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“Comfortable, relaxing short break - again”

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The New House
Winter morning 2012
lounge area on a winter evening
lounge and staircase
kitchen / dining area
kitchen
master bedroom with verandah
One of the inviting verandahs
view from top of garden
view over estuary
summer house
the adjacent golf course
Kippford village
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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neila688
Johnstone, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable, relaxing short break - again”
Reviewed February 28, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

As a result of our experience of staying at this accommodation last year we decided to return. Yet again we were absolutely delighted with the well equipped, spacious, and comfortable lodge.

There is plenty of family space in both the living room area with wood burner and the kitchen dining area, both of which have access to a balcony with stunning views, in addition to the underfloor heating meaning the lodge couldn't be any cosier. All 3 bedrooms,

1 double with ensuite downstairs with access to balcony,
1 double upstairs,
1 twin upstairs,

all have ample room and storage.

Other than food you won't require to take much with you, if anything really. The lodge is very well equipped with great facilities. Last year there was an issue with running out of hot water, but that has clearly been rectified.

Accompanied by the dog there are great walks nearby. We visited the Cocoabean factory near Kircudbright, just short of a half hour drive, and the kids loved it (2 and 3 year old). It included a 30 min workshop for the kids to make and decorate their own chocolate and the rest of the time in the softplay. We relaxed with a coffee in the cafe where we could keep an eye on them. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so the kids couldn't enjoy the outside play area, which looked like amazing fun.

Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas are both a short drive away in case there's anything you've forgotten to bring.

We have already enquired about booking again for next year, looks like it's going to be an annual trip.

Thanks very much Fiona and John.

Regards

Neil and family

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Management Response
Mar 7, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay again and found activities to entertain the children despite the weather. Hopefully the sun shone some of the time.
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David J
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic lodge in an ideal position”
Reviewed November 1, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

What a fantastic lodge, the online pictures do not do it justice. It is positioned above the solway estuary with a great view of the river while you are sat in the lounge or sat at the dining table, you are left wanting for nothing as all the utensils, pots/pans etc are plentiful. The log burner in the lounge when lit made it even more cosier (with all the logs you would need supplied) All the beds were very comfy and the rooms a very good size with the master being en-suite. We walked the dogs down to Kippford village or let them have a good run on Sandyhills beach, I think they enjoyed their holiday just as much as the rest of us. We would really like to return at some time in the future.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No hooks in the bathrooms
Traveling group: Extended Family
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iemunro55
Durham
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Property was just as It was described”
Reviewed May 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The lodge was very nice and comfortable. Wood burning stove was much appreciated as weather was cold and wet. The position was very nice and looking out window during breakfast we saw three red squirrels. It isn't far from the beach and there are a number of things to do within a short drive. We hope to go back again in the summer months.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Owen1888
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It's was a christmas cracker”
Reviewed December 28, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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We had a lovely Christmas at Gilnockie
The location is quite stunning
The log cabin its self is equipped with everything you need
And it's all quality from the kitchen utensils to the beds
All in all it really can't be faulted
You can't beat the log burner on a winters day
I think that was probably one of my favourite features
It's only a 15min walk to the little but beautiful village of
Kippford where we had a meal in the Anchor
Which is dog friendly and that was a real plus point
For us as we had our dog with us
He really loved it as there are so many great walks
So well done to John and Fiona

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kerry_n_m...
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A grown up place to stay.”
Reviewed October 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

One of a number of large, very well equipped log cabins set in woodland with an outlook through trees to a tidal river. Spacious communal living area, eight seat capacity dining adjoining an open planned kitchen. En-suite down stairs bedroom (suitable for disabled) and upstairs bedrooms. Located i some 15 minutes walk to waterside village with two pubs and a gift shop.(Bit of a hill to walk back up from the pub) Nearest amenities a short drive away.Large supermarkets 7 miles drive.
Great dog walking and cycling in the area.

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Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Markyboi2...
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beyond expectations!”
Reviewed September 23, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Took this trip with my family and close friends for a three night stay.
The trip was mainly a get together for my 30th and I wasn't disappointed.
The scenery was spectacular and with the golf and mountain biking close by we had plenty to do.
The lodge was very spacious and comfortable with every thing we needed and more. Cozy warm at night and with the large sliding doors it was cool in the day.
Will def visit again and cannot rate it highly enough.

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Gordon Y
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“great location, views and facilities in lodge.”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Lodge was clean and tidy and well set out for all our needs. Nice walk into Kippford for evening meals at one of the two pubs in town. Great views from lodge, enough room for the dog to run around in back garden. Girls enjoyed using the summer room at top of the garden. If you can. you must walk the coastal path from Kippford to Sandyhills. again stunning views. We will be back.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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