Watching over the gates of 500-acre Cally Estate (now a private hotel), character-filled West Lodge stands alone with its own small garden, offering access to the estate’s 18th-century walled garden, oak woods and specialist nursery. Beautifully furnished in keeping with its age, it is just 2 miles from Solway’s quiet beaches and villages. An unspoilt area perfect for walking, golf (6 miles) and enjoying peaceful gardens, there is much to see and do. Lake fishing 2 miles and sea fishing 5 miles. Riding 5 miles. Pubs ½ mile.
Small living room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor. Small library/dining room with wooden floor. Small modern fitted kitchen with TV. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft canopy bed and TV/video and DVD. Single bedroom with TV, DVD and pull-out bed (for +1). Shower room with toilet.
- Wood-burning stove – initial fuel inc
- Elec and full gas CH £10 pw, payable to owner prior to holiday
- Bed linen and towels inc
- Elec blankets (double and one single)
- Pull-out bed (for +1)
- TV (Teletext)/video/DVD
- Additional TV
- Two additional DVDs
- Broadband connection
- Small, enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
- No smoking
- No children
Customer Reviews of West Lodge Cally Estate,Gatehouse of Fleet, sleeps 4
1st comment: Walking from the house was fantastic. Scenery beautiful and on the door step amenities (10 mins walk through the wood!). Very tranquil and relaxing. Oct 2011.
3rd comment: Wow! This property suited use down to the ground, so cosy, great area and scenery on the door step. Would certainly return. July 2011.
4th comment: The Lodge is in an excellant location. It is in a very tranquil setting yet only a 5 minute walk to the village. We mainly ate out (Locally I would recommend the Ship Inn and The Bank of Fleet) but the Lodge has everything you would need to cook your own meals. Although the weather was mainly heavy rain and sometimes extraordinarily windy the Lodge was always warm and homely. We saw the deer everyday in the field overlooked by the kitchen window and once on the green outside the living room window. I picked a book up in Maxine’s library "Gatehouse Of Fleet In The Past" and lo and behold there was a photograph of one of my Uncles on the last page. Heb White the gamekeeper to the Cally Estate. I used to spend holidays at the Lodge in the 60’s and 70’s (they were known as the Double Lodges" then) when another of my Uncles lived there. It was interesting to see the alterations made to the Lodge and to walk around the village and describe to my husband what it had been like through the eyes of a kid from Liverpool. I took the book down to the Mill on the Fleet bookstore and by an amazing stroke of luck they had a secondhand copy. We went on many walks (including a 4hour hike to Sandgreen beach and we were the only folks on it!) and we also went further afield to Rockcliffe and Castle Douglas. Both to be recommended. All in all we had a wonderful holiday despite the weather. May 2011.
5th comment: What a great place! It was like being transported back in time - very atmospheric. Peaceful and fantastic for walking the dog. March 2011.
6th comment: Decor was very good and in keeping with the age and character of the property. Oct 2010.
7th comment: Excellent location. Very quiet. Wildlife on the doorstep. Lovely walks from property. Very well equipped kitchen - including the 65 cook books. Local village excellent with plenty of places to eat and shop. Sept 2010.
8th comment: Cosy lodge. Sept 2010.
9th comment: Characterful. Good walks. Easy walking to restaurants and pubs. Wifi. Aug 2010.
10th comment: Beautiful, warm, friendly home decorated in keeping with its surroundings. Felt like home from home! Aug 2010.
11th Comment Fantastic decor, very good kitchen appliances etc, super location. April 2010.
12th Comment We liked the character and setting of the property. April 2010.
13th Comment Very cosy. in beautiful area. Well equipped. Sept 2009
14th Comment It’s location and charm. Sept 2009.
15th Comment Nice location. Aug 2009.
16th Comment We initially booked West Lodge on appearance and the fact we could take our dog. When we got there is surpassed our expectations. It was ideally situated for all the historic places of interest. The woodland walks were on the doorstep. We were so pleased with the lodge that we have recommend it to family and will definitely book it again, even as early as next year. Sept 2009.
17th Comment So nice to have a comfortable bed. Some owners seem to go for the board-with-a-sheet-on-it approach. It also had an electric blanket! Feb 2009.
18th Comment The West Lodge is a lovely house in a very tranquil area, it’s the perfect place to go on holiday if you want to relax and enjoy the countryside. June 2008.
19th Comment Location excellent for both walking and beaches. April 2008.
20th Comment The location was perfect, very peaceful, lovely views, fantastic walks and yet within a few minutes of the village. July 2008.