Church Cottage ref: UK5756

Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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2
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Bathrooms
1
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Pets
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  • Bungalow 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Church Cottage is a charming, little mid-terraced cottage in the quiet village of Ecclefechan, nestling in the east of Dumfries and Galloway and within easy reach of the border to the south. The cottage has been completely renovated and refurbished in 2018, and has been furnished to a very good standard throughout. The modern kitchen overlooks the enclosed rear garden, and a particularly attractive feature is the large wood burner set in inglenook fireplace with exposed chimney breast. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, and an ideal base for exploring the delights of the area.

The village of Ecclefechan has shops, pubs and restaurants, and with the comfort of Church Cottage, you may not need to explore too far. Ecclefechan’s most enduring claim to fame is as the birthplace in 1795 of Thomas Carlyle, the poet and author. The cottage that he lived in as a child, today houses a recreation of an 1800s cottage and is run as a museum by the National Trust for Scotland, perhaps why the village has a slight feel of somewhere rather left behind by history. However, what the village is more famous for is probably the Ecclefechan tart, a taste not to be missed! Beach 7½ miles. Shop and pub serving food 200 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2 small dogs welcome. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Lockerbie
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Lockerbie
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    10½ miles (loch)

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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