Welcome to Gorrenberry House in the beautiful rural Hermitage Water Valley. Self catering, sleeps 10, children, horses and dogs welcome. Ideal for walking, cycling, riding on 2500 acre Gorrenberry Estate., or just for lazing about.
Luxury self catering holiday house sleeps 10
Gorrenberry House is a traditional farmhouse built in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is situated in the wild and beautiful valley of the Hermitage Water, facing south over the river towards Langholm Moor. It is two hours drive from Edinburgh, one hour from Carlisle, and easily accessible from the quiet country road through the valley between the A7 and the B6399. It is a very well-appointed house with a large garden, lying within scenic Gorrenberry Estate whose attractions include a working farm and a major ecological restoration project (www.Gorrenberry.org). The house has five bedrooms, three public rooms, a large sun lounge, a games room with pool table, a large farm kitchen, a family bathroom, two shower rooms, a cloakroom and a boot room. It has secure storage for bicycles and other equipment. Centrally heated throughout and with log burning stoves, the house is extremely comfortable in all seasons and can accommodate up to ten persons. Children and dogs are welcome. Stabling and paddocks are available. Smoking is not allowed in the house.
The area is of great cultural heritage interest, chronicled by many writers including Sir Walter Scott. The Reivers’ Way runs through the valley and there are many historic sites nearby including Hermitage Castle where Mary Queen of Scots visited the wounded Bothwell, riding over the moors from Jedburgh, dropping her time piece on the way in the Queen’s Mire which is on the hill above the house. There are splendid hill walks starting right at the door, and less challenging walks along the burns, through ancient woodland carpeted with primroses in May. Langholm Moor is protected for its hen harriers, and there is an abundance of bird life in the valley and on the hills.