Near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
Picturesque River Cottage in the south west of Scotland has a delightfully rural location in the Dumfriesshire hills, 5 miles north of Lockerbie.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage is reached by about a quarter of a mile of lane from the quiet B723 country road leading to Eskdalemuir.
Inside the living area is snug and cosy with a welcoming atmosphere and a multi-fuel stove as an attractive focal point. There is plenty of comfortable seating to relax on and an arch from the sitting room leads to a separate dining area with a fascinating corner piece.
The kitchen is neat and well-equipped and all on the one level are the spacious double bedroom and shower room. There is also a large, handy conservatory porch which is perfect for storing muddy boots or fishing tackle after a day spent out exploring the countryside.
Outside the cottage sits in a mature, enclosed garden (with furniture) with an open terrace that is just 50 metres away from the Dryfe Water. River Cottage is ideal for two people seeking a quiet retreat for a relaxing holiday.
There are riverside walks from the cottage and a licence for fishing is obtainable at Loch Maben post office.
A variety of eating places, shops and an ice rink (in season) can be found at Lockerbie and just outside the town is the Pan-Am Memorial Chapel at Tundergarth. The pretty town of Moffat is just 20 minutes up the road, while Dumfries is 15 miles and the busy, historic Border town of Carlisle is half an hour's drive south. The Solway coast, with sandy beaches and the delightfully named attractions of Caerlaverock Castle and Sweetheart Abbey, can be reached within the hour, while the A74 (M) from nearby Lockerbie provides rapid access to both the North and the South.
Those considering a Gretna Green wedding will be interested to know that the cottage is just 20 minutes away from there and would make an ideal honeymoon location!
Active guests will find plenty to do here. The 7stanes mountain biking trails have been developed in the area, the nearest just beyond Dumfries in the forest of Ae, with another at Dalbeattie. Dumfries has several riding establishments as well as leisure centres and all facilities. There are seemingly endless sandy beaches at Southerness, while to the north a visit to picturesque Wanlockhead, Scotland’s highest village and once a lead mining centre but now as rural as can be, is another worthwhile experience.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/dining room with coal-burning stove and TV (freeview)/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters and coal-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
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Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£450.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£450.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£295.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£325.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£295.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£325.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£375.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£325.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£375.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£450.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£375.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£450.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£375.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£325.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£375.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£450.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£450.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'We have loved our stay in this beautiful cottage - not having any internet or phone connection has made for a very stress free break! So relaxing ..... we will definately return.'
'Had a lovely stay at this cottage in fantastic countryside. Thanks to Gary and Margaret for providing such a peaceful haven.'
'Peace, quiet and total relaxation is what we came for and that's what we got - perfect! Thank you for the wonderful welcome and all the help when we needed it.'
'No phone signal! No Wi-fi! No noise! Lovely welcome from the owners, loads of birds to watch, red squirrels and bats to spot. Great!'
'Oh what a wonderful week away from our normal stresses! The owners are so welcoming and hospitable - thank you for everything.'