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Westerkirk Mains

Langholm, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1110713)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 17 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Smith

    “Great house and gardens for our group of 9 adults and 7 children.”

    Would love to be there in high summer - we visited just after the country had been battered by tremendous rain and flooding. Lovely rural location.

    Would love to be there in high summer - we visited just after the country had been battered by tremendous rain and flooding. Lovely rural location.

    - Mr Smith, November 2022


  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x double with basin, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x twin, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x family room with king-size and single bed
  • 2 x bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower, basin, WC
  • 2 x kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Drawing room
  • Central heating, 3 x electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV and DVD player, WiFi, table tennis, badminton nets and rackets available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture, trampoline, barbecue
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.3 miles, pub 7.3 miles
  • Note: There is a river at the front of the garden, please make sure pets and children are supervised at all times
  • Note: Asda delivery service is available
  • Note: This property is suitable for those with mobility issues

The property

Elegant but comfortable best describes Westerkirk Mains, which is a spacious and light Georgian house situated in an unsurpassed location in this most beautiful part of the Scottish Borders. However, Westerkirk Mains is also a very family friendly house with a play room and a children's sitting room with TV and DVD player. Adults can enjoy the 40 inch screen TV and BluRay player in the drawing room and for the musically inclined there is a tuned, upright piano. The house is very welcoming and homely and will appeal to all ages. Bedrooms are well proportioned and most enjoy wonderful views. There is a ground floor bedroom with a shower room close by which is ideal for the elderly or less abled members of the party. Outside, the extensive gardens are the perfect place to enjoy ball games and there is a 12 foot trampoline with enclosures. The level lawns offer some space for ball games or just for having a wonderful garden party on those balmy Scottish evenings! The River Esk flows gently past the bottom of the extensive garden and guests can arrange fishing on this stretch of the river (fishing must be by fly only and there is a daily permit available). The river runs into the open sea and therefore may attract sea trout and salmon. Fishing is available for four rods. This is arranged by the farm manager. Children can 'dabble' for free. The owners maintain a clipped pathway running along the river bank for some distance: here are planted some unusual and rare trees, as well as fine oak, beech and birch. The gardens are well maintained with huge lawns to the front and side of the house which make a lovely setting for picnics or for just relaxing and reading. Anglers have found the large lawn ideal for practicing their casting skills! The interior of the house is warm and well maintained with a traditional drawing room and dining room, a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable well-proportioned bedrooms - all tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the style of house. The dining room seats 16 at one table and so is perfect for entertaining. This is ideal cycling and walking country, whether for a long and strenuous climb through the hills of Eskdale, or a pleasant stroll along country lanes. There are attractive villages with inns and churches, Carlisle is only a 40-minute drive, and Edinburgh just over a 2-hour drive. The area is rich in history and archaeology, from the prehistoric sites to the fortified castles and towers that bear testimony to the frequent border disputes of the past. There are gardens and historic houses to visit, and the fascinating Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple six miles away where visitors are welcome. For the very enthusiastic cyclists, the Innerleithen tracks and Glentress courses are less than an hour's drive north. On Fridays, usually about 4.45-5pm, from mid April to mid October an ice-cream van will stop when requested to do so by guests at the house putting a sign at the road end. Westerkirk Mains is highly recommended for those who seek tranquillity in beautiful surroundings but with ease of access to the north and the south and require a house suited to extended family living in terms of space and interest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Langholm 7.8 miles, Carlisle 28 miles, Dumfries 26.8 miles.

Westerkirk is a quaint countryside village resting between Bentpath and Billholm, Scotland. The village is known for its quiet stretches out unbroken countryside and offers a selection of attractions including fishing at the Esk River, Samye Ling Buddhist Temple and cycling and walking routs at Innerleithen and Glentress. Dining options include local pubs such as Castle View Catering and self-catering, with the option of Asda food delivery. Just outside of Westerkirk, is the picturesque village of Bailiehill, where you can find further attractions and amenities such as the archaeological sites of Boykenhopehead and Calkin.

Note: There is a river at the front of the garden, please make sure pets and children are supervised at all times. Note: Asda delivery service is available. Note: This property is suitable for those with limited mobility. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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