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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,313 sq. ft.
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:
14 August, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1313 sq. ft.
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


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(65 traveller reviews)

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Characterful stone cottage in its own fully enclosed garden. No neighbours!
average rating of 4.830769 based on 65 reviews
Kidderminster, United Kingdom

Excellent Cottage in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting for this excellent holiday home. The property was spotless & we were made to feel most welcome on arrival too.

The extensive grounds of the estate are fabulous & the enclosed lodge garden was safe & brilliant for our two dogs. Only slight negative was that there is no upstairs bathroom with the two upstairs bedrooms but this doesn't detract from this lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank for your review. We are so pleased you felt welcome and enjoyed the golden syrup cake on your arrival, just what you need after a long journey. The dogs seemed very settled and good to hear they enjoyed their holiday too! Kind regards Fiona and Bob
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

Another excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Another excellent stay at Cutlers Lodge at Orroland.......blessed with great weather so plenty of long dog walks & trips to Rockcliffe beach.

The cottage was immaculate & so well equipped as always.

Fiona does an amazing job of making us feel so welcome, the little touches of home made cake, fresh milk & flowers - thank you so very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Its always a pleasure to catch up with you and it’s brilliant that you can meet up with your family and friends whilst you are at Orroland. I'm happy the weather was amazing for you and your 3 dogs too! Thank you as always for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean. Fiona and Bob
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Rochdale, United Kingdom

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxed family holiday here. The cottage was lovely and clean on our arrival with tea and coffee supplied along with a freshly baked cake. The location is beautiful and very peaceful with a lovely walk to the sea where the kids can spend hours searching for shells and playing on the rocks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review. Richard and Jack were the stars of the week catching 10 dog fish from the shore in Orroland Bay. That's a new record! All the best Fiona and Bob
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Shurlock Row, United Kingdom

Great to return to Orroland after 10 years for a birthday celebration with frends and family

  • 5 of 5

A terrific location and especially enjoyable if you have dogs that love to run around. Beautiful cottage, well appointed and very helpful and friendly folks on hand to answer any questions and assist as required. Really pleased that we decided to return after so long and plan to go back again sooner next time.

If really looking to provide constructive feedback, we may suggest an outside tap and hose which we would have welcomed to clean the mucky paws of our dogs, and only having one toilet/bath/shower can be a challenge if there is a full house, but we managed perfectly well.

Great place, highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you chose to celebrate your birthday with friends and family at Orroland. Your dogs seemed right at home here having adventures in the grounds. What a great suggestion about the tap and hose, we will get the plumber on to this as soon as possible. Fiona and Bob
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York, United Kingdom

A very Happy Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Cutlers Lodge in Feb 2017

What a wonderful setting and a lovely homely cottage with everything you could want, could not have asked for more ( ok mid teen temps and solid sunshine would have been v nice...but hardly going to happen).

Made to feel very welcome and a lovely cake from Fiona was very much enjoyed.

We found Cutlers lodge to be very comfortable and what fantastic views to wake up to every day, along with wonderful walks and great photo opportunities.

We will certainly be booking again and very much looking forward to another stay with you, thanks guys.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
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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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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.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 35.00% rent
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