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Parliament Cottage

Langholm, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1012479)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Excellent facilities within to a very high standard. Quality throughout, Beds were very comfortable with luxurious bedding, comfortable pillows. Towels and robes provided to use while there. Cleanliness of the cottage was to be commended. The setting was ideal within the town with easy walking access to all amenities such as local shops and hotels for meals. Complimentary food and drink left by the owners which was a welcoming touch.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2022

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location for some lovely walks."

    It was beautifully furnished and well equipped. The bottle of wine and shortbread biscuits were a thoughtful welcome gift. We may well return at a future date.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "We loved Parliament Cottage."

    It is the best small cottage we have stayed in. Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, quirky layout, quality kitchen equipment and the location is excellent if you want to limit your use of the car. Great walks from the door.

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, lovely facilities and location."

    Clean and well stocked with everything you need. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by GemmaNov 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break - the cottage was really comfortable and ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our break - the cottage was really comfortable and relaxing - wood burner was excellent - local shops were good and Co-Op a 10 min walk away - one thing the owners should promote more is there outside patio area which was a real sun trap - even has an outside fire for when the sun went down

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "Perfect spot of luxury in the quiet town of Langholm with idyllic views, countryside walks and beautiful gift shops."

    Lots of walks of different lengths and types all from walking distance of the front door with information about them in the property. The property is beautiful with very tastful decor; kitchen has everything you would need and more great quality everything and the garden is a brilliant sun trap in the evenings which is perfect.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "I was a bit surprised to see the cupboards and freezer full of the previous tenants food and we had very little space to put our stuff."

    The dishwasher isn’t fit for purpose as the door doesn’t fully open and therefore the bottom shelf is difficult to use. However, even if we managed to put a plate in there they are too big and couldn’t be used!

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for our week's break."

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Lovely well thought out we had issues with the loo but this was sorted with in an hour brilliant"

    Reviewed by LizApr 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Parliament cottage."

    The cottage was even lovelier than we expected. It is so warm, cosy and comfortable. The nice addition of having robes was a lovely touch. The location is great for exploring the local area. There are a couple of nice pubs within a minute's walk! We will definitely recommend the cottage to friends and hope to do a return visit at some point. The service we got from Sykes when we had a minor query was faultless. Thanks to everyone for making an anniversary weekend away so special!

    Reviewed by GerrySep 2020

  • "The cottage was outstanding."

    It was comfortable and cosy with high quality furnishings ie beds, duvets, kitchen items etc. The location of the cottage is ideal for amenities but you are still in a quiet location. The owners of the cottage were lovely and nothing was to much trouble for them. It is the best Sykes cottage we have stayed in. We will visit again.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "It was warm,comfortable, well equipped ( home from home) and convenient for all the town had to offer."

    . We would return in a heartbeat. Heartfelt thanks Jim and Lynne

    Reviewed by JimFeb 2020

  • "Exceptional home and justly priced."

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, so comfortable and everything you need, some really lovely touches especially enjoyed having the woodburner to make it extra cosy."

    The local restaurants are a must only a short walk and amazing food. We had a relaxing break and would recommend this cottage if you are looking for that little extra bit of luxury.

    Reviewed by DeniseDec 2019

  • "Superb cottage."

    Nice friendly town with plenty of walks.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage, in a fabulous location."

    The cottage has everything you need for a luxury stay. Langholm is a lovely village and we loved the food at The Douglas Hotel. Thanks for the recommendation. The bed was really comfortable and the decor in the cottage is delightful. The place was spotless and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first serve basis
  • Enclosed courtyard patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry, no children please
  • Shop and pub 0.01 miles
  • Note: Though the property is all on the ground floor, there are two or three steps throughout and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note this is an adult only property

The property

Nestled in the bustling town of Langholm, in the Scottish countryside is this delightful semi-detached bungalow.

Ideally placed for accessing a number of local eateries for fine food and real Scottish ale, as well as a choice of independent shops and supermarkets for your amenities.

Internally, the property has been decorated to a high standard, with plenty of seating in the open-plan lounge for a relaxing evening with your loved ones, catching up with the day's events.

Gather around the dining table to enjoy your lovingly prepared home-cooked meals over a well-deserved glass of wine, cooked to perfection in the well-equipped kitchen, also providing a spot of luxury with the provided dishwasher and washing machine.

With the property all being on the ground floor, there are two bedrooms; a king-size and double, boasting a range of contemporary furniture to store your personal items.

Take a refreshing drink out to the rear patio garden, and simply enjoy the fresh countryside air, whilst watching the sunset.

Langholm has been described as 'The Beautiful Gateway to Scotland', and is set in the unspoilt countryside area with the Eskdale Prehistoric Trail within easy reach, travelling through many sites of interest.

Said to have been the birthplace of legendary poet Hugh McDiarmid, this town is famous for its annual Common Riding Festival.

Situated a stone's throw away from the River Esk, where you can get involved with some fishing, or riverside walks with picturesque views.

Parliament Cottage provides an exceptional retreat for two couples looking to escape to the countryside.

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About the location

LANGHOLM

Lockerbie 18 miles; Carlisle 19 miles; Hawick 23 miles.

Langholm is a burgh on the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway. From Mesolithic Man 9000 years ago, through Roman occupation to the notorious Border Reivers around the 16th century, Langholm has much history to share. The town developed around the textile industry, achieving a worldwide reputation for its woollens, expanding its population and earning the nickname of the ‘Muckle Toon’, or the Large Town. Langholm is also famous as the birthplace of Hugh MacDiarmid, the poet and Thomas Telford who was born just outside the town and after whom a road in the town is named. An unused Episcopalian church was converted into the Armstrong clan museum and was visited by astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1972 when he was made a freeman of the burgh. The town also hosts festivals for music, food and arts and the annual Common Riding draws many visitors. Within easy reach is Lockerbie, home to a good selection of bars and shopping facilities, as well as a jazz festival. A short drive from Langholm in the River Esk Valley is the Kagyu Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre established in the West. As well as offering residential retreats, day visitors are welcome all year round to explore the temple or relax in the peace gardens and grounds.

Please note this is an adult only property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas