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South Lodge

South Lodge

3.9
out of 5
Ratings from 5 reviews
80% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.2
Comfort
3.2
Condition
3.2
Location
4.6
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.2


South Lodge is detached and very private yet only a few hundred yards from Dalton village on a quiet public road with large private garden adjoining fields. South Lodge is only fifteen minutes pleasant walk away from the amenities of the Stables Courtyard.

Downstairs in South Lodge you’ll find the large dining kitchen fully equipped, including a washing machine. Next door is the cosy sitting room with a lovely open fire. There’s a colour television, DVD & CD player and a selection of books and magazines. Also downstairs is a comfortable twin bedroom. Upstairs you’ll find another twin bedroom and a double bedroom with ensuite shower room. At the top of the stairs is the family bathroom with bath, basin and WC. South Lodge also has a telephone that takes incoming calls on 01387 840651. The cottage has central heating with radiators in all rooms run by gas (LPG). The immersion heater also heats the water. South Lodge offers basic but good accommodation.

Good times

Review submitted on Mon, 13 Aug 2018
3.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
3.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
I have been going to south lodge with some friends for a fishing trip for the past 5 years.This cottage is in a great location there's is a little local pub and a Thai restaurant which is a 5 minute walk .The cottage has plenty of space and a great garden to relax in with a cold beer.We have already booked for next year and can't wait to get back.




Very, Very, cold and smelled of damp and mould.

Review submitted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018
2.7
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
1.0
Condition
1.0
Location
5.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
3.0
We arrived to a cottage that was extremely cold and smelled of damp and mould. Although the central heating was timed to come on twice a day, this was no use as the radiators were all turned off. I turned them all on. Even with all the radiators turned on and with lighting the coal fire in the lounge the cottage took ages to warm up. We went into Annan the next day to purchase a coat for my wife and, although as we got the cottage warmer we thought the musty, mouldy smell had subsided, we were wrong. As we returned from our shopping trip we could smell it again. When we thought the smell had subsided, it hadn't , we had just got used to it.
Although the property was dire, at this point in our holiday, we had decided to persevere. I was lighting the fire each evening and we were managing the cold. However, in the early hours of Wednesday morning disaster struck ! we had no heating at all.
None of the radiators were working. When I checked the heating system I found evidence to suggest we had run out of LPG.
The electrical control system was calling for the boiler to light and the boiler was trying continuously to fire to no effect.
It was a this point I decided to move to a hotel. We were attending a wedding that lunchtime and I needed somewhere warm and suitable for my wife and I to get ready.




Anthony Steel replied 52 days ago
So Sorry Mr Douglas, I as owner take full responsibility for this, because as you arrived in a heatwave, indeed the hottest spell of weather the UK has experienced for many years (17th June 2018) I had instructed our team to turn off the central heating and, although we normally light the coal fire, I asked them not do so on this occasion. I apologise, we should have asked you first perhaps. Thank you though for leaving a polite and helpful note (although that did not indicate to us your unhappiness) suggesting that the gas may have run out. We had the gas tank filled straight away but it was not empty, there was a fault. We are just sorry that this fault occurred in the early hours of the morning and caused your disaster. If it had occurred later in the day I am sure you would have told us and we would have made every attempt to move you to another cottage or rectified the problem. We could, for example, have supplied extra electrical heaters to the three already in the cottage. Finally we are sorry and I was sad to hear that your little dog had died the day before you arrived. We love our dogs and it must have put a dampener on your whole holiday. Our condolences.

From Scottish heatwave to frost in seven days

Review submitted on Tue, 17 May 2016
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
To start the week with barbecues beside the always enticing river Annan and ending with a blazing coal fire to combat the frost made our week in south lodge as wonderfully bizarre as ever. An unsettled deer disturbed the badger watch and grayling got in the way of dry fly casting for wild brown trout but who cared! It was a wonderful week even down to watching the intense preparations for the local cricket season in a field across the ever so quiet road leading quickly to a Thai restaurant in Dalton which always amuses as being totally out of place yet strangely local. My Scottish relatives joined me for most of the week. Alas, they want to return with me next time. The secret beauty of the place is out.......and well done to all those at Kirkwood who offer it to us visitors most generously.



Excellent for family with young children

Review submitted on Tue, 21 Jul 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Great stay, just what we'd hoped for and good value for money. Cottage good size and garden great - enclosed so kids could play out when they wanted. Good location



South Lodge At Eastertime.

Review submitted on Sat, 11 Apr 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
South Lodge provided an excellent base for exploring the area. The many walks around the Kirkwood Estate give the opportunity to hear and see lots of wildlife as well as giving the walkers plenty of exercise. We hope to visit again soon.