Rue du Chateau Camping and Guest Room
Scotland, United Kingdom
About this micro camping
Exclusive wild camping next to a pond, between the trees of a young woodland, close to a small river and large fields, this spot offers close to wild camping in a private space in the Scottish Borders. Choose your spot in the woodland, overlooking the pond or hidden in the trees.
Suitable for 2-6 men dome tents, not suitable for very large tents. Grass pitch, no hook up. The pond area is bumpy grassy ground. There are trees for hammocks.
A separate space offers field spaces for a small amount of motorhomes. This does not come with hook ups, is just off a very minor quiet country road, and is some distance from the camp toilet. We would need to assist you with the gates and is dependent on ground conditions, but is a truly tranquil and picturesque spot next to the river.
Horse box houses a small toilet close to the pond.
Fire pits are available for small fires, but no campfires on the ground.
Cyclists and walkers will love the close proximity to forest tracks and single lane roads. Secure bike storage available. Bonchester Hill, Ruberslaw Hill, Fatlips Castle are some great nearby hill walks. Miles of forestry tracks, Hell's Hole is a good starting point to see your exploration choices on a map.
The river is a stroll across the field and on a sunny day offers hours of fun. Areas of stone pebbles and sandy banks, pools to swim in or splash at the shoreline. We have spare towels if you get soaked!
Rural locality gives this site some amazing starry skies and glimpses of wildlife such as red squirrels, deer, pheasant, fox, badger, bird of prey, newt, heron, frog, duck. On the farm we have two ponies a gypsy cob and a miniature shetland, chickens, ducks, two dogs and sheep. We ask that you do not feed the ponies no matter how much they ask, they are super-friendly and like attention.
Fresh water, electric charging points, kettle for hot water, available in the farm courtyard which is a small walk away, (where you will leave your car).
The village of Bonchester Bridge is about a half hour walk, which has a lovely pub The Horse and Hound which offers great meals. A twenty minute drive takes you to Hawick for supplies.
Nearby attractions include Born in the Borders, Rulewater Alpacas, Melrose Abbey, Wilton Lodge Park and Museum, the Borders Distillery. Visit rulewater dot co dot uk for more info.
The camping site would prove quite tricky for those with mobility issues due to parts of uneven grass and sloping bankings on part of the site, however we do have a mobility friendly ground floor room with one step entry in the farm courtyard called "The Reading Room" available through Air b & b.
Limited mobile phone reception.
- Amazing nature
- Bring your own tent
- Bring your own motorhome
Available yes or no
- Drinking water
- RV Sanitation
- Pets allowed
- RV Hookup
- Picnic table
- Fire/Ring Grill
- Hot water
- Campfire possible
- Gas (stove)
- Extra toilet paper :-)
All gates to be kept closed. Very important with the livestock.
Pets must be supervised due to livestock and up to date with treatments for fleas, ticks etc. Dogs must be kept on a lead and pick up their mess as amongst other reasons, this does not agree with sheeps stomachs. There are chances for them to stretch their legs in the forest walks.
Fire-pits are available for campfires, and disposable bbqs welcome. Logs will be available at a small charge. Do not strip the young woodland of branches. Dont light in windy conditions. no naked flames, candles or fire lanterns.
Please be respectful of the quietness of the area, no loud music, shouting, this means quiet children and dogs too!
Take rubbish away with you, leave the site as you find it.
Children must be supervised at all times. This site offers a delightful world for children to play in, but not run wild.
How to reach this micro camping
Yes, in that cars can be parked on the gravel on the farm and the site is a short walk away. We may be able to shuttle bags but it depends if my husband is at work.
Checking in and out
We prefer to know that you are here, but we may be off site. Our house is in the courtyard, the pink building.
Arrive between 2pm and 6pm, depart by 11am.
Things to do in the area
- Wildlife watching