A traditional friendly welcome awaits you at our family home, Barrasgate House Bed and Breakfast, Gretna Green, a converted farm croft re-built at the turn of the nineteenth century.
The proprietors, Joan and Alan Graham, aim to ensure that their guests have a relaxing stay in the countryside of the English/Scottish border.
All of our rooms are fully modernised with en-suite bathrooms with tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi internet connection and television. Central heated throughout and free parking.
In 2008 we were awarded the Highly Commended Guest Accommodation award and in 2011 we were given The 4 stars Accommodation Award by The Automobile Association. and Visitscotland
Situated near the border on the Old Coaching Road Gretna Green to Longtown, one mile from the M74 motorway to Glasgow and Edinburgh
Directions to find us:- from the South at Junction 45 on the M6 or junction 22 from the North on the M74.
HADRIAN'S WALL The area is steeped in the history of the bloody border warfare of past centuries. The house is built on the site of the medieval Battle of Solway Moss, and is right in the heart of the lands of the Border Reivers, who were notorious thieves and cattle rustlers. Today, however, border relations are much improved, and the countryside in which the house is situated is quiet, broad leaf woodland and fields. The Eden Valley
CYCLISTS WELCOME There is a wide range of activities in the surrounding area. The house is near to two border rivers, the Sark and the Esk, famous for their fishing , particularly salmon. The area is popular with cyclists, exploring The Border forest trails, and the house is close to the National Cycle Network route 7. Border cycle trails
The Solway Coast is only a few miles away. Each year thousands of birds over winter here on their journey south, and there are opportunities to see thousands of birds that are only a rare sight in other parts of the British Isles.
Gretna Green is about a mile away, famous for the runaway weddings that are carried out there. In years gone by it was possible for couples eloping from England to get married at the age of sixteen in Scotland, without the permission of their parents. There are still many thousands of couples taking their vows for each other every year to this day, at the most famous marriage location in the world. The romantic Old Smiddy (Blacksmith's), where couples were married over the anvil, is well worth a visit.