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Heron Cottage

Brydekirk near Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 920087)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Heron Cottage was a great cottage to escape the hustle and bustle."

    The cottage is clean, cosy and really well equiped. The view from the cottage windows are gorgeous. We enjoyed every minute and would go back in a flash.

    Reviewed by BeverleyOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very homely and in a lovely position."

    We would stay there again

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "Second time this year we have been."

    Really lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Brydekirk. Beautiful view of The River Annan. Very quite and relaxing.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "This ones best for peace and lovely unhindered walks…ok"

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2021

  • "The advertisement stated that there was a local pub."

    This is incorrect as the said pub ceased trading in February 2020 with the next nearest pub in Annan. Correct information regrading local amenities is vital to people.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • "Heron cottage was all and more of what we expected , exceptionally clean and everything you would need for a lovely holiday."

    Beautiful setting in a quaint village surrounded by amazing views.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage near the river, lots of walks nearby, we would book again, the only fault with the cottage was the front window glass had blown so hard to see the lovely view of the river."

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "Best holiday we have been on and the cottage was literally right on the river."

    Couldn’t have asked for a better cottage.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "Wonderful stay in heron cottage."

    The cottage itself is in an absolutely gorgeous spot, so peaceful and the river directly across the road makes it. It is a really comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly need. The walks from the door are amazing. The only downside is the lack of places nearby to eat in the evening, especially with a dog. We would certainly return, hopefully after the pandemic, things may pick up. Fabulous place, thank you.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and wonderful views."

    Plenty lovely walks. Close to all areas.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "We have been before its a lovely cottage, with everything we need but if we ..."

    We have been before its a lovely cottage, with everything we need but if we could have got it through another company we would have, because we have had a couple of very disappointing events with Sykes,

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "Our second stay at Heron Cottage with our dogs."

    We had a great time, daily walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2020

  • "Heron cottage was very cosy, and as we were there In January, we welcomed the fact that it was very warm too."

    The location was very good. It overlooked a beautiful river, and we did indeed frequently see the heron. It was peaceful and quiet with a lovely riverside walk. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed, although we never did find the hairdryer! We would recommend this cottage for a relaxing breakaway. However, it does seem to be very expensive during the summer months.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJan 2020

  • "We did want to hoover and mop before we left, but the hoover didn't work and nothing to squeeze the mop out with."

    Apart from that everything was OK

    Reviewed by IainDec 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with all aminities and very clean with good walks for dogs and great views"

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    10/10 for cleanliness and everything you could possibly need was provided.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019



    Reviewed by SueAug 2019

  • "Great location if you like walking, dog friendly, pictures don’t do this cottage justice, we were pleasantly surprised."

    Definitely visit again

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2019

  • "Heron cottage exceeded our expectations."

    The cottage was well equipped and generally very comfortable. The only problem I encountered was the squeaky base on the double bed. But, this didn’t seem to bother my husband. Would we return? Yes but I would choose to sleep in the other bedroom. Problem solved!

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2019

  • "It is a very comfortable, well equipped, cosy cottage."

    Our dog loved the walks along the river. Access to the walks was really easy from the cottage.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2019

  • "The weather helped to make the holiday wonderful, the location is picturesque and the village is lovely and quiet, so our stay was really enjoyable."

    Reviewed by IainMay 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely position, overlooking the river."

    I would, however, point out that the shower over the bath didn’t work and that there was a significant leak into one of the kitchen cupboards. The caretakers must know of this as there was an ice cream tub to collect the water, which overflowed during our stay. My husband found the bed uncomfortable, there was a lot of noise from the springs. These are not big issues, but they should be addressed.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2019

  • "A very lovely cottage, in a great location, the neighbors were very nice."

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

  • "Heron Cottage is well equipped and cosy."

    It is situated in an excellent position for joining the Annandale Way walking route for a circular walk and for touring this beautiful and scenic area. I had a relaxing and peaceful week at the cottage and really enjoyed myself.

    Reviewed by AmandaJan 2019

  • "WiFi could be a bit touch and go but did work most of the time."

    Neighbours very friendly and helpful. Not impressed with kingsize bed as uncomfortable but did manage to sleep okay. On the whole the cottage was a cosy place to relax nd the river flowing passed was soothing on the eyes

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2018

  • "Really lovley cosy cottage everything you need was lovley & warm & very clean , The welcome box was a lovley surprise ."

    The cottage also has a very scenic river view , The locals are very friendly , especially in the llocal pub a few doors away from the cottage , Will definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2018

  • "6 of the 7 heaters did not work, reported it first day not repaired before we ..."

    6 of the 7 heaters did not work, reported it first day not repaired before we left early on the Friday it went uncomfortabley cold in the evenings, the vacuum cleaner didn't work which was a problem when you have two dogs, the back garden could do with a tidy especially the Brocken decking boards

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "I would love to give this cottage 10/10 because of the general features but there were one or two small issues especially in the kitchen."

    Also the Wi-Fi was set up with security controls which limited my use of the Internet. I have left the owner a note of these. While I was there, however, there was a major power cut which lasted from 1.30 pm on Wednesday until the early hours of Thursday morning. Although this was not the fault of the owner it would have been helpful if I could have found candles and the torch battery was almost done The neighbours were very helpful but perhaps the owner could consider providing candles and replacing the torch batteries more regularly. If these things are attended to I would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage. The weather was not kind during my week at the cottage but it is in a lovely location and my wee dog was very happy there.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage lovely location will definitely stay there again."

    Ideal for dogs as well our two had a ball

    Reviewed by JanAug 2018

  • "A surprisingly lovely little cottage, pictures do not do it justice."

    Bird watching excellent and beautiful dog walks right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2018



    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

  • "It was amazing"

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The cottage was beautiful with every amenity catered for. It was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The views of the river were glorious, especially when the herons were there, of which there were many. The walks were brilliant for our two dogs, with only 3 miles into Annan shops. The locals too were very friendly. We were sad to leave and would highly recommend this gorgeous property, especially if you have dogs. We will definitely book again and return to this lovely area. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "The location by the river was great and cottage was very comfy."

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2018

  • "Very nice cottage , locals."

    very friendly and lovely walks this my second time will be back.

    Reviewed by David JNov 2017

  • "The cottage was so clean and fresh."

    It had everything we needed and very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. The pub next door did a great sunday lunch and they even brought my dog out a plate of roast beef. Would definitely recommend the location for walks and close to places to visit.

    Reviewed by GeraldineOct 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and well furnished."

    Is in a beautiful location by the river. We had wonderful, peaceful and comfortable holiday. I AM VERY PLEASED.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2017

  • "Ideal location with river views from rooms and right next to Annandale Way footpath for walks."

    Brig Inn just yards away provides a friendly welcome and home cooked food. Easy drive to the sights and attractions of the region.

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2017

  • "Holiday was great with good location for walking ."

    No nearby shops so need to take provisions although there were some basics at the cottage which was appreciated.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting - worth another visit in the future."

    The river walks are fantastic.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2017

  • "It would have been helpful to have had instructions for electrical appliances."

    I did manage to find one for the oven but nothing else.

    Reviewed by EleanorMay 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage bright modern and in a fabulous location."

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2017

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The property

Annan 3.5 miles.

Lovely semi-detached cottage overlooking the River Annan in the hamlet of Brydekirk near Annan in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.

This cottage is ideal for a couple or a family who wish to explore this lovely and varied part of Scotland.

There is a king-size double room with an en-suite shower room and a second bedroom with a single bed with a pull-out bed underneath.

The sitting room and kitchen both look out across the river and there is as further family bathroom.

There is a patio area at the rear with furniture and a BBQ where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning your next day’s activities.

The inn along the road serves meals over the weekend and is renowned for its Sunday roasts.

Walk or cycle along the riverside path to Annan and anglers will be in the perfect location right on the water.

Sample the local nectar at the Annandale Distillery or give your legs a stretch on the Annandale Way.

Annan itself is only eight miles from the English Border and the beautiful Solway Coast.

Cyclists and walkers can also indulge themselves in Kielder Forest Park or the beautiful Ae Forest and the renowned 7stanes cycle trails.

A charming cottage and ideally located for exploring the many attractions of this corner of southern Scotland and northern England.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car with roadside parking alongside property. Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles
  • Note: WiFi speed and mobile reception is variable

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About the location


Dumfries 15.7 miles; Carlisle 20 miles

The town of Annan, a former harbour, lies on the banks of the River Annan, in East Dumfries and Galloway, and is steeped in history, with the area once the site of Roman camps and the workplace of the writer Thomas Carlyle. Each year, the town celebrates the Riding of the Marches, in honour of the Royal Charter bestowed by King James V, which involves parades, massed pipe bands and competitions. The area around Annan has many small towns, picture postcard villages and hamlets, plus beautiful unspoilt coastline, with sandy beaches and hidden coves. Visit nearby Caerlaverock Castle, one of Scotland's finest ruined castles or Annandale Distillery. Take a day trip and marvel at the majestic architecture of the grand abbeys of Melrose and Jedburgh or visit the northern Lake District and the historic Hadrian’s Wall. Annan is an ideal base for exploring this lovely area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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