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River Cottage

Near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire

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Picturesque River Cottage in the south west of Scotland has a delightfully rural location in the Dumfriesshire hills, 5 miles north of Lockerbie.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: DG00257F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

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.

Map & Local

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.



Single Storey

Sitting/dining room with coal-burning stove and TV (freeview)/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, etc
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 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 calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £475.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £495.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £525.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £475.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £450.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £475.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £395.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £495.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £495.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £395.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £450.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £475.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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.


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Cottage lovely and cosy and relaxing. Barney and I had a wonderful relaxing time. Garry and Margaret are lovely hosts. T...

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Cottage exactly as expected, ideal for our requirements, a very enjoyable stay despite the rain

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We are so pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable time and hope that you choose to return again soon.


Great price confirmed after searching many holiday websites at short notice! The owners of the cottage, Gary and margare...

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Really enjoyed our stay at River Cottage. It had everything we needed for a great week away from home. The owners gave u...

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All we needed was at hand in the cottage, well equipped and location was ideal only 5 mins from Lockerbie. Plenty walks ...

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