Birchlea Lodge ref: UK5769

Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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3
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2
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Birchlea Lodge is situated within the peaceful, pretty village of Kippford. Set alongside a small number of other lodges, this detached property is modern, stylish and spacious. With a comfortable open plan living space, three bedrooms and well-equipped for self-catering, it is the ideal base for an enjoyable holiday in southern Scotland. Admire the views over the Galloway Hills from the private decking, or take a stroll around the shared grounds, complete with a lovely lochan.
Kippford is a picturesque sailing village located on the Solway Firth, often referred to as ’Scotland’s Riviera’, with cockle shell beaches, rock pools and islands in the bay to explore. There is much to do in the surrounding area, from a variety of walking routes, perfect for discovering the beautiful local scenery, to a range of attractions for the whole family. Perhaps best of all, only a short stroll takes you to two excellent seafront pubs! Why not explore the National Trust walk to Rockcliffe where you can enjoy a day on the sandy beach? If adventure is what you are after, try the 7stanes mountain biking courses at Dalbeattie Forest, or the zip wire and mountain balling at Laggan. Spend an enjoyable day visiting the many historic castles, National Trust gardens and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds sites the region has to offer. Younger guests will love the range of locally made sweet treats available, and the trips to attractions such as Dino Park and Mabie Farm Park. Beach 1 mile. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 40" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with decked area and garden furniture. Landscaped grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 55 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Dalbeattie
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    17.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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