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Kirkton House

Langholm, Scottish Borders

An attractive manse set in superb mature gardens amidst the ruggedly beautiful Eskdale countryside, Kirkton House offers beautifully-presented, spacious accommodation.

Kirkton House

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Overview

An attractive manse fully-renovated throughout and set in superb mature gardens amidst the ruggedly beautiful Eskdale countryside, Kirkton House offers beautifully-presented, spacious accommodation well suited to family holidays and special occasions.

Well suited to family holidays and special occasions

The house is furnished in a classic, 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.

Property details

Ground floor

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.

First floor

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.

Second floor

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.

Outside

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.

Parking

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, swing and trampoline (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.

Dogs

Dogs may be considered on request. 

Guest amenities

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.

Heating

Kirkton House has oil central heating in addition to the wood burner and open fires. There is also an AGA in the kitchen and underfloor heating in the conservatory.

Location

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.

Activities

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"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
Location In a rural position - 4 miles from Langholm.
Dogs
  • Dogs may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Surrounded by sheep-dotted hills, the magical gardens here are just made for exploring. Family holidays never looked so enticing... The little things we love...
"Surrounded by sheep-dotted hills, the magical gardens here are just made for exploring. Family holidays never looked so enticing..."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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