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Peaceful pet friendly Lodge with stunning views over farmland and forest. Wifi.

Dumfries and Galloway, UK
  • Chalet
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Lapwing Lodge, Lochanhead Nr. Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland - Very Quiet Location With Direct Access To Mabie Forest For Walking, Cycling And Dog Walking

Lapwing Lodge is a purpose built holiday lodge in a small non commercial development about 6 miles south of Dumfries on the road to the Solway Coast. Patio doors lead onto the deck with garden furniture overlooking farmland and forest. There is an enclosed garden with a shed for storage of bikes and golf clubs etc. Many varieties of birds can be watched from lodge. The lodge is wheelchair friendly with ramp access suitable for accompanied semi-disabled (please discuss with owner). The lodge is heated, double glazed, well insulated and has fitted carpets. It has a well equipped, recently updated, modern kitchen and a new walk in shower room. Brand new tumble dryer. Free wifi. For short breaks please contact owner for an accurate price as average price shown per night quoted by owners direct has not been agreed with us.


Alison Herron

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and bedroom 2 has two twin beds. Both have wardrobes, bedside tables and units with lamps and mirrors. Both rooms have heating.


        • 0 Bathrooms
        • Shower room 1
        • Newly renovated bathroom November 2016. White bathroom suite with walk-in shower enclosure. Mira power shower, heated towel rail, wall cabinet with mirror.

        Location Type

          • Rural


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Living Room
                    The open plan lounge/kitchen has patio doors opening onto the decking. The room is very comfortably furnished providing leather sofa, 2 leather chairs, nest of tables and lamps. There is also a 40 inch tv with sky freeview, a dvd and free wifi
                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Tumble Dryer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen
                        It has a well equipped modern kitchen with electric hob and fan assisted oven, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine. There is a kettle, toaster, cafetiere and a comprehensive range of kitchen utensils. There is a dining table seating 4 comfortably.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 4 people


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Video Library


                                  • Golf
                                    There are 3 golf courses in Dumfries. The championship links at Southerness golf club is a 20 minute drive. There are many other courses available
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    With decking


                                      • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                          • Notes on accommodation: Private parking for two cars at side of lodge. Garden is fully enclosed and safe for pets. Outside: There is a decked area with outdoor furniture, overlooking farmland and forest. There is a lawn garden with bird feeders near the hedge to watch the many birds that come to feed. Bird food is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The lodge is cleaned and provided with fresh towels and bed linen after every let. Other: There is a porch suitable for storage of jackets and shoes.

                                            House Rules

                                            Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                            Cancellation Policy

                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                            12 Reviews


                                            Latest reviews


                                            Tracŷ O.

                                            Set in a beautiful place which is quiet away from the hustle and bustle. There are many different birds in the garden including a greater spotted woodpecker. Excellent facilities in the lodge it has everything you need. Just fantastic can't wait to return.

                                            We'll be back...

                                            David F.

                                            Great property in a location very suited to us. Excellent communication from Alison from the minute we booked. Ideal for us, two teenagers and two dogs (the garden is perfect for the dogs). Well appointed and equipped property made our stay most pleasant. Thank you very much and I hope you'll have us again.

                                            Wonderful well equiped lodge in beautiful surroundings.

                                            Paul M.

                                            We have just returned from our 4th stay at lapwing lodge.

                                            We had a wonderful break again this time.

                                            The view's from the decked area at the rear of the property are stunning. There is a farm house in the distance along with a nice view of the forest.

                                            The forest is a lovely walk especially if you have your four legged friends with you, our 2 labradors love it.

                                            There is enough room to park 2 cars next to the lodge.

                                            The lodge itself is just like home from home with everthing you will need for a great holiday.

                                            On our arrival the lodge was very highly clean as ever, a true credit to the owners.

                                            It was a pleasure to feed the many wild birds again that are always visiting the rear garden.

                                            All in all lapwing lodge is a very well looked after propery situated in beautiful very quiet surrounding and I would recommend to anyone to try a weeks holiday here where you can chill out & relax in comfort. We will be returning in the near future.

                                            Really comfortable lodge with open extensive views.

                                            Kath G.Stranraer

                                            The quality and location of the lodge are excellent. Facilities and furnishings and equipment are all of quality, with comfortable seating and bed.

                                            The location gave direct walks into the forest for the dogs, without going on the busy road. The wintry weather dictated one day out touring, - Caerlaverock, New Abbey, Dalbeattie with great scenery. Visited the tower house near Kirkgunzeon.

                                            The only downside was that it took us 24 hours to work out that the night storage heater, hot water and shower and bathroom heater all work from off-peak electric, all have separate control switches which we did not find until the next morning and all had been turned off. It was very cosy in the evening, and the shower was great, (once we had hot water).

                                            We would love to stay again, it's a lovely place, and hope to return.

                                            Perfect Lodge for a holiday

                                            Andrea W.

                                            We have stayed at Lapwing Lodge on several occasions, mainly to mountain bike on the 7 Stanes routes in the area. The quality of the accommodation gets better every time we go. It is warm, brilliantly equipped, nicely decorated, completely comfortable and regularly improved. Very reluctant to write a good review in case the lodge becomes too popular and you book the lodge when I want to go!!

                                            Fantastic and relaxing lodge

                                            Debbie N.

                                            This place is amazing and this definately won’t be my last stay. We stayed over Hogmanay and New Year and it was perfect. The lodge is very well equipped and the thoughtful owners had provided Christmas decorations and a welcome bottle of wine, which was indeed very welcome! It has everything you need, is beautifully presented and well laid out. It also has great broadband/WiFi which is fantastic when the weather isn’t behaving itself. It’s warm, cosy and includes everything you could need - and then some! Great enclosed garden area makes it easy to let the dog out and we loved the bird feeders outside - even had a woodpecker pitching up every morning for a feed.

                                            The site itself is quiet but close enough to Dumfries to not feel too remote. The lodge really did feel like a home from home and helped us have a wonderfully relaxing few days before the end of the holidays. I really can’t recommend Lapwing Lodge highly enough. Thank you Alison


                                            Dumfries and Galloway, UK

                                            Coast/Beach: There are lovely beaches all along the Solway coast within a twenty minute drive. Distances: Dumfries is the capital of Dumfries and Galloway which is 6 miles away. It is a very historic burgh. There are many other lovely villages all within a short drive. Loch Arthur Community farm shop is 2 miles away and has won many national awards. Further Details: Forest and coastal walks, bird watching (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and RSPB sites), Biking on quiet roads as well as 7 Stane bike routes, beaches, gardens (Nation Trust at Threave), golf (at least 20 courses), fishing (both loch and sea), touring on quiet roads, horse riding and pony trekking, Bobert Burns Trails sites in Dumfries and many castle and historic monuments.


                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                            Changeover Day: Change over is usually Saturday, arriving anytime after 14.00 noon. Departure by 10.00 am to allow for cleaning. Notes on prices: From £280 you £460

                                            A deposit of £50 is payable on booking the lodge with the balance to be paid at least one month before arrival.

                                            12 Reviews
                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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