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Magnificent stone built house for 10-14 on the stunning Annandale way

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 Large Bedrooms - 2 Large Wetrooms - Large Farmhouse Style Kitchen - Lift

This beautiful C19th property stands on the moat bank of an ancient Mott and Bailey castle the original homestead of the ancestors of "Robert the Bruce". It can accommodate up to 14 people in 5 large bedrooms in a variety of configurations, 2/3 double and 2/3 twin with a double sofa bed in the expansive master bedroom. A luxury inflatable airbed can be used in the Lounge to provide a "6th Bedroom" taking the total occupancy to 14.

There are two large wet rooms, a massive lounge and a passenger lift between floors.

The large farmhouse style kitchen has a huge table and cooking facilities which can easily accommodate a party of 12-14. An additional feature is the rise and fall hob and sink unit as well and wheelchair accessible ovens, fridge, dishwasher and storage units.

The Moat House is ideally located for days out to:

- The hidden gem that is the beautiful countryside and coast of Dumfries & Galloway and all of the historic and fun activities.

- The Lake District

- The Borders

- The Eden Valley and Pennines

- The attractions of Edinburgh/Glasgow/Newcastle/Gateshead

The Moat House is a great place for any group but it also has extensive features to make life easy for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users. Brief details can be seen below but for full details or specific questions please contact the owners.

The house is fully adapted for disability. Additional equipment include X-Y ceiling hoists, profiling beds (one with the option of cot sides) in two of the bedrooms and a closomat toilet, hi-low changing table and X-Y ceiling hoist in one of the wet rooms. Two sizes of shower chair and a standing frame are available and all the rooms, including the wet rooms, are big enough to allow excellent manoeuvrability.

Unfortunately the garden is still under development and may not be fully available during your stay, however, there is currently limited access to patio areas and since the house backs onto the castle grounds and adjoining park there is plenty of scope for enjoying a play-park, playing fields and pleasant wheelchair accessible riverside walks along the local section of the Annandale way.

Suitability: children and pets welcome, fully adapted for all levels of disability, non smoking

More Details

The Moat House
Member since: 2016
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 December, 2017

About The Moat House

We are a family run business

The Moat House purchased this house in 2013

Why The Moat House chose Annan

This is just an outstanding property which lends itself to being the ideal Holiday Home

What makes this house unique

It's Large!

It's Beautiful

It's historic - c. 18th Century

Everyone can stay regardless of ability

It's on the edge of town but close enough

It's on the edge of the countryside

It's close to a lovely beach - 5 mins car ride


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Annan in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All damage and breakages to be reported to owners
  • Smoking allowed in the rear garden if waste is disposed of properly.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Luxury Inflatable Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Magnificent stone built house for 10-14 on the stunning Annandale way
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Idyllic location, superb facilities and great owners !!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant ... outstanding facilities, great property and amazing surroundings. Everyone should go 😃?

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend stay in The Moat House this weekend. The attention to detail was great. The house was exceptionally comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. The accommodation is highly recommended. It was a wonderful memorable 60th birthday celebration with my family.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review - we'r glad you like The Moat House
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Fantastic property, beautiful and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with family for 4 days in June and had an absolutely lovely time. My father in law has limited mobility and this house suited all his needs without looking at all clinical. The outside space is still unfinished however the majority of it is finished and is a real sun trap. I would recommend this not just to people who have disabled relatives/friends, but to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Lindsay. It sounds like we've achieved what we set out to do, which was to create a beautiful, luxury holiday retreat with access for everyone. The work on the garden continues apace as finances and time allows, the more people who stay allow us to plough the profits back in to improve the facilities further but we obviously don't want to disturb guests too much so we have to limit our improvement activities... a large self contained proportion of the garden is completed as you say and we hope to complete the remaining lower part of the gardens later this year. Martin The Moat House Annan
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay at a lovely house with excellent facilities for disabled or non-disabled alike. House was spotlessly clean and comfortable with spacious bedrooms and sitting room and well-equipped kitchen. Another bonus was the outside seating area which comprised a large covered area with table and chairs and a secondary enclosed seating area complete with herb garden. Fortunately we had great weather so were able to make full use of this.

Any queries we had were dealt with quickly and efficiently by Martin and Nick , who should be very proud of the great property they have developed. My mother has mobility issues so she really appreciated some of the facilities on offer and was able to participate fully in the weekend.

We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing review of the house, gardens and facilities. We're constantly reviewing and improving on our facilities so keep an eye on our Facebook page for news and updates. The Most House Annan
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I had a very pleasant stay here. The property itself was spacious, well provisioned and baby proof. It easily held the 9 adults and 3 toddlers and a baby.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and versatile property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in a group of 11 friends.

The property is attractive, spacious, versatile and excellent for large groups. We did not require the disabled facilities but could appreciate the flexibility this offers. The host was welcoming without being over intrusive and the bottle of wine ready in the fridge was a lovely touch! The outdoor space is a work in progress and is already a fantastic accessible space for large parties to enjoy the sun and newly installed BBQ.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We're so glad you had a good time. The garden is indeed a work in progress but we are moving forward with it and as you say we have a large portion completed and hope to open more of it over the summer season. Check out "The Moat House Annan" Facebook page for pictures of where we started and where we are now.
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Annan, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Festive 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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