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  • VisitEngland 4 to 5 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • VisitEngland Families Welcome
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 2 units £721-£1545 pupw sleeps 4-10

Brackenhill Tower

Brackenhill Tower

Brackenhill Tower


This former Clan Graham stronghold now offers luxurious self catering accommodation combined with the character of authentic 16th century castle living. The tower stands in its own grounds with ample parking facilities and acres of landscaped gardens. The tower house sleeps 10 people and the adjoining Jacobean cottage sleeps 6 people. Brackenhill Tower is unique as being the only Scottish peel towel standing now on Scottish soil.
The tower was reconstructed in 1584 and Jacobean cottage around 1717, sadly both became ruious and in danger of total collapse. In 2002 restoration began and was completed in 2010.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.


c/o Cove Farm,
Cove Estate,
Kirkpatrick Fleming,
Dumfries & Galloway,
DG13 3AT


Brackenhill Estates,
Near Longtown,


Plan route to Brackenhill Tower and Jacobean Cottage using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 444696  Lat: 55.01781 Long: -2.87107

Brackenhill is located 3 miles east of Longtown, approximately 10 miles north of the city of Carlisle.

From the north (A7)
1.Turn left at Grahams Arms in centre of Longtown, 1st right turn after national speed limit signs, signed "Shankhill".
2.After approximately 3 miles, turn right 50 yards after entrance to Brackenhill Farm.
3.Entrance through ornate black gate and castleted pilars.

From the south (A7)
1.Turn right at Grahams Arms in centre of Longtown, then follow above.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • garden

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available in kitchen


Spiral staircase in the tower.

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