Orroland Lodge, a large holiday home in Scotland for 14 people
At a glance
- Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms
- Dining room seats 30
- 3 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms
- Full week holidays £1860 - £3800
- Short breaks from £960
- Free Wi-Fi
- Dogs welcome
- No neighbours
- Panoramic sea views
- Extensive private grounds
- 5 minutes walk to private sea shore
- Pool table
- Open fire & wood burner, logs supplied
- Location: Dundrennan, 9 miles east of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland
Why Orroland Lodge?
Leaving the main drive you swing right onto Orroland Lodge's private drive and wind through mixed woodland, following a burbling stream with wild ferns, flowers and farm fields beyond. Here sleek cattle enjoy the succulent grass with enviable views of the sea. Rumble over your cattle grid and past the head of one of the paths leading to the shore. There's still no sign of Orroland Lodge until the road sweeps round to the left and the Lodge emerges from the sheltering trees in all its glory.
You have arrived at a holiday house that is large and impressive in appearance, offering accommodation that is very easy to live in. Listen for the ethereal sound of the sea in harmony with the birdsong; sounds that are totally unobtrusive and good for the soul.
Enjoy the spacious, elegant and comfortable accommodation in this former shooting lodge. You can relax on the sheltered, sunny terrace and feast your eyes on the views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian mountains. All along the front of the house the rooms have uninterrupted sea views (there's no such thing as a bad view at Orroland Lodge). You are a stone's throw from the steep wooded slope leading down to the private rocky shoreline, where you will find driftwood to collect and rock pools and caves to discover. The large flat rocks are ideal for barbecues, picnics and sunbathing.
Crunch your way across the gravel to the main door that leads into a long hall from which all the rooms are reached. Opposite you is the spacious drawing room with open fire, large bow window and verandah door leading to the garden and terrace. High ceilings and a fine chandelier made by the owner, William Kennedy complete the feeling of elegance.
To one side is the spacious kitchen and the practical spaces of the house like the pantry, larder, utility room and boot room with door to outside. Also a bathroom and a shower room, both with WC. Through the light, airy kitchen is the dining room with configurable tables enabling the space to be adapted to suit your party. There is a pool table (which can be used as a sideboard if you prefer) and a door to the garden and terrace. Larger parties will be glad to find that the room can comfortably seat 30 guests with plenty of elbow room.
To the other side of the drawing room there are three bedrooms on the ground floor. One of these is the large master bedroom with king bed (5ft) and en-suite bathroom. A shared bathroom serves the other two bedrooms, which are twins.
There are two staircases at opposite ends of the house, each leading to a pair of bedrooms with a shared shower room. Three of these rooms are twins; the fourth can be set up as twins or a super-king (6ft).
This large century-old lodge is continuously being improved, always reaching new, even higher standards of comfort and convenience. The elegant drawing room with open fire, spacious panelled dining room and well-equipped kitchen all add to Orroland Lodge’s attraction as an exceptional location for a holiday or gathering for groups of friends, special occasions, wedding receptions, family reunions and parties.
What a fabulous holiday! The house is out of this world, so well equipped it has everything you would ever need. The location and scenery are breathtaking.
Burgess, McCann and Allison families
Prices include bed linen and towels, electricity, heating and logs for the open fire. You are welcome to arrive from 4pm and we ask you to depart by 10am. Guests staying for two weeks receive a housekeeping visit mid-stay along with fresh bed linen and towels.
“A beautiful house in a beautiful location”
We spent two weeks over Christmas and the New Year at Orraland Lodge. It was our second holiday there and we knew it wouldn't disappoint ! The owners made us feel very welcome and we're just a phone call away if we needed them. The house itself is stunning and we felt immediately at home . There was plenty of room for us , a family party of five adults, five children and two dogs. With space to relax and enjoy the magnificent views over the sea. The kitchen is blessed with an AGA , lovely to cook with !! Conventional oven & microwaves too. Despite blustery weather we were able to enjoy the beach and the summerhouse. The children were safe to explore the area & enjoyed walking the dogs on the estate roads. There are red squirrels in the garden which were a joy to watch. Will we be returning to Orroland ? A resounding YES!,
“We have been before and it feels like home now”
“One of my favourite UK destinations!!”
This was my 2nd time to Oroland lodge for a girly weekend away. The lodge itself is stunning, as are the surroundings, and we were blessed with great weather this time too! The lodge is equipped with everything you need and more, it is peaceful and relaxing and the views are stunning. The owners checked in to make sure we had everything we need and the cake that was baked by the housekeeper for our arrival was a lovely touch! We had good use of the beach house on this visit, but it would equally have been fine if weather as poor as it is all under cover. Caterbirds took good care of us on the Friday night and I would also recommend Peter and his team if anyone is looking for caterers during their stay! I hope to be back to Orroland soon and would recommend it to anyone (albeit selfishly I dont want too many people to know about it as if it gets much more popular I might struggle to get a booking!!) Thanks again for everything and hope to see you soon x
“Country retreat with changing views over the Solway Firth”
We had a relaxing "escape to the country" pent some days just enjoying the Lodge with it's views and extensive grounds especially the track to the shore. Other days visiting the various Historic Scotland castles and Abbeys in the area , an afternoon's hill walk up Screel Hill, a lazy wander round the headland at Balcary point, a land Rover tour with deer coming up to the van at Sandyhills, and Grass sledging and archery at Laggan outdoor centre. Lots of comfortable space here for our group to spread out, and importantly lots of bathrooms no waiting in the morning , and wifi to keep an eye on the weather. Dumfries and Galloway is a forgotten corner of Britain with a lot of unspoilt places to explore. We had a great holiday here.
“Excellent for just some or all of the family.”
We enjoyed our stay very much. There was lots of wildlife around the cottage and the view over the sea was perfect. All the place needs is a pool and a hot tub and it would become an exclusive get away location, although as it stands you will be hard pressed to find anything better. There are plenty of places to sit inside and outside. Privacy was second to none as the cottage is a mile or so down a private road.
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