space for up  to 5 adults. 3 in the main  sleeping area and 2 on the single bench bends in the front which  can handle  someone up to 6ft /1.82mt tall.

Double bed area with sleeping mats

Main sleeping area in the large camping barrel

Single beds/seating benches with the table erected
Single beds / side benches in the Large camping barrel. Table in the folded position

There’s also a small fold up table and picnic benches are provided outside in front of our water feature to offer an additional area to relax in the calming surroundings of Aird Donald Caravan Park. 

All you need to bring is your own bedding and our camping barrels are a mini home from home. Lighting is provided with solar lighting . A small solar power station can be used to charge 2 devices through the  USB sockets day or night (no mains electricity available) and you get full access to our camping facilities with pot washing area, toilets and the on site showers in our short stay facility (50p for 8 minutes) 

Charge your USB devices with the solar power station.
Charge your USB devices with the solar power station.
Charge your USB devices with the solar power station.
Charge your USB devices with the solar power station.
Storage area under the side benches and the double bed area

We have three of our Camping Barrels open at the moment, one Large and two standard, set in their own courtyard circle within our camping field, solar lighting and low level fencing surrounds to create a secluded area of it’s own.

As with other camping pods the barrels offer freedom of a roof over your head and some space to huddle down in these natural spruce made structures will offer that cosy environment to return to after a day exploring the many activities that the local area has to offer. A perfect base for your adventures, or even if you are visiting a local event. 

Double bed area with the supplied sleeping mats removed if you wish to use your own. Mats can be stored in the space under the double bed.
Front area with the supplied mats removed.

Earliest check in time for the Barrels is 2pm.

Latest check out time for the Barrels is 11am.



Payments by cash, and the following cards:
Visa, Mastercard.

No deposit required.
Full booking balance is due on the day of arrival.

If the booking is cancelled less than 1 day before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.
If the booking is cancelled 1 or more days before arrival then a charge equal to 50% of the stay will be made.

In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

Have a look at some of the things to do in the area here:

For your convenience we also have an on site laundry should you need to use it during your stay ( 

There’s no smoking/vaping of any kind within the barrels for the comfort of all our guests, similarly we sadly can’t allow pets, cooking or any source of naked flames inside either.

You can find us in the gorgeous county of Dumfries and Galloway on the South West coast of Scotland, we are along  the A75, London road one mile from the town centre and less than 5 miles to the ferry port at Cairnryan. A map of our location can be found here: