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.
* Orroland is in a rural location and our broadband isn't super-fast. Expect download speeds of 2-3Mbps.
“Happy family rabble, gathered at Orroland.”
A dozen cousins came in late September ~ soft sunshine and a wild hailstorm ~ partly to remember their great-gt.-gt.-gt.-step-grandmother, Agnes Cutlar of Orroland. All were very comfortable and felt entirely at home, whether out on the terrace, picknicking down at the hut ( 3 lazy lunches in warm sun ~ not bad going for late September! ), watching nuthatches and great- & blue-tits ( and once a red squirrel disappearing into the trees ), engaging, or observing ( UN-like ), mortal combat at the Pool table, and revelling in the Dark Sky for star-gazing . The t/v wasn't switched on once. Hurrah for plenty of china & cutlery, and plenty of space to be quiet, despite the mob. Thank you to all the Kennedys for their welcome, and to Fiona for delicious cake!
“First visit ”
This was our first visit to this lovely large house , bags of room for everyone Well equipped kitchen , we liked the aga , huge comfy lounge , with log fires Set in very private grounds away from the maddening crowds , but near enough to local towns , coffee shops & restaurants ! The weather was mainly kind so we enjoyed sittting out on the terrace enjoying the sea view The whole family would return , perhaps for longer , a week seems a bit short for such a nice peaceful place
We booked all three properties at Orroland for the annual family re-union; this was a first visit. Our gathering had diverse backgrounds and ages between 1 and 77 and yet all were delighted with the location (although the 1-year-old was somewhat reticent on the subject). The properties were clean, comfortable, comprehensively equipped, prepared to a high standard and had that "difficult to achieve" feeling that it was your family home for the duration of stay. I go on holiday to "get away from it all" but, to the modern generation, the cold spots of useful broadband speeds might be an annoyance. However, add the child friendly and beautiful surrounds and easy access to some of the best of Galloway and it is hardly surprising that we intend going back next year.
“13th year at Orroland- need I say more!!”
We (family and friends) have been going to Orroland for 13 years and have just booked for next year. Our eldest grandchildren were 5 years when we went the first time and are still keen at 18 years! Orroland is a unique and special place, we rarely go off site and spend our days playing badminton, cricket, rounders, archery, crabbing on the beach, kayaking, running, skipping ( we have some fitness fanatics), playing pool and generally relaxing. We all have busy lives and this is our catch-up and chill out time.All 14 of us are looking forward to next year and are hoping to add more friends in Cutlars lodge.
“A beautiful place ”
We stayed here at the Lodge for a week with friends for a celebration. We were warmly welcomed with a cake! Orroland is such a beautiful picturesque setting. The weather was kind to,us and we were able to enjoy all of the gardens as well as the shoreline. We ate in at times making the most of the well sized kitchen and the Aga. We also had an exceptional chef for a special meal on one occasion in the enormous dining room. The bedrooms are spacious, many having an en suite facilities just next door. A showere is each of them would be an added bonus. There is plenty storage facilities with a boot room which is handy for humans and dogs, an extra utility room and a second small kitchen area. Plenty of fridges and washing/drying facilities. We all commented on how homely the Lodge was. We felt relaxed and at ease. The owners were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble they certainly wanted us to enjoy it all - and we did, the dogs especially enjoyed it. The grounds are just marvellous. So well kept. I would recommend this most strongly to anyone wanting a peaceful setting which is not too remote from places to visit- there are many.
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