Forest Lodge ref: CC537127

Kippford near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway



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Pets allowed
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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Cot Available 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Nestled in an idyllic private woodland setting, Forest Lodge offers a lovely relaxing retreat close to Kippford, often described as Scotland’s ‘Riviera’.  Locals refer to this area as ‘The Golden Triangle’ - Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford - and frequent visitors understand why. The climate is temperate as Galloway is touched by the Gulf Stream with many golden, sandy, and often empty beaches to explore. For excellent views of the Rough Firth estuary, the Jubilee Path is highly recommended. This was named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and is the main path between Kippford and the equally charming village of Rockcliffe.  There are wonderful views out to sea, and the path passes Mark of Mote, a 100-foot high granite outcrop, with a Dark Age settlement on top. Rockcliffe and Sandyhills (with a beautiful sandy beach as its name implies!) are small Victorian bathing resorts close by.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all at ground floor level, fully centrally heated and comprises:
Open plan lounge / kitchen / diner: a lovely light and spacious room with French windows overlooking the woodland glade.
Lounge area: with TV
Kitchen/diner area: with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with freezer
Bedroom 1: with double bed
Bedroom 2: with two single beds
Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel and power included. Bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available on request.


Very private location. Off road parking for 2 cars. Fully enclosed garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    23 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Kippford was once a smuggler’s haunt with a wealth of stories and legends to discover and is now a pretty sailing resort with quaint fishermen’s cottages. There is a low tide walk from the beach to Rough Island. Scotland’s only round tower house, Orchardton Tower, is a must to visit with its spiral staircase hidden within double walls leading to a parapet.
This area is steeped in history and has an outstanding natural beauty. But that’s not all; the renowned 7Stanes for world class mountain biking is on the doorstep; the championship golf course at Southerness is just along the coast line and there are waters that cater for every type of fishing providing river fishing for salmon, sea trout and trout and still waters include pike, carp roach and bream.
For romance and history Threave Castle at Castle Douglas is a great visit and very memorable; the only way to access the castle is to ring the bell for the custodian to row you across the moat! The town of Castle Douglas is known as the food town in this land of milk and honey - so leave the diet at home! Also highly recommended is a visit to the picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright renowned for its artistic connections due to the special quality of light in the area. It is said that Kirkcudbright was a contender as a setting for the acclaimed Balamory TV programme due to its historic high street lined with pretty, colourful houses.
Galloway really is a land of plenty and although very accessible and wildly beautiful it is relatively undiscovered and very unspoilt. But come and discover it for yourself!

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

River Cree

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

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.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

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

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.

Buittle Reservoir

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

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.

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Your pets go free at this property. Your total pet price of £0 is included in the below prices
Wednesday 25 July 2018 7 nights £ 624.00
Thursday 26 July 2018 7 nights £ 624.00
Friday 27 July 2018 7 nights £ 624.00
Saturday 28 July 2018 7 nights £ 561.60
Was£ 624.00
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