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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

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ZoeS1696
1 review
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“If Carling did holiday homes...!”
Reviewed 14 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This might just be the most perfect holiday home ever! The owners have truly thought of everything, and if anything is needed that isn't already there then they will do their utmost to help provide it.

We rented the cottage for a long weekend with our baby and friends and their 2 children. The fact there are 2 huge king size rooms, both en suite, means no arguments for the adults about which couple gets the 'best' room. 2 additional twin rooms, also identically beautifully made up, means plenty of space. The farmhouse kitchen has a central extendable table that will easily seat 10. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. For the younger members of the party there is a playroom off the kitchen, central to the property and easy to keep an eye on. Our babies and 6 year old loved it! The large lounge with windows overlooking 3 aspects has more than enough comfortable sofa space for everyone.

We had a busy weekend already planned so didn't have time to take Gillian up on the offer of looking around the farm or pony rides, though she did ride up on her own horse to say hi and see if we were all ok. She was really friendly and we were sorry we couldn't stay longer to see more of the farm and the immediate area.

Hopefully will have chance to go back another time!

Date of stay: January 2017
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Management Response
15 Feb 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's very much appreciated. Yes you definitely managed to fit a lot in, in a small space of time ! Hopefully you can come back again and chill, soak up the relaxing atmosphere, with a BBQ in the garden and beer in the fridge .........
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Ken K
Detroit
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrific rental in a beautiful, remote location in Scotland”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had a wonderful week at the Lodge, enjoying the cool weather as a respite from the heat of the summer. The lodge provides a terrific get-away, quiet, remote, with beautiful scenery. Wonderful walks are outside the door. The owners are friendly and helpful. Its location, about an hour from the coast, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, makes it an ideal launching point for touring. We have two children (8 and 10 years old), and they loved it too.

Date of stay: August 2015
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay ! Yes you certainly packed a lot in during your time with us. I hope you all keep up the horse riding now you have gone home, and hope you will come back and see us again soon.
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Jonathan...
Warminster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Drumboy Lodge is peaceful and comfortable”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Drumboy Lodge is clean, well equipped, convenient and welcoming.We have stayed three times and will be back in the future. It is well positioned if you wish to travel to Glasgow, Troon, Lanark or the Scottish Borders.

Date of stay: May 2015
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, especially as you have been here so many times now that you have a great insight as to what is on offer here. I'm sure you have only got through half your list of places to see and things to do and will be delighted to see you all back again soon !
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Julieb59l
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“We stayed here with our family which consisted of 3 generations.”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Drumboy Lodger is a wonderful place to stay with plenty of space for a large family or a group of friends. the facilities were excellent with plenty of parking.
The site was secure so young children can run around.
Plenty of places to visit and great walking area.

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: The great space and location.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. Yes the enclosed garden has been a great selling point for guests with young families. I hope you found all the information within the lodge helpful when planning your days out - no matter the weather, there is always plenty to do !
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josieb19...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay!”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The farmhouse is spacious, clean and well maintained. Made to feel very welcome. Close to local amenities and wonderful views. Would definitely recommend and will stay here again!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to having 'my little farm helpers' back again soon!
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Robert M
Barrie, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect environment, clean, eye-catching scenery, and self-contained.”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We have been guests at the Dunbar family's Drumboy Lodge on two occasions. Gillian and her family are splendid hosts. The accommodations are perfect for groups large and/or small (our first occasion included our sons, their spouses and two grandsons. Our second occasion included two sets of senior adults only). The property is situated on beautiful surroundings with ready access to Glasgow trains nearby. As a central point of departure for Southern Scotland, the situation is perfect. We are a Canadian Family with roots in Scotland.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: A country atmosphere located within a short driving distance to city amenities.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Thank you for your kind words ! It was great having you all. You certainly managed to pack a lot in during your stay that's for sure !
Hopefully you'll be able to plan another trip to Scotland soon.
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Bevis122
Worcester
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday home for large groups”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for a few days as we had a family party to atend. The house is huge and all thespace you need. My mum who is 93 was well catered for as the property is all on one level with walk in showers. Lovely veiws from any aspect and very qquiet and peaceful. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone and would love to stay again. Thank you Gillian for making us very welcome

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: size of house
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Management Response
17 Jun 2015
Thank you for your kind comments ! I'm glad you all had a great time and hope you will come and stay with us again soon . No need to wait for another Big Birthday Celebration as an excuse !
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