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Characterful stone cottage in its own fully enclosed garden. No neighbours!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cutlar's Lodge - sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Cutlar's Lodge is set in its own landscaped grounds in the heart of Orroland Estate which enjoys panoramic views over the Isle of Man and the Cumberland hills. It's nearest neighbouring property is about 3 minutes walk away. Cutlar's is just a stone's throw from the wild flower meadow and private loch with pavilion.

Many of our guests are couples who enjoy plenty of space and a special price for 2.

Cutlar's Lodge has 3 bedrooms, accommodating up to 6 people (1 double, 2 twins), within its unique and comfortable walls. A comfortable night's sleep is assured in top of the range Hypnos beds. There is a downstairs bedroom, next to the shared bathroom.

An open fire gives life to the sitting room with a kitchen modern yet in keeping with the traditional feel of the cottage. The kitchen window looks out over the wild flower meadow and a dishwasher ensures you will only spend a pleasant amount of time in this spot.

A separate dining room gives a feeling of space.

From the sun porch you'll be able to relax and enjoy views out over the Solway Firth down to the Lake District and Isle of Man. You are a stone's throw from the private loch with its quirky pavilion and it is about 15-minutes walk to the rocky seashore with expansive waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. There are rock pools to explore, waterfalls to discover and large flat rocks which make an excellent base for a picnic.

The cottage is set in its own fully enclosed garden with a barbecue and garden furniture. Do you have children? A simple games room with table tennis, pool table and TV/DVD, in addition to the enchanting grounds, awaits them.

More Details

Property Manager
Melinda Kennedy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 122 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with wash hand basin
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed , with wash hand basin
    Ground floor twin room - 2 Single Bed , next to shared bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

Characterful stone cottage in its own fully enclosed garden. No neighbours!
average rating of 4.8166666 based on 60 reviews
Rossendale, United Kingdom

Cutlar's Lodge, a warm and inviting cottage in a stunning grounds

  • 5 of 5

We came across Orroland Holiday Cottages while searching for a dog friendly property with an enclosed, secure garden in a quiet location. We could not have been more pleased with what we found.

The property was warm and inviting, with an open fire and unlimited logs. In a very secure and spacious garden for the dogs to run around. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, with everything you would ever need.

The grounds were stunning. We hope to come back in each season to see the change in colours.

We enjoyed exploring the area, visiting the many beaches, historical sites and forests.

We would thoroughly recommend these cottages and the surrounding areas.

Thank you to Melinda, Fiona and the rest of the Orroland Team for such a warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Orroland and that your dogs enjoyed letting off steam running around the garden. The landscape at Orroland is wonderful to see in different seasons and you would not be disappointed. Thank you for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean. Fiona and Bob
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time at Cutlars Lodge and it never disappoints, just keeps getting better. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and attention to detail and cleanliness is second to none. It's a truly beautiful place and one you will want to return to.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: It was lovely to welcome you both back to Orroland and we're happy you chose to celebrate your birthdays here, with some glorious weather thrown in! Thank you for leaving the cottage so beautifully, we so appreciate it. Fiona and Bob
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Wigan, United Kingdom

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hired out the property for family to stay in for the week of our wedding at Orroland Lodge, however we have stayed at the property ourselves a number of times. Its perfect for couples of small families, and worked particularly well for the family who used it which included my elderly grandmother who could sleep downstairs, with the bathroom on ground level she didn't have to navigate the staircase at all. Its a fantastic place for those who enjoy nature and walking, or those who just want to sit outside/in front of the fire with a good book. Cutlars has fantastic views. Our family had stayed at Cutlars some time ago, and were extremely impressed with how it had been updated and modernised inside. Everyone loved the cake and found it perfectly clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Lucie, Martyn, We were so excited that you chose Orroland for your wedding after many years of holidaying here. It's lovely to hear that Cutlar's suited your family well and that the downstairs bedroom was appreciated. How encouraging to hear that your family were pleased by the continuous improvements we're making at the cottages and to the landscaping and grounds. Thank you, Melinda
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Pickering, United Kingdom

one of the best Christmases ever

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. Hope to return soon!! Christmas was so relaxing and the dogs had an amazing time as well. loved the beach hut and the beach. Weather was a bonus

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review and also for your lovely comments in the visitors book. It was great to see your three dogs exploring and enjoying Orroland along with you. Good exercise! So glad you managed to relax and recharge your batteries over the Christmas holidays. Fiona and Bob
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Carnforth, United Kingdom

A wonderful late season break.

  • 5 of 5

We both thoroughly enjoyed our short 4 night break at Orroland as did Dylan our Yorkie.

The cottage was lovely and had everything we could need, including a splendid cake from Fiona!

Fiona was happy to welcome us despite our late arrival and point out the walks available in the lovely grounds and gave a useful insight in to the local area.

Being able to walk right down to the beach is a great bonus.

The holiday passed all too quickly but we hope to return before too long.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. So pleased you enjoyed the cake. It was a pleasure to welcome you and have a lovely chat about the local area and also to learn about the area where you live too, very interesting. I’m sure Dylan slept well after your walks to the shore; in front of the lovely log fire no doubt! Fiona and Bob
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Accrington, United Kingdom

Fabulous property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property with unique features in the surroundings.

Lovely walks from the door and totally dog friendly with a properly secured spacious garden.

History of the area, estate and property make it even more interesting.

A walk down to the beach is a must, so peaceful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Chris, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the quirky landscaping features just a stone's throw from the door and that you appreciated the potted history of Orroland that we share in the cottage. We are careful to provide a genuinely secure garden to provide safe freedom for dogs. It's lovely that you made the most of the walks at Orroland, including to the characterful shore 15 minutes walk away.
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Car: necessary

Cutlar's Lodge is located a mile off the A711 between the villages of Auchencairn and Dundrennan.


Drive time from Orroland to:

Kirkcudbright 15 minutes

Dalbeattie 15 minutes

Castle Douglas 20 minutes

Dumfries 40 minutes

Gretna/M74 motorway from the South 1 hour

Moffat/M74 from the North 1 hour

About the Dumfries and Galloway region

Dumfries and Galloway is like a miniature version of Scotland, condensed down into one region. Not just a great range of activities (should you wish to be active) but lots of Scotland's best features in one place. A place where naturally beautiful countryside meets the sea, with truly scrumptious locally produced food and drink too.

Dumfries and Galloway is home to a stunning 200-miles stretch of coastline, representing the seaside in all its forms; with endless sandy beaches at Port Logan and Sandyhills, leisure-craft on the 'Solway Riviera' at Kippford and fishing boats unloading their catch of scallops in the busy harbour of Kirkcudbright. It's beautiful too – the breath-taking sunset over the Irish Sea seen from the safe haven of Portpatrick harbour epitomises the special atmosphere where this region touches the sea.

It's a common misconception that you have to head for the Highlands to find great Scottish hills, but here you won't be disappointed. Dumfries and Galloway hosts some of the country's very best for walkers of all abilities; from tackling the 212-mile Southern Upland Way or challenging ranges like the 'Awful Hand' to following in the footsteps of ancient cattle rustlers in the Devil's Beef Tub there's plenty to savour. With the birthplace of Christianity, ancient buildings like Caerlaverock Castle and the first home of the Scotsman who founded the American Navy, the south-west is also steeped in history. Dumfries is the heart of Robert Burns' country and Scotland's National Museum of Costume is housed in Shambellie House at nearby New Abbey. The village is also where Sweetheart Abbey stands – home to one of the most romantic stories of them all.

The region also hosts five of the 7Stanes mountain bike trails and 30 golf courses, both links and inland.

Dumfries and Galloway is also becoming very popular for foodies –with Savour the Flavours running two very successful food festivals at either end of the summer season in May and September. You can explore the local countryside, meet local artisan producers of all types of food and drinks and even learn to forage. That countryside is also home to fantastic wildlife – including the Galloway Wild Goat Park, RSPB reserves at Mersehead and Mull of Galloway and a chance to see Red Kites in the wild.


The nearest town to Orroland is Kirkcudbright – the Royal Burgh is Scotland's Artists' Town and comes alive in the summer with a tremendous programme of entertainment including a Jazz Festival, open-air Scottish Nights and a floodlit Tattoo (complete with massed pipe bands) in front of MacLellan's Castle.

As well as a haven for art and craft lovers, Kirkcudbright is also a place for family fun, with an indoor swimming pool run brilliantly by volunteers from the local community. At the Cocoa Bean chocolate factory kids can make chocolate creations in an interactive workshop and explore indoor and outdoor play areas.


Prices & Availability


  • Price includes bed linen, bath towels, electricity, heating oil and logs for the open fire.

    Check-in / check-out: You are welcome to arrive from 4pm. We ask you to depart by 10am.

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