The Heronry

ID: S89850

  • Bedrooms 1
  • ・ Sleeps 2
  • ・ Pets No

Snaptrip says

The Heronry is consistently praised for its stunning views, peaceful setting, and welcoming hosts. Guests are delighted by the extra touches and the property's cleanliness. The location is ideal for exploring local attractions, and the accommodation offers a comfortable and relaxing retreat with a private hot tub and wildlife watching opportunities.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Reviews frequently mention the property being clean and tidy, indicating high standards of cleanliness. There is only one mention of a cleanliness issue related to a bathroom fan, but this appears to be an isolated incident.

The property is commended for its peaceful and scenic location, with easy access to local attractions. However, a few guests noted it is not within walking distance to pubs or shops, which slightly impacts the score.

Guests find the property very comfortable, with several positive comments about the relaxing environment and the views from the rooms. There is a single mention of a soft mattress, but overall, comfort levels are rated highly.

The facilities, including the hot tub and honesty box, are well-received. Some guests mention the need for minor maintenance and updates, which suggests room for improvement in this category.

Many guests appreciate the thoughtful gestures, such as welcome treats and helpful advice. While these gifts enhance the experience, it is important to note that such personal touches, though common, are not guaranteed for every stay.

About this property

For the ideal blend of romantic country cottage and contemporary style, the Heronry, which is just 3 miles drive from Longtown close to the Lake District and the beautiful Scottish Borders and within striking distance of Carlisle, Hadrian's Wall and Gretna Green, marries contemporary luxury with period charm.

Perfect for a couple who want to spend some quality time together or to celebrate a very special occasion, this lovely property is situated in the courtyard of the owner's Grade II listed mill house. This truly is a fabulous romantic getaway at any time of year.

Heronry Cottage is a single storey barn conversion that has been beautifully finished to an extremely high standard, with underfloor heating throughout and floor to ceiling windows at the rear overlooking the beck. The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area has lovely views over the beck - all the better to see the heron who is a frequent visitor - and is lavishly furnished. The kitchen is luxuriously appointed with everything you need to produce gourmet meals using the superb local produce. The super king size bedroom has a fantastic floor to ceiling picture window and a chaise longue to take in the views, while the en-suite bathroom definitely has the wow factor with a stand alone bath and a picture window for luxurious bathing. The Heronry has all the luxury of a boutique hotel with the seclusion of a private residence.

There's a patio with seating at the front of the cottage and a further seating area down by Carwinley Beck, where you can observe the local birds and wildlife in this peaceful and tranquil spot. At night this area is illuminated, creating a fabulous spot for an evening drink after a busy day sightseeing. For the ultimate in relaxation, there's also a private hot tub available for your use. The Heronry also has private parking to the front of the property.

There are restaurants, pubs and shops in the picturesque village of Longtown just 3 miles away. The world famous border town of Gretna Green is just 6 miles away and no romantic break would be complete without a visit to the famous Blacksmith's Shop, now a chic dining and shopping destination.

This area of Cumbria is ideal for an exploration of the Lake District, Scottish Borders, the stunning Solway coast and Hadrian's Wall. The historic city of Carlisle is fascinating with its castle and cathedral, while Ullswater - the most romantic of the lakes - is less than an hour's drive away. Enjoy a cruise on one of the famous steamers or take a visit to the stunning waterfall Aira Force.

Whether you choose to relax and recharge in luxury at the Heronry, or venture further afield, this is the ideal getaway for a romantic weekend or to celebrate that special occasion whatever the time of year.

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast aonb, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines aonb and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from.


All ground floor: 1 x super king size bedroom with en-suite with a stand alone bath, double shower cubicle, hand basins and WC.

Open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

Underfloor heating.

Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, freeview TVs and DVDs in living area and bedroom, hot tub.

Electricity included.

Bed linen, towels, dressing gowns supplied.

Welcome pack on arrival.

Wifi available.Off road parking.

Patio area with seating, further seating area with lighting by the beck.

Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Shops, pubs and restaurants at 3 miles.

Note: please let owners know if you will be celebrating a special occasion at the Heronry.

Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.

Nearby points of interest

  • Solway Aviation Museum
  • Annandale Distillery
  • Carlisle Cathedral

Reviews (72)

  • Chloe

    Me and my partner stayed for 2 nights. The property does have wifi and is working but be aware that there is no phone signal within the property unless you leave the grounds and travel up the road. The scenery around is just gorgeous and the hot tub on a nighttime is magical. Overall the property was clean but we did have a problem with ants during our stay resulting in us having to spend time trying to get rid of them but could be seasonal.

  • Paul

    So peaceful just what we wanted would definitely recommend

  • Jamie

    Gorgeous setting by the river and the windows set the view off beautifully. The location is perfect for heading out to explore and only a short drive away from lots of lovely walks in Scotland.

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