A perfect romantic retreat
Luxuriously spacious open plan
The perfect seascape
Head onto the decking to watch the sunrise
Admire the stunning bay views from the covered decking area
Watch the sun come up with a morning coffee
Thoughtful design and well-equipped
Spend your nights in comfort
Enjoy the luxury
Take a relaxing soak in the deep bath tub
Relax by the sea
Or a refreshing rain shower
Through the hallway
A warm welcome to you and your four legged friend
A great space
Enjoy cooking for your loved one
Picture perfect hideaway
Stunning lodge
Enjoy a pawfect holiday
Fully enclosed patio
Enjoy an evening relaxing watching the sun set and the waves lap the bay
Beautiful views of a beautiful bay
1 / 22  A perfect romantic retreat
2 / 22  Luxuriously spacious open plan
3 / 22  The perfect seascape
4 / 22  Head onto the decking to watch the sunrise
5 / 22  Admire the stunning bay views from the covered decking area
6 / 22  Watch the sun come up with a morning coffee
7 / 22  Thoughtful design and well-equipped
8 / 22  Spend your nights in comfort
9 / 22  Enjoy the luxury
10 / 22  Take a relaxing soak in the deep bath tub
11 / 22  Relax by the sea
12 / 22  Or a refreshing rain shower
13 / 22  Through the hallway
14 / 22  A warm welcome to you and your four legged friend
15 / 22  A great space
16 / 22  Enjoy cooking for your loved one
17 / 22  Picture perfect hideaway
18 / 22  Stunning lodge
19 / 22  Enjoy a pawfect holiday
20 / 22  Fully enclosed patio
21 / 22  Enjoy an evening relaxing watching the sun set and the waves lap the bay
22 / 22  Beautiful views of a beautiful bay

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 1

Castle Douglas (9.5mls SE), Dumfries and Galloway
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 onsite / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious contemporary stylish lodge perfect for a romantic getaway
  • Relax and unwind in the wonderful private hot tub and admire the coastal views
  • Located on the stunning Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of beautiful coastline
  • Explore the wonderful Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe
  • Close to some of the best mountain biking in Scotland including the 7 Stanes
  • Visit the fantastic Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre with the largest zip wire in Europe
Property code: 64388

Enjoy a luxurious romantic break in this superb detached lodge. Relax in the comfortable surroundings, unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and admire the spectacular uninterrupted sea views.

Panoramic views over Rascarrel bay and a private hot tub make this the perfect base for a romantic holiday to quiet south-west Scotland. Located only 2.5 miles from the small village of Auchencairn, where a village shop will provide you with supplies, this is a true rural retreat where you never have to venture far from the beauty and the comfort of the lodge.

Vaulted ceilings and large windows throughout mean the interiors are bright and airy. Stylish décor with splashes of colour and pattern in the soft furnishings, as well as thoughtful design touches such as mood lighting in the kitchen and a decked area with a star ceiling, add luxury to your stay.

Climb the few steps into the lodge’s hallway, where you can leave coats and boots, and leads if your four-legged friends are joining you. There’s a utility room for anything that needs a refresh after a day out. Head into the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, and together prepare a romantic meal with fresh local produce. Store the wine away in the wine cooler as you cook, and once everything is ready sit at the table for two and enjoy. As well as the dining table, there’s also a kitchen island with seating for leisurely breakfasts. Afterwards, take a seat on one of the sofas, and either admire the stunning sea views with a glass in hand, or relax with a film before bed. Unwind with a hot shower or soak in the free-standing bath, and then get a good night’s sleep in the king-size bed.

Outside, dine alfresco on the wonderful enclosed patio – accessible via French doors in the living area – or soak in the hot tub as you gaze out to sea. If the Scottish weather isn’t on your side, or it’s too cloudy to see the stars, then step through the second set of French doors to the covered decked area with seating and starry mood lighting.

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

  • 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
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Complex of properties
  • 2 medium sized dogs welcome
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 months
  • Pubs 7 miles, restaurant 3 miles, shop 2 miles and beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in bedroom
  • Private water supply

When you want to do a more substantial trip for supplies than popping to the village shop, or simply wish to browse the windows of the many independent stores in the area, there are several pretty towns only a short drive away from the lodge. Castle Douglas (11 miles) is a recognised 'Food Town' is the perfect place for picking up locally made food and drink. Attractions there include Threave Garden, which also has a bat reserve, and Threave Castle, both of which are owned by National Trust for Scotland. Harbour town Kirkcudbright (12 miles) is the ideal place for art lovers, boasting Kirkcudbright Galleries, a handful of small quirky art galleries, and the home of Glasgow Boy and painter E.A. Hornel, Broughton House and Garden.

When the sun is shining, make the most of the good weather and wander out amid the spectacular scenery, with a beautiful ruin as your backdrop to a romantic picnic. Surround yourself in the history of Dundrennan Abbey (6 miles), and Sweetheart Abbey (22 miles), and explore the inside of well-preserved Cardoness Castle (20 miles), a 15th-century tower house with a dramatic past. For natural beauty, follow a trail along the coastline at Rockliffe, and Brighouse Bay (18 miles) is a popular beach.

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Simon 16th December 2019

We had a lovely stay in Rascarrel Bay in the week before Christmas, soaking up the sea views and having some bracing walks. The lodges catch the sun throughout the day and that area of the coast seems to dodge the worst of the rain, so it is a great place for a winter break. The lodge is supremely comfortable and the kitchen really well set up for Read morecooking. The hot tub is a treat, as is the large bath. Good wifi, too. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 25th October 2019

This was a return visit for us, in the same year to this lodge. It offers a relaxing environment with the opportunity for coastal walks and plenty of touristy excursions, whatever is your choice. Internally, the fixtures and furnishings are of good quality. If there had been a dog in the lodge before us, I wouldnt have known. This would normally puRead moret me off but it seems that only a small dog is permitted. Hide

Reviewed by MICHELLE 4th October 2019

A well-needed break after our wedding, and it was perfect. The lodge has everything you could need and the hot tub was a bonus. Lots to see and do in the area, we enjoyed the beach at sandhills and found a lovely little pub for lunch on the way back. Toby our Jack Russell was also welcome which was great for us. We would highly recommend Rascarel BRead moreay Lodges!!! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 30th August 2019

We have stayed in many places but this place is our no 1. The location is magical, secluded, peaceful. The lodge was above 7*. The hot tub .......... We were welcomed with wine, chocolates and flowers. There was milk in the fridge and a tea tray. The owner has thought of everything in minute detail. The lodge feels like you are the only person therRead moree but there are 8 lodges - very cleverly designed. For the more adventurous - you are near towns, places of interest, and nature. Hide

Reviewed by Kenny 23rd August 2019

If u want to get up in the morning and take ur wee dog a lovely walk along some beautiful coastal walks then return to a amazing cabin this is the place. Could not fault this place.

Reviewed by Sandra 16th August 2019

Exactly as described . Beautiful location and well equipped

Reviewed by Kerrie 9th August 2019

Absolutely amazing, couldn't fault anything. Definitely 5 stars, they have everything you could need. The lodge was spotless and the owner was down emptying and washing the hot tub on our last day (in torrential rain and wind). Location couldn't be better amazing views and about 20 minutes to Castle Douglas.

Reviewed by Moira 26th July 2019

A fantastic lodge in a quiet peaceful remote location.

Reviewed by Nicola 31st May 2019

An absolutely stunning cottage/lodge. The view was breathtaking and the inside was beautifully presented. The fenced in deck really made a difference for us with our two dogs, it meant we could relax and not worry about the dogs running off. The hot tub was a real plus and we used it often. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th May 2019

Lodge was immaculate very nicely laid out and quality furnishings, hot tub a great bonus , I have mobility issues and there is only two steps into the lodge . We had really nice weather and my hubby came home with a tan, its a very peaceful location with the odd walker or car going past. Cannot fault it at all.

Reviewed by Alastair 3rd May 2019

The cottage is done to a high finish and is very nice. The location is superb, with views to die for and very quiet. The location is protected by an electric barrier and so the only people there are the ones staying there.

Reviewed by Adam 12th April 2019

The lodge was modern, clean and extremely practical. It had everything we need (plates, pans, utensils etc) and it had a few bonuses that we werent expecting (washing machine, tumble dryer, TVs loaded with freeview etc). The location was beautiful, right on the beach in a secluded location meant it was a very peaceful stay and we werent disturbed aRead moret all. Its very dog friendly, the enclosed patios were great and there are some lovely walks nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 5th April 2019

The lodge was immaculate and in the most beautiful setting, if you want peace and quiet and good views then this is perfect, particularly with the added bonus of the hot tub.

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A perfect romantic retreat
Luxuriously spacious open plan
The perfect seascape
Head onto the decking to watch the sunrise
Admire the stunning bay views from the covered decking area
Watch the sun come up with a morning coffee
Thoughtful design and well-equipped
Spend your nights in comfort
Enjoy the luxury
Take a relaxing soak in the deep bath tub
Relax by the sea
Show 10 moreOr a refreshing rain shower


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