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Esk Cottage

Bentpath, near Langholm, Dumfriesshire

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Located beside the River Esk, one of Scotland's greatest salmon rivers, lies Esk Cottage.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Set within the tiny village of Bentpath, this charming detached stone cottage provides a peaceful retreat with wonderful views over the Dumfriesshire hills, making it a perfect base from which to explore the area or just to sit back and watch the world go by.

Warm and inviting, the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. There is a cosy sitting room with comfortable seating and a wood-burning stove in a traditional fireplace to toast yourself beside. The choice of soft furnishings serves as a very tasteful reminder that you have crossed the Border.

The stylish dining kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of room for cooking and a charming dining area situated right beside another wood-burning stove. There are French doors out to the terrace so you can watch the garden in cosy comfort on colder days or dine almost ‘al fresco’ with the doors open.

All on one level there are two charming double bedrooms, again with splashes of Scottish charm. The elegant family bathroom has a large Victorian roll top bath that is perfect for unwinding and relaxing after a day of taking in the beauty of the nearby countryside. There is also a very modern separate walk-in shower.

Outside there is a spacious terraced area just a few metres from the River Esk (some care required) that is accessed via the patio doors from the dining area. Here you can enjoy a glass of whisky with just the sound of the river and the bleating of the sheep for company. There is also a further grassed garden area.

Map & Local

If you do manage to tear yourself away from this idyllic haven, there are wonderful riverside walks on the doorstep and a variety of restaurants and shops can be found close by in the riverside town of Langholm (6 miles).

Nearby Lockerbie has excellent facilities and pretty country roads will lead you to Lochmaben with its three scenic lochs with plenty of opportunities for sailing, fishing, cycling and walking. As a contrast, the small historical spa town of Moffat is perfect if you want to find shops selling local goods and has a wide choice of places for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

Just over an hour away is the beautiful Solway Coast with its two hundred miles of coastline, fine sandy beaches and opportunities for sailing and water sports. Along the way why not stop off at the historic town of Annan? Here you will find its 176 year old bridge with graceful arches and Bridge House, which is considered to be one of the finest town houses in Scotland.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country estate, set on the spectacular 90,000 acre Queensbury Estate, can also be easily reached. As well as the castle there are marked paths and woodland trails for wildlife enthusiasts and for walkers and mountain bikers of all abilities.

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 room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing-machine,wood-burning stove and french doors to patio.
Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



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 wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 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

Booked Available

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).

  • Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £345.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £565.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £565.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 £345.00
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £395.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £465.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £395.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £465.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £565.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £465.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £565.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £465.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £395.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £465.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £345.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £565.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £565.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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Third visit. Wonderful location. High quality cottage.


Cannot fault this lovely cottage!


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