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Location:
Kirkbean
,
Southern Scotland
 
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
4 Guests
2 Dogs

Curlew lodge is one of a group of three set on Arbigland Estate only 20 yards from the super beach on the edge of the Nith Estuary; the estuary is home to 10's of thousands of wintering geese which are fascinating to see, if you want to wake up to the sound of waves and seabirds and watch kestrels hover above cattle grazing in green meadows from your windows then this is the place for you.

The open plan layout of the lodge provides spacious accommodation for 4 and is equipped with all you need to make for an enjoyable holiday. Whilst in a quiet and peaceful location the lodge is still within easy reach of places to eat out and explore, "The Steamboat" pub at Carsethorn is just a short walk along the beach and rewards you after your stroll with really good food, it is also dog friendly and has outside seating on the water's edge, so that you can enjoy the views over the estuary.

Arbigland Estate is the ideal base for mountain biking, birdwatching, golf or collapsing and revelling in the amazing surroundings. The South Carse equestrian centre is close by so you can bring your horse with you and keep him in the livery yard tto allow you both to enjoy riding on the beach and around the bridleways on the estate.

The marvellous wildlife and birdwatching at the RSPB Mersehead Reserve just a few miles along the coast should not be missed. The reserve is particularly spectacular in winter with thousands of geese and other over wintering wildfowl present but in summer is also worth a visit with pleasant walks through the reserve woodlands down to the beach. During the winter the reserve also runs Badger Watching and other events.

Cycling and walking are particularly well catered for with numerous coastal walks and also Forestry Commission Woodlands including the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Routes which have been laid out in a number of the Forestry Commission properties across the region. The closest of these are at Dalbeattie and Mabie Woods both of which provide superb and spectacular settings for quiet walks or testing strenuous mountain biking routes. The famous Southerness Links golf course is close by, together with other less testing courses in the local area.

If you are looking to explore Scotland's culture and heritage you are spoilt for choice with numerous historic sites to explore including Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey together with one of the oldest Corn Mills, also maintained by Historic Scotland. Connections with Burns can be explored in Dumfries and other villages including Ellisland Farm at Holywood where Burns farmed for a number of years.


POSTCODE: DG2 8BQ
Damage Deposit £150
Let weekly Saturday to Saturday, short breaks may be possible please contact us with your requirements

Accommodation for 4 on one level: Open plan Lounge/Dining Room/ Kitchen with wood burner and French doors to deck; Double Bedrooms; Twin Bedroom; Bathroom; Shower room

Services: Gas central heating & Electricity included (allowance of 8hrs/day heating included in the price) * Wood burner with initial supply of logs * Bed linen & towels are provided * Washing Machine * Dishwasher * Fridge & Freezer * Electric Oven & Hob * Microwave * Wifi * TV with DVD Player * CD Player * Cot & Highchair * Parking * Bicycle Storage * Private Decking area * Shared Garden * 2 Dogs welcome.

EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week.

 

Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Showers - 1
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds - 2
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl

External Features

  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
  • Bbq
  • Walk To Pub

Accessibility

  • Level Access

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Beach Walk
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
 
 

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
 
 
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