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Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Magnificent traditional Scottish farmhouse
  • Separate games area in converted barn
  • Far-reaching views over the Esk Valley
  • Just 1 mile from the colourful town of Langholm
  • Ideal for exploring Dumfries and Galloway
  • Cycling, walking and fishing in the area
Property code: CA236

Set in the glorious, rolling landscape of Scotland''s Esk Valley, this stone-built holiday retreat offers beautiful seclusion within easy reach of bustling Langholm.

Enjoy a stay in this traditional stone farmhouse, packed with original charm yet fully modernised to the highest standard. Every inch of this home has been thoughtfully renovated and finished with flair, creating the perfect base for your short break in rural Scotland. The home comfortably sleeps ten and boasts plenty of spacious rooms, promising a comfortable stay for large groups of friends or family.

This vast home has been stylishly thought out, renovated with a contemporary style yet showcasing one or two wonderful original features, such as the exposed stone walls and wooden beams. Large windows, French doors and skylights contribute to the light and airy feel to the home, allowing sunshine to flood into the house’s shared spaces. The style of the furniture is a delicate balance between retro pieces and more modern wares, and the walls are adorned with contemporary artwork which adds to the character of the place.

Any family understands the importance of a big, generous kitchen, and this home certainly offers that. Bespoke wooden cabinets, modern granite worktops and bright hardwood floors frame this room, and a quality four-oven Aga provides space to cook for ten guests. Or, feel free to make use of the adjacent mini kitchenette where you’ll find an electric oven. The kitchen boasts a unique booth-style breakfast table, ideal for enjoying morning coffee, whilst you can dine together as a family at the dining table in the bright conservatory. The entire group can enjoy a favourite film in the lounge at the end of the day, where the wood burner creates a truly cosy environment. When it’s time for bed you’ll find three of the five pretty bedrooms down here on the ground floor.

Find two further bedrooms upstairs on the first floor. The two twin rooms are both spacious and bright, nestled under the eaves of the property with unique vaulted ceilings; wake up and enjoy far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.

This countryside home is surrounded by wonderful lawns and gardens that roll into woodlands, and the secluded location ensures complete privacy. Teenagers will love the external converted barn, where a TV, comfy sofas, a wood burner and a table tennis table all create the perfect hang-out spot away from mum and dad.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 3 twins
  • 2 bathrooms - 2 family bathrooms with shower cubicles plus extra bathroom in barn
  • Electric oven, induction hob, electric four-door Aga, microwave, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Cot and highchair
  • 2 wood burners - logs included
  • Plasma TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden
  • Ample off-road parking
  • BBQ
  • Games area within a converted barn
  • Shops, supermarket, pubs, restaurants and post office within 1 mile

Enjoy a regular jaunt into the local village of Langholm, along a 2-mile walk that hugs the River Esk. This is your place for picking up groceries, grabbing local produce from an independent store or stopping off for a pint. There's a community arts and theatre centre that's well worth a visit, and a pretty high street with a gallery. If you fancy golf then there's a small nine-hole golf course here too (2 miles).

Permits can be arranged for fishing on the local River Esk, accessible within 300 metres of the home. These waters are famous for their excellent salmon fishing; an enjoyable day out for both angling newbies and experts. Walking routes can be enjoyed in plenty of surrounding countryside, and with the property only 5 miles from the England/Scotland border, you can walk the Border Reivers trail. The area is also peppered with fascinating historical sites such as the medieval Hermitage Castle (18 miles) and the 12th-century ruins of Lochmaben Castle (28 miles), both well worth a visit.

Whilst in the area, be sure to plan a visit to the Kagyu Samye Ling, the UK's first and largest Buddhist monastery in Britain and the ideal spot for a tranquil visit, just 17 miles away. Or make time for a trip to the National Trust property and birthplace of famous Scotsman Thomas Carlyle, a fascinating and informative day out just 18 miles away.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Kennedy July 2019

Middleholms was a beautiful tranquil retreat in an idyllic location. The cottage had everything we wanted both practically and for our enjoyment. The gardens are gorgeous with plenty of outdoor furniture if the weather is fine, which ours was. Rooms are spacious and the beds very comfortable. Langholm is a lovely town with shops for provisions and Read morepubs and restaurants serving lovely food. It's easy to travel around Dumfries and Galloway and across the boarder into Northumberland and Cumbria. We had a lovely walk from Gilsland to Birdoswald along Hadrian's Wall. All in all, a great cottage in a wonderful location. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Batchelor June 2019

A lovely, comfortable, homely house with fabulous views. The caretaker, David, was very helpful and friendly. Would have liked mirror hung on wall in bedroom instead of propped against the wall. A fantastically well equipped house. We would like to return when we have more time in order to explore the beautiful countryside. Excellent evening meal aRead moret the Douglas hotel. Hide

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