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Skylark Lodge

(Ref. 1139005)

Kirkbean near Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is lovely and in a beautiful setting."

    It could do with a refurb in some areas particularly that bathroom as the floor is damaged with dampness. We ha no hot water on 2nd day but owner was very quick to help and sort this. The detail of road (non metallic) is very misleading as any decent car would be severely damaged on this road leading to the lodge. Area is beautiful and people are lovely, however it’s very remote. More detail on this would be helpful for people to make an informed choice on whether to visit. Price was high for standard of accommodation.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Dec 2023

  • "We loved the location of the property and did enjoy our holiday but Skylark is looking rather tired and unloved - windows really needed cleaning, sofa very tatty, bathroom needing a refurb - for nearly nine hundred pounds we were a little disappointed."

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Oct 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Unenclosed lawned garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: This property has ramp access leading up to entrance

The property

Southerness 5.1 miles.

Skylark Lodge is an fabulous two-bedroom holiday home set on the rural outskirts of Kirkbean, a charming hamlet near Southerness in Dumfries and Galloway.

Perfect for families, friends, and couples alike seeking a relaxing, self-catered break in Scotland, this lovely home features a spacious, open-plan living area along with a tranquil garden, creating a welcoming atmosphere for you to return to nature and spend quality time with your nearest and dearest.

Step into Skylark Lodge and discover a range of well-appointed living spaces set across the ground-floor.

Outside, the wooden façade houses an inviting, vibrant interior, offering a true home-from-home experience.

Make yourself comfortable in the tastefully-presented, open-plan living area complete with an elegant woodburning stove and TV, curling with up your loved ones to enjoy a film or two as day rolls into night.

Rustle up delicious, home-cooked dinners in the fully-equipped kitchen, and when the sun is shining, tuck into your meals alfresco in the peaceful lawned garden.

When the sun has set, two plush ground-floor bedrooms await to whisk you off to a well-earned sleep, choose between a sumptuous super-king-size (zip/link), and a twin, each of which share a sleek, contemporary bathroom.

Make memories in Scotland when you book a stay at Skylark Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1139003, 1139004, 1139006, 1139011, and 1139012, together sleeping up to 26 guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

Arbigland Collection

Nestled in a rural setting in Kirkbean near Southerness is the idyllic collection of detached lodges and cottages belonging to the Arbigland Collection. Each ground-floor home provides a haven of tranquillity and warmth, with open-plan living areas featuring woodburning stoves and plush furnishings, whilst some of the homes also offer ramp access for those with limited mobility. Outside, there is off-road parking and beautifully-maintained gardens where you can admire the stunning views that surround this slice of paradise. Perfect for families, friends or couples, these charming properties provide the ideal escape to experience the full beauty of the Scottish countryside in Dumfries and Galloway. For any further creature comforts, each of the lodges and cottages is equipped with a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with all the essentials, whilst elegant bedrooms offer a tranquil spot for catching your valuable rest after a long day exploring. A short drive from the collection will take you to the village of Southerness, home to convenience stores, and a selection of restaurants and pubs. Here, you can take a stroll along the beach to breathe in the fresh sea air, or take a scenic drive to the nearby town of Annan. For a day of culture, why not venture to nearby Dumfries, the former home of the acclaimed poet Robert Burns, or venture further afield to Lockerbie to discover the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum. For a nature-filled day out, explore the numerous wonders contained within the Galloway Forest Park, home to the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, or take a refreshing drive to the nearby Solway Coast and its stunning cliff top views. Wherever you choose to wander, a stay at the rural paradise that is the Arbigland Collection will be sure to help make your stay unforgettable.

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

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About the location


Castle Douglas 19 miles; Dalbeattie 13 miles; Dumfries 16 miles.

Southerness is a small coastal village established in the late 18th century, which looks out over the Solway Firth, and forms part of the Colvend coast, one of the finest stretches of coastline on the 'Scottish Riviera'. Home to three pubs, two village stores, a leisure centre with a pool at Parkdean and two miles of sandy beaches with sand dunes, rock pools and Gulf Stream warmed waters, and one of the oldest lighthouses in Scotland, built in 1748, it has everything you will need for a relaxing holiday. The nearby Criffel Hill rises to 569m, offers wonderful views of the farmland and the sands of the Nith Estuary below, and provides great walking opportunities. The Southerness Championship Golf Course adjoins the village and offers panoramic views of the Solway Firth, the Cumbrian Lake District to the south and the Galloway Hills to the west. A great location, with something to keep everybody occupied.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas