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The Gardener's Cottage, nr Langholm - Sleeps 8-10

Tucked away at the head of a small glen above the River Esk, surrounded by the Border Hills, this spacious holiday cottage stands within an acre of a mature wall garden. Furnished and equipped with conveni...

Tucked away at the head of a small glen above the River Esk, surrounded by the Border Hills, this spacious holiday cottage stands within an acre of a mature wall garden. Furnished and equipped with convenience in mind, it also benefits from many character features. Ideally located to explore Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland’s Border country - a land of peace and tranquillity, steeped in history, with imposing castles, abbeys, stately mansions and dramatic ruins. Picturesque towns and villages are set in a landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and meandering rivers. Ramble the moors and hills, discover the coastline, fish the rivers and lochans, ride the bridleways, play the fairways or take a mountain bike challenge. Visit the museums, telling the unique story of the Borderland, and the workshops and galleries which produce traditional and contemporary designs in glass, textiles, pottery and precious metals. The cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. There are many gardens to explore, including Logan Botanical Gardens, as well as the gardens at Alnwick Castle, Kailzie and Dawyck. There are also magnificent stately homes such as Abbotsford, Floors Castle, Mellerstain and Manderston. Walking is a delight - whether clifftop, beaches, hills, forest or even one of the towns close by. Mountain biking and walking routes, riding, fishing, bird watching are within easy reach. Canonbie 6 miles. Shops 4 miles.

Book-lined living room with feature fireplace (ornamental only) and rugs on wooden floor. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with Lacanche cooker, slate floor, large dining area, French door to patio. Boot room with drying facilities. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Oak open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms; two doubles, one with basin and Z-bed (for +1), one with futon bed (for +1 child), one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.


  • Full gas CH inc (Oct - Apr £25 pw)
  • Elec and bed linen inc
  • Digital TV with surround sound – additional two (variable reception)
  • Video
  • Digital piano
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Tel–incoming and emergency calls
  • Furnished enclosed garden
  • Paved sitting/dining area
  • BBQ
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Mountain bikes (2 adult, 1 child) avail foc
  • NB: Unfenced pond in


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Customer Reviews of The Gardener's Cottage, nr Langholm - Sleeps 8-10

1st comment: The house is in a lovely quiet location, so is ideal for families and pets. The garden is huge and it was great to see so many birds and the occasional pheasant, in there. The accommodation was spacious and the furnishings comfortable. One area that could do with some improvement is storage space in the kitchen cabinets. Although there were plenty of them, nearly all were full - a "de clutter" would help as it leaves little space to store food stuffs. This is a very miner gripe though in what is otherwise a hard to fault property. Oct 2011.

2nd comment: The cottage is excellent. Far better than is suggested by the pictures on the website. Finding the cottage is tricky - espececially as directions on website don’t have a starting point so you are never quite sure you are on the right road. June 2011.

3rd comment: We needed 5 bedrooms with at least one double and one bathroom on the ground floor, due to my fathers illness. This was key to our booking. The property offered spacious accommodation with the kitchen and open plan dining room being our favourite, the hub of the house!! The garden is simply beautiful and so, so big. Not least, the location! If you seek a tranquil setting amongst hills and forests, look no further, it’s idyllic! Feb 2011.

4th comment: We like the whole set-up of the cottage. Oct 2010.

5th comment: The location was better than expected. Oct 2010.

6th comment: It was homely, peaceful, interesting. The walled garden was beautiful and great for sitting out in and for the dogs. The accommodation was excellent. We hope to return. July 2010.

7th comment: Lovely cottage, beautiful gardens, rural, quiet just what we needed. March 2010.

8th comment: This was a most wonderfully relaxing location. The cottage was well appointed and very close to many of our desired destinations. We had wanted to book this cottage since first we viewed it and we were not disappointed!! May 2009.

9th comment: It felt very homely, and was nice and clean on arrival. July 2009.

10th comment: Although it poured every day we snuggled up in the cosy kitchen and the dogs loved the enclosed garden, although the nearby Forest of Ae had excellent walks too. We had a delightful weekend. Nov 2008.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: UQQ
  • HMG Ref: 1108385
  • Number of Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps Suit: 8 | 10
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Enclosed Garden
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Wifi, Broadband, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Telephone, Barbecue
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 3
  • Nearby Castle

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