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Carik Cottage in southern Scotland

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Bed and Breakfast
Welcome Host & Scotland's Best certificate
Non Smoking


STB 4 stars

Mrs Cecilia Hislop
Carik Cottage
Dumfriesshire DG11 3EU
Tel/Fax: 01461 600652

Welcome Host
Carik Cottage is a converted byre set in the picturesque village of Waterbeck only 3 miles from Junction 20 of the M74, less than 10 miles from Lockerbie and 20 from Dumfries.

We are an ideal base for touring South Scotland with many places of interest to visit. Alternatively we are conveniently located for a stop between Scotland and England.



The 2 comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms both have central heating and tea/coffee making facilities:
1 Double/Twin with En-suite
1 Single with Private Bathroom

Bed & Breakfast per person per night: £25 - £28
including a full traditional breakfast.

There is a Residents' Lounge with colour TV.

Ample private parking.

We are open from March to November.

cattle photo During the summer months
you can see our small herd
of Belted Galloway cattle just on the door step.

Things to see and do in Dumfries and Galloway

The area has various places of interest. Here is a just sample of some of the local attractions and there are many more.

  • Gretna Green - the world famous Blacksmith's shops, where romantic runaway marriages were forged in past times. Still very popular for weddings today with over 2500 a year. Made even more popular with the BBC television programme 'Love Town'.
  • The Southern Upland Way coast to coast long distance footpath stretches miles from Portpatrick in the west to Berwick in the east.
  • A picturesque run takes you to Eskdalemuir where just beyond the village you can visit the only Buddhist temple in Britain - the Tibetan Samye Lung centre which was established in 1967.
  • The whole area has many connections with Robert Burns - Ellisland Farm where he lived in 1788 and at Dumfries where he died in 1796, are just a few. Amongst the works written in the area were The Selkirk Grace, Tam O' Shanter and Scots Wha Hae.
  • Nearby Moffat is always popular with visitors, and is often winner of the best kept village in the 'Britain in Bloom' Awards. It has a fine park with a boating pond. North of Moffat is the Devil's Beef Tub a large natural valley where the Border Reivers hid their stolen cattle. East of Moffat up the beautiful Moffat Water you can see the Grey Mares Tail a spectacular 200ft waterfall.
  • There are lots of golf courses in the area - Langholm, Powfoot, Lockerbie, Lochmaben are just a few.
  • Burnswark Hill whose flat top can be seen for miles has the remains of two Roman camps. A short walk to the summit can give you, on a clear day, a view over Annandale to the Cumbria Hills.
  • There are many Castles in the area - Comlongon, Hoddam, Caerlaverock (which has one of the best wildfowl reserves), also the picturesque Sweetheart Abbey, and the ruins of Lochmaben, the one time seat of Robert the Bruce are all within a short drive.


Distances in miles (approx.)
from Waterbeck
Gretna Green

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Just 3 miles off the A74(M), take Exit 20 towards Eaglesfield (B722). At the far end of Eaglesfield (opposite the post office) turn left towards Waterbeck. Carik Cottage faces you as you arrive in Waterbeck.

To check availability or request more information,
please email us direct at
or phone +44 (0)1461 600652

Rooms are ready after 4pm. If you would like to arrive earlier, please let us know.
We look forward to welcoming you to Carik Cottage!

External link:
Virtual Dumfries and Galloway



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