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Lapwing Cottage

(Ref. 1026864)

Dalbeattie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Property not as described."

    You have to pay an extra £60 for the hot tub, even when it's states cottage with hot tub. We didn't know this until the day we were leaving. So couldn't use the hot tub when we arrived. Then one of the jet was silicone and that came off after 2 days. Granddaughter got the blame of that. Owner came right away to repair but had to wait another day to use it. It also states WiFi but it not got it. Had to use my data allowance for the month for my grandkids. So came home to no more data on my phone. The cottage was nice could do with more cleaning. We found a half bar of chocolate under the settee and my daughter found someone else socks under the bed. Sorry for the bad review but wasn't what we asked for although they stated it was.

    Reviewed by William1.9Apr 2024

  • "It is a lovely place and we would stay again."

    The cottage itself is lovely too but the sofa and chair are really not comfortable at all and there are little things that need doing now wear and tear of renting I expect. The shower downstairs is great!!!!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Lapwing Cottage."

    Very clean. Missing some storage especially in bathroom, some simple shelving wouldn't go a miss. Outside maintenance would be my personal objective, simple weeding and general appearance would make this a 5* cottage very quickly. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Karl4.4Jun 2023

  • "Had a week holiday."

    The hot tub is a nice touch. Biggest issue was the dogs barking much of the night. Meant I slept badly all week. Too hot to keep windows closed but with them open the barking woke me up a lot.

    Reviewed by Alexis3.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely spot, very nicely modernised cottage."

    Farm dogs barking until after dark and again early morning were a bit intrusive. could do with toilet roll holders and a broom to tidy with. Also en-suite could do with a shelf for toothbrush. Overall though very nice stay. Thanks for being tolerant of our early check -in as my husband was poorly. Internet wasn't working at all but no huge loss.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8May 2023

  • "Lapwing Cottage overall could be 10/10, the location, views, hot tub and general layout are all excellent, however several things (some of which are common in lots of reviews of this property) let it down, although didn’t spoil our stay there : - No shelf/cupboards in bathrooms to put toiletries - code for keysafe not included in pre-arrival e-mail - contacted owner on provided telephone number 48hrs pre-arrival and also on arrival - went to answerphone both times, and no callback."

    Luckily the owner was in at the big farmhouse when we arrived, otherwise no idea how we would have got in to the cottage…! - No BBQ (Sykes and owners websites both say there is one) - No “book” with info - No basic essentials in kitchen (washing up stuff, dishwasher tablets etc) - Needs a good spring clean - website states WiFi is intermittent - in fact it is non-existent (and no info anyway about network name/password even if there was Wi-Fi) - when it rains, the water leaks through the ceiling above the door to the garden from the living room. It is a shame really, as mostly those are minor points and could be easily rectified - given that some are mentioned by a number of people over the last couple of years in reviews, surprising that the owner hasn’t reacted to the feedback. As I said, overall it is a lovely cottage, and we enjoyed our stay there…

    Reviewed by Michael2.8May 2023

  • "Property as expected but no homely touches 0nly 1 tea cloth no dish cloth no ..."

    Property as expected but no homely touches 0nly 1 tea cloth no dish cloth no local information no visitors book [ iron but no ironing board no hoover so couldn't clean the place before leaving]

    Reviewed by Craig4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely, enjoyable & peaceful week away from home."

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jul 2022

  • "The accommodation was a bit grubby and the settee and beds were very uncomfortable."

    The bedside lamps in downstairs bedroom didn't work. Hot tub had a major leak which despite complaining to owners about they did nothing. Promised 72.50 back as compensation but have not received it. Cottage not well equipped. Would not return or recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Chloe2.5Apr 2022

  • "My family had an excellent stay and are already looking to book up again in the new year would definitely recommend this accommodation."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great wee cottage."

    But could be greatly improved with just a few minor updates. The beds were very uncomfortable and you could feel springs so new mattresses would make a huge difference to the comfort and make it more likely to recommend and rebookable. And providing plastic glasses for the hot tub would be good and a mat at the back door.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views just lacking minor accessories like a shelf in the bathroom for toiletries and a loo roll holder."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2021

  • "Just back from 4 nights at lapwing cottage - loved it."

    very relaxing, a great view from the back door (and hot tub!) the cottage is deceptively spacious and equipped with everything we could have possibly needed and more. We were a group of 6 (and a dog) spanning 3 generations - we all enjoyed our stay equally. well worth a visit and great value for money.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was not really prepared for holiday guests, about 10 coat hangers for 6 peolple, bbq not present so we had to go and but one, no ironing board, no toilet roll holders, no hooks for towels, no shelves in the bathrooms or small cupboards to put toiletries on, only the floor, no visitors or information guide about the property or surrounding area, no plastic glasses for hot tub, hot tub not ready on arrival, hot tub emptied before 8am on last day, so we were unable to use before we left which caused upset to my father who has alzheimer's and wanted to go in."

    Worse cottage for holiday guests we have ever stayed in.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your recent stay, I was sorry to read what you reported after you left a nice note in our visitor's book thanking us for a lovely stay. It was a shame you decided to leave these comments online and not mention them to us, we would always provide more items if necessary and are limiting things currently in line with the guidance for holiday property owners. We will always help our guests and provide more general items if requested. The hot tub is routinely emptied on the morning you depart, so that it can be sanitized and refilled for the next guests to ensure safety procedures are adhered. Thanks again for the feedback, we are continuing to try to operate as safely as possible and things are slightly different now due to the guidelines for holiday letting. The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley2.8Aug 2021

  • "We arrived at the cottage and it was dirty in the rooms."

    Looked like it hadn’t been cleaned. Utensils from the kitchen wasn’t available missing basic items like small knives etc. No dustpan and brush to sweep or hoover. Dogs outside were barking through the night a lot. Kept in a kennel. No ironing board or maiden to dry clothes or washing line. Dishwasher needed salt and rinse aid

    Reviewed by Annabell1.6Aug 2021

  • "Maybe just slightly comfier beds and maybe fans at this time of year it was very warm."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting."

    Had a great relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous experience We will be back"

    Reviewed by Murray5.0May 2021

  • "We loved this place so pretty, great views and close by walks."

    The place was immaculate! Only other thing I think others should know is if you're a light sleeper this may not be the best place for you, there are a number of dogs on the farm and they bark a lot through the night, it was the only downside to our stay.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2021

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous time at this cottage."

    All the negative feedback we read was a lot of nonsense. These cottages would be fantastic to take kids along to as they wander around and see the farm animals. The little pigs were very funny to watch running over the hill towards us. The Jacuzzi was very clean, the cottage was immaculate, the view was spectacular, the road going up was a farm road so not sure why people complained and there was a proper tar road as an alternative so no issues. Communication from the owner was fantastic and the farmer was very friendly and helpful as well. There was a great beach a few minutes down the road at Rockcliffe which was great for the dogs to run about on. There was also a lovely walk in 7stanes forest. All in all, a fantastic break away with my wife and 2 dogs and will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, well presented and clean."

    Location is perfect (road leading to the cottages could do with a bit of maintenance) and gives amazing views from the hot tub. The cottage has all amenities but lacked things like condiments etc, but was not a massive issue. Again not a major issue but there was very little information on the cottage or the area, usually see a guest information folder, this resulted in the heating in the cottage being on a strange timer through the night. WiFi was non existent (this is mentioned on the information page) as it seems the internet router was offline for the whole weekend, again this was not an issue. Overall a brilliant stay at the cottage with just a few minor things that could be improved.

    Many thanks for your feedback and due to the rural location the WiFi can be intermittent and we are sorry that there was an issue with the router during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie4.4Sep 2020

  • "Quiet location, even with all the cottages around."

    Great outlook across the fields and water to the villages beyond. Cottage very comfortable for short break stay but would certainly benefit from having Wifi. Enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Biomass wood boiler heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchairs available upon request
  • Off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Patio with private hot tub, table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Please note: Due to the rural location the WiFi can be intermittent
  • Please note: Suffolk Cottage only accepts a minimum of 3 nights
  • Please note: If the hot tub is required there is an additional cost of £60, please contact Sykes if you wish to use the hot tub.

The property

Set as part of the Meiklebob Cottages, Lapwing Cottage is named after the beautiful birds which visit the farm every year.

Located on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, this cottage offers a warming accommodation for families and friends looking to explore Dumfries and Galloway.

Set over two floors, Lapwing Cottage boasts a large open plan living area where everyone can gather and enjoy a good film from the flat screen TV, while the contemporary kitchen houses all the appliances required to rustle up a delicious feast.

The ground floor is completed with a double bedroom and family bathroom, which is ideal for those with limited mobility.

Upstairs are the remaining two bedrooms, both complete with soft bed linen and one with an en-suite, so you don't have to worry about queues in the morning!

Continuing to impress, outside is an enclosed patio with private hot tub, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak under the stars to round off your evening.

Dalbeattie boasts a museum, art gallery, park with play area, shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as plenty of outdoor opportunity with forest and coastal walks, mountain biking on the renowned 7stanes routes, golf and fishing.

A fine choice for a getaway to this idyllic part of Scotland.

Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked with Refs. 1018315, 1026862, 1026865, 1026866, 1026867, 1026870, 1026871, 1026872, 1026874, together sleeping 54 guests.

Meiklebob Holiday Cottages

Converted from old farm steadings, now transformed into beautiful holiday accommodation, this group of ten properties enjoys sweeping views of the coast and countryside all around them. Meiklebob Holiday Cottages are located on the outskirts of Dalbeattie, the Granite Town of South West Scotland within Dumfries and Galloway, and sits near the coast. Offering a retreat to nature, the cottages are next to the Meiklebob Farm, where Aberdeen Angus Cattle are reared as well as Lleyn and Romney Sheep, and you can even feed the pigs, donkeys and more! Comprising of a selection of cottage sizes ranging from sleeping four guests to ten guests, there is sure to be an arrangement to suit your party, whether that be fitting into one cottage, or spreading yourself across a few so everyone can enjoy their own space. All of the properties enjoy an open-plan living space where a kitchen equipped with all the essential appliances can be used to lovingly prepare family meals, or quickly whip up a picnic for later in the day when you're out and about outside. After coming in from your activities you can take in a relaxing moment on the sofas and plush chairs provided, before gathering around the dining areas for meal times. Beautifully finished and thoughtfully decorated, these cottages also all come with their own private hot tub and barbecue. When you need to grab some essentials, head into the town of Dalbeattie where you can find some local shops and a Coop, as well as restaurants and pubs for a special evening or celebration and a night off from cooking. Take pleasure in exploring the surroundings by heading to the RSPB Nature Reserve and experience some stunning scenery of both wildlife and landscapes, with nature trails to guide you, you could spot some roe deer if you are lucky! A 7stanes mountain biking trail lies in Dalbeattie of world class standard, you can take a shot at trying out the course which has several different trails for various abilities and get your adrenaline pumping. For a calmer activity walk along the sands at Sandyhills Beach where you can paddle, bathe or investigate the rock pools. The Meiklebob Holiday Cottages are wonderfully finished properties ready for you and your family or friends to enjoy this wonderful area of Scotland.

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About the location


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.

Please note: Due to the rural location the WiFi can be intermittent.

Please note: Suffolk Cottage only accepts a minimum of 3 nights

Please note: If the hot tub is required there is an additional cost of £60, please contact Sykes if you wish to use the hot tub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas