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Lusa Lodge

Lochanhead near Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1038231)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely week at Lusa Lodge, weather was kind to us as we only had a couple of showers."

    Lodge was great, had everything you might need apart from maybe a hairdryer. But I ha taken my own as it wasn't mentioned in the description. Beautiful views from the patio doors with sheep & cattle visiting daily. Lovely array of wild birds, even had a lesser spotted woodpecker. Situated quite close to Dumfries for shopping etc. Lots of lovely restaurants, the best being the Steamboat Inn, Carsethorn Dumfries. DG2 8DS, a bit more expensive, but well worth it. Also Loch Arthur farmshop & cafe...wonderful place. We'd definitely return to Lusa Lodge if we came back to the area.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed out break and we're already thinking about booking again next year."

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Lusa Lodge was excellent and we had a great stay, had great facilities and equipment and very comfortable beds!"

    The dogs also had a great time in the fully enclosed garden. Beautiful views and lovely walks nearby Will be returning!

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2022

  • "Delightful lodge with everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing week."

    Clean and cosy. Loved sitting out on the veranda looking towards the countryside listening and watching the many birds in the garden. Very central to everything to explore Dumfries and Galloway. Brilliant dog friendly eating places from pubs/tearooms and the local farm shop in Beeswing. So many brilliant walks nearby to enjoy. Owners very approachable and helpful. Looking forward to returning in October as loved our holiday so much so booked to come back again! Highly recommend. 5 stars.

    Thank you so much Lynda. We look forward to welcoming you all back in October. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2022

  • "We really couldnt have asked for more."

    the lodge itself was amazing. clean, tidy and more than enough to keep everyone entertained. the enclosed garden was a huge plus for us as our dog loved just being outside watching the sheep. forest walks right on the doorstep with amazing views. Oh, and perfect wifi which kept the kids happy also. will definately be returning later in the year hopefully

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lusa Lodge."

    The property was cleaned to a very high standard. We had everything we needed. The view from the lodge was beautiful. We really enjoyed the welcome pack and goodies especially the dogs with the doggy treats. If you don't want to go too far there are lovely walks from the Lodge to Mabie Forest and a 5 minute drive to Kissock Forest. We highly recommend staying at Lusa Lodge.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely break."

    We couldn't fault it!

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "It would have been nice to have a dishwasher, when your paying over 700 pounds for a week."

    Please not e there is no recycling bin for these lodges Overall lodge nice and area beautiful

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Really lovely holiday home, the lodge is beautiful and decorated so nicely to make it feel homely and welcoming."

    We loved the cows and sheep who came daily to visit in the back and loved sitting out under the covered decking and just enjoying the peaceful and tranquil location. Our holiday was everything and more that we could of hoped for. We had the best time, and loved every minute.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2021

  • "We love Dumfries and Galloway and wanted a holiday with our elderly, slightly disabled dog in a manageable property."

    Lusa Lodge exceeded our hopes! It's in a lovely spot with countryside and forest views from its fantastic, covered terrace, has two lovely bedrooms, a comfortable lounge and well-equipped kitchen. The entrance porch is useful for ensuring muddy shoes and paws are kept out of the lounge, though we enjoyed glorious weather which enabled us to get out and about as much as we liked. The very helpful and friendly owners responded to emails quickly and have set up their lovely lodge to enable guests to feel comfortable and at home immediately. There's a walk to the forest form the door and although Bertie can't walk terribly far these days, he enjoyed gazing at the sheep in the field off the terrace. This was probably the best holiday home we've ever rented.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "A welcome break for me."

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "The outdoor space for the dogs is great and you will usually get a visit from the animals in the field."

    It’s a peaceful area to relax on holiday. We really enjoyed our stay. The lodge has most of the things that you’ll need during your stay & is kept clean and well looked after.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage/lodge in a great location for exploring Dumfries and Galloway and the solway coast."

    It is great for enjoying walking and mountain biking and much more! Just to be able to cycle/walk into the trails from the lodge is just a dream. Clean, tidy and cozy it had everything we needed. Nice little garden with covered decking area and nice comfortable seats, it is great to sit and enjoy the views and watch nature at its best, cows and their young, a cow may even come up and scratch itself on the fence makes for up close viewing. Amazing. We will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2021

  • "Lovely lodge, has everything you’d need, nice and peaceful, great base to go exploring from, lots to go and do & see, enclosed garden for dogs, we were so lucky it was lovely weather when we were there and could have been doing with a wee fan in the bedrooms ."

    . We had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this lodge

    Reviewed by AlexanderJul 2021

  • "Lovely location, very remote for anyone looking for relax away from a town/city."

    Lodge was great & the garden area for the dog was lovely.

    Reviewed by MegJun 2021

  • "Peaceful location ."

    Overlooking open field with life stock. Nice comfortable accomodation. Would have liked softer pillows in main bedroom. (Take your own towels, ones provided are small for use after shower).

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "Relaxing week not suitable for us older people with no walk in shower and there was problems with the hot water."

    We are glad you had a relaxing week at Lusa Lodge. The lodge is enjoyed by people of all ages and one of the key benefits is the rural, peaceful and tranquil location. The hot water has a boost button as it runs from a tank, rather than a boiler. The button is located in the kitchen and the guest information does explain this. Our contact details are also included so that we can help with any little queries. The shower is over the bath as shown in the description/pictures. Apologies if you missed this when booking. Thanks again for booking our lovely lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Nothing"

    Reviewed by JoyceOct 2020

  • "A very comfortable place to stay and we felt very much at home here as did our dogs."

    Great too return to after our many walks with the dogs every day. Will certainly return next year.

    Reviewed by CameronOct 2020

  • "Beautiful lodge very comfortable well situated for sight seeing"

    Reviewed by AlexanderJul 2020

  • "This is a great lodge in a lovely position."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided. It has the advantage of a covered decking so you can sit outside even if the weather isn't too good. Whilst sat on the decking we saw lots of different types of birds and red dear in the woods opposite. Ideal for a quiet holiday with lots to do nearby if thats what you want.

    Reviewed by RonJul 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking available for two cars
  • Enclosed garden area with decking and outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.7 miles; pub 5.5 miles

The property

Dumfries 6 miles.

Sitting in the magnificent setting of the Scottish Lowlands, you will find the charming Lusa Lodge.

A homely, pet and baby friendly lodge boasting stylish decor and stunning scenery, this accommodation makes the ideal base for families or groups of four who seek an exiting escape to Scotland.

Step inside the welcoming embrace of the hallway and discover a convenient boot room, where you can hang your coats and take off your mud-splattered shoes after an exhilarating walk through countryside.

Admire the rustic charm of the sitting room with its pretty oak features and attractive electric burner (replica stove), as you settle on the plush brown sofa and turn on the TV for a night in.

There are games and books to entertain, or spend the evening enjoying the views and local wildlife.

Wander through to the sociable kitchen/diner and discover a range of handy appliances that lie within the contemporary cabinets, to be used when whipping up a delicious family meal for all to enjoy around the dining table, or even enjoy a takeaway from the many options in Dumfries.

Crack open a bottle of wine and take the evening outdoors to the decking, as you sit peacefully on the outdoor sofas, taking in the beautiful views of luscious green Scotland.

Make your way back inside and retire to the well-decorated double bedroom with a pretty brass bed and delightful checked accessories or escape to the peaceful twin bedroom with crisp white bedding, decorated with traditional tartan bunting and cushions.

Start your day with a luxurious soak in the bathtub or with a rejuvenating wash using the overhead shower in the family bathroom.

When ready to explore the surrounding areas, start with a trip to the nearby town of Dumfries where you can wander the galleries of the local museum and cross the striking Devorgilla Bridge, before absorbing history at famous poet Robert Burns' house.

Hop on the train and head to Castle Douglas to explore the historical Threave Castle and Victorian Gardens, before heading back to Dumfries to see the enchanting Twelve Apostles Stone Circle.

For a memorable trip to Scotland, stay at Lusa Lodge.

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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:

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  • Christmas