Stunning views from private hot tub at sunrise
Fantastic view from the lodge
Open plan living
Stylish kitchen
Open plan living
Bedroom with a view
Spacious bedroom and en-suite
En-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower
Relax and unwind
Luxury shower
Stylish en-suite
Soak up the peaceful view
Sunrise over the lodge
Views of secluded bay
Hot tub
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3 / 16  Open plan living
4 / 16  Stylish kitchen
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6 / 16  Bedroom with a view
7 / 16  Comfort
8 / 16  Spacious bedroom and en-suite
9 / 16  En-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower
10 / 16  Relax and unwind
11 / 16  Luxury shower
12 / 16  Stylish en-suite
13 / 16  Soak up the peaceful view
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15 / 16  Views of secluded bay
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Rascarrel Bay Lodge 1

Castle Douglas (11mls 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
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderfully luxurious lodge with fantastic sea views, you may even spot a dolphin
  • While away the hours at this perfect romantic getaway
  • Peacefully situated on a private bay on a spectacular stretch of South West Scotland coastline
  • Ultimate relaxation in the hot tub listening to the waves lap the shore
  • Fantastic base to discover some of the hidden gems Dumfries and Galloway has to offer
  • Conveniently close to Castle Douglas
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 four 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 and ipod docking station
  • 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
  • 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 8 miles
  • Arrival: 5pm.

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.

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 28th February 2020

The lodge was excellent, it is a really lovely and relaxing place to stay, the views are exceptional in all weathers, the hot tub was relaxing and can be used in all weathers and is located so you can take in all the views. The lodge itself is very comfortable and has everything you need to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Although you feel you Read moreare in a very remote location it is not far to travel to the surrounding towns or cities for days out. We have a brill time!! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 21st February 2020

Rascarrel 1 is the best lodge we have ever stayed in. Spectacular location , immaculately presented to the highest standards and perfect for couples who want to get away from the busy world.

Reviewed by Andrew 14th February 2020

Fabulous location for any time of the year. Great for walking or just relaxing and taking in the view. The lodge had everything we needed - superbly equipped kitchen and utility. And of course the hot tub - a real bonus on wet and windy days.

Reviewed by Usha 20th December 2019

Fabulous cottage in a picturesque location.We had all that we needed for the week The welcome pack was delightful.Great walks around the area or short drives away from the cottage. Great for bird watching from Balcary Bay. Due to the recent heavy rainfall the paths were a bit muddy and slippery in a few places. We will certainly return in the sprinRead moreg time or autumn.Highly recommend Rasacarrel bay. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 25th October 2019

Beautiful location with great view, comfortable and quiet. Good walks nearby and plenty to do and see in the area.

Reviewed by Sandra 23rd August 2019

Perfect 5 star lodge, there is nothing you needed which wasnt already there. The star of the show was the spectacular view of the bay by day, or in the hot tub, listening to the waves rolling in, you just never want to leave this place, its magical.

Reviewed by CHERIDA 7th June 2019

This beautiful lodge is in an amazing location. Just like walking into your favourite landscape painting. Plenty of space and light. Immaculately clean. Good internet connection, but really a retreat to relax and escape from the pressure of every day life. Particularly enjoyed the hot tub with a sea view. We hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Julie 31st May 2019

This is a ideal place to relax unwind And recuperate it's peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Lyn 3rd May 2019

The lodge was absolutely beautiful, very well equipped and the view was stunning. It is in a very secluded and peaceful location. We have already booked for our Ruby wedding anniversary in 2020!

Reviewed by Jane 19th April 2019

Beautiful lodge, great hot tub everything you need,lovely owners very friendly beautiful walks and scenery.

Reviewed by Margaret 8th February 2019

Brilliant, can't wait to go back. Lodge was immaculate & kitted out with every thing you need from pots & pans to champagne glasses. With a variety of cleaning products for dishwasher etc just like the stuff you'd have at home. The welcome treats were also a lovely gesture. The bed was very comfy and the seating area cosy. However the greatest thinRead moreg - is the ever changing vista - you'd be pretty hard pushed to top it. Add the hot tub in to the equation and the starry sky above it's just bliss Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 1st February 2019

This is our second visit to Rascarrel Bay Lodges.Same lodge and we loved it equally both times....very secluded,self sufficient once you have all your food with you,you need not leave if you don't want to,Highly recommend

Reviewed by James 21st December 2018

Excellent lodge on the sea edge. Fabulous views of the sunrise from Lodge 1. The lodges are isolated at the end of a 2 mile tarmaced farm road, close to the farm but not overlooked. Very well appointed, and well kept. The glass windows and the screens on the veranda had been cleaned just before we arrived. There were tablets for the dish washer andRead more the washing machine, Fairy liquid to wash up. Good quality furniture, fittings and soft furnishings. Welcome pack on arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 9th November 2018

the lodge was truly amazing, it was home from home for us, all you need to take is your food and drink and clothes and wash kit!!! kitchen has every thing in, which i loved.... view is stunning, even in storms and fierce rain!! best place ever

Reviewed by Tony 2nd November 2018

Great lodge in a fantastic location.

Reviewed by Robert 26th October 2018

This is a peaceful, cosy and relaxing place. A great venue to be quiet and recharge the batteries. Even bad weather doesnt detract from the hideaway holiday. Just sit and watch the waves roll in. Marvellous!

Reviewed by Jane 20th October 2018

What an absolutely fantastic holiday lodge. The lodge is immaculate throughout and has everything you could possibly want/need. The welcome flowers, chocolates, wine and milk are a lovely touch to add - thank you! The views are second to none - overlooking the sea itself. Perfect holiday lodge and hot tub - you can't help but unwind. We would highlRead morey recommend this property and would love to return in the Summer months. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 21st September 2018

The lodge ,location and the owners all 5 star I can not praise this lodge anymore, Fiona and family cannot do anymore to help totally recommended.

Reviewed by Jane 17th August 2018

Beautiful lodge! Hot tub brilliant all in all beautiful.

Reviewed by Brian 6th July 2018

This lodge was fantastic, five star and the location in the bay absolutely stunning. Every attention was made to details in the lodge including flowers, chocolates, milk, wine and lovely fluffy white bath robes. Fantastic located private hot tub which was inspected and cleaned daily. What a spectacular view from the hot tub. The lodge was absolutelRead morey spotless. A superb place to totally relax and unwind and enjoy the shear luxury of it all. Hide

Reviewed by John 29th June 2018

if you would like a very relaxing holiday then look no further!

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Stunning views from private hot tub at sunrise
Fantastic view from the lodge
Open plan living
Stylish kitchen
Open plan living
Bedroom with a view
Spacious bedroom and en-suite
En-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower
Relax and unwind
Luxury shower
Show 4 moreStylish en-suite


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