Cutlar's Lodge - coastal holiday cottage near Kirkcudbright
At a glance
- Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (one on ground floor)
- 1 bathroom
- Full week holidays £450-£970
- Short breaks from £300
- Free Wi-Fi *
- Fully enclosed garden
- Dogs welcome
- No neighbours
- Views over sea and wild flower meadow
- 15-min walk to rocky sea shore
- Open fire, logs supplied
- Simple games room with pool table, table tennis, TV/DVD
- Location: Dundrennan, 9 miles east of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland
Around Cutlar's Lodge
The private drive winds down the hill with mown verges, woodland and farm fields. Beyond, you notice the sea with its impossibly high horizon as the view over to the Lakeland hills and the Isle of Man opens up to be nothing short of breathtaking. Past a little waterfall, then you follow the unicorn's nose and suddenly on your left here's your pretty cottage with dormer windows like friendly eyes welcoming you. Here the view opens out to reveal the wild flower meadow with its ornamental pond and a glimpse of what looks like Rapunzel's tower between trees beyond. These views are yours when you stay at Cutlar's Lodge.
This holiday cottage has great character and its own unique cosiness. Right at the heart of Orroland's landscaped grounds it is ideal for exploring Orroland itself as well as the naturally inspiring region of Dumfries and Galloway.
Cutlar's Lodge is a two storey detached stone-built cottage. It is set in its own attractive garden, which is fully enclosed providing safe freedom for children and dogs. There is sturdy garden furniture and a BBQ so you can enjoy the garden and views to the full.
The cottage accommodates 6 people in three bedrooms. Downstairs you will find a modern well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, tall upright fridge/freezer, table & chairs and door to the garden. The kitchen leads through to the dining room, sun porch and sitting room with comfortable sofa and armchairs, open fire - with unlimited logs supplied - and TV/DVD. There is a little laundry room with a washer/dryer and sink. On the other side of the kitchen is the bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin and adjacent twin bedroom.
Upstairs you will find a double bedroom (5ft bed) and a twin bedroom, both with wash hand basins.
The simple games room is accessed via a separate entrance and houses a pool table and table tennis with TV/DVD.
Cutlar's Lodge has ample off-road parking and a garage suitable for one car.
The cottage prices include bed linen and towels, electricity, heating oil and logs for the open fire. You are welcome to arrive from 4pm and we ask you to depart by 10am. A landline phone keeps you in touch with family and friends whilst away, if you choose to share the number.
* Orroland is in a rural location and our broadband isn't super-fast. Expect download speeds of 2-3Mbps.
“Super break at a wonderful cottage and location”
This is our second time at Cutlar's Lodge and Orroland. It won't be our last. Wonderful location. Total seclusion. The cottage is beautiful and well equipped for all needs. The dogs adored trying to catch pheasants and never succeeding. Lots of fresh air, stunning walking and relaxing in a fabulous place. The addition of Netflix/Amazon TV was welcome for the teenagers too and on less kind weather days/relaxing in the evenings.
This was our third stay at Cutlar's Lodge in as many years, and it won't be our last. The cottage is lovely, spotless, well equipped and the home made cake on arrival is always much appreciated - thank you Fiona. We find it's the perfect place to relax, the walk down to the beach is lovely and I think this is probably our two dogs favourite place in the whole world. We had three teenage boys with us who made good use of the games room and the Monopoly board. Even though it was August, it was a little chilly at night which gave us a perfect excuse to light the fire. It's great to have such a plentiful supply of logs in the garage as well. We love the peace and quiet of the setting, and the view through the trees down to the sea is wonderful at night when the moon is out.
Fantastic week at Orroland, weather was very changeable but that was no problem staying here as the grounds are beautiful no matter the weather . Our dog loved the garden and it was very secure . The lodge is very well equipped and just like being at home . Fiona looked after us well with a lovely cake , tea and flowers . I really don't want to recommend this wee slice of heaven as I don't want to share it but I couldn't do that to the lovely folk at Orroland so please come .
"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.
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