Cutlar's Lodge - sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
our regular retreat
We've been to Cutlar's Lodge for a week almost every year since 2004, winter or summer. There are very few places where you can feel quite as completely away from it all as this. Over the years we've seen some of the area, and there are great places to visit if you want to go and find them, but our preference now is to loaf around at the cottage and on the beach, enjoying the silence and the views.
It is always a pleasure to welcome you both back every year. We're so happy you find Orroland the perfect place to totally get away from it all and recharge your batteries. Best wishes Fiona and Bob
A lovely cottage clean and well equipped. Nice welcome and cake .
Loved the Estate grounds and the cottage was perfect for us and the dog . Had a great holiday to part of the country we had not visited before
Thank you for your review. What glorious weather you had to explore this naturally inspiring part of Scotland. All the best Fiona and Bob
Surrounded by wildlife and nothing but nature our stay was amazing. Great opportunities for a walking or spending time at the beach. Fiona the housekeeper was amazing and provided us with cake at the arrival as well as helped us keep the fire going. We had such a lovely stay it was just too short
Great that you enjoyed your break and managed to see so much wildlife on your adventures here at Orroland. The fire was looking lovely and cosy by the time we finished with it, all ready for a cheery evening in :) All the best Fiona and Bob.
Wonderful Easter break
My family and I have just had a very enjoyable weeks stay at Cutlar's lodge.
The cottage is lovely and the surrounding Orroland estate is beautifully kept. It felt very special staying in such a magical place.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you appreciated all the time and care the team take to make Orroland a wonderful place for our guests to enjoy and explore. Best wishes Fiona and Bob
Wonderful Spring Stay
What a location! Overlooking quiet and funky landscaped gardens and a private loch with rowing boat. The lodge itself was well appointed and comfortable and had been maintained and cleaned to a very high standard. Fiona gave us a warm and unobtrusive welcome, and although we had no issues, would have had no qualms about contacting her. Very peaceful, with plentiful wildlife and a lovely walk to the private rocky shoreline. I have no hesitation in recommending Cutlars Lodge and the Orroland estate.
Thank you for this wonderful review. It was great to hear about all your adventures you managed to fit into one week! The fact that you left Orroland with a suntan in April is fantastic! Best wishes Fiona and Bob
visit highly recommended
Beautiful cottage in one of the most stunning areas of Britain. Walked and chilled for a week even in snow Cottage toasty warm and cosy. Hospitality warm and welcoming and welcome cake much appreciated. We loved Kirkcudbright as a town. Highly recommended
Thank you for this fantastic review. You really did experience all kinds of weather during your stay, and cleverly perfected the timing for all your walks. The picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright is so interesting to visit with art galleries, butcher, baker and two express super markets along with such a variety of interesting local businesses. All the best Bob and Fiona
Cutlar's Lodge is located a mile off the A711 between the villages of Auchencairn and Dundrennan.
Drive time from Orroland to:
Kirkcudbright 15 minutes
Dalbeattie 15 minutes
Castle Douglas 20 minutes
Dumfries 40 minutes
Gretna/M74 motorway from the South 1 hour
Moffat/M74 from the North 1 hour
About the Dumfries and Galloway region
Dumfries and Galloway is like a miniature version of Scotland, condensed down into one region. Not just a great range of activities (should you wish to be active) but lots of Scotland's best features in one place. A place where naturally beautiful countryside meets the sea, with truly scrumptious locally produced food and drink too.
Dumfries and Galloway is home to a stunning 200-miles stretch of coastline, representing the seaside in all its forms; with endless sandy beaches at Port Logan and Sandyhills, leisure-craft on the 'Solway Riviera' at Kippford and fishing boats unloading their catch of scallops in the busy harbour of Kirkcudbright. It's beautiful too – the breath-taking sunset over the Irish Sea seen from the safe haven of Portpatrick harbour epitomises the special atmosphere where this region touches the sea.
It's a common misconception that you have to head for the Highlands to find great Scottish hills, but here you won't be disappointed. Dumfries and Galloway hosts some of the country's very best for walkers of all abilities; from tackling the 212-mile Southern Upland Way or challenging ranges like the 'Awful Hand' to following in the footsteps of ancient cattle rustlers in the Devil's Beef Tub there's plenty to savour. With the birthplace of Christianity, ancient buildings like Caerlaverock Castle and the first home of the Scotsman who founded the American Navy, the south-west is also steeped in history. Dumfries is the heart of Robert Burns' country and Scotland's National Museum of Costume is housed in Shambellie House at nearby New Abbey. The village is also where Sweetheart Abbey stands – home to one of the most romantic stories of them all.
The region also hosts five of the 7Stanes mountain bike trails and 30 golf courses, both links and inland.
Dumfries and Galloway is also becoming very popular for foodies –with Savour the Flavours running two very successful food festivals at either end of the summer season in May and September. You can explore the local countryside, meet local artisan producers of all types of food and drinks and even learn to forage. That countryside is also home to fantastic wildlife – including the Galloway Wild Goat Park, RSPB reserves at Mersehead and Mull of Galloway and a chance to see Red Kites in the wild.
The nearest town to Orroland is Kirkcudbright – the Royal Burgh is Scotland's Artists' Town and comes alive in the summer with a tremendous programme of entertainment including a Jazz Festival, open-air Scottish Nights and a floodlit Tattoo (complete with massed pipe bands) in front of MacLellan's Castle.
As well as a haven for art and craft lovers, Kirkcudbright is also a place for family fun, with an indoor swimming pool run brilliantly by volunteers from the local community. At the Cocoa Bean chocolate factory kids can make chocolate creations in an interactive workshop and explore indoor and outdoor play areas.