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 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.

01387 371 209


Open all year

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Contact Information

Bill & Loraine Frew
Byreburnfoot House
Byreburnfoot House, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway, DG14 0XB, Scotland

Tel: 01387 371 209
Mob: 07764 194901


Room Rate, based on 2 people sharing inclusive of breakfast
2 King Size (5') B&B Rooms (en suite) £120
1 Super King (6')/Twin B&B Room (private) £120
Single Occupancy £80

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)