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Edwardian Country House | 486589LA

map Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 16 + cot
    • 10 bedrooms
    • 3 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £1,600 - £2,600 per week
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£20 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 3
    • Facilities

      • Fridge
      • Freezer
      • Dishwasher
      • Washing machine
      • Central heating
      • Cot
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • BBQ
      • TV (satellite)
      • Range cooker
    • Features

      • Wood burning stove


Described as an Edwardian time capsule, and with limited Internet coverage or mobile phone signal, you can step back in time and digitally disconnect at this destination.

This traditional Edwardian lodge is to be found in an isolated, but accessible location on the moors of Galloway situated on a 7,000 acre estate. Surrounded by mature trees with an open outlook across the moors, this is a location where the house is the holiday. A comfortable family home where you take your friends, enjoy each other’s company, go for long walks and then all muck in when it comes to the cooking and dining, a true escape!

On offer is a large sitting room with piano and wood-burning stove, an elegant dining room and a large breakfasting kitchen. Additional spaces are available with a table tennis table and small pool table for indoor entertainment. The accommodation consists of 11 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 separate shower units, with five of the bedrooms enjoying views across the moors to the front. This is an ideal base for a family holiday or weekend away, in the heart of the Galloway hills.

**review emailed in by guest who stayed in August 2018**

13 of us stayed in this beautiful Edwardian house near Stranraer. The house and grounds were magnificent. Everything that was needed for a large party was in the house. The housekeeper was very helpful. We had a fantastic time and could not recommend it more. We certainly want to go back.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    The large sitting room with wood-burning stove and grand piano, can comfortably seat up to 16 people in tradtional splendour and style. The bay window overlooks the bridge and drive, with the other window with a front view. The TV is available to view in this room. Beyond the entrance hall is a larger hall with pantry area, which houses an antique pool table which has been a popular pastime over the years and well used. Likewise a smaller room also houses a table tennis table which will keep children further entertained. What was the old gun room is now a larger boot room, meaning that you can store all your hats, coats, boots and any other equipment you need on holiday in one space.

    Kitchen & Dining
    The dining room, with an open fire, is an elegant traditional room with two dining tables. The main table is normally set-up for 8/10 people with the smaller one for 6 people, though both can be combined to form one larger table for 16 people. The kitchen is located next door and is a large room housing a kitchen and a separate breakfasting room. Within the kitchen there is a traditional oil-fired Esse cooking appliance as well as a separate gas fired top with 4 hobs. The work-island allows for excellent working space for preparation and there is an additional larder and utility spaces for superb food storage, dry, refrigerated and frozen, that you would expect in a former shooting lodge, where everything has to be brought on arrival. The breakfast room houses a table and benches that can seat up to 10 people comfortably.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 16 adults in 11 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms, as follows:

    • 5 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 3 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom

    Ground floor – ‘cook’s room’, is a single room with a single bed, with wash hand basin.

    First floor – Room 1, is a double bedroom with four poster double bed, with wash hand basin and front view; bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin

    Room 2 is the largest bedroom with double bed, with bay window side and front views, and wash hand basin (with adjoining door to single bedroom, room 3); room 3, is a single room with single bed, with side view;

    Room 4 is a twin room with two single beds, with wash hand basin and side view; separate shower unit only

    Room 5 is a single bedroom with single bed, with wash hand basin and rear view; bathroom with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin

    Room 6 is a single bedroom with single bed, with wash hand basin and rear view

    Room 7 is a double room, with double bed, with wash hand basin and rear view; separate shower unit only; bathroom with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin

    Room 8 is a twin-bedded room with two single beds, with wash hand basin and front view

    Room 9 is a larger double room with double bed, with wash hand basin and front view

    Room 10, is a single bedroom, with single bed and front view.

  • The lodge is located in a rural setting on a 7,000 acre estate, with a cottage to the rear where the housekeeper lives, surrounded by woodlands and open moor beyond. Accessed via a single-track 10 mile tarmac road from New Luce, it is always advisable to arrive in daylight to familiarise yourself with the landmarks of the area. There are excellent wilderness walks locally.

    Located 77 miles from Dumfries and 13 miles from Stranraer, there is a supermarket available in Stranraer or a local store at Glenluce. Galloway Forest Park is nearby and there is plenty to entertain in the way of activities, including walking and biking. Threave Castle and Cardoness Castle are historic venues then can be visited. Bladnoch Distillery is the nearest distillery.

    Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

    Please note that whilst there is a very limited satellite Internet connection - it is not fast and it is not suitable for any data downloads. A monthly allowance for usage is in place, but once the allowance is used, the service is not available until the next month. So it is only available for essential use.

    A limited coverage is available locally with no coverage in the house. The best connection is on the driveway.

    There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.

    The housekeeper works on behalf of the house and has access for light duties.

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Southern Scotland
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Barrhill 7 miles
Stranraer 11 miles
Girvan 15 miles


The lodge overlooks the open moors
The lodge sits high in the Dumfries and Galloway hills
The wood-burning stove adds extra warmth to the spacious sitting room
The view from the sitting room window
The dining room tables can be joined or remain separate
The open fire in the dining room adds extra warmth
The tantalus decanters
You can ring the gong for dinner
The breakfast room and kitchen combined
There is a breakfasting room off the kitchen
A small pool room is available in the utility hall
A table tennis table is available too
Room 1 is a four poster double bed with front view
Intricate detail of the four poster bed
Room 2 enjoys views to the front and side
The bay window scene in room 2
This bathroom has a fine old bath with claw and ball feet
Room 3 is a small single bedroom
Room 4 is a lovely twin-bedded room
Room 7 is a double room with rear view
Room 8 is a twin room with front view
One of the 3 bathrooms (and 2 showers) available
Room 9 is a double room with front view
Another of the bathrooms
Detail of bath taps
Room 10 is a cosy single bedroom
The view from room 8 across the moor
Next stop is the open moors
Only another mile to go before arriving at the lodge
A trip to Portpatrick to look across to Northern Ireland
A trip to Caerlaverock Castle is an interesting outing
Cardoness Castle is just off the A75

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