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 £620-£1050
- Short breaks from £380
- 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 football, 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 TV/DVD 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 football 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.
The weather wasn't very kind on our visit which meant a very muddy kitchen floor (sorry about that) but whether exploring the grounds or staying in the house where it was very warm and cosy I certainly felt relaxed. The large bath was great to soak in after getting caught out in hailstones. Our dog loved all the scents and new places to explore.
“Short weekend stay ”
Cottage was well presented and very clean throughout would give this five star rating. Ideal for our situation short weekend break and the walks round the garden and the estate were stunning. theres a nice little walk down to the beach where are you can see panoramic views over the Solway Firth. Would def recommend.
Excellent about describes Cutlars Lodge. Five of us used all the beds and we didnt feel cramped at all. Facilities were first class, views delightful and furnishings as comfortable as anyone could ask for. The fire was laid, cake and basics for refreshment provided and a warm basement games room with snooker and table football ready to use. We had splendid autumn weather but even if it had rained there was plenty of comfort and entertainment to enjoy. Outside we really were impressed with the beauty of the well kept grounds. Walking to the beach was easily achieved, even for the septuagenarians. We enjoyed basking in the sun on the summerhouse decking and were thrilled by the sense of complete isolation. Robinson Crusoe had built a shelter with driftwood and someone has spent a great deal of effort and care and quite a bit of skill creating a garden down there. The area is marvellous, lots to see and do and places to eat. Try Nickos for authentic Greek food in Castle Douglas. A delightful place to holiday. Couldnt ask for more.
“Just gorgeous ”
We had a wonderful week in Cutlar's Lodge. The Lodge is spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. The setting is glorious, a short walk from a rocky beach which we enjoyed exploring. Plenty to do in the area if you want it but if you want "restful " then just hanging around the lodge and grounds is great too. All in all would highly recommend ,and hope to be back. Also, despite sleeping six, a generous discount is available for couples staying at least a week ,which we gladly took advantage of.
“ Idyllic location.”
Cutlers lodge is situated in an idyllic location and is kept to a very high standard in both facilities and cleanliness. It should be noted though there is no W/C upstairs in this property and the kitchen is lacking work surface for the capacity of this property. Thank you Fiona for the lovely Lemon drizzle cake and leaving tea and milk, much appreciated after a long drive. Having stayed at both Abbotsway cottage and Cutlers Lodge I would recommend Abbotsway in favour of Cutlers. Although Cutlers Lodge on first impressions is in a better position, because it is next to the formal gardens we were disturbed by the grass cutting for a couple of days (there is a lot of grass to cut and ride on mowers are not the quietist of machines!). The road next to Cutlers lodge would appear to be safe but unfortunately at times this was not so. Possibly guests using Orroland Lodge do not expect anybody else to be in the vicinity and a few (not all) would drive at a speed not conducive to the safety of pedestrians or dogs off the lead! The owners of Orroland estate cannot be blamed for the conduct of others but possibly a couple of speed bumps may slow the errant guest down! Would I recommend this property,? a definite yes even with the observations above.
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