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Balker Lodge, Lochinch Castle

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Balker Lodge, is a recently restored and refurbished, 4 star (Visit Scotland) luxury one bedroom self-catering historic gate house lodge, located within the magnificent grounds of Lochinch Castle, the private home of the Earl and Countess of Stair.

Sympathetically renovated, and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, Balker Lodge is one of the original gate houses on the Estate and the single storey building maintains many original features alongside modern comforts and is extremely accessible. The lodge enjoys a peaceful aspect overlooking a river tributary of Black Loch, one of the two idyllic and unspoiled freshwater Lochs on the Estate.

The centrally heated lodge comprises a sunny, comfortable and cozy living/dining room with a log burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen, a quiet airy bedroom, a well-appointed bathroom, wi...
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Listing #HL1684702
About the Manager
Nathalie Moreau (Property Manager Nathalie Moreau)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Balker lodge is a perfect get away.Homely,beautifully thought out and appointed and just a total pleasure to stay in.The Stairs Estate is wonderful with lots of walking and exploring to do.Castle Kennedy grounds were beautiful and we wandered for hours in there.Having two dogs with...More

Date of stay: May 2018
2  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is the perfect cottage for a really peaceful getaway in the most beautiful surroundings. Having free access to the castle gardens but being away from the public areas was the perfect arrangement for us. The cottage was the loveliest I have ever stayed in...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank KateC222
Management response:Responded April 26, 2018

Dear Kate, A big thank you for your review that makes us proud! I will make sure that your comments will be pass on to everyone who works here and helps to maintain the holiday cottages. Hoping to see you visiting again soon, either in...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

The cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in. We enjoyed every minute of our week here. It is to be hoped that we will be able to return at some time.

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank HOLLY18Lancashire
Management response:Responded June 27, 2017

Thank you for the lovely review you have given of your stay at Balker Lodge at Lochinch Castle. We are thrilled that you liked the cottage so much and had such an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again.

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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  • Dogs: C$26 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: C$77 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
In addition there is also: a £45 breakages deposit (refundable) and a £15 charge per dog per week (max 2 dogs)
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About the neighbourhood
The surrounding area is full of scenic treasures, including deserted sandy beaches, exotic gardens, rolling hillsides and open estuaries. The Southern Upland Way is located close by as is the River Luce which offers excellent fly fishing.
Stranraer town is just 3 miles away with a wide range of pubs, restaurants, shops and activities including cinema, swimming and a museum. Other local attractions include a whisky distillery, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Wigtown Book Town and the picturesque sea-side village of Port Patrick where guest.
For those who are interested in exploring further, there are numerous castles and historic attractions; book, music, food and art festivals as well as museums, visitor centres, and adventure playgrounds.
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How to get there
Airport: Glasgow: 140.0 km
Railway: Stranraer: 5.0 km
Ferry: Cairnryan: 11.0 km
The Chauffeur's Apartment and Lochinch Castle are situated approximately 3 miles east of Stranraer on the A75. The road takes you up a small hill and on the left hand side is the entrance where there are large iron gates. On the opposite side is a church in some trees. (If you reach Castle Kennedy Village you have gone too far). Turn into the gates and follow the road for 2 miles until you reach Lochinch Castle. Directly in front of the castle turn left and head towards Black loch. Take the second turning left and drive alongside the loch. Balker Lodge is just past the loch on the left at the junction.

If approaching from the west take the A75 to Castle Kennedy Village. Shortly after the Village you will notice a long wall on the right hand side. Proceed until you reach large...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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