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Roe Deer Lodge

(Ref. 934255)

Castlewigg near Whithorn, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Peacefull comfortable situated near beautiful beaches lochs woodland."

    Everything for home from home considered freindly helpful neighbours on site.

    Thanks for your kind review . Whithorn and the local area are beautiful places. You are welcome back anytime. Regards Catherine Murdoch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2024

  • "When we arrived at the park we couldn’t believe how lovely and clean the lodge was, so lovely situated and couldn’t have wished for a better lodge, with everything you needed to enjoy a fantastic rest, with birds singing and a fantastic friendly park, you couldn’t rate this anything but a 5 star recommendation."

    Thanks so much for your lovely review and for leaving the lodge so clean and tidy. You are welcome back anytime. Kindest regards Catherine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "I am a smoker."

    there is a good bit of shelter from rain & wind & a gate so my dog could mess around on the veranda , lovely area for driving around & good pub food also dog friendly especialy the harbour inn at garlieston, good comfortable lodge.

    Glad you had an enjoyable stay. Dumfries and Galloway is a lovely part of Scotland. Regards Catherine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Sep 2023

  • "Got exactly what we all needed."

    A nice break away from our working lives and being able to relax in an extremely comfortable and beautiful lodge. More than enough space for my wife and I as well as our 16 year old son and 12 year old daughter and black Labrador. Picturesque towns a short drive away with all essentials catered for. Would highly recommend this property and Scotland in general, a beautiful place to recharge your batteries.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. The lodge was left in an immaculate condition, which was very much appreciated. You are welcome back anytime to this peaceful part of Scotland. Best wishes Catherine Murdoch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice place, very well equipped, a little tired in places."

    Even with the blinds down and cutains drawn in the bedroom it was still very bright at sunrise. As specified its a quiet site which I'd looked for, but found this a bit too isolated. A shop within walking distance would have been nice. All in all it was a comfortable base to visit other places.

    Thanks for your comments. There are shops in Whithorn, which is a 5 minute car drive away. Glad you had enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.4Aug 2023

  • "Just returned from a 3 night stay at Roe Deer Lodge was a beautiful property very comfortable very quiet site in a beautiful area would highly recommend we had a lovely relaxing stay just what was needed."

    Would definitely book to stay again.So very glad I found this Heather

    Thank you for your lovely review and for leaving the lodge so tidy. Glad you had a relaxing stay .You are most welcome to return anytime. Best wishes Catherine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "The location is lovely."

    Unfortunately our hearts sank when we saw the caravan next door's motorhome parked a foot away from the side lounge window of the lodge. There was a really nice view from the decking of the fields to the left, but obliterated by the motorhome. The decking of the lodge was covered in dog hair and bird droppings, and a broken pot by the French doors also covered in bird droppings. The lodge has obviously been lovely at one time, but has an air of neglect about it, frayed curtains, dirty blinds and window ledges, fluff and dust behind the bathroom door, the oven and toaster were filthy, the kitchen cupboards dirty, especially the one under the sink. Utensil rack on the wall ingrained with grease. Dog hairs stuck to the valance on the double bed. No bedside lamp. Personal items, presumably the owner's, in cupboards and drawers, even shoes and socks in one of the bedroom drawers. Despite the property being advertised as having central heating the handbook stated that there is a fire in the lounge and a portable heater, and not to touch the controls of the boiler. All in all a total disappointment, made worse by the lack of attention to cleanliness.

    Very suprised to read your review. You did not contact Sykes or myself during your stay to investigate/discuss your issues ,and remedy any problem. 1. The lodge does have central heating. It is timed to come on at 8am and 8pm,even though it is summer. There is also additional heating in the form of a fire in the living room and a portable oil radiator. 2.We are in a rural area and the swallows nest in our eves.Most guests enjoy the presence of these beautiful birds and the deck area is cleaned with every changeover. 3.The deck has a lovely view even with a car parked.There are 6 windows other than the side window overlooking the deck and view. 4. Although our lodge is pet friendly we have had consistently high scores for our cleanliness. You seem to be the anomaly here. 5. Totally disagree with your issue regarding toaster and oven as I personally cleaned the lodge after your stay and both were clean. 6.Mr and Mrs Marshall who stayed after you ,were so impressed by our (lovely lodge) and I quote, that they left a thank you card. 7 . The only personal item we leave in the lodge is the guitar for the use and pleasure of our guests. The shoes in the cupboard were from previous guests and we are awaiting instructions on how to return them. A very perturbed Catherine Murdoch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary1.9Jun 2023

  • "A lovely lodge in a quiet park, great for r&r"

    Thanks for your positive review Glad you had a enjoyable stay. Regards Catherine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location for peace and quiet and exploring the surrounding ding area."

    Lodge was better than expected and had everything we needed, except a measuring hug! The pictures don’t do it justice, very clean and tidy. Park is small and no entertainment that we could see, so definitively not for young kids.

    Thanks for your lovely review. I will check in regards to measuring jug . It is a very peaceful site. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes Catherine Murdoch Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely lodge on a small site."

    We had a great week of peace and relaxation, just what was needed after a horrible year. Beds and settee really comfy and the lodge itself has everything you need. The dark starry sky was fabulous, I’ve never seen so many stars - I wish I’d had a telescope!

    So glad you had a lovely stay. Whithorn is a dark sky zone, so you have a fabulous view of the stars. Thanks for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean very relaxing !"

    Beautiful site and excellently maintained can't fault anything ..

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. Hopefully you will return, you would be most welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a find we found in Roe Deer Lodge, from swallows nesting at the side of the lodge to the peaceful setting around, what was there not to like."

    The owners had tastefully decorated the lodge with all the home comforts you would need. The surprise was the large shower unit - delightfully big for the size of the lodge. We had only booked for 4 nights but will be back again - it's an ideal location to explore and we did, although I would warn other avid readers on this as I succumbed to buying 10 books in my venture into Wigtown! Thank you too for the welcome pack - the snowballs were delicious!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully the swallows will be back next year,they are gorgeous birds. Thanks for leaving the lodge so clean and tidy. You are all welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed for a week in June and enjoyed the lodge and its peaceful location so much that we stayed on for an extra week."

    Can highly recommend the lodge. We have a little dog and the large decked area was perfect for her and there was a good dog walking area close by. Good sized main bedroom and 2 single rooms one a good size the other small but perfectly usable. Comfy couches in the lounge area and a good shower room.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and your little dog had a lovely holiday too. Thanks for the positive review. You are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Jun 2022

  • "My husband and I, decided to go for a weeks vocation along with my little dog, to the perfect place of relaxation."

    which i would strongly recommend. It was of excellence from start to finish, Roe Deer Lodge was magnificent , surrounding areas, Including Whithorn, and Isle of Whithorn, Galloway Astronomy ,my Centre, Port William, St Ninians, Stunning Scenery and wildlife all around. Just perfect , We Will Definitely, book again in the near Future,

    Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you both had an enjoyable holiday and some gorgeous weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining are and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Front decking with furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Off-road parking next to the lodge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles, beach 5 miles
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the decking, please take care
  • Note: No children under 5

The property

Whithorn 1.5 miles.

This charming, detached lodge, Roe Deer Lodge, rests in a quiet holiday park in Castlewigg near Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.

Surrounded by the quaint countryside of the Machars Peninsula and offering ground-floor living, Roe Deer Lodge is a relaxing base for a family of four wanting to explore this part of Scotland.

Climb the steps and make your way inside the pleasant open-plan living space, where the sitting area offers ample seating for you to curl up on whilst enjoying a film on the Smart TV.

Continue to the kitchen, where the foodie of the group will be happy to find everything they need within the sleek, wooden cabinets; the space also hosts a washing machine, meaning there's no need to stray far to keep your things fresh!

When dinner is served, get together around the dining table and tuck into a tasty meal; crack open a bottle of wine and make a toast to this lovely break, you are on holiday after all!

When the day winds to a close, enjoy a well-earned rest in the king-size bedroom, whilst extra guests or little ones can choose from two single rooms.

The bedrooms rest close to a handy shower room, where a double walk-in shower offers you an energising rinse in the morning.

The sunny decking is ideal for those summer afternoons, where you can sit back with a cold beverage and take in the delightful countryside.

Drive a short distance south to Whithorn, where you can stop for a pint at the Railway Inn or enjoy food from their newly opened pub, grab any essentials from the local Costcutter, before touring the fascinating Whithorn Priory & Museum.

You will also finds Swallows Threatre, Scotland's smallest theatre, nearby.

Further away rests Wigtown, where the fantastic Wigtown & Bladnoch Golf Club, the nature reserve of Wigtown Bird Hide and the scenic plains of Southfield Park can be found.

Venture onwards to Newton Stewart, where you can visit the local museum, try your hand at mountain biking at the nearby 7Stanes: Kirrochtree or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Cree.

During your stay you will be fortunate enough to rest close to Monreith Animal World, where you can meet a range of fascinating animals, the enchanting St Ninian's Cave, along with the vast Galloway Forest Park, just to name a few, whilst the beach is just five miles away.

Make the most of the delights of Dumfries and Galloway from the marvellous Roe Deer Lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Castlewigg 2 miles; Wigtown 10.5 miles; Newton Stewart 17 miles.

The former Royal Burgh of Whithorn on the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway is renowned for having the first recorded Christian church is Scotland. Built by St Ninian around 397, the site of the Candida Casa, or White/Shining House, is now home to the parish church. The area of Whithorn is rich in history and is also home to a medieval priory and an archaeological site. The distinctive shape of Whithorn, with its spacious central area and narrow entrance-ways of elegant Georgian houses, displays its medieval heritage. The Machars and Rhins of Galloway are also home to spectacular gardens, a result of the Gulf Stream and mild climate. Logan Botanic Gardens, the Aldouran Wetland and the spectacular gardens of Castle Kennedy are all a must see. To the north of the Machars are the Galloway Hills, offering walking to all levels as well as world class mountain biking. Golf, fishing and wildlife spotting are well catered for and the sandy beaches of Monrieth, Garlieston, and along the whole of Luce Bay will delight any visitor.

Note: This property doesn't accept children under the age of 5

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas