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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 0 - 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:
23 May, 2018


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
  • 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
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , On ground floor with ensuite bathroom
  • 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 4.6857142 based on 70 reviews
East Kilbride , United Kingdom

Overall a most enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Our group of friends have stayed at several houses and this property is one of the best, we have stayed at.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Orroland Lodge. We continuously improve and upgrade the lodge to make it a happy place to visit.
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Lancaster, United Kingdom

Family celebration

  • 5 of 5

We a wonderful weekend. We wandered in the beautiful grounds, played boule on the lawn, drank Prossecco on the patio with a sea view to die for. The Lodge is so large that we never got in each other's way - there was always a quiet corner. Little 4 year old Molly just didn't want to leave! Thank you Alice and William for making our stay so special.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Barbara, it was a pleasure to meet you all and to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. I enjoyed reading your message in the visitors book at the lodge which described how well your weekend had gone. Thank you, William and Alice
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Welshpool, United Kingdom

Excellent family break at Orroland Lodge

  • 4 of 5

This is our third family holiday at Orroland Lodge and, once again, we had a great time. The beach provided week-long interest for the children and the Lodge spacious enough to accommodate all when the weather wasn't great.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
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Harpenden, United Kingdom

Perfect venue for a Burns Night weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at Orroland Lodge. The house is spacious but still really cosy &, on a clear day, the views from the back of the house over the Solway Firth to Whitehaven, are wonderful.

One suggestion: in a house for up to 14 people, perhaps a few more modern en-suite bathrooms would make it even more comfortable.

A real effort was made to make the house welcoming - plenty of logs were provided for the open fire and when there was a problem with the heating & hot water on our second day, it was immediately attended to.

Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: Sylvia, Thank you for your kind remarks about Orroland Lodge. We continue with a continuous programme of improvements to the house and modernisation of bathrooms is high on the list. Our most recent improvements to bathrooms were the additions of the walk-in shower on the ground floor, much appreciated by older guests and those with mobility issues, and the en-suite WC in the super-king room up the back stairs. We're working our way round all six bath/shower rooms :) I'm glad you had a happy celebration. Best wishes, Alice.
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United Kingdom

Shooting house party

  • 5 of 5

We had a very happy and comfortable stay in a beautiful environment. The grounds are very well maintained. The owners are all very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

wonderful location and fantastic space to spread ourselves around

  • 4 of 5

plain old fashioned fun and games. hide and seek took on an extra dimension no cold spots house cosy everywhere

don't think we saw recycling instructions soon enough. big birthday bash so Mrs Kennedy organised a cook for a fabulous meal just everything wonderful and as requested.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Orroland Holiday Cottages
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear about your fun and games time at Orroland Lodge and happy that you enjoyed your visit.
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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

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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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