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The Chalet

Dalbeattie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1017460)

3.4

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant location, cabin was perfect for us."

    Hotel staff were fantastic - definitely be back!

    Reviewed by DouglasApr 2022

  • "The chalet is sadly neglected and very much in need of attention to make it a worthy holiday."

    The photos do not make it clear that there is no enclosed garden which is misleading. The furniture is as in the photos however its in dire need of updating with bits broken and overall shabby. The sofa has lost its springs. The kitchen has chipped crockery and the uneven floor remains but with lino over the top. Carpets are stained with a really dirty rug. Hard to keep clean with a hoover that barely works. The bed linen was clean and fresh. The biggest difficulty is that the double bed is beyond use almost and sleeping 2 people comfortably not possible. I wanted to cry after a night on it. The mattress needs replacing ASAP. The hotel grounds are pleasant and location excellent. We used the bar twice and restaurant once and on the night we ate the waitress was rude and abrupt and made it clear we were an annoyance by not booking ahead. To be fair she was the only staff member visible but there were very few diners and plenty of space. The Hotel was used by different groups of contractors both nights, who were no bother but gave the impression that they were the mainstay of the hotel (at least off season). Overall I'm really disappointed with the accommodation but really loved the area. With a bit of love and attention it could transform the chalet.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "Firstly . We turned up and found out the bunk bed had not been made up ."

    There was 3 of us , myself sister and mother. Theres 2 double beds and a bunk . It took 4 hours to get the bedding from the hotel , which is next door .. The kitchen floor tiles where all loose , my mother kept falling over them ,shes 86 . I finished up putting gaffer tape down to level it up .. The pictures seem to have been take a few years ago . Eh im not posh i`ve slept in places a goat would not have . Some pictures are misleading , like the massive lawn for the dog .. No no it`s at the side of the hotel ,not fenced ..

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "The location of the chalet was excellent and food at the hotel next door was lovely."

    Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The chalet itself was big enough but very dark and a bit cold. Some lighter paint might have helped brighten things up. There were also a few maintenance issues, for example, the kitchen floor and the wall heaters.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2021

  • "The peace and quiet, close enough to the hotel if you craved company, but far enough away that you didn't need to see anyone."

    The hotel staff were warm and friendly, the food well cooked and reasonably priced. Will gladly return

    Reviewed by PetarJul 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x bunk beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with open fire
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.0 mile, pub on site
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

This cosy, detached lodge is situated next to the owner’s hotel, close to Colvend on Scotland’s delightful Solway Coast.

This quiet hideaway sleeps up to five guests and is in an ideal location for a family break in Scotland.

After a busy day exploring the area, unwind in the cosy living room in front of the fire with a family film for entertainment.

Food can be prepared in the well-stocked kitchen, or if you don’t fancy cooking, head to the hotel for sit down meals and drinks.

There are three comfortable bedrooms at this lodge, including a double, single and bunk room, served by the family bathroom.

The patio area overlooks the flourishing garden and offers a nice spot to sit down as the dogs sniff around the garden.

The village of Colvend offers a well-stocked shop and a seasonal restaurant.

Further afield, a selection of fine amenities can be found in Dalbeattie, or explore the stunning scenery of the Solway Coast, whether it be walking the hills or spending an afternoon on the beach.

The popular tourist spots of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries rest nearby and are well worth visiting.

An inviting wooden lodge, promising a delightful family holiday to this fine part of Scotland.

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About the location

DALBEATTIE

Castle Douglas 6 miles; Kirkcudbright 13.5 miles; Dumfries 14 miles.

The attractive country town of Dalbeattie nestles in the south west of Scotland. The town sits within a wooded valley on the River Urr and provides access to the picturesque Solway Coast with its miles of beaches and pretty fishing villages. Dalbeattie is originally known for its granite quarry, which exported stone all over the world, most notably for the Eddystone Lighthouse and Thames Embankment. Today it is renowned for its outdoor activities with the world famous 7stanes mountain biking complex nearby as well as forest walks in Glentrool, where you can follow in the footsteps of Richard Hannay in The Thirty Nine Steps. Dalbeattie and the surrounding area offer panoramic views of the Solway Firth, the Lake District and the Galloway Hills. A great location, which has something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas