Byreburnfoot House is situated on the east bank of the Border Esk 1 mile north of Canonbie. The elevated rural location is particularly scenic with views across the river to farmland beyond. The house is in a sheltered private location …
Byreburnfoot House is situated on the east bank of the Border Esk 1 mile north of Canonbie. The elevated rural location is particularly scenic with views across the river to farmland beyond. The house is in a sheltered private location with surrounding beech hedges together with mature woodland on the slope to the rear of the house.
Byrnburnfoot House is within close proximity to M6/M74/ and the West Coast mainline giving good road & rail transport links north and south.
Canonbie is a charming village on the Border Esk river only a mile from the border with England and is steeped in history. It benefits from an excellent primary school and lies in the catchment for Langholm Academy for secondary level education (6 miles).
Local amenities include a Health Centre, Post Office/convenience store, village hall, recreation ground, church, hairdresser and hotel.
The river is well known for salmon and sea trout angling, and attracts many fishing visitors. A local angling club offers annual membership at a modest cost.
Around 14 miles distant, Carlisle is the nearest cultural, commercial and industrial centre for the area and the M6/M74 motorway is nearby. Carlisle has good rail links to London (3.5 hrs), Glasgow (1hr) via the West Coast Main Line and to Edinburgh (1hr 15m). Carlisle airport also recently reintroduced passenger flights to London-Southend, Belfast and Dublin.
Byreburnfoot House is an attractive period property that has been sympathetically modernised and upgraded in recent years to provide a generous family home with 3 additional properties offering flexibility and potential for a “lifestyle” hospitality business.
The generously proportioned accommodation is in good order through.
Currently a successful Wolsey Lodge B&B
Three adjacent cottages converted in 2011. Two are currently used as holiday accommodation with good occupancy rates
Surrounding mature garden and grounds
All four properties are fully double-glazed, have oil fired central heating and multi-fuel stoves. The property has a total of twelve bedrooms, including four in the main house.
The original south-west facing steading sits apart from the main house and was converted into three well-appointed properties in 2011. One property is in use as a “granny annexe” while the other two currently provide seasonal income from holiday lets.
The main house, built in 1850, was originally the residence of the Head Forester for the Eskdale Estates of the Duke of Buccleuch. An exceptionally attractive property with bright and generous rooms, the house is of sandstone construction under a slate roof and boasts elaborate and attractive carved fascia. Period features include working shutters, window seats and decorative plasterwork. The house has a southerly aspect, making the most of
marvellous views over the Border Esk and the formal garden, and is approached via a gravelled sweep.
The steading cottages enjoy south-facing views across the gardens and do not impinge on the privacy of the main house, having separate access from the public road and parking as well as designated garden space.
The gardens and grounds of Byreburnfoot extend to around 1.25 acres and comprise a mix of both formal and informal gardens. The formal garden is mature and well stocked and lies mainly to the front of the house. It consists of lawns, decorative borders, a small orchard and a vegetable garden, divided by beech hedging and gravel paths. There is ample parking.
A further driveway provides access to the North of the main house. Surrounding the property and providing a degree of protection and privacy are mature trees and hedges including some interesting specimen trees which may date back to the garden’s origins.
The accommodation comprises;
Entrance porch with pitched slate roof, reception hall with stairway to upper floor, exceptionally large dual aspect drawing room with window seats, working shutters, multi-fuel stove, dining room with window seat, sitting room with French doors to garden and multifuel stove, office, kitchen with dining space and range cooker, utility room with boiler, rear cloakroom with shower, rear hall and rear porch.
Landing, principle bedroom suite comprising sitting area & storage, double bedroom and full bathroom. Two further double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms & river views, 4th double bedroom, family bathroom.
Former Steading, comprising:
Reception hall, kitchen with integrated appliances and dining area with French doors to front, spacious sitting room with multi-fuel stove, shower room, boiler/drying room.
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and private balcony, 2 further double bedrooms.
Ramped access. Open plan kitchen with integrated appliances/dining/sitting room with multi-fuel stove, double bedroom, generous shower room, separate boiler room/laundry.
Double bedroom, single bedroom, store cupboard.
Reception hall, open plan kitchen/dining room with French doors to patio, sitting room with window seat & multi-fuel stove, double bedroom, shower room, utility room.
Hall with door to rear patio, double bedroom, generous dressing room/store, family bathroom.
Laundry/utility room with workshop. Two large timber storage sheds. Greenhouse and summer house with power
(Further garage and sheds on site of adjacent
two acre paddock. The paddock is currently
on a long-term annual lease from Buccleuch