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

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,359 sq. ft.
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:
21 September, 2017


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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4359 sq. ft.
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


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Elegant house overlooking the sea on an estate full of wonders to explore
average rating of 4.7213116 based on 61 reviews
Blackburn, United Kingdom

First visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to this lovely large house , bags of room for everyone

Well equipped kitchen , we liked the aga , huge comfy lounge , with log fires

Set in very private grounds away from the maddening crowds , but near enough to local towns , coffee shops & restaurants !

The weather was mainly kind so we enjoyed sittting out on the terrace enjoying the sea view

The whole family would return , perhaps for longer , a week seems a bit short for such a nice peaceful place

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Peter it was a pleasure to meet you, and we are so pleased you enjoyed Orroland Lodge. We welcome bookings of any length of stay for much of the year, so hopefully you'll be able to return for longer next time.
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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: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Robert, we're delighted with your glowing review. We're investigating what's needed to extend the wifi connection from most of the house to all areas of it.
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Leicester, United Kingdom

13th year at Orroland- need I say more!!

  • 4 of 5

We (family and friends) have been going to Orroland for 13 years and have just booked for next year. Our eldest grandchildren were 5 years when we went the first time and are still keen at 18 years! Orroland is a unique and special place, we rarely go off site and spend our days playing badminton, cricket, rounders, archery, crabbing on the beach, kayaking, running, skipping ( we have some fitness fanatics), playing pool and generally relaxing. We all have busy lives and this is our catch-up and chill out time.All 14 of us are looking forward to next year and are hoping to add more friends in Cutlars lodge.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to read your review and also to have met you all year after year – watching your families grow and you enjoying all Orroland Lodge has to offer. Best wishes, Alice
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom

A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the Lodge for a week with friends for a celebration. We were warmly welcomed with a cake! Orroland is such a beautiful picturesque setting. The weather was kind to,us and we were able to enjoy all of the gardens as well as the shoreline. We ate in at times making the most of the well sized kitchen and the Aga. We also had an exceptional chef for a special meal on one occasion in the enormous dining room. The bedrooms are spacious, many having an en suite facilities just next door. A showere is each of them would be an added bonus. There is plenty storage facilities with a boot room which is handy for humans and dogs, an extra utility room and a second small kitchen area. Plenty of fridges and washing/drying facilities. We all commented on how homely the Lodge was. We felt relaxed and at ease. The owners were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble they certainly wanted us to enjoy it all - and we did, the dogs especially enjoyed it. The grounds are just marvellous. So well kept.

I would recommend this most strongly to anyone wanting a peaceful setting which is not too remote from places to visit- there are many.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Isabel, what a pleasure it is to have a party like yours who appreciate everything we try to put in place for your enjoyment and comfort. We also try and implement guests' hints and use these to upgrade the house all the time. Come back soon!
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Cupar, United Kingdom

Family catch up

  • 4 of 5

What a fabulous weekend we had at orroland lodge. The location of the house is fantastic for large family gatherings and with our dogs and kids able to run free it was the perfect location. The beach hut is fantastic addition and we spent all of Saturday afternoon relaxing in the sun with everyone. The only thing that would be a great addition is more showers, with 14 adults, only having three showers was a bit of a nuisance. Other than that we had a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Ruth, thank you for your review. It is very satisfying to hear how you enjoyed your stay at Orroland Lodge. We have taken note of your hint re adding more than 3 showers to the mix in the 6 bath/shower rooms available. Thank you and best wishes, Alice
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Dumfries , United Kingdom

Mum and Dad's Diamond Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful relaxing and sunny, sunny weekend. Everything went to plan and the whole family enjoyed every minute. House had everything we needed and was amazing. Great walks and plenty to keep the children occupied. Everyone wondering when we going back!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Jane, it was such a pleasure to see you all enjoying yourselves and all we offer at Orroland. You are certainly welcome back any time! Alice
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Prices & Availability

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  • 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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