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The Lodge - Kirkcowan

Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Fairytale cottage for small family of four
  • Part of a complex of three properties, that can be booked together for larger groups
  • Fishing for salmon, trout, rainbow and brownies close by
  • Warming open fire in lounge
  • 7 miles from charming town Newton Stewart
  • Mountains Artfield Fell, Knock Fell and Mochrum Fell all accessible within 16 miles
Property code: CA350

Charming detached Victorian cottage in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside. Perfect for keen walkers or fishermen, and the ideal spot for a rural family getaway.

Set in a fabulous position overlooking Loch Caolisport on the Ellary and Castle Sween estate, just yards from the shore, this delightful stone cottage is a perfect retreat for up to six guests and two hounds searching for peace and tranquillity within a spectacular landscape – amazing for a change of routine with morning walks.

Attractively modernised, this traditionally built lodge house has everything you need for relaxed country living. The comfortable interiors benefit from a homely atmosphere, making it ideal for families and friends who want to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this beautiful part of Scotland. The cosy sitting room enjoys an open fire, while the separate dining room is perfect for long, relaxed holiday meals. The kitchen leads out to an enclosed private garden – perfect for pups - with BBQ and furniture, where you can enjoy al fresco dining on warmer days while you enjoy the glorious views. Two bright and well-presented bedrooms are found on the first floor, although it should be noted that the spiral staircase leading to them is steep - young children should also be supervised. A further twin bedroom is found on the ground floor, which may be preferable for guests who don't wish to climb the stairs.

The rural location provides great walks but does mean you will need to hop in the car when you need provisions, with Ardrishaig (8 miles) and Lochgilphead (10 miles) providing a good range of shops, as well as a choice of dog-friendly cafes, bars and bistros. Tarbert lies 15 miles south-east, where you can sniff out galleries, pad around the harbour and perhaps take the ferry across to Portavadie to explore the Cowal peninsula. Alternatively, continue 5 miles south to Kennacraig, where you and your pack can jump on a boat across to the whisky islands of Islay and Jura.

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

  • Maximum occupancy for this property is 4 guests including infants
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom - shower over bath and WC
  • Guests will need to provide their own bed sheets, towels and tea towels. Duvet covers and pillow cases are provided
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and a washing machine
  • Electricity by £1 coin meter
  • TV/DVD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Open fire (coal and logs provided)
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Private garden
  • There is a steep spiral staircase in the property - young children must be supervised
  • Shop and pub, 7 miles
  • Property can be booked with The Smithy - Kirkcowan (CA372 - sleeps 4) and The Coach House - Kirkcowan (CA341 - sleeps 8)

The wealth of waters surrounding the property provide excellent wildlife spotting opportunities, the chance for fishing, and walks that take in the stunning moors and lowlands of Galloway. The area is a cyclists' favourite spot thanks to its varied and arresting scenery - but you're not totally out of reach of civilization, with a shop and village pub just 3 miles away.

Kirkcowan (3 miles) provides charming riverside pubs and hotels, bustling with walkers, hikers and cycling enthusiasts. Thanks to the nearby 7stanes Glentrool Visitor Centre, you could enjoy a leisurely or exhilarating bike ride among stunning scenery. Hire a bike from this visitor centre and immerse yourself in nature and history along the trail, which runs through Galloway Forest.

If fishing on the loch or the nearby Dee and Bladnoch rivers is not your cup of tea, you could discover The Linn of Barhoise Waterfall, a hidden gem of the River Bladnoch. Strike out from the lodge on a leisurely walk among all the fells and meadows to be discovered.

You are perfectly situated for exploring the various art and crafting villages of coastal Dumfries and Galloway. Wigtown (5 miles) is home to the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland, brimming with unusual and rare old texts in a seemingly endless labyrinth of rooms. Walks at Crook of Baldoon provide arresting hillside views and excellent bird spotting from the bird hides.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


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.

1 more property at this location

The Smithy - Kirkcowan

The Smithy - Kirkcowan

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£309 - £469

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

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