Situated in the lovely rural village of Waterbeck surrounded by rolling hills, woodland and pretty countryside it is a paradise for keen walkers and biking enthusiasts alike. This wonderfully spacious home can accommodate up to 12 people which is perfect for family or group gatherings.
Waterbeck House is a wonderful base to explore the beauty of South-West Scotland and the stunning Solway Coast. It is also only 1 hour from the majestic Cumbrian Lake District and all the stunning scenery this area has to offer. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle are all within a 90 minute drive. There are so many wonderful tourist attractions nearby which include World Famous Gretna Green where over 5000 couples marry each year, Annan Distillery where you can sample our local Whisky and Samye Ling, first Tibetan Buddist Centre to be established in the West.
The house itself is beautifully furnished to a high standard with a large kitchen/diner, 1 lounge and 1 TV room. It also has a separate dining room for more formal occasions. Children won't be bored with the fantastic games room. There is also a Village Play Park behind the house. For adults who want to relax, there is a wonderful hot tub and patio area perfect for a BBQ and drink on a summer's evening. The village has a pretty Church and a busy Village Hall. A shop and a pub can be found in the neighbouring village 2.5 miles away.
6 Bedrooms (1 on double on ground floor)
2 shower rooms (1 ground floor)
1 family bathroom
All bed linen and towels supplied
Electric Ranger Cooker and Oven
Fridge & Freezer
Books & Games
Cot & Highchair
Patio Table & Chairs
Three well behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Lockerbie Train Station is 20 minutes drive and there are regular services to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and London. Being only 3 miles from the M74, it is easily accessible for airport links too.
Annan 8 miles
Lockerbie 10 miles
Langholm 10 miles
Carlisle 20 miles
Dumfries 22 miles
Other Local Attractions:
Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle first build in the 13th century and is now a popular filming location. This stunning ruin lies of the edge of Caerlaverock Nature Reserve which provides fantastic wildlife watching.
Gretna Green - often referred to as the wedding capital of the UK. This border town is steeped in history as the place runaway couples would elope, to be married by the anvil priests. This tradition has continues and Gretna now hosts 1000s of weddings each year from various different venues. It is also home to the popular Gretna Outlet shopping centre where many bargains can be found.
The Annandale Way - This popular hiking route is 55 miles long linking Moffat Hills to Annan's Solway Firth. To takes in the tranquil beauty of south-west Scotland including the Devil's Beeftub where the Border Reivers used to hide their stolen cattle.
Carlisle - Known as the Border City was once a Roman settlement, established to serve the forts on Hadrian's Wall. Due to it's proximity to the Scottish border, Carlisle became an important military stronghold in the middle ages. Carlisle Castle which is still relatively intact was build in 1092 and once served as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots. Together with museums, shops and fantastic restaurants, Carlisle is well worth a visit.
Samye Ling - When visiting here you will feel like you have been transported to another world. Founded in 1967 this Monastery and Tibetan Buddhist Centre was the first to be established in the West. Located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk, you can stroll around the peace gardens or visit this stunning temple, which is open daily from 6am until 9pm, without charge. There is also a Tibetan tea room and shop for visitors.
Moffat - This picturesque and vibrant tourist town is conveniently located just off the M74. It is an attractive town and conservation area with a rich history particularly in the wool trade. There are lots of lovely speciality shops and an array of eating places to choose from. For children there is a fabulous play park with a boating lake, pretty gardens and an 18 hole putting green.