Welcome to Barend Holiday Lodges – Family-run holiday accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Our self-catering wood cabins and lodges are nestled in the quiet countryside of Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway. Just a short walk from Sandyhills Bay with its picturesque beach warmed by the Gulf Stream we are perfectly placed to offer you both an active and relaxing holiday.
Whether you want to cycle in the hills, walk the coast and country, play golf, go for a leisurely swim, relax in the sauna or sit on your private balcony in beautiful surroundings and watch the local wildlife, our holiday lodges have it all.
You can star gaze at Galloway’s famous dark skies or enjoy our abundant wildlife directly from your balcony. Look out for our resident red squirrels and badgers. Or, should you wish to venture further, Dumfries and Galloway has a lot to offer its visitors; great food and drink, arts and heritage and activities for all the family. We have teamed up with local business to provide guests who book with us:
- Free golf at Craigieknowes Golf Club
- 10% off activities at Galloway Activity Centre
- Free adult entry to Cream O’Galloway Activity Centre
- Free Swimming Pool and Sauna at Barend’s Swimming Pool
- Mountain Bikes can be hired from reception, courtesy of MPG Cycles in Dalbeattie. Costs depend on the number of bikes taken and length of hire.
Sleeping 4 to 8 people, each holiday home is privately owned and finished to a high quality with its own style. Warm, homely and spacious they are equipped with all you need for an easy holiday; dishwasher, Freeview television, DVD player and parking for two vehicles right outside your own lodge for ease of access.
All our lodges and cabins are independently graded by Visit Scotland, offering a range of 3 star and 4 star accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. More information on the difference between our 3 and 4 star properties can be found here.
We offer pet-free and pet-friendly accommodation, perfect if you wish to bring your furry friend away or for those of you who may have allergies and need a pet-free holiday home.
Whilst the internet in the area is still slow compared with high city speeds, if keeping connected is important to you check out our lodges that come equipped with free wifi access. (In other lodges wifi is available at a charge).
Barend Bar and Restaurant
On site there is a lovely restaurant serving excellent home-cooked food and a well-stocked bar with wood burning stove and a warm welcome. Friday night is pub quiz night – come along at 8.00pm for some family fun to test your knowledge!
Our on-site reception is open 7 days a week, from 9.00-5.00 Mondays to Saturdays and 10.00-4.00 Sundays. Our small team are happy to offer advice and information on where to go, as well as offering a small shop with snacks, ice cream, post cards and local milk. If you need anything more than this we are happy to collect it from our local shop in Colvend, which helps support our local economy.
Outside reception opening times emergency cover is provided from the Farmhouse onsite.