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A perfect romantic retreat
Luxuriously spacious open plan
The perfect seascape
Head onto the decking to watch the sunrise
Admire the stunning bay views from the covered decking area
Watch the sun come up with a morning coffee
Thoughtful design and well-equipped
Spend your nights in comfort
Enjoy the luxury
Take a relaxing soak in the deep bath tub
Relax by the sea
Or a refreshing rain shower
Through the hallway
A warm welcome to you and your four legged friend
A great space
Enjoy cooking for your loved one
Picture perfect hideaway
Stunning lodge
Enjoy a pawfect holiday
Fully enclosed patio
Enjoy an evening relaxing watching the sun set and the waves lap the bay
Beautiful views of a beautiful bay
1 / 22  A perfect romantic retreat
2 / 22  Luxuriously spacious open plan
3 / 22  The perfect seascape
4 / 22  Head onto the decking to watch the sunrise
5 / 22  Admire the stunning bay views from the covered decking area
6 / 22  Watch the sun come up with a morning coffee
7 / 22  Thoughtful design and well-equipped
8 / 22  Spend your nights in comfort
9 / 22  Enjoy the luxury
10 / 22  Take a relaxing soak in the deep bath tub
11 / 22  Relax by the sea
12 / 22  Or a refreshing rain shower
13 / 22  Through the hallway
14 / 22  A warm welcome to you and your four legged friend
15 / 22  A great space
16 / 22  Enjoy cooking for your loved one
17 / 22  Picture perfect hideaway
18 / 22  Stunning lodge
19 / 22  Enjoy a pawfect holiday
20 / 22  Fully enclosed patio
21 / 22  Enjoy an evening relaxing watching the sun set and the waves lap the bay
22 / 22  Beautiful views of a beautiful bay

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 1

Castle Douglas (10.5mls SE), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious contemporary stylish lodge perfect for a romantic getaway
  • Relax and unwind in the wonderful private hot tub and admire the coastal views of the stunning Solway Firth
  • Explore the wonderful Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe an of the best mountain biking in Scotland, the 7 Stanes
Property code: 64388

Enjoy a luxurious romantic break in this superb detached lodge. Relax in the comfortable surroundings, unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and admire the spectacular uninterrupted sea views.

Nestled in a peaceful position, benefiting from magnificent panoramic views over the splendid Rascarrel Bay. Located close to pretty coastal village of Auchencairn, with post office shop, cafe and a restaurant to enjoy. Within easy reach of Dalbeatie and the bustling market towns of Castle Douglas Scotland’s ‘Food Town’ and Kirkcudbright the ‘artist’s town’. Visit the historic Threave Castle situated on an island in the River Dee. Galloway Activity Centre, located on the banks of Loch Ken offers a great choice of water sports and activities including a climbing tower with zipwire, laser tag and archery. For wildlife and bird enthusiasts the RSPB Ken Dee Marshes and the fantastic red kite trail is a must.

Entering the stylish luxurious lodge up a small flight of steps, into the spacious hallway the ideal place to store all outdoor clothing. You then move through into the fabulous spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with floor to ceiling full length windows, to admire the stunning coastal views. The lounge, with comfortable sofas and French doors leading out to the enclosed decked area, is a great place to perhaps watch a film on the TV/DVD after a day out exploring this stunning area or simply sit back and take in the breath-taking sea views. The wonderful bespoke well-equipped kitchen with mood lighting, is the perfect place to cook up a storm with electric oven and gas hob in the large central island, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and seating area. The dining area is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic meal, with sea views and French doors leading out to the hot tub. Heading back through the hallway you are met with the wonderful king-size bedroom, with magnificent sea views, TV and large dressing room. Followed by the exceptionally spacious bathroom, with beautiful contemporary free-standing bath, large separate shower with double headed rain shower and WC. Finally completing the spacious accommodation is the handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Stepping outside onto the spacious fully enclosed large patio area, providing a safe haven for dogs. Relax and enjoy a dip in the private hot tub and admire the stunning sea views. Enjoy al fresco dining and lazy evening star gazing across the bay. There is also a fully covered decked area, with seating and fantastic multi coloured, twinkling star ceiling mood lighting. There is a private drive, with ample off-road parking to the side of the lodge.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and wine cooler
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub (bath robes and towels provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included. Please note: Due to location, connectivity can vary
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Complex of properties
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 months
  • Pubs and restaurant 10.5 miles, shop 2 miles and beach within walking distance
  • Please note- hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in bedroom
  • Private water supply
  • Please note: Unfortunately, electric car charging is not possible at these lodges. Electric vehicle charging points at nearby Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 17th June 2022

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Excellent property very quiet location. Has every in the lodge needed for self-catering. My only disappointment was the nearest village was 2 miles away and did not have a local pub but does have super local grocery.

Reviewed by Carol 3rd June 2022

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A beautiful holiday spot. So quiet and fantastic to be by the sea. Lodges are just perfect. They contain everything you need for a super get away.

Reviewed by David 13th May 2022

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Excellent standard of lodge, location, and cleanliness.

Reviewed by Gemma 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 22nd April 2022

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Just as it says on the tin peace and tranquillity would definitely recommend to friends views stunning

Reviewed by Karen 18th March 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay. The lodge is very well equipped, we really had everything we needed. The views are amazing and the local area is stunning

Reviewed by Fiona 11th March 2022

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What a superb holiday. Our lodge was perfect. When we arrived fresh flowers, wine, tablet and chocolates greeted us. The lodge was bright and sunny, the views - spectacular. Super super clean. The bedroom was very comfortable and we loved having a dressing room. Our only disappointment was that these lodges are fully booked until November, however,Read more we had no hesitation in re-booking for March 2023. Hide

Reviewed by Margot 4th March 2022

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Best self catering accommodation we have ever rented. The design, furnishings and contents were excellent. Location was amazing, with uninterrupted sea views walking from the door and absolute silence. Loved the sitooterie so we could enjoy the view no matter the weather. The wine, chocolates and flowers were a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Irene 25th February 2022

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One word fantastic

Reviewed by Martyn 11th February 2022

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Outstanding lodges. Very high-end equipment. Levels of comfort and cleanliness were amazing. The location of the lodges only adds to the experience.

Reviewed by Drew 29th December 2021

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Platinum 1 lodge was lovely what a view really like the area you could sit out looking onto the sea . Hot tub was superb . Lovely walks for us and our dog . Defo be back .

Reviewed by Brenda 13th December 2021

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Five star accommodation, been visiting for years and hopefully for years to come.

Reviewed by Anika 3rd December 2021

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Absolutely stunning accommodation and location! We had the best time!

Reviewed by Debi 5th November 2021

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Lodge had a lovely view both from inside and from the hot tub. Well equipped and location fantastic. Lovely walks from the door and within a short drive.

Reviewed by Joy 29th October 2021

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Fantastic location, amazing accommodation. Cabin and hot tub was immaculate. We had a lovely, relaxing weekend for our wedding anniversary. Cabin has everything you could possibly ever need. Lots of thoughtful extras and everthing is of the highest of standards. You can really tell the owners have gone above and beyond with presentation and upkeep.Read more We have stayed in quite a few cabins and this is by far our favourite. My only complaint would be having to leave this little gem of a place. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Liam 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Gareth 1st October 2021

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Everything else about the lodge was perfect. Cleanliness, Equipment,Location and Value for money were all above 5 stars. The only thing that wasnt to my liking was the bed, the bed was too hard and the pillows were way too soft. But thats a personal choice and maybe to some peoples liking.

Reviewed by Susan 24th September 2021

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Absolutely amazing, breathtaking views, rabbits, deer and red kite on the door step. My two dogs loved it! safe and secure for them to be out around the lodge. If your looking for a really chilled out holiday with piece and quiet this is your place to be. Gorgeous lodge comes with all mod cons and more, and thanks for the flowers and chocolates, a Read morelovely touch. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 3rd September 2021

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Such a relaxing and peaceful week at Platinum 1. Our little doggie was recovering from a stroke and it's just what the vet ordered. The layout of the property maximises the views from all angles and the cleanliness was superb. Everything we needed was there. The views are to die for. I didnt pick a book up with those views distracting me. Thank youRead more Pamela Wilson Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 27th August 2021

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Very high standard lodge, the owner has thought of everything you could possibly need. Fantastic position lovely and quiet. Fabulous views not obscured by the thoughtfully provided glass fence surround, which is very convenient if you bring your furry family. Extra touches of milk, wine, flowers, chocs, tablet and dog biscuits greatly appreciated. Read moreWould highly recommend this lodge. Hide

Reviewed by Carrie 20th August 2021

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Fantastic luxury lodge in a beautiful setting. So relaxing. Absolutely loved it. Great to be able to go somewhere so nice that is also very dog friendly. Highly recommend. Spoke to neighbouring lodges & repeat guests - says it all. Well definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Tricia 13th August 2021

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Very comfortable and very clean

Reviewed by Sharon 30th July 2021

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One of the best lodge holidays weve had in a long time. Welcome pack was lovely even treats and towel for the dogs. Well equipped for all our needs. Chilling in the hot tub with fantastic views all around. Owners were close to hand if we needed them. We will be booking again in the near future. Thank you

Reviewed by Zoe 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 25th June 2021

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Fabulous stay, loved the peace and quiet. We loved it so much weve already booked 2 weeks in the same lodge next year. We found it like home from home with everything you could want, the luxury finish made our stay feel very special. To be honest we didnt leave the lodge very much to explored the area because it was so beautiful and relaxing where Read morewe were. The dog loved it too enjoying lots of lovely walks, a week just wasnt enough thats why its 2 next year, we cant wait. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 19th June 2021

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Great accommodation, we were in Platinum 1 and everything you need is supplied in the lodge, beautiful scenery, really quiet and peaceful, good coastal walks along the cliffs to Balcary Bay. Great touch with the welcome pack of wine, flowers, chocolates and tablet. 5 stars from us.

Reviewed by Pamella 11th June 2021

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Clean, comfortable, spacious and quiet.

Reviewed by Colin 4th May 2021

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highly recommended...great stay

Reviewed by Jocelyn 30th April 2021

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The Lodge location is amazing, on the shore line looking across the firth. Pulled the curtains back one morning to see a young deer staring back at me. The Lodge itself was fabulous, with everything you could possibly need for a short break. We will definitely be back

Reviewed by John 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Catherine 23rd October 2020

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This is our second visit & cannot wait to return. We love the location & isolation. Fantastic for the body & soul.......

Reviewed by William 16th October 2020

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A very relaxing break that was needed with all the things that are going on at this moment

Reviewed by Brian 2nd October 2020

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The lodge was in a beautiful location, very peaceful too. Inside it was very comfortable, everything was top quality and it was immaculately clean, lots of space too. The chocolates, wine and flowers were a lovely gesture. The patio surrounding the lodge was perfect for the dogs as they could not escape. There were lots of walks from the lodge and Read morewe were right on the shoreline so great views and even saw an otter. Would we go back again? Definitely. Hide

Reviewed by Celia 18th September 2020

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Absolutely immaculate with every conceivable thing you would need. Totally clean especially during these unprecedented times where we felt totally safe. Magnificent views and stunning walks. If you like peace and quiet this is the place. The owners took every step and effort to make sure their guests were welcomed and kept safe. Would definitely reRead moreturn and would thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 11th September 2020

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A spacious, clean lodge with all that you need including a hot tub. Remote location, ideal if you enjoy peace and quiet. Spacious deck and choice of seating provided. We had lovely weather which helped and lovely to sit out looking over the bay. Owners very helpful and not intrusive. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Irene 28th August 2020

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Brilliant for us as we wanted to relax, very peaceful, lots of rabbits that came out at night

Reviewed by Lynn 21st August 2020

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This was our second visit - it wont be our last. The lodge is just lovely; the area is very quiet and peaceful; the enclosed patio is ideal with a dog.

Reviewed by Amanda 14th August 2020

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Stunning property and location with luxuries and beautiful added extras such as fluffy robes for post hot tub. Everything finished to a superb standard.

Reviewed by Paul 7th August 2020

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Very spacious luxury accommodation in an idyllic location, very private, with only the noise of the sea and the birds. Good walks nearby. Ideally situated for Balcary Bay, Galloway Forest Park and nearby Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright. Too good to use as just a base though; we loved being at home in our Platinum lodge.

Reviewed by G 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Keith 24th July 2020

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Beautiful views and nice and quiet

Reviewed by Julie 17th July 2020

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Recommend 100% for a relaxing break. Total comfort ...excellent accommodation. Very high standard ...home from home.

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A perfect romantic retreat
Luxuriously spacious open plan
The perfect seascape
Head onto the decking to watch the sunrise
Admire the stunning bay views from the covered decking area
Watch the sun come up with a morning coffee
Thoughtful design and well-equipped
Spend your nights in comfort
Enjoy the luxury
Take a relaxing soak in the deep bath tub
Relax by the sea
Show 10 moreOr a refreshing rain shower

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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