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Romantic setting
Luxurious and spacious
Warming lounge
Kick back and relax
Warm and welcoming
A room with a view
Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
And admire the stunning sea views
Wake in time for sunrise
Bright and beautiful
Romantic evenings in
Beautiful bedroom
Beautiful sea views to wake to
Wake in time for breakfast
Contemporary bathroom with deep tub
And walk in shower
Stylish free standing bath
By the sea
Treat yourself
Warm and welcoming
Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with surrounding sea views
Gaze out to sea for hours... why not
Have a Pawfect holiday
Stunning by day and by night
Relax on an evening on covered decking area
Stunning secluded bay
1 / 26  Romantic setting
2 / 26  Luxurious and spacious
3 / 26  Warming lounge
4 / 26  Kick back and relax
5 / 26  Warm and welcoming
6 / 26  A room with a view
7 / 26  Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
8 / 26  And admire the stunning sea views
9 / 26  Wake in time for sunrise
10 / 26  Bright and beautiful
11 / 26  Romantic evenings in
12 / 26  Beautiful bedroom
13 / 26  Beautiful sea views to wake to
14 / 26  Wake in time for breakfast
15 / 26  Contemporary bathroom with deep tub
16 / 26  And walk in shower
17 / 26  Stylish free standing bath
18 / 26  By the sea
19 / 26  Treat yourself
20 / 26  Warm and welcoming
21 / 26  Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with surrounding sea views
22 / 26  Gaze out to sea for hours... why not
23 / 26  Have a Pawfect holiday
24 / 26  Stunning by day and by night
25 / 26  Relax on an evening on covered decking area
26 / 26  Stunning secluded bay

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Castle Douglas (10.5mls SE), Dumfries and Galloway
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a romantic escape in this super luxurious contemporary lodge and unwind in the private hot tub, enjoying the sea views
  • Fully enclosed spacious patio providing a safe haven for dogs
  • Explore the wonderful Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe
Property code: 64391

An ideal destination for a romantic break, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this beautiful lodge would suit a couple wanting to relax amidst the peace and beauty of south west Scotland. After a day exploring the local area, and a stop-off for essentials at Auchencairn village shop (2.5 miles), unwind with a dip in the private hot tub.

 

This lovely lodge is filled with luxurious details, such as mood lighting, a free-standing bath, and a dressing room off the bedroom. The décor is stylish and there are colourful details throughout. Vaulted ceilings increase the brightness in the rooms, and the large windows make the most of the panoramic sea views.

 

From the few steps at the door, enter the hallway and remove your outdoor layers. A handy utility room is great for rainy days when you’ve been out and about, so put anything needing a clean in there. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a wonderful space for you to spend cosy evenings together, cooking a romantic meal in the well-equipped kitchen, eating and talking at the table, and finally moving to a soft seat with a dram or hot drink. Choose a film to watch on the TV/DVD, and then retire to the king-size bed for a good night’s sleep. In the morning, admire the sea view from your duvet and flick through the channels on the bedroom’s TV. Soak in the bath or feel revitalised under the double-headed rain shower before brunch at the kitchen island.

 

The lodge has a patio area accessed via French doors in the living area. If the weather is warm, dine alfresco, or take a seat in the covered decked area, where the mood lighting in the ceiling will make sure you have a starry night even if the sky is overcast. The hot tub is also on the patio, at the side of the property.

 

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and wine cooler
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub (bath robes and towels provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included. Please note: Due to location, connectivity can vary
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Complex of properties
  • Pubs and restaurant 10.5 miles, shop 2 miles and beach within walking distance
  • Please note- hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in bedroom
  • Private water supply
  • Please note: Unfortunately, electric car charging is not possible at these lodges. Electric vehicle charging points at nearby Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas
  • IMPORTANT: Fireworks are not permitted anywhere on site due to nearby livestock
  • IMPORTANT: Regret - no children over 6 months old at this property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The surrounding area is filled with sheltered bays and secluded sandy beaches, castle ruins, and vibrant small towns and villages. Drive to Castle Douglas (11 miles), known as the 'Food Town' for its many local businesses selling fresh and quality produce. Browse the shop windows on its main street, stop in for an ice cream, and then head over to National Trust for Scotland's Threave Garden, and Threave Castle, both on the outskirts of the town.

Also, well worth a visit is harbour town Kirkcudbright (12 miles), otherwise known as the 'Artists' Town' for its connections to renowned creative individuals. There you'll find National Trust for Scotland's Broughton House and Garden, home of Glasgow Boy E.A. Hornel, the Kirkcudbright Galleries, and a handful of smaller art galleries scattered around the town. There is also a number of friendly cafes and independent shops.

Local beauty spots for a pleasant stroll include Bainloch Deer Park (16.5 miles) and Brighouse Bay (18 miles), where you can feel the sand between your toes and enjoy the Scottish sunshine. For a romantic picnic, venture to one of the pretty ruins, such as Dundrennan Abbey (6 miles), Cardoness Castle (20 miles), or Sweetheart Abbey (22 miles).

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Su 3rd May 2024

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Best equipped lodge weve stayed in, everything was carefully thought through and immaculately presented. We would highly recommend this to our friends and family. So peaceful with beautiful views making it the perfect setting to relax.

Reviewed by Sandra 26th April 2024

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Reviewed by Lyn 6th April 2024

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Wonderful lodge. We stayed in Platinum 3. So comfortable and well equipped. Beautiful location, by the sea. Lovely walks. We truly rested. Wouldnt hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Keith 29th March 2024

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Lovely equipped and spotlessly clean lodges all with a sea view, and good dog walking.

Reviewed by Karen 8th March 2024

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This is a beautiful lodge in a perfectly secluded area. It was relatively easy to find and we were welcome with a lovely 'welcome pack'. The lodge was spotless with a well equipped kitchen and good quality furnishings and linen. We had a lovely relaxing week and the dogs loved walking about the area. I would definitely return.

Reviewed by Sara 26th February 2024

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Loved this lodge and the location, hot tub looking out to sea, perfect.

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th February 2024

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Reviewed by Robert 9th February 2024

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We booked this short break for my wife and I with our 2 dogs. Initial impressions were that this is a high-quality, dog safe property in a great location overlooking the sea. All equipment in the kitchen and main living area were very good and all necessary cooking items are provided. A nice welcome pack with wine, shortbread, treats, etc. were theRead morere. Nice walks right outside the lodge & a lovely hot tub included. Only disappointment was the low flow in the shower. We will return!!! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 26th January 2024

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Reviewed by John 22nd December 2023

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Briilaint dog freindly which is 100 % secure .... sitting in hot tub on boxing day with our dogs lying having a good old chew at thier butcher bone. If you are a dog lover you will know what I mean.

Reviewed by Linda 27th October 2023

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Cottage lovely decorated & very well equipped Love the big windows with Sea View . Loved the outside seating area , especially at night with the changing colours of ceiling lights , brilliant feature , was a bit cold but nothing a jumper & blanket couldnt fix , just sitting listening to the waves . Hubby loved Hot Tub & that Alfie our dog could sitRead more outside with him knowing he was safe as each lodge has secure enclosed area , another great idea . Hide

Reviewed by Claire 6th October 2023

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Lovely lodge, very well equipped! Ideal for completion seclusion as it is isolated, so a car and desire to travel is essential! Owner was really helpful before we arrived!

Reviewed by Ray 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th September 2023

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Stunning location that felt really isolated and private. Really enjoyed our time here. The dogs could wander in and out thanks to the gated patio surrounding the property and the view was beautiful to wake up to each morning. Did a beautiful walk just over 7km over the cliffs. Would highly recommend for a quiet, peaceful getaway.

Reviewed by Paul 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Lindsay 21st July 2023

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What a lovely holiday, the little touches for the dogs and us were brilliant. Very remote location, ideal for chilling in the hottub. Lodge has everything you could want and The dogs loved it too.

Reviewed by Derek 10th July 2023

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Reviewed by David 9th June 2023

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Excellent. Very clean and well presented in a great peaceful and relaxing setting

Reviewed by Tannia 26th May 2023

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Beautiful and tranquil

Reviewed by Gordon 19th May 2023

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This is an outstanding property, excellently equipped and with lovely modern-design indoor and outdoor areas. It is remarkably spacious for two and well deserves its luxury rating. It is beautifully located right next to the sea but well away from roads so is wonderfully peaceful, with great views. The only drawback is that the shoreline itself is Read morerocky and not really accessible , but there is a lovely coastal path right outside. The community shop in the nearby village is excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Natasha 12th May 2023

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Beautiful location with idyllic views with lots of dog friendly walks and sites to visit.

Reviewed by Patricia 14th April 2023

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I wish I could keep this place a secret. Location was wonderful. Peaceful and tranquil. Even wanted to book again for August, but unfortunately already all booked up. There is nothing not catered for. Dog & humans well equipped for. Extra touches really appreciated, I will leave some surprises. Wonderful holiday, would not hesitate to recommend thiRead mores Hide

Reviewed by Craig 10th April 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by John 10th March 2023

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Wonderful place to stay for a relaxing, peaceful break with fantastic views, even if the weather isnt so good you can still have a great experience just taking in the scenery.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 3rd March 2023

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Beautifully presented lodge in a fabulous location.

Reviewed by Nicola 24th February 2023

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This is our 2nd year here... Beautiful.... Total chill out ... Has everything you need from Landry pods to kitchen foil.. Spacious dressing room, washing machine/dryer... You don't need to bring anything other than yourself and provisions... Looking forward to next year

Reviewed by Mae 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 25th November 2022

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Rascarrel Bay lodges are perfectly situated on the coast for a relaxing and picturesque break away. Modern, well equipped and cosy, we will definitely be back in the near future. Chris & Raechel

Reviewed by Karen 4th November 2022

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Idyllic, peaceful location. The property is spotlessly clean with high quality facilities. Very thoughtful welcome packs for both humans and dogs. The owners are thoughtful and showed compassion for my dog who had a bit of a fright one night ( - nothing within the owners control.,or to do with them). I would certainly recommend and have rebooked anRead moreother stay. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 28th October 2022

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Lovely lodge in a secluded place that meet all our expectations. All the facilities you would expect at the highest standar. Will definitely be back

Reviewed by Valerie 14th October 2022

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Fabulous spot - even in bad weather, theres something magical about it. Only down side is theres nowhere in walking distance for a meal - you either have to shop and eat in or be prepared for no alcohol and drive!

Reviewed by Louise 30th September 2022

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An absolutey beautiful place to stay. The lodge was perfect, the location, the layout, the facilities all perfect. The cleanliness of the place was superb and we could not have wished for a better place to relax. We cant wait to go back. Thank you to Mr & Mrs McTaggert and the team.

Reviewed by Michael 23rd September 2022

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Cant recommend this accommodation highly enough. Spotlessly clean, perfectly situated, a view to die for.

Reviewed by Michelle 9th September 2022

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It's amazing ....all the little touches to a very high standard could never fault anything about it. Loved the morning service that the hottub was provided daily. They thought of everything that you needed. We have only just come back and will be booking this weekend for next year.

Reviewed by Stephen 5th August 2022

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A superbly finished and equipped lodge in a lovely quiet area right next to the sea. Really relaxing and quiet. I cant wait to return.

Reviewed by John 29th July 2022

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Great location and very comfortable. If you are not a dog person then be prepared for the associated noise.

Reviewed by Alison 22nd July 2022

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Excellent accommodation. Lovely welcome gifts for us and a special welcome for our four legged friend. Everything had been thought of. Really appreciated the outside seating options and hot tub. Idyllic to sit under colour changing lights with only the sound of the waves in the background. So relaxing, tranquil and silent by day and night.

Reviewed by Jane 8th July 2022

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Its ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet. The lodge was spotless including the spacious patio area. The chocolates, wine and flowers just made it perfect x Thank you from Jane, mick and Bella

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Romantic setting
Luxurious and spacious
Warming lounge
Kick back and relax
Warm and welcoming
A room with a view
Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
And admire the stunning sea views
Wake in time for sunrise
Bright and beautiful
Romantic evenings in
Show 14 moreBeautiful bedroom

Location

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