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Stables Cottage

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Langholm, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (8)
  • leila (7)
  • comfortable (6)
  • mark (6)
  • stay (5)
  • stables (5)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "What a wonderful week we had at Stables Cottage."

    The property is beautifully furnished and has all that you could want for a comfortable stay. It is located in a position which allows access to the gorgeous Scottish Borders and if you want to go further afield is not too far from Dumfries and Galloway peninsula,Carlisle and even Edinburgh is not a long drive away. Would definitely recommend the cottage as a place for a quiet relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic week in a beautiful cottage."

    ... Perfect. The welcome from Mark and Leila was superb, as was all the information concerning local walks and places to visit. We had the best time..... Thank you

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a terrific stay at the Stables , the cottage was very clean and comfortable with every facility we needed."

    Leila and Mark were lovely hosts and always very helpful. The Langholm area is great for cycling with a huge variety of easy and challenging routes. The cellar at the cottage was ideal for bike storage and for re-charging one of our E - bikes. The garden was superb and a very pleasant place to enjoy the sun. Cannot recommend the place more highly.

    We are so delighted that you enjoyed your holiday here and we really do look forward to welcoming you again. Kindest regards, Mark & Leila Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Mark and Leila are wonderfull hosts, very kind and helpful, stables cottage is gorgeous, the views and walks are amazing."

    We most certainly will return, thank you both. Trev & Linda.

    So glad that you had such a great holiday here and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Leila, Mark and Henry (the dog)! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trev5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just had a very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay at Stables Cottage."

    After a long drive negotiating the bank holiday traffic and the M6 hold-ups, we arrived very late at night, but Leila still gave us a warm and friendly welcome. It was so good to see milk waiting in the fridge for a much needed up of tea, amongst other welcome treats. The cottage is lovely and spacious, with a mix of modern and traditional decor and the beds were super comfy. The garden was lovely to sit in in the sunshine and the area itself is very scenic and quiet. We used the cottage as a base for day trips out in the car and the information folder was full of interesting information about the area. The Co-op is very handy across the road too. Thank you Leila, we loved our mini break and definitely recommend your cottage for a home from home stay.

    Thank you Melanie for your lovely comments about your stay at Stables Cottage - they are much appreciated. You were great guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you again - perhaps for a longer break. Every good wish for the future. Leila Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2023

  • "Cosy cottage with everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    It was so nice to park the car and have no need for it the entire time. Lots of walks that are accessible from the cottage and the co-op was 2 minutes across the road. Mark and Leila made suggestions of local walks to us and are excellent hosts. The garden has plenty of seating and it was lovely to sit in the sun after a long walk.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. You were lovely guests - just sorry that you could not stay longer. And thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean cottage."

    Very peaceful and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.. Plenty of walking and cycling from the door. Mark and Leila are excellent hosts and we hope to return soon.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was a real pleasure to have you stay and we very much look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage very well situated and with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Everything was high quality, beds comfortable and the log burner was lovely. Plenty of parking and it felt like we were in the country!

    Thank you Katie for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jan 2023

  • "The stables is a little gem , it is quiet homely with a great log burner which ..."

    The stables is a little gem , it is quiet homely with a great log burner which you can buy your logs on site from the owners at a very reasonable price, lovely bedrooms with comfy beds , lovely kitchen and hot shower room , plenty of fantastic walks without having to use the car , amazing quiet roads with stunning views everywhere you drive , the owners Mark and Leila are really lovely as is Henry the dog , the garden is spectacular with lots of wild life , a real hidden treasure in a lovely town you will have a great time if you choose this holiday, oh and going out for a walk with Mark and Henry the dog is a must and you will pick up all the information from mark on all the great walks to go on , Thanks for a great holiday all the best J&A

    Jerry and Angela, you were lovely guests and left the cottage in a pristine state - thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again very soon……M, L & H Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Oct 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x mezzanine twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External, lower-ground-floor utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • External, lower-ground-floor games room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, Player, WiFi, table tennis
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front shared garden with furniture and bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile (The Co-Op), pub 0.4 miles

The property

Stables Cottage is a charming, two-bedroom annexe situated in the burgh of Langholm, Dumfries, and Galloway.

This lovely annexe has had various roles throughout the decades, from stables, staff quarters and the main dwelling for previous owners, this home is rich in history.

Settled on an acre of gardens and woodland, Stables Cottage is the perfect getaway for both family and friends looking for a destination with lots of walking,cycling and fell running trails to explore.

Step inside and be greeted by a large map, where the owner has outlined the best walks in the area and an all-inclusive information folder featuring details about the cottage, local amenities, events and the surrounding area.

Then unwind in the living/dining room, which offers two sofas, a woodburning stove and TV.

Gather at the dining table to tuck-into heart-warming meals, which can be prepared in the contemporary kitchen, which offers everything you need for a self-catered stay.

On rainy days, keep entertained in the lower-ground-floor games room and on balmy evenings, relax in the beautiful gardens with a leisurely seat on the furniture.

As the evening winds to an end, retire inside, where the ground-floor offers a super-king-size bedroom and the first floor has a mezzanine-style twin bedroom, both zip/link for flexible sleeping.

Langholm, otherwise known as 'The Muckle Toon', is a welcoming place for a holiday with loved ones, with much to see and do.

Be sure to check out Buccleuch performing arts centre for details of events, fabulous shows and concerts that may occur during your visit.

There are a variety of areas to explore either on foot or bike, with forests, hills, mountain-biking routes, local and long distance cycling routes as well as a golf course and bowling for sporting enthusiasts.

For avid walkers, the owner is a walks leader for Langholm Initiative and can provide more information on routes ranging from river-side ambles to serious walks in remote terrains.

Enjoy dining out with three quaint hotels and cafes to choose from, and two delicious takeaways for those snug nights in.

Cross the border from Scotland into England for a trip to the city of Carlisle; here you can tour the 12th century castle and mediaeval cathedral; afterwards refuel at a restaurant with a selection to choose from.

Or head north to find the Tweedbank to Edinburgh train link for a wonderful day in the Scottish capital; experience stunning architecture, idyllic gardens, walks with breath-taking views across the city and a whole host of exciting venues.

For a much-needed break to Scotland, choose Stables Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band D.

Owner can offer a guided hike/walk/day out in the hills including a pack lunch and ending with dinner in the historic main house, contact owner for details and costs.

Property has Short Term Let License Scotland - License number DG00042F.

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00042-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas