Garden Cottage Self Catering Canonbie

Local Attractions

Canonbie is a pretty and unspoilt village on the Border Esk river, in south west Scotland, only two miles north of the Anglo-Scottish border, and adjacent to the A7 north to Edinburgh

It is ideally situated, in a beautiful rural location and only a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall; from Carlisle with its historic Castle and Cathedral; from the North Lakes; and from the sandy beaches of Southwest Scotland. It is perfectly situated for anglers, cyclists and walkers, or for those just planning to relax and get away from it all.

Salmon fishing on the Esk
The Border Esk  and its main tributary the Liddel, is a prime salmon and sea-trout river. We can organise daily or weekly permits, check availability for you on local private Beats adjacent to the house. Season tickets may also be available via the local Angling Club,  and Bill will be happy to advise on other Rivers in the Area such as the Eden, Annan, and Nith.

Detailed information on our local river can be found at

The local area is ideal for cycling, whether you are planning a leisurely tour of local byeways, or a high octane mountainbiking challenge, available at nearby Newcastleton, and other areas.

The Scottish Border towns are justly renowned for their Common Riding traditions and annual ceremonies, that draw thousands of visitors to the breathtaking sight of massed riders in full gallop. Nearby Langholm is no exception, and the local area offers a range of equestrian opportunities.

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We are located in an area of unspoilt natural beauty with walks to suit a range of abilities and interests, and nearby Langholm hosts an annual Walking Festival in May.

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Border Reivers
Byreburnfoot is located at the heart of an historic area known as The Debatable Lands, bounded by the rivers Liddel and Esk in the east and the River Sark in the west. For over three hundred years the area was effectively controlled by local families, or clans, such as the Armstrongs, Elliots and Grahams, who successfully resisted any attempt by the Scottish or English governments to impose their authority. In 1530, King James V took action against the lawless clans, imprisoning a number of local lairds, and hanging Johnnie Armstrong and thirty one others, although reiving was only finally crushed after the union of the crowns in 1603

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What our customers say:

"Wonderful stopover. Beautiful! Elegant! Hospitality! So good we came back again! "

Mr & Mrs H - Somerset, England