Secret Garden: Ultra-Luxe Lodge on Seaside Estate


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  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Tucked inside a sweet sun spot within a walled garden built at end of the Victorian era, Fawn's Velvet Lodge beholds the brightest dreams for that faraway holiday. Two spacious bedrooms furnished with rich textures and art, with two oh-so-posh ensuite bathrooms, will transport you to that idyllic haven. Feel good about your stay too, as the lodge is eco-friendly with state-of-the-art insulation and underfloor heating, all from a renewable energy source. There's a large garden & outdoor bathtub!

The space
Surrounded by the aesthetic of Italianate cobblestone courtyard, the newly renovated lodge at Dunskey encourages leisurely afternoons sipping iced lemon grappa. Signs of splendour are plentiful at the historic Dunskey Stables Courtyard, where guests enter before stepping into the lodge, with its iconic chimney spires and paving stones underfoot.

Enjoy an invigorating start to the day with yoga on the lawn, while taking in birdsongs and sunlight dappling through the trees in the spacious garden. Practice your cartwheel, or nap here with your books among scented blooms, next to freshly brewed coffee supplied by Dunskey Estate. In the evening, light up the firepit for sizzling lamb chops, sprinkled with hand-picked rosemary from the garden, naturally. The outdoor bathtub is a dream come true with glasses of bubbles under a twinkling celestial dome.

On the ground floor, the light-filled living room is swathed in the color of fading daylight. We proudly feature a wall mural by the artist Megan Elizabeth, whose creations evoke Dunskey sentiments of pastel coastline and watercolour sunsets. A sapphire velvet sofa will be a firm favourite throughout the holiday, particularly when cozied up next to the fireplace, underneath gleams of art-deco crystal wall sconces.Continuing on the theme of old world grandeur, we invite you to brighten up your reading nook with crewelwork-embroidered, deep-set seat at the best arm chair in the house. A closer look at the Suzani-inspired medallions reveals the most delightful of Dunskey motifs: blooming flora, frolicking fauna, and novel palettes.

No holiday is complete with cooking up the most indulgent meals for absolutely no reason. The kitchen, flooded with lights, with views of the garden, will call out to the most reluctant chef. We take great pride in providing you with the most well-stocked kitchen you've ever seen in a holiday cottage, and always with sharp knives as well! If that isn't enough, relax in the dining area, decorated with oversized prints of glasshouses, and plot your next jungle-calling escape.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the lodge is the equus bedroom, which has undergone spirited restoration, keeping fast hold of original architectural interests. Two outrageously comfortable single beds are nestled into the stable block. There's plenty of room for your evening reads (not doom scrolling) as we have kept the manger for shelf storage. Lit by an antler chandelier and furnished with pre-industrial style clothing valet, you'll have enough room to model all your holiday outfits.

Embrace the vibrancy of the Scottish garden beneath the dormer window that opens to standing height, and breathe in the wall of profusely blooming camellia from the second bedroom. Taking up the entire top floor, the master bedroom and adjacent bathroom with its underfloor heating may encourage you to stay forever. Thoughtful touches, such as velvet cuddle chairs, art deco crystal wall scones, and collector's item dressing table and bespoke chest of drawers, will enfold you in a gentle aesthetic. The oversized bathroom contains monsoon rain walk-in shower and a large bath to melt away any residual existential angst. A collection of travel books may help with the wanderlust as well.

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Lake access
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine

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Portpatrick, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Hosted by Dunskey

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We are a small but mighty team with our hearts set on sharing with you the most glorious hidden gem in this rural corner of Scotland: Dunskey, a 2000-acre estate by the sea, where world-class heritage meets modern splendour, surrounded by secret gardens and endless wonders.

Everything we do is rooted in our three values: compassion, innovation, and transformation. We strongly believe that the first steps towards spectacular hospitality is taking care of our team and environments. Here, you'll meet the incredible Dunskey stewards who sincerely wish to share with you the joy, beauty, and warmth in all that we do. Most significantly, you will find extraordinary thoughtfulness in every moment of your journey here.

We are also a feministic company with a laser focus on sustainability. We use re-fillable products wherever possible. Our heating system is nearly at 100% sourced from renewable energy. We compost 100% of our food waste, and our water comes from a fresh spring. We continuously strive to do more and do better.

Our ongoing other projects include policy advocacy in immigration and anti-human trafficking, working on turning out the votes in America and fighting against voter suppression laws. Seeking social and racial justice is a constant, though sometimes painful, anchor in our lives. We would like everyone to read the two novels, The Overstory, by Richard Powers, and, Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson. When not heartened by the possibility of collective action to address climate change, we like to cook a ton-load of Vietnamese beef noodle soup and plot the next magic mushroom trail on the Estate.
We are a small but mighty team with our hearts set on sharing with you the most glorious hidden gem in this rural corner of Scotland: Dunskey, a 2000-acre estate by the sea, where…

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