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Butterfly Lodges

Butterfly Lodges


Welcome to Butterfly Lodges.

We have 2 lodges – Holly Blue (sleeps 6) and Clouded Yellow (sleeps 5).

Both are located at Kippford Holiday Park in Dumfries and Galloway. We look forward to welcoming you.

Holly Blue Lodge

As a self-catering lodge you’ll find everything you need for a perfect stay. The kitchen has a fridge, a hob, an oven, a kettle, a freezer, a toaster, a microwave and a washing machine. The kitchen is very well stocked to include washing up liquid, clingfilm, greaseproof paper, dishwasher tablets, washing machine pods, tinfoil and cooking oil.

The lodge is a perfect place to relax and offers a smart TV and free wi-fi.

The lodge has 3 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 6 adults. In the first bedroom, you will find a king size bed. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a double. The third bedroom is a comfortable twin.

Clouded Yellow Lodge

In this, our new self catering lodge you will find the same high standard as Holly Blue Lodge with the addition of a separate utility room with washer/dryer, sink and space for coats/shoes/boots.

The lodge is a perfect place to relax and offers a television and free wi-if. In addition there is a ceiling mounted wi-if sound system.

The lodge has 2 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 5.

In the first bedroom, you will find a king size bed. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom is a comfortable twin. There is a sofa bed in the lounge suitable for 1 person.

There are 2 bathrooms. The en-suite has a toilet and sink and a walk-in shower. The second bathroom has a toilet and sink and a shower over the bath.

Outside there is a large decking area with seating and table and a gas BBQ.

Dalbeattie Golf Club


A delightful 9-hole parkland course with stunning views of the surrounding Urr Valley, Dalbeattie Golf Club  is a haven for wildlife; birds of prey fly overhead, deer are often seen and woodland song birds abound in the adjacent Rounall Wood.

Established in 1894 Dalbeattie Golf Club is one of the oldest in Dumfries & Galloway and the layout of this course, which has been considerably extended in recent years, provides an excellent challenge for golfers of all ages and abilities seeking a truly enjoyable golfing experience all year round. Come and see for yourself.

A warm welcome and an enjoyable day’s golf await.

For more information or questions about the club and its facilities, or to make enquiries about membership, visitors’ passes etc., please contact us by phone or email. 
For telephone enquiries, the Clubhouse is regularly open every evening, Wednesday to Sunday plus weekend lunch times from late March until late October. Outside these times, it may be easier to contact us by email. 

Situated on the scenic north shore of the Solway coast, Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl and year-round bird and wildlife-watching.

Spring is particularly magical, when the wet meadows fill with lapwings and skylarks and the air is filled with birdsong as they compete to establish territories and attract a mate. In the evenings you can hear the natterjack toads.

In Summer you can look out for the young birds making their first venture into the outside world.

Autumn sees the arrival of large numbers of the Svalbard population of barnacle geese, as well as pintails which flock to the flooded wetlands in autumn and winter.

And perhaps our favourite annual display at Mersehead, is the winter murmurations of starlings swirling around the reed beds, truly unforgettable.

Colvend Golf Club


Our testing parkland layout offers a challenge to all abilities and is one of the area’s most popular golfing experiences. The Club was founded in 1905 with a Willie Fernie designed 9hole layout and over the years this has been developed into the 18hole course you see today. We welcome golfers and non golfers of all abilities and buggies are available on request.

With spectacular views across to the Cumbrian Fells and even to the Isle of Man, we are also privileged to enjoy some exciting wildlife visitors including red squirrels, roe deer, peregrine falcons, and even occasional otters.

Colvend is one of those places you’ll want to come back to again and again to savour both the course and our renowned hospitality.

Galloway Cycling Holidays


Welcome to the best cycling holidays in Scotland – Winner of  Visit Scotland’s Thistle Awards for Best Outdoor / Activity company 2019/2020 in the West.

We specialise in guided and self-guided cycling holidays in the South West of Scotland. We also offer bike hire of quality bicycles (hybrid, road, gravel and eBikes) for day rides. 

Explore the beauty of Galloway and our UNESCO Biosphere during a long weekend or book a longer tour. There are no set start dates. We can arrange the accommodation and will move your luggage. Come as a group, a club, a couple, or just by yourself. We customise your holidays to your fitness level and interests.

We have a large portfolio of amazing cycling routes for every type of cycling – always on beautifully quiet roads and tracks.

If you like gravel biking and off-road cycling – Galloway Forest Park is one of the best playgrounds anywhere in the world. 

Discover Galloway and the path less pedalled the sustainable way.

For more service details, inspiring routes and lovely images of Galloway head to our website: .

Maxwell Arms Hotel

Maxwell Arms Hotel is a cosy Family run pub with six en – suite bedrooms catering for the weary traveller, a Lounge and also a Function Room

There is a wide selection of food available in the restaurant and a great atmosphere in the friendly bar where a large selection of beverages can be found.

Also there is a large beer garden for those lovely summer days and evenings. A great place for relaxing.



Stag Wood Bed and Breakfast, Pilates and Retreats


Welcome to Stag Wood Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Pilates Classes & Weekend Retreats on the Solway Coast Dalbeattie, Scotland

Located in a tranquil setting with stunning views, Stag Wood offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy your break with excellent bed & breakfast (B&B) accommodation providing comfortable rooms and with a delicious  Scottish breakfast the following morning.

There are three comfortable en-suite bedrooms in total; 2 double/twin rooms, 1 king-size with a day bed suitable for another person or child.

All bedrooms have tea and coffee facilities, as well as free Wi-Fi.

Enjoy the relaxing surroundings – sit in the beautiful gardens or take a short walk to the local pub in Kippford just a mile away and down to the Cockle Shell beach or alternatively, there are plenty of energetic activities to do in the area!

Couples, walkers, cyclists, families are all welcome at Stag Wood.

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Pilates Classes & Weekend Retreats on the Solway Coast

St Ninians Garden Apartment


St Ninians Garden Apartment is a Double bed garden apartment situated right on the seafront at Colvend

near Dalbeattie DG5 4PU. £50 pn

Dogs and humans are very welcome for a peaceful stay on beach, cliffs + woods.

Biking, canoeing, wild swimming, bird watching.

We are hoping to open on 15th July 2020 in phase 3 of lockdown release. we feel that we can offer a break in an area of very low population that will allow freedom AND safety in the post Covid era !! It will be possible to stay with us and not come into close contact with anyone else ( us included !!) Feel free to contact us for further details;

Lynda ; 07766967383 or Steve 07730130701

Welcome to Colvend, gateway to the stunning Colvend Coast, a popular holiday destination in Dumfries & Galloway, south-west Scotland.

Colvend is a picturesque hamlet with a well-stocked convenience store serving local residents and holidaymakers alike. We offer a wide range of groceries, chilled foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, a good selection of wines and a range of seasonal goods as well as bottled gas. We also stock various gardening products like compost and plants and invite you to visit our Garden Shed to view these.

Colvend Store is open all year round, seven days a week.

Adjacent to the store is the Treats & Eats Tea Room serving delicious meals, baguettes, paninis, rolls and home-baked cakes and scones. We also serve tea, coffee, soft drinks and smoothies and you can even rent out the tearoom for your personal party – just click here to ask for details.

We look forward to meeting you during your stay in this beautiful corner of Scotland! 

Sandyhills is a large sandy beach near Dalbeattie on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. The beach lives up to its name and at low tide has a vast expanse of sand, backed by gentle sand dunes. The beach is the perfect spot for a walk, a paddle or a picnic.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year around. There is a car park and public toilets beside the beach for easy access.


There are 23 golf clubs that are members of the South of Scotland Golfers Association. Courses range from wee 9 hole courses in the picturesque Galloway hills to magnificent 18 hole links round the extensive coastline. Green fees range from as little as little as £10 in winter up to £60 for Southerness. Great value is to be had on courses to suit all tastes and abilities.

Visit South of Scotland Golf for a comprehensive details of all courses at

Fishers Croft


Formerly a fisherman’s bothy, Fishers Croft holiday cottage is uniquely situated right on the shore just above the high water mark. It was originally built to provide living space and storage for fishermen working the stake nets in the summer.

Fishers Croft has direct access to a small sandy beach from the garden and beautiful uninterrupted views  across the Solway to the Cumbria Fells beyond.

Recently refurbished and upgraded to a high standard throughout with double glazing, insulation, full oil central heating and a gas stove in the living room, the cottage provides cosy accommodation from March until December inclusive.


BOOK DIRECT with the owners on 01556 630231

or e mail them at  where they will be pleased to chat to you about your requirements.

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About Us

Riverview is a hidden gem on the edge of the village of Kippford, the sailing centre of this part of the beautiful Galloway coastline. The site looks out over the estuary of the River Urr and has uninterrupted views to the hills above Auchencairn. Our houses are locally built but inspired by American log houses from the Blueridge mountains in North Carolina. With over 40 years of experience, and with using materials such as Eastern White Pine and Western Red Cedar, our team create stunning contemporary log houses.

Here at Riverview Park, we are very conscious of our carbon footprint. Utilising the best products including insulation, solar panels and triple glazed windows, we provide extremely efficient, energy saving houses.

Riverview is currently in the process of making these houses and will hopefully be welcoming our first guests in spring 2018. Our main focus is exceptional customer service. Our team does everything we can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Your holiday can be tailored to your needs as we can provide an in house dining service, horse trekking and organise trips out. We will be providing an abundance of information about the area and things to do and see. If going out for dinner suits you, The Cavens at Kirkbean is just a short drive away. There are also two local pubs in Kippford which is within walking distance from the site.

Dalbeattie, a short drive from the site, has shops and a few cafes. It also has a few restaurants, including an Italian and a Chinese. It is also home to Dalbeattie Forest, which includes one of the 7 Stanes so its great for mountain bikers too.


Discover Scotland is the largest independent holiday letting agency in South West Scotland, with a portfolio of more than 200 cottages, built up since 1982. We have a wonderful variety of properties on offer, whether you’re looking for a coastal holiday, city break or true wilderness experience. With properties accommodating parties of 2 up to 26 there really is something for everyone, including the dog!

Our aim is to ensure that holidaymakers receive a warm welcome and an everlasting holiday experience, ensuring visitors return time and again. We are always pleased to hear from holidaymakers before, during and after their holidays. Feel free to email, call or Facebook us, we’re open 7 days a week from 8.30am until 5pm. Or why not pop into our centrally located Castle Douglas office when passing by!

All of the self-catering luxury holiday lodges or chalets are situated around the hamlet of Sandyhills. You can choose to stay in one of the luxury traditional Scandinavian ‘A’ frame properties set in the superb parkland of Barend where you can enjoy panoramic scenic views.

The properties are dog-friendly, FREE WI-FI, furnished and equipped to a high standard; all have central heating, ensuring warm and comfortable holidays throughout the year. Each of the modern kitchens is fully equipped with everything you need for your self-catering break, while outside on the patio, enjoy a barbecue and unwind as you soak up the views.
Providing a blend of seaside and countryside, this is an ideal choice for making the most of the great outdoors. From walking on Sandyhills beach to mountain biking on the nearby 7stanes mountain bike trails, golfing or fishing, you can enjoy it all here. The rolling farmland, sheltered lochs, and coastline with its spectacular headlands, cliffs and sheltered sandy bays also offers great bird watching opportunities, particularly in the spring when the cliffs team with birdlife. There are also beautiful scenic and challenging golf courses, fantastic fishing and exhilarating water sports on offer.




Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages

Three family and dog friendly holiday cottages near the Solway Coast sleep 2-7.
Relax in Kirkennan’s own organically run landscaped grounds, walled garden and wild-life friendly woodlands bordered by the tidal Urr-water. Enjoy nearby nature reserves, historic gardens & scenic walks. Woodsedge is wheelchair accessible.

Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages Woodsedge (sleeps 5, wheelchair accessible), The Lodge (sleeps 5 + 2) and The Mews (sleeps 4 + 1) are located on the beautiful and peaceful Kirkennan Estate bordered by the tidal Urr Water. The cottages provide comfortable accommodation within 35 acres of formal lawns, oak wood and walled garden which guests are invited to enjoy. They are also welcome to make friends with our free range chickens. Red squirrels, roe deer, a range of birds, bats, badgers and, if you are lucky, otters can all be been seen on the Estate.
Paved private roads extend through the formal gardens of the Estate that are suitable and accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs, young bike riders and  mobility scooters (one is available for the use of guests). The cottages are pet friendly and we welcome well behaved dogs (which can be let off the lead in the 16 acre Jock’s Wood).
Although Kirkennan is in a rural area it is possible to have a good and varied holiday without using a car – see our website for suggestions.
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Criffel Lodge

Self catering accommodation, a log cabin on Sandyhills bay, Colvend, South West Scotland. Perfect for golf, nature watching, RSPB, 7Stanes Mountain Biking. Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms.

A superb holiday lodge in a small private development within walking distance of Sandyhills beach and coastal walks. Set in woodland on the Colvend golf course, great for wildlife and country views. Discounts for smaller groups.  Double glazing and central heating, travel cot available at no extra cost

See for prices, availability and last minute offers

Short breaks available in winter season, or at other times subject to availability.


Set back from the coast in a well kept development of similar properties with free access to an onsite swimming pool, the three lodges are traditionally constructed to a high Scandinavian standard, with lovely views over wooded fells and a small loch.


Whether as a couples’ hideaway, for a memorable family holiday by the sea, or as a base for group activity such as mountain biking or golf, Thistle Lodges will suit you perfectly.


There is an on-site bar and restaurant a short stroll away, and you are a pleasant walk from the ever-popular beach at Sandyhills Bay.


The lodges – Bainloch, Braemar and Laggan Hill – are laid out on two floors with a balcony to each floor.  On the ground floor is a large living and dining area for 8 people, with full height sliding glass doors all down one side leading to the large balcony. There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent. Also downstairs is a double bedroom and the main bathroom with over-bath shower.


On the first floor is another double bedroom with an en-suite WC/bathroom with shower. Also upstairs is a large open plan sleeping area with four single beds and a small balcony.


The kitchens are recently fitted and equipped with ceramic hob and oven, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a good range of cooking equipment and utensils, crockery, glassware and cutlery. The living rooms have a music centre and a television with DVD player.


The lodges are also specially equipped for mountain bikers enjoying the nearby 7-Stanes routes at Dalbeattie, Ae and Mabie, with bike storage, bike wash and tool provision (eg bike stand and floor pump).


Being close to each other, the lodges are ideal for group holidays of up to 24 people. Rental costs are for occupancy for up to 8 people in each lodge include electricity, heating, bed linen and towels and use of the on-site indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.


For further details, photos and on-line reservation see .


Millbrae House  Self Catering

offers four properties in and around the coastal village of Rockcliffe. .

We are members of Dumfries & Galloway Tourist Board and are part of the Scottish Tourist Board Quality Assurance Scheme.

All our properties have private off road parking and complimentary WiFi.

Drumburn Studio in Rockcliffe is a delightful open plan studio which sleeps two and one dog welcome.

Drumburn is an open plan studio with a small south facing patio and woodturning stove. French doors lead to the accommodation and there is a small kitchenette with sink, small fridge with ice compartment a full size oven, microwave and two ring hob. No freezer. There is a kettle toaster and cafetiere. All kitchen towels and bedding and bathroom towels are provided. In the lounge area is a flat screen TV and DVD player with a small selection DVDs. There is a fold away table and chair set. The bedroom area has a double bed and ensuite shower room with Scottish Fine Soaps products.

Craig Roan Garden Apartment Rockcliffe is a spacious five roomed apartment which sleeps four. Craig Roan looks over its own private garden and is accessed via the conservatory / lounge. This is a lovely bright place to sit and relax, there is a flat screen TV, DVD player and WiFi.

Double doors lead to the open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with an oven with separate grill. Microwave and fridge with ice making compartment.

A double and twin bedroom lead off the dining area. Shower room.

Loch View Cottage

at Colvend is a luxury detached cottage awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.

Sleeps up to four in two bedrooms. Log burner, under floor heating and two bathrooms. Enclosed garden. We welcome dogs in Loch View Cottage

Sleeps 4 (one double room & one twin room)
Spacious open plan kitchen/dining/family room with sofa
Wood burning stove  WiFi
House bathroom with shower over and separate shower.gEnclosed mature cottage garden with outdoor seating and BBQ.)

All linens provided and beds made up ready for your arrival
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Sanderling Luxury Holiday Cottage by the Sea

Luxury coastal holiday cottage tucked away in a small hamlet on the scenic Colvend coast. Sanderling offers guests a luxury peaceful getaway. Close to a small pebble beach and a short walk to a sandy beach, its a perfect holiday location whilst still being close to a village shop, cafes and small town. Kippford and Rockcliffe two popular seaside villages are close by.

Enter in to a small porch with a tiled floor a great place to kick off your shoes or boots and hang your coats. The conservatory overlooks the garden taking in the sea views and is a lovely peaceful place to sit and read or watch the stars. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the small table and plan your day exploring Dumfries and Galloway.

The kitchen appliances consist of a cooker, halogen hob, microwave, retro fridge freezer and a dishwasher. Dining table for four with a bench and chairs.

Large lounge with two sofas. The bright lounge has a cosy open fire for Winter months, Smart TV and DVD

Ground floor twin bedroom with three windows leads from the lounge

The stairs lead from the dining area to a master bedroom with king size bed, coombed character ceiling and traditional dormer south facing window overlooking fields.

Large luxury bathroom with roll top claw foot bath and  large walk in shower. Heated towel rail. Dormer window with countryside sea views.

Outside – Drying room, washing machine and drying line. Bike storage. BBQ. Private parking One dog welcome No smoking.



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