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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 0 - 1 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:
19 April, 2018


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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(70 traveller reviews)

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Characterful stone cottage in its own fully enclosed garden. No neighbours!
average rating of 4.8428574 based on 70 reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom

Super break at a wonderful cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at Cutlar's Lodge and Orroland. It won't be our last. Wonderful location. Total seclusion. The cottage is beautiful and well equipped for all needs. The dogs adored trying to catch pheasants and never succeeding. Lots of fresh air, stunning walking and relaxing in a fabulous place. The addition of Netflix/Amazon TV was welcome for the teenagers too and on less kind weather days/relaxing in the evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your beautiful spaniels were so well behaved, Bob is very pleased they didn’t catch a pheasant! Glad the new addition of the smart television was appreciated by the teenagers. Fiona and Bob
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Manchester, United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Cutlar's Lodge in as many years, and it won't be our last. The cottage is lovely, spotless, well equipped and the home made cake on arrival is always much appreciated - thank you Fiona. We find it's the perfect place to relax, the walk down to the beach is lovely and I think this is probably our two dogs favourite place in the whole world. We had three teenage boys with us who made good use of the games room and the Monopoly board. Even though it was August, it was a little chilly at night which gave us a perfect excuse to light the fire. It's great to have such a plentiful supply of logs in the garage as well. We love the peace and quiet of the setting, and the view through the trees down to the sea is wonderful at night when the moon is out.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for this amazing review Gaynor. It was great to see you all again. The boys' badminton matches in the garden looked fun! You can never tire of the walk to the shore, there is always something that you haven’t spotted before to explore. Thank you for my wild raspberry soap, it was lush! All the best Fiona and Bob
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Rochdale, United Kingdom

Cutlars Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Orroland is an enchanting place and Cutlers Lodge a dream of a cottage.

Warm and friendly welcome from Fiona and Bob on arrival, with much appreciated home baked cake and coffee.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you; we're happy you found Orroland enchanting, with so much to explore. I'm sure your gorgeous dogs needed a rest after their holiday! We had a lovely Saturday evening enjoying your chocolates and wine. Thank you so much for that unexpected treat. Best wishes, Fiona and Bob.
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Cupar, United Kingdom

Cutlars lodge

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week at Orroland, weather was very changeable but that was no problem staying here as the grounds are beautiful no matter the weather . Our dog loved the garden and it was very secure . The lodge is very well equipped and just like being at home . Fiona looked after us well with a lovely cake , tea and flowers . I really don't want to recommend this wee slice of heaven as I don't want to share it but I couldn't do that to the lovely folk at Orroland so please come .

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review and also for leaving the cottage so beautifully clean when you left. It was great that you could enjoy lunch in the garden and soak up the inspiring scenery without worrying if your lovely dog was safe. The grounds at Orroland change with every season and are always a delight to explore. Best wishes Fiona and Bob
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

"We booked all three properties at Orroland for the annual family re-union; this was a first visit. Our gathering had diverse backgrounds and ages between 1 and 77 and yet all were delighted with the location (although the 1-year-old was somewhat reticent on the subject). The properties were clean, comfortable, comprehensively equipped, prepared to a high standard and had that "difficult to achieve" feeling that it was your family home for the duration of stay. I go on holiday to "get away from it all" but, to the modern generation, the cold spots of useful broadband speeds might be an annoyance. However, add the child friendly and beautiful surrounds and easy access to some of the best of Galloway and it is hardly surprising that we intend going back next year.”

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was great that you found everything to be so homely in the properties and that Orroland provided all you wanted for your family from all over the world. Thank you for booking again for next year; we're happy to know some 25 or so of you all agree it's the place to gather. Kind regards Fiona
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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: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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

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  • 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