An exceptional late Victorian house set in magnificent gardens and grounds

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The house is set amongst exceptional mature grounds which provide a secluded, private setting for the property.

Erkinholme House is a magnificent Victorian property which occupies an elevated position above and overlooking the town of Langholm.The house has an interesting history and was built for a local mill owner, Alexander Scott, in about 1884. Alexander Scott owned Waverley Mills in Langholm which later became the Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

The house is a hugely impressive, which has extensive accommodation arranged over ground, first and second floors, extending to approximately 12,413 sq ft. The architecture is most attractive, with two symmetrical façades to the front and sides. The principal elevation faces west with a pillared central doorway flanked by bay windows to either side.

The property has exceptional interiors, with generously proportioned reception rooms, accompanied by some exceptional period features, including a large domed cupola over the galleried landing, decorative plasterwork, and exquisite woodwork and inlay decorating the mantelpieces and surrounds in both the drawing room and sitting room.

There is also a wonderful combination of period and contemporary, with a wonderful Victorian conservatory off the sitting room and in the former billiard room adjacent, a superb cinema room has been created. The kitchen has a traditional style and benefits from an Aga and there is an excellent range of ancilliary accommodation. A cellar provides excellent storage space and houses the gas fired central heating boiler and there is also a lift covering the ground to second floors.

The bedroom accommodation is arranged on the first and second floors. The principal bedrooms are around the galleried landing on the first floor above the reception hall. These include a master bedroom with a dressing room and shower room adjacent, six further bedrooms, three bathrooms, a WC and a sewing room.

The second floor provides extensive further accommodation, which could be used as a self-contained flat. There is a kitchen, a shower room, a WC and up to five bedrooms, depending on use. This is accessed by two separate stairs, or by the lift.

This property has 5.06 acres of land.


Garden and Grounds

Erkinholme House is approached through wrought iron gates by a tree lined tarmac drive which leads to a parking and turning area adjacent to the house. The house is set in beautiful, mature gardens which extend to about 5.06 acres. There is an extensive lawn to the south of the house, below which is a bank of rhododendrons with an impressive stone stairway, which has steps leading down to the drive.

Above the lawn, a bank with more rhododendrons leads up to delightful mature mixed woodland, in which walks can be enjoyed.

To the north of the house is a wonderful enclosed, south facing garden, with a stone wall and iron railing fence around. There is a wooden pergola in the centre and a variety of fruit trees, shrub beds and herbaceous borders. The property benefits from some excellent outbuildings which include a potting shed, a greenhouse, storage sheds with a WC and a garage.


Erkinholme is situated on the edge of Langholm, known colloquially as ‘The Muckle Toon’. The town benefits from a good range of local facilities with a primary and secondary school, a Co-op supermarket and a good range of local shops, restaurants and services. There is also a sports centre, a 9-hole golf course and the very popular and highly rated Buccleuch Centre.

The A7 provides good access north to Edinburgh (73 miles) and south to Carlisle (17miles), where it links in with the motorway network, the M6 heading south down the west of England and the M74 heading north to Glasgow. Carlisle has a railway station and a wide range of services including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Lidl supermarkets. From Langholm, the X95 bus provides a service north to Edinburgh and south to Carlisle. Airports for domestic and international travel are easily accessed from Erkinholme, including Carlisle (22.1 miles), Newcastle (68.5 miles), Edinburgh (79.3 miles), and Manchester (148 miles).

The surrounding Border countryside is magnificent and provides a wealth of outdoor pursuits, including shooting, fishing on the nearby Border Esk, walking, cycling and there is a strong equestrian tradition in the area known as Common Riding. This takes place annually in Langholm on the last Friday in July.


If coming from the south, from Carlisle take the A7 north to Langholm. Continue through the town and turn right up the hill into Drove Road which is on the right hand side opposite a park. The road rises and turns sharp right. The entrance to Erkinholme will be seen on the left. From the north, take the A7 south through Galashiels, Selkirk and Hawick and continue to Langholm. Immediately after entering Langholm turn sharp left into Drove Road which is opposite a park. The road rises and turns sharp right. The entrance to Erkinholme will be seen on the left.

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Other features

  • Mature gardens
  • Grounds extending circa 5.06 acres
  • Stunning views
  • Woodland
  • An exceptional late Victorian property
  • 9-bedrooms
  • Garage
  • Outbuildings

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Drove Road Langholm Dumfriesshire DG13

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Drove Road Langholm Dumfriesshire DG13

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