Riverside Cottage ref: UK5436

Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Riverside Cottage is a detached former bothy built in 1880, which has been renovated to a very good contemporary standard. The open plan living area, with large picture windows, lets the light flood in and allows you to fully appreciate the beautiful setting right on the banks of the River Dryfe in the serene rural village of Boreland, just a few miles north of Lockerbie. Overlooking beautiful countryside it is the ideal spot in which to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There is plenty to do in the area though if you want to explore. Just over the river you can try riding lessons and carriage driving at the Chariots of Fire Driving Centre, all abilities are welcome. There are some lovely walks right from the doorstep as well as others a short drive away, including the Annandale Way. Dumfries and Galloway has every type of scenery for your perfect walk, from heathery uplands, peaceful forests and rolling countryside, to wide sandy shores, all stunning in their own right. If you fancy being on two wheels instead, four of the 7Stanes mountain biking centres are within easy reach and offer world class trails. For a more sedate walk, why not work your way around one of the several golf courses within a 30-minute drive. The area has a fascinating history which you can explore in the many varied castles and museums including the amusingly named Devils Porridge Museum. Dumfries and Galloway has many sites of national and international importance for wildlife including Castle Loch on the outskirts of Lochmaben, one of the earliest Local Nature Reserves (LNR).
Lockerbie is a 10-minute drive away and Moffat is a 15-20 minute drive, both providing all the local amenities you would expect, as well as some lovely restaurants and independent shops. Lockerbie also has a train station if you want to hop over to Edinburgh or Glasgow for the day. No matter what the weather is like, Riverside Cottage is a beautiful spot to stay at, whether you cosy up in front of the wood burner or enjoy a glass of wine whilst sitting on the riverbank, it is a cottage where you will make many happy memories. Home cooked meals are available from the owner’s catering company at cost by direct arrangement with the owner, so you can relax and just quickly reheat them after a busy day out exploring. Beach 18 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 7 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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, remainder £3 per basket. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river bank, 5 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Lockerbie
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Lockerbie
  • Pub
    7 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    10 miles

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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