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7 Nights  

  • £425  to  £685

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    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Red Kite Lodge

Red Kite Lodge offers couples, families and friends 4-star comfort in a fantastic location with gorgeous loch views. Crafted in the style of a Scandinavian chalet, the timber holiday cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and has all of the comforts of home. The beach at Sandyhills Bay is a mere 10-minute stroll from the door, while other Dumfries and Galloway attractions such as Dalbeattie Forest are within easy reach. The lodge is on a quiet holiday park where amenities include a bar and restaurant. It's a perfect escape all year round.

Galloway and the Colvend Coast are utterly gorgeous. Whether you're a die-hard lover of the great outdoors or your idea of roughing it is a picnic, you'll quickly fall under its spell. The scope for walking and hiking is impressive, whether you meander along the footpath around the loch's edge, walk along the sandy coast, or scale hills like the 843 metres high Merrick or 570-metre Criffel. There's no reason to rush through your days - take time to appreciate the sounds and scents of the woods, watch the Red Kites and resident local deer, and enjoy the fresh air and sense of peace. It isn't only walkers who are well catered for in the region - the 7stanes mountain bike park in Dalbeattie Forest is a magnet for keen mountain bikers.

Local attractions include the RSPB Mull of Galloway with its wealth of birds and historic lighthouse, the Camera Obscura Museum in Dumfries, Drumlanrig Castle and Caerlaverock Castle. Bainloch Deer Park is a favourite amongst guests of all ages, while anglers appreciate being only a ten-minute drive from Fairgirth Trout Loch. Young families should certainly add Dalscone Farm and The Cocoa Bean to their itinerary. Nearby, there are distilleries and golf courses, museums, activity centres and plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.

The owners have other properties, Owl Lodge & Kestrel Lodge, close to Red Kite Lodge in the same holiday park. They sleep up to six people in each Lodge, and they can be booked together (depending on availability) to accommodate extended families or groups of friends. Please see their website for information.

Full Short Term Let Licence - DG00746P - EPC F

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Mark & Jo Tromans joined Independent Cottages in January 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

Red Kite Lodge is in an elevated position. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Step through into the welcoming entrance where a hallway leads through to the open plan living/dining area and kitchen, and doors open into a downstairs bedroom and bathroom.
  • Picture windows and sliding glass doors showcase views over the loch and ensure the room always feels light and spacious. The seating area has a leather sofa where you can sit indoors in cold weather and still enjoy the beautiful views. The TV has Freeview channels, Amazon Prime/Netflix and a DVD player, and the cottage has superfast fibreoptic broadband. There is also a selection of books and games for screen-free family fun.
  • Between the living area and the kitchen is a dining area with a solid wood table and four chairs. A basket of local goodies is a thoughtful way to welcome guests to the property.
  • Even the most reluctant cook will find it easy to self-cater in the kitchen, which is well-equipped with equipment and utensils. Appliances include an integrated fridge, separate integrated freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and a gas stove with an electric oven.
  • Double bedroom with a deep-sprung bed and bedside units. Black-out blinds ensure a restful nights sleep.
  • Across the hall from the bedroom is a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Stairs lead from the downstairs living room to the upper living room, which has a three-seater sofa and an armchair, doors that open onto the upper balcony, and a TV with Freeview and Amazon Prime channels. It's a fantastic space to sit and chat about the fun you've had that day while planning the next day's activities.
  • Quiet bedroom with a super-king bed that can be made up as two singles by arrangement, bedside tables with reading lights, and blackout blinds. This room is large enough for a travel cot which the owners are happy to provide.

Outside: The lodge has balconies on the lower and upper levels that run the full width of the building. Tables and chairs make it possible to eat outside in good weather, or sit with a drink and soak in the tranquil views. There is off-street parking next to the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, Wi-Fi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome. A travel cot (no bedding), highchair and stairgate are all available. Smoking is not permitted.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Red Kite Lodge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 downstairs double, 1 upstairs super king or twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £425
To £685
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7391 804682 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Mark & Jo Tromans
Member Since January 2021

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Red Kite Lodge Noticeboard

Part of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. United nations educational, scientific & cultural organisation (UNESCO) for the teaching of conservation, learning, development & climate change. Joining Green Tourism for 2024 & Green Champion. Visit Scotland 'Pets Welcome' Scheme & 'Ancestral Tourism Welcome' scheme.

Last Minute Offers

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Red Kite Lodge 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2024

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