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Southerness, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay for the Easter weekend , everything you need in the van ..."

    We had a fantastic stay for the Easter weekend , everything you need in the van , right next to the shop and complex , only things I would say is need bathroom blinds and the firer alarm needs checked as it didn’t stop beeping all Weekend , I will definitely recommend and hire again

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Mar 2024

  • "Accommodation was absolute fantastic and everything was provided."

    Beautiful and excellently sited. The owners provide everything necessary to ensure stay is good. The only negative for our week was no Wi-Fi therefore with the signal in southerness we watched BBC all week without interruption lol. If we were to stay again we’d possibly bring DVDs to watch at night. But the Wi-Fi situation does not affect our overall thoughts. Beautiful and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.4Oct 2023

  • "Cheri is situated in a quiet part of a large caravan park where 4 of us stayed for one week and loved it."

    There was plenty of room for the 4 of us and the interior was well furnished. We appreciated plenty of storage space in the bedrooms, which were a good size as was the living room. The kitchen was also well equipped with quality fridge/freezer, washing machine, dish washer and gas hob. Everything was immaculate, and we would love to visit again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property is the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    The van itself is a fantastic size and the private space around it is another huge plus. The property was immaculate when we arrived with everything we needed for our stay. It is also a two minute walk to everything on site including the beach, entertainment centre and shop. This was the first time we’ve booked a caravan stay through a private let and due to how much we loved it, I think that’s what we will be doing from now on. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us.

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Jul 2023

  • "When we arrived it had been raining most of the way to Southerness."

    The sky cleared in the evening and we managed to eat the Fish and Chips that we bought at JJs, sitting on the balcony in the sunshine, the suppers were very good, nice well cooked chips and a large fish in batter. Nice outside comfortable waterproof seats and cushions. The property was absolutely great, loads of room in the living area and the bedrooms. Everything was very clean and tidy and there was a wee cupboard with some games. We took with us a cd player to give music on the few days that it rained and we could not go out. The two ladies were able to play bingo in the Mermaid pub whilst I had a beer in the bar. The prices were reasonable fora holiday resort. We had a very good holiday in Cheri and would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely lodge just the sofas are to low."

    For us everything else was perfect where the lodge was situated was very quite shop just around the corner .

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable accommodation."

    Very spacious, too! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely part of the world. Only downside we had was it was a bit noisy from the entertainment centre at the holiday park on one day but other than that it was a really peaceful spot Would happily return!

    Reviewed by Sue4.4May 2023

  • "The lodge was wonderful had everything u needed we had to buy couple of things ..."

    The lodge was wonderful had everything u needed we had to buy couple of things to make life easier ie a colander but would definitely stay again as enjoyed the two weeks weather was good thank you

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2023

  • "Cheri is a really beautiful holiday home I would highly recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely lodge but we like high backed sofas,great kitchen and television, unfortunately the bath has no safety handles and as we are both eighty we couldn't use it without fear of slipping."

    Otherwise a very nice stay.

    Reviewed by Tom4.1Oct 2022

  • "Family of 4, 2 adults, a 12 and 10 year old, gorgeous, clean and spacious lodge."

    The owners couldn’t do enough for us, the setting was beautiful less then a minute walk to the beach, would highly recommend and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at this lodge very spacious and clean, only downside was there was only two bath towels and two larger ones."

    Which was inadequate for three adults and one child. Suggest you take more although it states towels included. Booked this to find the lighthouse which my great, great grandad worked, and where my grandad was born. Found both but unable to find where they were buried. Wonderful lodge and surroundings

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely time at the cheri."

    .couldn't have asked for any more of the property..nice quite relaxing location only steps to the beach..rooms were spacious on suite walk in shower was a bonus..more like a house than a caravan..Real comfy beds too..can't fault anything about the place..owner so nice and very helpful...look forward to my next visit..thank you so much ..James

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2022

  • "For general self catering i think the van was missing some kitchenware ie teapot , suitable microwave dishes"

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2022

  • "The lodge was much more spacious than we are used to and really felt more like a house than a caravan."

    It was a real advantage to have such a large and encloses garden area too. The plot is about 1 min walk from the beach which was great too. The area around Southerness is lovely and attractions around Dumphries are worth checking out. The Park Dean resort that this lodge is based is not great and there are some scruffy plots that house old and rusted up caravans. It is perhaps not the best place if you are after lots of resort facilities. Nonetheless, the lodge itself is far better than you will find listed on commercial resorts. The facilities in the lodge are amazing and make the stay really comfortable and enjoyable. If you stay here expect to see lots of wild rabbits who like to come and chill in the garden!

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely stay at the Cheri."

    This was our second visit to the Cheri. The cheri is very comfortable, lovely and spacious. Everything you need for a perfect stay. We love the area WiFi is poor but this is an advantage to a peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great property with open-plan living."

    All areas of the lodge were really clean and well equipped. The beach, local shop and entertainment centre were only a short walk away. The lodge is fenced in which makes it nice and private. We had two visitors each day in the garden-rabbits, which was lovely. Welcome pack left by the owners was a nice touch. Our stay was very enjoyable!

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    Everything was spotless and of a high standard. Perfect location.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2021

  • "The holiday was all we could have wished for and was very much appreciated."

    The beach was very near and the facilities were very good on the camp and off it

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation is beautiful, very spacious and great kitchen facilities."

    Being able to walk to the beach is lovely and the area is very quiet. Our stay was very enjoyable. The downside of the facilities was no Wifi. Due to Cheri's location there was no signal for my phone and with no Wifi I was unable to contact anyone that I needed to speak to. I feel that the accommodation was quite expensive considering it didn't have wifi.

    Reviewed by Kirstie4.4Sep 2020

  • "We were really pleased with the accommodation which was clean, spacious and comfortable."

    The owners also provided immediate assistance when we ran out of gas. Perhaps could have done with more items kitchen equipment and the lodge is definitely let down by the state of some of the surrounding properties, many of which are unkept and obscured by scrap vehicles / trailers, waste pallets and the like.

    Reviewed by Mel4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a very nice stay, the lodge was exactly as described."

    The bed was comfortable, it was very cozy and easy access to the beach. It was a shame about the view from the lodge, the location could have been better but it didn't ruin our holiday at all. We would recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2019

  • "The caravan is spacious and nicely furnished."

    Pity about some of the surrounding properties where old cars and vans have just been dumped. There is a large lawned area around the property which is fenced off and not overlooked. Only a few minutes walk to the local shop and beach. Wi-Fi connection is unavailable at the property but a short walk to the entertainment building and you can get access.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Looks exactly like the pictures. Lovely. Clean and very spacious. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2019

  • "I have already spoken to one Of your colleagues on the phone."

    The picture of the lodge suggested quite an open area,in fact with a high solid wooden fence 6 feet high the rear garden was quite claustrophobic. The actual Parkdean park was well cared for, clean, tidy and as you might wish. Unfortunately the lodge was sited on the perimeter of the park set amongst much older properties, next door there was a high stack of old pallets and 2 properties away was a junkyard, in which there was a rusting bus full of weeds, an old filthy caravan and general rubbish. On the other side of the garden fence was a trailer full of scrap metal, and an old boat. On a positive note the lodge itself couldn't be faulted with excellent fixtures and fittings, though lacked some of the usual cooking /preparation implements if you want self catering.

    Reviewed by Terence3.1Jun 2019

  • "Gorgeous and so large so quiet you must stop here I met the owner very helpful and easy to talk to."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "What a brilliant holiday we had at The Cheri lodge in Southerness."

    We have been going to this park for many years and this is by far the best we have stayed in -including lodges. The lodge is situated outwith the typical caravans and is in beside holiday homes, it is spacious and pristine. By far the most impressive thing for us is the fence surrounding the perimeter of the lodge and its garden - this was a godsend having a small child with Autism and ensured our peace of mind whenever the kids were outside playing. The lodge is situated close to the shop and club on one side and about as close to the beach on the other. I cannot fault this place, infact we have since re-booked for later in the year. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Apr 2019

  • "The area was very quiet as end of season but very one was very friendly."

    The place we stayed in was immaculate we absolutely loved it! Would happierly live in it! Thank you so much x

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2018

  • "Directions to chalet not clear e."

    G. no road name. Looked for it for thirty minutes (vast site). Went to reception where although the chalet is not under their control (private) they provided a clear map with exact location marked. Suggest owners do same as some roads and turnings are not plain and one has to look for specific chalet name amongst many others. One other point we will not book anything again that has a Friday change over. It took us seven hours to return to Birmingham down M6 and left us in need of a holiday! Also, in future, please do not send a storm with 75 mph winds forcing us to spend one whole day trapped in the chalet unable to even open the door!

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2018

  • "First class lodge ."

    .one of the best I been in ...has everything you need for your holiday ...everything there ..we all had a marvellous holiday ...recommended....thank you Great for the little ones ....swimming pool on site great entainment ..staff were really good ..lovely fish shop ..Fish and chips ..best I ever had .. Aldi Morrison's sited in Dumfries you pass them on way to lodge so bought all fresh and frozen and drink from there Took far to many clothes with us ..washing machine and dryer and iron there ...fantastic .. Loads to do around the area ...Passes for club house so reasonable 15 for adult 12 child Everyone was friendly and helpful ..had a great 2018 holiday experience..defo go again

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jul 2018

  • "I don't know what cottage the last reviewer was living in but unless there has been a serious clean up since April then I think they must be blind, for starters the directions to the site was spot on got there first time, secondly the name of the cottage Cheri two large signs one on the property and one on the gate so don't know how they could miss it."

    Now to the cottage this is one of if not the best cottages I have ever been in the booking with Sykes was simple and their staff were brillent they could not have done more if they had tried. The cottage it's self was beautiful very big even although it only had two bedrooms two bathrooms one en suite and another sofa bed in the living area, a very large secured fenced area around the cottage with a lovely patio on the front which get the sun from morning till night, there are some other cottages nearby that are a bit untidy but have nothing to do with Cheri and the price for July is fantastic I have been in far more expensive cottages which were not nearly as nice looking and very comfortable. And I can't praise the owners enough for a great four nights thoroughly enjoyed it. The only thing that i could have a wee moan about was there was no tin opener but I am sure if the owners had known about it there would have been one there. Top Marks Five Stars

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Lodge was just as explained but what was excluded was that is located off the park dean site and located next to a derelict unused site and opposite a lived in home with a very old van semi attached / on the pitch there was also pitches with disused cars and busses with for sale signs."

    The lodge had no signage showing its name and directions not very clear drove round and round eventually escorted by park dean employee who thought he knew which one it was? Eating options very limited a bit isolated not sure if Park dean complex was worth paying the fee to use. Don’t get me wrong had a terrific weekend weather excellent but will not be going back and would not recommend friends to use this lodge.

    Reviewed by Leslie3.8Apr 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub/restaurant on-site
  • Note: On-site facilities do close between end of October to Mid-March over winter period
  • Please note: short breaks can only accept for check-ins on Mondays or Fridays
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum three night stay

The property

Cheri is a wonderful, twin lodge based on the well-appointed Southerness Holiday Park in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The park offers everything that you could need for a coastal break, alternatively you are well-placed for touring this adventure-filled region - either ensures an unforgettable break on the 'Scottish Riviera'.

The property benefits from stylish open-plan living, a homely room dressed in calming, neutral colours to make your stay even more relaxing.

You can lounge on the cosy sofas with your favourite films on the TV and the pretty gas fire to keep you warm.

The living area concludes with a contemporary and well-equipped kitchen and dining area, perfectly social areas for the whole family to enjoy together.

Both bedrooms here at Cheri are similarly decorated in a heart-warming, hotel-like standard, with the master bedroom boasting a classy en-suite shower room.

An up-to-date family bathroom concludes the interior of this delightful lodge.

Take a seat on the private decking and embrace the refreshing sea breeze with a soothing drink or perhaps a delicious alfresco meal.

Southerness Holiday Park is a fine choice for your Southern Scotland break, offering an indoor swimming pool, an amusement arcade, a pool table, a choice of play areas, a bar/restaurants and a fascinating nature trail, endless fun to keep everybody occupied.

Nearby you can visit the village's 18th century lighthouse and its stretch of fabulous beaches.

Dumfries and Galloway is a region brimming with fantastic things to see and do, from the attractive and well-stocked town of Castle Douglas to the picturesque Solway Coast.

An attractive base for your memorable Scotland getaway.

EPC Rating: Band D

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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