Cosy Self-Catering Cottage near Gretna Green, Annan and Lockerbie
George & Margaret Bell
2 West Lane
0141 887 2779
Sorry, we are not taking bookings until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can email if you want to be pencilled in for when we start again.
Welcome to the Bonshawbrae site. My wife and I use the cottage ourselves as often as we can (less often since I bought a bookshop!) so we know how nice it is. I'm biased, of course, I was born there! We have also had some very positive feedback from visitors. Here is an example - there are more in Testimonials. I know they are hand-picked but what can I do!
The cottage is half a mile from the small village of Kirtlebridge. It stands in its own grounds on a long private driveway so there is lots of space for parking and for children to play. The oil central heating will be warm enough but there is an open fire if you want some atmosphere! Travel Directions and Map
- The accommodation is on one floor.
- Sorry, no smoking and no pets.
- The cottage has WiFi.
- The rent is £255 - £370 per week all inclusive. Short breaks are possible, see Price and Availability for more details.
- The living room has TV, hard-disk recorder, DVD and an open fire.
- The kitchen has cooker, hob, fridge, microwave and washing machine.
- The double bedroom has an electric blanket and clock radio
- The twin bedroom has electric blankets, a clock radio and a TV.
- The bathroom has a shower over the bath.
Cottage in March 2016 Sunshine
Shower over Bath
View Looking North
Garden in Front of Cottage in March so a Bit Bare!
Drive Looking West
Rear of Cottage - (Farm just out of sight at top left)
For about two weeks a year you can sit and enjoy the Sun setting!
A regular visitor, who is a keen birdwatcher, has recorded these at the cottage: Robin, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Pheasant, House Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Since then we have had Swallow, Bullfinch and Greenfinch.
Bonshawbrae is situated in lovely countryside and surrounded by fields. It is an excellent centre for exploring either the shore (about 9 miles to the Solway Firth) or the hills. There is no shortage of things to do in the area including fishing, bird watching, Quad biking and golf - see Activities for ideas. If you want to explore a wider area, Bonshawbrae makes a good base for day trips to Galloway in the West or the Scottish Borders to the East. It is very convenient for Carlisle (with easy access from there to the Lake District) and is within 2 hours of Edinburgh and Glasgow. And, of course, it is only 10 miles from Gretna if you are planning a wedding!
The VisitScotland Events Guide may be useful.
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