Dunskey Estate - Artemisia Lodge

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway
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£90 - £140
per night
£630 - £980
per week

A nature-filled estate for smart lodge holidays in rural peace with woods and coast to explore, onsite activities and yummy homemade meals


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£90 - £140 per night

£630 - £980 per week

The Experience

This vast 2000-acre estate tucked on the south west coast of Scotland has been in the family since 1900. Now a clutch of luxuriously renovated lodges mean you can have your own adventure in nature; stroll around the botanical gardens, take a picnic down to the beach, row the lochs spotting otters and lose yourself in the maze.

The owners who live in the big house leave you a generous welcome hamper, and the estate chefs can provide homemade frozen meals if you’re feeling lazy. The 1850 lodge is warm and inviting, a cosy open-plan space with two bedrooms, one up, one down, with dressing gowns and slippers ready and waiting – all wrapped by a garden with a fire pit, barbecue and an outdoor bath for a starlit soak.

You’ve got loads of options: do your own thing, get involved in activities on site – archery, ranger walks, fishing, axe throwing, clay shooting – or visit pretty pastel-hued Portpatrick on the coast.

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We think you'll love

  • Getting stuck into the eggs, fudge, jam or marmalade, a sourdough loaf, cheese, oat milk, butter and homemade biscuits in your welcome hamper
  • Exploring the estate and spotting red deer, birds of prey, foxes, badgers, otters on the loch or taking part in the estate activities
  • Having fun negotiating the maze and strolling through the walled Victorian garden and glasshouse
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You should know

  • You're on the edge of the estate, a short drive from the big house, and may hear some road noise
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead to protect wildlife
  • Activities are charged extra


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £630
1 Lodge for 4
From £902 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


What a treat to soak up the peace and beauty of an age-old Scottish estate. There's loads of space around the lodge and lots to explore including a maze and botanical gardens. There's a beach a walk away and enough activities that you'd barely feel the need to leave.

Patrick, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Estate has two waterfalls, two lochs, and three beaches, yours to explore and with the most magnificent walks along the craggy Scottish coastline. Find a maze in the woodland garden or take the glen walk past the waterfall and brook to the two beaches. Spot dolphins and seals or go fishing.. Dunskey Golf Course and the picturesque Portpatrick Harbour are two minutes away.

Local points of interest from Anne Tristine Nguyen

  • Artemisia is inspired by the fierce Renaissance female artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, who encouraged us to handcraft this lodge into a pocketful of whimsical luxury while jettisoning all conventionality out of its century-old windows.
  • Upon entrance, you'll be wowed by the pale robin-egg blue surroundings, which are matched to the Arcadian mural on the main wall. The art deco chrome-and-velvet sofa perfectly blends into the mural, with flashes of hot pink cushions.
  • Downstairs, the bedroom features two Georgian wicker and pine beds alongside a hand painted mural by Jen Robson. An en-suite bathroom here contains a rain shower.
  • Along the sunny stairwell, you'll find the entire top floor devoted to the main bedroom. A gorgeous mural of whimsical woodland hugs one wall where a dedicated workspace can be found.
  • Turquoise beds and gold accents are found throughout here. Step across the hallway to find a truly spacious bathroom with a luxurious bathtub and view of the woods, alongside a rain shower.


Anne Tristine Nguyen

You are looked after by a small, dedicated team who want to share with you this glorious hidden gem. Everything they do is rooted in their three values: compassion, innovation and transformation. The dedication to sustainability here is paramount with nearly 100% of their energy renewable, the composting of 100% of their food waste and water from a fresh spring.