Romantic setting
Luxurious and spacious
Warming lounge
Kick back and relax
Warm and welcoming
A room with a view
Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
And admire the stunning sea views
Wake in time for sunrise
Bright and beautiful
Romantic evenings in
Beautiful bedroom
Beautiful sea views to wake to
Wake in time for breakfast
Contemporary bathroom with deep tub
And walk in shower
Stylish free standing bath
By the sea
Treat yourself
Warm and welcoming
Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with surrounding sea views
Gaze out to sea for hours... why not
Have a Pawfect holiday
Stunning by day and by night
Relax on an evening on covered decking area
Stunning secluded bay
1 / 26  Romantic setting
2 / 26  Luxurious and spacious
3 / 26  Warming lounge
4 / 26  Kick back and relax
5 / 26  Warm and welcoming
6 / 26  A room with a view
7 / 26  Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
8 / 26  And admire the stunning sea views
9 / 26  Wake in time for sunrise
10 / 26  Bright and beautiful
11 / 26  Romantic evenings in
12 / 26  Beautiful bedroom
13 / 26  Beautiful sea views to wake to
14 / 26  Wake in time for breakfast
15 / 26  Contemporary bathroom with deep tub
16 / 26  And walk in shower
17 / 26  Stylish free standing bath
18 / 26  By the sea
19 / 26  Treat yourself
20 / 26  Warm and welcoming
21 / 26  Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with surrounding sea views
22 / 26  Gaze out to sea for hours... why not
23 / 26  Have a Pawfect holiday
24 / 26  Stunning by day and by night
25 / 26  Relax on an evening on covered decking area
26 / 26  Stunning secluded bay

Rascarrel Bay Platinum 3

Castle Douglas (9.5mls 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
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a romantic escape in this super luxurious contemporary lodge
  • Unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and enjoy the sea views
  • Fully enclosed spacious patio providing a safe haven for dogs
  • Golfers will be delighted with an impressive 32 courses in the region
  • Explore the wonderful Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe
  • For wildlife and bird enthusiasts the RSPB Ken Dee Marshes and the fantastic red kite trail is a must
Property code: 64391

This fabulous detached, spacious lodge is the perfect place for a romantic retreat. Relax in the private hot tub and enjoy the wonderful coastal views or take a stroll on the private rocky beach.

Wonderfully positioned in the heart of the beautiful Rascarrel Bay. On the stunning Solway Firth, boasting 200 miles of beautiful coastline. Close to the picturesque coastal village of Auchencairn, with a restaurant, cafe and handy post office shop. Within easy reach of Dalbeattie and the beautiful market towns of Castle Douglas, known as Scotland’s ‘Food Town’ and Kirkcudbright the ‘artist town’. 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. Close to some of the best mountain biking in Scotland including the 7 Stanes or visit the fantastic Laggan Outdoor Activity centre with the largest zipwire in Europe.

Step inside this stylish luxurious lodge into the spacious hallway, ideal place to store all outdoor clothing. Venturing into the fabulous spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with floor to ceiling full length windows, to admire the stunning costal 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Complex of properties
  • 2 medium sized dogs welcome
  • Regret this property is not suitable for children over 6 month
  • Pubs 7 miles, restaurant 3 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
  • Arrival- 5pm

The surrounding area is filled with sheltered bays and secluded sandy beaches, castle ruins, and vibrant small towns and villages. Drive to Castle Douglas (11 miles), known as the 'Food Town' for its many local businesses selling fresh and quality produce. Browse the shop windows on its main street, stop in for an ice cream, and then head over to National Trust for Scotland's Threave Garden, and Threave Castle, both on the outskirts of the town.

Also, well worth a visit is harbour town Kirkcudbright (12 miles), otherwise known as the 'Artists' Town' for its connections to renowned creative individuals. There you'll find National Trust for Scotland's Broughton House and Garden, home of Glasgow Boy E.A. Hornel, the Kirkcudbright Galleries, and a handful of smaller art galleries scattered around the town. There is also a number of friendly cafes and independent shops.

Local beauty spots for a pleasant stroll include Bainloch Deer Park (16.5 miles) and Brighouse Bay (18 miles), where you can feel the sand between your toes and enjoy the Scottish sunshine. For a romantic picnic, venture to one of the pretty ruins, such as Dundrennan Abbey (6 miles), Cardoness Castle (20 miles), or Sweetheart Abbey (22 miles).

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 7th February 2020


Reviewed by Maureen 27th December 2019

Fantastic location and very high spec accommodation. Didnt think we would use hot tub but did every night! Perfect for stargazing. Wonderful area for walking. Local hotel was closed till feb which was a shame as we had planned to eat there but overall an amazing stay and we will def return

Reviewed by Kathy 29th November 2019

amazing lodge in an awe-inspiring location, the lodge was immaculate and the welcome pack and fresh flowers were lovely. We have been to the lodge twice this year, and we will be back next year. The Galloway forest is stunning and the forest drives and roads are so quiet. Haste'ye'back.....

Reviewed by Jade 8th November 2019

This was a relaxing holiday and it was pretty perfect. The views are phenomenal and the premium lodge is worth it. Just go for it.

Reviewed by Dawn 11th October 2019

Perfect cottage and setting for a relaxing, secluded, amazing couples holiday. Beautiful views of the sea and surrounding landscape.

Reviewed by Joanna 27th September 2019

The lodge was extremely clean and very well equipt and the location was fabulous. The only thing was that the pillows were a bit flat for us, but maybe not for everyone and maybe some bath sheets would be great. A telescope would be fantastic for looking a the amazing stars.

Reviewed by Kenny 6th September 2019

Superb property, beautifully presented and very well equipped. Very spacious internally, with comfortable sofas in lounge area, excellent kitchen/dining area, bathroom with large shower cubicle and separate bath and bedroom, c/w adjoining dressing room. In addition there is a fully enclosed patio to two sides of the property with bonus of hot tub. Read moreBeyond this, large grass area, ideal for dogs to play. Arguably a little remote, however the flip side of that is the total peace and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by George 16th August 2019

We were very pleased with our choice.

Reviewed by Samantha 2nd August 2019

Just wow! From the location, the lodge, the welcome, the cleanliness, the hot tub - everything was perfect. Very dog friendly, very quiet location but enough in the area to explore too - if you can bear to leave the lodge. Tesco deliver shopping in this area and Id recommend getting bottled drinking water.

Reviewed by Rosemary 26th July 2019

Perfect location, spotlessly clean. Lovely welcome pack, nice private road with the most beautiful outlook.

Reviewed by Tom 13th July 2019

Wonderful, relaxing, beautiful and peaceful

Reviewed by Jane 15th June 2019

Beautiful lodge with everything you need. The welcome pack - wine, chocolates and flowers is a lovely touch. And the hot tub was fabulous after our long walks and bike ride. Plenty of wildlife, particularly rabbits and hares around the lodge and lots of places to visit. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Suzanne 31st May 2019

Certainly a 5 star experience. Quiet location, perfect for relaxing. Next to the sea. Perfect for dog walking.

Reviewed by Graham 17th May 2019

Highly recommended.

Reviewed by David 26th April 2019

Luxury cabin. Beautiful views. Peace and quiet. Fresh air. Lovely welcome pack. Privacy in spite of 3 other cabins. Quiet roads. Bluebell filled countryside.

Reviewed by Aimee 19th April 2019

Perfect to get away from city life, so peaceful beautiful views and a perfect place to relax and unwind. The hot tub is perfect to end a day of beautiful walks.

Reviewed by JESSICA 5th April 2019

Had an absolutely brilliant week in Platinum 3 lodge Rascarrel Bay. Luxury and scenery at its best with the added bonus of our pooch being able to enjoy it too. Loved the area, the lodge, the hot tub and all the walks we did during our stay. We will definitely return in the not too distant future.

Reviewed by Leahana 29th March 2019

This place was lovely and relaxing as clean as you could ever get immaculate they make sure you get 5* . The lodge was perfect the surroundings are excellent all in all the perfect place to relax and unwind. This was our first visit but will not be the last. Well done for our lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Barbara 25th February 2019

The cottage was beautiful with high spec equipment and very clean and well laid out.

Reviewed by Brian 15th February 2019

An absolutely amazing and immaculate lodge. The owners had thought of everything, right down to some basics to get you going, as well as some treats of wine, flowers, cookies and chocolates. The lodge was in a row of four but still private and not overlooked, with opaque glass around the hot tub. Full uninterrupted sea views, and literally seconds Read moreto the rocky beach. Lovely walks from the door and of course the hot tub to add the finishing touch. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 23rd November 2018

Viewed from the luxury of the bedroom, lounge or hot tub, Rascarrel bay has tranquillity, natural beauty and the power of the sea all around. The lodge is beautifully appointed with comfort and cosiness to the fore. Everything you are likely to need is available down to maps of the area and a warm Scottish welcome. Our dogs loved it too. Beach walkRead mores are gorgeous and accessible. The only downside was leaving, however we will definitely return! Hide

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Romantic setting
Luxurious and spacious
Warming lounge
Kick back and relax
Warm and welcoming
A room with a view
Head on to the decking for a morning coffee
And admire the stunning sea views
Wake in time for sunrise
Bright and beautiful
Romantic evenings in
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