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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great fortnight stay in no.60 with friends and family. We all had a wonderful time exploring the area and finding some new places to visit. I can strongly recommend a holiday here, we are regular visitors and will be back next year.

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TeamBHV, Guest Relations Manager at Barend Holiday Village, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay again Bob, look forward to seeing you next year! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our first visit to barend (chalet 15) definitely wont be our last.Such a lovely quiet place ,where else can you sit on the balcony and watch badgers running around right below you, the cabin was fantastic ,well equipped and clean ,cracking view over the loch on a misty morning :).....look forward to going back

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TeamBHV, Guest Relations Manager at Barend Holiday Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Matt, we really appreciate it! So glad you enjoyed your stay in chalet 15, look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Chester
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to Barend , been coming for many years !!!! Peaceful, serene and perfect - we love it. Chalet 22 had everything we needed ( apart from a sieve !) kitchen is small but we are very familiar with that. No complaints at all , pool is small but adequate. Night sky was beautiful, badgers obliged by coming beneath our... More 

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TeamBHV, Guest Relations Manager at Barend Holiday Village, responded to this review

So glad you continue to enjoy your stays with us ChesterFew, look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very reasonable. Quiet and relaxed site. Young kids loved it. Cabin was a bit dated in kitchen / decor, however very clean and comfortable; not sure if all cabins are the same. Would definitely return.

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Thanks for the feedback DrB, look forward to seeing you again! More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For once, such a description is meant in a highly positive way. We have been visiting Barend as a family for 32 years, about once a year. We started with our two very young children, then the three of them. We came with friends and groups of friends, February and October half-terms, Spring and New Years holidays. Now we bring... More 

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TeamBHV, Guest Relations Manager at Barend Holiday Village, responded to this review

So lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed your stays with us over the years Paul, look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful family break where everything exceeded our expectations. Our chalet was beautiful and so well equipped. I cannot fault a thing. The site is very dog friendly too and plenty places to walk. So close to the beach at Sandyhills. On site restuarant and bar great too!! Can't wait to return.

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TeamBHV, Guest Relations Manager at Barend Holiday Village, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay in chalet 55 Kirsty J! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Glasgow
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Barend with the kids. Nice chalet which the kids loved. Good location for trips. The pool is small but was more than adequate for the kids. Only criticism is having to pay extra for extra people. If I have a chalet that sleeps 8 I would expects there to be a price that includes... More 

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So glad you all enjoyed your time with us anonF4501SW! More 

Kendal, UK
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time at Barend - the accommodation (we stayed in chalet 41) was lovely - warm and welcoming and well appointed. Great weather so were able to make the most of the dark skies and see an amazing night time spectacle! Also lucky enough to see the badgers making the most of the peanuts we put under our... More 

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TeamBHV, Guest Relations Manager at Barend Holiday Village, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your Autumn getaway at Barend! We love that people can enjoy the dark skies here and the badgers will never turn down peanuts! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our third visit to the farm cottage. This is an absolute gem for a self-catering couple with south-facing lounge and verandah and superb views over the Solway to the English hills. Very well appointed with books, games etc just in case of the odd wet day - but we didn't need any of that last weekend. Please don't... More 

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So glad you continue to enjoy your stays in the cottage mlwabscott! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of many visits we have made to Barend either with family or friends. We have never been disappointed. Comfortable chalets, and bar and restaurant on site is welcoming and friendly(pity perhaps it does not open at lunch time or earlier in the afternoon). Lots to do in the area for adults and children and Castle Douglas has... More 

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Thank you so much for your review JenMac03 we are so glad you continue to enjoy your stays at Barend! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barend is an idyllic setting, overlooking a loch and surrounded by hills and forests teeming with wildlife, only a quarter of a mile inland from beautiful and safe Sandyhills beach on the Colvend coast. We are an ideal base for walkers, cyclists - including visitors to the famous 7 Stanes mountain bike trails - bird watchers and all those who enjoy all the peaceful outdoor pursuits available in the stunning scenery which is Dumfries & Galloway: an area of outstanding natural beauty. All of our Scandinavian style chalets are comfortable with central heating for all year round use. We offer "Pets welcome" as well as "pet free chalets". We offer 4 different of accommodation: all well equipped for the freedom of self-catering and all with some ground floor sleeping accommodation. Our prices include bed linen and towels. All lodges have TV,DVD players and Dishwashers. Some have Satellite: the rest have freeview or Free Sat and most have Wi-Fi internet access. Our most popular chalets are Type A: A two story chalet with two double or twin bedrooms: one with en-suite toilet & hand basin: a large upstairs playroom / bedroom: sleeping up to eight. Some A types have an upstairs bedroom and full en-suite bathroom instead and sleep up to six. In all, a house bathroom downstairs: large living & dinning area with kitchen: upstairs and downstairs decks with great views. Any length of stay of three nights or more, arriving on any day subject to availability. We are open all year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barend Holiday Village

Address: | Near Dalbeattie, Sandyhills DG5 4NU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Sandyhills
Price Range: $71 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As:
Barend Holiday Village Hotel Colvend
Barend Holiday Village Dalbeattie
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“chalet 15a”
 of 5 bubbles mattcB9772CK, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the front row of lodges have direct views over the small loch opposite”
  • Autumn sunshine over the loch
 of 5 bubbles Kendal_UKHeron, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in chalet 35 which is conveniently placed for access to pool and bar/restaurant. Would advise though if going in autumn or winter months and nights are dark early to take the torch from the chalet with you if going to bar as it is very very dark on way back to lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles JenMac03, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are good.”
 of 5 bubbles agplumb, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lodge number 29”
 of 5 bubbles kerrs1969, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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