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Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at Berryburn."

    It was perfect for our group of 10 adults and two children who loved the garden and games room. The welcome gift of wine, chocolates and biscuits was really appreciated. The house was very comfortable and had a real home from home feel. Everything we needed was provided. We had a barbecue on one evening and it was the perfect setting. Thank you

    Dear Michele, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay - and thank you for choosing Berryburn on such a special occasion. Take care Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Jul 2024

  • "It was a really great house with good amenities."

    The traditional style was nice; it's a very beautiful house and gardens. The added touch of the fruit, chocolates & bottle of wine was appreciated! Communication was good with the owner. Very few negatives, perhaps having some extra tea towels? Overall a fantastic stay.

    Thank you Carina for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carina3.8Jun 2024

  • "The house was homely and welcoming with plenty of space for our party of 10."

    The gardens were well-kept and, as the weather was kind to us, we were able to enjoy eating and drinking al fresco. I would definitely recommend Berryburn to anyone attending a wedding nearby - it was perfect.

    Thank you Susan for a fantastic review, and for being perfect guests. Regards Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "We (6 adults and 5 children) had a most enjoyable week at Berryburn."

    The children enjoyed the freedom which the well kept outdoor space provided. The house was one of the best equipped and comfortable holiday houses we have stayed in (our 11th). Berryburn had a traditional homely atmosphere and our welcoming gifts were enjoyed by everyone. We appreciated the fact that the owner contacted us prior to our visit with some extra helpful pieces of information.

    Thank you Margaret for a great review. And thank you for being wonderful guests. Take care Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "On arrival looking at the property and surroundings we were overwhelmed, it was beautiful."

    On entering the property we found it to be very cold and some rooms we were unable to use as didn't warm up throughout the week. Downstairs rooms all had fires. Disappointed with the kitchen space as normally that would be our hub, but had to use the dining room which was lovely in the evening but very formal!! It was clean and well equipped. There was a pub a few minutes away which was lovely and served good food, however not lit up at night so definitely need torches and was very muddy. I did contact the owner due to a problem we experienced and he was very understanding. In warmer weather it would be idyllic

    Thank you for your comments Patricia, I'm sorry the house didn't quite meet your expectations. I will always try to improve my guests experience...where practically possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.4Feb 2024

  • "Loved making up the fire and just sitting around chatting (and drinking) all night."

    Very peaceful setting. Lot's of amenities and a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were large and many were ensuite. If you are looking for a place to host a large family gathering this is it. Pack a torch and wellies if you want to have a nighttime walk though

    Thank you Gary for a lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2024

  • "WOW, this property was just fabulous."

    Homely, cosy and warm - just what we needed to share with our wedding guests and have a super time.

    Thank you for a great review Keith...all the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2023

  • "We all had a lovely time."

    The house and gardens are fabulous, photos don't do it justice.

    Thank you Julie. I'm so glad you enjoyed it all. Regards Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was an excellent place to stay and rejuvenate."

    Great Victorian-style interior. Warmly welcomed with a bottle of wine and fruits. The game room was so beautiful. Would love to go back

    Hello Romeo, I am so glad you enjoyed the house and your stay. It would be a pleasure to have you return. Take care Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Romeo5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another brilliant stay."

    Lovely house and gardens for a larger group to stay together. An ideal base.

    Thank you Louise...fantastic to have you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday in this beautiful house, it was spotlessly clean and comfortable, we were greeted with box of chocolate biscuits, tea, coffee, milk and lots of other condiments as well as lot's of lovely apples."

    The garden was really pretty, plenty of space in the house and the garden for everyone to enjoy. The owner was very attentive and communication was great. We would really recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate to come back.

    Jason, thank you for a terrific review. It was a pleasure having you stay - and yourself and family will always be welcome back. Take care Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2023

  • "Berryburn was absolutely perfect for our group - a mix of adults and kids celebrating a birthday for the weekend."

    The place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Set in beautiful enclosed gardens where we felt confident letting the children run free. Communication from the owner was 10/10. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much Andy. Yourself and family will always be welcome back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2023

  • "House and gardens beautiful, full of character and provided all we needed and more for our stay as a family of 9, spanning 3 generations."

    Communication with owner Bradley was excellent both before and after the stay. Many positives we could share but probably most fitting is to say this was our first visit to Berryburn and within 24 hours of leaving, we had booked our return for the summer!

    Dear Louise and James. thank you for a wonderful review. You were the first guests to visit Berryburn after seven months of the house being closed - and I am over the moon that you have decided to return Take care Bradley Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday."

    Something for everyone, our family 5 years to 76 years all very happy. Games room and garden a hit. Attention to detail fabulous, from pots of flowers in garden to apples left all over the house. Thank you.

    Thank you Julie for a wonderful review. After seven months of the house being closed it is great to be open again and welcoming guests back such as yourself. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Berryburn."

    The house has been beautifully restored and is really well equipped with plenty of toys and games for our grandchildren. We all enjoyed the beautiful gardens and loved watching the wildlife in the surrounding countryside. It was lovely to relax in the evenings round the large dining table, then by the fire in the lounge. I would suggest that the back staircase needs a gate, as its not suitable for toddlers.

    Thank you Rosemary for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and gardens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Sep 2022

  • "Outstanding property - ideal location."

    Everything was exactly as described but the property is truly amazing

    Thank you Audrey for your fantastic feedback, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Berryburn it’s an ideal property for a family get together."

    The house has a lived in feeling and you feel relaxed from when you step in the front door and it was great for the six grand kids ,between the games room packed with games and the outside space for the kids to run about and play on the swings and play football on the lawn , a wooden playhouse in the bottom garden also equipped with outdoor toys for the kids. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need especially as we were a party of 10 adults and six grand children.The dining room was a great room for us all to sit ,eat and have a breather and a few drinks . The main sitting room was big enough for all the adults to relax when the kids eventually got to bed . Overall we had great couple of days away in a comfortable period house and the owner could not do enough for us and was on the other end of the phone for any queries. Overall great place to stay for a family get together in a lovely setting and lovely to watch the rabbits on the lawn. Bradley has thought of everything to cater for everyone’s needs adults and children alike even placing bowls of apples in various rooms throughout the house which were delicious by the way!

    Hello George, what can I say but thank you for a such a wonderful review. Bradley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house and garden in lovely area."

    Children loved the space at front for ball games and water fights and the "playground" and games room.

    Thank you Helen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by H4.7May 2022

  • "Large house which served our family well for a holiday venue after a wedding."

    Lots of lovely rooms and great dining room to share family meals. We tried a barbecue one evening but it was windy and so moved into the house. The host was readily available and helpful. The Station pub was nearby and we walked- food was very good and we had preordered for the Sunday evening. Our other recommendation for eating out was The Crown and Thistle at Rockcliffe. Lots to see in the area.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2022

  • "Berryburn House is the perfect venue for a group of friends/family to get together."

    Our group of 10 were more than happy with the space, comfort and facilities on offer. The house is spacious, spotlessly clean and lots of outdoor space. While the house itself is set in a peaceful area it’s less than 10 minutes drive to Gretna. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

    Thank you Susan for your lovely review. I do hope at some point in the future you will be able to return as you will always be welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "This house creates a feeling of luxury."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Children are provided for outside and indoors although some potential for damage to ornaments. House a little bit isolated but pros heavily outweigh the cons.

    Thank you William for your feedback, most appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2021

  • "A second wonderful stay at this beautiful big house."

    Stunning bedrooms especially the two larger ones. The huge private garden is an added treat, our children loved running about and the grown ups enjoyed sitting out in the outdoor tables looking out at the countryside.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "Owner very friendly and helpful."

    Would recommend lovely home and garden to others.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ideal property for family holiday."

    We were a group of 10 including 4 young children and 2 dogs. The house is roomy and the games room has plenty of games to keep children amused. The dogs loved the freedom of the large enclosed garden. Gretna is close by and easy to get to with a good choice of carryouts which at a time like this is a bonus. Plenty of places to enjoy for all in the area. Easy access to the Lake District which we love. Bradley, the owner, we found very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "This house was truly excellent & worked really well for our family (9 people) gathering."

    It is extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly want. We would all now happily recommend this house to anyone & all the 6 bedrooms worked very well with 5 of them having excellent en-suite facilities. ALL the 3 log burner stoves worked really well & we did use all of them! The heating & hot water both worked very well at all times. A real 10 out of 10 score from our 3 x Clans for every aspect of our 4 day weekend. A big thank you to Bradley (Owner) for this. He was available at any time for contact if needed. (We did not, but knowing he was there at the end of a mobile was great comfort). Thank you so much for this wonderful experience & we would all happily return anytime, if we could. Kind regards & best wishes - Steven Kennedy (Huddersfield).

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a great holiday at Berryburn even though we arrived with the storms."

    A nice gesture was the owner checking we were all ok after the gales. Thank you Bradley. We booked the holiday for my daughters 40th birthday surprise, she was even more surprised when she saw the beautiful 4 poster bed and the size of the bedroom and on suite. The house had everything you would want, the grounds were lovely and the children enjoyed the wendy house slide and the swings. I would recommend Berryburn to any family or group of friends wanting a lovely house to get together.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful spacious house."

    Bradley was very attentive and helpful with any queries. Fire and log burners prepared for us arriving. Highly recommend and will certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Angela Colette5.0Feb 2020

  • "What a fabulous house and grounds."

    Very well equipped inside and out! We were a group of kids 4/6 up to 75 year olds and 2 large dogs. The kids loved the play areas outside and the games in the play room and snug. We had many great nights around the massive dinning room table finishing with a few drinks in the sitting room with its very welcoming log fire. Brendan was great, answering any queries we had very promptly. We were very lucky with the weather with beautiful sun rises and sunsets with not a cloud in the sky, even though it was only about 5 degrees we sat out on the lawn looking over the farm land watching a rabbit or two with a Prosecco or two! Can not praise this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2019

  • "The garden was wonderful and the grandchildren had many happy hours playing there."

    The barbeque was great too. The bedrooms had en suite bathrooms or access to an adjacent bathroom. The location is handy for the newly refurbished Station pub which does good pub food. We visited Birdoswald on Hadrians wall an the grandchildren loved dressing up in Roman costumes. We also visited the Tullie museum in Carlisle, well worth a visit and easy parking in the castle car park. The castle at Caerolock was good too. Managed to get in a bit of carp fishing near Annan.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2019

  • "All age groups catered for from 8 to 69!"

    Grand and well furnished home. Loads of space to loose yourself in either inside or outside. Well looked after garden and property. Only thing that passed the garden were the cows and rabbits!!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Berryburn is a beautiful character house with stunning gardens and scenery."

    The facilities and perfect for a long weekend away. The photos on the listing really don’t do it justice. The house feels like a lovely family home to spend time in.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2019

  • "This property is fantastic for a weekend retreat with friends or family."

    Tastefully decorated and has everything you need inc BBQ and fire pit. The host, Bradley, was very friendly amd accommodating and i will recommend and return to this property again!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Apr 2019

  • "This superb country manor is an absolute gem."

    Beautifully manicured garden as you enter the imposing gates but once through you enter a property suitably and tastefully restored to former glory. We hired this for my partners 50th birthday celebrations with life-long friends, who dipped in and out throughout the week. The property was exactly what we needed and so peaceful - even with a houseful. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The 2 living areas are tastefully decorated and give guests the freedom to find a tranquil space. There is also an extensive book library for even the most prolific reader! Bedrooms and ensuite’s are so beautifully decorated. Bed linen was spotless and pristine white! So much to do in the area too. From The Burns Trail to Bike trails and from beaches to forests! Something for everyone! 5/5

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "As a family of 10 ranging in age from 9 months to 80 we had a lovely stay at Berryburn."

    The house is exactly as described but the shop and pub nearby have now closed so you could do with updating the info. (Not that either mattered to us) The *real* fires In ground floor rooms are great and throw out plenty of heat. The only complaint I can think is the WiFi isn’t very good at all

    Hello, Thank you Janet for your very positive feedback, It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the poor Broadband - it appears we had a line fault which B.T have now fixed and instead of the usual 35 mbps we were only getting 2 mbps - sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2019

  • "Generally worked very well for our family group ranging in age from 4 to 95, having so many bath/shower rooms was ideal."

    Standard heating could be a bit better rather than having to rely on log burners/open fire to boost the temperature. Need to replace the baking trays which were very scratched.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Dec 2018

  • "Although quite secluded, Berryburn is situated in an area which is easy to access from all parts of the country via motorway links."

    This made it a perfect venue for an adult family get together in a splendid Victorian house set in peaceful surroundings. The house was occupied full to capacity, but the huge rooms allowed everyone to either congregate, or to find their own space. Despite the unpredictable October weather, our memories will be of spending warm comfortable evenings in front of the log fires. Good company, good food and drink, much love and laughter. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Oct 2018

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with a basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Games room.
  • Heating, three woodburning stoves, open fire
  • Electric range oven and hob, 2nd oven available, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, slow cooker, coffee maker, 40 " smart TV, 2 DVD players, 30" LED TV, Wi-Fi and a selection of board games
  • Larder fridge, 2 freezers, 2 dishwashers, fuel, power and starter packs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Fully enclosed lawns and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 minute walk
  • Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • BBQ
  • Note: As from 1st January 2021 this property will no longer accept pets.

The property

Berryburn is a regal, Victorian house situated just three miles from the famous runaway wedding destination of Gretna Green in Scotland.

With accommodation of the most elegant standard for 12 guests, make this the palatial retreat for a holiday with your family and friends.

Take your pick of heart-warming and cosy sitting areas to deservedly kick back and relax in; you can enjoy the social sitting room with the TV on and the woodburning stove ablaze, or the more peaceful snug which features a similarly classy fireplace.

On a rainy day, challenge the group to some table football in the games room or enjoy an hour or two on the games console.

A gorgeous kitchen completes the ground floor of Berryburn, dotted with delightful little touches which help to make this a real home-from-home; a lovely breakfast table provides a spot to enjoy your morning brew.

The first floor of the property can be reached by two separate staircases, the more grand of the two leads you up to four beautiful en-suite bedrooms, two king-size and two twins enjoy splendidly regal layouts.

By taking the other staircase, you will find a double and a bunk bedroom, as well as a tasteful family bathroom.

When the sun comes out, wander the attractively mature lawns.

alternatively you can choose to kick back and relax on the patio with a refreshing drink or two.

The well-known village of Gretna Green comes within easy reach, offering a range of spots to grab a bite to eat or have a soothing drink.

It neighbours the town of Gretna, which provides a wider range of amenities, while the scenic Solway Firth also comes close by for those who love the outdoors.

Further afield, you can cross the border into England and explore the wondrous county that is Cumbria, abounding in fascinating towns, breath-taking scenery and many thrilling activities to have a go at.

To live like the royals during your next UK break, bring your friends and family together to Berryburn.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


Gretna 1 miles; Carlisle 10.5 miles

This quaint little village sits in southwest Scotland right on the border to England, and is a world-famous destination for runaway marriages, appearing in many popular films and TV series over the years. The village itself, while neighouring the well-stocked town of Gretna, offers a small selection of amenities including a restaurant and a choice of hotels and pubs to have a drink in. The area is superb for lovers of the countryside, on the opposite side of the River Esk sits the stunning Solway Firth and the Solway Coast AONB to keep you busy. As well as the charming towns of Dumfries, Lockerbie and Langholm within Scotland, you can cross the border into England and explore the beautiful county of Cumbria, with wonderful spots such as Carlisle and Brampton on offer.

Note: As from 1st January 2021 this property will no longer accept pets.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas