An outstanding country home set in superb mature gardens amidst the ruggedly beautiful Eskdale countryside, Kirkton House offers spacious accommodation well suited to family holidays and special occasions.
Well suited to family holidays and special occasions
The house is furnished in an elegant, Gustavian style with attractive period features including open fires in the sitting room and dining room and original working shutters throughout. The large ground floor rooms including a drawing room, sitting room and dining room in addition to the convivial open plan kitchen / conservatory, provides ample space for guests to spread out and enjoy the house. The conservatory is a particular asset, providing a delightful spot to admire the view over a long, lazy breakfast whatever the weather.
Upstairs, the light, airy bedrooms have fabulous views over sheep-dotted hills. The first floor bedrooms have been individually-designed with the two large principal bedrooms each having their own bathroom. The remaining bedrooms share the family bathroom which has the largest shower and bath tub we have encountered! The two attic bedrooms are ideal for children or teenagers, although with full size single beds, these rooms are also suitable for adults.
The house is set in attractive, mature grounds with plenty of secret nooks and crannies for children to explore and a pretty burn which provides the perfect spot for a picnic or a game of Pooh sticks. A gate leads from the garden to Kirkton Church (with services every third Sunday) and there are fabulous walks direct from the house in the surrounding hills, as well as excellent marked walks devised by the Langholm Walk Group.
Entrance hall with utility area with sink, utility / drying room.
Fabulous open-plan kitchen and conservatory dining room (seats 12). Extensively equipped kitchen with large fridge / freezer, electric oven, warming drawer, 5 ring electric induction hob, microwave, 3 oven AGA, dishwasher, washing machine, wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, TV with Sky and Freeview and ample crockery, cutlery, pans and cooking utensils. Casual seating for four at the kitchen island.
Conservatory dining room with seating for 12 guests; and relaxed seating on two sofas.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Large inner hall providing ample space for children to play.
Large sitting room with open fire, TV with Sky and Freeview and DVD player. DVD library, books, games and iDock.
Formal dining room with open fire and seating for 12 guests.
Large drawing room with log burner and TV with Sky and Freeview.
Bedroom one is the master bedroom with 7' super king bed and ample storage with a wardrobe, and two chests of drawers. Dual aspect views over the garden and hills.
Family bathroom with bath with double headed shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 7' super king size bed and wardrobe.
En-suite bathroom with clawfoot bath, walk in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with 6' king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom four with 4'6” double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with very large walk in shower, large bath, basin and WC.
Bedroom five with two 3' beds, pull out 3' truckle bed, chest of drawers and toy box.
Bedroom six with two 3' beds, pull out 3' truckle bed, additional toddler bed/cot bed, travel cot, chest of drawers and toy box.
A circular driveway leads to a gravelled parking area to the side and front of the property with ample parking. The delightful garden is around 3 acres in size and is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs and provides plenty of space for children to play and a swing and trampoline are provided (at guest's own risk). There is a lawned area to the front of the house, a wooded ‘secret garden' area beyond that and a fully-enclosed walled-garden to the rear which includes a former kitchen garden with fruit trees. A small burn running through the garden provides the perfect bridge for a game of Pooh sticks! Beyond the burn is a path which leads to the church.
Empty steadings behind the property are available to guests for the storage of bicycles or other outdoor equipment at their own risk as these buildings are not lockable.
A charcoal barbecue is provided together with an initial bag of charcoal.
There is ample parking on the gravel driveway.
Babies & Children
Kirkton House is extensively equipped for children with plastic crockery and cups, toys, books, a steriliser kit, booster seat, pop up Moses basket, travel cot and traditional wooden cot bed/toddler bed, high chair, blankets, sheets, baby sleeping bags, towels for babies and small children, wooden play pen, and swing (used at guest's own risk).
Guests should be aware that the property is accessed directly from the A7 and therefore the gates must be kept closed at all times to ensure the safety of children. There is also a small burn which runs through the garden.
Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog. Dogs must be clean and dry before entering the property and must be kept downstairs and off the furniture.
Superior quality linen and towels and luxury toiletries are provided for all guests.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Due to the location of the property, Wi-Fi is not available at this time. Mobile reception is limited but best on the EE network.
Kirkton House has oil central heating in addition to the wood burner and open fires. An initial supply of logs, kindling and coal is provided. There is also an AGA in the kitchen and underfloor heating in the conservatory.
The pretty town of Langholm is about a 10 minute drive providing excellent local amenities including a butcher, baker, small supermarket and the Langholm Centre for concerts, theatre and dance. Supermarkets and more extensive shopping can be found in Hawick, Gretna and Carlisle.
Kirkton House is ideally placed for those who like exploring, with good road connections making a remarkably wide area accessible for day trips. Favourites include the charming Border's towns of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose, Peebles, the stunning Solway Coast with its beautiful beaches and postcard villages the west coast towns of Carlisle, Gretna or a quick hop east to the magnificent Kielder Forest and pretty market towns of Hexham and Corbridge.
For fishing fanatics the nearby Border Esk and Liddle offer picturesque salmon and sea trout fishing. Shooting, riding and bike hire are available nearby with marked cycle routes of up to 75 miles catering for all abilities. There are golf courses at nearby Langolm and Newcastleton and the renowned Solway Coast courses are within an easy day trip.
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"Our stay at Kirkton House was amazing. The house itself was very well appointed & decorated to a very high standard. It was just like home from home with everything to hand. The house was in a good location for walks & cycling. The grounds themselves were beautiful with the Autumn colours. We all had a fantastic time celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary it was just perfect. We would love to return again & will definitely recommend the house and Crabtree & Crabtree to our friends & family."Benn family
"The house is absolutely amazing, we had a fantastic week."Ms Bottomley & friends
"Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week at Kirkton House. It was perfect for our family get together for Mums 90th birthday. There was plenty of room for us all with the 2 sitting rooms and lovely conservatory to sit in. We made use of the garden for a barbecue as the weather was fantastic. We hope to return some day!"Ms Robinson & family
"We most certainly enjoyed our third visit to Kirkton House and as ever the provision was exactly as we needed - even down to the rain and cooler weather in general! Many thanks to the owners and many thanks for your very efficient service."Ms Roland & family
"We absolutely loved our stay at Kirkton House and have already started discussion around a return next year.
The House is absolutely beautiful, furnished to an impressively high standard and very well equipped. I think the fact that we all felt immediately relaxed speaks volumes about the ambiance which has been created by the owners. The small but lovely touches of a welcome hamper was very generous. A lovely house!
The service received from Crabtree & Crabtree has been faultless and utterly professional. A real step up from other companies we have used. Very impressive!"Carnochan Family
"We had a wonderful time at Kirkton House. Everything was very clean and tidy on arrival and just as presented in the photos. The children loved the garden and running up and down the big hill behind the property and Gran enjoyed her sherry in front of the fire. Our party ranged from 4 to 87 and the house suited perfectly. Lots of room and ideal for a large extended family."Whyte Family
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Surrounded by sheep-dotted hills, the magical gardens here are just made for exploring. Family holidays never looked so enticing..."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree