Balker Lodge, is a newly restored, 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.
Beautifully restored and finished to an exceptionally high standard, this luxury self-catering historic property retains many original features alongside the latest modern conveniences.
Balker Lodge is one of the original Gate Houses on the Estate. The single storey building maintains many original features alongside modern comforts and is extremely accessible. The Lodge enjoys a peaceful aspect overlooking the Galloway Hills and 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 living/dining room with log burning stove, stylish fully equipped kitchen with a Belfast sink, quiet airy bedroom, well-appointed bathroom, luxurious bed linen and large towels from the White Company, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and private car parking.
Guests are able to enjoy unlimited access to Castle Kennedy Gardens and the surrounding Lochinch Castle Country Estate, and all that they offer through-out the different seasons.
A welcome pack is provided for guests on arrival including milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). The cottage is well equipped with the general basics from washing-up liquid to bin bags and loo roll.
This is a perfectly peaceful haven for a special occasion such as a honeymoon or just to relax and unwind.
At a glance, Balker Lodge offers:
Sleeps – 2/4 (sofa bed in living room)
1 Bedroom (double), 1 Bath (bath and shower)
Log Burning Stove (logs provided)
Cot and high chair available on request
Rear garden with barbeque area and outdoor furniture
All pets welcome with advanced notice (a £15.00 dog fee applies, per dog, per week)
Private parking area
Kitchen Appliances: Gas hob, Electric Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer/Drier, Fridge/Freezer
Entertainment: Flat screen TV, Freeview Box, DVD player, wi-fi, iPod dock
The White Company bed linen and towels
Selection of CDs, board games, classic films and books
Pay phone and hair dryer
Cycling - 2 adult bikes included at own risk
Accès des voyageurs
Guests enjoy unlimited access to Castle Kennedy Gardens and the surrounding Lochinch Castle Heritage Estate, a traditional sporting and agricultural estate. Fishing, country sports, wild-life viewing, walking trails, estate Land Rover tours and a whole range of activities are available for guests to enjoy. Steeped in history, Lochinch Castle and Castle Kennedy Gardens are part of Stair Estates and the private home of the Earl and Countess of Stair.
Situated at one end of Castle Kennedy Gardens (open to the public), Lochinch Castle is set between two large natural lochs, which are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for breeding wader and wintering wildfowl, and surrounded by 75 acres of beautiful sculptured terraces, avenues and gardens.
Guests enjoy free access to explore the Gardens which offer a varied programme of regular events from children’s activities to open air theatre, guided garden walks and annual festivals. You can also enjoy special discounts in the Gardens’ Gift Shop and Tea Room.
The surrounding Country Estate includes a dairy and sheep farm, forestry and alternative energy. Guests are free to explore and enjoy the numerous paths and walking routes at their leisure, such as the Southern Upland Way.
Fishing permits for both lochs can also be arranged as can a number of seasonal activities within the Estate including salmon and sea-trout fishing, Red deer stalking, duck flighting, pheasant shooting, private Estate Land Rover Tours, walking and cycling.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are on hand to help guests at all times during their stay with us. There is always someone on hand nearby to talk to or to come and visit to help with any problems.
We would like our guests to respect the property at all times, and to leave the property in the same clean condition that they find out it in. We welcome up to two well behaved dogs and are happy to provide dogs beds. Dogs should be kept off all furniture items and should not be left unattended in the property.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 24 heures avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 24 heures précédant le voyage, la première nuit n'est pas remboursable.
Welcome to Lochinch Castle Holiday Cottages!
We look forward to helping you book your stay with us, and we will do our very best to make your researching/booking experience is as effortless as possible.
There are a few of us in the team, and you will hear from either myself or Nathalie about the booking arrangements.
We are very much looking forward to welcome you on the Estate - there might even be some goodies waiting for you in the cottages!
We wish you an unwinding and memorable stay with us,
All best wishes,
Emily and the Team at Lochinch Castle Holiday Cottages