In the south-west of Scotland, picturesque River Cottage has a delightfully rural location in the Dumfriesshire hills some 5 miles north of Lockerbie, and 8 miles from The Pan-Am Memorial Chapel at Tundergarth. Snug and cosy, it is reached by about a quarter of a mile of track from the B723 quiet country road leading to Eskdalemuir, and sits in a mature, enclosed garden (furniture) with an open terrace just 50 metres from the Dryfe Water.
In the immediate vicinity of the cottage there are extensive riverside walks, and a licence for fishing is obtainable at Loch Maben post office. A variety of eating places, shops, ice rink (in season) can be found at Lockerbie. The pretty town of Moffat is just 20 minutes up the road; Dumfries is 20 miles; and the historic Border town of busy Carlisle is a half-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 North and South.
Those considering a Gretna wedding will be interested to know that the cottage is just 20 minutes away – and would be just right for a honeymoon!
Heating is by electric night-storage heaters (£10 included) and coal burning stove (starter pack included). Bed-linen and towels are included. Up to two well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement. No smoking within the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 2):
- Sitting/Dining room with coal burning stove and TV/VCR/DVD.
- Kitchen with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, washing-machine, small freezer, etc.
- Double-bed room.
- Room with Shower, WC and basin.