Self-catering rural retreat for rent for 12 / 14 a short distance from motorway links near Gretna Green

Bedrooms: 5 Sleeps: 12 Bathroom: 2 Pets welcome

Wysebyside is a detached villa sitting in its own grounds which include a private walled garden. The property accommodates up to 12 people in 5 bedrooms (+ 2 on sofa bed) which all have different configurations. It is well linked to the M74 and M8 linking Scotland with England. From here you can explore the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, the Lakes and the Solway coast in Dumfriesshire. The nearest railway stations are Carlisle and Lockerbie.


Wysebyside holiday house, Kirtlebridge, Dumfries and Galloway

Wysebyside is a rural retreat ideal for families and friends to get together in a beautiful location. It is ideal for hosting wedding parties and or a small wedding given its proximity to Gretna (6 miles). The house is large with good sized rooms. Modern appliances and equipment in the kitchen make it a great place to prepare food. The private walled garden offers discerning guests a private space for a glass of wine or another tipple in the summer nights. There is an outdoor bbq.

Wysebyside house

Sometimes there are sheep and deer wandering freely around the garden. The villages of Annan, Lockerbie and Gretna are close by. Gretna being well known for its Gateway Outlet Centre and weddings. Dumfries, home of Robbie Burns is Ideally located for exploring the Solway coast, historic Roman settlements in Northumberland.

Dumfries is the largest town in South West Scotland. Robbie Burns who wrote Auld Lang Syne once lived there and there is a museum. Carlisle is a 30 minute drive, with many historic attractions including a castle.

Moat Brae the National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling and the inspiration for J M Barrie's Peter Pan is 22 miles. Sweetheart Abbey is 28 miles. Drumlanrig Castle is 40 miles away, the magnificent Pink Palace and its world class art collection are well worth a visit. Time your visit to watch some carriage driving the fast and exciting sport in which competitors drive horse drawn open carriages. Main west coast train line stations, Carlisle and Lockerbie. Smaller, closer stations are Annan and Gretna.

Wysebyside really is a spacious, wonderfully positioned large house with tremendous outdoor space. Magical experience for children in the garden. Close enough to get taxi to wedding in Gretna. Excellent for anyone wanting to experience the Scottish countryside or get together in a large group.

  • Sleeps - 12/14 guests
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double & 1 single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double & 1 set bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king size bed
  • Living room - 1 sofa bed
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath
  • Downstairs shower room
  • Downstairs WC
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • High chair available
  • Central heating
  • Open fire
  • Books & board games
  • Highchair
  • Garden furniture
  • private walled garden
  • BBQ
  • Dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Off road secure parking
  • Gretna – 6 miles
  • Carlisle Station – 16 miles
  • Lockerbie Station – 10 miles
  • Newcastle Airport – 88 miles
  • Kielder Forest Park – 38 miles
  • Solway Coast – 38 miles
  • Golf (Lockerbie) – 10 miles
  • Galloway Forest Park – 45 miles
  • Pub - The Village Inn in Kirtlebridge
  • There is a range of pubs and eateries in Lockerbie
  • Tesco Superstore (Carlisle) – 17 miles
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Open fire dining tables seats 12-14


Special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries, stag and hen weekends wouLd enjoy the comfortable flexible accommodation at Wysebyside. Families and groups looking for a rural retreat with outdoor holiday activities such as golf, fishing, walking, cycling will be well entertained and its close proximity to Gretna Green makes it a perfect choice for wedding parties.

The house is large with good sized elegant rooms and peaceful rural setting with private walled garden. Modern appliances and equipment in the kitchen make it a great place to prepare food, The Aga adds the country feel, but there is also an electric oven and microwave making self-catering as easy as possible! The dining room seats 14 guests at a large dining table. The sitting room is comfortably furnished with sofas and arm chairs, big bay windows, TV and cosy and open fire.

The master bedroom has a four poster bed. one family room sleeps 4, another sleeps 3, while the others offer a king size bed, a single bedroom and a twin bedroom. TThe master bedroom has a four poster bed, with traditional furnishing and double aspect windows over the gardens and beyond. Upstairs there is a shared bathroom with bath. Downstairs there is a shower room and a separate WC.

The private walled garden offers discerning guests a private space for a glass of wine or another tipple in the summer nights. There is an outdoor bbq.

There is use of a set of binoculars and plenty of reading material and board games.


Located just off the M74 Kirtlebridge is about 16 miles north of Carlisle and 10 miles south of Lockerbie. Gretna is 6 miles away and Dumfries is 20 miles.

The nearest airport is Newcastle.

What's included:

All linen, towels and heating are included.

Cost and availability:

Minimum of 2 night stay. Dogs £20 per stay per dog

Change over day is any day, check in after 2pm check out by 10am

Stays of 2 nights or longer are available

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Wysebyside self-catering holiady house, Kirtlebridge, Dumfries and Galloway

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Wonderful Scottish Borders village near Gretna Green, pet friendly holiday house.

Wysebyside is easily accessible to the motorway M6 and A74 making it an easy stop off for those traveling to Scotland from England or vice versa.