Your B&B Hosts
Bill and Loraine retired to Byreburnfoot House, a charming period property overlooking the Border Esk river and set in lovely gardens, which they are delighted to share with Wolsey Lodge guests.
Following a major refurbishment in 2006, the house opened as a luxury B&B. The stables and Garden Cottage were also converted into two self-catering units and offer stylish and modern self-contained luxury for those who prefer the privacy of their own temporary home. Both rooms and self-catering units are very popular with visiting anglers.
The house is quietly situated in a delightful spot, with views over the river, and lovely walks direct from the door.
Bill is a marvellous cook; guests can enjoy eggs from resident hens, homemade bread & preserves, while Dinners (available by prior arrangement) offer locally sourced produce and fruit & vegetables from the garden.
Dumfries & Galloway is a beautiful and undiscovered rural area, with many beaches and a mild climate. Canonbie, a pretty village on the Border Esk river, is just a mile from the Anglo-Scottish border, conveniently situated, and with good transport links, just off A7 and only 10 minutes from M6.
Canonbie is significant in Border Reiver history, and for 200 years was at the centre of the Debatable Land, a lawless area which swore allegiance to neither Scotland nor England!
Nearby Hermitage Castle, Carlisle Castle & Tullie House Museum are also worth a visit.
Cultural events include a major Arts festival in May, Spring Fling, and in common with many Border towns, there are Common Riding celebrations at Langholm each July.
The area is also popular for outdoor pursuits, walking & cycling, as well as riding, and Bill can offer advice about availability of salmon fishing.