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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Colin G
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Top quality establishment - exactly what its ays on the tin ...”
Reviewed February 28, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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person found this review helpful

On arrival at Cedar Lodge we were immediately impressed with the cleanliness and facilities available. The bedrooms are of a good size and with exceptionally comfortable beds. The showers are outstanding! With plenty of hot water streaming to try drown you...

Kitchen is well appointed with only one very minor issue - the bottom oven doesn't show when it's on (the led to show the oven is operating doesn't work). But there's loads and loads of cutlery, plates, saucepans etc. - everything and more than you need.

It's cosy too! No problems with the heating - despite our stay coinciding with the Snow Beast which came from Russia on late Feb 2018.

All in all a great place - Kate and Angus can be proud that they offer their clients real value for money...

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Mar 2018
We're so pleased you had a wonderful week celebrating the birthday with all the family - it was a pleasure having you to stay and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. I do hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
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helendood...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect house with perfect location”
Reviewed January 3, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

My friends and I travelled from far and wide to spend New Year together and we really came up trumps with this house. Not only does it have great views down to the sea (get ready for the hill!) it is also a beautiful and cosy home. They have thought of everything from lovely comfy beds, beautiful bedding and pillows to a fully kitted out kitchen with all mod cons, we even had a Xmas tree. All bedrooms have modern en suites, with great water pressure. The jar of brownies left for us was a lovely touch, delicious. Highly recommend.

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Management Response
28 Jan 2018
Thank you so much for your very kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed staying at Cedar Lodge and appreciated all the en suites, comfy beds and brownies! It was a pleasure having you all to stay for New Year and I do hope we can welcome you back again soon - even if Australia is not exactly around the corner!
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geordie74...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!!”
Reviewed September 20, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

After getting out of the car after a 4 hour drive and opening the door to this lodge we were welcomed by stunning decor, comfortable seating, wifi (which is always welcomed with teenagers), a welcome package (fresh bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee etc) fresh flowers from the lovely garden and the comfiest, cleanest beds we have ever stayed in. It was a delight to stay in such a well equipped, clean and beautiful lodge. The scenery (including the Irish Sea) was stunning even on cloudy days. Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing break away. It is obvious the owners take pride in their business- couldn't fault at all.

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Management Response
28 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for your very kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased you liked Cedar Lodge both inside and out. You're right - the sea views from the house are stunning. I do hope we'll see you again soon.
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janty53
Welshpool
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“5 Star Accommodation *****”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Returned to Cedar Lodge in July. This was our second visit to this lovely home. It fills all our needs for 8 people. Plenty of space, open plan living room, kitchen, dining. Four lovely bedrooms with ensuite. Beautiful enclosed decking for the wee ones and a small dog. Lovely views from the lodge. You couldn't ask for anymore. Would definitely recommend to family and friends or anyone who reads this review.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about Cedar Lodge and many thanks indeed for your kind words. We were delighted to have you all back again - we're so pleased all the family and dog had another lovely break in Portpatrick.
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HJD14
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Home from home”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a fantastic week at cedar lodge in July. We visited Portpatrick with our two sons aged 13 and 10 and with both sets of parents. We were even able to bring our two small dogs with us. When booking I was drawn to cedar lodge because all the rooms were en-suite and it had a generous living space and decked area with a garden; it didn't disappoint. We all were able to have our own space and with a touch of luxury too. Kate certainly made us feel welcome with her personal touches and the homemade cookies went down well. Portpatrick itself is quite magical; it's a unique little picturesque part of Scotland. We played putting and tennis several times. The courts were free, just remember to take your racquets and balls. There are plenty of walks round about and places to visit and eat out. With two active boys and dogs we weren't stuck for things to do.

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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We're so pleased all the family had a great time at Cedar Lodge and in Portpatrick - you're right - it really is a magical spot. With the secure decking area outside and all the bedrooms having en suites, it definitely makes for a more relaxed holiday. Thank you for your top tip about the tennis courts - we've played there quite a few times now! Many thanks once again for choosing Cedar Lodge.
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Elaine M
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!!”
Reviewed January 23, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

I stayed at Cedar Lodge with 7 girl friends for a long weekend. From the moment we walked in we knew this was special. It was a real home from home with luxurious fixtures and fitting, fab powerful showers, plentiful kitchen appliances and dishes, glasses etc and a beautiful location. Everything was taken care of from toilets rolls, to tea, coffee, cookies and bin bags.
There are 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 (inc one bunk room) and all were beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The en-suites were absolutely immaculate too and beautifully done.
We are already talking about going back to do it all over again - a good sign. :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your glowing report of Cedar Lodge. We're delighted you all had a great weekend in Portpatrick and I do hope we can welcome you back soon for the next group birthday celebration.
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Janice L
Hamilton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Heavenly Lodge”
Reviewed October 1, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Wow. Fab 4 bed/4ensuite tastefully furnished bolthole with every need catered for. The openplan kitchen/dining/lounge is a delight, ambiance perfect. The glass wall opens onto decking which is flooded with sunlight all day and views of the sea and distant N.Ireland especially memorable at dusk. The internal area is also heated by the sun, negating the need for central heating, although, this is available, if required. The Lodge is very clean and obviously well cared for, every need catered for by the owners, Angus and Kate Carrick-Buchanan. A call by the owners to give local info and to confirm the satisfaction of their guests is made and confirms the commitment of this couple to a personal first class service to every guest. A wonderful holiday in this great Lodge situated in a lovely part of the UK. You will not be disappointed.

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Management Response
5 Oct 2016
It was such a pleasure having you all to stay at Cedar Lodge and thank you so much for taking the time to do review. We're so pleased you loved our holiday house and appreciated all the thought and hard work we've put into it. You're right the views from the deck over the sea to Ireland are just stunning. I do hope we can welcome you back very soon.
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