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Thistle Lodges, Sandyhills

Child friendly cottage, Dumfries & Galloway – Just over the border in an undiscovered part of Scotland – an ideal place for family holidays in a spectacular location near the coast!

About Thistle Lodges, Sandyhills

Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills are three superbly equipped A-framed lodges. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from one of South Scotland's most magnificent sandy beaches makes them just perfect for family holidays. A lodge can sleep a family of 8, or two or three lodges can be booked together for a large family party, with a sleeping capacity of up to 24. The lodges have the benefit of on-site facilities such as indoor swimming pool with sauna, children’s play area, boules court, restaurant and bar and access round a private loch.

These fantastic wooden lodges are just so perfect for families holidaying in South Scotland. The location is second to none - not only a superb beach a short walk away, but a dramatic coastline with wonderful walking and quiet fishing villages. Set back from the coast in a well kept private development, the lodges are traditionally constructed to a high Scandinavian standard, with have lovely views over wooded fells and a small loch. As part of a private development of similar lodges, Thistle Lodges have the benefit of a variety of on-site leisure facilities. This includes free use of an indoor heated swimming pool with sauna. As part of the swimming pool buildings you will also find a small bar area, restaurant and courtyard for summer music entertainment.

The three lodges, Bainloch, Laggan Hill and Braemar, are laid out on two floors with a balcony to each floor. Full air ducted central heating ensures the lodges are warm and cosy throughout the year. On the ground floor is a large living and dining area for 8 people, with a fully equipped kitchen adjacent. A large balcony with furniture for dining 'al fresco' is accessed through sliding doors all down one side of the living area. Also downstairs is a double bedroom and the main bathroom with over-bath shower. On the first floor is another double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Also upstairs is a large open plan sleeping area with four single beds and a small balcony. The kitchens are recently fitted and equipped with ceramic hob and oven, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a good range of cooking equipment and utensils, crockery, glassware and cutlery. The living rooms have a CD/radio/cassette player and a television with DVD player and free unlimited wifi. Bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided in the lodges. There is a cot and high chair for use in each lodge and also a stairgate for the top of the stairs.

The three lodges are near each other - so they work perfectly for larger groups. Being spread across three lodges gives larger family groups plenty of flexibility and independence. Total sleeping capacity across the three lodges is 24.

Something very special has been created in the forests of South Scotland over the last few years. The 7stanes mountain bike routes, now acknowledged as the world's best outside North America, offer over 160 km of fantastic forest biking, much of it along purpose built technical single-track. For more gentle cycling adventure, several 7stanes sites, including the nearest at Dalbeattie, also have 'family circuits'. Two of the lodges have under-cover cycle storage and all three have a good range of bike tools for guest use.

Up to two dogs are welcome in the lodges – the site is well set up for dog owners and the beach and coastline offer magnificent dog walk opportunities

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