Lodge is located on the B794 1 mile south of the village of Haugh of Urr
and 2 miles off the A75 Gretna to Stranraer Euroroute. We are located
in the heart of Galloway 4 miles from Castle Douglas, 2 from Dalbeattie
and 15 from Dumfries.
Urr Lodge Hostel Accommodation
We offer budget, no-fuss, comfortable accommodation with all the necessities
for a great stay.
Private Twin Rooms:
Restful private twin rooms with spacious wardrobe and en suite toilet/washbasin
facility, all linen provided.
Our private family room, sleeping up to 4, consists of twin beds and a
pair of bunks. Spacious wardrobe, En suite toilet and washbasin facility
and all fresh linen provided.
Shared Rooms (dorms):
Comfortable large rooms each sleeping up to 6 in a bunk bed set up, with
en suite toilet/washbasin, and one with a shower also. The dorms are mixed,
but if required we can segregate females where possible. Can be rented
as whole rooms if desired. All linen provided.
Single bunk beds in comfortable room with large wardrobe and en suite
toilet and shower facility. All fresh linen is provided.
3 showers are available for those who do not have the en suite shower
facility in room, towels are available to hire.
Situated at front of the Lodge for morning sun, ideal for a bit of quiet
time while enjoying the surroundings
A separate space for dining, ideal for a mealtime mingle.
Relaxing guest lounge with working open fireplace, comfy couches and seating,
TV,DVD and CD player, ideal for relaxing after an active day.
Fully equipped kitchen with electric hob/oven, 2 x microwaves, kettle,
toasters, coffee maker, all utensils provided. Tea and Coffee freely available
at all times. (See Facilities for other dining options).
Drying room and Laundry:
A drying room is available for drying off clothes after a wet day out!
Additionally, a laundry service is available for a small charge.
- Secure bike storage
- Bike maintenance and wash down facility
- Free internet and WiFi access
- Multi-channel TV, DVD and CD player
- All bed linen provided (towel hire available)
- Complimentary tea/coffee at all times
- Ample car parking
· Bike Shed Available
· Cycle Hire Nearby
· Cycle Locker
· Private Parking
For your culinary needs, there is a wide variety of pubs, restaurants
cafes and take-aways within a 4 mile radius of Urr Lodge. Notably, The
Laurie Arms in the village excels in its provision of restaurant and bar
meals, take-away meals and REAL ale.
For groceries, there is a Tesco store in Castle Douglas and other stores
Self catering holiday cottage (Herriesdale Cottage)
Accommodates up to 8 people. There are 2 large living rooms,
dining room (with sofa-bed), kitchen, Double bedroom and bathroom on the
ground floor and 2 twin bedrooms upstairs. Garden area and car parking.
Formerly the coach house of the adjoining owner's Victorian house, the
cottage shares a lovely country location with the house and adjoining
hostel for outdoor pursuits.
Herriesdale Cottage is situated in the Urr Valley, about a mile south
of the village of Haugh of Urr, 3km north of Dalbeattie and 6.5 km from
Castle Douglas, designated 'The Food Town'.
Across the river from the property, lies the Motte of Urr - a former
motte and bailey castle, the remaining earthworks of which are the largest
of its kind in Europe.
Attractions and Activities
The local climate is temperate; warmed and enhanced by the Gulf
This is a central location for 7 Stanes mountain biking enthusiasts
- being in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway - only 3 miles from Dalbeattie
Forest and 10 from Mabie Forest. Easy access by road to Kirroughtree and
- Road cycling throughout the region on National Cycle Routes
- Cycling Holidays, Walking Holidays and Garden Tours in Galloway using
Urr Lodge as a base.
- Bike Shop and Cafe at the Break Pad and Ae7
- Bird watching. RSPB at Mersehead Wildlife Scotland
- Rock climbing - Galloway Forest Park
- Fishing on Urr Water (opposite the Lodge) subject to permits available
- Water sports and outdoor activities at Loch Ken (Galloway Activity Centre)
- 10 miles
- Activities for the whole family at Laggan Outdoors
- Sea sailing at Kippford/Solway Coast - 6 miles
- Hill walking - Southern Upland Way - 20 miles
- Hardrock Challenge at Dalbeattie
Getting there from the Information Centre:
From TIC in Castle Douglas travel East on A75 for 3 miles, turn right
onto B794 to Haugh Of Urr. Urr Lodge is 1 mile further south towards Dalbeattie.
Getting There by Car:
From A75, 3 miles East of Castle Douglas, 15 miles West of Dumfries turn
South onto the B794 to the Haugh of Urr, continue through village to Dalbeattie
and Urr Lodge is less than a mile on the left.
Getting There by Railway:
Nearest stations are at Dumfries and Lockerbie.
Getting there by Aeroplane:
Nearest Airport is Prestwick Airport, situated approximately 80 miles
Getting There by Ferry:
60 miles from Irish Crossings at Stranraer
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