Fabulous outdoor space with amazing views
Enjoy a BBQ or sit round the fire pit at night and star gaze!
Sunny spacious veranda
Relax and enjoy a dip in the private luxury housed hot tub
View towards the lodge
Light and bright lounge area
Lovely dining area perfect for romantic and family gatherings
Wonderful kitchen with window seating to enjoy the lovely country views
Well-equipped beautiful kitchen
Beautiful master super-king-size
Master bedroom with TV
Stunning open countryside
Relax in the comfy master bedroom and perhaps watch some TV
Master bedrooms stylish en-suite shower room
Lovely comfy twin bedroom
Wake up to the rolling hills
Twin bedroom with TV
Stylish bathroom with free standing bath
Situated in stunning countryside
Nosey neighbours!
springtime lambs with views across Kilmalcolm
Highland cows from the Veranda
Enter the housed hot tub
Beautiful Knapps Loch
Why not take the ferry across to stunning Argyll
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21 / 29  Stylish bathroom with free standing bath
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Duchal Lodge

Lochwinnoch (6mls NW), Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious stylish detached lodge enjoying rural rolling hill countryside location and views
  • Relax and enjoy a dip in the private luxury housed spacious hot tub
  • Within easy reach of the Clyde Muirshiels Regional Park and Castle Semple
  • Golfers can enjoy the renowned courses of Turnberry and the Royal Troon
  • Enjoy a trip and visit the splendid Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Catch a ferry and visit the beautiful Islands of Arran, great Cumbrae and Bute
  • Home baking and welcome hamper waiting for your arrival
Property code: 55854

This stylish detached lodge with lovely countryside views. Nestled in a peaceful location, benefiting from a spacious hot tub, perfect for relaxing in after an epic day out.

Luxuriate in your hot tub or gaze up at the stars as you warm yourself beside your firepit at this quiet holiday cottage, which sleeps up to four guests. Relish the bright, open space of your lodge-style property close to the historic Scottish village of Kilmacolm and indulge in days out to the exciting city of Glasgow or even head over to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park – or simply take in the rolling countryside views from the comfort of your peaceful abode.

This is a contemporary holiday home with a generous spoonful of luxury. Enjoy the fresh interior and clean lines of its living space, as well as the country appeal of its kitchen. It has a clever design, with an easy flow between the inside and outside living areas; the large windows serve to draw the pretty rural views right into its rooms.

The spacious lounge/kitchen/diner with floor to ceiling windows allow the room to flood with light, allowing you to feel part of the countryside, even when you’re indoors. Settle down inside to watch TV, enjoy a meal together or just marvel at the fabulous views. Open the French doors on warm days so you can wander out into the sunshine. The kitchen area is sociable allowing you to chat with your friends and family whilst preparing food. The hallway leads to lovely, comfortable bedrooms which will afford you a great night’s sleep. The bathroom, with its luxurious free-standing bath, is also down here. The master bedroom has its own TV, en-suite shower room and even a dressing room.

Outside is pure luxury. Dine out in the open air of your sunny enclosed patio area or bring a cold bottle and a couple of glasses over to the enclosed hot tub and pour yourself some bubbly to enjoy as you soak. Light the firepit as dusk falls and simply enjoy being outdoors. Your holiday lodge also comes with generous off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super king-size zip-and-link (that can be made into a twin on request) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Kitchen - electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 small well behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub, restaurant and shop 2 miles
  • TV

Spend time in Kilmacolm, home to one of only two residential houses completely designed by Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Admire the town's beautiful architecture, shop in its independent stores for provisions and browse in the craft centre. Stroll to the old ruins of Duchal Castle, which stand on a rocky outcrop between the Green Water and the Blacketty Water. Visit Glen Moss Nature Reserve, 4.5 miles from your holiday home, with its areas of marshland, woodland and wet heath, which are a haven for wildlife.

Follow a section of the 66-mile Clyde to Forth cycle route that passes close by and runs alongside a canal. Venture into Glasgow, approximately 21 miles away and while you are here, spend time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with its world-class collection of art and artefacts, and wander round the impressive Riverside Museum. Also explore the Clyde-built Tall Ship, which is berthed close by. See the Hunterian, which houses one of the most important collections of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, or visit the Barras Market and peruse its colourful stalls; wander down interesting streets of shops and stop for something to eat in one of the city's many restaurants, pubs or cafés.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gill 13th March 2020

Lovely welcome from Margaret, complete with amazing homemade bakes and generous extra food and drink. This is a fantastic property, spotless inside and out. Great big comfy bed, nice relaxed living area and the kitchen is well equipped. The highlight for us though was the wonderful enclosed hot tub. It's a great setting to unwind in with lovely vieRead morews and it's only 5 minutes in the car to the shops in Kilmacolm for any goodies - although nothing will be as good as Margaret's lemon drizzle cake! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 6th March 2020

Duchal Lodge was ideal with everything catered for. The inside was lovely and clean with views over open countryside. It is fairly remote but easy access to nearby Kilmacolm (5 minutes by car). The garden was large and totally enclosed which was perfect for our dog. Hot tub was fantastic. If you are looking for peace and quiet relaxation this is deRead morefinitely for you. Glasgow and other places of interest are only half hour to an hours drive away. Lovely owners and great welcome pack of home baking. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 15th February 2020

Margaret & James made us feel very welcome , lots of Margarets gorgeous home baking was much appreciated. Even though it was wet & windy all week , the lodge and enclosed hot tub were fantastic.Lovely and cosy will definitely recommend to friends & family.

Reviewed by Zoe 31st January 2020

If your looking for the peace and quiet of the country but all the luxuries of home then this is an ideal cottage. The garden is fully enclosed for dogs and children. The hot tub is amazing and you can use it in all weathers as its enclosed. Margaret and James are very welcoming and have added so many lovely touches to make your stay perfect.

Reviewed by Ashley 25th January 2020

The duchal lodge is just the place to go if u love the country side, fantastic views and nice place to go long walks and see animals. Mrs and mr dunlop are amazing, mrs dunlops baking is just out of this world. Will defo be back in the future.

Reviewed by Kevan 17th January 2020

The lodge is beautiful and clean and tidy. Plenty of utensils/cutlery/dishes etc. Margaret was there to greet us with a selection of homemade cakes which were delicious. The hot tub is amazing. A great place to relax and chill after a trip out during the day even though it was raining and cold outside. We will definitely return later this year. WouRead moreld have given it 10 stars if it had them Hide

Reviewed by Arlene 3rd January 2020

We had a fabulous time at this lodge for 3 nights with the dog! Very spacious lodge, lovely inside and absolutely spotless! Hot tub was fab, one of the best weve been in! Margaret and James were very welcoming and Margarets home baking is to die for and a lovely touch along with the other useful things she left us! 100% recommend!

Reviewed by Stuart 24th December 2019

We spent Christmas at Duchal Lodge- and were so delighted at the cleanliness, attention to detail, level of comfort. Margaret welcomed us herself on arrival, beautiful home made cakes and generous items in the fridge.. she even popped back to check we were ok the next day.. the lodge is very private, surrounded by beautiful countryside.. yet easy aRead moreccess to glasgow if you want.. the hot tub is a fun option, high spec TVs, bathrooms.. thank you Margaret our family Christmas was perfect xx Hide

Reviewed by Ann 29th November 2019

We spent a week at the lodge in December. The accommodation was immaculate with every need catered for. Margaret and James were lovely hosts and very helpful, even having a Christmas tree and lights on the patio. We would recommend this lodge and hope to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Richard 28th September 2019

Fantastic lodge, spotlessly clean with first class equipment and facilities including hot tub. Location is ideal, with privacy respected by very friendly owners. Can highly recommend as a first class holiday in the area.

Reviewed by John 20th September 2019

Absolutely stunning lodge.. hot tub was Brill. James and Margaret were very helpful and the baking was delicious. I have no complaints at all and will definitely recommend to anyone to please try it as you will love it. If your looking for peaceful and relaxing then it's perfect.

Reviewed by Lynne 13th September 2019

Duchal Lodge is a very comfortable well equipped lodge situated on the owners farm in an excellent location for visiting the area of Renfrewshire, the Clyde estuary and Islands. Margaret and James were very helpful owners and the welcome basket and home baking was a lovely surprise. Thank you we had a great relaxing week in a lovely part of ScotlanRead mored! Lyn, Andrew & Ches Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 6th September 2019

We have been with your company for 5/6yrs.. this property is our favourite. Absolute gem of a holiday/location, Surrounded by fields with gorgeous highland cows as your neighbours. The lodge is very tastefully decorated and very homely. The hot tub adding another element of luxury. The owners can not help you enough, such a lovely couple and very aRead morepproachable. We were welcomed with lots of home made cakes that were absolutely gorgeous! As if this wasnt enough there was a welcome basket of goodies. Just dont hesitate to book, you seriously will not regret it. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 23rd August 2019

Duchal lodge is a real gem, situated in the heart of the Scottish countryside with 360 picturesque views. The lodge is very well equipped and has been created with comfort in mind. Margaret and James were brilliant hosts and were so welcoming. There was a beautiful welcome basket on arrival and Margarets baking went down a treat . Lots of well enclRead moreosed outside space which was great for our cavaliers. Hot tub was fantastic enclosed in its own summer house, perfect whatever the weather. Hide

Reviewed by Bill 16th August 2019

It is a lovely property, we didn't want to leave. We and our dog loved this cabin. The home baked treats and the friendly warm welcome instantly set the tone for the whole stay. Everything was very comfortable, with a lovely large enclosed patio to sit and while away the day and enjoy the peace and quiet with the odd animal noise to break into the Read moretranquility of the environment. A lovely positioned hot tub to reminisce about your hard day and watch the sun set. An absolute must to let the troubles of the world pass you by. Idillic. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 9th August 2019

A very nice/quiet detached lodge with a great indoor hot tub out in the garden, Owners Margret and James were very helpful and prepared some nice home baking and welcome pack for our arrival and lovely countryside views from every window of the property.

Reviewed by Tanya 2nd August 2019

Stayed in this lodge for a week in August. Amazing location. Beautiful views and very welcoming hosts. Didnt have any problems at all. Everything was perfect. Margarets baking was superb. Also we really appreciated her hamper. Thank you very much Margaret and James.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 28th June 2019

Had the most wonderful break at Duchal Lodge. Peaceful and very tranquil with an amazing hot tub under cover which was a great retreat at the end of each day. Facilities provided are of high standard comfy bed and sofas, ensuite with shower room and sep bathroom with great bath, lovely linen, crockery and fab selection of glasses. Arrived to a niceRead more welcome from Margaret and James with a nice hamper and the most delicious home baking. Would def recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Robin 21st June 2019

Duchel Cottage is in a fabulous and very quiet location, perfect for that get away break. Just five miles from Kilmacolm and Bridge of Weir. Plenty of enclosed space for dogs to run around and thoroughly enjoyed the enclose hot tub. We enjoyed excellent breakfasts at Cairn in Kilmacolm and dinners at the Coach House Bridge of Weir. Highly recommendRead moreed. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 14th June 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday very relaxing and peaceful. Impressed with lodge it's obvious Margaret and James have given a lot of thought to ensure you have a pleasant stay. The well equipped lodge was lovely clean and bright but the welcome pack of goodies including Margaret's home baking was amazing. Lovely spacious patio area, also a safe secuRead morere area for the dog. The lodge is set in idyllic surroundings and the hot tub lovely to relax after a day walking/sightseeing. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 7th June 2019

Ducal lodge is set in the most fantastic location. We were surrounded by beautiful countryside and lots of cute animals. Margaret and James were amazing hosts and we left feeling we had made new friends. The hamper that was left in the lodge for when we arrived was lovely and Margaret's homemade cakes are to die for. We will definitely be visiting Read moreagain. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 31st May 2019

Beautiful lodge with large enclosed garden perfect for the dogs. Amazing hot tub indoors which was good as it rained a lot of our holiday. Very clean and spacious. Comfy bed and nice to have the option of shower or bath in the two bathrooms.

Reviewed by Euan 3rd May 2019

lodge is in a great location if you are looking for a quiet/ peaceful break, only 30 mins from Glasgow city centre. The lodge has everything you need, comfy bed , comfy sofas ,and a well equipped kitchen. Hot tub one of the best we have been in. A warm and friendly welcome from James and Margaret . We were lucky enough to see lambs and a highland cRead moreoo calf being born during our stay. We would highly recommend Duchal lodge and we will return for another break Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 5th April 2019

Absolutely loved Duchal Lodge!! We had an amazing time and so relaxing. Everything about the Lodge is top notch...the bedding, scenery, great shower, luxurious bath, mega comfy sofas and of course the amazing hot tub...the list is endless. Margaret & James made us feel so welcome and special nothing was any bother. Not only did we arrive to an amazRead moreing welcome pack but Margaret also went out of her way to make my husband a birthday cake. This place is a gem as are the hosts...Thanks so much xxx Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 16th February 2019

None at all, the property and facilities were perfect. Friendly meet and greet, fantastic hamper on arrival. Some great walks in and around the farm and surrounding area. Facilities are first class and a very clean lodge. Excellent hot tub/ jacuzzi with music! Firm favourite with our 12&13 year old girls. Very comfortable beds, everything you couldRead more need from a kitchen. Im sure Ive missed somethings off as there are so many positives about this place. Looking forward to our next stay. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 11th January 2019

Myself and my wife have stayed at quite a few lodges with hottubs and this was hands down the best we have stayed at. We took our 2 boys with us on the Fri night and they loved it and were always wanting in the hottub. The location is so peaceful and Margaret & James respect your privacy and they were lovely to talk to whenever they popped along. WRead moree loved Margaret's home baking she even took the time to bake us a cake as we were a last min booking. Cant wait to go back to this 5 star lodge. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas 4th January 2019

Beautiful property with everything you would ever need for a week away home from home! Margaret and James are super friendly. Lovely welcoming treats were really appreciated. A lovely property to chill out or to explore the west coast of Scotland. Highly recommended - well be back!

Reviewed by DARREN 23rd November 2018

Great greeting from Margret with home made cakes and biscuits, spot less accommodation and great hot tub, hope to be going back next November

Reviewed by Karen 9th November 2018

Perfect location with privacy. Really comfortable ,cosy well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Allan 3rd November 2018

Great cottage 5 star rating from me , and the owners were great as well. There was a Wecolme hamper with wine , cheese , biscuits and bacon in the fridge which was a nice touch. Myself and my wife and our 2 dogs will be back again.

Reviewed by Heather 19th October 2018

A fantastic Lodge, very well kept, clean and cosy. We had a great week there, did lots of walks with our dog in all the local areas.

Reviewed by Sandra 28th September 2018

Duchal lodge was in perfect secluded location. The lodge was spotlessly clean and had all we required. The hot tub was fantastic and so relaxing. Margaret was the perfect hostess and home baking and fizz a lovely touch on arrival. Margaret was helpful and lovely but also respected our privacy. Would definitely recommend this lodge.

Reviewed by Linda 14th September 2018

Excellent lodge,peaceful location,ideal for walking,dog walking, hot tube fantastic.

Reviewed by Christopher 7th September 2018

This is a beautiful and very homely lodge. Perfect location if you're wanting peace and quiet. The garden and patio was a great size especially for our two dogs. Margaret and James were lovely, but respected our privacy. We have been in many cottages and lodges over the last thirty years and this is definitely one of the very best. We will be back Read moreone day. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 31st August 2018

We had a thoroughly enjoyable relaxing holiday, the lodge is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in over 20 years. Margaret & James really ensured that we had the perfect break. The hot tub was amazing & Margets baking was delicious & a lovely surprise. We will definitely return here & would highly recommend to anyone looking for a luxury Read moretranquil holiday in beautiful surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 20th July 2018

Fantastic hosts, we were warmly welcomed by Margaret with lovely homemade cakes as well as a hamper full of luxury wine/chocolates/crisps and other nibbles The location is incredible and our dog was able to safely run in one of the owners fields just off the back of the property The lodge itself is well equipped and cleaned to a very high standard Read moreThe owners recommended some lovely trips including visiting the idyllic village Luss where we walked around Loch Lomond Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Rosalind 13th July 2018

Absolutely fantastic lodge beautifully decorated great location enjoyed the week from start to finish and Margaret and James so welcoming definitely be booking again for next year it's perfect

Reviewed by Tracy 6th July 2018

Lodge was fabulous everything there for you, welcome pack was very nice surprise, hot tub was huge gardens were brilliant for dog. Would definitely recommend this property

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Fabulous outdoor space with amazing views
Enjoy a BBQ or sit round the fire pit at night and star gaze!
Sunny spacious veranda
Relax and enjoy a dip in the private luxury housed hot tub
View towards the lodge
Light and bright lounge area
Lovely dining area perfect for romantic and family gatherings
Wonderful kitchen with window seating to enjoy the lovely country views
Show 17 moreWell-equipped beautiful kitchen


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