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Holly Lodge At Bengairn

Castle Douglas (9.5mls SE), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious, stylish bespoke lodge perfect for a family holiday or a romantic retreat
  • Relax and unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and enjoy the beautiful loch and countryside views
  • Located close to the wonderful Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of spectacular coastline
Property code: 77837

This wonderful bespoke luxurious lodge is located in beautiful rural area on a large working family run farm with a fantastic private hot tub and wonderful loch and countryside scenery to enjoy.

Nestling by the banks of the splendid Bengairn Loch on a 1000 acre working beef and sheep farm and within walking distance of the bonny seaside village of Auchencairn with shop, post office, café, restaurant and beach. The bustling market town of Castle Douglas (Scotland’s Food Town), Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright (known as the Artists Town) are all within easy reach. Located close to the Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of beautiful coastline, explore Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and close to some amazing mountain biking tracks including the 7 Stanes. For wildlife and bird enthusiasts enjoy a trip to the RSPB Ken Dee Marshes and explore the red kite trail. Galloway Activity Centre located on banks of Loch Ken offers a great choice of water sports and activities.

Step inside this luxurious, single storey stylish lodge into the hall vestibule perfect place to store your outdoor clothing, through to the spacious open-plan light and bright lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge has lovely comfy sofas, Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and an electric wood burner. Perfect to relax and unwind looking through the floor to ceiling windows with French doors leading out to the enclosed balcony with private hot tub, enjoying magnificent loch views over beautiful Bengairn Loch. The dining area has a large dining table with comfortable seating perfect for romantic or family gatherings and to admire the spectacular loch and countryside views. The bespoke stylish kitchen is the perfect place for cooking up a storm with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, Tassimo coffee machine and a handy dishwasher. There is a delightful twin zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made into a super king-size on request) with access to the patio, beautiful loch and countryside views, Smart TV and a stylish en-suite shower room with WC. Finally completing the accommodation is the beautiful king-size bedroom, also with access to the patio, a Smart TV with wonderful loch and countryside views and stylish en-suite shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside onto the large patio area you will find the fantastic private hot tub with magnificent loch views over Bengairn Loch. There is also a seating area with comfortable table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining and lazy evening star gazing. Or relax in front of the roaring fire pit and enjoy the wonderful loch views, perhaps with a wee dram, some good local ale or a nice glass of wine. There is ample private off-road parking next to the lodge, an electric car charging point and secure bike storage is available.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super-king-size on request
  • 2 en-suite showers rooms with WCs
  • Electric oven, microwave, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and Tassimo coffee machine
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker in the lounge and Smart TVs in both bedrooms
  • Regret no pets
  • Private hot tub – Bathrobes and towels provided
  • Enclosed balcony with seating area
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Electric car charging point and secure bike storage
  • The property is eco friendly with solar panels
  • Working farm activities– help feed the lambs in the spring. Watch the sheep dogs work. Explore the farm around the miles of established tracks and enjoy guided farm tours pre booking directly with owners
  • Beach, restaurant, café and shop within walking distance
  • Perfect for star gazing on clear nights
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 6th May 2022

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This was a real paradise, with lake, wildlife, and perfect views from cottage. Fiona and Robin were excellent hosts. Cottage facilities including wireless, TV and hot tub were excellent. I have already booked to go back in October.

Reviewed by Margaret 22nd April 2022

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Beautiful situation good quality accommodation good hosts

Reviewed by Jane 15th April 2022

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The lodge the setting the hot tub even the weather was just perfect , we all had such a relaxing holiday in the most lovely lodge we have ever stayed in . Thank you to Fiona and Robin for the farm tour and perfect hosting !

Reviewed by Isabella 8th April 2022

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After 28 years of visiting cottages around the UK, we have finally found the perfect place. The cottage was well equipped and had the most amazing views! Thank you for a great stay!

Reviewed by James 1st April 2022

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Beautiful lodge. Stunning location. Owners particularly helpful to make stay as good as possible.

Reviewed by Lynne 25th March 2022

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Holly lodge provided us with more than we had expected. Fiona & Robin were wonderful hosts. The tranquil setting is enjoyable from dawn to dusk. Clear night skies for star gazing were a bonus. Walking up Bengairn on a clear day gave panoramic views. The farms collies are the friendliest I have ever met & well trained too; a treat to watch them workRead moreing at lambing time. We would have loved to have stayed longer. Thank you for the generous welcome gifts, delicious cake! Lynne& Ian Hide

Reviewed by Susan 4th March 2022

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Fantastic property, excellent location and brilliant hosts. Plenty to see from the windows or patio, we saw deer, swans, ducks, geese, moorhens, and the icing on the cake, red kite. Lovely visit to the farm and were lucky enough to watch some lambs being born. Very memorable stay, owners there if needed but otherwise not intrusive. Lodge not overloRead moreoked so very private Hide

Reviewed by Frances 19th February 2022

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This was a brilliant place for a holiday- the lodge was beautifully finished and had everything you could need. The location was amazing- really fantastic views, great walks straight from the lodge and we loved watching the red kites over the loch and hills. The owners were lovely and it was clear how much time and effort goes into making this suchRead more a great place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Eddie 14th January 2022

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You will not find a better location or accommodation. Lovely owners

Reviewed by Mike 7th January 2022

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Couldn't imagine a more beautiful and peaceful setting for such a modern and comfortable lodge. Everything was spotless on arrival with top class facilities and all the equipment we needed. Ideally placed to tour the area with some marvellous walks within easy reach of the front door. Some lovely treats were waiting for us on arrival left by the owRead moreners who were very hospitable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay and would definitely recommend this lodge. Mike and Margaret. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 29th December 2021

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What a fabulous lodge! Perfect location right on the loch. Everything you could need inside and a great hot tub on the huge patio. Lovely welcoming goodies when we arrived. Fiona and Robin were so helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this stay and we cant wait to return!

Reviewed by Judith 10th December 2021

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Beautifully located, superbly comfortable and excellently equipped lodge. We would not hesitate to return. Lovely welcome pack of flowers, cake and prosecco. Fiona and Robin are very friendly and welcoming. We stayed the second week of December (so typical mixed weather) and had a brilliant week, great walks and birdwatching in the area

Reviewed by Maureen 22nd November 2021

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We had a great holiday in a very comfortable lodge in a fantastic location! The owners are very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our wine, chocolates and delicious homemade cake which were there when we arrived. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Robert 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Meghan 8th November 2021

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Perfection. From start to finish we never stopped smiling. Immaculately clean, comfortable and stylish. The perfect lodge holiday, could not fault it. The owner was so kind and welcoming, a perfect host. We can't wait to come back!!!

Reviewed by Julia 25th October 2021

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Perfect in every way. The property is in the most beautiful setting and is finished to a very high standard. Wonderful hosts who made sure we didnt want for anything; even checking on us during some terrible weather! The surrounding area is great for walking and cycling and theres a great little village store selling more than you imagine. Id happiRead morely recommend Holly lodge to anyone and everyone. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 8th October 2021

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Absolutely beautiful lodge, perfect location. Spotlessly clean a real treat. So much thought and care has been put into this lodge. We loved it.

Reviewed by Abigail 1st October 2021

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Lovely Lodge in a Beautiful location!! Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Joseph 10th September 2021

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Perfectly laid out Owners so friendly and helpful Great place to get away from it all so peaceful and relaxing

Reviewed by Timothy 14th August 2021

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Fabulous location, excellent property and wonderful hosts. No-one will ever be disappointed here.

Reviewed by Sarah 6th August 2021

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Very comfortable lodge with everything you require and more. Beautiful views, friendly owners . We had a lovely stay- shame that we had some changeable weather, but that cant be helped!

Reviewed by Julie 23rd July 2021

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Lovely lodge, next to beautiful loch with lots of wildlife and lovely sunsets to watch. Brilliant layout, with excellent WiFi to keep the teenagers happy. Helpful, polite and welcoming hosts. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Emma 16th July 2021

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The standard of the lodge is excellent, from the furnishings, equipment and it has everything you need for a relaxing week. The setting is outstanding, views are breathtaking, and the welcome from Fiona and Robin is brilliant, and they are very helpful - we cannot fault it, and would return again.

Reviewed by Donna 9th July 2021

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This is a very special location tucked away in the gentle and beautiful hills of Dumfries and Galloway. The lodge is modern, stylish with front seat views onto the Loch where so much is happening. It is on a working farm and we all loved learning about the running of it from Robin and Fiona, who were fabulous hosts. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Craig 25th June 2021

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We had the best week ever at Auchencairn. There is so much to do close by, nice walks, amazing beaches and watersports. Not forgetting being able to wander about a working farm. The lodge is 5 star and has everything you need. The hot tub overlooks the loch and it was perfect as the sun came down. Robin and Fiona are amazing people and made us feelRead more so at home. They even helped me over come my fear of some animals. Thanks for a truly amazing week, I cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Marianne 18th June 2021

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Fantastic lodge, in a very nice location to relax and unwind. Good base to have when exploring Dumfries and Galloway. Would highly recommend the lodge.

Reviewed by Alison 11th June 2021

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The lodge was stunning. Perfect in every way. The attention to detail was 10 out of 10. Perfect lodge to stay in. Hot tub, barbecue and a fire pit. Fiona and Robin were the perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Barry 4th June 2021

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What a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The attention to detail was very impressive and we felt instantly welcomed and looked after by Fiona and Robin. We spent the week there with our almost 4 year old daughter and she loved watching the farm animals and wildlife. We had the bonus of a glimpse into farm life on day one of sheep shearing fRead moreor the year. There was so much to explore around the area and it was a joy coming back to homely comforts, the hot tub and fire pit. Fantastic place! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 28th May 2021

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What a fantastic lodge in a stunning location. Everything has been thought about when designing and presenting the lodge. Comfortable furniture, and very comfortable beds. The patio area is a great extension of the lodge, and the addition of a bbq and hot tub finish this off to a high standard. The view across the lock creates a calm and peaceful eRead morenvironment, and if you are like us, you won't want to come home! Thank you Fiona and Robin for your superb hospitality. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 21st May 2021

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The lodge was in a lovely location by the loch and fully equipped for everything you would need. Welcome treats were a surprise and much appreciated. The owners were friendly and nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend,

Reviewed by Irene 14th May 2021

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Fantastic place 5star and above the views across loch and the sunsets amazing Fiona could not be more helpful we will be back a place in a million

Reviewed by Sara 7th May 2021

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Cannot recommend this lodge highly enough. We had the most relaxing break in an amazing lodge with the most welcoming of hosts. Loved being surrounded by nature and looking out to beautiful views from both the lodge and hot tub.

Reviewed by Rory 26th April 2021

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We feel privileged to have been the first people to have stayed in Holly. We can easily say it was the best self-catering property we have ever stayed in! Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, we had a fantastic week and we particularly enjoyed the hot tub. The lodge is situated in such a beautiful, peaceful spot - very relaxing. We enjoyRead moreed several local walks and also day trips into Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright. Fiona was a warm & welcoming host and we hope to stay again soon. Hide

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