Byreburnfoot House

Hugging the bank of the Esk is this beautiful, comfortable and immaculate home…

Crafted from sandstone and tucked away down a gravelled drive is this Victorian forester’s house set in 1.5 acres of well-stocked gardens. This luxury riverside bed and breakfast offers a great base, not only for keen fly fishers but also for anyone wanting to explore or relax in the lovely Scottish Borders.

Hearty breakfasts include home baked bread, eggs from resident hens and homemade preserves. Delicious dinners are available for visitors by arrangement, superb cooking and produce from their organic vegetable garden, homegrown fruit as well as locally sourced meat and fish.

The interior is stylishly furnished with a mix of contemporary elegance and interesting antiques and there are three guest bedrooms, each with en-suite or private facilities. Every bedroom overlooks the beautiful gardens or the river and is comfortably furnished with fine linens, luxury toiletries and all mod cons one would expect in such a fabulous home.

Fancy a spot of trout or prime salmon fishing (April-October)? Ask your hosts, who will happily provide you with all the equipment, arrange trips and permits. Bill is an expert fisherman himself and is more than happy to share a few of his best tips!

The Stables & Garden Cottage

The Stables is one of two luxury holiday cottages, both of which have retained their buildings original charm. An attractive reception hall greets you as you enter The Stables, complete with a large living room with a solid oak floor, wood burning stove and flat screen TV.

The spacious open plan kitchen is fully equipped, as well as home to the French doors which lead to the private garden. Located upstairs is the spacious master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom and its own private deck. Whilst the other two rooms house double bedrooms, one of which can be configured as two single beds upon request.

There is ample private on-site parking and the garden area to the front of the property is equipped with garden furniture and BBQ.

The Garden Cottage's roots can be traced back to 1850. As was tradition it is built of sandstone with a slate roof, which contrasts nicely with the range of modern comforts that grace its interiors.

The master bedroom is located on the ground floor, making this ideal for those with mobility issues. There is a large open plan living room and kitchen and a separate laundry/drying room adjoining the cottage. Two further bedrooms can be found at the top of the spiral staircase. One is a double the other is a single bedroom, both of which have combed ceilings. 

There is a private patio to the front, with garden furniture and a BBQ for those sunny days. The south-facing views overlook an orchard, the gardens and on a clear day the Esk Valley.

Kitchen: Oven, Hob, Kettle, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Washer Dryer (The Stables), Separate Laundry/Drying Room (Garden Cottage) TV/DVD, Hairdryer, Wood Burning Stove, Garden, Patio Travel Cot & High Chair (On Request)

The Stables
1 King 2 Double beds
Bathrooms: 1 Private bathroom, 1 En Suite

Garden Cottage
Bedrooms: 2 Double beds, 1 Single
Bathrooms: 1 Private bathroom

Parking, Wifi, Welcome Pack, Bedroom on ground floor (Garden Cottage Only)

Your B&B Hosts

Bill and Loraine bought Byreburnfoot House on retirement in 2006 and after completely refurbishing it, opened it as a luxury B&B which they love to share with their Wolsey Lodge guests. In 2016 their son Jamie and daughter-in-law Lauren took over the day to day duties with Bill and Loraine stepping back into and maintenance chief and head gardener positions! Jamie and Lauren are keen cooks with a background in hospitality and take great pleasure in welcoming guests to Byreburnfoot House


Dumfries & Galloway offers much to see and do as well as being a convenient place to break a long journey north or south. Nearby events include the D&G Spring Fling and Common Riding at Langholm. For the history buffs, don’t miss out on the Hermitage Castle, Carlisle Castle, Abbotsford House and Tullie House Museum. There are also great walking and cycling, fishing, golf and many beautiful gardens, not forgetting museums, farm parks, activity centres and stately homes, there is something here for all ages and interests.


Open all year

Payment Options

Facilities & Services

Contact Information

Jamien& Lauren Napier
Byreburnfoot House
Byreburnfoot House, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG14 0XB, Scotland

Tel: 01387 371209 or 07764 194901


Room Rate, based on 2 people sharing inclusive of breakfast
2 King Size (5') B&B Rooms (en suite) £110
1 Super King (6')/Twin B&B Room (private) £110
Single Occupancy £70

Dinner (3 courses) £30
By prior arrangement

Self Catering 
The Stables, up to 6 people
Weekly Rate, £575-795
Short Breaks, £425-450
4 nights midweek (Mon-Thurs)
3 nights weekend (Fri-Sun)

Garden Cottage, up to 5 people
Weekly Rate, £475-595
Short Breaks, £350-375
4 nights midweek (Mon-Thurs)
3 nights weekend (Fri-Sun)

Please Note: Short breaks are ONLY available in Low Season (Nov – Apr)