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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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.
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.
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 railway station
Railway station distance
500 yards (estuary)