5.0★ Perfect Sykes rating Sleeps 10 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Pets Yes Show on map Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Washing machine Dishwasher Games Room Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 121 Customer Reviews "North Lodge is a superb holiday home." The standards of everything inside and outside of the property are excellent. Our host Carolyn keeps in contact before arrival and during the break we had. Nothing is too much trouble! Looking forward to returning in December. Reviewed by MartinJun 2022 "This was my 6th time here and i am booked for next year, i will be booking this great house every year as it is like home from home for us, we are 6 adults,2 children and 2 dogs, every one of us loves it and we are always counting the days down until we return." great house and great garden, but most of all a great host in Carolyn. it is always a sad time , when it comes time to leave John - thank you so much for such fantastic feedback ! You know how much I want everyone who chooses to come to North Lodge to enjoy their stay and you guys choosing to come year after year is the icing on the cake ! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by JohnJun 2022 "North Lodge has been beautifully modernised and tastefully furnished." The Lodge sits in fabulous grounds; a scenic garden for adults and a vast play area for children and dogs. As soon as you arrive you feel a sense of calm; we had a truly relaxed and happy holiday. We holiday via Sykes four times a year but this is the best. The owner Carolyn and her staff are there to assist you at every turn. I am apprehensive to say more as we want to book again and again without too much competition!!! Julie and David, You are too kind !! I’m so glad you had a lovely holiday - thank you so much for your wonderful feedback - it makes everything so worthwhile for myself and the fantastic team who support me in looking after the house. See you next year ! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by JulieJun 2022 "North Lodge is a beautiful holiday home where you can relax away from the hustle and bustle, and/or use as a base to explore from." The house and gardens are superbly equipped and maintained for your enjoyment. We have never returned to the same holiday cottage twice before, but North Lodge is our exception and we hope to come back again next year. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Tracy - it is so greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing you all again next year Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by TracyMay 2022 "A superb cottage with an astonishing garden." A holiday to never forget. We will go back! It was a delight to sit back and enjoy all the birds in the garden. Everything was well decorated . It was Dear both Thank you so much for such lovely feedback - it was lovely to meet you and hopefully we will get.some dates sorted out for a return visit next year.! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by PascaleMay 2022 "The most wonderful location to explore the local area and beyond." The property is ideal for families especially having a dog the garden is secure. The property is very well equipped a thoughtful welcome pack awaited us. The owner Carolyn shared some great information on the local area which was very useful. Overall the most fabulous property a real home from home we will be returning. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Alison. I am delighted you enjoyed North Lodge and Dumfries & Galloway and look forward to welcoming you back in the future Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022 "Beautiful house and amazing garden Carolyn provides lots of information on places to eat and visit,and is always available if needed." You could not get a better house and lovely owner. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! I am so glad that you had a great holiday and enjoyed North Lodge too. I very much look forward to seeing you next year ! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by TApr 2022 "House was amazing we had every thing we needed." Lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep. Would highly recommend this accommodation Thank you so much Lynn for your wonderful feedback. I hope to meet up with you properly next time ! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by LynnApr 2022 "Absolutely loved the cottage and the contact with the owner." Two of the many highlights were for me the dog friendly garden and watching the many different birds feeding. Thanks so much Dermot for your wonderful feedback. When our guests enjoy North Lodge as much as we did when we lived there It truly makes it all worthwhile - thanks again and I hope you and your family will come back soon. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by DermotMar 2022 "Arrived at North Lodge,entered the gates and thought WoW ." .could not believe the beautiful view and the size of the garden. Inside the house was just as beautiful. Carolyne gave us lots of info before we arrived and also left us some drinks and chocolates which was very kind and appreciated. There was so much space and all rooms were a good size.. bedrooms were lovely too. The kitchen had everything we needed . The walk in shower was great for my dad who has disabilities. This place is fantastic and very family friendly,there is so much for the younger children to do... toys books games.outside games..football nets. We ve been to many holiday homes but this is by far our favourite .our dog loved the secure garden.it was the first time he settled in straight away. We would book again later in year but it is fully booked all year and we can see why because it is just perfect. We had beautiful weather all week.we enjoyed walks along the river Book this holiday home... you will not be disapointed Thanks again Carolyne..hope to meet you next year Helen and Family Halesowen , West Midlands Helen Thanks so much for your fabulous feedback. It means so much to me as along with the team of people who support me with the house I strive to achieve the best standards I can. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Carolyn x Property Owner Reviewed by HelenMar 2022 "This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at." It had everything you could possibly have needed and more. Warm and cosy, with walks from the door. The garden was lovely with plenty of room for the dogs to run around. The owner is just at the end of the phone if needed, and rang us before our holiday and contacted us again at the end. Nothing is too much trouble. We will hopefully be returning soon. Thanks again, Carolyn, for the use of your wonderful house. Thank you so much Linda for your wonderful feedback. I’m absolutely delighted you enjoyed your holiday at North Lodge and in Dumfries and Galloway. I hope you will return soon. Many thanks again. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by LindaMar 2022 "This was our 6th visit to North Lodge so that speaks for itself!" It's such a fantastic house with absolutely everything you need. We had some glorious days so managed to enjoy the wonderful garden. It was lovely to see Carolyn the owner, nothing is too much trouble for her. Can't wait for our next visit. Lovely walks from the door. Very highly recommended. You need to get booked up quick because it is so popular!! Gillian Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback. I think you guys love the house almost as much as I do ! I so look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by GillianFeb 2022 "Second time at the lodge and as good as it was before, you have everything that you need and more, the house is spotless and the garden magical, our lab Cassie just loves it." It was also nice to meet Carolyn this time, so she is not just a voice checking in that everything is ok. Chinese takeaway in Annan will deliver for £4 and it's worth every penny as food was delicious. So many little villages and towns within a short driving distance worth visiting. Carolanne Thank You so much for the fabulous feedback. It is so greatly appreciated. It was lovely to meet you this time and I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future ! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by CarolanneFeb 2022 "Excellent property & facilities." Owner was very pleasant & phoned to make sure everything was OK. Ideal for dog owners with huge garden & woodland walk literaly on your doorstep. Would highly recommend to anybody. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday at the house and In beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. I hope you will return for another holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by MikeJan 2022 "Quite simply the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, and we have visited 6 times with another visit already booked!" The owner Carolyn goes out of her way to be helpful and provides guidance on local attractions and places to eat etc. This house has everything you could need to spend a holiday, space inside and out and a lovely setting by the River Annan. Martin and family Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. It is so greatly appreciated. Huge thanks from me and also on behalf of the team who work closely with me to keep things ship shape at the house as well. I look forward to seeing you all again in June. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by MartinDec 2021 "We couldn't wait for our visit to North Lodge, a year late but well worth the delay!" ! This was our 5th visit and as usual didn't disappoint. It is an amazing cottage with everything you could possibly need and more. Spacious, comfortable, immaculate. We spent most of the week just relaxing in the wonderful surroundings. We had lovely walks everyday, straight from the door. Carolyn is the best host and always checks to see that we have everything we need and pops in if she is passing, it's always lovely to see her. We are now counting the weeks until our next visit which isn't too far away! Strongly recommend North Lodge. Gillian Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. Im so glad you enjoy North Lodge as much as we and the family do when we go back and spend Christmas there every year, The house has such a special place in our hearts and we want to make sure everything is in place to the best of our ability for our wonderful guests. Looking forward to seeing you next time ! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by GillianDec 2021 "What can I say about this magnificent house that hasn't already been said?" I booked this holiday in January 2020, but due to Covid restrictions it had to be rearranged 3 times, but boy oh boy it was worth the wait. This 2 weeks has gone in a flash, I could stay here forever. I have holidayed in at least 10 or 11 Sykes Cottages, but North Lodge stands head and shoulders above the rest, absolutely all bases are covered, the kitchen is a dream, every pot, pan, dish, cutlery and electrical item you could possibly need is here, there are books, dvds, toys and games galore. The beds are comfortable, the furnishings are of a high standard. Carolyn the owner is one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, she phoned me prior to the holiday, and messaged a few times whilst I was here to check I was OK due to the adverse weather conditions, and I met her during my first week here, she goes that extra mile to ensure you have a great holiday. I write this with a heavy heart as my holiday is almost over. Thank you Carolyn for a wonderful holiday on your beautiful home, I hope to return sometime in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending North Lodge. If you are unsure about booking a holiday here, don't be, you won't be disappointed. Jill What lovely feedback - thank you ! It was lovely to meet you too and I do hope you’ll come back to stay at North Lodge again soon Carolyn x Property Owner Reviewed by JillNov 2021 "Nothing really a can say that everyone else hasn't already said, absolutely superb property." North Lodge has more facilities and information than any other property we stay at, Caroline is do nice and helpful we are going back in 5 weeks to do it all again Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Reading your comments makes letting out our former family home totally worthwhile. Thank you both and see you again later in December Property Owner Reviewed by PaulNov 2021 "This was our second stay at North Lodge and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves." The lodge was comfortable and cosy and had everything you needed and more, including a welcome pack. Dogs loved the garden even in the rain. Carolyn was in touch to make sure everything was ok. Fingers crossed for better weather in August next year. Well done Carolyn. Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you next year. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021 "Exceptional 5* Accommodation - This property had everything and more you could ask for!" The owner Carolyn was super helpful and shared her knowledge of the area giving us great recommendations for walks, shops, towns, restaurants and fishing spots. This property is fully kitted out with everything you need from gin glasses to games for the children. The beds are really comfortable and the house is beautifully decorated. We will definitely be returning to explore more of Scotland. Reviewed by StephanieOct 2021 "Highly recommend this stunning property!" Nice circular walks along the river Annan starting from the front door (3 miles) or you can walk into Annan (6 miles round trip). Unfortunately the pub in the village is now permanently closed. Thank you Deborah for your fabulous feedback. So greatly appreciated and I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021 "What a wonderful property." Decor,furnishings,garden,location right by the river. What’s not to like about it. Everything was perfect.Plenty to do and visit in the area and the coast is only a short drive away. Annan has good restaurants and plenty of takeaways to keep everyone happy. Final word about the owner, Carolyn. The information she provide about dog walks and the local area was invaluable. Many thanks. We will definitely look or return again next year. Date of our stay was 25/09/21 to 02/10/21. Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your stay at North Lodge. Greatly appreciated and fills my wonderful team and myself with pride as our ultimate goal is to make sure you enjoy yourselves . Thank you Property Owner Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021 "Beautifully appointed house, spacious and homely with a large, well kept garden." Located by the river Annan, there are lovely walks straight from the door. it provides an ideal base for exploring this part of Scotland. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about your stay at North Lodge. It is so greatly appreciated and makes everything that my wonderful team and I seek to do, worthwhile. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021 "This was, by far the best holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in." It may be over 200 years old but it is equipped with everything you need for a lovely stay. Comfortable beds and good quality furniture as well as a lovely garden with plenty of garden furniture for sitting out. It is situated near both the M74 and A75, so easy to get out and about. There are lots of lovely little villages to explore and larger towns if you need to go shopping. Annan is only 3 1/2 miles away and has 2 supermarkets and lots of little shops. All in all, this has been one of the best holidays we have been on. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Linda. It is greatly appreciated and I am delighted you feel it to be one of the best holidays you have been on. Thank you. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by LindaSep 2021 "A stunning house, gloroous gardens, and a fabulous host." The house - very clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable, with a fully equipped kitchen. The gardens - huge! Lots of different areas which our 2 dogs (and us) loved exploring. Lots of outdoor seating areas too. The host - Carolyn was lovely and gave us lots of recommendations of things to do and go within the surrounding areas before we went, and called to make sure we'd arrived safely and had everything we needed on our first day. We would recommend North Lodge and can't wait to go back! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about your stay at North Lodge and surrounding area Jacqueline. It is greatly appreciated. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021 "This is the second time we visited North Lodge and it was so nice coming back." The property is such a well equipped and high quality property. The linen is beautiful, the garden is huge and has plenty for adults and children alike to do. The write up and the pictures do not give it justice. The location is a great base for days out to visit the rest of Scotland. Caroline is ever so helpful with any request you have and went above and beyond to help us with our stay. Thank you so much Sarah for the lovely feedback about your stay at North Lodge. So greatly appreciated- thank you again Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by SarahAug 2021 "An absolutely beautiful garden - the photos really doesn’t do it justice." The whole stay exceeded our expectations. A bottle of fizz waiting on arrival and a host that excelled at her job. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything and more for a comfortable stay. We stayed the week before our daughters wedding and it was the perfect location to chill out. Definitely a place we want to return to and would have no hesitation in recommending Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your holiday at North Lodge and Dumfriesshire. I do hope to welcome you back in the future Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by ThomasJul 2021 "What an amazing house with the best garden." The owner was lovely and was available for advice on places to go and where to eat. I would definitely recommend it I know my response is a little late - but I’m now able to respond on the Sykes portal to your lovely feedback - thank you so much. I greatly appreciate it. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by SandraJul 2021 "Last minute booking for us and found North Lodge by chance, what a great find." Wanted for nothing regarding facilities, Great for our 2x dogs with lovely walks on the door step by the river. We even had a personal visit from Carolyn to check everything was OK. Highly recommend A little late in responding to your lovely feedback - but I’m now able to do this on the Sykes portal. Thank you Sean - I’m delighted you enjoyed the house and area. Your feedback is greatly appreciated Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by SeanJul 2021 "A truly amazing house and gardens such a pleasure to stay there." Hugh garden with lots of different areas to enjoy. Perfect place to recharge your batteries everything you need in house. Carolyn the owner is the perfect host so much information and advice and available if needed. Have booked for next year and looking forward to going already. A truly outstanding house and garden. I’m a little late in responding to your lovely feedback but I’m now able to do this on the Sykes portal. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Thank you again ! Carokyn Property Owner Reviewed by TJun 2021 "This is the 4th year , i have been here, would have been the 5th, but covid stopped that, already booked for next year, will not go anywhere else now." Great house and garden and host You want for nothing when you stay here. There are 4 generations ageing from 5 to 80 who go with me and they count down the days till our next visit, The dogs love the garden too John I’m now able to respond directly to your fabulous feedback on the Sykes portal. Thank you so much …and to say that you will not go anywhere else now is overwhelming. See you next year ! Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by JohnJun 2021 "North lodge was perfect in every way." We had a lovely week 4 generations and we were all catered for in a very welcoming and sympathetic manner. The owner was extremely helpful and caring and ensured everything was perfect for our stay. The children loved the huge garden and ran off lots of steam. My poorly Father enjoyed the house and watching from the consevatory/kitchen the numerous birds feeding from the bird feeders that are strategically hung around the outside areas. Myself and my daughters enjoyed a nice glass of wine sat out on one of the terraces at the end of the day. We enjoyed some lovely walks from the house along the riverbanks and woods. There are some beautiful beaches to explore along the Solway coast. Some great castles also. All in all this was a fabulous find beautiful house in a lovely setting. Memories made here will be cherished. Thank you Carolyn for allowing us this time in your wonderful house. I’m a little late in responding to your wonderful feedback. It is so greatly appreciated that you enjoyed the house, gardens and area. Thank you so much. Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by LynnMay 2021 "North Lodge is an absolutely beautiful holiday home , spotlessly clean , very private and an obviously well loved house." An extremely well equipped kitchen , a comfortable sitting room and fabulous bedrooms all add to the overall charm . There is also the very best garden of any holiday let we have ever had , huge , well maintained with several gorgeous sitting areas . The overall feeling is one of luxurious comfort and relaxation. The garden is completely secure for our three dogs, who adored the river walks from the front door , and we tried each of the seating areas for our coffee ( or Prosecco ) . Carolyn, the owner was helpful and friendly and advised us on places to visit in the area . I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this house although I would have preferred it to be kept a secret ! Thank you Carolyn and Sykes x I’m a little late in being able to respond to your lovely comments about your stay at North Lodge. It means the world to me that you enjoyed your time at North Lodge. Thank You Carolyn Property Owner Reviewed by SusanMay 2021 "I can not rate this house highly enough." The decor, location and garden are outstanding. A truly fantastic house if you have a dog. The huge garden is fully enclosed and there are multiple walks on the doorstep. Added to the above the owner is outstanding and on hand to help in any way she can. Reviewed by PamelaOct 2020 "Outstanding, everything we needed and more , it has been a joy to stay here so much we didn’t want to leave ." Reviewed by SusanOct 2020 "North Lodge does not disappoint." Beautiful, spotless and well maintained house in the most immaculate and attractive gardens I’ve seen at a holiday let. Add to that the most comfortable beds you can imagine and our break was perfection!!! Reviewed by RachelSep 2020 "Really lovely cottage." Quality furnishings. Clean and comfortable. Carolyn the owner was very helpful and made a point of checking everything was ok. Lovely walks along the riverbank from the cottage. Lovely garden.Dog friendly. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Thank you. Reviewed by TraceySep 2020 "The quality of the property with its large garden." Top quality kitchen and appliances. Loads of table games, TVs videos and DVDs. The number and variety of birds attracted to feed in the garden by the feeders were amazing to watch. Easily the best holiday property we have ever stayed in Reviewed by RogerAug 2020 "Perfect accommodation, just as advertised." Owner went out of her way to make us feel welcome and we would highly recommend the property Reviewed by KenAug 2020 "We only had a week's stay at North Lodge but could easily have stayed longer." The house and garden do not disappoint. Décor was in keeping with the house and the high quality added to the comfortable and warming atmosphere that you feel as soon as you step through the door. We had two dogs staying with us and can confirm that the garden is a safe and secure place for them to be out and about in. Great walks on the doorstep. The garden terrace was an excellent place for enjoying a pre-dinner drink whilst the large grass area was used for football and croquet (we made up our own rules so have a go for a laugh). Overall would recommend North Lodge as both the house and host, Carolyn, played their own parts in giving us a relaxed and most welcome break. Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020 "Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely house in Brydekirk." When our children & grandchildren were with us for the weekend they enjoyed playing in the garden - despite the cold and windy showers. On one good afternoon we all managed to play 'beat the goalie' and rounders...what fun! They also enjoyed some of the many games you have in the house. I don't think I have ever stayed in a house that was so well-stocked with things to do indoors. My personal challenge was to complete the Downton Abbey jigsaw which I managed just 5 minutes before leaving...the last piece had escaped onto the floor unnoticed. For me, the most relaxing feature of the week was just looking out to the garden (where we were lucky enough to see a red squirrel nibbling at the bird feeder one morning) and relaxing on the bench at the top garden when the sun came out. My husband had the chance to go fishing on the Annan and at a local fishery so he was in his element. North Lodge is so spacious, well fitted out and comfortable that we could have lingered longer very happily. However, we were there in very strange times as the coronovirus began to take hold, with shops, offices and schools closing during our stay. Nevertheless, we would thoroughly recommend this house to our family and friends and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Reviewed by RonaMar 2020 "The house was large and roomy." The weather was atrocious but the stay was probably the best of all our previous Sykes cottages (5+) around the UK. The reason was the combination of the feeling of cosy luxury, games of all types available for all ages, and a beautiful kitchen/dining room conservatory to watch all the weather could do (snow, sleet and heavy rain) while tucked up inside. Oh and Carolyn is a wonderful and helpful host who wants nothing but your happiness! Reviewed by PaulMar 2020 "I could talk for a month of sundays about this property!" We used this cottage / booking as a base for my family for our wedding in Gretna. The house is just undescribably amazing in every way. This is my dream home and would so love to be able to call this property mine. It is beautiful through and through and every little finish has been completed to a high standard. Everything you could ever need in the house is provided by default and or has been thought about. The host's property made it magical and brought my family and new closer to together. The host was very hospitable for us and I couldnt recomend her any more than i could. She is a wonderful lady and I know me and the family will be looking to re-book again for our next visit to scotland. This is now likely to be a yearly recurring event. Dream grounds, dream house, its just exceptional. This cottage will remain in our memories for a life changing event. Simply wonderful. PS - the photos dont do it justice! Thanks Scott & Mel Reviewed by ScottFeb 2020 "Fabulous property, everything that you will need is there." Garden is outstanding for dogs and totally enclosed. Carolynne is a great host and deals with any problems very very quickly, can't wait to return Reviewed by CarolanneFeb 2020 "The pictures do not do north lodge justice it's an amazing place and the hostess ..." The pictures do not do north lodge justice it's an amazing place and the hostess goes above and beyond to ensure you have the perfect holiday highly recommended Reviewed by DerrickJan 2020 "Our stay at north lodge was fabulous." Everyone had the most amazing time. The lodge is beautiful and has everything you would ever need. We are already talking about planning another visit in the future. The pictures don’t do the lodge justice, it is huge and the beds and sofas are super comfortable. Carolyn is the perfect host who would do anything for you. We were there for our wedding at Gretna green and the bottle of prosecco and mini gins were a lovely thought. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. All ages would enjoy the lodge and surrounding areas. The pub across the bridge is also a must, lovely staff and they do a coffee morning on Thursdays with home made cakes Reviewed by VictoriaJan 2020 "Beautiful property, peaceful and comfortable." We had a great time and are looking to book again. Reviewed by ColinJan 2020 "Very easy to book through the Sykes website." Excellent listing. The property itself was superb and the owner could not have been more helpful and considerate. Reviewed by MartinDec 2019 "This was our fourth visit to North Lodge and once again we had a fabulous holiday." The weather was dreadful but we didn't care, we took full advantage of this beautiful house and all it has to offer. It really is our favourite holiday cottage and we are looking forward to our next visit in 2020. It was lovely to see Carolyn again, she is lovely and so helpful. We highly. recommend this delightful house. Ken and Gillian Baker. Reviewed by GillianDec 2019 "Beautiful, well equipped house." Excellent facilities for dogs. The garden is fabulous and fully enclosed, my dogs had ample space to run around and there are beautiful walks right outside the gate. The local towns and people are extremely friendly.. This is our second visit. As soon as we got home last year we booked up for this year. Highly recommend. Reviewed by MariaNov 2019 "Wow what a fantastic place, the cottage had everything you needed and more, definitely the best place we've stopped in to date, the garden is huge and secure the dogs loved it." Carolyn the owner couldn't of been more helpful with advice of things to do and places to go we've already booked up to go back it's definitely worth the 5 star from sykes. Reviewed by PaulNov 2019 "The only problem with this cottage is that it is too good." We have stayed in 30-40 cottages & this one is easily the best. Any other cottage we book now will have to match this one which will be very difficult.The garden is fantastic. Our two German Shepherds, Bonnie & Clyde, had a great time running around the very large garden. The house is really well appointed with no expense spared. Lovely living area with a large fire, massive kitchen/dining area & lovely bedrooms. There was every utensil you could wish to use. This would be an ideal place for children. A safe garden for them to explore (including football nets), lots of indoor games, Play Station, Xbox, DVDs & books. There is a lovely walk along the river Arran from the doorstep. Within about half an hours drive there are lovely walks in The Forest of Ae, Mabie forest & a walk up the Grey Mare's tail waterfall , near Moffatt, is particularly beautiful. We met the owner, Carolyn, who is one of the nicest people you could expect to meet. She was very welcoming & was available if you had any problems (which we didn't have) or wanted some advise about the local area. If you are undecided about booking this cottage, don't be, because you will not be disappointed. David, Kate, Bonnie & Clyde. Reviewed by DavidNov 2019 "Thoroughly enjoyed the the spacious house." It was more than expected, everything catered for. Lovely home from home with an exceptionally big garden. Great surrounding areas for dog walking. Carolyn was great at making sure were well looked after and only a phone call away if needed. Well done everyone concerned had a fab time. Hope to return in the near future. Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2019 "Everything was fine." I feel some sun loungers could be there, as there is a beautiful kept garden at this lovely house, and many lovely spots to sit.,but nothing comfy to lounge on. The owner is great, she called in to say hello, as she was in the area one day. A lovely place to stay Reviewed by LindaSep 2019 "We had high expectations of this property, being familiar with the general area but not having actually stayed in the village of Brydkirk." the location of the house in its own grounds on the opposite side of the bridge from the village and local pub. The house and facilities were superb, no expense spared in its renovation and maintenance. acquainted ourselves at the pub a few times, the people were lovely, welcoming and the very reasonably priced food excellent. would definitely recommend this property, ideal for two families. Tony Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2019 "North Lodge far exceeded our expectations and the pictures in the brochure do not prepare you for the scale and quality of the facilities." Brydekirk is a very quiet and friendly place, but only a short drive away is Annan and Moffat. A truly relaxing and memorable family holiday and we will definitely be returning. Reviewed by MarkAug 2019 "Fantastic cottage in a stunning part of the world." Home from home and a lovely owner who couldn't have been more helpful if she tried. Could not fault and will be returning next year. Reviewed by DavidAug 2019 "1st time at North Lodge and we were blown away when we first arrived at this Stunning House!" Absolutely Spotless throughout. Carolyn the owner is just fabulous! Always on hand if you need anything and she was very informative on places to visit! Our Dog and Children loved the garden we couldnt believe the size of it! We had a couple of rainy days but the house is full of places to chill with plenty games and books so we were quite happy in this superb very spacious home from home! Lisa Pomeroy Reviewed by LisaAug 2019 "This was our second visit to North Lodge and it was exactly as we expected." The house and grounds are exceptionally well maintained providing a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. A great time was had by all, with good weather thrown in! Reviewed by JohanJul 2019 "A beautiful house and gardens in an idyllic setting." The owner, Carolyn was very friendly and helpful. The whole holiday experience was perfect! Reviewed by JulieJun 2019 "This was my 3rd year at this wonderful property and already booked for next year." What more can i say. Truly a wonderful property and location. Reviewed by JohnJun 2019 "This was the perfect holiday home, in a wonderful location." The owner Carolyn was lovely and could not have been more helpful. Would we return.......most definitely!!!! Reviewed by DeborahMay 2019 "We had a great break away at North Lodge." It is a lovely house with all the home comforts, so spacious and clean. The beds are really comfy, bathroom and wet room very well appointed and having the use of a full kitchen and utility really meant we could settle in straight away. The garden is huge and in a beautiful position with the River Annan flowing right by, yet very safe and secluded. We will definitely return for more visits. Reviewed by AlisonApr 2019 "Second visit to North Lodge." Again an absolute delight. The house and garden are beautiful. As is the surrounding area. We love North Lodge so much we booked to come back next year, while we were there. Reviewed by DerekApr 2019 "North Lodge, Annan is one of the finest houses we have stayed in (Stateside, Europe or at home) and from our arrival at the sleepy little village of Brydekirk to our reluctant departure, everything was tip top." I have to say our relatively good sized garden seemed small on our return back to "HQ" and the kids are bemoaning the fact that we lack storage and roominess and a "wowee garden". The holiday house was in perfect pristine order for our arrival with all the creature comforts (plus!) that we could want. It kind of spoils you because you know that you will use the North Lodge "credentials" on a comparative basis. The delightful owner seemed like an old time pal by the time the holiday was over, such was her relaxed, informative and hospitable manner. However, equally your privacy is of paramount importance. If you require assistance of any sort - it is there at your fingertips. She really does want to know that the occupants are happy -not so with every self catering we have booked in the past. Sykes made the whole process seamless from start to finish and the early booking deposit is a very attractive inducement. So in answer to the oft-asked question "Well we were looked after" ....................."Heck yeah" Reviewed by LouiseApr 2019 "Returned to North Lodge for another stay (our fifth time)." Two adults and four children. Once again, we had a great time. The house is spacious and comfortable and feels like a home from home. The garden is a lovely, relaxing environment and the surrounding area is ideal for walking. A stay at North Lodge is the best of both worlds - it's a secluded, peaceful spot, but only a few minutes away Annan for shopping. Once again, we would highly recommend North Lodge as a first class holiday location. Reviewed by JudithMar 2019 "The location and the feeling of home from home when we arrived at North Lodge was superb." Just to sit at breakfast in the conservatory and watch the wildlife was a bonus. The beds were amazing. The perfect place to see all of that beautiful area. Reviewed by SandraMar 2019 "North Lodge is a fantastic property." Furnished and equipped to an excellent standard. Extremely comfortable and spacious. Games, books and dvds for all ages. Lovely extensive gardens. We enjoyed watching the multitude of birds eating from the peanut feeders. The house served us well and flourished in the hubbub of a Gretna Green wedding as our daughter and her bridal entourage prepared for the Big Day (which was a huge success). Carolyn, the property owner, was the perfect host giving support and information before, during and after our stay and going above and beyond to make the wedding week a fabulous stay. The Brig Inn at Brydekirk served wonderful home cooked food and everyone there went out of their way to make us very welcome. Sykes were also brilliant and very helpful during the booking process. It’s wonderful when a plan all comes together leaving lasting wonderful memories of a wedding week at North Lodge. Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019 "Very much home from home and extremely comfortable." Ideal family holiday retreat or special family event. Definitely will be returning Reviewed by StevenMar 2019 "Carolyn was the perfect host , couldn’t do enough for us, even tho we wanted for nothing The lodge was amazing only way to describe it beautiful, clean I would recommend north lodge - perfect Maybe Carolyn should take over the pub !" !! Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2019 "Fantastic house, plenty of room, lots for all the family to do and great playroom in the attic for the kids to enjoy some space and use the facilities." Perfect location for easily accessible walks, plenty of wildlife to see. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed their stay too. Very quiet and private too. Highly recommend and we will return. Reviewed by GeorginaDec 2018 "North Lodge is a superb setting for a holiday break." The house is immaculate and contains all that any family could want, with or without children. The standard of the accommodation is excellent. With large gardens and patios, the outside areas are plentiful and offer different settings for you to enjoy the outdoors if the weather permits! The owner, Carlyn is very welcoming and helpful and we returned this year for a second holiday and were very pleased we did. Reviewed by MartinDec 2018 "What an amazing property, Carolyn was extremely helpful and friendly, we had a superb time in an amazing holiday home which had everything we could have wished for." The Pub was a little tired but the atmosphere and welcoming was exceptional, loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to anyone. The Elliott’s, Bamfords, little Aruna and of course Georgie the golden retriever. December 2018 Reviewed by ColinDec 2018 "The scenery is fantastic and the house is beautiful and offers all the comforts of home." We took our two dogs, not only were the gardens perfect for them but there are excellent walks straight outside the front gate. We loved it and are looking forward to going back next year. Reviewed by MariaNov 2018 "This was our third visit to North Lodge and once again we had a fantastic week in this wonderful house." We met our lovely host Carolyn who really can't do enough for her guests. The house and gardens are fabulous, The house has absolutely everything you need, there is something for all ages. The beds are so comfy and the open fire makes the house cozy. There are plenty of lovely walks straight from the door. We can't wait to go again next year! Highly recommended. Reviewed by GillianNov 2018 "The brochure description of this property does not do it justice." It is a beautifully equipped property and the owner Carolyn can't do enough to make sure your stay is a happy one, she goes above and beyond to ensure this. The garden is very large and well suited to children and dogs alike. Great walks straight from the door. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this one is by far the best, we will definitely be back. . Reviewed by RoyOct 2018 "I was looking for a home from home so I could spend a fortnight relaxing, cooking socialising and exploring with various groups of family, friends and dog." What I got was so much more! I made new friends around the village and from the pub, Caroline the host was invaluable in providing details of places to visit (I am particularly grateful for the Oro gin distillery recommendation) and provided slow cookers , recipe books and complete baking equipment so I could rediscover my culinary talents following my retirement! I came home refreshed, relaxed and ready to embrace this new phase of my life. The cottage was so beautifully furnished that I even took away some home decor ideas! Thankyou Caroline, for making my stay so perfect and for the birthday flowers and chocolates! I’ll be coming back soon. Reviewed by AndreaSep 2018 "There's not a lot you could add to the fantastic reviews tbh." However would I will say is this accommodation is second to none. Difficult to choose between the house and the location tbh. Which if you're a dog owner is magnificent. The walk along the river to Annan was breathtaking. It's an hour's drive to Kesweck in the Lake District, which is absolute must! Finally Carolyn what a pleasure to meet. Nothing was too much trouble and her passion for the house and the area are so infectious. Reviewed by DerekSep 2018 "We recently stayed in North Lodge for a week." We chose it initially because of the large amount of outdoor space. The Lodge looked amazing on the website but when we arrived everything about it exceeded our expectations. The gardens are amazing. Our boys aged 9 and 6 loved the 'mini' football pitch. The inside of the house is stunning and finished to a really high standard. The amount of space available again exceeded our expectations. The house has absolutely everything you could need....games consoles and games for rainy days....fab kitchen....loads of comfy sofas to chill out on....just everything about it shouted quality / 10 out of 10. We had lots of great days out to near by farm parks, castles and nature reserves. I would 100% recommend this house to others and will definitely not hesitate to book again in the future. The owner couldn't do enough for us and was happy to advise on ideas for days out..there was prosecco and G & T waiting for us when we arrived....the extra little touches like this just added to the wow factor for us. We've stayed in quite a few lodges / cottages across the UK and none of them have ever wowed us like this one did. Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018 "We had a lovely holiday at North Lodge." The house has everything and more that you need for a great family holiday. We were a family group that included young adults, teenagers and a Labrador. A great time was had by everyone. We have never stayed in a house where the owner was as attentive as Carolyn. It was great to have a phone call before the holiday to discuss how we wanted beds setting up & to be given advice on places to visit. She even called in with a replacement parasol that had broken the week before our stay! Our Labrador loved the freedom of the garden and we loved the fact that he was safe to wander around safely. Mabie Forest just outside Dumfries was great for Mountain Biking & Dog Walking and the Devils Porridge Museum at Annan is worth a visit. The Outlet shopping centre in Gretna Green was good for bargains. Thanks to Carolyn we had a relaxing and very enjoyable family holiday. I'm sure we will be returning at some point in the future. Reviewed by KarenAug 2018 "The lodge had everything in it that we needed and more." The gardens were secure and well kept Lovely setting, very peaceful and relaxing. Carolyn was very helpful and provided us with all the information we needed. We had a fantastic holiday and it’s definitely a place we would return to. Reviewed by NeilJul 2018 "North Lodge is a beautiful large stone-built house which is furnished to the highest standards." It is very well equipped with entertainment for all ages in the evenings. The very large well maintained gardens were excellent for the children playing in with the adults also joining in most of the games, which were provided. There were three generations in our party, and everyone voted the holiday a great success. We've already booked a return next year - probably the biggest compliment we can give. The owner, Carolyn, went out of her way to ensure that we had all the information we needed to explore the locality. The welcoming drinks were an excellent touch, all customer care to the highest level. This house offers something for everyone, so is very highly recommended to families and multi-age parties. First class! Reviewed by JoeJul 2018 "We loved our stay already booked for next year beautiful house and gardens lots ..." We loved our stay already booked for next year beautiful house and gardens lots to do in house to keep kids occupied as well As quite and trancal time my dog bud loved the gardens he was able to run About with getting out easy access to motorway so u can drive to small towns or go further afield if u wish all in all a great hoilday the owner kept us in the loop so never any issues thanks again Reviewed by CarolJun 2018 "This was my 2nd year at North lodge and i am already booked for next year, Great house,great garden and a great owner, who goes out her way for you." We count down the days to we are back, totally love this house Reviewed by JohnJun 2018 "Having rented many holiday properties over the years I can say without a doubt this was the best." This house is a home; beautifully decorated with everything needed for an extremely comfortable stay. There were six adults and two lab retrievers in our party; plenty of room inside and out meant we never felt crowded. We were very lucky with the weather for the first part of our stay and a storm at the end of the week meant a day indoors proved quite a treat as there was plenty of games to play and movies to watch (Netflix and DVD's). We booked ahead before our arrival for dinner at the Brig Inn. The couple who run this were so helpful and very welcoming and Mary who does the cooking is a real treasure. The main of mince and tatties in giant Yorkshire puddings with the most mouth watering deserts for after went down a storm. We even went to their coffee morning (every Thursday at 11am) pots of fresh coffee and tea and all you can eat cakes for just £5 a head!! Cakes too numerous to mention but the Victoria sponge was too die for and the scones were amazing; again all baked by Mary who could give Mary Berry a run for her money! A day at Powfoot beach, about 3 miles away, was lovely with lunch at Del Amitri's, their parsnip soup was delish. Annan town itself is a great place for a wander around and we always get dinner at the farmer's market who sell homemade pies, lasagnes etc. The shop keepers are very welcoming ushering in the dogs so they don't feel left out. Another dog friendly shopping experience can also be had at the Gretna Gateway Outlet; the majority of the shops allowing dogs inside and there was fresh bowls of water along the shopping parade for them. Also I cannot finish this review without a huge thank you to the cleaners who do an obviously amazing and thorough job also to Carolyn, the owner, so very friendly. Carolyn kindly provided very useful info before our arrival and checked that all was okay during our stay; the welcome gift was also very much appreciated. We will be back. Reviewed by JulieJun 2018 "We have rented a number of cottages over the years and have never really had any complaints." However, this property excelled in so many ways that we were thrilled with the value. The garden is one which keeps giving. The adjacent walks are secure for our dog and the property is extremely spacious and well appointed. It is also well situated next to the motorway and more importantly, the local pub which we found to be very welcoming. Solway Firth (both sides) and Lake District and Scottish Borders, Kielder Forest park are all within easy driving distance. Lastly, the owner was most helpful for which we were thankful. Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2018 "Firstly thank you to Carolyn, for all her knowledge and help before and during our recent stay The Lodge is better than advertised, as you the location is excellent and is so quiet, with the exception of the water flowing down the Annan river." You only have to read previous comments to understand that this place is a little gem, you can see this has been a family home within the last 3 years Plenty of locations to visit; Great mares tail Carlisle castle Annan, via the river walk Hoddom castle, another great walk, and opportunity for food and drinks at the castle Sandy hills great beach location And many more... We are booking again for next year, believe that says it all Again many thanks to Carolyn Reviewed by SteveMay 2018 "WE REALLY ENJOYED STAYING AT NORTH LODGE THE HOUSE ITSELF IS REALLY WORTH ..." WE REALLY ENJOYED STAYING AT NORTH LODGE THE HOUSE ITSELF IS REALLY WORTH STAYING IN THE GARDEN IS REALLY NICE AND LARGE ENOUGTH FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY IN THE RIVERSIDE WALKS ARE A TREAT IN THEMSELVES IF YOU HAVE A DOG THE SOLWAY FIRTH IS A MUST VISIT BEACH WHEN THE TIDE IS OUT AND IF IT IS A WET DAY THERE IS AN X BOX AND A PLAY STATION FOR THE CHILDRENS ENTERTAINMENT AS WELL AS PLENTY OF VIDEOS FOR THE ADULTS I GIVE IT 5 STARS Reviewed by BillMay 2018 "North Lodge is a lovely property, providing everything you could need during your stay." The extensive enclosed garden was ideal for our dogs, who enjoyed having so much space. The owner, Carolyn, was very welcoming and attentive both before our arrival and during our time there. North Lodge is the best property we have stayed at and we would highly recommend it. Reviewed by DarranMay 2018 "The cottage is like home from home!" Has more than you could ever wish for! And the owner is very friendly and helpful and most importantly approachable too! Reviewed by ShariceApr 2018 "This is our second visit to North Lodge." The property is one of the nicest we have ever seen and the owner is professional, attentive and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Reviewed by PaulMar 2018 "A beautiful home in a quite village." A perfect way to relax and a dogs heaven. The house is warm and cosy and well maintained and extremely clean and with beautiful views of the spacious garden. Than you Carolyn ( a lovely open and honest person) for your communications and information and I have know doubt we will be back . Reviewed by IanMar 2018 "The pictures do not do this property justice!" North Lodge is phenomenal inside and out! The owner Mrs Hamilton goes above and beyond too, we've booked various cottages through Sykes and never before have we had an owner ask what we would like to do whilst in The area, Mrs Hamilton took on board what our interests are and took the time to send us information of what's available, with costs, web links, and the welcome gift was also the best yet 5 stars all round!! The pub directly over the Bridge (it's not the ritz) however the locals are very welcoming and it's dog friendly which is great after doing the Riverside Walk which starts from the Front Door of North Lodge! And the little ones are allowed in till 20.00 also! I would highly recommend a visit to the Annandale Distillery which is 5mins away from North Lodge a 45min tour is only £8.50 and is so informative about the local history and the ups and downs of the Distillery and how it's in the position it's in now! A lot of other attractions don't open till mid March but that didn't stop us having a Fabulous time! If you don't mind a drive Glasgow is an hours drive away where you have Kelvingrove Art Gallery which is donation entrance and parking is only £1 for 4hrs also the Transport Museum which again is donation entrance and parking is only £1 great days out and great for kids of all ages.....we'll definitely return to North Lodge! Reviewed by MartinFeb 2018 "The house is very spacious with a huge garden." The delight is the sound of the river flowing right outside your window. The welcome basket of goodies was a lovely touch and the games and activities included were perfect for our children of all ages. very clean, super comfy and a great location for exploring Scotland. Reviewed by SarahFeb 2018 "To be honest, the pictures you have on your site do not do North Lodge Justice." This is a cottage that makes you feel like you have walked into your home, it is so inviting and relaxing. Every room in the house is warm and has everything you need to relax. Carolyn was a great host and made sure that I had all the information I required about the house and surrounding places of interest. North Lodge is not too remote but its nice that you have a lot of privacy. The garden is huge and great not only for dogs but somewhere to sit and just watch the world go by. People say that they will visit certain places again, this is one of those cottages that keeps pulling you back. Great location to get to many of the historic locations around the region. Thanks Carolyn. Reviewed by DennisJan 2018 "One week in North lodge in January with four adults and two dogs (labradors)." The house is spacious and caters for all ages. There’s games for the all ages, both indoor games and games for outdoors. The house is clean and well maintained. The garden is big and dog friendly. This felt like home, from arriving to the sadness of leaving. Our holidays in January are special to us and I look for houses that cater for dogs and use quality furnishings and don’t require a second mortgage to rent it for the week. North lodge does this. One worry renting a house and taking my dogs is the washing facilities for them, my two seem to attract mud, I needn’t have worried, that’s catered for, there is a hose outside I used for washing my mucky dogs, but if you prefer to use warm water, there’s a shower room off the entrance hall. (I brought my dogs towels with me) The garden is secure for two labradors but small dogs may find the spaces at the bottom of the fence. The dogs loved North lodge gardens, The river walk is at the other side of the fence. We would definitely go back, North lodge is a home from home. Reviewed by HelenJan 2018 "As we walked in and saw the house for the 1st time the pictures as lovely as they were still didnt do this house justice, it was perfect, we had a very lovely starter pack from Carolyn, who emailed us and called us to make sure we had everything we needed which was a lovely touch, she looked after us very well, our dogs Bobbi & Morag thoroughly enjoyed the garden we think they enjoyed theirselves more than we did, we needed a relaxing break and that is exactly what we got the sound of the river at the bottom of the garden was a lovely bonus." Would highly recommend to friends and family and would love to come back again, best cottage we have booked so far and there have been a few. Would give this 10 out of 10 however if there was a hot tub it would be 11 out of 10. Thank you for a fabulous holiday. Scott & Lesley Reviewed by ScottJan 2018 "All 10 of us arrived to a lovely welcome pack and spent a fantastic time with friends and family in this well equipped house." From the daily walks with the dogs down the river to the pub just 3 mins walk over the bridge and the teenagers enjoying the football pitch on the back lawn even in the dead of winter. We cooked good food and lounged around the open fire in the evening, playing games and watching movies. We brought in the "bells" with a few drams and danced into the small hours. Our host Carolyn was on hand should we need topping up of kindling and firewood. Great place. We will be back! Reviewed by SharonDec 2017 "This was our second stay in North Lodge." I booked to stay here for Christmas as soon as we got from our last stay there because we were so impressed. I would say this is our favourite out of all the holiday cottages we have stayed in.We had such a lovely time with our family. There is absolutely nothing to fault with this wonderful house, everything you need and more! The beds are very comfortable with lovely bedding. The kitchen is amazing. Excellent value for money. Carolyn is the perfect host and keeps in touch while you are there to check that everything is going well. The welcome goodies were enjoyed by all! Thank you for a fabulous week, we will be back. Reviewed by GillianDec 2017 "This is without doubt the best house we have stayed in." It is a home with everything included. So comfortable and spacious. The huge garden and patio areas add to the delight of the main house. Placed just outside the main village of Brydekirk, you have the feeling of privacy whilst being only 10 minutes from the local town of Annan which has all f the shops and facilities you need. The owner, Carolyn is astar. Not only for the pre-welcome chat over the phone but also for the welcome gifts and support and advice whilst we were at her house. An excellent holiday destination. Reviewed by MartinDec 2017 "Just wow. This place is beautiful, even nicer than the photos." The owner, Carolyn, is lovely and made sure we had everything for our stay, very well equipped with everything you need. The house is spacious, homely, warm and comfortable. It offers lots of living space and the grounds are ideal for family exploring with pooch! We will definitely return - thank you :-) Reviewed by ClaireNov 2017 "We enjoyed the location of the cottage, at the edge of a small village Brydekirk, it has the river and the walks at the back of the property which were perfect for us and our 2 dogs." There are walks both to the left and right of the property and a pub over the bridge which serves meals and is very welcoming. The gardens were fully enclosed which was great as we had our 3 yr old grandson with us for part of our holiday. The cottage itself was spacious and was very well equipped, a home from home really. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner who was on hand if there were any problems. We had a great week at North Lodge and will be returning next year. Reviewed by MelanieOct 2017 "This property is amazing, the owner has though of every little detail ..." This property is amazing, the owner has though of every little detail Absolutely top spec fixtures and fittings real luxury Reviewed by SimonOct 2017 "This is a stunning place to stay, large, lot's of room to bounce about in, and loads of space in the garden to run around and play foot ball." Highly recommended. Reviewed by TimSep 2017 "This property was absolutely beautiful, fabulous setting with everything you needed provided for." Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2017 "Everything you would be likely to need was provided." A lovely house in a lovely location. Reviewed by ColinSep 2017 "This holiday cottage is outstanding beautifull." The owner as put a lot off extras which are great touches very welcoming. There is a lot to see and do in the area. Reviewed by PamelaAug 2017 "The owner was very helpful and went the extra mile." We had problem with boiler but the owner was straight on it . will definitely go again and recomend to anybody. Reviewed by KarlAug 2017 "We have been on a lot of cottage holidays but this was by far the best!" It was an amazing cottage in a beautiful location and the owner was extremely helpful and attentive. Thank you so much for making our holiday so special. Reviewed by BethanyJun 2017 "Well presented house and good secluded grounds for kids and dogs." Close enough to Annan an right beside a popular walking path along the river. Would recommend property to others. Reviewed by NeilApr 2017 "Beautiful property right by the river Annan." A A Tranquil and a restful stay with everything we needed in this fabulous house.. Loved the large garden for our dog to roam safely. Can't fault anything. Would happily book again Reviewed by IanMar 2017 "The property was exemplary in every way and felt like home as soon as we walked in." We could not have asked for more and will revisit without hesitation Reviewed by JennyFeb 2017 "This house was beautiful and we as a family of 9 and the dog had a great time, there are plenty of walks and Tesco was only 5 miles up the road the owner was very nice and helpful, we will be back." Reviewed by LillianDec 2016 "We had a fantastic week staying in North Lodge." It is the best house we have stayed in and we have stayed in a quite a lot, this was our fourth cottage holiday this year. The house has everything you could need and more! It's spacious, warm and the bed was so comfortable, in fact everything was comfortable. Our dog absolutely loved the large and secure garden as did we. There are plenty of lovely walks straight from the door. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated, and thanks to Carolyn for keeping in touch and giving us lots of useful information. I know that we will visit North Lodge again and again. Reviewed by GillianNov 2016 "Beautiful House, had everything we needed and so much more, location was very good lots of lovely walks nearby, dog friendly pub just a few minutes walk away, the owner catered very well for children with lots of toys, games and outdoor games, the garden was beautiful, The owner Carolyn was friendly and helpful,we would most definitely go back to North Lodge." Reviewed by PaulOct 2016 "Very lovely property and gardens." We wanted total seclusion and a break from our busy lives. Property exceeded expectations in quality and presentation. Reviewed by KatrinaOct 2016 "Absolutely beautiful house in a fantastic location, the owner is super friendly and helpful." We could not have asked for more. Reviewed by HelenSep 2016 "Fantastic house and garden and the owner was a pleasure to deal with." We will return! Reviewed by BryanSep 2016 "Of all the Sykes high standard properties I've stayed at North Lodge is by far the best." Lovely property, lovely location and lovely welcome from Carolyn. Definitely going back! Reviewed by HuwAug 2016 "The house was absolutely beautiful, one of the best we've stayed in." A real home from home but with added luxuries. The location was ideal as we had a dog & there were riverside walks on your doorstep. Very peaceful & between half an hour to an hour away from all the main attractions. I would highly recommend this house & would love to stay again. Reviewed by SharonAug 2016 "We (2 adults, 3 kids) recently stayed at North Lodge for a week and had a lovely time." The house is situated amidst beautiful scenery and is ideally placed for local walks along the River Annan, and for exploring Dumfries and Galloway more widely. It is also just a couple of miles away from the town of Annan. The house itself is beautifully decorated, comfortable, spacious and well equipped with high quality fittings and furnishings - it felt to us like a home from home. The back garden is great environment for kids to play in (it is enclosed with no direct access to the river) and for adults to relax in. The owner was welcoming and easily contactable during our stay for any queries. We would definitely return to North Lodge for another visit. Reviewed by JudithAug 2016 Show more Summary Over three floors Three bedrooms with TV: 2 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double Day bed with pull-out bed on second floor landing Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2) and dining area with sofa bed Utility Sitting room (seats 6) with open fire and dining area (seats 4). Oil central heating with open fire Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview, CD radio, PlayStation 2, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Cot, highchair and stairgate on request Ample off road parking Lockable bike storage Private enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ Two well-behaved dogs welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk Note: River Annan flows past outside the garden wall, children to be supervised Note: WiFi speed and mobile reception is variable (No fiber optic's) Note: Restricted head height on the staircase to second floor Note: The driveway is steep and care should be taken in winter. The property Annan 3.5 miles. Superb detached lodge house alongside river in the hamlet of Brydekirk, near Annan, in Scotland’s beautiful south west. A stunning house and an ideal base for exploring... A stunning house and an ideal base for exploring this lovely part of the country. Superbly furnished and decorated to a high standard, this lovely cottage will accommodate up to six people handsomely, with the option of a further one/two on a day bed and pull-out bed on the top landing outside the double bedroom. Over three floors, the ground floor has a shower room with WC and a superbly equipped kitchen diner overlooking the extensive rear garden. A superb sitting room is up one step from the kitchen with a lovely open fire and a further smaller dining area up another couple of steps, again with superb views across the garden to the river beyond. The first floor has two bedrooms, a superb quality bathroom and a charming window seat which is a delightful place to relax with a book. The second floor has a spacious double bedroom with a day bed on the landing outside which also doubles as a children’s play area with a safety stairgate, plus each bedroom has a Smart TV in it. The garden at this delightful holiday cottage is impressive with patio areas and seating areas, as well as a large lawn complete with goalposts should you fancy a game of football. Over the wall, the River Annan flows past and there are delightful river walks from your doorstep as well as superb fishing. Take a trip to the Annandale Distillery and sample the local whisky or challenge yourself on the Devil’s Beef Tub corrie, part of the Annandale Way. As well as the beautiful south west of Scotland to explore, the Lake District is within an hour’s drive. This is a lovely house with plenty to keep everybody occupied within the surrounding area. Read more Read less View on map About the location ANNAN 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.