OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Luxury Farm Cottage - Garden, Games/Sun Lounge FREE golf passes for local course

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Lochmaben near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Peaceful Farm Location, 5 Minutes Drive To Amenities

A wonderful location in beautiful South West Scotland for a holiday to suit your individual needs. Whether you are looking for a family holiday or an intimate retreat, look no further than Laird House. Situated on a working sheep and beef farm there are plenty of opportunities to help out at certain times of year, including lambing time, and, with ponies to ride and free range goose, duck and hen eggs to collect, you will create memories of a carefree holiday. Laird House sits in an elevated position with stunning views over Annandale, from the Moffat Hills to the Solway Coast and beyond. Completed in 2009, the house is spacious and luxurious and fully accessible for disabled visitors with all rooms on the ground floor, including a family bedroom, with bunk beds if required, and a games area.

Angela Ross
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Angela Ross

We are a farming family who enjoy the countryside and the very many benefits of living and working in Dumfries and Galloway.

Our other passion is skiing and we have combined our ideal ski holiday destination with our holiday let experience for you also to enjoy.

Angela Ross purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Angela Ross chose Dumfries and Galloway

We are all born and bred in the local area and know every last square inch like the back of our hands. We cannot rate Dumfriesshire highly enough for visitors and can recommend days out to suit any age - all of which have been tried and tested by our own family first!

The cottage is a labour of love and has been converted from our old dairy. Most of the renovation work was done ourselves and we have some excellent testimonials from guests returning again and again.

What makes this cottage unique

Laird House is a mere 10 minute drive from the main M74 connecting England and Scotland. We are in a quiet rural location however the nearby town of Lochmaben (1 mile) has all the amenities you will ever need. Together with a bakers shop, post office, italian ice-cream cafe and greengrocers there is also the local sailing club, golf course, a few pubs and you will be within a 10 minute drive of many of the 7Stanes mountain bike trails. We could go on and on however check our website for more information.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    En suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • One en-suite with bath One family bathroom with large shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed and en-suite Bedroom 2 is a family room with double bed and adult sized bunks also with TV and DVD player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A wood burining stove allows for cosy nights in by the fire and the house also has under floor heating for instant warmth and a fully heated conservatory from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside in luxury. The conservatory doubles as a games room, complete with air hockey table and many other games for evening entertainment. The decor throughout the house is light and airy and creates a relaxed feel from the moment you walk through the door. The long tree lined avenue leading to the farm opens into an expanse of green fields, a working farm steading and Laird House itself, nestled not far from the main farmhouse. It sits within its own grounds and has its own private access with parking for two cars. The excellent disabled access allows guests to be independent and the enclosed garden is child friendly and safe. Outside: The private and secure garden is ideal for children and pets and includes a large sand pit. The raised patio area with furniture has stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is ideal for summer barbeques. Utility Room: Washing machine Tumble drier Clother airer Iorn and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Linen and towels are included in the price. A small welcome pack will be provided of local produce. The property is cleaned weekly. Other: There is a fully heated conservatory from which to view the uninterrupted stunning views. This also doubles as a games room with small pool/football table and family games.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Luxury Farm Cottage - Garden, Games/Sun Lounge FREE golf passes for local course
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in a great location. It really does have everything you could need which all makes it feel like home.

The sunroom and the views it affords is just stunning and even makes rainy times bearable.

Kids will love it here and there is plenty of safe space outside for them to play - the sandpit is a real draw!

If you like being close to nature but want the conveniences of a town to hand, this could be the accommodation for you as Dumfries is just a short car journey away.

I cannot recommend this place enough - love it!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words. We are just delighted that guests get to share in the views and the location that we are fortunate to experience every day.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Calgary Alberta Canada

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to explore the borderlands and Dumfries, Galloway areas of Scotland and stayed at the Laird House. Angie and Andy and their family so were so welcoming and helpful. The Laird house was a lovely spacious cottage in a quiet spot in the country, but close to amenities. The shower was excellent, lots of hot water! I would highly recommend this place to anyone coming to the south of Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw thank you. Let us know how the rest of your holidays go. Have fun x
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A lovely cottage with everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and beautifully laid out. Angie and her family made us feel very welcome. A lovely area to visit with great views and lots of places to visit. Although the highlight of the break for my 7 year old was feeding the horses, ducks and playing with the dogs on the farm!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw thank you for your lovely comments. Next time she will have to have a go on the pony as well as feed her. Hope to see you all again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

The Lairds House is a fantastic holiday cottage. We spent a lovely week there. The open plan living area is great and all with under floor heating, which was a brilliant area for our newly walking little boy. The kitchen has everything that you could possibly need. Both the bedrooms are very spacious and extremely comfortable. It was lovely to stay in a working farm and being able to go around the farm and see all the animals is brilliant. Overall this is a wonderful place to stay and the surrounding area is fantastic to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing Angie and Andy and family are very friendly helpful and amazing place to stay vey quiet and child friendly the views was beautiful we had a really great holiday and defently will be coming back this was our second stay can't wait come next year already booked thankyou for amazing holiday

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our 4th visit, 5th already booked for September 2015 and will then plan 2016 visits. House is just like the title but with the benefits of no ringing doorbells or telephone calls. The Location, views and surounding areas are all worth the visit alone. The new walkway around Castle Loch is worth a visit and also Dock Park in Dumfies. The Hightae Inn is well worth a visit for an excellent meal.

Lastly do not forget to watch the stars, according to Angie their is an App you an get on your I-Pad which names the stars when held up to the sky. Thanks to the Ross family for another excellent Holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Lockerbie, M74
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Hightae, Lochmaben
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Powfoot, Annan
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Many visitors enjoy feeding the poultry and collecting and eating the eggs from the farm. At certain times of year we have calves and lambs to feed. The farm ponies can also be ridden by arrangement.


There are many beaches along our Solway Coast, the nearest of which is Powfoot at 20 minutes drive by car.


Ideally located as a base for touring South West Scotland, Cumbria, the Lake District and the Borders you can find us just ten minutes from the main M74 moterway at Lockerbie. Although in a very accessible location, with all the necessary amenities within a five mile drive, Laird House has a distinctly rural, tranquil feel.

International airports at Glasgow, Prestwick and Newcastle can be found less than 2 hours' drive away.

Car essential.


Situated just off the main route west from the M74, Laird House is within extremely easy access of many local market towns including Lockerbie (four miles) and Dumfries (five miles) as well as the smaller towns of Lochmaben (one mile), Gretna, Annan and Moffat.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Short breaks can be accommodated outwith school holiday dates.
Please enquire for prices and availability.
We offer a returning discount and also a couples discount. Please discuss this at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday although this may be negotiable.
Short breaks available on enquiry outwith school holiday dates.

Notes on prices:
A 10% discount is given to couples staying outwith school holidays
A £20 discount is available for returning guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.