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Birchlea Lodge, Kippford

Birchlea Lodge, Kippford, overlooks a pretty lochan
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15 reviews
Birchlea Lodge, Kippford, overlooks a pretty lochan
BIrchlea Lodge, with garden surround and views to Galloway Hills
Kippford village
Fully modern kitchen; stylish dining area in Birchlea Lodge.
Lounge, Birchlea Lodge
Kitchen, Birchlea Lodge. Full electric oven & hob. Microwave. Full size fridge/freezer. Dishwash
Birchlea Lodge is well placed for the sun
Aerial view of the estuary at Kippford
Master bedroom, Birchlea Lodge
Two spacious comfortable twin bedrooms, Birchlea Lodge. This shows 1 of them
En-suite shower-room, Birchlea Lodge. There is also a bathroom with shower o/bath
Sandyhills beach (3 miles)
Kippford - popular for yachting
View from The Muckle, Jubilee Path, Kippford
One of the popular pubs on a summer's evening by the sea-front
Rough Firth, Kippford looking towards Rough Island. One of the many gentle walks near Birchlea Lodge
Birchlea, in a landscaped site with garden & fenced in pond
Rough Firth, Kippford. Lovely place for a walk
Rockcliffe Beach - walkable from Kippford. Or hire Bluebelle the classic Triumph Herald!
Sunset at Kippford, summer
Shell Beach, Kippford. Very popular with children - full of white cockle shells
Dalbeattie Forest is yards from Birchlea - 7Stanes Mountain Biking Trails, walks & gentle cycling
Fully centrally heated, Birchlea is cosy even in the snow
Warm & cosy Christmas at Birchlea Lodge. We will even supply the Christmas tree!
Caerlaverock Castle, Glencaple, nr Dumfries. Scotland's only triangular castle!
Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken has lots of fun things to try, off & on the loch
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
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Non-interaction key access but owners live nearby.
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Listing #HL111747
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Excellent - based on 15 reviews
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English first
Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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A beautiful, well equipped lodge in a picturesque area. Throughly enjoyed our stay. Comfortable and spacious.

Management response:

Thank you, we're very glad you had a great stay at Birchlea! Thanks again for booking.


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Paisley, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 15, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Nice lodge in a lovely location that my family know well. The mattresses could all do with updating as we're very uncomfortable. Lodge does have everything you need which is great but could do with a little spring clean.

Management response:

Thank you for booking with us & taking the time to send feedback- we are glad that you liked the lodge & location. Since your stay (& the people just before you, who also mentioned the double bed was hard) we have replaced the mattresses that were not already new with ortho mattresses, as we like to keep Birchlea well...


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Penrith, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Had a fantastic long weekend here, great accommodation, very clean and well maintained, it exceeded our expectations. Great communication from the owners and good value. The only negative was the double bed was rock hard but maybe that's just my personal taste so happy to let that go. The location is a ten minute walk down hill to Kippford where...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind review & we're glad you had a good weekend and would be delighted to welcome you back! Since your stay we have replaced the double bed mattress so we hope it won't be so hard if you do come back! Thanks for the tips about the village as it is a great help for future...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Queen
    4 Twins
    1 Crib
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
Oct 28, 2017 -
Dec 22, 2017
Winter 2017
3 nights
Dec 23, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
Xmas/New Year 2017
7 nights --
Feb 2, 2018 -
Mar 29, 2018
Early Spring 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $134 / stay - Deposit
  • Dog: $13 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short breaks of 5/6 nights - the nightly price is discounted. Contact owner for a quote. Fortnight bookings - we offer an optional clean mid-stay at an extra charge. Please contact owner for a quote

Online booking available, payment by credit/debit card via PayPal. Or payment by cheque or bank transfer. 25% as deposit to secure booking. £100 security bond. Balance due 4 weeks prior to holiday. Short breaks to be paid in full at time of booking.

Dogs welcome - additional £25 per dog/per week/£20 per short break. Please specify when asking for a quote if you want to bring a dog.
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About the neighborhood
Beaches, rock pools, forest trails for walking or cycling, a public launching area for watercraft, a 9-hole golf course, and the renowned 7Stanes mountain bike trails in Dalbeattie Forest make Kippford a very popular base for exploring further delights in this lovely part of South West Scotland.

Sandy beaches at Sandyhills and Rockcliffe; the RSPB reserve at Mersehead; Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries; organic ice cream farm and adventure visitor centre at Cream O Galloway, nr Gatehouse of Fleet; Kirkcudbright's Galloway Wildlife Reserve and the Red Kite feeding centre at Lauriston are examples of days out.

The local Galloway Forest Park has been awarded the UK's first Dark Sky Park, perfect for star gazing. The night skies when it is clear are stunning in this part of the wor...
Getting around
Kippford is just off the A710.
Buses from Kippford (stand anywhere, put arm out to ask bus to stop) to/from Dalbeattie, or other direction to Sandyhills, Rockcliffe, New Abbey, Dumfries on shore road. Dalbeattie is hub to catch buses further on e.g. to Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, faster route to Dumfries but note, buses only every 2 hours from Kippford during day.
Train stations at Dumfries and Lockerbie.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow: 100.7 mi
Railway: Dumfries: 21.7 mi
Ferry: Cairnryan, nr Stranrear: 67.1 mi
15 miles south west from Dumfries, 2 hours south of Edinburgh/Glasgow, or 1 hour north west of Carlisle - Kippford is a picturesque seaside village on the Solway Coast of SW Scotland.

Just off the A710, 3 miles from Dalbeattie, Kippford lies on the estuary of the Urr. Kipp Paddock, the exclusive small lodge site, is a 10 minute stroll to Kippford's sea-front and beside various walks, forest, mountain biking trails and a 9-hole golf course.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.9 mi.
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