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Peaceful pet friendly Lodge with stunning views over farmland and forest. Wifi.



Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Lapwing Lodge, Lochanhead Nr. Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland - Very Quiet Location With Direct Access To Mabie Forest For Walking, Cycling And Dog Walking

Lapwing Lodge is a purpose built holiday lodge in a small non commercial development about 6 miles south of Dumfries on the road to the Solway Coast. Patio doors lead onto the deck with garden furniture overlooking farmland and forest. There is an enclosed garden with a shed for storage of bikes and golf clubs etc. Many varieties of birds can be watched from lodge. The lodge is wheelchair friendly with ramp access suitable for accompanied semi-disabled (please discuss with owner). The lodge is heated, double glazed, well insulated and has fitted carpets. It has a well equipped, recently updated, modern kitchen and a new walk in shower room. Free wifi and Sonos Play 3 wireless music system. For short breaks please contact owner for an accurate price as average price shown per night quoted by owners direct has not been agreed with us.

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About the Owner

Maureen and Chuck Dickson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Maureen and Chuck Dickson

We are both retired teachers who live locally north of Dumfries.

Why Maureen and Chuck Dickson chose Dumfries & Galloway


4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Base for a family wedding

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was exactly as we expected it to be. It was very clean and well equiped.It hada warm and comfortable feel when we arrived and made for a relaxing stay .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad that you got lovely weather for the wedding and that you found the lodge ideal.
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Tranquil, very well equipped chalet lodge

  • 5 of 5

Was very impressed by all aspects of this booking. Welcomed by owners who fully explained where everything was and it had all we needed to make it very comfortable and relaxing. Lovely setting near to woods but not too remote. Coastline also close by for more exploring of this beautiful part of the world....we are shortly due to move to, so possibly a bit biased! Would not hesitate to recommend and would look to return once messy work takes place on our own new home, which will be quite local. Thank you Maureen & Chuck - if only more holiday rentals were up to your high standards.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. All the best with the move.
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Beautiful peaceful lodgr

  • 5 of 5

This is in a great location between Dumfries and Dalbeattie, with lots of beautiful walks and lochs to see. The lodge is very clean, with all appliances that you need including washer and drier, enclosed garden which was great for the dog! The lodge was fully equipped and even had plenty of DVD's available to watch, books and games. Margaret and her husband met us and showed us how to work everything, couldn't of asked for better service or lodge. Will deffinately return for a peaceful weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We do try our best to make the lodge very comfortable for all our guests. All the best Chuck and Maureen
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A perfect lodge in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lapwing Lodge for a week and did not want to come home.

Maureen and Chuck could not have been more welcoming.

The lodge was exceptionally clean and well equipped, a real home from home.

Evenings were spent relaxing on the patio whilst watching the birds come to feed.

You can walk straight from the lodge into a beautiful forest and if you are in to cycling the 7Stanes is a must,(approx. 20 minutes drive away).

Horse riding at Sandyhills is brilliant and if the weather is good the beach along there is superb.

We would highly recommend Lapwing Lodge - 10 out of 10!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Hope to see you again Maureen and Chuck
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests


There are lovely beaches all along the Solway coast within a twenty minute drive.


Dumfries is the capital of Dumfries and Galloway which is 6 miles away. It is a very historic burgh. There are many other lovely villages all within a short drive. Loch Arthur Community farm shop is 2 miles away and has won many national awards.

Further Details:

Forest and coastal walks, bird watching (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and RSPB sites), Biking on quiet roads as well as 7 Stane bike routes, beaches, gardens (Nation Trust at Threave), golf (at least 20 courses), fishing (both loch and sea), touring on quiet roads, horse riding and pony trekking, Bobert Burns Trails sites in Dumfries and many castle and historic monuments.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 8
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 9
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £50 is payable on booking the lodge with the balance to be paid one month before arrival. If cancellation occurs within a month of the holiday the balance of the holiday will be refunded.

Changeover Day:
Change over is usually Saturday, arriving anytime after 12.00 noon. Departure by 10.00 am to allow for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
From £270 you £440

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Updated: 24-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • chalet


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly renovated bathroom November 2016. White bathroom suite with walk-in shower enclosure. Mira power shower, heated towel rail, wall cabinet with mirror.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and bedroom 2 has two twin beds. Both have wardrobes, bedside tables and units with lamps and mirrors. Both rooms have heating.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: Private parking for two cars at side of lodge. Garden is fully enclosed and safe for pets. Outside: There is a decked area with outdoor furniture, overlooking farmland and forest. There is a lawn garden with bird feeders near the hedge to watch the many birds that come to feed. Bird food is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The lodge is cleaned and provided with fresh towels and bed linen after every let. Other: There is a porch suitable for storage of jackets and shoes. The tumble dryer is also located here.