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The Lodge - Kirkcowan

Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Fairytale cottage for small family of four
  • Part of a complex of three properties, that can be booked together for larger groups
  • Fishing for salmon, trout, rainbow and brownies close by
Property code: CA350

Charming detached Victorian cottage in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside. Perfect for keen walkers or fishermen, and the ideal spot for a rural family getaway.

You are sure to enjoy a peaceful retreat in this detached Victorian stone cottage, one of three unique properties nestled in the secluded haven of the Mochrum Park. This two-bedroom lodge is an ideal family getaway or can be rented with the other properties for larger parties in idyllic private surroundings. Within 150m of the doorstep there’s salmon and trout fishing; under half a mile you can enjoy more waterside pursuits in lochs or the River Bladnoch. (Fishing is payable locally but needs booked at the time of booking your accommodation)

The single-storey lodge has been is a cosy cottage providing rural comforts during your stay. Maintaining a charming period feel, the bright yet nuanced tones and high ceilings make for a light and spacious interior. The mature gardens and wood and stone external detailing provide an old-world allure.

Enter through the wooden front door lit by a period lamp and move through to the spacious lounge and dining area. Here you can relax and snuggle up by the large open fire, or while the hours away on a rainy day by the TV getting lost in a film. Dine at seating for four. The cottage has a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare a delicious meal features quirky chequered tiling and everything you need for rustling up home cooking. After exploring the beauty of the Scottish countryside, you could soak in the tub of the modern family bathroom, then curl up in the cosy double bedroom or the bunk room.

Outside, the cottage has a well-tended garden ideal for unwinding outside.

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

  • Maximum occupancy for this property is 4 guests including infants
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom - shower over bath and WC
  • Guests will need to provide their own bed sheets, towels and tea towels. Duvet covers and pillow cases are provided
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and a washing machine
  • Electricity by £1 coin meter
  • TV/DVD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Open fire (coal and logs provided)
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Private garden
  • There is a steep spiral staircase in the property - young children must be supervised
  • Shop and pub, 7 miles
  • Property can be booked with The Smithy - Kirkcowan (CA372 - sleeps 4) and The Coach House - Kirkcowan (CA341 - sleeps 8)

The wealth of waters surrounding the property provide excellent wildlife spotting opportunities, the chance for fishing, and walks that take in the stunning moors and lowlands of Galloway. The area is a cyclists' favourite spot thanks to its varied and arresting scenery - but you're not totally out of reach of civilization, with a shop and village pub just 3 miles away.

Kirkcowan (3 miles) provides charming riverside pubs and hotels, bustling with walkers, hikers and cycling enthusiasts. Thanks to the nearby 7stanes Glentrool Visitor Centre, you could enjoy a leisurely or exhilarating bike ride among stunning scenery. Hire a bike from this visitor centre and immerse yourself in nature and history along the trail, which runs through Galloway Forest.

If fishing on the loch or the nearby Dee and Bladnoch rivers is not your cup of tea, you could discover The Linn of Barhoise Waterfall, a hidden gem of the River Bladnoch. Strike out from the lodge on a leisurely walk among all the fells and meadows to be discovered.

You are perfectly situated for exploring the various art and crafting villages of coastal Dumfries and Galloway. Wigtown (5 miles) is home to the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland, brimming with unusual and rare old texts in a seemingly endless labyrinth of rooms. Walks at Crook of Baldoon provide arresting hillside views and excellent bird spotting from the bird hides.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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1 more property at this location

The Smithy - Kirkcowan

The Smithy - Kirkcowan

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£318 - £499

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

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