Kipp Paddock - Laurel Lodge ref: UK10954

Kippford near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Laurel Lodge is a welcoming and spacious Norwegian-style log cabin set in a private, landscaped development adjacent to the Kippford Wildlife and Nature Reserve. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, with three bedrooms, this lodge overlooks the tranquil lily pond. At night sit on the balcony and enjoy the moonlit reflection on the water or the big dark sky, with its myriad of twinkling stars, which, on a clear night never ceases to amaze. After a day out exploring, kick off your boots, lie back on the sofa and toast your feet in front of the wood burner. Now feel totally relaxed. Dogs are also welcome at Laurel Lodge.
Still dreaming...? The property is less than 2 hours drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. A world away yet so close to home!
A short walk from the lodge finds you at the attractive waterfront of the picturesque sailing village of Kippford, with its unique cockle beaches.
The area is designated for its Outstanding Natural Beauty and abundant wildlife. Become active - get close to nature (see red squirrels, deer, badgers, foxes, rabbits, red kites, owls, woodpeckers etc) or sit, relax on the balcony and listen to the birdsong. Explore the variety of walks from your doorstep, ranging from coastal paths to cliff top walks, forest trails to designated nature trails. The Jubilee Path, a circular walk across National Trust land to Rockcliffe, being a firm favourite for all. Or, for a more strenuous activity, jump on your bike and head into Dalbeattie Forest with its world class 7Stanes mountain bike trails and MTB skills development area.
A short, 5-minute drive finds you at a couple of local beaches at Rockcliffe and Sandy Hills Bay, where memories are created building sand castles and exploring rock pools. The area offers a stunning coastal drive through interesting sleepy villages, past historical abbeys (Sweetheart Abbey and Dundrennan Abbey) and castles (Threave Castle and Castle Maclennan) and close to various wildlife and nature reserves such as RSPB at Mersehead, Red Kite centre at Loch Ken and the WWT at Caerlaverock (not forgetting its impressive castle!).
Local family attractions are generally ’farm based’, and all are within a 30-minute drive. These include making your own ice cream at Cream o’ Galloway (ice cream farm plus other activities), making and enjoying delicious chocolate at The Cocoa Bean, having fun getting mucky on slides then feeding animals at Mabie Farm Park, a soft play and outdoor fun at Dalscone Farm or outdoor play areas at Ernespie Farm. Beach 1 mile. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
Laurel Lodge can be booked together with Bluebell Lodge (UK10955) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

6 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living area.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and Amazon Firestick and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds (for children).
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Laundry service available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed decked sitting-out area with garden furniture. Natural grounds (shared with other lodges on-site). 2 small dogs welcome. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There are 4 steps in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    17 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards (estuary)

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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

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

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.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

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

River Cree

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

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.

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.

Buittle Reservoir

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

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.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

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

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