Log Cabin | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
We take pride in the quality of Kipplochan Lodge. One of nine lodges, it sits in its own grounds, with private parking, and has beautiful open views over landscaped gardens, a central Lochan, and the open countryside beyond - a perfect base for exploring South West Scotland! Telephone us on 01556660110
The Lodge layout comprises an open plan lounge, with comfy leather sofas, dining area for 6, and a fully fitted kitchen with everything you need. There are 3 large bedrooms, the Master, ( king sized bed, and en-suite bathroom ) and 2 Twin bedded rooms, all have fitted wardrobes. There is a family bathroom, with overhead shower, and Utility Room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Beds are all made up, and towels are provided. So more space in your car!!
Our lodge is accessed up 2 steps, with handrail, onto a decked veranda. You are able to sit out and enjoy the countryside from this area, or choose to enjoy the garden and lochan, from the large decked area accessed from the lounge. Either is lovely.
Kippford is within a 15 minute stroll downhill, and offers two pub/restaurants, the Mariner and the Anchor, both serve lovely food, and there is nothing nicer than watching the sun go down over the yachts, admiring the surrounding countryside and enjoying a relaxing drink! Both allow dogs. There is a very active yacht club, the "Ark" shop. a local pottery, access to lots of walks, and shell beaches.
Dalbeattie is less than 15 mins down the road, and has a good range of local, well stocked convenience stores, and take away/ dine in eating places. Colvend also has a store and postal service.
Things to do:-
WALKING - Explore the area, with endless forest, coastal and hill walks, some literally on your doorstep! Walk to Andy Goldsworthy's amazing Striding Arches.
CYCLING - The 7-Stanes Mountain Biking areas are all easily accessible by bike and by car - Dalbeattie is less than 10 minutes away, with family routes and skill loops, it caters for all abilities. The tracks at Mabie, Ae, Newcastleton, Glentrool and Kiroughtree are further afield. Cycle Hire is avalable locally, and the Lodge has hose facilities for washing down you bike.
GOLFING - Bring your clubs, or hire. Enjoy a round at Craigieknowes 9 hole course or putting green ( just a stroll up the road ) and finish with a light refreshment and a bite to eat at the Tee-Room. Colvend and Southerness are 18 hole courses.
WILDLIFE - Dumfries and Galloway is a haven for wildlife, from red squirrels to redkites! Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park, Galloway Kite Trail, and National trust Bird Sanctuary, are a few places that you need to take your binoculars!!
SAILING - Kippford, Kirkudbright and Loch Ken to name but a few.
EATING - Beef, lamb, seafood, local cheeses, local beers, ales and award winning ice-cream, hand-made chocolates, bakery produce, award winning butcher specialities, to name but a few flavours. Dumfries and Galloway has it all
FUN FOR THE FAMILY - The brochure in the Lodge gives you more ideas, but here are few:-
Cream O'Galloway Visitors Centre at Gatehouse of Fleet - award winning ice cream, adventure play and activities.
Mabie Farm Park suits all ages, go-karts, rides, promise the children will enjoy.
Aviation Museum at Heathhall Dumfries,
Dalscone Farm Fun, children will definitely sleep at night!
Threave Castle and Gardens, and Caverlock Castle.
Star Gazing at the UK'S first Dark Sky Park, Galloway Forest Park.
There is so much to do I am running out of space!! WIGTOWN for book lovers, KIRCUDBRIGHT for history and arts. and CASTLE DOUGLAS the designated fair trade and food town, boasting small independent and unique shops, where you have to take your pennies!!
Please come and enjoy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|