West Lodge is newly renovated and became available for letting from 1st September 2010.
This delightful 19th Century gate lodge was at one time the estate schoolhouse, which might account for the unusually ornate slatework on the roof, which makes it look a little like a gingerbread house!
Although it looks small on the outside it provides comfortable accommodation for 4 people. It is all on one level and therefore ideal for older people (although note that the doors are unfortunately too narrow for most wheelchairs).
It has some of the best views on the estate across the Solway Firth to the Lake District and the Isle of Man, along the Colvend Coast taking in Southerness lighthouse and the Portling cliffs and across rolling farmland to Criffel Mountain. It has a lovely (fenced) cottage garden, which boasts two palm trees! With woods, hedges and fields all around the birdsong here is a rich orchestral symphony.
Good walks can be had from the door, especially down onto Powillimount beach just 500 metres away.
It sits at the end of the West Avenue leading from Arbigland House where it meets the lane running down to the sea at Powillimount.
There is a large enclosed garden and off road parking for 2 cars.
Internally the cottage comprises 2 bedrooms (one double, one twin), a comfortable sitting/dining room, kitchen and bathroom . There is oil fired central heating and a log burning stove [see full features].