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“Idyllic for extended family with dog”
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Review of Kirkennan Lodge

The Lodge is a comfortable cottage with its own private enclosed garden overlooking a walled garden
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The Lodge is a comfortable cottage with its own private enclosed garden overlooking a walled garden
The comfortable sitting room has an open fire for cozy evenings in. The dining room - the table can extend for larger parties
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The Lodge is a comfortable cottage with its own private enclosed garden overlooking a walled garden
The comfortable sitting room has an open fire for cozy evenings in.
The dining room - the table can extend for larger parties
The dining room with table extended
The well equipped kitchen
The hallway
The downstairs double bedroom
The downstairs twin room
Upstairs single room
Upstairs 'attic' room with additional pull out bed if required.
The family bathroom with shower cubicle
The Lodge is set just off the quiet Estate private road and has its own enclosed garden
Red squirrels are frequent visitors to Kirkennan gardens
Sandyhills, one of many local beaches
Kirkennan is a great place for wildlife and birdwatching
There are many local hill, coastal and woodland walks
Kirkennan's walled garden - guests are welcome to enjoy the whole Estate
Kirkennan's landscaped gardens
A winter view of Kirkennan and surrounding area from Raven's Craig - a view point 15 min walk away
Kirkennan has a number of specimen trees.
Kirkennan is a great place for tree lovers.
The Lodge and enclosed private garden
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Very good - based on 3 reviews
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KarrieWil...
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Idyllic for extended family with dog”
Reviewed 27 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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The Lodge is homely, warm and spacious, well provisioned (for adults, children, dogs and babies!) and despite the road being the other side of the drive - very quiet. Freedom to wander most of the estate is a big plus point. You have your own garden front and back (mainly grass with shrubs and trees) and views over part of the walled garden, which has been newly set with fruit trees. The estate is an on-going labour of love.

The gardens were dog proof (collie size) and plenty big enough for playing ball away from the lodge. The woods over the road are full of paths - handy walking for rainy days, Jock's wood on the estate is young and great for a stroll. The river has a huge tidal range - it's worth going to see at different times of day.

The area is fabulous for family outdoor activities. There are so many rivers locally with estuaries and sandy beaches, valleys covered in forestry and small towns with local character. You'll always have some where new to go and something new to do.
There is a great community shop, cafe/restaurant and a pub serving food in the village of Palnackie, just over half a mile away.

On the personal side, your landlady is friendly, helpful and a keen gardener. There are hens and you may be lucky enough to find they are laying. There files of walks, activities and recommendations for local eateries in the lodge - very handy for planning a day out. The book shelves are full of all sorts of books and a handful of DVDs (including my favourite, Cinema Paradiso).

There were six in our party (grandparent, parents, teenagers, and a dog). We all so want to come back. Even the kids were happy to be Wifi free (although it was being installed whilst we were there). We just need more holidays from work and school. x.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Apr 2017
I am so glad you all enjoyed your holiday at Kirkennan. I agree there is so much to see and do in Dumfries & Galloway - we still have much to discover when we manage to tear ourselves away from enjoying Kirkennan. I hope you will visit again.
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mikehM642...
Leyland, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“We have found Hansel and Gretel's fairytale cottage ....”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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people found this review helpful

I've now stayed at Kirkennan Lodge twice in the last 8 months (Oct 15 and June 16) with various members of my family and we've had two magical holidays. The owners couldn't have tried harder to make this a great place to stay and even provided fresh eggs and vegetables from the garden on arrival.
The setting is absolutely stunning with the Lodge located in its own self-contained gardens (great for kids and dogs) which are in turn set at the edge of a larger estate comprising extensive woodland, many mature specimen trees, a walled vegetable garden and masses of rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs.
The house itself is very spacious and sleeps 7. The owners have thought of just about everything in terms of equipment with a kitchen that includes both a washing machine and dishwasher, satellite tv in the lounge and a small library of books, dvds and local guides - there's even a bbq and a table football table in the garage. The only thing missing is Wi-Fi but frankly this is more of a blessing than a curse if you are looking to get away from it all for a few days. Oil fired central heating, a wood fire and modern double glazing means the cottage should be warm and cosy whatever time of year you visit. The décor is a little tired in places but everything was clean, tidy and very comfortable with plenty of living space.
Its worth noting that the Lodge has both downstairs bedrooms and a downstairs bathroom.
I have to be honest that we were very lucky with the weather on both occasions - this meant plenty of trips to the local sandy beaches of Rockcliffe, Kippford and Auchencairn and walks in the nearby forests. In terms of towns Kirkcubright in particular, with its focus on arts and crafts, was worth a visit. Clearly if the weather had been bad we may have come away with a slightly different impression.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Apr 2017
I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Kirkennan and hope to see you here again sometime soon.
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