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Cosy traditional cottage in beautiful rural south west Scotland. Dogs welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditional 2 bedroom cottage in beautiful rural location. Newly modernised.

Originally built in the mid 1800's as a gatekeeper's cottage, South Lodge is now a cosy 2 bedroomed cottage on the edge of the small village of Ringford. The cottage has recently been modernised and extended and now includes a sitting room with wood burning stove, a delightful sunroom, large kitchen/dining room and newly fitted bathroom. There is a double bedroom with a king size oak bed and a further twin bedroom. Patio doors lead to the secluded sunny garden which has a small lawn, lots of shrubs and a barbeque. There are lovely walks right from the front door and a very popular tea room just along the road.

The village of Ringford gives easy access to the local beaches, horse riding, many places of historic interest, the Galloway hills and of course the vibrant town of Kirkcudbright (4 miles). Kirkcudbright is well known for its artistic connections, popular galleries and independent shops. There is an extensive programme of entertainment throughout the year which includes the Jazz Festival, the Summer Festivities, the Arts and Crafts Trail and the Kirkcudbright Tattoo to name but a few!

More Details

Mr and Mrs Alan Johnstone
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Castle Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum of two well behaved dogs allowed. Please bring their bedding.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The bathroom is a large modern wet room style.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Travel cot available on request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lovely king size oak bed
  • The sofa in the sunroom is actually also a sofa bed too.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
South Lodge is a quaint cottage offering cosy accommodation in a comfortable "Scandi" style. The Lodge is situated in a beautiful part of Scotland that is often by-passed as people head for the Highlands. This area offers a taste of the Highlands in miniature with the Galloway hills just 30 minutes drive away. More gentle walks start right from the doorstep and the whole area is a walkers paradise. There are also lovely safe sandy beaches if you want to bring your bucket and spade! Dumfries and Galloway has a number of stunning gardens open to the public and is also well known for birdwatching - the Solway Firth is the winter home for thousands of migratory birds. There is much to do in this quiet corner of Scotland - from walking, cycling, fishing, golfing, sight seeing or just sitting in the garden with a good book enjoying the peace and quiet. Do come and experience it for yourselves!


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Cosy traditional cottage in beautiful rural south west Scotland. Dogs welcome!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Gorgeous cottage . Great location as base. Lovely owners.

  • 5 of 5

Patsy and Alan were perfect hosts nothing was too much trouble. Gorgeous cottage very well equipped.We loved the area Kirkcudbright was lovely. Beaches in the area lovely we especially liked Rockcliffe. Would highly recommend this cottage and the owners other property The Cider Tower in Kirkcudbright. Rachel John and Marley

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel , John and Marley Really glad you had a super time. The area really is a hidden gem1 Hope you can come again - perhaps when the weather is warmer!! Patsy and Alan xx
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beautiful cottage, very spacious in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

beautiful, relaxing cottage, recently renovated and the perfect mix of old and new. there is plenty of room, and the location is perfect for traveling the local area. peaceful and quiet. would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan Thanks for such a lovely first review of our new cottage! You and the family (and your 2 cute dogs) are welcome back any time!
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Masonic Arms
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kirkcudbright Golf Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Selkirk Arms Hotel
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Dhoon Bay
Car: necessary

Out and About

Galloway is known as “Scotland in miniature” and has something for everyone. The area is great for hill and coastal walking, fishing, golf and cycling. The ancient town of Kirkcudbright, a Royal Burgh since 1455, is historically very interesting and has a ruined castle, working harbour, museum and attractive High Street. There are also a number of independent shops and cafes. The town is known as “The Artist’s Town” having been home to EA Hornel, Jessie M King, EA Taylor and their friends in the last century. There are regular summer exhibitions and two permanent art galleries in the town. There is also a comprehensive programme of events throughout the spring and summer. (Link to Kirkcudbright summer festivities).

There are numerous gardens and places of interest within easy reach, including Threave and Logan Botanical Gardens.

You will find local information , maps and guides in the lodge to help you plan your stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.