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Excellent
52 reviews
Spring at 'Whin'
lounge/dining - dinner's ready
view from the deck - other views are available!
toast your toes by the cosy log burner
well equipped kitchen should you feel like cooking up a tasty treat from fresh local produce.
Time for bed after a day's activity
spacious twin/double bedrooms have 'ziplock' twin beds that can be joined together
soak in the 'twa snooter' bath in the family bathroom
en-suite
mountain biking on the local Dalbeattie Forest '7stanes' trail
Dalbeattie '7stanes' - the award winning mountain bikers haven.  Great forest for walking
red squirrel - local resident
red kite at feeding station nearby
Threave Castle and roe deer, near Castle Douglas
view over the estuary from the nearby motte
Barnacle Geese, Mersehead RSPB reserve closeby
walking in the woods
Crisp, snowy day at 'Whin'. Snuggle in with the log burner and magnificent views to the Solway Firth
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Stuart M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Hideaway”
Reviewed 11 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with two eight year olds and a thirteen year old. The lodge was well equipped and maintained to a high standard and the wood burner gave a great end to each day. The lodge is set off the main road with shops etc a 10min drive. If you like peace and quiet and the outdoors this is the lodge for you. Kids found new things to experience as their was no WIFI - a bonus!

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Liked best: the high standard of the lodge
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Albert L
1 review
“Fantastic Accommodation, Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The Whin cabin was an absolute pleasure to stay in. There was plenty room for our family of five. The accomodation is clean, spacious, well equipped and extremely comfortable. The terrace is perfect to sit on sunny days. The location is peaceful and is a short drive to the nearest beach.

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Richard M
1 review
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“Fantastic lodge”
Reviewed 17 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Fab find from the beautiful views to the fresh baking left for our arrival. We've stayed in alot accommodation in the area over the years and all in our party commented on the quality and value for money of the accommodation.

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Dassy1
Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect Relaxation, in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 9 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This was a wonderful setting, great views of the distant sea over the forest, with walks directly from the door. The lodge was straightforward to find thanks to the friendly directions given by Carol. We were very impressed by the spaciousness of the lodge. All 3 of the bedrooms were a generous size. The utility/drying/boot room, complete with OS map on the wall, bench to sit on and pegs for coats was a great addition. The kitchen was really well equipped and all the appliances were great to use, large cafetiere too. The whole open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area felt spacious, with plenty of seating. The wood burning stove was just perfect for this time of year and made it feel cosy and snug, while the wind howled and the rain lashed. we were generously provided for with great big logs for the burner.

The decking would be glorious given the right weather, having said that, the views were lovely and had there been no clouds, then stargazing would be great from out there. Did manage to spot the light on the light house though.

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Liked best: Spaciousness, wood burner, size of rooms, peace and quiet, quality of furnishings, appliances
Liked least: Steep drive up /down track
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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paulryder...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“fantastic”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

stayed at whin lodge for long weekend with our lab we had a great weekend so relaxed dog loved it walked for miles .would like to thank carol and david. the lodge is 5 star and would recomend to any one..

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Liked best: the whole experience
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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