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Kestrel Lodge

Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 989531)


(23 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, cosy, comfortable little cabin with beautiful surroundings and entertaining animal and bird neighbours."

    We wanted to live in it

    Reviewed by RodJun 2022

  • "A very good lodge which was very comfortable with excellent views over fields with sheep and lambs, cows and calves and plenty of woldlife."

    There are many walks nearby as well and the lovely town of Dalbettie and the city of Dumfries very near - an excellent position. The shower did not work (or we could not work out how to work it. The 4:30pm entrance and 9:00am departure were complications in arriving and , more so, departing.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Kestrel Lodge is in a very quiet, peaceful, beautiful location, very rural."

    The lodge has everything you will need for a wonderful stay. There are not any shops near to the lodge so I would advise doing a food shop on your way to the lodge.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at kestrel lodge."

    Very well equipped and safe for the dog as enclosed. Many homely touches . Would book again. Just wish there were recycle bins at the site.

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2022

  • "Lovely lodge a little cold when we got there and no instructions for turning on ..."

    Lovely lodge a little cold when we got there and no instructions for turning on fire but owner got back to us very quickly lovely girl After that it was a lovely stay superb location friendly neighbours lovely walks would come again x

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2022

  • "Lovely and clean."

    Has everything you need for a break away. Nice walks around and short drive to dumfries I would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2021

  • "Lovely warm cosy stay."

    We were very happy with the place and it has a nice view. It was very clean - many thanks for that. Fantastic weather helped. Please remove the reference to a bus stop in the instructions on how to find the place - there isn't one!

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "Very compact would not recommend for 4 adults"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Loved everything!"

    Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2021

  • "Quiet small site, no amenities on site, but the lodge was well equipped."

    All you needed was nearby, along with the beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by JoyceJun 2021

  • "Our stay was everything we hoped for, specifically in these times."

    Quiet, cosy, tranquil, beautiful walks and views and the lodge was very well equipped, it had everything we needed. Booking of the lodge was very straight-forward and the information about the lodge, i.e. directions, how to gain entry, etc was very easily relayed to us and easy to follow. No requirement to contact anyone with any queries, issues, etc.

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kestrel Lodge and would return in the future to continue to explore this lovely part of Scotland."

    The lodge was very comfortable and we were kept entertained by the regular visitors at the bird feeder, it was lovely to see a nuthatch one evening. The farm shop at Beeswing had everything we needed for the week and the cafe was a great place for coffee and cake out in the sunshine. The break was just what we were wanting and we felt that the owner had made the lodge as safe as possible.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "The lodge was lovely and everything we needed was provided!"

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2020

  • "The pictures don't do the place justice."

    It's just spot on. We needed a peaceful, relaxing break after several months of lockdown and it delivered in every way. The outside seating area looks onto a field full of sheep and cows. Listening to them along with a plethora of birds from the hedgerow was just perfect. The accomodation was outstanding. Every need was catered for and it felt like home from home. We can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "The picture does not truly show the lovely views from the kitchen and lounge."

    The lodge overlooks a field with sheep and cows and there are numerous types of birds that can be viewed from the comfort of the lodge.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely time, the lodge had everything we needed, we received good communication re arrival / directions etc The enclosed garden area is ideal for."

    The dog.

    Reviewed by JaneyJul 2020

  • "The lodge is in the most idea place, if you want to totally chill out."

    You can either sit on decking and watch the cows/sheep in the field, who’s antics make you smile. Or watch all the wonderful birds just sitting on the hedge and bushes..or if you fancy being energetic there’s the walks all around. We had a good few days of rain, but there’s still lots to see through the patio doors...TV.....never watched it....too busy looking out!! Because of coved 19 we were wary to go self catering, but we need not have worried, all precautions had been taken by owners, the lodge was immaculate, and so welcoming, we need not have worried. Can’t wait to revisit.

    Reviewed by AudreyJul 2020

  • "Everything you need is catered for."

    It's just as good for a winter break as a summer holiday. It's been our second visit this year, and I'm sure we'll be back next year.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2019

  • "Loved Kestral Cottage."

    It is in a quiet area, comoact accommodation but adequate for tge average family. Situated just outside Dumfries it offers calm and relaxing holiday a chance to get away but close enough to various attractions so as.not to be boring. Very clean and well kept beds were comfortable and tge cottage was warm. Will probably book again for next year.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2019

  • "Fabulous! Lovely sized, well equipped, very peaceful even when the local wildlife tries peeking through the hedge to you."

    Highly recommend if you’ve a dog as enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by SamOct 2019

  • "Everything you need is there to make your stay as comfortable as possible."

    The site was as central as it could be for visiting castles, ruins, beaches, and so much more. The garden has a cow field adjacent to it. Even though we come from a fairly rural town, we all were kept entertained by them. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2019

  • "The accommodation was clean well equipped and welcoming."

    Close to Dumfries and other local sites. I would recommend this cottage to others as a place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

    Reviewed by AlexanderAug 2019

  • "The lodge and location are great."

    we really enjoyed our stay. The only thing I had to do was move the microwave off the fridge onto the work surface as my 5' wife had trouble reaching it and she forgot her high heels

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron with ironing board, TV with Freeview, a selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front decking area
  • BBQ available
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.6 miles and pub 5.3 miles

The property

Kestrel Lodge is an excellent lodge, situated a ten minute drive away from Dumfries, in the stunning countryside of Dumfries and Galloway.

The lodge is on a good plot with views across to countryside fields and woodland.

With private and quiet surroundings offering ample storage for outdoor equipment.

The front door leads into a spacious hallway, where you can kick off you boots and coats and step into the open-plan living space.

The lounge is a small area, with a sofa and two chairs situated around the TV.

A place where you can relax after a long day sightseeing.

Adjacent to this is a cosy sitting area with seating for four people.

Gather around and enjoy a lovely family meal, or take advantage of the provided books and use this as a quiet space to read.

The kitchen has ample preparation space for making a delicious home cooked meal, with all the appliances you could need on-hand.

Towards the rear of the lodge are two bedrooms: one double and one twin, ideal for small families or a group of friends.

With a family bathroom offering a bath and shower over, so you can prepare for your day in style.

There is a set of patio doors in the sitting room which lead out to a decking area with a view of the countryside and plenty of wildlife to watch.

Binoculars provided for keen birdwatchers.

Sit out and enjoy the morning countryside air with a cup of tea and watch the sunrise.

This is also a great place for stargazing on a clear night with a hot cocoa as there is little light pollution.

Kestrel Lodge is in an ideal location with three of the 7-stanes mountain bike tracks easily accessible from the lodge (you can store your bikes in the shed or some sites offer bike rental), Mabie is just a 10 minutes drive, Dalbeattie is a 14 minutes drive and Ae is 18 minutes drive.

Caerlaverock Castle, a beautiful 13th century castle with a surrounding moat and cafe serving tasty treats and The Solway Coast a beautiful scenic coastline are both only a 25 minute drive away.

A whisky distillery that offers tours, an outdoor activity centre which is host to one of Europes longest zip wires and Mabie Farm Park, a family fun farm park with lots of activities for both the young and old including donkey rides, pet feeding and go karts are all nearby.

The location is also home to many beautiful walking and cycling routes.

Dumfries town centre has a range of local shops for browsing, and pubs and restaurants for fine food along with a large shopping centre and supermarkets for all your grocery needs.

There is also a Tourist Information Centre with very helpful staff to help you enjoy your holiday.

Kestrel Lodge is the perfect property for a peaceful holiday in the countryside amongst nature but is close enough to all local amenities.

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About the location


Castle Douglas 18 miles; Gretna 30 miles; Kirkcudbright 40 miles; Lake District National Park 50 miles;

Known as the Queen of the South, Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh and is the largest town in south west Scotland. It lies close to the mouth of the River Nith as it opens into the Solway Firth. Its origins are mysterious and are believed to involve at various times the ancient Romans, St Ninian and there is evidence of King Arthur having fought battles in the area. It is also held that Malcolm Canmore and William the Conqueror met here in the 11th century and William Wallace pursued the English through the surrounding Nith valley 200 years later. Robert the Bruce killed his rival John Comyn in the Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries and Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in the town for a few days in the mid 18th century and the poet Robert Burns moved to Dumfries in 1791 and staying until his death five years later. Today Dumfries is a bustling popular town with much to offer the visitor. Its location makes it ideal for exploring the coastline with its sandy beaches and rocky inlets to the Galloway Hills and Ae forest offering superb walking and cycling on the famous 7 stanes trails. Visit stunning Caerlaverock Castle and Nature Reserve or indulge in some high octane excitement with the Scottish Rally based in Dumfries each summer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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