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Moyle Lodge

(Ref. 1124719)

Dalbeattie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, nice surroundings Very peaceful On the negative side it needs a bit of maintenance taps loose, and needs a bit of a spring clean ie crockery and cutlery and glassware need attention."

    Having said that I would definitely recommend the cabin and hope to re visit next year.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Apr 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at Moyle Cottage."

    It was beautifully quiet and peaceful and the cottage had all the amenities we could have wanted. Lovely location and the Shetland ponies in the neighbouring field were a plus for the kids! Great walks in the forest from the doorstep and we also managed several 8km trail runs too.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great holiday at Moyle Lodge but the pictures need to be updated to take account of the other lodges now next door as while we were there they were empty it has put us of rebooking as they were too close if there are guests staying in the other lodge."

    It has everything required and is a great place stay for dog owners,

    Reviewed by David3.1Mar 2024

  • "We had a good stay , very quiet at the time ."

    Good walks from the door . My son enjoyed that . Overall really good . the only gripe was in the pictures it shows you have a empty field at the side of you , but theres been 3 lodges built at the side about 20 feet away ,. Luckily these was empty when we was there . built to close if you ask me . Bit intrusive .. But overall good trip . Shops 5 mins away ..

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Mar 2024

  • "Great cozy cabin amazing location could not fault it and appreciated all the ..."

    Great cozy cabin amazing location could not fault it and appreciated all the extras our dog Ruby loved it to will certainly recommend and would hope to stay again Thanks Graham & Lorraine

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a place, felt like home from home and Bea Dogg also really loved the place."

    Waking up to the birds tweeting and nothing else to having a coffee on the porch it was a fantastic place and will definitely be coming back!

    So glad you enjoyed it Ethan, your very welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay, lodge was warm, spacious, very well equipped and stylish, with big comfy sofa for curling up on!"

    The owners had left lots of yummy treats for us which was very thoughtful. The walks from the lodge were fantastic, you could walk for miles on the forest tracks without meeting a soul, bliss. Access was excellent, it's just outside town and we'll placed for exploring the area, and the dark skies made for beautiful stargazing too. A very enjoyable week!

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope Bear enjoyed it too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Jan 2024

  • "Stayed for the Christmas week and when we arrived we was blown away , the lodge ..."

    Stayed for the Christmas week and when we arrived we was blown away , the lodge was decorated tastefully and with lovely extras for a relaxing Christmas , we didn’t have the best of weather but we can’t change that , the forest at the back has lovely walks all marked routes for directions , took our two Cockerpoo’s and they loved it , highly recommend we will defiantly go again

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and would love to see you back again anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Once again we absolutely loved our stay at Moyle lodge!"

    Such a beautiful peaceful place. The owners of this property go above and beyond to help with anything needed along with leaving a gorgeous hamper for our arrival. We were greeted with some lovely Christmas treats this year along with treats for the dogs and a hamper. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas this year which really helped keep the Christmas spirit going. Local shops and take aways are literally five minutes away, along with a Tesco that’s only a ten minute drive. If you drive ten minutes down the road you also have a gorgeous beach with lots of parking. Behind the lodge is and amazing walk or cycle route through the woods which is a lovely peaceful outing, that takes you along to a cafe to suit all needs. We were always fortunate to look out the window and the bunnies and Shetland ponies every morning which the kids loved. Honestly can’t fault any part of this lodge at all. We will be booking again for next year and look forward to visiting and seeing yous again. Thank you for a beautiful stay once again. Lauren & Lee

    Thankyou very much for your lovely feedback. Glad to know we're getting it right and look forward to welcoming you back anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "Once again we enjoyed our stay at Moyle Lodge The welcome pack was a lovely touch!"

    our dogs absolutely love it here, with the walks in the woods right on the door step, this place has everything and we will certainly be booking our return. Carole, William, Pixie & Bobby

    Reviewed by William4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in Moyle Lodge The property had everything we needed and the location was perfect for walks in Dalbeattie forest and trips to the coast We will definitely be back as our dog insists We return as soon as possible!"

    Nearly forgot to mention the welcome pack was brilliant a real taste of Scotland

    thankyou for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely hidden gem just 5 mins from dalbeattie right on the 7 stanes bike track everything u need in lodge to problems"

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and cosy lodge, with good heating and kitchen facilities."

    The owner left some lovly welcome items which were, well, very welcome! Pet and baby were well catered for - thank you. A couple of very small points were the sticking front door and the TV didn't always work (signal and internet connection may have been the issue and the TV remote 'select button' also turns the fire on by msitake!) These were small issues and didn't detract from a great stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely warm cosy Chalet for a perfect peaceful week away."

    We loved it. Xx

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Moyle Lodge."

    The lodge was a joy to stay in, very cute & lots of nice touches for the 2 legged and the 4 legged. Everything you could need was there, we found the beds very comfy and the shower was good. The location was great, could walk straight from the lodge into Dalbeattie Forrest which was great for early morning and night time dog walks. The herd of Shetland ponies in the nearby field was always a happy sight. There’s lots to do nearby & we really enjoyed checking the tides and heading across the causeway to Rough Island. We also took a longer drive to visit the Grey Mares Tail & the climb up was well worth it to see the view of Loch Skeen.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Moyle Lodge."

    First impressions were excellent as the lodge is clean, well equipped and obviously well cared for. The owner had left a lovely welcome pack which even included something for our dogs. Moyle Lodge is part of a very small development of two lodges and three park homes currently. It appears the landowner has applied to increase this - we hope this doesn't mean the local Shetland ponies get evicted as they are very cute! Being such a small development was absolutely lovely and so peaceful. The third park home is still in construction at the moment, but luckily for us there wasn't much disturbance while we were there. Moyle Lodge is excellent for dog walking. You can walk straight into the forest which was fabulous, with loads of walking trails and a small loch for doggy paddles. There are several beautiful beaches all within 5-15 mins drive. My partner enjoyed using the supplied telescope to do some star gazing. We would rebook immediately if it wasn't for the mattresses being so very soft - sadly for us this meant we didn't sleep well all week (we realise others might find them comfy). An unfortunate blip on an otherwise wonderful stayl

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Sep 2023

  • "What an absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    I highly recommend anyone wanting to get away to stay here!. The lodge is lovely and spacious yet warm and inviting. It is in the perfect location for relaxing and unwinding. There is a lodge to the left of this one but it’s still enough distance to maintain privacy. We woke up every morning to little rabbits at the front and a gathering of small Shetland ponies, which was lovely to see and they were to friendly. The owner provided us with a lovely little welcome hamper on our arrival and extra treats for our two dogs. Plenty of cleaning products available to hand sing with tea and coffee already provided. Recycling bins are close to the entrance of the site which was really handy. The village is only five minutes away and has all the shops you could possibly need whilst staying here. Along with a lovely nature walk in the woods behind the lodge (cafe with homemade meals close by). We have already rebooked and only left today! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Thankyou very much for your lovely feedback. It is so good to know we are getting it right. And look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic property in a nice quiet location, excellent facilities and nice gesture by the owner on leaving a welcome pack."

    I would certainly recommend this property

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location and beautiful lodge everything you need and great host"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moyle Lodge!"

    It was fully equipped with all the essentials and the welcome pack was a lovely touch! We took our dog and he also had everything he needed too. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable well equipped Lodge standing alongside other holiday homes on a pretty site next to Dalbeattie Town Wood, easily accessible for several walking and cycling trails."

    Shetland ponies live nearby and rabbits were hopping about just outside the window. We were treated to continuous aerobatic displays from nesting swallows and even saw a deer onsite. Excellent base for attractions inland and the coast. We had superb weather the entire week, a little too hot overnight for the winter duvet on the bed. The welcome pack was extremely generous and much appreciated and had us searching for the source of the cookies at the local bakery near Castle Douglas. The only omission we found was the lack of pegs for the whirlygig, but it saved us from washing clothes till we got home. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by A3.8Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge, great facilities and a very peaceful location."

    Thanks for the goodies too x

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "We recently returned from Moyle, what a wonderful place, the Lodge was delightful, clean, comfortable, well equipped, the best we have ever stayed in, a lot of thought has gone into this lodge with everything designed for comfort, including a brilliant selection of novels for chilly evenings."

    Get up early to see rabbits on the grass, feed the gorgeous Shetland ponies in the field outside your door and listen to the swallows nesting in the eaves, it's truly a nature lovers haven. The welcome pack was appreciated and our little Max enjoyed the treats, how did the owners know the bacon ones were his favourites? I hadn't tasted Iron Bru in years and discovered it goes well with Gin as an alternative to tonic. Castle Douglas we found to be a lovely town with some really good shops, Unfortunately we had to return home a day early as we caught a tummy bug. A great place for a rest and a peaceful getaway. Thank you to owners for everything.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Apr 2023

  • "The lodge itself is lovely and all you need is right there ."

    The only issue was the ongoing work outside of the lodge around the two new units and the two they plan to build . We had 2 days of non stop noise of diggers and tractors all day right outside the lodge which was awful . My friend and I wanted a relaxing time as we have both just had chemo so wanted to rest which we were unable to do with the constant noise and traffic . Totally spoilt our break and I won't rerun as the owners should point out about ongoing building work outside .

    Reviewed by Tracy3.8Apr 2023

  • "The lodge is lovely and well equipped, shame about the situation."

    It is located on a new site. The person in charge on site told us it is a three year project for 180 units. The exterior photos are out of date and misleading. There was heavy machinery on site when we arrived on the Friday. Woken Saturday before 9am by the noise of a generator, sawing, drilling and hammering on the two adjacent mobile homes, which lasted all day.Sunday same again until 14.30. Monday 8am heavy machine cutting tree branches and another levelling the ground at one point directly behind the lodge. We have photos and videos of all this. Basically like staying on a building site, only any good as a base, certainly not to relax. Since our complaint to Sykes we see there is now a PLEASE NOTE: on their website.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful location, peaceful, beach within 10mins."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2023

  • "Just had the best 3 night stay at Moyle lodge."

    It was absolutely beautiful and so clean. As soon as you walk in you instantly feel relaxed. Can’t wait to book up again

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have had cottage holidays for many years and this one is by far the best!"

    The Lodge is beautiful. Modern, comfortable, clean and well equipped, a credit to its owners! The gift pack was a lovely surprise. The forest walk is right on the doorstep and we loved the beach walk at Portling. We had a lovely holiday, the only thing that was misleading in the listing is that the Lodge isn’t on its own. There is another lodge next to it and a couple of park homes on site right next to the lodge. We were lucky as they were empty during our stay, not sure it we would have loved the holiday as much if they had been occupied.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely family getaway."

    The lodge was comfortable, warm and had everything we wanted. The extra toiletries and treats were a thoughtful extra that were thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a fab week in such a lovely warm lodge, comfy beds, spotlessly clean, kitchen had lots of storage, crockery & cutlery."

    The welcome basket had treats for humans & dogs & is such a lovely touch, thank you! The lodge is right on the edge of the woods so loads of walks right on the doorstep. Would love to stay in Moyle lodge again, hoping to book in the autumn.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Firstly I will say the lodge was warm and welcoming, very clean , beautifully furnished and everything and more that you would need for a self catering holiday."

    Also I chose this particular property for its quiet location and knowing only another property was next too us and a much needed break away which would include celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. Sadly though, when we arrived at the property we were confronted by various pieces of machinery and one that was being driven ( a roller). It became obvious that ground works were being carried out around us but didnt imagine that it would effect our holiday. Apart from the weekend every day we were surrounded by work men and machinery, banging, sawing, drilling, digging and gosh knows what else. On the morning of our Anniversary we were woken at 7:45 with reverse sirens and digging, another morning, 7:30 to be exact with a chainsaw . This was not the quiet and much needed holiday my Husband and I wanted. We had to go out every day just for some solace. We also kept our living room an kitchen blinds drawn as we didnt want to see this building site every day. I have various pictures and videos of what we had to endure during our stay if you want too see them. If we had been aware of these works I would have chosen a different property, as I dont expect to pay for a holiday that isnt what it says it is.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we were sorry to hear that your were disturbed during your stay at Moyle Lodge by building work. Unfortunately the work had overrun due to adverse weather conditions, we had hoped that the work would have been completed for your stay. I can confirm the work has now been completed and the machinery has been removed from the site Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect lodge!"

    The attention to detail, amenities and homely feel of the lodge was just incredible. From local walking guides, board games, tea & coffee to a hamper of Scottish treats and the selection of sticks for your dog were just incredible! The lodge was cosy, and comfortable throughout! We will be back again next year for sure! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect for us, lovely welcome pack by the owner, clean cosy and easy access to surrounding areas."

    Fantastically situated on the edge of the woods, and very private, will definitely be returning as brilliant for any family with children and dogs.

    Reviewed by William4.4Jan 2023

  • "What a truly lovely lodge."

    Perfectly placed for everything we needed. The lodge was warm and very cosy, clean, well equipped, and so much more. From the minute we got there, we felt at home. Thank you so much for sharing your lodge with us. Definitely will be returning as there's still things we need to do and see. Already recommend to friends and family. Joanne and Damian

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. As we are new to renting out our lodge, it's lovely to know we are getting it right. Look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cabin was set in a peaceful area just by a forest walk, if you want peace and quiet definitely the place to be."

    The Cabin had everything you need for selfcatering including the most comfortable beds ever. Would definitely recommend as a place to stay, we hope to book again sometime in tbe future.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback especially as you had the worst weather of the year to drive through to get to our lodge. Hopefully next time you visit it will be warm and sunny and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot provided
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front decked terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.8 miles.

The property

Settled on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, is this fantastic two-bedroom, alpine-style lodge, Moyle Lodge.

Ideally located on the edge of Dalbeattie Woods and just moment’s away from the local amenities, Moyle Lodge is a wonderful pet-friendly choice for couples, friends and families.

Upon arrival, you will find three off-road parking spaces, along with a lovely, decked terrace where you can savour your morning coffee with a view.

Step into your new home from home, where you will find a well-equipped kitchen/diner for cooking up your best dishes, ready to enjoy over a bottle of wine at the dining table for four.

Continue through to the sitting room, where you can relax on the plush corner sofa and enjoy a movie night on the TV with loved ones.

Completing the ground floor is a well-appointed shower room, ideal for freshening up after a day of exploring.

Head upstairs, where you will discover a sleek bathroom for indulgent soaks, along with two tastefully decorated bedrooms, a double with TV and a twin.

Explore the town, where you will find the 7Stanes: Dalbeattie cycling park for scenic rides, the Dalbeattie Forest and Plantain Loch for wildlife rich walks, tour the Dalbeattie Museum Trust, test out your swing at the excellent Dalbeattie Golf Club, catch a live performance at the Birchvale Theatre stock up on essentials at the convenience store, or dine out at Sea Horse, The Granite Kitchen and Luigi’s Restaurant.

Continue onto Kirkcudbright, where you can explore the skies at the Dark Space Planetarium, explore the Stewarty Museum, tour Broughton House & Garden, visit the fascinating MacLellan’s Castle, and sample traditional Scottish fare at The Castle.

Further afield you’ll find Dumfries, home to Robert Burns House, Dumfries Museum, the Robert Burns Centre, and the Michelin Star restaurant of 1610.

Your journey to Scotland begins at Moyle Lodge

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

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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 is nestled 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