Cutlar's Lodge - coastal holiday cottage near Kirkcudbright
At a glance
- Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (one on ground floor)
- 1 bathroom
- Available for full week holidays and short breaks
- Free super-fast fibre 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.
* We are fortunate to enjoy super-fast fibre to the premises broadband at Orroland with no restrictions on usage.
“Great Short Stay”
We really enjoyed our short stay at Cutlar's Lodge. It was very warm and comfortale and provided plenty of space for our family of five, which included three teenagers. The game's room was an added bonus. We enjoyed a lazy couple of days exploring the estate and particularly enjoyed having access to the shore. We received a warm welcome and were confident that the cottage had been prepeared to a high-standard, in line with current Covid-19 guidance. We have recommended the estate to friends and hope to return in the future.
“A very special place”
We were wowed by Orroland. What a very special place with so many quirky aspects and fabulous wildlife, including rabbits and herons, we even saw deer at the end of the garden and a hedgehog! It was a ten minute stroll down a beautiful footpath through the forest to the rocky shore. Our 11-yr-old loved the rope route down the steep banking. The shoreline is stunning with many areas waiting to be discovered. We lay on huge slabs of rock watching boats - and Cumbria - in the distance. Cutlars Lodge is very close to the snail mound - a huge landscaped swirl which our son and the dogs loved running up. Its also close to the private loch on site which we enjoyed taking a kayak on. The gardens are immaculate offering the perfect environment for wildlife as well as convenient paths to explore the grounds. Cutlars Lodge itself was immaculate with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The only thing its missing is an additional toilet/en-suite - if all three bedrooms were occupied there could be a queue for the bathroom. Although the cottage is so perfectly laid out Im not sure you could fit one in! Fiona, the housekeeper, is so helpful and friendly and had left fresh flowers, coffee, chocolates and milk for our arrival. We loved Cutlars Lodge and will definitely be returning, thank you to all at Orroland!
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.
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