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 £1980 - £3890
- Short breaks from £1190
- 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.
“Team building at Orroland”
We had a great 2-day team building / strategy event at Orroland Lodge and would highly recommend it. Set in a beautifully picturesque location we immediately felt relaxed and at home. The owners were in the farm next door and very attentive to making sure we were happy with everything. The rural location meant it was a bit of a drive to get anywhere but if you have enough provisions you pretty much have everything you need without leaving the grounds. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to others.
“Our 3rd stay at Orroland”
Again, myself and my ever growing family had a wonderful week at Orroland Lodge. Booking the lodge was effortless, with lovely emails from the family, keeping us up to date with everything. A delicious lemon drizzle cake was waiting for us on arrival. The weather was great, the grounds were superb. So much work has been done since we were there last. 1997 and 2004. Beautiful gardens and the Summer house on the beach was a lovely surprise. The Lodge was amazing for us all, so well equipped for every occasion. Bedrooms so comfortable, powerful showers. Lovely large family kitchen with an Arga which gave off a beautiful warmth. Had great fun and games in the games room. The only tiny thing I think I would mention, was that the lounge carpet looked a bit tired, but having said that, it is a fantastic place to holiday with friends and family
“Orroland great location for family holidays. Dogs too.”
What a wonderful house for family gatherings. The grounds, beach house and wee lochans to wander round. Idealic. The grandchildren loved it. The rock pools, throwing stones, and the dogs swimming was just endless fun. The house was well equiped with everything you would need. I noticed in previous reviews some guests complained of the Aga stove, however this proved an asset even though we seemed to be there during the hot spell. A few opened windows and doors allowed a breeze to blow through. Our family thought it to be the perfect destination and a lovely welcoming family house. We want to return. Many thanks.
“Scotland wedding ”
We had an amazing time at this location. It was gorgeous. Truly was hard to leave. Pros: Location Ocean view Sleeps 14 Large dining Room to lounge Great for outside venue 7 bathrooms Washer/dryer Great hospitality from the host Cons: No air conditioning. The AGA (a type of stove) is constantly on in the kitchen and can be unpleasant on a warm day. It's ocean view is only stifled by the wind farm in the background, but hardly noticeable. The beds need to be updated as they are lumpy in every room. But im being harsh in that regard as I'm used to a nice modern mattress. The wifi is slow and limited in range as it does not cover the entire house.
“Good family base in pleasant rural location.”
Orroland Lodge is a good family base in a very pleasant rural location. The estate provides a range of different outdoor areas to explore and it is within easy travelling distance to local small towns. The lodge itself is clean, warm and comfortable with good space to spread out and not feel as though you are all 'on top of one another'. Wifi is limited and mobile signal is poor. I would definitely recommend Orroland Lodge as somewhere you can have a lovely family holiday.
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