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Rascarrel Bay Lodge 1

Castle Douglas (10.5mls S), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderfully luxurious lodge with fantastic sea views, you may even spot a dolphin
  • Ultimate relaxation in the hot tub listening to the waves lap the shore, perfect romantic getaway
  • Peacefully situated on a private bay on a spectacular stretch of South West Scotland coastline- Fantastic base to discover some of the hidden gems Dumfries and Galloway has to offer

 

Property code: RASC1

This luxury lodge with hot tub and sea views is a spectacular choice for your romantic break.

This stunning lodge, right on the shore of Rascarrel Bay, is one of nine detached properties offering a luxurious getaway for two. It’s a couples’ retreat amidst the dramatic cliffs and coast of South West Scotland. With delightful decor, spacious and elegant rooms, plus indulgent details like a balcony hot tub, this property is the perfect place to escape the rat race.

 

Hidden away in a secluded and private bay location, and with an incredible space to enjoy, this property is as much about the outside as the inside. But the interiors are stunning themselves – a sleek, contemporary design sits beside the rustic views, bringing wilderness and comfort together.

 

Enter the lodge to discover the main, sociable heart of the home, the open-plan living space combining kitchen, dining area and lounge. The kitchen is a smart space, neatly tucked into one corner but with all the state-of-the-art equipment you need to self-cater in style. The dining table is set up perfectly for romantic meals, and the lounge is a calming place to sit and relax in front of the TV while the incredible sea view provides its own entertainment.

 

Head through the hall to the bedroom, another special space to unwind, with French doors out to the private balcony, a king-size bed, and it's own en-suite with both bath and shower, and his-and-hers basins, so the two of you can get ready in company.

 

Outside the apartment, the balcony space is a highlight. Elevated above the coastline, it gives you an incredible view, which you can enjoy while eating at the outdoor dining table or relaxing in your hot tub.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom with TV with freeview
  • Large en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, double handbasins and W/C
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/ freezer, microwave, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • washing machine and tumble dryer in separate utility room
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included. Please note: Due to location, connectivity can vary
  • Parking outside of lodge
  • Waste bin is to rear of the property
  • Regret no dogs
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 months
  • Please note the hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • Beach on site, basic shop/post office 2 miles. Larger shops, pubs, restaurants 10.5 miles
  • 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
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Rascarrel Bay is part of the Solway Firth coastline, a stretch of rugged and beautiful shore - a romantic place to stroll and explore, spotting wildlife as you go. Trails, hikes, climbs, and cycle rides extend around this unspoilt coast for miles, so there's plenty of opportunities to get some exercise with majestic views. From here, you can wind your way around this craggy coast discovering mysterious coves, quiet bays, and dramatic outcroppings, and practice your landscape photography.

Head 3 miles to the picturesque village of Auchencairn for your groceries and other amenities, or for a meal out in the local restaurant. It's a lovely place to stroll, nestled beside the Auchencairn Burn. Or, for more delights, head inland 11 miles to the town of Castle Douglas. The town nestles beside the Carlingwark Loch and just a little way off floats the River Dee, home to the little island where Threave Castle sits imposingly. Spot the peregrine falcons nesting between the turrets or learn a little local history - the structure was originally home to Archibald the Grim, built in 1369, and is a towering 30 metres in height.

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sumayya 27th May 2022

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It's a slice of heaven on earth. The landscape changes so dramatically and we just sit back in awe. So peaceful and quiet you feel like you're in a world of your own .

Reviewed by Stephen 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Vivien 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kathryn 6th May 2022

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The holiday and the lodge were a delight, secluded setting yet easy to find. The bay itself performed magnificently, sunny, moody, misty and always magnificent. The lodge too was a delight, hyper clean, light and airy in the best "modernist" way. The hot tub was carefully maintained each day and had, perhaps, one of the best views in Scotland. The Read morecountryside round about and the local towns surprised us with their variety and charm; the whole holiday entirely blissful. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by David 22nd April 2022

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The lodge is beautiful, comfortable and very clean. We went nowhere, just walked locally, enjoyed the hot tub, the view and read books. Bring bottled water and note that the WiFi is 4Mbs at best if you want to stream anything.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th April 2022

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3rd time in lodge 1 we liked it because it was so private immaculately clean and everything you need but now this time a lot of walkers use a path right by the side of the lodge where your hot tub and sunbathing area is so felt wee bit intrusive this time, may have been because of Easter holiday, weather was great have never been there and not had Read morenice weather might be because of the bay location cant fault this place though. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 1st April 2022

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Stunning location with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Robert 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 1st March 2022

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Wow. What a holiday. We stayed in lodge 1. Very secluded and close to the private beach. The lodge was beautiful and very clean. The owners thought of everything. Making it less stressful when it comes to cooking and cleaning. We enjoyed watching the stars in the hot tub and relaxing by the fire at night. 100% will be returning to this beautiful loRead morecation in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff 25th February 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 4th February 2022

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Thank you for a really wonderful stay - clean, comfy, welcoming, well equipped lodge No. 1. Beautiful location and views, great walks around the area. Thanks for providing a hair drier and plenty of towels, and so useful to have access to washing machine, tumble drier and airer! Note that the gas oven flame is at the bottom (we took a while to figuRead morere that out!). Hide

Reviewed by Derek 29th January 2022

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A wonderful discovery in an interesting location. Stunning scenery from the wide lodge windows. The only markdown is the distance from amenities...however, this can be a blessing for peace and quiet. I was fully aware of this prior to booking and just what I needed at the time.

Reviewed by Yasin 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Julian 19th November 2021

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Having taken many Cottage/Lodge holidays it has to be said that this was without doubt the very best. The lodge was in a beautiful position overlooking the bay. You can take your pick of couch to sit back on for a panoramic view of the sunrise which I did every morning. The lodge has all the home comforts with the feel of a 5* hotel, I simply cant Read morefault it, so much so that on arriving home we had booked to return before our suitcases were unpacked. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Mark 5th November 2021

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Brilliant in all areas, some lovely touches. Loved the welcoming flowered, chocolates and everything was just as wed hoped it would be. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Tony 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Bernadette 22nd October 2021

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Another lovely stay. The hot tub and the views are amazing. This is our second stay here. Last time was 6 years ago and the standard is still high. The only thing we found was the sofa and bed not comfy to chill out on. But for a week it was do able.

Reviewed by John 8th October 2021

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Excellent accommodation with obvious attention to detail, making for a first class experience

Reviewed by Catherine 1st October 2021

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Lovely holiday cottage. Cottage has everything you need - lovely walks and very scenic, relaxing and peaceful. A great base for touring around the Solway coast.

Reviewed by Andy 24th September 2021

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Absolutely fantastic cottage and a stunning location. Our third visit and we will be back again!

Reviewed by Sally 10th September 2021

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The perfect getaway with stunning views of the bay. 5 star accommodation with everything you could need. Have already booked for next year, our 9th visit, cant recommend this place highly enough!

Reviewed by Kerry 27th August 2021

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You couldnt have wished for a better location or lodge. Plenty to do. Golfing/fishing all close by. The owners were very helpful. Would highly recommend this property. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Len 6th August 2021

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What a wonderful week we had at Rascarrel. The lodge was perfectly positioned on the shore, and so very peaceful. We had every element of weather thrown at as during our stay, but it was actually very nice to get the blinds open and just sit back and enjoy it. There a small rocky/sandy beach just next to the lodge which made for a lovely walk. We eRead moreven saw dolphins one evening. The hot tub was maintained every morning and we were in it every day - regardless of the weather. Great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 30th July 2021

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We stayed at lodge 1 it was fantastic . The lodge was stunning big and spacious with floor to ceiling windows letting in wonderful energy and light . The view is breath taking and every day we saw Seals and Dolphins . The huge hot tub was one of the best I have ever been in . Beautiful thick fluffy white robes and towels were supplied. We truly lovRead moreed it so much . Hide

Reviewed by Cathy 23rd July 2021

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Still perfect after 3 stays here. This time it took us 4 postponements due to Covid, but it was worth the wait. Lodge No. 1 looks as pristine as when it was first built years ago and the welcome pack of wine, flowers, fudge, chocolate and hot drinks tray, always make it feel so special. Big shout out to Fiona and family and their cleaners. Even theRead more windows and balcony glass were gleaming. Back in March for a repeat relax. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd July 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyed our week in Lodge1. Very private & well equipped property. Wonderful view whilst relaxing in the Hot Tub, not overlooked by other lodges! Property has everything you need to have a relaxing, tranquil holiday.

Reviewed by Tracey 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Lesley 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 21st May 2021

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This is our 3rd time there. Put simply, best location ever for all the log cabins weve stayed in. If I could.., Id buy it from them and retire there. Lodge 1 (Rascarrel) will never be beaten for location and views, cabin is perfect. Wish it was Ours.

Reviewed by John 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Jill 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Julie 27th November 2020

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The cottage is very well equiped with everything you could need and it is in a beautiful peacefull position right on the shore. It was spotlessley clean with clear and concise COVID 19 protocols to follow.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd November 2020

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We stayed in lodge 1 for 4 nights. It is the most tranquil, peaceful and relaxing area we have stayed in. During our stay we seen sunrise, sunset, moon rising over the hills. The view from our lodge was stunning, looking out over the sea. The lodge was lovely, comfortable furnishings, very clean, hot tub heated up ready for use on arrival. We definRead moreitely give this 5+ stars and cant wait until we get the chance to return. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Kirsty 9th October 2020

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We stayed in Racarrel Bay Lodge 1, so the most Western of the lodges and we absolutely loved it. I think this lodge was the most private out of all of the lodges. There was lovely walks straight from the lodge in both directions. Amazing sunrises, the whole place was very clean, the hot tub was superb and very clean. Everything one needed to make mRead moreeals during a self catering holiday. Covid guidelines and procedures were excellent and explained in a booklet in the lodge. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by John 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Irene 18th September 2020

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We found that there was plenty of walks to do and the location was so quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed by Sally 11th September 2020

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Perfect getaway for two Wonderful location Five star

Reviewed by David 4th September 2020

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Absolutely wonderful view from lounge and comfortable seating.

Reviewed by David 28th August 2020

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The views are stunning no matter what the weather and the lodge could not be faulted.

Reviewed by CHERIDA 14th August 2020

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An ideal location with beautiful views Excellent accommodation So clean and safe The perfect place to relax and unwind in your own personal hot tub We came last year and hope to return next year

Reviewed by Sandra 7th August 2020

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Omg... where to start... a defo 5 star accommodation, with a 5 star review... we have stayed in lodge 1 for 2 years in a row... and if you want to relax, and just get away from it all... this is the place to go, your own little haven... with lots of out door walks, sight seeing and lovely restaurants to explore... a little bit of heaven xxx

Reviewed by Elizabeth 24th July 2020

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If you are looking for a get away from it all break with fabulous views in a luxurious lodge then this is the place for you. The owners have thought of everything when equipping the accommodation and they are so helpful when you are there - only if you need them. Complete bliss sitting in the hot tub, taking in the vista and enjoying the tranquilitRead morey. We will be re-booking - thank you for a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th July 2020

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Very quiet peaceful location right beside the sea. The lodge was immaculately clean good comfy bed and nice white linen the hot tub is great and lodge 1 is not overlooked if you like privacy when you are using it, this is our second time in lodge 1 and we have also been in the Premier lodge as well but I like this one as its closer to the sea. CastRead morele Douglas is about a 15 min drive where there is a good variety of shops, takeaways and restaurants not used this time due to covid. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Rascarrel Bay Lodge 3

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Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Rascarrel Bay Platinum 2

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Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Rascarrel Bay Lodge 4

Rascarrel Bay Lodge 4

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Rascarrel Bay Lodge 2

Rascarrel Bay Lodge 2

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Rascarrel Bay Retreat

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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