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.
“August 2018 ”
For the second year running we booked all three properties at Orroland for the annual family re-union. Our gathering had diverse backgrounds and ages between 2 and 78 and yet all thoroughly enjoyed the week with the beach hut and spacious grounds providing a variety of entertainment to old and young alike. Once again 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. A number of our party commented that it would be nice to have more showers available and ultra violet fly zappers would be a valuable addition to the kitchens; sadly the wi-fi was still very slow and coverage was poor. 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 intended going back next year - sadly someone beat us to to our preferred dates but there is always 2020!.
linen excellent grounds and surrounding areas beautiful and peaceful interior in need total refurbishment bathrooms need modernising décor and furnishings tired and shabby mattresses and bedding uncomfortable and in desperate need of replacing carpets faded and worn kitchen unworkable wi fi none existent even after three visits from Robert and bt engineer
“Golden Wedding Anniversary with family”
“14th year at Orroland”
We have been having family and friends holidays for 14 years. This year there were 18 of us - 14 at the lodge and at Cutlars lodge. We very rarely leave the estate, only for one or two to shop, there is plenty to enjoy on the beach, crabbing and trying to fish, toasting marshmllows round a fire on the beach, boating on the lake, playing badminton, cricket, archery, target shooting and of course a pool competition as well as cards, scrabble etc. Seeing the wildlife, the red squirrels, woodpeckers, deer and the variety of birds that feed at the bird table.A fabulus 'get together' where we can relax, make our own amusements and enjoy having friends and family together. We all look forward to this holiday and book from one year to the next. Thoroughly recommended. Alice and Melinda who look after and let the cottages are friendly and helpful and do a great job.
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