I would like to start by telling you about Kippford Holiday Park itself and the surrounding area. The park is as it says in the bumf very beautiful and well kept if a little hilly but with this comes some wonderful vistas. Dogs must be kept on a lead which is fair enough but can be let loose once in the wooded areas. It can be a little difficult to find your way around but this can lead you into little hidden areas which makes it interesting getting lost.
The onsite shop was closed all the time we were there (12th to 16th Sept. 2011) but there is small one a 5 min drive away for your bread, milk and bits and bobs plus delbeatie is only 10 mins away where you can get everything else you need. Kippford village is a 15/20 minute walk and is lovely with a couple of nice pubs that serve food but be careful because they shut between about 2pm and 6pm.
Now for the lodge. We booked the Kippford Lodge 3 VIP through hoseasons which as far as I can see does not really exist
Instead we were directed to Boston Lodge L9 which is situated half way up the hill and lacking the stunning view from the decking we were expecting, also the hot tub was situated around the back of the lodge and accessed by a gravel sloping path/steps which was no fun in your flip flops and we were not given any robe`s which we have been in the past with hoseasons lodges and you would expect in a VIP deal.
Another problem was the lack of WIFI coverage, I had to drive down to within 100 mtrs of the office with the ipad to get any sort of signal and then it wanted £10 to log on for a week which is not on in this day and age!
All in all, once settled in we enjoyed our short stay at the park and grew comfortable with the lodge, it was clean and tidy and did have everything we needed but we left with a little niggle that we had been given whatever was available and not what we had booked.
Would we recommend, Yes! just make sure you know what exactly you are booking.
Phill, Gez, Anita and Marley
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coastal Kippford (The new face of Kippford Holiday Park & Kipp Forest Lodges), is one of the most beautiful holiday parks in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. It is located by the lovely seaside village of Kippford on the Solway Firth, often referred to as Scotland's Riviera Coast. Open all year, Coastal Kippford allows you to get away whenever you want. It is the perfect holiday location for those looking for a place of pure tranquillity who wish to avoid noisier resort locations, yet offers a wealth of activities on your doorstep to keep the whole family entertained. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kippford Holiday Park Hotel Kippford