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Beltie Lodge

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Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was fine, with only one downside."

    From the info, maps etc, we assumed that we would be able to access the coastal path. In the event the boundary of the property is hermetically sealed and there is a long trek around via the road etc. Pity.

    Reviewed by Hamish5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Only a few teabags and coffee sachets left on arrival so make sure to take some (or will need to buy). We all struggled with the pillows but that could be our personal preference. We felt a comfy sofa in the dining area would have been a great asset as you find yourself drawn to that area due to the views and warmth. We were able to turn the heating up when it was chilly. There was one large king size room and a second double but that was a smaller room, although it was next to the bathroom. The rest of the rooms have single beds. There were plenty of bathrooms to use and decent showers in them. Great fenced garden for our dog and walks from the door. Car port was great addition when unpacking and packing car. Plentiful supply of logs for the wood burner in the living room. Good communication with caretaker, Susan. We had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed our stay at Beltie House (Garden Cottage) and would return when staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday - The setting was beautiful with easy access to beautiful beaches and wonderful countryside ."

    The views from the kitchen were stunning - The garden was large and totally enclosed so great for the dogs to run freely . The house was very comfortable and warm - clean with a small welcome package - the kitchen dining area was perfect for us as a family as we love it when we can all be together during cooking and meal times . The property was quite off the beaten track so perfect for us .The signal was not good for internet access and Tv channels were limited so we watched DVDs and played games and read . The lane leading to the property was full of potholes so caution on approach. . Only a 15 minute drive to Kirkcudbright - a lovely town . All in all a fabulous holiday and we will definitely be booking this property again.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a fabulous Christmas at Beltie Lodge."

    The house was very well appointed, spacious and well equipped. We would like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Dec 2023

  • "Location good for us i."

    E. quiet, rural with a view of the sea. Cottage was very clean and well equipped. Separate utility room and garage were very useful for the cyclists in our family who really enjoyed the various cycle routes around the area. Lots of books and games were appreciated as was the space for members of the family to chill out. We thoroughly recommend the Garden Cottage for a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Rod4.7Sep 2023

  • "Blessed with fine weather, we had a fabulous stay at Beltie Lodge."

    The house was perfect for 10 of us aged from 10-82. The downstairs bathroom was disability-friendly, which made the stay very comfortable for my mum. The kitchen/diner is the show stealer and we spent most time in there. Views to the water from the kitchen window were appreciated by all, as were the starry skies. The enclosed garden is very large, which meant the dog could roam freely and we also managed some garden yoga! We walked to the nearby bays for safe swimming and paddle boarding. The blackberries were out in force and so we picked plenty of those on the way! We also enjoyed the View Point (with local artist Annie's lovely display boards) several times and did some of the smaller 'field walks' from Borgue (maps online). We did not eat out, but had a final evening takeaway from Chen's Kitchen in Kircudbright (20 minute drive away) which was enjoyed by all and was very reasonably priced. The cottage has an interesting history (which we learned from locals in the know) and it has been thoughtfully and very professionally turned into a clean, comfortable and peaceful holiday home. If you are lucky to have good weather as we did, you'll be reluctant to leave.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a perfect house for a large group."

    Our favourite things were the amazing kitchen/dining area which was so bright, with stunning views of the sea. Also the fully enclosed garden was a real winner for us because there was absolutely no chance of our dog escaping. The house is well equipped and is in a perfect location to cycle from the door to the local beaches. There is also a huge storage room/garage which was perfect for keeping bikes. We definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beltie Lodge has been one of our favourite ever holiday homes."

    It's a wonderful house in a fabulous setting. The layout worked so well for our 3 generations, with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms, the communal kitchen/dining area and simple spacious garden. Our 3 grandchildren loved the space - inside and out. The area is beautiful. We have not had to stray to far to find everything we need. Beaches within walking distance, footpaths, pleasant and pretty small towns and appealing countryside. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "We have had a fabulous week in Beltie Lodge."

    The house more than lived up to our expectations, in particular the great location and the stunning kitchen/diner. Everything had been thought of to make our stay as comfortable as possible, and we would be delighted to return at some point to continue exploring this very special corner of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2023

  • "The property is beautiful, and a lovely peaceful place."

    We were 9 people and we practically lived in the kitchen/diner, beautiful and light with views out over the sea, really amazing. The garden, fully enclosed was such a blessing with our two dogs, so we could relax knowing they're not going to do a runner! The only small disappointment, which we soon got over, was that we thought we could walk from the property straight to the water's edge, as the photos on Sykes suggest this to be the case. However there was no access directly. The layout of the bathrooms with the bedrooms is fine for one big family, but for 4 couples sharing it would have been useful to have known in advance that there are no en-suites. I've booked through Sykes before, and must say that for group planning purposes, it would be useful if a layout of the house, especially for bedrooms/bathrooms were included. We all really, really enjoyed our time in your beautiful house, and other than an additional large French press, we had want for nothing! We are very grateful for the fantastic location, the facilities and Susan was a delight. We loved our stay, so thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Heidi4.7May 2023

  • "Hi, this is the only cottage we have booked twice in 20 years of hiring cottages ..."

    Hi, this is the only cottage we have booked twice in 20 years of hiring cottages and would book it again in the future, it is always spotlessly clean and the garden is perfect for our dogs thank you

    Reviewed by Alun4.4Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable house for our party of 10."

    Adequate parking for 4 cars. Wonderful walled garden for our grandchildren - and the dog! The drying cupboard in the large storeroom didn't seem to work too well, but, as we were lucky enough to have only one wet day, this wasn't a problem for us. Everything else was just grand! The appearance of a newt from the drain of the accessible shower was a highlight - we returned the little fellow to the nearby burn.

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We met as a family group from different households aged from 4 months to 72 years old just before Christmas and this was an ideal place."

    With short days and some stormy weather we enjoyed the wide open space in the kitchen/dining area with lovely views of crashing waves and a couple of sunsets and a table large enough to play games, build Lego etc while preparing a Christmas dinner and other meals for which there were plenty of cooking utensils and dishes.We then cosied up around the log fire in the sitting room in the evening. The place was spotless with plenty of permutations for bedrooms and alternative small spaces to get away from it all if required. Despite the weather we enjoyed our walks. Only downside if you want to stream programmes is that the WiFi is not very fast; ok for checking e-mails and basic web browsing etc. Would love to come back in the summer but its fully booked! Surprise, surprise.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beltie Lodge is a brilliant house for a family get together."

    We had three generations there who enjoyed a lovely large garden for games and what a view from the large kitchen diner! Beds, bedding, towels and plenty of lovely bathrooms with showers. In the kitchen everything you needed to prepare food for a big family only wee moan would be a dripping tap(we had left one at home doing the same) but hardly a problem. Lovely welcome pack and lots of other wee extras that made this a weeks holiday we will not forget and in a beautiful area. Thank you

    Thanks for the review and delighted that you had a good week. (The plumber has been called to sort the tap out. ) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lillian4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property, sympathetically renovated and upgraded - the kitchen/dining/garden room is stunning and definately the 'centre' of the house."

    Some things on the walls would help soften the acoustics as it was a bit difficult for those with hearing aids; four generations in our group. The walled garden is a great safe space for little ones to play.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was amazing, but the main shower near the garage, the drain struggled to take away the water, the water was upto your ankles."

    Baby frogs were getting in through a gap in the corner of the right hand door near dresser. They were cute but nearly got stood on. Would be handy if there was 1 more bin liner for free standing bin. Holiday was still great though. Thanks

    We are sorry about the frogs - just a consequence of being in a remote rural area with wildlife on the doorstep. The drains we will get checked out though and sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beltie Lodge is a beautiful house and the garden and views are fantastic."

    It was great for all our family; everyone from 76 to 6 had a great holiday. The kitchen/diner was the best we have ever seen in a holiday house and we have been coming up to Dumfries and Galloway for nearly 40 years. The store room was a great surprise and there is a bbq and lots of outdoor games in it. We have already booked for 2023 and looking forward to it.

    Very glad you enjoyed your time at the property. We try our best to provide everything for fabulous multi-generational family holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beltie Lodge, or Garden Cottage as it is known locally, is a delightful house set in an idyllic location on the coast."

    It is extremely comfortable and the caretakers have gone to lengths to implement robust COVID mitigation measures. Our party comprised three families with two dogs and the house easily accommodated us all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and, consequently, I would gladly recommend this property.

    Alison OmandApr 2022

  • "Fabulous house which suited our needs perfectly."

    Children adults and dog had a ball. Great kitchen with high quality equipment and extremely well appointed. Only one small criticism! The shower on the upper floor would benefit from a shelf to hold toiletries. Difficult for my husband to bend to retrieve soap, shampoo etc. Susan was a gem. Very helpful and informative. The provision of a BBQ enhanced our stay during a beautiful week weatherwise Thank you for letting us enjoy the house in such a lovely location.

    Lorraine BellJul 2021

  • "Great house, location and surrounding area."

    Thanks for a great stay. The dining kitchen area worked perfectly with kids, as did the big enclosed garden. Hope to be back someday...

    Taco JanszOct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at this beautiful property!"

    We are a family of 12 - 8 adults and 4 children. The house was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, situated in a stunning location! Susan was very helpful and provided us with information on the local area and with ideas on how to keep 4 children entertained! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend

    Ashleigh EwingJan 2020

  • "Beltie Lodge was perfect for our three-generation family holiday (with dog."

    ) The setting was secluded , with beautiful views which changed every day with the weather.The large kitchen-dining area provided a great space for our family meals, with a dresser full of crockery, a huge drawer of cutlery and almost everything we needed to cook large meals. We were a little sad the breakfast bar seats weren’t there, as pictured on the web site! The kids (9-14yrs) took over the TV in the mezzanine area and it was great for them to have their own spread-out area. I think we all struggled somewhat with the lack of decent wi-fi, but managed to identify the key spots in the house when we needed, and it did mean the kids spent more time in the garden! Having a piano was a real bonus and was well-used over the week. We spent every evening in the cosy sitting room, watching the TV or playing board games (and occasionally falling out!) We tried the drying cupboard in the boot room but it didn’t really provide any effective heat. A washing basket and drying rack would have been useful. We all agreed we would love to stay in Beltie Lodge again.

    J HallSep 2019

  • "Fabulous property."

    This house is in a great location. This was not our first visit to the area so we were aware of the many activities on offer. It’s clear the house has undergone a complete renovation and to a very high standard. It’s a great space for a large family group. The kitchen dining area is especially good and proved to be the central point of the house for us. It was a pleasure to cook in a kitchen which felt like a home from home, with plenty of good quality utensils, cutlery and crockery. Something which is usually lacking in holiday rentals. The piano, and mezzanine with sofa and tv were great for the kids to have their own space. All the showers were brilliant. The drying cupboard and area for wet gear was ideal, considering the Scottish weathers unpredictability. This house really made our holiday. Highly recommended.

    Christine LangeAug 2019

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x super king-size, 1 x king-size, 2 x twins
  • Two ground-floor wet rooms with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground Floor bathroom with handheld shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining conservatory
  • Sitting room
  • Storage room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, food processor
  • HD LED TV with Freeview, TV with DVD player, BluRay player, selection of DVDs, games cupboard with selection of board games, books and maps, piano
  • Fuel, logs for fire and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stair gates
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed gardens to three sides with lawns, patio area and garden furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.1 miles, pub 3.6 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rental, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

The property

Borgue 3.6 miles.

Formerly a gardener’s cottage, Beltie Lodge near Borgue in Dumfries and Galloway, has been carefully and comprehensively refurbished to offer holiday accommodation that is ideal for families and large gatherings.

The property exudes elegance with a bright and spacious interior which is both warm and inviting to its visitors.

The welcoming sitting room has ample, comfy seating centred around a gorgeous woodburning stove, conjuring up images of relaxing evenings spent snuggled in front of the fire catching up with loved ones and enjoying quality holiday time together.

Step into the spacious open-plan kitchen and dining conservatory and the floor-to-ceiling windows help to showcase the impressive views to the sea and beyond.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped for even the keenest of cooks to rustle up a delicious meal so why not make the most of the wonderful produce available on the doorstep?

The expansive table in the dining conservatory shows off the views from the feature windows perfectly and this is the spot where long, relaxing family meals will be had while the light and weather atmospherically change outside.

If the weather allows then throw open the doors and step onto the patio area outside and indulge in some time alfresco eating and drinking in the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful corner of Scotland while children and/or dogs can run around safely in the enclosed gardens.

The configuration of the property ensures that there is a bedroom for every combination of guests with two ground-floor bedrooms and wet rooms offering the ultimate in easy access and a further four bedrooms upstairs including a super king-size, a king-size and two twins along with a first-floor shower room.

Waking up here is a delight and there is so much to see and do nearby you’ll want to be up bright and early.

The area is known for its wealth of art galleries, workshop and craft shops so you won’t have to travel to find one and there is also an abundance of wildlife.

If you want to get on your bike then the region is known for its downhill biking routes including the Seven Stanes course at Dalbeattie and Mabie Forest is a short distance.

Other points of interest in the region include the Galloway Forest Park and the Dark Skies Park and for little (and big!) children, the Cream of Galloway ice cream centre and adventure park is a must-visit and just a short drive is Laggan Outdoor Centre.

The possibilities are endless with a visit to Beltie Lodge offering guests a wonderful holiday home in the perfect setting.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00938-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kirkcudbright 5 miles; Dumfries 32 miles.

The quaint hamlet of Borgue has a pub and is situated five miles south west of Kirkcudbright. The historic and picturesque town of Kirkcudbright sits on the banks of the tidal waters of the River Dee, on the north Solway shore. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, giving it status to trade with ports outside Scotland, Kirkcudbright has always been supported by a busy fishing trade. Behind this working harbour, its wide streets and pastel coloured houses, a mix of Georgian villas and Victorian townhouses, make for a very attractive town centre, complete with the ruined McLellan's Castle. Also worth a visit is the interesting Stewartry Museum, housing a collection of assorted items representing the life and times on the Solway coast. Kirkcudbright is also known as the artists' town, established by Edward Hornel in the late nineteenth century and still the case today, with a fine collection of art galleries, crafts, cafés and antique shops. The area offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with attractive coastal landscapes and plenty to offer the whole family.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rental, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter