Why Stay With Us?

About Your Stay

We hope that you like what you have seen of Kites Cottage so far and choose us for your holiday.  We have spent much time and care renovating what was an empty, part derelict cottage a few months ago to what you see today. The stunning views, whatever the weather, captivated us right from the beginning and we hope you can enjoy them too.

Find out more about staying at Kites Cottage.

Kites Cottage
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Getting to Us

A glance at the map and you can see how well placed Lockerbie is for all modes of transport. The planes are not far away and neither are the trains with Glasgow and  Edinburgh just an hour away. Carlisle is almost on the doorstep at just 20 minutes and you can catch a train to  Manchester Airport from Lockerbie.

Lockerbie Rail Station enjoys the benefits of free all day parking, and even if this is full, there is plenty of parking on the road.

As for cars, the main routes to all the cities are easily accessible, with both Glasgow and Carlisle an easy step onto and off the M74 and we’ve got plenty of off-road parking for when you arrive.

Sunrise at Burnswark Hill

Attractions Aplenty

The town of Lockerbie in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, could not be better located for those who want variety and plenty of places to explore.

From Kites Cottage Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are within easy reach either by car or train. The Solway Firth for some sea, walk the Annandale Way or mountain bike at 7 Stanes. All await you to explore.

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Kites Cottage earnt its name during the months of renovation. The Red Kites are frequent visitors, circling round, keeping an eye out down below. Joining them are plenty of Common Buzzards with their unmistakable cry.

Naturally, you can also see hares running in the fields and in the garden too. We have also been delighted to see Red Squirrel in the area as well.

Just keep your eyes peeled and your camera at the ready!

Red Kite, a frequently seen visitor at the Cottage