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Elegant house overlooking the sea on an estate full of wonders to explore

Bedrooms 7
Space 405 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Orroland Lodge - sleeps 14 guests in 7 bedrooms

Enjoy the spacious, elegant and comfortable accommodation in this former shooting lodge. Relax on the sheltered, sunny terrace and feast your eyes on the views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian mountains. You are a stone's throw from the steep wooded slope leading down to the private rocky shoreline, where you will find driftwood to collect and rock pools and caves to discover. The large flat rocks are ideal for barbecues, picnics and sunbathing.

This large century-old lodge is a comfortable, practical choice for parties of up to 14 people:

7 bedrooms: 5 twins and 2 doubles with en-suites. One can be adapted into a sixth twin room.

Total of 3 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms.

Large social areas.

Dining room to seat 30 with ample elbow room!

A spacious well-equipped kitchen awaits you with both an AGA cooker and an electric one, 2 dishwashers, microwave and a breakfast table. All the cooking and serving equipment needed for a party of 30 guests is provided. There is a separate bar with drinks fridge and a practical pantry for food storage with American-style fridge/freezer.

The large drawing room has an atmospheric open fire and the space for 14 to comfortably enjoy it.

A pool table provides good indoor sport.

The estate features the very best of its surroundings and includes a private loch with picnic pavilion, a private rocky shoreline with summerhouse for parties, unique landscaped gardens, grand wooded walks and unspoilt grassy fields.

Enjoy the blissful peace and quiet, panoramic sea views and the company of the local wildlife. The house is down its own half-mile long drive so has no immediate neighbours.

With the amount of space on offer and the attention to detail on all the practicalities, Orroland Lodge is an ideal choice for groups of families holidaying together, wedding receptions, family reunions and celebrations.

Orroland estate has two other cottages sleeping 6 and 7 people which can also be rented. The nearest to Orroland Lodge is around 10-mins walk.

More Details

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


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 405 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom for master bedroom, ground floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Ground floor bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Ground floor bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Ground floor shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , On ground floor with ensuite bathroom
    Ground floor twin 1 - 2 Single Bed , with wash hand basin
    Ground floor twin 2 - 2 Single Bed , with wash hand basin
    Upstairs twin 1 - 2 Single Bed , with wash hand basin
    Upstairs twin 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs super-king/twin - 2 Single Bed , Can be made up as super-king or twin beds
    Upstairs twin 3 - 2 Single Bed , with ensuite WC and wash hand basin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 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
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Elegant house overlooking the sea on an estate full of wonders to explore
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 55 reviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Surpassed our rather high expectations for such a mixed age group

  • 5 of 5

We all (10) agreed that it was the perfect place for our family celebration-spacious but comfortable and well equipped- in a beautiful setting. It was private but we knew help was on hand if required.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Grace it was a pleasure to meet you all and see you enjoying Orroland Lodge. Your remarks are very rewarding.
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Haddington, United Kingdom


  • 4 of 5

!We held a family celebration at Orroland Lodge with 3 generations enjoying and loving everything about the place. From the warm and informative detail and communication from Alice and Melinda before our arrival, to the lovely welcome it felt good - but that didn't prepare us for Orroland and its location, both of which are idyllic. Grant you we had glorious weather in God's own country which undoubtedly helped the feel good factor, but everything about the place and the area was perfect for us and we certainly hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Thank you for your encouraging review, Carol. We were so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Orroland Lodge and made use of all it has to offer.
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Bedale, United Kingdom

Wish I could have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

An excellent property for large groups, plenty of space, wonderful facilities and considerate owners

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear you loved your stay and found the lodge so spacious. It's a great layout for a large party in which you can always find somewhere quiet when wanted and enjoy large open rooms for gathering together in comfort. Happy to hear you relished the expansive sea views and that you hope to return. Thank you for choosing Orroland.
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Wigan, United Kingdom

Perfect for our private outdoor wedding

  • 5 of 5

We hired our Orroland Lodge and the cottages for a week to take our whole family away for our wedding. We know Orroland very well but had never stayed at the lodge. Alice and Melinda were a huge help in enabling us to make our dream wedding using the lodge. The lodge made a great place to stay with our family and has beautiful views, everyone had enough space and privacy and there was plenty of places to explore and get away from the wedding pressures! Unfortunately the rain poured on the day of our lovely summer wedding, but the location was so beautiful it didn't matter. Everyone experienced the magic we loved about Orroland and it was everything we wanted (except dry!). The day after our wedding we watched porpoises on the beach with our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Hello Lucie and Martyn, what a lovely surprise to see your photographs. You were so brave with the weather and all you undertook with the tepee and other arrangements. We were all so happy that it went well and we look forward to seeing you again soon, with very best wishes from William and Alice.
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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom

Intimate wedding venue

  • 5 of 5

Orroland was the perfect location for our wedding set on private grounds with an enchanting old styled house with large rooms and ample bathrooms to meet the needs of our large families. We had the perfect small informal wedding there. We where made very welcome by Alice and the fact that our dogs where welcome too was perfect. I highly recommend Orroland for large families wanting to spend time together with or without an occasion to celebrate. We also hired Cutlar Lodge which was also well equipped, more modern and perfect for smaller groups.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Ian, we're very happy you enjoyed Orroland so much and everything went so well for your wedding.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

Suited us perfectl, large house, privacy when needed great location and responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

This was a family holiday catering for 10 adults and four children aged 2yrs to 10 yrs. The house met our needs and beyond with large comfortable public rooms, many bedrooms, generous kitchen and amazing dining space. All services were clearly explained and when the washing machine died a new one was supplied the following morning. We were met shortly after arrival and again before we left. The house was well heated and set in gloriously beautiful grounds with a cliff top location and access to the rocky shore.

I found some of the lounge chairs too low and a bit worn but all else was fine.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: To George and family, we were so pleased that the lodge suited your family so well, and it was lovely to see you all enjoying everything. Upgrading goes on all the time and this is a good time of year to concentrate on drawing room seating. Thank you.
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Car: necessary

Orroland Lodge is located a mile off the A711 between the villages of Auchencairn and Dundrennan.

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 and towels, electricity, unlimited central heating and logs for the open fires.

    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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