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Corlaw Cottage, Westerkirk, Langholm
2 Bedroom detached Cottage
Offers over £275,000

Key Features

  • Restored cottage
  • Sitting Room and Dining Room
  • Bathroom with roll top bath
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Various brick built outbuildings

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Well restored period Cottage in a uniquely beautiful valley location sitting in just over one acre of land with a meandering burn. The cottage has undergone sympathetic restoration within the last few years, including new hardwood windows and exterior doors, damp-proofing, timber treatment and many other modernisation works. Being in a remote situation, the property offers solitude and tranquillity, its nearest neighbour being a ten minute drive away. If you are looking for easy access to the shops, this property is not for you. If, however, you long for solitude, splendid views and ‘A thousand acres of Sky’, this could be exactly what you are looking for. The cottage benefits from multi-fuel central heating with mains electricity, BT land-lines and a gas supply by Calor Gas. The original gas lighting has been retained in the cottage as back-up lighting. Water supply is by a springwater outlet and the drainage is by private drainage system and septic tank.

Bentpath, the nearest village, is approximately six miles away and offers library services, a post office, a telephone box and a village hall. Further public services, including shops, banks and primary and secondary schools are available in Langholm, a small town twelve miles away. The County town of Dumfries and City of Carlisle are each approximately thirty miles distant.

A hardwood door with six glazed panels opens into the –

Entrance Hallway Wooden parquet flooring. Ceiling light. Double radiator with dust-guard. Ceiling access to loft area. Original pine ledge and brace doors off to Dining-room, Kitchen and the –

SITTING ROOM    13’4″ x 12’5″

Hardwood-framed case-and-sash mullion window with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Original-styled deep sill. The curtains and curtain rail are included in the sale. 1930s-style tiled open fireplace and hearth. Wooden skirtings. Double radiator with dust-guard. Two double power points. Two matching wall lights. Wall-mounted gas-light point. Ceiling light. Satellite t.v. point. Hardwood parquet flooring.

Returning to the Hallway, an original ledge and brace pine door leads to the –

KITCHEN     10’1″ x 6’4″

Hardwood-framed eight-pane window with views of surrounding countryside. The concertina window blinds are included in the sale. Wooden window sill. Stainless steel sink with double drainer and mixer tap. Wooden parquet flooring. Double radiator with dust-guard. Four-spot ceiling light fitting. Wall-mounted gas-light point. Gas cooker point. Two double power points.

Returning to the Hallway, a cottage ledge and brace pine door leads to the –


DINING-ROOM    16’4″ x 14’2″   at widest point

This is a large and very welcoming room – very much the heart of the house. Hardwood-framed case-and-sash mullion window with views to nearby hills. Original-styled deep sill. The curtains and rail are included in the sale. Multi-fuel stove which provides hot water and central heating. This stove is set on a quarry-tiled hearth and has a cast-iron surround and mantel. Wooden parquet flooring. Three wall-mounted gas-lights. Two double power points. Telephone point. Ceiling light. Pine ledge and brace doors to the front and inner hallways and the –

Rear Hallway Double radiator with dust-guard. Wooden parquet flooring. Wall-mounted cupboard housing the electricity meter and the change-over switch for the back-up generator supply. Please note that the generator is not included in the price, but may be available by separate negotiation. Ceiling light. Hardwood door with six glazed panels leads to the rear of the cottage. Pine ledge and brace doors to the wet room and the –

BATHROOM     6’10” x 5’11”

Hardwood-framed eight-pane window (lower half in frosted glass). The concertina window blind is included in the sale. Three-piece bathroom suite comprising w.c., cast-iron roll-top bath with ball-feet and washbowl set on a slate base with drawers below and with a decorative pebble mosaic splashback. Three-spot ceiling light fitting. Wall-mounted gas-light. Double radiator with dust-guard.

Returning to the rear hallway, a ledge and brace cottage door leads into the –

WET ROOM     6’9″ x 4’7″

Hardwood-framed four-pane window in frosted glass. Wall-mounted shower fitment. Slabbed flooring. Ceiling light fitting.

Returning to the dining-room, a pine original ledge and brace door leads to the –

Inner Hallway Hardwod-framed case-and-sash window with views of surrounding countryside. The curtains and rail are included in the sale. Understairs storage cupboard (with electric light and power point). Wooden parquet flooring and sealed wooden floorboards. Double radiator with dust-guard. Ceiling light.

Stairs, with centre runner and a wooden banister, lead to a mid-landing which has a wall-mounted gas-light. Further stairs lead to the –

Upper Landing Cast-iron skylight. Sealed wooden floor. Double radiator with dust-guard. Doors off to two bedrooms.

BEDROOM  1     16’8″ x 13’9″

Hardwood-framed case-and-sash window with wonderful views of nearby forests. Deep window sill. The curtains and rail are included in the sale. Built-in airing cupboard housing water tanks and central heating controls. Coombed ceiling. Wall-mounted gas-light point. Ceiling access to the loft area. Sealed wooden floor. Long double radiator with dust-guard. One double power point. Ceiling light.

BEDROOM 2    14′ x 12’11”

Hardwood-framed case-and-sash window with views of surrounding countryside. Original-styled deep sill. Coombed ceiling. Sealed wooden floor. Double radiator with dust-guard. Four double power points. Second-line telephone point. Ceiling access to loft area. Ceiling light. Wall-mounted gas-light.


The garden ground of just over one acre is bounded by drystone dyking. Within this boundary is a large vegetable plot and grassed paddock areas, all currently left to grow wild, which encourages an abundance of wildlife.

Outbuildings at the side and rear of the Cottage comprise: – a large stone-built corrugated-roofed Shed suitable for a vehicle or for storing fuel; a small brick-built slate-roofed Shed with a small brick-built animal Shed backing onto it; and a brick-built Shed currently used to house the generator. Built on to the back elevation of the house is a brick-built laundry outhouse, with a hardwood four-pane window, electric lighting and which has plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is a further stone-built animal Shed with corrugated roofing.

Outside light at front, side and rear of the property (not sensor).
(to Bentpath) From Lockerbie, take the Boreland (B723) road. Follow this road to Eskdalemuir where the Church will be on your left-hand side. Turn right at the Church and follow the B709 road (including over a narrow bridge) for some eight miles. Cross over a further narrow bridge and follow the road round to the left until entering ‘Bentpath’. Travel until the first turning on the left and the village hall is some one hundred yards down this road on the left-hand side. The distance from this further narrow bridge to Bentpath village hall is approximately two miles.

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2. These Sale Particulars are prepared for guidance only and, while every care has been taken in their presentation, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

3. Prospective purchasers should note that only parties who have noted interest through their Solicitor will be notified of developments, such as the fixing of a closing date for offers.

Henderson & Mackay have prepared these particulars with care. We, as agents, have not tested any structures, equipment, appliances, heritable fixtures, fittings, systems or services (gas, electrical or otherwise) and therefore cannot verify that they are sound, in working order or fit for their purpose. Prospective purchasers are advised to have all matters critical to their needs verified by their solicitor, surveyor or other appropriate advisor.

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