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Treetops Coastal Retreat

Sandyhills, 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
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Luxurious and stylish property with wonderful coastal views over Sandyhills Bay
  • Just a short walk to splendid sandy beaches and local friendly inn with restaurant
  • Unwind in the private, sheltered hot tub with mood lighting and amazing views
Property code: 85904

Enjoy a luxurious and romantic break in this sumptuous and stylish single-storey property. Relax in the fantastic private hot tub in the fully enclosed garden and admire the splendid woodland and coastal views of Southern Scotland.

Enjoying an elevated position with breathtaking coastal views across Sandyhills Bay and out over the Solway Firth, this lodge makes a superb holiday retreat for two. An ideal getaway for couples seeking a cosy hideaway along the spellbinding south-western coast of Scotland, this lovely property is a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway.

As well as a bubbling private hot tub with mood lighting, this romantic single-level lodge also boasts a tranquil garden and a spacious open-plan living area with French doors allowing plenty of light to stream in.

Entering this tastefully furnished lodge you will find the spacious, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner which makes a wonderful living space for you both to unwind in, with French doors opening onto the garden. With sumptuous seating, Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker, the lounge is a lovely space to snuggle up together to watch a movie or chat into the night. The charming dining area is perfect for sharing a romantic meal which you can rustle up in the elegantly designed kitchen. Exploring this property further, there’s a peaceful king-size bedroom with a Smart TV, ample storage space, French doors leading to the garden, and an invigorating en-suite bathroom.

From the French doors, you can step through to the mature and partially enclosed garden. Here you can sit back and relax, and take in the magnificent coastal scenery of Sandyhills Bay. The large patio area has a BBQ and outdoor furniture, providing a lovely spot for dining alfresco in the evening. You can also luxuriate in the sheltered hot tub and spend a night stargazing. Nature lovers will be able to spot an array of wildlife visiting the garden, with chances to spot badgers, deer, rabbits and squirrels.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler, Dolce Gusto coffee machine and washing machine
  • Welcome hamper included
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker with mood lighting in lounge and Smart TV in the bedroom
  • Partially enclosed garden with seating areas and gas BBQ
  • Private parking is available adjacent to the property
  • Private hot tub – bathrobes and slippers provided
  • Secure bike storage
  • Owner lives directly above property
  • Beach, pub and restaurant within 0.5 miles, and shop within 2 miles
  • Private water supply
  • Short Term Let License number : DG00621F
  • EPC rating : C
  • 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 well-named Sandyhills Beach is less than half a mile away, and provides a secluded spot for picnics, sunbathing and paddling. The beach also has a handy seasonal shop and cafe. The lodge is close to a popular country pub and Bainloch Deer Park, with other local attractions including Colvend Golf Club and Mares Braids Waterfall (all within 2 miles).

There are plenty of other gorgeous beaches nearby including Castle Point (3.5 miles) and Southerness (6 miles), while wildlife fans can head to RSPB Mersehead (4 miles), a beautiful wetlands site with chances to spot barnacle geese, lapwings and skylarks.

The area offers miles of fantastic walking routes, forest trails and coastal paths, while cyclists and mountain bikers can follow the popular 7Stanes route at nearby Dalbeattie (6 miles). Other local landmarks and attractions include Drumcoltran Tower, Almorness Point, Orchardtown Castle, Criffel Summit and the spectacular Drumburn Viewpoint (all within 13 miles).

Known as the Granite Town, the thriving town of Dalbeattie (7 miles) has plenty of great places to eat and drink, as does the historic 18th-century market town of Castle Douglas (13 miles). A designated Food Town, Castle Douglas has a wealth of fantastic cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops offering a wide range of local produce, and is home to the annual Stewartry Agricultural Show. Just outside Castle Douglas are Carlingwark Loch, the medieval Threave Castle and the magnificent Threave Garden and Estate.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kerrie 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Brenda 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 22nd October 2023

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A first class holiday home that we would definitely go back to. Great walks for the dog and everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Fantastic views and lovely to watch the wildlife in the garden each day. Hot tub was excellent.

Reviewed by Suzanne 7th October 2023

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Cottage was immaculate and grounds well kept.

Reviewed by Andrea 22nd September 2023

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Treetops is totally beautiful , the interior will take your breath away and I would recommend it to everyone. The setting is fabulous and the icing on the cake is the abundance of wildlife literally outside of the window. The garden is stunning and very private.Bruce the owner is super friendly and was extremely helpful and recommended some fabulouRead mores eateries. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 15th September 2023

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We stayed here for 7 nights from 15-22 September 2023. It was perfect, very relaxing, quiet and comfortable. The decor is beautiful with high standard finishes and the cleanliness when we arrived was outstanding. There is plenty of wild life in the garden (birds,rabbits and a badger at night.) we had plenty of walks on the beach and in the woods. IRead moret was just perfect and exactly what we wanted. We will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Beverly 1st September 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Treetops,the property is spotlessly clean and a credit to the owners. Very quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was a welcome luxury at the end of a day out.

Reviewed by David 25th August 2023

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We had a lovely holiday weather was good.Treetops is lovely place its in such a lovely position.Excellent in the house every thing you would need.The gardens are kept lovely as well. All in all excellent Thank you .

Reviewed by Christopher 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 4th August 2023

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We had a really enjoyable week at the Treetops Retreat. This really is high-end dog friendly accommodation. The retreat is accessed through the Barend holiday lodge site, but is surrounded by established woodland and very quiet and private. The owners live upstairs in the upper floors of Barend House and are really friendly and helpful. Great placeRead more to chill out. The Beagle pub is about 2 minutes walk away, serves good food and evening activities. So good, we're already thinking about returning. Hide

Reviewed by David 21st July 2023

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We had a brilliant stay at Treetops the location is perfect, accommodation is spotless. We had are 2 terriers with us who also had a ball. Its an amazing little gem, we will definitely book again in the future. 5 Stars

Reviewed by Helen 14th July 2023

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A lovely apartment furnished to a high standard. The views of the Solway firth were lovely and the wildlife in the garden provided excellent entertainment! A really relaxing place to be.

Reviewed by Ruth 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Julia 16th June 2023

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Fantastic property, beautifully furnished, extremely well equipped and a very high standard of cleanliness. The owners were lovely and welcoming too , but the icing on the cake was the location, views, peace and quiet and an abundance of wildlife visiting the garden. Wow! Already re booked for next year.

Reviewed by John 9th June 2023

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Set in a convenient location to discovdr the local sights.As stated, the cottage is fantastic and comfortable with the added bonus of a hot tub.

Reviewed by Rob 26th May 2023

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Fantastic holiday, apartment beautifully appointed, with all the mod cons required. Location superb for getting out and about across Dumfries. The hosts even provided an exceptional week of weather!

Reviewed by Ron 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Stephanie 17th March 2023

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Lovely place to stay, quiet and peaceful break.

Reviewed by Reg 24th February 2023

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Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location. Hot tub was an added bonus after all of our hiking. Cracking for the dogs too (2 x German Shepherds) Would certainly return.

Reviewed by Louise 17th February 2023

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Wish there was 5* + selection for this property as it was outstanding! We arrived early evening & the house was warm with a beautiful welcome hamper & to my surprise to then find our dogs very own welcome hamper which included bowls, balls, treats, towels & blanket. Bruce the owner is just a gentleman, so lovely & helpful. Beach, 10 min walk & The Read moreBeagle dog friendly pub was a 2 min walk. Couldnt have asked for a better time away, cant wait to go back hopefully soon. Louise, Scott & Arfield Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 27th January 2023

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Excellent location for a nice relaxing break away with your fur babies . The owners have thought of everything and even provided a welcome pack on arrival . The cottage is set in a beautiful location with a huge garden and hot tub to relax in. The property is within easy reach of all local attractions. We would highly recommend and will definitely Read morecome back again . Hide

Reviewed by Janet 29th December 2022

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From the moment we arrived at Treetops we felt welcome and relaxed. The Christmas tree lights were twinkling, the cottage was warm and there was a basket of treats waiting for us. The location is perfect and the view, out over the garden to the sea, is wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this peaceful, cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Jennifer 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 26th August 2022

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Fabulous location with lovely views. Great beaches and walks in the area. The property is well equipped and comfortable. We felt at home from the minute we arrived until we reluctantly had to leave. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, admiring the views after a day out. The owners are a lovely couple and knowledgeable of the area. We wRead moreill definitely be planning another visit in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 12th August 2022

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My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Treetops. The cottage was beautiful with everything you could need, the owners supplied a much appreciated welcome pack and milk in the fridge for our arrival. The location is perfect with a stunning garden and fantastic views. We spent some days exploring the forest walks and the beach which is only a 10 Read moreminute walk away. We can't recommend Treetops enough, came home and booked again for next year, can't wait to go back. Thank you Bruce & Lesley Hide

Reviewed by Alistair 5th August 2022

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Very peaceful spot with nice gardens, and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Colin 29th July 2022

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This place was top class and the owners were very nice. Bruce was very knowledgeable about the area for nice walks to places to eat. There was plenty nature going about the garden, from the rabbits and lots of different types of birds, including a lesser spotted woodpecker, we even saw the badgers after Bruce suggested to put out some bread. The apRead moreartment was lovely had everything that you would need to have a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by gavin 15th July 2022

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nice place with everything we needed, very relaxing, location wise good for exploring the lower west of the Scottish coast. from castles to the forests, the beach to the golf courses. we were pleasantly pleased how venues were dog friendly.

Reviewed by Joseph B 8th July 2022

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Excellent setting, well equipped, fabulous holiday cottage for people looking to take their dogs with them. A true gem of a place.

Reviewed by Brenda 1st July 2022

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The location was very peaceful and great for nature lovers. Whilst only half a mile from the beach it is more suited to active individuals rather than elderly persons with mobility issues as it is situated at the top of a steep hill. The owners are very helpful.

Reviewed by Catherine 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 20th May 2022

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Fantastic location/property and hosts

Reviewed by Alvin 22nd April 2022

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Absolutely loved our stay here. Beautiful accommodation with stunning views and lovely garden. Very friendly and helpful owners. Had some lovely walks around the area too. We hope to revisit soon and would recommend Treetops without hesitation.

Reviewed by Gordon 8th April 2022

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My wife and I (and pet dog) thoroughly enjoyed our week's holiday at Treetops. The property was beautifully clean, very well equipped and very comfortable. We benefited from the thoughtfully-provided welcome hamper and, of course, the hot tub! The view across the Solway is stunning. It is very rare to find such a gem just for two people and pet friRead moreendly. We would definitely consider a holiday there again. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 19th March 2022

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A beautiful apartment with everything you could want. The only thing is that the garden is not dog secure so if you have an escape artist take a long lead to allow them to roam. We had a wonderful week with the best weather

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