Heron Lodge. A 3 star self-catering holiday Lodge at Barend on the beautiful Solway Coast provides an idyllic base for families and couples who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Pet friendly, FREE WI-FI.
This 3 star self-catering holiday Lodge at Barend is situated around the hamlet of Sandyhills, set in superb parkland where you can enjoy sweeping views of the area, and just a stone's throw from one of Scotland's finest beaches, Sandyhills Bay. The site boasts an excellent on site pub and restaurant, childrens play area and outdoor terrace seating area with boules court. Laundry facilities are also provided for your use.
The property is dog-friendly, furnished and equipped to a Scottish Tourism Board 3 star standard; It has gas hot air heating. As well as an XBOX & DVD player, FREE WI-FI. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for your self-catering break, gas hob & oven, separate fridge & freezer and dishwasher while outside on the balcony, enjoy a meal with a glass of wine (or two ...) and unwind as you soak up the atmosphere on our garden furniture.
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 relaxed,walking and biking, 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 offers great bird watching opportunities, particularly in the spring when the cliffs team with bird life. Just 30 mins away visit the WWT Caerlaverock wetlands centre or the RSPB Mersehead reserve, failing that visit the Red Kite centre at Laurieston and feed the birds. There are also beautiful scenic and challenging golf courses on your doorstep - including the championship links course at Southerness or the nearby Colvend golf course within walking distance and fantastic fishing - choose from sea fishing or course fishing fly or line on one of the many inland lochs or visit one of the areas activity centres at Galloway Activity Centre for exhilarating water sports or Laggan Outdoor that boasts the longest zip wire spanning a whopping 820 metres. A 15 minute walk from your chalet will take you to the Bainloch deer park where you have to ring in advance for a tour - you won't be disappointed. The spectacular dark skies also offer a fantastic opportunity to observe the night sky through binoculars, telescope or just look up and admire with your eyes, - that is if you can take them away from the badgers who come out at night.
Nearby, the Dalbeattie forest is a great place to explore and is one of the 7stanes biking centres. Slightly further a field, Galloway Forest Park is 300 square miles of beautiful green forest, heather-clad hills, a wealth of wildlife and two more of the 7stanes mountain biking centres, Glentrool (home of Bruce`s Stone monument 1307) and Kirroughtree (MBR Trail of the year 2010). If that's not enough the town of Dumfries is only 40 minutes away steeped in history about Robert Burns and populated with many restaurants, pubs and attractions such as the Camera Obscura, - or visit one on the many historic sites which adorn the area such as sweetheart abbey or Drumlanrig castle. Whatever your tastes this lodge and location is sure to satisfy the most demanding of holiday appetites.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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