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Holmfoot Cottage

Holmfoot near Canonbie, Scottish Borders (Ref. 905937)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher


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35 Customer Review(s)

  • Rev Loftus

    “Cottage is a lot bigger than it looks.”

    Directions from the owner were really helpful. Cottage well maintained and equipped. Warm and welcoming.

    Directions from the owner were really helpful. Cottage well maintained and equipped. Warm and welcoming.

    - Rev Loftus, October 2020

The property

Canonbie 3.6 miles.

A charming detached cottage nestling alongside the Liddle River, between Newcastleton and Canonbie, and close to the border with England.

All ground floor, this riverside cottage is ideal for a quiet break in a tranquil setting, surrounded by beautiful Borders scenery.

There’s a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin room, a shower room and a spacious open plan living area with an exposed beam and a cosy open fire.

The hallway also has a snug seating area with French doors accessing the garden.

To the front is a large garden with furniture, from where open views across the river will be enjoyed.

Over a fence and across a field and you’re at the river’s edge with a small beach and superb fishing available on the Buccleuch Estate.

With nothing outside but open fields and the trickle of the river running past, this is an ideal country cottage to spend time fishing, walking, painting or reading, and with various festivals including the Newcastleton Music Festival and the Langholm Walking Festival, along with the Buccleuch Centre theatre in Langholm, there’s so much to keep you entertained.

Visit the Bridge Inn, just over 2 miles away and across the border, for a drink and bar meals or one of the hotels and bars in nearby Canonbie and Newcastleton.

A charming, traditional country cottage and the perfect place to unwind.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Snug in hall with French doors to garden.
  • Wall-mounted electric heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: One small step to access property
  • Note: Mobile phone signal intermittent, but available at the top of the road
  • Note: A small stream runs in front of the cottage with a slight drop, children and pets to be supervised

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About the location


Gretna 8 miles.

The historic village of Canonbie lies just over the border into Scotland, close to the town of Gretna. Canonbie lies on the River Esk, renowned for its salmon and sea trout fishing, and is celebrated in Walter Scott's poem Marmion, chronicling the exploits of young Lochinvar. This is the heart of The Debatable Lands, the large area of border country that was once controlled by neither the Scots or English, and was a popular refuge for outlaws. The area offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with attractive coastal landscapes, rural walking and fishing.