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Lucy’s cottage

(Ref. 1053718)

Canonbie near Langholm, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay, spent a week here and will definitely return."

    A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, everything you could need was provided and the cottage was in a great location for some amazing walks. Enjoyed relaxing in the recliners after a long walk and comfortable beds too. Craig, the host was very helpful and the welcome pack was appreciated.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location, very peaceful and relaxing Cottage is spotlessly clean, furnished to a very high standard and has everything that’s needed."

    The weather was awful so we had to be inside more than we wanted but was nice to enjoy the fabulous views whilst having a glass or two of wine Daisy (our cocker spaniel) agrees with the other reviews regarding the garden - she loved it Have already booked another stay, hopefully the weather will be better! Thank you Craig

    Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Lovely walks and peace and quiet. Lovely half way point to see our daughter and have a real fire for those cosy evenings playing games.

    Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lucys cottage is beautifully decorated, it's cosy and comfortable and has everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    The garden is a great size and perfect for our dog, who loved sitting outside listening to the birds. Can't wait to go back.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We will welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "Due to a medical issue we were unable to go to Lucy’s cottage but Craig very kindly allowed our daughter to go in our place."

    They had a marvellous time there.He went above and beyond expectations and I hope to get there sometime in the near future. Thank you Craig.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and the location so peaceful."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lucy's cottage was a glorious home from home."

    The bad weather we experienced towards the end of our stay meant we took full advantage of the facilities available. Be assured this was no hardship!

    It was a pity the weather was not so good, however, it was nice to learn you still enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Quirky. Like home from home. Beautiful gardens.

    It is great you liked everything. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that has been very well renovated - good kitchen, nice lounge, good size bedrooms and excellent bathrooms."

    Huge garden and quiet. A great place to walk with walks in the woods only 100mtrs away and longer walks in the very quiet lanes - my dog loved it. The river Esk is 25 mtrs away - a glorious river. The owner very accommodating - nothing but good things to say about this cottage,

    Thank you for your lovely response. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed before and this cottage does not disappoint."

    It has everything you need. The host is helpful and always on call for anything you may need. The surroundings are stunning.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location, very comfortable."

    High quality furniture and fittings. A lovely stay. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you. this is nice to hear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Superb cottage."

    Lovely welcoming feel as you walk through the door. There was a loaf of bread, milk, butter, tea and some dog treats made available on arrival, which is a very thoughtful gesture. Very clean and tidy, all the homely comforts. Fantastic views, and woodland walks right on your doorstep. Very peaceful and tranquil. Plenty of places to visit only a short drive away. Annan is a lovely place to visit, just 15 mins by car. Overall a delightful cottage in beautiful surroundings, will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed in many cottages and hotels over the years but Lucys Cottage is by far the best."

    Attention to detail and home comforts are superior the photos dont show how fabulous this cottage is.Fantastic for the dog safe quiet and secure large garden. many thanks to the owners for letting this property.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Lucy's cottage, it is very clean and very nicely decorated, lovely recliners too, there is everything you would need for a cosy and homely stay."

    The garden is large and is secure for the dog. Great walks from the cottage and some very good ones in the very near villages. We would very much like to return one day for another stay!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lucy's cottage is particularly well furnished with high quality beds, linen, towels and china."

    The photos do not do it justice. Lovely quiet spot with good walks from the cottage and easy access to main roads to explore further afield. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Apr 2023

  • "Had an excellent stay at Lucy’s cottage, the cottage had everything you needed, it was very clean and comfortable."

    Lovely enclosed safe garden for the dog and there were plenty of walks from the cottage. There was even a treat left for the dog. We would definitely return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2023

  • "The most wonderful holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in!"

    A beautiful setting, well equipped, there was little that could be improved! It really was like a home from home for us and rest assured we'll be back. Craig was out and about on his farm, but always had time for a chat if we saw him, and was so quick to replace a lightbulb that we found on our first evening. A real lasting legacy and tribute to the vision of Lucy.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing stay at this impressive cottage in a quiet rural area."

    Plenty of walks from the cottage, and well placed for south of Scotland, Borders and the Lake district. The owner was very helpful and close at hand. We would recommend this cottage and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "Comfortable, convenient, quiet and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well presented cottage."

    Lovely walks for the dog right on the door step. Helpful owner and care taker. We had a very pleasant stay. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Avril Lorinda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Essentials provided when we arrived which was a nice touch. Pip enjoyed her treats and we enjoyed Maltesers! Lovely holiday. Very relaxing. Loved Langholm especially country park. Highly recommend. Best cottage so far. Coveting the curtains!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2022

  • "A fantastic break at a delightful peaceful location."

    The cottage was warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Great location for touring around the Borders and local walks alike. Would recommend without hesitation. Our thanks to Craig who was on hand to help with any of our questions....

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    So peaceful with lovely walks from the doorstep. Would recommend everyone to go - book now and sink into relaxation!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2022

  • "PERFECT! A beautiful property, immaculately presented."

    Excellent location to explore this wonderful area. Lovely walks from the doorstep. Perfect garden for our dog, very secure. Lucy’s Cottage has everything you would need for a relaxing break, lovely furnishings very well equipped kitchen. Very comfy bed! Thank you Craig, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really comfortable cottage, nicely converted and decorated, very well furnished and equipped."

    We've just got home from a good week in Hollows. The cottage is right next to the River Esk. Opening the bedroom window at night gave a soothing background sound that soon sent me off to sleep. During the day, quiet roads and woodland paths gave places to walk and relax straight from the front door. Or sometimes I just enjoyed sitting in the sun in the large garden. The wood provided for the fire was well-dried and soon provided a warm, homely blaze in the evening. Many thanks for all the hard work that has gone into providing and running this place.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed for a week at Lucy's Cottage and it was amazing."

    The cottage was very well equipped, had good quality furnishings throughout and was spotlessly clean. Very large double bedroom and the most comfortable bed. 2nd bedroom was a single - again very comfortable. Setting was perfect for us with lovely walks. Garden enclosed so our dog was perfectly safe. Lovely welcome pack which was greatly appreciated. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lucy’s cottage is extremely comfortable, well equipped and with a great deal of attention to detail."

    It is set in a lovely, large garden which provided freedom for our dog. The owner, Craig, was very welcoming and on hand to provide local knowledge. The location is peaceful, with easy access to travel further afield, or walk the dog from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was the best cottage I have stayed in by far, we didn't want to come home, the place was spotless and comfortable, the bed was amazing, everything you needed was in the kitchen, the welcome pack for both us and the dog was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated, garden was beautiful and lots of birds, very peaceful and just what both me and my husband needed,and our little dog had lots of fabulous walks, will definitely be back and intend to stay for longer if possible, thankyou for a wonderful week."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "Lucy's cottage is superb."

    We've now stayed in 4 of Sykes cottages over the past 4 years, all brilliant and top notch. But, this one is up there at number 1. A credit to the property owners, Craig, and the late Lucy, whom we felt was with us, smiling away, and seeing us enjoying our week with our Airedale Puppy, Millie. The Facilities of Lucy's Cottage had everything needed. It's Spotlessly clean, well presented and very peaceful, along with being in a superb location, next too the river Esk. There are plenty of beautiful walks to take your dog around this area. A visit to Annan and the Cafe Royal is a must if you like fish n chips.There the best myself and Mandy have ever tasted. Freshly caught over night, and served that same day. Mmmm lovely!! A visit to the lake district and Unsworth water, Carlisle too, is not far away. Overall 5 stars for everything. A big thank you to Alan, the gardener, whom we appreciated popping around now and again doing his work, keeping the outside clean. And of course, keeping him going with a friendly cuppa n lovely chat. Last but not least, Craig, the owner. A very nice gentleman to meet and talk too. We are very privileged having stayed in this Cottage, " Lucy's Cottage " You now have the legacy of Lucy. Compliments to you. A fantastic well needed magical stay. We will return. Thank You Craig. Rob/ Mandy/ Puppy Millie

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Dot5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lucy's Cottage is a wonderful, beautifully finished and well appointed place to stay."

    Right next to the river Esk, with great walks on the doorstep, and the nearest village, Canonbie, easily reachable by foot. Lots of light throughout the cottage, a quiet spot secluded from the A7 as it is in a dip below the main road. Had some good chats with the owner who's farm is next to cottage, who really wants you to have the best stay possible. Such a nice guy! The pictures don't do it justice I feel, so many nice features be hard to list them all. Can't wait to get back!

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage highly recommend it"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great time at Lucy’s cottage which was well decorated throughout in a ..."

    We had a great time at Lucy’s cottage which was well decorated throughout in a beautiful area the garden was great for our dog Sasha who had a ball we would definitely like to go back again soon

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great cottage in a lovely location."

    Easy to book and helpful messages.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Possibly the best holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    Absolutely beautiful and so classy. Lovely peaceful location with smashing dog walks from the door. We loved every minute and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great cottage with everything you need."

    A great location and a peaceful and relaxing setting. Owners helpful and friendly and happy to help.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage."

    Immaculately clean. Lovely to be given basics. Milk bread etc. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Lucy's Cottage, which we found warm, cosy and well-equipped."

    The bed is one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. We were there over Christmas and the festive touches added to the pleasure of our stay. The factor and owner could not have been kinder or more helpful and we send our warm thanks to everyone at Lucy's.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2021

  • "Nice clean and comfortable cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    Hope to return at some point, Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was really a true treat for us, this is a welcoming, cosy very well equipped cottage in an outstanding location."

    Lovely walks from the door, rivers, local lochs and towns to visit, pretty gardens around the house and views from all the windows. It was outstandingly comfortable, and really felt like home. The owners are very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and we plan to return as soon as possible. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very relaxing"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Whether you’re active or just relaxing it is perfect. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect, with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and welcoming."

    The shed was a massive bonus, and was exactly what we needed to store our bikes in-between exploring the beautiful area around the cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and decorated to an exceptionally high standard."

    Large secure garden and our dog had a great team. Thanks to Craig and all the team. Highly recommended and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Greig5.0Aug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Downstairs bathroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, WiFi, built in Bluetooth, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn, gravel, patio, furniture and shed
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: The external shed supports for fishing rods and a cyclists and has a fridge/freezer
  • Note: This property sits right on the border of Cumbria, Scotland and Northumberland, Ayrshire is 90miles away
  • Please note: this property is under 25 mi from Hadrians Wall and less than 46 mi from 7stanes bike trail.

The property

Langholm 4.8 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of them small village of Canonbie, near the historical Gilnockie Tower, is this semi-detached cottage, Lucy's Cottage.

With beautiful county views and sleeping up the three guests, Lucy's Cottage is a delightful setting for a couple or a small family to discover this part of Dumfries and Galloway.

The property boasts a traditional living/dining room with a large leather sofa, a recliner armchair and a warming open fire in a brick fire place surrounding a TV which has Sky and a DVD player, as well as stylish wooden dining table where all guests can sit to enjoy an evening meal.

Moving through the property there is a downstairs bathroom with WC, and a kitchen which has a handy washing machine and dishwasher so guests can feel at ease on their holidays.

Moving upstairs there is a spacious super-king-size bedroom which can also be a twin to allow flexible sleeping arrangements, a single bedroom with storage for guests to unpack, and a blue bathroom with both bath and shower so guests can get ready in their own style.

Outside there is private parking on a gravel driveway, a fishing shed with a fridge/freezer for bait and hooks for fishing poles, as well as a garden with lawn for your furry friend to play and a patio with a picnic bench so you can enjoy breakfast in the fresh country air.

The small village of Canonbie has the lovely River Esk running through, take a short 15 minute walk to the local pub, The Cross Keys, and relax with refreshments.

Langholm has shops for any self-catering essentials, pubs and takeaways for if you don't fancy an evening in the kitchen, and Castleholm Country Park which is a great spot for a picnic or a stroll with your dog.

Dumfries offers some interesting attractions such as the 15th century Devorgilla Bridge which has scenic views of the River Nith, the house of Scottish poet, Robert Burns, which is now a historic attraction with exhibits, museums and the delightful Dock Park which has river views and a mini golf course.

Lucy's Cottage is close to the English border meaning you can also explore The Lake District, Northumberland National Park or the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For a cheerful trip to this part of Scotland, choose Lucy's Cottage as your base.

EPC Rating: Band G

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00499-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.