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Rascarrel Bay Retreat

Castle Douglas (10.5mls SE), Dumfries and Galloway
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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 on site / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious contemporary stylish lodge nestled in a beautiful private bay, perfect for a romantic getaway
  • Relax in the sauna, unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and admire the stunning coastal views
  • Located on the magnificent Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of beautiful rugged coastline
Property code: 80577

Enjoy a luxurious romantic break in this superb stylish and spacious detached lodge. Relax in the sauna or unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and admire the spectacular uninterrupted sea views.

Enjoy a romantic break in this luxuriously styled and spacious lodge. Relax in the sauna or unwind in the fantastic private hot tub, always admiring the spectacular, uninterrupted sea views. The property is located on the stunning Solway Firth boasting 200 miles of beautiful coastline. It’s close to the coastal village of Auchencairn (2.5 miles) and within easy reach of Dalbeattie (10 miles) and the market towns of Castle Douglas (10.5 miles), Scotland’s ‘Food Town’ and Kirkcudbright (11 miles) the ‘artist town’. Galloway Activity Centre, by the banks of Loch Ken (17 miles), offers a great choice of water sports and activities. Explore Galloway Forest Park (20 miles), home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe. Mountain bikers can enjoy trails at 7Stanes (11 miles) and golfers can experience an impressive 32 courses in the surrounding area. For wildlife and bird enthusiasts, the RSPB Ken Dee Marshes (17 miles) and the fantastic red kite trail are a must!

Enter the luxury lodge via a small flight of steps into the spacious hallway, an ideal place to store all outdoor clothing. Venture into the fabulous open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning coastal views. The lounge area has comfortable sofas, a Smart TV and a Sonos Bluetooth speaker which make it a great place to watch a film or listen to your favourite music after a day out exploring. The well-equipped kitchen is the perfect place to cook up a storm, complete with an excellent addition of a wine fridge and a central island for sitting and keeping the cook company. You can then sit together in the dining room, admiring sea views via French doors. Along the hallway, you’re met with the wonderful king-size bedroom with magnificent sea views, a Smart TV and a large dressing room. The bathroom is exceptionally spacious, fitted with a beautiful free-standing bath, a large separate shower with double double-headed rain shower and a WC. There is also direct access from the bathroom out to the enclosed balcony where you’ll find the hot tub and sauna. The handy utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer completes the spacious accommodation.

Step outside onto the fully enclosed patio area, which provides a large haven for dogs. Relax and enjoy a dip in the private hot tub whilst admiring the unforgettable view. Enjoy al fresco dining and lazy evening star gazing across the bay. There is also a fully covered deck area, with seating and multi-coloured mood lighting that can twinkle away as you sit out.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and wine cooler
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and Sonos Bluetooth speaker in the lounge, Smart TV in the bedroom
  • Wi-Fi signal is intermittent
  • Enclosed large patio area and fully covered deck area with seating
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private sauna (bath robes and towels provided)
  • Private hot tub (bath robes and towels provided)
  • Beach within walking distance, shop 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles and pub 7 miles
  • Private water supply
  • Regret no children
  • Babes in arms welcome
  • Please note, hot tub will be drained early on the morning of departure
  • This property can be booked alongside other properties that sleep a further 8 guests. Please contact us for details.
  • Arrival: 16:00 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicola Skelton

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 23rd February 2024

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this is my 2nd stay at rascarrel bay and i can`t fault the lodge or the area, due to ill health i had to leave after 2 days i was gutted as this is the most relaxing place i have ever been. can`t wait to go back.

Reviewed by Lisa 9th February 2024

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Everything was perfect. If you say you do not want to go home, then this tells you everything you need to know. This lodge was everything we could of hoped for and more. It had everything you could think off even a dishwasher and wine cooler. It was spotless, with a lovely hot tub and amazing sauna it is the best retreat.

Reviewed by Marie 2nd February 2024

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Just returned from our 3rd stay at this wonderful property. Comfy, well equipped and had everything we need. Wonderful outdoor space with fabulous sea, sunrise and sunset views. Very dog friendly, though our old boy is starting to struggle with steps. As always the hot tub and sauna are the icing on the cake. Im sure well be back. Thanks to our wonRead morederful hosts for its use and as always for the welcome treats Hide

Reviewed by Craig 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Pay 1st December 2023

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Fantastic lodge in a superb location. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Carol 27th October 2023

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This place is perfect we loved it,not for people who don't want a quite relaxing holiday would reccomend 1000%.The host has thought of every detail and tou dont need to take things like washing-up liquid/they left us sone flowers/chocolates/fudge and wine and biscuits for the dog.thanyoi very much we will be back

Reviewed by Mark 18th August 2023

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Spotlessly clean, full amenities including hot tub and sauna, beautiful coastal walks, secluded and so quiet, you will go a long way to better this, I would definitely return

Reviewed by Irene 11th August 2023

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Wonderful ,peace and quiet, amazing place,didn't want to leave,we'll run and looked after. Would come back in a heart beat

Reviewed by Richard 14th July 2023

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This accommodation exceeded our expectations. It is the most beautiful lodge in a stunning location. We have already booked for next year - that says it all. Thank you.

Reviewed by Fraser 16th June 2023

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Terrific break, the property and the weather were great and very spacious, the central hob / dining unit was great for cooking

Reviewed by Theresa 2nd June 2023

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Stayed in Retreat lodge. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable accommodation in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Dawn 12th May 2023

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A great secluded getaway, parked the car up and forgot it was there.

Reviewed by Jill 28th April 2023

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We had a fabulous week at The Retreat, what a beautiful lodge in a stunning location. We made good use of the hot tub and sauna, and went for plenty of dog walks, runs and bike rides during our time there. We cant wait to go back!

Reviewed by Samantha 31st March 2023

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This cottage is exactly as described. Its in a beautiful remote location with walks from the lodge, so no need to get in the car. Other reviews comment on the WiFi and mobile reception- this was in perfect working order for our stay and worked a bit too well actually as I was hoping to be unreachable. The lodge is well appointed and has everything Read moreyou could want for a stay away with your dogs and minimal human interaction- perfect. We hope to return! Hide

Reviewed by Carol 3rd March 2023

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Excellent holiday. The lodge has everything in it you would possibly need. Very high standard of cleanliness throughout. Beautiful peaceful location. 5 star lodge . Very comfortable. We had a couple of minor maintenance issues which we informed owners of and they were sorted that day .

Reviewed by Marie 3rd February 2023

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Second stay in this lovely retreat. Which is the best way to describe it. Stunning views, sunrises and star lit skies. Wonderful outdoor area and hot tub. Lodge has everything we could need and is spacious. Great walks for the dogs from the doorstep and a great base to explore the west coast.

Reviewed by Michelle 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 9th December 2022

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Such a beautiful, tranquil and incredible location, we stayed at the retreat lodge for a week with our 2 dogs and it was perfect. Immaculate throughout and the sauna was a real highlight after a cold walk in the multiple walking spots. The stars and sky were amazing and some beautiful little touches in this lodge. We will be back, thank you so muchRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 18th November 2022

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I cannot recommend the retreat enough, everything about our stay was perfect!!

Reviewed by Anthony 28th October 2022

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Return customer all due to the five star rating!

Reviewed by Teresa 5th October 2022

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Lovely secluded location, well equipped and good standard of cleanliness. Remember that you will probably need bottled water to drink. Due to its location mobile phone reception is very poor, and we were limited to using txt messages that took a while to arrive in both directions.

Reviewed by Emma 1st October 2022

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We stayed in the retreat lodge for our very own mini moon, we cannot reccomend enough! The lodge was absolutely stunning and the views were incredible! Even on the rainy days. Wonderful communication with the owners. Great walk ways close by for us and the dog and a 20 minute drive in to castle Douglas (which was also handy for EV charging)

Reviewed by Richard 9th September 2022

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No mention on there web page regards water quality Mains water provided from natural spring its ugh Take lots of bottled water We got through 25 litres in a week Other than that would highly recommend

Reviewed by John 26th August 2022

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As close to perfection as can be expected! A wonderful week in a wonderful location. Well done Rascarrel Bay. Well be back!

Reviewed by Deborah 19th August 2022

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We had a lovely, restful stay at the Retreat. The facilities are top notch and we loved the hot tub and sauna. The cleanliness level was superb! I have never stayed in such an ultra clean rental before. As a person currently immuno-suppressed due to chemo, this was crucial for my health and the Reteat exceeded all expectations. Potential guests shoRead moreuld note that the matrress is super firm, which may not suit. Also the Wifi is not sufficient to stream/download from the apps on the Smart TV's. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 12th August 2022

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We was not prepared for just how stunning this lodge is and the views, are spectacular. When we arrived our first words were wow. The lodge has everything you need and more. its relaxing, comfortable, with every detail being thought about. The cleanliness of the lodge is exceptional. The owner of the lodge is very easy to approach and nothing is toRead moreo much trouble. We have never felt so relaxed and for us this lodge is the best we have ever stayed in. We really cannot wait to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Jill 15th July 2022

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Enjoyed a fantastic holiday. We found the Retreat to be a beautiful lodge with amazing views over the bay. It's such a peaceful place to stay. The lodge had everything you could need and the hot tub was a real treat. It's handy enough to visit lots of places too. We've been visiting the Solway coast for many years and we could easily get to some ofRead more our favourite places such as Rockcliffe, Kippford, Sandyhills etc. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay here and we can't wait to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Marie 8th July 2022

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We went to Rascarrel for 1 week as a relaxing break, and stayed in the Retreat. The accommodation was definitely 5, the location was brilliant perfect for sitting back relaxing and watching for the seals and dolphins (which we saw). The attention to detail was obvious from the layout of the accommodation and all the facilities in the lodge. We founRead mored a really lovely farm shop call Lock Arthur Farm Shop which was about 20 mins drive away and got all our supplies there. Just a perfect break. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 17th June 2022

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Cottage was perfect, clean and welcoming with fresh flowers , wine, chocolates, fudge, tea coffee and milk. A wonderfully relaxing time away. Thank you.

Reviewed by Elaine 3rd June 2022

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The lodge was set in the most beautiful location.The hot tub and sauna were a wonderful addition to the property.The owners have gone the extra mile to ensure the comfort and cleanliness of the lodge.We have already booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Vanessa 27th May 2022

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We had an amazing stay in the Retreat- peaceful, relaxing and views to die for! Tesco delivery from castle Douglas - put note for the driver to call us via WhatsApp prior to arrival (no phone reception) We met at barrier and it all went smoothly. lots of local walks - our dogs loved their holiday. Only slight negative is the bed is really hard and Read morewe struggled to get comfortable- fine if you like a firm bed though. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 15th April 2022

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Picture perfect lodges in the beautiful setting of Rascarrel Bay. Lovely friendly owner too.

Reviewed by Richard 8th April 2022

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Cottage was super, lovely welcome pack. Everything you needed was there. Great location, but because of the location WiFi was poor, but it was great being away from it for our stay. The only negative would be the flood lights and cctv over the cottages as I had intended to do some night time photography. Thanks for a great week.

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