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Wonderful lounge area with full length doors leading out the balcony
Step outside onto the balcony area, perfect for al fresco dining
Private hot tub and courtyard
Relax on the comfy sofas after a day out exploring the local area
Enjoy dining in around the dining table with room for everyone
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking up a storm
Stylish and contemporary shower room
Super-king-size bedroom with TV/DVD and plenty of storage
Enjoy a good night's in the comfy super-king-size bed
Stylish bathroom with double headed shower
Twin bedroom with TV/DVD and french doors leading out to the hot tub
Relax and unwind in the private hot tub
View towards the property with balcony
Watch the sailing boats go by
Enjoy the parklands next to the loch
Views over the splendid Carlingwark Loch
Enjoy the views from the balcony over the splenid Carlingwark Loch
Views from the balcony over the loch towards Screel and Bengairn hills
Entrance to the private car park
Entrance to the private car park
1 / 20  Wonderful lounge area with full length doors leading out the balcony
2 / 20  Step outside onto the balcony area, perfect for al fresco dining
3 / 20  Private hot tub and courtyard
4 / 20  Relax on the comfy sofas after a day out exploring the local area
5 / 20  Enjoy dining in around the dining table with room for everyone
6 / 20  Well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking up a storm
7 / 20  Stylish and contemporary shower room
8 / 20  Super-king-size bedroom with TV/DVD and plenty of storage
9 / 20  Enjoy a good night's in the comfy super-king-size bed
10 / 20  Stylish bathroom with double headed shower
11 / 20  Twin bedroom with TV/DVD and french doors leading out to the hot tub
12 / 20  Relax and unwind in the private hot tub
13 / 20  View towards the property with balcony
14 / 20  Watch the sailing boats go by
15 / 20  Enjoy the parklands next to the loch
16 / 20  Views over the splendid Carlingwark Loch
17 / 20  Enjoy the views from the balcony over the splenid Carlingwark Loch
18 / 20  Views from the balcony over the loch towards Screel and Bengairn hills
19 / 20  Entrance to the private car park
20 / 20  Entrance to the private car park

Loch Carlingwark Lodge 1

Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious reverse-level house with views over Carlingwark Loch
  • Spacious enclosed balcony perfect for al fresco dining with magnificent views
  • Relax and unwind in the splendid private hot tub
  • Within a short stroll of the heart of the beautiful market town of Castle Douglas
  • Explore the nearby beautiful Galloway Forest Park and the '7 Stanes' mountain bike trails
  • Close to the stunning Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of beautiful rugged coastline
Property code: 59637

Perfectly positioned to explore the delights of Castle Douglas on foot. Enjoy a dip in the private hot tub and relax on the balcony and admire the views over Carlingwark Loch, Screel and Bengairn hills.

Lying on the fringes of the delightful market town of Castle Douglas, this stylish lodge overlooking Carlingwark Loch is an attractive setting for active families or couples seeking long walks, water sports and good food. The property has a reverse-level layout designed to maximise the views, with the lounge on the top floor and the bedrooms below. As long as your dog is of the small variety and stays out of the bedrooms, it is welcome to join you on your break. Give Spot a new leash of life with energetic runs around the parkland that surrounds the loch.

On the upper floor, you’re met with a spacious open-plan living area with plenty of natural light coming in through the bi-fold doors. Sit out on the cushioned rattan furniture on the large balcony with a glass of wine or brunch after morning walkies as you take in the wonderful sweeping views over Carlingwark Loch and beyond. You can continue to admire the view from the comfy leather sofas in the lounge. Downstairs are the bedrooms, bathroom and utility room. Step out of the super king-size bedroom and out through the French doors straight into the private hot tub that awaits you on the enclosed patio area.

The property is half a mile from Castle Douglas. A designated food town, it has a local deli, butcher, dog-friendly cafes, chocolate producers and a small family brewery. At the Cream o’ Galloway Dairy’s visitor centre (14 miles) dogs can run free in the enclosed 7-acre woodland. And, of course, Galloway Forest Park (16 miles) is perfect for walkers, stick chasers and star gazers alike. Elsewhere, Galloway Activity Centre (10.5 miles) offers a wide range of activities on and off the water, from sailing and windsurfing to laser quest and archery.
 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request at the point of booking) and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request at the point of booking)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and microwave
  • Utility area with washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small dog welcome (no larger than a terrier) not permitted in bedrooms
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Bike storage available
  • TV and iPod docking station in lounge, TV/DVD and iPod docking stations in both bedrooms
  • Charcoal BBQ available

 

This is a fabulous base for up to four guests looking to explore this wonderful part of the Scottish countryside, with the beautiful Galloway Forest Park (15.5 miles) and the stunning coastline of the Solway Firth (13 miles) within easy reach. The lodge is set within the pretty 18th century market town of Castle Douglas which is a renowned Food Town with approximately fifty businesses producing or selling local food and drink. The Stewartry Agricultural Show takes place each August, and the town is a fantastic base for a variety of pursuits including walking, cycling and golf. You can also go boating on Carlingwark Loch, sample the wares at Sulwath Brewery (0.5 miles) or explore the beautiful Threave Garden and Estate (1.5 miles) and the 14th century Threave Castle on the River Dee (4 miles). Other local attractions include Bainloch Deer Park (13 miles), the Galloway Kite Trail (6 miles) and Galloway Activity Centre on the shores of Loch Ken (10.5 miles) which has a wide variety of activities for all the family including a climbing tower with zipwire, laser tag, archery and sailing. Heading south you can explore the Solway Firth, or visit bustling towns including Kirkcudbright (11 miles) and Dumfries (18 miles).

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 12th October 2020

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We had a lovely time. The property was extremely comfortable. We loved the layout with lochside views from the balcony and hot tub close to the bedroom and bathroom. Its ideally located close to the town centre as well as lovely country walks.

Reviewed by Asheley 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Nikki 7th October 2020

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Reviewed by Richard 3rd October 2020

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Excellent accommodation in an excellent setting, very relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Michelle 21st September 2020

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Lovely lodge, great location for going out and about. Restaurants nearby for evenings out. The lodge had everything we needed, the hot tub was a bonus. On arrival there were flowers on the dining table, a cake and a little basket of essentials (tea, coffee bread, milk) which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by David 5th September 2020

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Ideal location plenty of things to do within a twenty mile radius this property would suit a family of four , jacuzzi and equipment at the property spot on. Welcome pack was also nice.

Reviewed by Jegadish 29th August 2020

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Well furnished and comfortable.

Reviewed by Louise 22nd August 2020

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Thoughtful touches enhanced this already wonderful accommodation, well placed to the edge of castle Douglas and with beautiful views. Bonus of hot tub for relaxing after a day of walking or cycling and a safe space for children to go off and play within view. Generous welcome basket and large snoozy beds added to comfort. A few minutes walk to shopRead mores and restaurants with local flair. Hide

Reviewed by Rajeev 2nd August 2020

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The property is in a great location with excellent views of the Loch. We arrived to a very well cleaned and equipped cottage. A concern was that we would need to sanitize and clean the lodge properly because of the COVID virus but the landlord already cleaning in place to deal with this concern. We just walked in with the confidence that everythingRead more had been cleaned and sanitized properly. The communication in the lead up regarding check-in and checkout was very clear and organised. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 18th July 2020

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Had a lovely stay at the property and had an amazing meal at the kings arms. Pity we were there during covid and a lot of places closed but I a know there will be more to do when open. Lovely location, great for kids with the park and plenty of space for football.

Reviewed by Wendy 11th July 2020

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Excellent place to stay. We loved our weeks holiday. So much thought had been put into the set up and equipment and the welcome treats (especially the chocolate cake) were so appreciated. Hot tub was fantastic and situation under the balcony allowed us to use it even when the weather was a bit damp. Location too was excellent being in the centre ofRead more Castle Douglas and so many great places to visit and walks within a short drive. We definitely hope to return again! Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 28th December 2019

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Very nice property, unusual having the bedrooms downstairs but the view from the upstairs across the Loch is lovely

Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th November 2019

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Just loved everything about this place. Certainly deserves its 5* rating. From the supersized bed, to good quality bed lined, lots of lilly white fluffy towels, lovely decor/lighting and well equipped kitchen. Not to mention the very private hot tub. Views were gorgeous and jusy perfect for your dog. Straight out onto a beautiful walk

Reviewed by Deana 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Jackie 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by W 7th September 2019

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The view over the loch was outstanding,

Reviewed by Brenda 13th July 2019

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Beautifully finished holiday home with fantastic views over park and loch. Lovely welcome with fresh flowers on table, food starter pack of local produce in kitchen with milk & a cake in the fridge. What more can you ask.

Reviewed by Paul 6th July 2019

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Great location for eating out and exploring the surrounding area

Reviewed by Teresa 1st June 2019

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Reviewed by Freda 11th May 2019

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Reviewed by Lynn 4th May 2019

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Was very impressed coffee, tea,milk etc and a beautiful cake on arrival thank you

Reviewed by Richard 27th April 2019

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Property was lovely. Ideal location. Very nicely presented and very clean. Had a great outlook onto the loch. Used the hot tub a couple of times which was a nice bonus.

Reviewed by Katharine 13th April 2019

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Hot tub and location makes it special.

Reviewed by Candice 6th April 2019

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Lovely comfortable home from home holiday rental with great views of nearby loch. Great location for shops and cafes. Nearby park and skate park ideal for kids too. Recommended.

Reviewed by Stacey 16th March 2019

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Reviewed by Rob 16th February 2019

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Reviewed by Karen 3rd November 2018

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A perfectly situated, well equipped and comfortable property. With spectacular views across Loch Carlingwark and easy access to good walking trails, this cottage is the ideal base to explore Galloway. The cottage itself was lovely with great attention to luxury details, and the welcome hamper showcasing the produce of Castle Douglas was a delightfuRead morel surprise! Sometimes, dog-friendly cottages can lack sophistication and elegance, but this cottage bucked the trend! Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 29th October 2018

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Very smart and comfortable property. Tastefully decorated and well equipped. Fantastic view and lovely, surprise welcome pack on arrival.

Reviewed by Flora 20th October 2018

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Reviewed by Allan 13th October 2018

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A luxurious stay in a stunning location on the edge of the town of Castle Douglas, overlooking the loch. We loved avery minute of it.

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Wonderful lounge area with full length doors leading out the balcony
Step outside onto the balcony area, perfect for al fresco dining
Private hot tub and courtyard
Relax on the comfy sofas after a day out exploring the local area
Enjoy dining in around the dining table with room for everyone
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking up a storm
Stylish and contemporary shower room
Super-king-size bedroom with TV/DVD and plenty of storage
Enjoy a good night's in the comfy super-king-size bed
Stylish bathroom with double headed shower
Twin bedroom with TV/DVD and french doors leading out to the hot tub
Show 8 moreRelax and unwind in the private hot tub

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