#{ServerName}
1 / 22  
2 / 22  
3 / 22  
4 / 22  
5 / 22  
6 / 22  
7 / 22  
8 / 22  
9 / 22  
10 / 22  
11 / 22  
12 / 22  
13 / 22  
14 / 22  
15 / 22  
16 / 22  
17 / 22  
18 / 22  
19 / 22  
20 / 22  
21 / 22  
22 / 22  

Rascarrel Bay Retreat

Castle Douglas (10.5mls SE), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
14 more

At a glance

  • Spacious contemporary stylish lodge nestled in a beautiful private bay, perfect for a romantic getaway
  • Relax in the sauna and unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and admire the stunning coastal views
  • Located on the magnificent Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of beautiful rugged coastline
Property code: 80577

Enjoy a luxurious romantic break in this superb stylish and spacious detached lodge. Relax in the sauna or unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and admire the spectacular uninterrupted sea views.

This spectacular lodge offers pure escapism for you, a loved one and two canine chums. The property is perfectly positioned on the private Rascarrel Bay, with truly magnificent views out across the water and over 200 miles of beautiful coastline at your paws and fingertips. From a wild and windy tromp around Auchencairn Bay (2.5 miles), to a stroll around the elegant estate at Threave (10 miles), you won’t be short of places to explore with the pups.

A small flight of steps leads to the luxurious property. Kick off your muddy boots and hang up the dog leads in the spacious hallway, before entering the spectacular open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with its floor-to-ceiling windows to really make the most of the exceptional sea views. After a long walk with the pups, unwind in the lounge area with a good book or listen to some music on the Sonos Bluetooth speaker whilst watching the waves rolling in. Rustle up a romantic meal for two in the stylish kitchen and on a warm evening throw open the French doors, so your four-pawed pals can potter in and out to the enclosed outdoor area. Afterwards, pour yourself a glass of wine and slip into the bubbling hot tub or luxuriate in the sauna.

Wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers will adore the 4-mile walk around the back of Auchencairn Bay. The route takes you out to a quiet peninsula, where you’ll discover a beautiful, secluded beach which is perfect for picnics. Further afield, Galloway Forest Park (just over 30 miles) is a good choice on a hot day, as it offers plenty of shade for your four-legged friends and the mountainous scenery is fabulous. It’s also a great place for stargazing and there’s an excellent range of outdoor activities, including mountain biking and salmon fishing.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and wine cooler
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and Sonus bluetooth speaker in lounge and smart TV in bedroom
  • Private sauna (bath robes and towels provided)
  • Private hot tub (bath robes and towels provided)
  • Enclosed large patio area and fully covered deck area with seating
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pubs 7 miles, restaurant 3 miles, shop 2 miles and beach within walking distance
  • Please note- hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • Wi-Fi included. Please note: Due to location, connectivity can vary
  • Complex of properties
  • Private water supply
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 months
  • Please note: Unfortunately, electric car charging is not possible at these lodges. Electric vehicle charging points at nearby Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 stars5
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 5 starsOverall location 5 starsOverall location 5 starsOverall location 5 starsOverall location 5 stars5

Reviewed by Elaine 3rd June 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The lodge was set in the most beautiful location.The hot tub and sauna were a wonderful addition to the property.The owners have gone the extra mile to ensure the comfort and cleanliness of the lodge.We have already booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Vanessa 27th May 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We had an amazing stay in the Retreat- peaceful, relaxing and views to die for! Tesco delivery from castle Douglas - put note for the driver to call us via WhatsApp prior to arrival (no phone reception) We met at barrier and it all went smoothly. lots of local walks - our dogs loved their holiday. Only slight negative is the bed is really hard and Read morewe struggled to get comfortable- fine if you like a firm bed though. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 15th April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Picture perfect lodges in the beautiful setting of Rascarrel Bay. Lovely friendly owner too.

Reviewed by Carlie 25th March 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Perfect in every way. Do not hesitate to book, you will not be disappointed! Away from the hustle and bustle, walks from the door, secure for the dogs, all the little touches are amazing. Everything has been thought about. Truly a 5 star experience. Cannot wait to go back.

Reviewed by Susan 21st March 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Fabulous lodge and location...our dog and us had a fantastic time!

Reviewed by Stephanie 11th March 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Just returned from a week at The Retreat and what a perfect retreat it is. From the cleanliness to the comfort to those views, absolutely stunning. The owners have thought of everything, so many lovely touches and everything you could ever need. Just 5* all the way. Secluded, exclusive and peaceful and such a bonus we could bring our little ChihuahRead moreua. Beautiful walks from the door the three of us loved it and can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 4th March 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful lodge. It worked really well having the hottub area off the bathroom for changing etc. We loved the outside lights. Retreat was well equipped- lots of plug sockets. Tassimo machine and some pods provided so if you like this would be worth taking your own pods too. Very spacious with dressing room. Washer and dryer handy for hottub gear. CRead moreouldn't fault anything. Had a lovely meal at greek restaurant in Castle Douglas only 15 mins drive away. Our 5th stay and already booked for next year Hide

Reviewed by Aidan 25th February 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Iain 18th February 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Boyz ( 2 dogs ) made very welcome and who enjoyed their holiday. This is our second time to Rascarrel Bay which never fails to impress. Everything has been thought of by the family especially the Technology side of things. A huge thankyou for making our stay one to remember. The Retreat lodge was perfect with itsRead more own hot tub and sauna. No need to leave the area, views and walks all outside the door. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 14th February 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Fabulous lodge in fabulous location - theres really nothing more to be said!!!

Reviewed by Marie 4th February 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

What a wonderful property. Stunning views and location. Had everything we could need for us and our dogs. Comfortable and modern interior , well equipped and the luxury of a hot tub and sauna. Lovely welcome pack for us and the furry kids. Great location for exploring the area. Beautiful starry nights and sunrises. Woke to the sound of waves. LargeRead more outdoor patio. Walks on the doorstep. Will definitely return. Thanks to the wonderful owners too friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by James 10th December 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The Retreat lodge was amazing, everything we needed was there,when we arrived there was flowers,chocolates, tablet and dog biscuits and even dog dishes and a dog towel provided. Would definately book this again.

Reviewed by Sandra 12th November 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Roy 29th October 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The retreat lodge was fantastic,it has everything you need for a self catering holiday. The views as you Walk around the cliffs are awesome. You will need need to drive to the shops and pub as the lodges well in a well secluded area, but a great place to start and finish your day. It's great for dog lovers and walkers alike.

Reviewed by Gary 22nd October 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A really lovely lodge in a quiet location right on Rascarrel Bay. The property was impeccably clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owner is very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her. I can't recommend it enough.

Reviewed by Anthony 15th October 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

It was a lovely stay. Very peaceful and some great places to walk to the dog. I hope to return again in the future.

Reviewed by Lisa 8th October 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Everything with the exception of the mattress was 5 star here, the lodge, sauna, hot tub, stunning views, overall quality of the lodge. The mattress was not so good, for a long size bed and in a 5 star lodge we expected higher quality, the mattress was very thin and uncomfortable. Apart from that the place was stunning, little touches such as the wRead moreine, handmade chocolates and traditional Scottish sweets were lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 17th September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

I would recommend this lodge it was a perfect place to unwind lovely location every thing you would need . Lovely walks lovely to wake up in a morning to the sound of the sea couldnt wish for a better place

Reviewed by Gillian 10th September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We really enjoyed our stay. The property has great views, is very peaceful, comfy and was everything we wanted. The owner was lovely and helped us when we had an unfortunate incident with our car as there is no mobile phone signal in the area. The wildlife is abundant around the lodge and there are some great walks direct from the door. The propertRead morey is dog friendly and our dog loved it. We would definitely love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 3rd September 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Samantha 20th August 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

WOW. I honesty can't put into words how amazing this place is. We were blown away by everything. The retreat, the views, everything inside and out was just perfect, spotlessly clean. The attention to detail, the welcome pack for us and the dogs. I haven't got one complaint. We loved the hot tub, sitting out under the lights watching the moon and liRead morestening to the waves. The information on the local area was good and upto date. I can't wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 13th August 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

The lodge was absolutely top class. Spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, amazing views, peaceful location - couldn't criticise a thing. Litteraly every appliance and kitchen equipment you could need. Smart TV's in lounge and bedroom, so can access your Netflix/Prime account etc The coastal walk to Balcary Bay was fantastic. My only comment (absRead moreolutely not a criticism) is that due to the remote location, there is absolutely no phone signal or network, so you are reliant on WiFi in the cabin. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 6th August 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This was our first stay and we will definitely be booking again. Everything was great - location, accommodation and secludedness are all exceptional. Cant wait to stay again.

Reviewed by Mark 30th July 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Denise 16th July 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Nicola 9th July 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Gillian 18th June 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A great holiday home in a stunning location. The lodge was equipped with everything we needed for our stay, the welcome pack for us and the dog was an added bonus. Spotlessly clean and reassurances in place for any concerns we had about going away at this time. The sauna, the hot tub and the surroundings made for a very relaxing holiday. We look foRead morerward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 11th June 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Lovely clean accommodation

Reviewed by Ian 28th May 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Absolutely stunning property with everything we needed for a wonderful holiday. It seemed that everything had been thought of and current COVID restrictions didnt spoil our experience in any way. Each day it was a wonderful new surprise to look through the windows lookout across the bay or enjoy the views from the terrace. In addition the local couRead morentryside is stunning with plenty of places to visit such as Balcary Bay the town of Kirkudbright or Threave Gardens near Castle Douglas. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 21st May 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The Retreat surpassed our expectations. Everything about it is perfect! So comfortable and an idyllic location. The luxury of the hot tub and sauna after a long coastal or woodland walk was wonderful. The decking area was a lovely sheltered sunny spot to watch the birds and wildlife. Perfect get-away for a peaceful, romantic holiday!

Reviewed by Michael 14th May 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Our first visit to the new Retreat Lodge was just as stunning as previous visits to lodges 3 & 4. The different lay-out of the Retreat, together with the sauna made our seventh visit to Rascarrel Bay even more enjoyable. The views of the bay are superb in this fabulous location. Thanks to Fiona and Team for another great week.

Reviewed by Carol 7th May 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Well what can I say, it was a perfect lodge and perfect location. Absolutely blown away by the presentation and equipment. The view is just fantastic. It is so quiet you cannot hear a thing. If you want a tranquil relaxing get away, no kids or loud groups this is the place to be. We used the sauna and jacuzzi daily adding to the relaxation There isRead more nothing within easy walking distance so bear this in mind if you want a pub or anything. We were so happy being out of the way of everyday life Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 30th April 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a lovely week at Rascarrel Bay. The lodges are beautiful, very well equipped and the views simply stunning. The extra dog friendly items were very appreciated by Max who had a great time. Cant fault anything.

31 more
Show 10 more

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

6 more properties at this location

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 1

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 1

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£809 - £1,684

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£825 - £1,684

Rascarrel Bay Lodge 4

Rascarrel Bay Lodge 4

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£773 - £1,556

Rascarrel Bay Lodge 3

Rascarrel Bay Lodge 3

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£777 - £1,542

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 2

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 2

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£802 - £1,684

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 4

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 4

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£806 - £1,717

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210