Orroland Self Catering Kirkcudbright are two unique and private self catering holiday cottages and a large holiday home set in the magical surroundings of Orroland Estate. Each holiday cottage has its own landscaped grounds, set in idyllic coastal farmland with panoramic sea views near Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. Orroland is set apart from the hustle and bustle of busy roads and street lights, yet the nearby towns of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie are just 15 to 20 minutes away by car.
PICTURE THE SCENE … on arrival at Orroland you pass between gateposts surmounted by eagles, here starts an enchanting place of secret gardens and inspiring scenery, where a fairytale tower meets with the clear waters of the landscaped loch. The sweeping views over grass farm fields to the sea lead the eye towards the Isle of Man and the Cumberland Hills, providing a backdrop of tranquility. A perfect setting for your dream holiday of peace, privacy, fun and exploration.
The first thing you’ll notice about Abbotsway is the space (or maybe the home-made cake on the kitchen table). With roomy accommodation all on one level and in two separate wings there is plenty of scope for teenagers to escape from their parents and vice versa. Here you can always find a place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Abbotsway Cottage is located up its own drive off the main Orroland drive and is set in its own grounds at the head of an unspoiled wooded valley. Your only neighbours are cattle and sheep enjoying the grazing in the fields opposite the cottage so you have the freedom to be yourselves without being overlooked or worrying about disturbing other people. There is always an excellent chance of seeing a wide range of wildlife and birds. The seashore is a lovely walk away – about 20 minutes – and you can drive part of the way.
This holiday cottage is particularly peaceful and private with an excellent games room making it a popular choice with families.
The private drive winds down the hill with mown verges, woodland and farm fields. Beyond, you notice the sea with its impossibly high horizon as the view over to the Lakeland hills and the Isle of Man opens up to be nothing short of breathtaking. Past a little waterfall, then you follow the unicorn’s nose and suddenly on your left here’s your pretty cottage with dormer windows like friendly eyes welcoming you. Here the view opens out to reveal the wild flower meadow with its ornamental pond and a glimpse of what looks like Rapunzel’s tower between trees beyond. These views are yours when you stay at Cutlar’s Lodge.
This holiday cottage has great character and its own unique cosiness. Right at the heart of Orroland’s landscaped grounds it is ideal for exploring Orroland itself as well as the naturally inspiring region of Dumfries and Galloway.
Leaving the main drive you swing right onto Orroland Lodge’s private drive and wind through mixed woodland, following a burbling stream with wild ferns, flowers and farm fields beyond. Here sleek cattle enjoy the succulent grass with enviable views of the sea. Rumble over your cattle grid and past the head of one of the paths leading to the shore. There’s still no sign of Orroland Lodge until the road sweeps round to the left and the Lodge emerges from the sheltering trees in all its glory.
You have arrived at a holiday house that is large and impressive in appearance, offering accommodation that is very easy to live in. Listen for the ethereal sound of the sea in harmony with the birdsong; sounds that are totally unobtrusive and good for the soul.
Enjoy the spacious, elegant and comfortable accommodation in this former shooting lodge. You can relax on the sheltered, sunny terrace and feast your eyes on the views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian mountains. All along the front of the house the rooms have uninterrupted sea views (there’s no such thing as a bad view at Orroland Lodge). You are a stone’s throw from the steep wooded slope leading down to the private rocky shoreline, where you will find driftwood to collect and rock pools and caves to discover. The large flat rocks are ideal for barbecues, picnics and sunbathing.