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Romantic setting
Luxurious and spacious
Warming lounge
Kick back and relax
Warm and welcoming
A room with a view
Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
And admire the stunning sea views
Wake in time for sunrise
Bright and beautiful
Romantic evenings in
Beautiful bedroom
Beautiful sea views to wake to
Wake in time for breakfast
Contemporary bathroom with deep tub
And walk in shower
Stylish free standing bath
By the sea
Treat yourself
Warm and welcoming
Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with surrounding sea views
Gaze out to sea for hours... why not
Have a Pawfect holiday
Stunning by day and by night
Relax on an evening on covered decking area
Stunning secluded bay
1 / 26  Romantic setting
2 / 26  Luxurious and spacious
3 / 26  Warming lounge
4 / 26  Kick back and relax
5 / 26  Warm and welcoming
6 / 26  A room with a view
7 / 26  Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
8 / 26  And admire the stunning sea views
9 / 26  Wake in time for sunrise
10 / 26  Bright and beautiful
11 / 26  Romantic evenings in
12 / 26  Beautiful bedroom
13 / 26  Beautiful sea views to wake to
14 / 26  Wake in time for breakfast
15 / 26  Contemporary bathroom with deep tub
16 / 26  And walk in shower
17 / 26  Stylish free standing bath
18 / 26  By the sea
19 / 26  Treat yourself
20 / 26  Warm and welcoming
21 / 26  Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with surrounding sea views
22 / 26  Gaze out to sea for hours... why not
23 / 26  Have a Pawfect holiday
24 / 26  Stunning by day and by night
25 / 26  Relax on an evening on covered decking area
26 / 26  Stunning secluded bay

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Castle Douglas (10.5mls 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
Luxury
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a romantic escape in this super luxurious contemporary lodge and unwind in the private hot tub, enjoying the sea views
  • Fully enclosed spacious patio providing a safe haven for dogs
  • Explore the wonderful Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe
Property code: 64391

This fabulous detached, spacious lodge is the perfect place for a romantic retreat. Relax in the private hot tub and enjoy the wonderful coastal views or take a stroll on the private rocky beach.

An ideal destination for a romantic break, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this beautiful lodge would suit a couple wanting to relax amidst the peace and beauty of south west Scotland. After a day exploring the local area, and a stop-off for essentials at Auchencairn village shop (2.5 miles), unwind with a dip in the private hot tub.

 

This lovely lodge is filled with luxurious details, such as mood lighting, a free-standing bath, and a dressing room off the bedroom. The décor is stylish and there are colourful details throughout. Vaulted ceilings increase the brightness in the rooms, and the large windows make the most of the panoramic sea views.

 

From the few steps at the door, enter the hallway and remove your outdoor layers. A handy utility room is great for rainy days when you’ve been out and about, so put anything needing a clean in there. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a wonderful space for you to spend cosy evenings together, cooking a romantic meal in the well-equipped kitchen, eating and talking at the table, and finally moving to a soft seat with a dram or hot drink. Choose a film to watch on the TV/DVD, and then retire to the king-size bed for a good night’s sleep. In the morning, admire the sea view from your duvet and flick through the channels on the bedroom’s TV. Soak in the bath or feel revitalised under the double-headed rain shower before brunch at the kitchen island.

 

The lodge has a patio area accessed via French doors in the living area. If the weather is warm, dine alfresco, or take a seat in the covered decked area, where the mood lighting in the ceiling will make sure you have a starry night even if the sky is overcast. The hot tub is also on the patio, at the side of the property.

 

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 dogs welcome
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 month
  • Pubs and restaurant 10.5 miles, shop 2 miles and beach within walking distance
  • Please note- hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in bedroom
  • Private water supply
  • Arrival- 5pm

The surrounding area is filled with sheltered bays and secluded sandy beaches, castle ruins, and vibrant small towns and villages. Drive to Castle Douglas (11 miles), known as the 'Food Town' for its many local businesses selling fresh and quality produce. Browse the shop windows on its main street, stop in for an ice cream, and then head over to National Trust for Scotland's Threave Garden, and Threave Castle, both on the outskirts of the town.

Also, well worth a visit is harbour town Kirkcudbright (12 miles), otherwise known as the 'Artists' Town' for its connections to renowned creative individuals. There you'll find National Trust for Scotland's Broughton House and Garden, home of Glasgow Boy E.A. Hornel, the Kirkcudbright Galleries, and a handful of smaller art galleries scattered around the town. There is also a number of friendly cafes and independent shops.

Local beauty spots for a pleasant stroll include Bainloch Deer Park (16.5 miles) and Brighouse Bay (18 miles), where you can feel the sand between your toes and enjoy the Scottish sunshine. For a romantic picnic, venture to one of the pretty ruins, such as Dundrennan Abbey (6 miles), Cardoness Castle (20 miles), or Sweetheart Abbey (22 miles).

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin 4th December 2020

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Absolutely amazing time, so relaxing. Property was very high spec and spotless with everything you need. Lovely welcome gift of wine and chocolates. Stunning views from deck area and hot tub. A perfect getaway for a truly relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Jane 30th October 2020

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We have been coming here for a few years and are never disappointed. The lodge is immaculate. We felt very safe there in these uncertain times. The views from the lodge are magical. Its the most relaxing place we have ever been. Plenty of local wildlife, we saw deers, hares, rabbits, lots of birds and even a seal. Looking at the night sky from the Read morehot tub is incredible. We will definitely be back next year definitely. Hide

Reviewed by Cliff 9th October 2020

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Wonderful location, Wonderful views, Wonderful place. Spotlessly clean. Nothing better than laying in hot tub looking out at the sea, makes you fell like you are the only couple for miles and miles. Bird watchers have so much to look at, had a Red Kite flying around the bay wonderful to watch. Will definitely go back soon.

Reviewed by Susan 2nd October 2020

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Stayed in Rascarrel bay platinum lodge 3, had a wonderful week here. Very peaceful, relaxing, fabulous sea views will definitely return and would recommend.

Reviewed by Colin 18th September 2020

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Absolutely stunning in every way - the lodges are spaced out sufficiently to give everyone privacy; excellent amenities with everything you need for self-catering; the hot-tubs are serviced every day, but done incredibly discreetly; great walks directly from the property; Mobile reception on EE good, but Vodafone not so good; fabulous seafood from Read morePolarpak in Kirkcudbright. It would have been so easy to have stayed in the lodge all week, but there are stunning drives all around too!! Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 11th September 2020

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This is by far the cleanest and best equipped properly we have ever stayed in and we have travelled a lot. We were so sad to have to leave. Many thanks to the owners and their excellent team

Reviewed by Lou 31st July 2020

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Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The lodge owners were friendly and helpful before our arrival and there if we needed anything during our stay. The lodge was very luxurious and spacious. We were very impressed with how spacious it was as often lodges for 2 are very small. The lodge was very well equipped and some lovely welcoming touches, even foRead morer the dog! We went on scenic walks not that we needed to because the view from the lodge was absolutely stunning. The perfect week away. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 24th July 2020

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Lovely location by the sea and hot tub was great to relax in. We'll equipped villa

Reviewed by Audrey 15th March 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 7th February 2020

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FABULOUS LODGE, 5 STAR, PERFECT LOCATION FOR WALKING, SCENERY GREAT OWNERS ON SITE VERY HELPFUL

Reviewed by Maureen 27th December 2019

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Fantastic location and very high spec accommodation. Didnt think we would use hot tub but did every night! Perfect for stargazing. Wonderful area for walking. Local hotel was closed till feb which was a shame as we had planned to eat there but overall an amazing stay and we will def return

Reviewed by Kathy 29th November 2019

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amazing lodge in an awe-inspiring location, the lodge was immaculate and the welcome pack and fresh flowers were lovely. We have been to the lodge twice this year, and we will be back next year. The Galloway forest is stunning and the forest drives and roads are so quiet. Haste'ye'back.....

Reviewed by Jade 8th November 2019

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This was a relaxing holiday and it was pretty perfect. The views are phenomenal and the premium lodge is worth it. Just go for it.

Reviewed by Dawn 11th October 2019

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Perfect cottage and setting for a relaxing, secluded, amazing couples holiday. Beautiful views of the sea and surrounding landscape.

Reviewed by Joanna 27th September 2019

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The lodge was extremely clean and very well equipt and the location was fabulous. The only thing was that the pillows were a bit flat for us, but maybe not for everyone and maybe some bath sheets would be great. A telescope would be fantastic for looking a the amazing stars.

Reviewed by Kenny 6th September 2019

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Superb property, beautifully presented and very well equipped. Very spacious internally, with comfortable sofas in lounge area, excellent kitchen/dining area, bathroom with large shower cubicle and separate bath and bedroom, c/w adjoining dressing room. In addition there is a fully enclosed patio to two sides of the property with bonus of hot tub. Read moreBeyond this, large grass area, ideal for dogs to play. Arguably a little remote, however the flip side of that is the total peace and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by George 16th August 2019

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We were very pleased with our choice.

Reviewed by Samantha 2nd August 2019

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Just wow! From the location, the lodge, the welcome, the cleanliness, the hot tub - everything was perfect. Very dog friendly, very quiet location but enough in the area to explore too - if you can bear to leave the lodge. Tesco deliver shopping in this area and Id recommend getting bottled drinking water.

Reviewed by Rosemary 26th July 2019

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Perfect location, spotlessly clean. Lovely welcome pack, nice private road with the most beautiful outlook.

Reviewed by Tom 13th July 2019

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Wonderful, relaxing, beautiful and peaceful

Reviewed by Martin 21st June 2019

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Reviewed by Jane 15th June 2019

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Beautiful lodge with everything you need. The welcome pack - wine, chocolates and flowers is a lovely touch. And the hot tub was fabulous after our long walks and bike ride. Plenty of wildlife, particularly rabbits and hares around the lodge and lots of places to visit. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Suzanne 31st May 2019

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Certainly a 5 star experience. Quiet location, perfect for relaxing. Next to the sea. Perfect for dog walking.

Reviewed by Graham 17th May 2019

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Highly recommended.

Reviewed by David 26th April 2019

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Luxury cabin. Beautiful views. Peace and quiet. Fresh air. Lovely welcome pack. Privacy in spite of 3 other cabins. Quiet roads. Bluebell filled countryside.

Reviewed by Aimee 19th April 2019

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Perfect to get away from city life, so peaceful beautiful views and a perfect place to relax and unwind. The hot tub is perfect to end a day of beautiful walks.

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Romantic setting
Luxurious and spacious
Warming lounge
Kick back and relax
Warm and welcoming
A room with a view
Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
And admire the stunning sea views
Wake in time for sunrise
Bright and beautiful
Romantic evenings in
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Location

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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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