The Old



The enchanting

Meggat Valley





Dumfries & Galloway
DG13 0NN
United Kingdom

The Old Schoolhouse

£650 /week

  • No Hidden
  • Open year round


Double-glazed &
centrally heated

up to 4

Situated on a
working hill farm

log fire

Cottage Overview

Charming 18th century stone-built cottage

Beautifully restored in 2011

Situated on a working hill farm

Attractive contemporary interior

Double-glazed and centrally heated throughout

Open log fire

Sleeps 4

Enchanting and secluded rural location


Originally built in 1794, The Old Schoolhouse has been beautifully restored to provide an enchanting self-catering holiday cottage combining 18th century character with 21st century style and comfort. The Old Schoolhouse is situated close to the sparkling Meggat Water which flows into the River Esk, and is surrounded by some of the finest upland scenery in Southern Scotland. The original local stone and slate roof construction of the cottage has been retained, while the interior has been thoughtfully converted to provide accommodation of an exceptionally high standard.

The spacious kitchen/dining area is well-equipped with all appliances fully integrated within hand-crafted units and solid beech worktops. The kitchen leads into the south facing sitting room which is furnished with large comfortable chairs around a traditional open log fire, and solid oak furniture. There is a flat screen television, DVD player and good selection of DVDs. Books, maps and leaflets of local places of interest are provided. Most guests appreciate that there is no internet and no mobile phone reception. A landline phone is provided for the use of guests.

A passage leads from the kitchen area to two warm double bedrooms and the stone-tiled wet room. There is an additional cloakroom and small utility room. The emphasis is on comfort, with quality soft furnishings, bed linen and luxurious towels provided. There are fitted carpets and tiled floors throughout. Framed prints on the walls are by local artists.

The parking area and garden are enclosed and there is a paved sitting area with garden furniture. Views from the cottage are of rolling unspoilt hills and grazing sheep.

Customer Comments

"Wow! What an amazing place. Opening the curtains in the morning is like unveiling God’s masterpiece.


The Old Schoolhouse at Glendinning is the perfect retreat. The cottage is kitted out to the highest standard and has a real homely feel. The open fire makes the living room feel cosy especially in the colder months. I adored my stay at the Old Schoolhouse and my many stays at Jamestown just down the river. I cannot wait to return again. This place is perfect for those who want to disconnect from the outside world for a while and just relax.


From the South - Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 44 and take the A7 north to Langholm. Before leaving Langholm turn left onto the B709. After 5 miles turn right into the village of Bentpath, cross the bridge and turn left. After 1 mile bear right and continue up the Meggat Water for approximately 3 miles. The Old Schoolhouse is on the right side of the road 600 metres after Megdale farm on the left.

From the north - Follow the A7 south through Hawick to Langholm. Turn right in Langholm onto the B709, and then continue as above.

From the West - Leave the M74 at Lockerbie and take the B7068 eastwards to Langholm. At Langholm turn left at The Buccleuch Centre onto the B709, and then continue as above.

Contact Details

Lorraine Luescher

DG13 0NN

Telephone: 013873 70606


Booking Terms

Rental period
Weekly bookings normally commence on a Saturday. Alternative start dates and short breaks can be arranged subject to availability - please enquire.

Arrival and departure times
Occupancy is from 4.00pm on the day of arrival until 10.00am on the day of departure

Rates are from £575 per week depending on season and number in party.
Rates for Christmas, New Year, special events and short breaks are available on request.
Rates are inclusive of VAT, bed linen, towels, electricity, heating and logs for the fire. Essential cleaning materials and toiletries are also provided at no additional cost.

Confirmation of bookings
All bookings are provisional until confirmed by phone or email. Bookings can be made online or by completion of a booking form.

Download Jamestown Cottage booking form

Download The Old Schoolhouse booking form

A deposit of £150 per week is payable to secure a booking. The balance of payment is due 28 days prior to arrival.

In the event of cancellation we regret that no refund will be given unless the cottage can be re-let. It is recommended that customers purchase cancellation insurance. In the event that we cancel your holiday for reasons beyond our control a full refund will be given.

Owner Access
The owner reserves the right to enter the properties for maintenance or other reasons.

Sub-letting is not permitted. Number of occupants must not exceed the number indicated at time of booking.

Guests are responsible for any damage caused to furnishings, fittings and equipment that occurs during their stay and a charge will be made for any such damage. Guests are asked to treat the cottages with respect and to report any breakages or maintenance issues. The cottages must be left clean and tidy. Waste for recycling must be removed from the cottages at the end of your holiday.

Due to the remote location there is no internet and no mobile phone reception at the cottages. A landline is available for use by guests. Money should be left to cover phone calls.

Dogs, cats and other pets cannot be accommodated at the cottages.

Smoking is not permitted in the cottages.

Breach of Terms and Conditions
If you are asked to leave due to breach of these Terms and Conditions, no refund will be made.

  1. At Glendinning Farm Cottages we are unable to accept pets.
  2. There is no internet/mobile phone reception (a landline is provided in each cottage)

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